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]

On Black Friday: Chain Store Blues

Nov 23 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
missing image [ Today we’re thankful to have the opportunity to offer this repost from Nathan Salsburg’s Root Hog or Die , an extraordinary radio show and music blog that we’ve written about previously. This piece concerns The Allen Brothers’ “Chain Store Blues,” which also appears on Nathan’s [continue reading]

Walking the Fields, From Liberia to California

Sep 8 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Sacramento Bee
High Country News has long been one of our favorite publications; they consistently think in new terms about the West, but also about urban-rural and rural-international connections. Such a perspective continues with “In Rural California, a Liberian Family Finds an Agricultural Refuge,” [continue reading]

Helen LaFrance: Painting From Memory

Sep 5 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Church Picnic ; Helen LaFrance
Think twice and see it once. Think you’re right and know you’re right before you do something. I like to have people see what I see, the way I see it. I try to see through a thing.
We begin this [continue reading]

Honey and Sustainability in Rural Nepal

May 11 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image
Here is a new dispatch considering rural – international connections, where sustainability and food security meet, raising the
quality of life and illustrating to rural youth how prosperity could be
under their noses, or in the hive:
Plan International reports today on news [continue reading]

We Juke Up In Here: Mississippi Juke Joint Traditions

May 9 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
missing image Red Paden at home in Red’s Lounge; Lou Bopp
This month will see the release of a new documentary from Jeff Konkel of Broke and Hungry Records and Roger Stolle of the Cat Head music and art store. We Juke Up In Here [continue reading]

Bartering A Rural-Urban Connection

May 8 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image
Yesterday we learned via Arts Journal of a new effort aimed at taking the crowd-funding platform and removing the monetary exchange from the process. OurGoods pairs creative individuals and their projects and allows for mutually-beneficial collaborations.  Though the project is centered in New York City, there’s no reason [continue reading]

Readings: Rural Traditions Sunk Into Eternal Oblivion

May 7 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image from The Farmer’s Year: A Calendar of Animal Husbandry; Clare Leighton , 1935
In our Readings
series, we offer selections from visual and printed texts that offer
perspectives, expand dialogues, and challenge assumptions.
Today we feature the response of [continue reading]

The Tree That Bursts Through The Silo

Apr 30 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Tree In Silo ; Ken Wolf
Many thanks to MarĂ­a Arambula for sharing on our Arts and Culture Feed A.G. Sulzberger’s latest rural dispatch for The New York Times , “Amid Rural Decay, Trees Take Root in Silos.” The image of these [continue reading]

Changing A Food Desert, One Metro Stop At A Time

Mar 22 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image One of Farm to Family’s Mobile Markets in Saint Louis Despite its place amid some of the midwest’s most fertile soil, Saint Louis is plagued by large food deserts – both a testament to suburban migration begun in the 1960’s, but also to racially-motivated zoning and business models that survived in the [continue reading]

  1 | 2  Next »

Search

Events

Sep 2022
SMTWTFS
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
GOOGLE_TRACKING