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Ohio Arts Council Executive Director Donna S. Collins, OAC Riffe Gallery Director Mary Gray, curators Ann Bremner and Matt Distel, and the 10 artists featured in Women to Watch Ohio - 2018

Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery Opens Women to Watch Ohio - 2018 through July 7

Women to Watch Ohio - 2018, on view at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, was organized in partnership with the Ohio Advisory Group of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This exhibition, curated by Ann Bremner and Matt Distel, features 10 Ohio women artists who work in metal.
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Ohio Receives Second-Largest NEA Partnership Agreement Grant for 9th Straight Year

More than $1.4M in grants awarded to organizations in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dublin, Kent, Somerset, and University Heights
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Come to the Ceili: Cincinnati's Riley School of Irish Music Receives an Ohio Arts Council Heritage Fellowship Award

Dedicated to the pursuit of Irish music, the Riley School received an Ohio Arts Council Heritage Fellowship Award for Community Leadership last fall.
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National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $520K to Ohio Organizations

Twenty-six Ohio organizations have received grant awards through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works and Challenge America programs.
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A Culture of Creativity: The Ohio Appalachian Writers Project Showcases the Power of the Small Press

Through its Ohio Appalachian Writers Project, for which Dos Madres received an Ohio Arts Council ArtSTART grant for FY 2018, the press is publishing work that celebrates the role Appalachian culture plays in many parts of Ohio.
Marlene Von Handorf Steele and Zack Steele

Continuing the Legacy: Ohio Artists Strengthen the Bond of Mother and Son Through Painting

Marlene Von Handorf Steele and her son, Zack, find a multigenerational family connection through their artistic endeavors.

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