Helen Lineberry: Notes for an Art History – Part 2

In high school during the Great Depression, Helen Lineberry (then Helen Howerton) took classes at the WPA art center in Asheville, NC. While we know a great deal in general about the WPA (Works Progress Administration) program established under the Roosevelt, I have yet to find a great deal about this particular art center inContinue reading “Helen Lineberry: Notes for an Art History – Part 2”

“You Got to Move” — Appalachian Folk Schools

Education in the U.S. mountain South has long been a terrain of state neglect. Adopting the “folk school” model from Denmark and other Scandinavian countries for American purposes, ground-up education by and for the people living in so-called Appalachia marks a particular set of contributions toward social and political change. One notable folk school, HighlanderContinue reading ““You Got to Move” — Appalachian Folk Schools”