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Announcing the 2020 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio winners

2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winners Announced

Eight winners have been selected to receive awards at the 2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio, the State of Ohio’s most prestigious annual arts event.
Mark Lomax II, Individual Artist Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2019: Mark Lomax II, Individual Artist Award Winner

Dr. Mark Lomax II is a critically acclaimed composer, recording artist, drummer, activist, and educator. A highly sought-after lecturer, Mark specializes in the socio-political and spiritual aspects of African-American art, music, race, and the usage of the arts to build community.
Dr. Ricardo Averbach, Individual Artist Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Dr. Ricardo Averbach, Individual Artist Award Winner

Celebrating his 16th year as director of orchestral studies at Miami University, Brazilian conductor Ricardo Averbach has also served as president of the College Orchestra Directors Association and guest conductor of orchestras all over the world.
Ohio artist Leah Wong at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

Re-examining Her Roots: Ohio Artist Leah Wong Explains How Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere

“I was supposed to have a painting, but I didn’t have any painting."  Ohio artist Leah Wong discusses her journey in search of artistic inspiration and how it led her to the Ohio Arts Council’s collaborative residency with the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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