On Saturday, Oct. 6, I attended the RACA (Rural American Contemporary Art) magazine launch at Brian and Wilbur Frink’s Poor Farm Studios outside of Mankato, Minnesota. Brian and the whole RACA gang (including editor Stephanie Wilbur Ash) are doing some great things to celebrate art that comes out of rural America.
Amy Korteum provided interludes of beautiful harp music between readers. I read an excerpt from WE’LL BE THE LAST ONES TO LET YOU DOWN, and other readers included Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Geoff Herbach, Rick Robbins and John Jodzio.
Brian and Wilbur’s home is a renovated county poor farm. They’ve done a beautiful job with the place–it’s a true artist’s home, filled with art, bright colors and books.
Stephanie Wilbur Ash (aka Goth Mom) knows how to rock an outfit while playing emcee.