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2020 Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Champion Austin Smith

Austin Smith of Bexley Named 2020 Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Champion

Austin Smith, a senior at Bexley High School, took home the title of Ohio's 2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion after reciting three poems during the Poetry Out Loud State Finals on March 6.
A photo of three people standing in the Riffe Gallery looking at ceramics in a display case

We Can Support Ohio Arts by Working Together

Even in a time of social distancing and limits on traditionally presented arts gatherings and events, Ohioans can still find creative ways to support our state's wonderful arts organizations, arts educators, and artists.
TeachArtsOhio teaching artist Candace Mazur Darman and students from Indianola Informal School during the Fancy Dress exhibition at Whetstone Library

National Arts in Education Month Is Here!

In this month's executive message, Donna S. Collins highlights what you should know about Ohio's arts education data and looks ahead to celebrating more arts learning successes in the month of March.
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9 Students to Compete in Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Nine Ohio high school students will compete for the title of Ohio’s 2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion on March 6 at the King Arts Complex’s Nicholson Auditorium in Columbus.
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.
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.

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