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]

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]

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]

Photographing Rural Maine, Beyond The Vacationland

Apr 24 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Gregory Gives his Cousin Lori a Rose, 1983 ; Steven Rubin
This month TIME Magazine’s Lightbox photography section highlights the work of Steven Rubin and his 30 year project in Somerset County, Maine — the fruits of which are currently on view at the drkrm gallery [continue reading]

Update: The Black Hills Are Not For Sale

Jan 25 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Mural Installation on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles; Honor The Treaties Facebook Page
Last year we discussed Honor The Treaties, a promising collaboration between photographer Aaron Huey , the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and a host of urban and indigenous street artists.  [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

[continue reading]

4H Royalty: It’s Gonna Be A Rock and Roll Blowout

Dec 31 2011
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
missing image Album art from 4H Royalty’s Colossalalia
Today I offer this song for folks’ New Year’s Eve revelries: “Rock & Roll Blowout” by 4H Royalty.  <a
href=”http://4hroyalty.bandcamp.com/track/rock-roll-blowout”>Rock
&amp; Roll Blowout by 4H Royalty</a>

I had the chance to meet these musicians [continue reading]

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