The Tri-National Sonoran Desert Symposium

Monday, March 17, 2014

March’s Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: The Tri-National Sonoran Desert Symposium International Sonoran Desert Alliance, Ajo, AZ By Savannah Barrett The third-annual Tri-National Symposium in Ajo,…

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On the Atlas of Rural Arts and Culture: Robert Gard Foundation Mini-Grant Stories

Friday, March 7, 2014

Gard Foundation Mini-grant receipient: Cleveland Public Theatre’s Teen Step Program In 2010, in celebration of his 100th birthday, the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Robert E. Gard Wisconsin…

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“I want my kids to hear these stories and know who they are.”

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Photograph by Lezlie Sterling; from the Sacramento Bee’s coverage of the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering By Matthew Fluharty A month ago, the Western Folklife Center hosted the…

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The Charro Days Fiesta

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

By Savannah Barrett Now celebrating their 77th anniversary, the Charro Days Fiesta  begins this week and continues through March 9, 2014. With its celebration of the shared culture of…

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The Broader Picture: Remembering John Kinsman

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

John Kinsman joining farmers and activists in Mali; via WhyHunger By Savannah Barrett At the suggestion of our partners at the Wormfarm Institute, today we remember the life and…

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The 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The 2012 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering; Jessica Brandi Lifland By Savannah Barrett Founded in 1985 by the Western Folklife Center, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is one of…

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Announcing The Year of the Rural Arts

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Earlier this month Art of the Rural celebrated its fourth birthday. The most powerful lesson we’ve learned in these first four years is that a shared imperative can…

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