Artistic Expression Archive

Monday Music: Adam Faucett “The Way You See It” and “I Don’t Need You to Love Me Anymore.”

Today’s Monday Music comes from Arkansas-born singer songwriter Adam Faucett. Originally from Benton and currently based out of Little Rock, Faucett’s voice and lyrics falls on your ears like an avalanche. Behind that, near-delicate intricate finger picking. Sometimes performing alone and sometimes with his band the Tall Grass, Faucett has released three albums, most recently
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Friday Video: Nikky Finney reading “Left” and “Penguin Mullet Bread.”

Earlier this week we posted about Kentucky-based writer and artist Bianca Sprigg’s recent essay regarding the importance of writer’s communities in the lives of budding authors. Throughout her essay Spriggs speaks of her involvement with the Affilachian Poets and the ongoing inspiration of poet Nikky Finney (more on the Affrilachian poets and their amazing work as
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Cave Canem, Community, and Art: Bianca Spriggs Discusses the Importance of Writing Workshops and Valuing the Craft.

Last week Verse Wisconsin published an essay by Lexington, Kentucky-based author Bianca Spriggs entitled “Home is Where the Art Is: Writing as Community.” A member of the Affrilachian Poets, Cave Canem fellow, author and multidisciplinary artist, Spriggs is the author of Kaffir Lily (2010), How Swallowtails Become Dragons (2011), and the director of the short film, Waterbody
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For the Living: Photography, Stories, and Cemeteries.

I recently sat down with brilliant northwest Arkansas photographers Don House and Sabine Schmidt to discuss cemeteries, various ways the living decorate spaces for deceased, and the role of the photographer, historian, and folklorist in documenting and sharing these images. Both Sabine and Don explore cemeteries with their lens, capturing both the modern aesthetics of
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Why Carlos Stays In Detroit (and Why James Stays in Little Rock): Dispatch from Detroit Part 2.

In our second piece from Little Rock residents who traveled to Detroit for the Detroit 2012 ReImagining conference, James Szenher offers this profile of his visit with master craftsman Carlos Nielbock, a metalworker dedicated to his craft and his home. Inspired by Nieblock’s work and commitment, Szenher explores what constitutes a decision to call a place home
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Friday Video: Rural Arts and Culture Map

The Boiled Down Juice explores concepts of community tradition, community action, and creative living, among many other things. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for reading!  Today’s Friday Video comes from our friends and colleagues at the Art of the Rural.  Using a crowd funding source, they are requesting a 10,000 Rural Digital Advocacy Grant for their
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Friday Video: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

The Boiled Down Juice explores concepts of community tradition, community action, and creative living, among many other things. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for reading!  We are so excited about today’s Friday Video, a new documentary in the works exploring the life of writer and activist, Alice Walker.  Produced by filmmaker Pratibha Parmar, Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth  seeks
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Monday Music: Iris Dement “Our Town.”

Iris Dement’s new album will be out soon, her first of original music in 16 years. Sing the Delta will be available in October, but until then you can listen to the title song here. Born in Paragould, Arkansas,  raised in a Pentecostal family and surrounded by gospel music, Dement first started recording her own
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Feeling the Music: The River City Drum Corps.

The Boiled Down Juice explores concepts of community tradition, community action, and creative living, among many other things. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for reading!  Last week we posted about the Kentucky Community Scholars Reunion and mentioned Ed White and the River City Drum Corps. We’ve had the chance to see the Drum Corps in a few
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Monday Music: A Recommitment to Artists, Envisioning Online Music Co-Ops, and a Discussion of “A Letter to Emily White”

The Boiled Down Juice explores concepts of community tradition, community action, and creative living, among many other things. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for reading!  Every Monday we do a series called Monday Music where we post links to an artist  or particular song that we feel is, in some subtle or overt way, exploring how the past
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