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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves More Than $14.7M in Arts Grants

The Ohio Arts Council board has approved 743 grants totaling $14,733,107 to support Ohio artists, organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming during its initial and major state fiscal year 2020 funding round.
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Fiber Arts in the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery

The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will open its newest exhibition, Thread Count: The Intersection of Mathematics and Fiber Arts, on Thursday, May 2. This exhibition features work by 13 contemporary fiber artists from the state of Ohio. These artists have created work featuring a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes.
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78 Artists Receive Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards

Members of the Ohio Arts Council board approved Individual Excellence Awards for state fiscal year 2019 during a public meeting on March 20. Seventy-eight artists will receive funding for 75 applications in the disciplines of crafts, design arts/illustration, interdisciplinary, collaborative and performance art, media arts, photography, visual arts 2D, and visual arts 3D.
Bonnie Cohen, Terry Gilliam, and Central State University President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond at the Central State art dedication ceremony Feb. 8.

Heritage, Honor, and Hope: Central State University Dedicates Three Percent for Art Projects at Student Center

Three art installations were dedicated at a ceremony at Central State University's student center in early February. The artwork was commissioned through the Ohio Percent for Art program, which provides funds for the acquisition, commissioning, and installation of works of art for new or renovated public buildings.
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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves More Than $12.6M in Arts Grants

679 Grants Awarded to Artists and Arts Organizations Throughout Ohio
Group photo of seven Ohio military and veteran women artists and First Lady Karen W. Kasich at the opening reception of the Spotlight: Featured Artists at the Governor's Residence exhibition

Women Veterans’ Work on Exhibit at Ohio Governor’s Residence May – July 2018

The spring Spotlight exhibition features the work of seven Ohio military and veteran women artists. While not all the pieces have military themes, their creators are women who have served as members of the United States Armed Forces.

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