Creative Rural Urban Alliances Webinar

Mar 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… [continue reading]

Notes From The Field: “Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard” and the Don Wahle Collection

Dec 10 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
missing image By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field series Editor
The interesting part about any ethnographic study is putting the pieces together, stepping in and out of a culture or history that may or may not be your own in order to share it with others. [continue reading]

What’s Up With Those Southern Beasts?

Sep 27 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
missing image By Dudley Cocke, Artistic Director of Roadside Theater

Storytelling is a partnership between the person telling the story and the person receiving the story; each depends on the other. This exchange is not designed to be passive, unless the purpose is propaganda. “The purpose of art is to [continue reading]

AWOL: Bringing New Stories To the Screen

Jul 11 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image   Photograph by Irit Reinheimer
AWOL is a love story. It is a rural love story,
and a lesbian love story, and a story about the choices that young people in
this country have – and don’t have. 

These lines accompany the [continue reading]

Wendell Berry’s Jefferson Lecture: "It All Turns On Affection"

Apr 24 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
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On Monday night Wendell Berry delivered “It All Turns on Affection,” the 2012 Jefferson Lecture at the Kennedy Center. Each year the National Endowment for the Humanities offers this lectureship, “the highest honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual and public achievement in the humanities.”  Mr. Berry’s [continue reading]

To The New Year 2012

Jan 2 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image From the Foster-Fluharty Farm; Matthew Fluharty from Sabbaths, 2005
VI.
I tremble with gratitude

for my children and grandchildren

who take pleasure in one another.
At our dinners together, the dead

enter and pass among us

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