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The ArtsOhio Blog is the Ohio Arts Council's way to share stories that highlight the arts in Ohio, feedback from the field, interviews with artists and staff, and more. Sign up for the ArtsOhio newsletter to receive a curated selection of posts each month.

Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour

Governor DeWine Names Kari Gunter-Seymour Ohio Poet Laureate

Governor Mike DeWine has named Kari Gunter-Seymour of Albany, Ohio, the state’s poet laureate. Gunter-Seymour, whose term began June 10, 2020, succeeds the state’s second poet laureate, Dave Lucas. A third-generation Athens Countian, Gunter-Seymour was named poet laureate for Athens, Ohio, in 2018-2020, and the Ohio Poet of the Year in 2020. She is the founder/executive director of the Women of Appalachia Project and a recently retired instructor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
Ohio Arts Council staff photo. Staff members are holding signs that read: The arts in Ohio are better when we work together! Love, the Ohio Arts Council

No Place Like Home: A Thank You to Ohio's Arts Leaders

In this month's Executive Message, Donna S. Collins reflects on the strength of Ohio's artists, arts and cultural leaders, and teaching artists. As the state begins to reopen, collaboration will allow us to overcome complex challenges because the arts in Ohio are better when we work together.
A screenshot of a virtual panel hosted by the Ohio Arts Council on April 7, 2020.

Your Ohio Arts Council at Work: We're Looking Out for You

The Ohio Arts Council team has been working to make access to grant funds stress-free, hosting panel meetings virtually, and planning for the future. In this Executive Message, Donna S. Collins discusses agency priorities and the current work being done to support grantees during the COVID-19 crisis.
A screenshot of a dress rehearsal at the Fitton Center for the Creative Arts. Image shows an orchestra seated on stage next to a live printmaking session.

A Creative Collaboration Unfolds on Stage: Music and Live Artmaking Combine at the Fitton Center

What color would you make a major chord if you were to hang it on a gallery wall? How would you transpose an artist’s sketch onto a music staff? These are possibilities the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra and visual artist Billy Simms aimed to explore during a collaborative performance at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on Feb. 1.

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