Reading/Looking: “Down at the Sweetheart Rink” and the Photography of Bill Yates

Friday, January 22, 2016

“I had just purchased a medium-format, twin-lens camera, and, as usual, I was out riding around looking for something to shoot,” [Bill Yates] says. Sweetheart Roller Skating caught…

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April’s Featured Year of the Rural Arts Event: ArtFields Lake City, South Carolina

Thursday, April 17, 2014

By Savannah Barrett In its second year, ArtFields is a unique Arts Competition and Celebration held in Lake City, South Carolina, a rural agricultural hub once renowned for the…

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Exiled NDNz in Los Angeles

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Photograph by Pamela J. Peters By Matthew Fluharty Indian Country Today recently published an interview with Pamela J. Peters, a Los Angeles-based photographer originally from the Navajo Reservation who…

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Feminist Art Advancing Social Change in Rural Kentucky

Monday, November 11, 2013

Photograph from a “Stories from Da Dirt” production. By Dr. Judith Jennings and Savannah Barrett                          …

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Readings: John Brinckerhoff Jackson: Discovering The Vernacular Landscape

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Grain Elevator from Measure of Happiness; Frank Gohlke We offer this Readings selection from John Brinckerhoff Jackson’s seminal text Discovering the Vernacular Landscape. The New York Times called…

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On the Map: The Lexicon of Sustainability

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Family at a Lexicon of Sustainability pop-up art show; Douglas Gayeton, KQED blog By Rachel Rudi, Digital Contributor In this week’s update from our Rural Arts and Culture…

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Britten Traughber: Hawaii Beyond The Postcards

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Local Ads, 2010; Britten Traughber Photographer Britten Traughber was born and raised on the plains of Central Illinois, though her current work has placed her in a locale…

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Arts Funding 2.0: Dust and Grooves

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Frank Gossner, of the Voodoo Funk blog, in Ghana; Eilon Paz, Dust and Grooves By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Contributing Editor Today we introduce a new weekly series, Arts…

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The Redeemer: John Baird’s Everyday Art

Monday, August 6, 2012

all photographs by Jennifer Joy Jameson By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field editor I have a few friends who were recently married—the kind of friends who…

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Bringing It To The Table

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Arkansas State Folklorist Mike Luster at the Roundtable; Jennifer Joy Jameson By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Contributing Editor Last month Art of The Rural joined a host of artists…

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