Journal-Making: Creative Outlet for Bringing Family Together

Aug 11 2014
Journaling is back in fashion! Encouraging your children to absorb the world and then springing their ideas onto the page is the gold standard in creative and personal development. Read on how to see how to set up this creative outlet and how to make it a family involved project. [continue reading]

Journal-Making: Inspiration for Writing & Drawing

Jul 17 2013
Making Journals with Kids Can Encourage & Support Language & Visual Art Skills It’s no secret of parenting that kids have a lot to say. Just as our own adult brains are constantly stirring through ideas, memories, and observations, children’s brains are working just as hard. They make note of interesting things that they see [continue reading]

Osawatomie And Midwestern Millenialism: The Broadsword of John Brown, Teddy, and Obama

Oct 3 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Tragic Prelude ; John Steuart Curry By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture series Editor The Midwest—half of its name ringing with the romantic potential of the frontier—has long been the home to millennial hopes. Contrary to today’s popular opinion, many have believed that this [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]

Bringing The Yarn Bomb To The Country

Feb 27 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image [Editor’s Note: As I am facing numerous writing deadlines over the
second half of February, this seems like a good time to give a
retrospective glance to the first two years of
Art of the Rural .
Over these weeks I will feature a few new articles,
[continue reading]

Two For Mardi Gras

Feb 21 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
missing image Zulu Parade 2010 King Jimmie L Felder; Eliot Kamenitz, Times Picayune
Here’s two videos with a bit of Mardi Gras spirit. First, from the Alan Lomax Archive Channel , comes this footage shot by Alan Lomax and his crew in 1982: “Big Chief Jake Millon and the [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]

The People Speak: New Work From Jetsonorama

Jan 11 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Wheat paste of CJ at the Tuba City, AZ, rodeo grounds on fair day; Jetsonorama

Where else would you find a black guy applying wallpaper to the
outside of an outhouse at 7 in the morning at a rodeo on an indian
reservation? 
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