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Visitors look at art on view at the 12th Annual OOVAR Juried Exhibition

Four Ohio Artists Win Awards in 12th Annual OOVAR Exhibition

Presented by the Ohio Arts Council, Columbus Metropolitan Library, and Friends of the Library, the exhibition showcased Ohio artists registered in OOVAR, a database of work of more than 1,900 artists from Ohio and all over the world.
My Treasures Are Within: 12th Annual OOVAR Juried Exhibition postcard

37 Ohio Artists Featured in 12th Annual OOVAR Statewide Exhibition

Featuring work by 37 Ohio artists, "My Treasures Are Within: 12th Annual OOVAR Juried Exhibition" is on view at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library’s Carnegie Gallery through Jan. 12.
Featured artists whose work is included in the Spotlight at the Governor's Residence art exhibition and First Lady Karen W. Kasich

Stories Speak Through Art at Final Spotlight Exhibition on Display at Ohio Governor’s Residence October – December 2018

Featuring the work of nine Ohio artists chosen by Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich with the assistance of the Ohio Arts Council, the exhibition serves to recognize the talented African-American artists living and working throughout the state and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance.
2017 Heritage Fellowship Award recipient Linda Thomas Jones

To the Beat of Her Own Drum: OAC Heritage Fellowship Recipient Linda Thomas Jones Makes Music Meaningful

Considered one of the founding mothers of female African drumming in the United States, Linda Thomas Jones—called Mama Fasi by her students—is a recipient of a 2017 Heritage Fellowship Award from the Ohio Arts Council.
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Arts Education Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Arts Education Award Winner

Founded in 1953, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning creates innovative learning experiences that close learning gaps, teach creative thinking and problem solving, and help students succeed in school, in their first jobs, and beyond.

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