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Featured artists whose work is included in the Spotlight at the Governor's Residence art exhibition and First Lady Karen W. Kasich

Stories Speak Through Art at Final Spotlight Exhibition on Display at Ohio Governor’s Residence October – December 2018

Featuring the work of nine Ohio artists chosen by Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich with the assistance of the Ohio Arts Council, the exhibition serves to recognize the talented African-American artists living and working throughout the state and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance.
Students pose in front of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission sign on the wall in the Commission's offices

Students Explore Self-Expression in Ohio Civil Rights Commission Youth Art Exhibition

Project Snapshot and Envision Project participants learned how to process film and take photos in preparation to display their photography at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission Youth Art Exhibition.
Two production photos of Shakespeare plays performed by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Great Lakes Theater and the National Endowment for the Arts Shakespeare in American Communities logo

Two Ohio Companies Receive Grants to Produce Shakespeare Plays and Programming

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Cleveland’s Great Lakes Theater Awarded Shakespeare in American Communities Grants from Arts Midwest and the National Endowment for the Arts
Ohio Arts Council Executive Director Donna S. Collins, OAC Riffe Gallery Director Mary Gray, curators Ann Bremner and Matt Distel, and the 10 artists featured in Women to Watch Ohio - 2018

Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery Opens Women to Watch Ohio - 2018 through July 7

Women to Watch Ohio - 2018, on view at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, was organized in partnership with the Ohio Advisory Group of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This exhibition, curated by Ann Bremner and Matt Distel, features 10 Ohio women artists who work in metal.
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Ohio Receives Second-Largest NEA Partnership Agreement Grant for 9th Straight Year

More than $1.4M in grants awarded to organizations in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dublin, Kent, Somerset, and University Heights
Group photo of the Board of Trustees of the Riley School of Irish Music, a 2017 Ohio Heritage Fellowship Award recipient

Come to the Ceili: Cincinnati's Riley School of Irish Music Receives an Ohio Arts Council Heritage Fellowship Award

Dedicated to the pursuit of Irish music, the Riley School received an Ohio Arts Council Heritage Fellowship Award for Community Leadership last fall.

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