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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.

More than 400 students in kindergarten through fifth grade took part in residency activities. With the help of Lynda Elias and Virginia Corwin of Delaware Mosaics, students transformed the school's entryway into a glittering gallery of decorated pillars featuring cuddly creatures and inspirational affirmations. Photo courtesy of Chelsea Dipman

Making Mosaics in Marion: TeachArtsOhio Grant Supports Inspirational Artmaking at Garfield Elementary School

Garfield Elementary School students worked with professional teaching artists during a TeachArtsOhio-supported residency focusing on mosaics and recycled art.
Dr. Marcia Latta and Donna S. Collins

On the Road Again ... and Again, and Again!

The roads to the arts are well-traveled. In this month's Executive Message, Donna S. Collins recaps some of her recent artist and arts organization visits and shares why you won't want to miss when Arts Impact Ohio 2020 comes to Akron next May.
Jarrod Hartzler

Jarrod Hartzler Discusses His New Role as Ohio Alliance for Arts Education Executive Director

As executive director of the Ohio Alliance for Art Education, Jarrod Hartzler is eager to use his passion for the arts in education to ensure students have opportunities through arts integration and arts learning. New technologies, resources, and partnerships make for a bright future for arts education in Ohio, and, as he shares in this Q&A, Hartzler can’t wait to get started.
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Ohio Poetry Out Loud Turns 15, Celebrates New Partnerships

Registration is now open for 2019-20 Ohio Poetry Out Loud (POL). Now in its 15th year, POL connects high school students to some of the best poetry ever written from a diverse array of poets from around the world and gives them a chance to represent their states on the national stage.
A student participates in the Arts Commission's Young Artists at Work program. YAAW provides teens from diverse neighborhoods in Toledo the opportunity to come together to find unique summer employment while tapping their creative skills. Photo courtesy of the Arts Commission.

School’s Out for Summer

While the doors to most Ohio K-12 schools are closed for the summer, that doesn’t mean learning has gone by the wayside. In this month's Executive Message, Donna S. Collins highlights what students throughout the state are up to in the arts this summer and provides an update on the state budget process.
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Arts Education Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2019: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Arts Education Award Winner

For more than 30 years, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati has built a reputation for exceptional artistic leadership and engaging community-centered programming. It provides theatre education programs that enrich young minds and prioritize inclusivity, diversity, and access, creating pathways to successful professional careers for the next generation of artists while growing the local talent pool.

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