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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.

Molly Uline-Olmstead

Meet Molly Uline-Olmstead, VSA Ohio’s New Executive Director

Molly Uline-Olmstead has trekked across the state to collect artwork for display in government offices, organized thousands of students and their complex research projects for Ohio History Day, and managed an ever-evolving art studio that aimed to give everyone the opportunity to create. Now, Uline-Olmstead is taking over at the helm of VSA Ohio, the state’s organization on arts and disability, and she sat down to talk about all things art and accessibility in this Q&A.

Albert Paley Sculpture Dedicated on University of Cincinnati Campus

Albert Paley’s “Progression,” a 44-foot-wide landscape sculpture, has a new home, moving from Midtown Manhattan to a Midwestern campus to settle in front of the University of Cincinnati’s Health Sciences Building. The piece was commissioned as part of Ohio's Percent for Art program, which supports the acquisition, commissioning, and installation of artwork for new or renovated public buildings.
Ohio Arts Council Executive Director Donna S. Collins and OFP Productions' Nate Leone at The Gratitude Project in Dayton on Aug. 16.

‘Tis the Season – And It’s Not Christmas!

As fall descends on us, ‘tis the season to spread our love of the arts and the economic, educational, and cultural significance that makes Ohio a smART place to live, work, and play! In this Executive Message, Donna S. Collins offers a sampling of the amazing creativity abounding here in the Buckeye State.
Le Puy by Alice Schille

Seeing Alice Schille's Watercolors in a New Light

The Columbus Museum of Art's exhibition, In a New Light: Alice Schille and the American Watercolor Movement, showcases the Columbus native’s work from her very beginning through her final years on the occasion of her 150th birthday. In honor of Schille's outstanding contributions to Ohio art, we take a look back through the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery archives to see how these watercolors change the way we view the world around us.
A group of people sit around a table during the SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge

Putting Creativity to Work: Ohio Attendees Reflect on the 2019 SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge

What do you get when you bring 81 artists, educators, and arts administrators together for an intense six-day professional development boot camp? A group of Ohioans flew to South Carolina through an Ohio Arts Council funding opportunity to find out.

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