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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.

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.
A student looks at artwork on display in the Ohio Civil Rights Commission's office lobby in Columbus.

Exhibition Shows Important Issues Seen Through Students’ Lenses

Focusing on a theme of contemporary civil rights issues, selected photos by 30 students enrolled in film photography programs in Cleveland and Cincinnati were installed in the Ohio Civil Rights Commission office in the Rhodes State Office Tower.
Ohio Arts Council Organizational Programs Coordinator Jim Szekacs looks at a backdrop created for the Huber Opera House's production of The Lion King, Jr.

It’s the Circle of Life: After 136 Years, Renovated Huber Opera House Looks to a Bright Future

Many have passed through the doors of Hicksville’s Huber Opera House and Civic Center throughout its 136-year history. Now, the renovated Huber has a new purpose: Serving as a training ground for aspiring theatre professionals.

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