Burnaway remembers and honors the legacy of Dr. Doris Derby (1939-2022) and revisits one of her many accomplishments as a founder of the Free Southern Theater.
Exurbs and the Rural (8)
L. Kasimu Harris profiles artist and filmmaker RaMell Ross, whose documentary Hale County This Morning, This Evening offers lyrical new ways of portraying Black life in the rural South. Ross’ work around Hale County is the subject of his new solo exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans.
Artist Jacob Todd Broussard returns to his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, to celebrate Courir de Mardi Gras, a rural variation of the more familiar New Orleans festivities.
Ryan Filchak considers depictions of queer male desire and the aesthetics of exhibition documentation in an online presentation of new work by painter Aaron Skolnick.
Jasmine Amussen revisits the decadent Southern Gothic pleasures and rural realities of HBO’s True Blood.
In isolation from her family, Jasmine Amussen searches for the comforts of home in country rap videos from across the South.
Accompanied by lyrical text exploring longing and desire, artist Blair LeBlanc documents a church-owned wilderness preserve in suburban Georgia.
The Coleman Center for the Arts in York, Alabama, demonstrates the important role a contemporary arts center can play in rural communities.