Reflections on the Year of the Rural Arts 2014

Monday, April 13, 2015

THE YEAR OF THE RURAL ARTS 2014 was a program of events, conversations, and online features celebrating the diverse, vital ways in which rural arts and humanities contribute…

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Creative Rural Urban Alliances Webinar

Monday, March 16, 2015

Last week, we shared information about Art of the Rural collaborations that address both rural and urban communities alongside staff from the Rural Policy Research Institute and M12…

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M12 Collective: Ornitarium

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ornitarium photograph by Richard Saxton Next week sees the opening of Spaced – Art Out Of Place, the International Biennial of Socially Engaged Art. Members of the M12…

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The Vernacular: Bill Saves His Own Life

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma May 15, 10PM, 1908 Don’t be alarmed ’tis all over now. She only stood there on the bridge + took a shot at me in…

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The M12: A New Vision For The High Plains

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Black Hornet racecar at the I-76 Speedway; designed by the M12 Last week we discussed Richard Saxton, a Colorado-based artist whose work considers the intersections of artistic…

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Richard Saxton’s Vernacular Landscapes

Monday, February 7, 2011

from The Research Archive; 5.5” x 8.5” A number of recent posts have dealt with various concepts of “the vernacular” across the arts of poetry, music and photography;…

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Stories From The Hardest Year

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

photograph by The Hardest Year Last week The Daily Yonder continued its analysis of the changing demograhics in rural America; in this latest report Roberto Gallardo and Bill…

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For The Weekend: Colbert, Silver Screens, and Mother Vines

Saturday, July 10, 2010

photograph of The Mother Vine from Here’s a few follow-ups and items of interest for your weekend consideration: Earlier in the week we discussed the United Farm…

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The Rebirth Of The Small Town Movie Theater

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

photograph by Fred R. Conrad, New York Times We’re back today from an extended Fourth of July holiday with two items. First, below this post, is the next…

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An Art Farm In Nebraska

Thursday, May 6, 2010

photograph from the flickr page of Christopher Robbins We’re cultivating culture here as a crop, and if you look around, you’ll see the diversity of that crop. The…

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