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Kent State University faculty members search for the title hidden in Shane Allbritton’s piece, “Thinking Made Visible.” Allbritton was commissioned to create two pieces relating to communications for KSU’s newly renovated Taylor Hall

Two New Public Art Pieces Come to Kent State University

At first glance, the new Percent for Art pieces in Kent State University’s Taylor Hall look like crazy crosswords. Or maybe a supersized Scrabble board. While the artwork itself might not actually be a giant puzzle, artist Shane Allbritton said figuring out how to "communicate communication" required some creative problem-solving.
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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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Bringing Poetry to the People: Q&A with David Hassler on 10 Years of Traveling Stanzas and the 2019 Arts Day Book

How do you make poetry approachable? David Hassler, poet and director of the Wick Poetry Center, reflects on 10 years of Traveling Stanzas with Speak a Powerful Magic, the 2019 Arts Day Book at the Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio luncheon on May 15.
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And the Winner Is … A Look at Accolades and Honors Awarded to Ohio's Artists

Ohio artists have been busy this month receiving recognition on the international stage. From Grammy nominations and Oscar wins to prestigious prizes and competitive fellowships, here's a look at some of the accolades and honors awarded to Ohio's creatives and creators.
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37 Ohio Artists Featured in 12th Annual OOVAR Statewide Exhibition

Featuring work by 37 Ohio artists, "My Treasures Are Within: 12th Annual OOVAR Juried Exhibition" is on view at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library’s Carnegie Gallery through Jan. 12.
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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

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