Art

An agricultural community that embraces its artistic side
An agricultural community that embraces its artistic side
Events like ‘Tour de Manure’ raise money for a California Cattlemen’s Association.
The geography of the Southwest, painted and illuminated
The geography of the Southwest, painted and illuminated
An artist of Kiowa and Caddo descent blends traditional and modern styles.
In rural Colorado, can art provide an economic engine?
In rural Colorado, can art provide an economic engine?
A small town invests in affordable housing for the creative sector.
Look, Ma – a real Indian!
Look, Ma – a real Indian!
A performance artist tackles stereotypes of Native Americans in public.
International Car Forest of the Last Church
International Car Forest of the Last Church
For a strange trip, check out Nevada’s otherworldly Stonehenge of wildly painted abandoned vehicles.
How to save your town from the interstate
How to save your town from the interstate
Arts tourism revives a reservation border town.
Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art: 1775-2012
Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art: 1775-2012
Artwork curated by Barbara C. Matilsky shows a changing landscape.
The legend behind Salvation Mountain
The legend behind Salvation Mountain
Artist Leonard Knight dies at 82.
The first comic book with an all-Native American superhero team returns
The first comic book with an all-Native American superhero team returns
Conversation with Jon Proudstar about the return of his comic book series, 'Tribal Force.'
Art and the atomic age
Art and the atomic age
Radioactive disposal sites and other residuals of the bomb era.
O pioneer: A filmmaker explores how we find home in the West
O pioneer: A filmmaker explores how we find home in the West
Los Angeles transplant Vera Brunner-Sung’s first fictional work tackles displacement, transience and belonging in Montana.
Exploring the West's land sculptures -- made by artists and industry
Exploring the West's land sculptures -- made by artists and industry
A land-art-inspired ramble takes the writer from Michael Heizer's Double Negative, to Robert Smithson's underwater Spiral Jetty, with detours to places including the Bingham Canyon copper mine.
The creation of wholeness
Terry Tempest Williams celebrates Rwanda, mosaics and Utah prairie dogs in her new book, Finding Beauty in a Broken World.
Conspiring with caddisflies
A Seattle artist known only as Ferg works with tiny caddisfly larvae to make jewelry from the insects’ intricate casings
Radio: Spice for the ears
Hearing Voices, a collective of independent radio producers, is working to add spice to public broadcasting
Zine Roundup: Gone fishing
A 38-year-old female deckhand who calls herself Moe Bowstern created the zine called Xtra Tuf to explore the turbulent culture of the fishing industry
The Tamarisk Hunter
The Tamarisk Hunter
In the desert Southwest of 2030 Big Daddy Drought runs the show, California claims all the water, and a water tick named Lolo ekes out a rugged living removing tamarisk.
His photographs trace the passage of time
Photographer Mark Klett has made an art of rephotographing Western landscapes first documented about 100 years ago
Cano's Vision
In the little town of Antonito, Colo., a local eccentric known as Cano is using salvaged materials like beer cans, hubcaps and scrap lumber to create an extraordinary shrine called "El Castillo."
William Henry Jackson's 'The Pioneer Photographer'
William Henry Jackson’s ‘The Pioneer Photographer’ by Bob Blair is a delightful coffee-table book that collects the photos, map sketches, paintings and notes of the West’s famous 19th century photographer
Caught in the Headlights
Personal obsession leads one woman into a world of scientists, wildlife rehabilitators and eccentric artists who are fascinated by the bloody relationship between wildlife and roads.
Filmmakers Filmmakers Dru Carr and Doug Hawes-Davis: Documenting the Evolving West
Dru Carr and Doug Hawes-Davis formed High Plains Films to make environmental documentaries that are even-handed, humane, and not at all preachy
For the love of spoons
Navajo silversmithing is the subject of a book, "Navajo Spoons," by Cindra Kline, exploring Indian artistry and the souvenir trade.