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Artists, curators, and Ohio Arts Council staff at the opening reception of the 2019 Biennial Juried Exhibition at the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery

Winners Announced for 2019 Biennial Juried Exhibition

Four exhibition awards were announced at the opening reception of the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery’s current show, the 2019 Biennial Juried Exhibition. The recipients of three Juror’s Choice Awards and one Best of Show Award were honored at the Nov. 10 event.

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.
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.
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Arts Education Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2019: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Arts Education Award Winner

For more than 30 years, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati has built a reputation for exceptional artistic leadership and engaging community-centered programming. It provides theatre education programs that enrich young minds and prioritize inclusivity, diversity, and access, creating pathways to successful professional careers for the next generation of artists while growing the local talent pool.
Sallie and Randolph Wadsworth, Arts Patron Award Winners

Governor's Awards 2019: Sallie and Randolph Wadsworth, Arts Patron Award Winners

Cincinnati and its surrounding communities have been fortunate to claim two of Ohio’s greatest philanthropists – Randolph “Duck” Wadsworth and his late wife Sallie. Through their legacy of philanthropic support in the visual arts, music, and theatre communities, their generosity has raised the arts to new heights in Southwest Ohio.
National Endowment for the Arts logo

National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $1 Million to Ohio Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Council will receive $1,007,950 to help support arts initiatives throughout the state. This is the fifth-highest National Endowment for the Arts grant awarded to the OAC in the agency’s 54-year history.

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