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Give Thanks, Immerse Yourself in the Arts

Give Thanks, Immerse Yourself in the Arts

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this time of year conjures up childhood memories of family traditions. I remember seeing issues of the The Saturday Evening Post spread across my Grandma and Grandpa Holt’s house; the magazines were a constant presence, laying on the coffee table – dog-eared and well-worn. We often talked about Norman Rockwell’s paintings which adorned the covers. Of course, images of family and Thanksgiving were among some of our favorite themed paintings. And, today it’s a fitting time to contemplate Rockwell’s series on freedoms: Freedom to Worship, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Speech, and Freedom from Want.
Playing with Watercolor in the Riffe Gallery

Playing with Watercolor in the Riffe Gallery

BY KIM WEBB | RIFFE GALLERY MARKETING & EXHIBITIONS FELLOW Ample color splashes through Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery in Watercolor Ohio 2016: 39th Annual Juried Exhibition. In the Riffe Gallery’s fourth collaboration with the Ohio Watercolor Society (OWS), you’ll find an impressive 82 works of art by 82 artists—juried by Carrie Burns Brown, a mixed media artist and a National Watercolor Society member.

Creative Spotlight on Social Impact Investing | Part 2

This blog post is part of an ongoing bimonthly series between The Wells Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council. Over the course of this six part blog series, we will highlight nonprofit leaders and organizations. In this post, Patrick Westerlund highlights an organization out of South Boston called Artists for Humanity that has succeeded using Social Impact Investing.


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