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Ohio artist Leah Wong at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

Re-examining Her Roots: Ohio Artist Leah Wong Explains How Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere

“I was supposed to have a painting, but I didn’t have any painting."  Ohio artist Leah Wong discusses her journey in search of artistic inspiration and how it led her to the Ohio Arts Council’s collaborative residency with the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Meet the Staff: Dan Katona

Meet the Staff: Dan Katona, Deputy Director

A parody songwriter on the weekends, Ohio native, and traveler, the Ohio Arts Council’s Deputy Director Dan Katona can only be described as one color: teal. “Because it’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that,” he says. You can find Dan in his office, where he proudly displays his three daughters’ artwork and writes some pretty interesting emails.
National Endowment for the Arts logo

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.
John Taylor-Lehman and Diane Belfiglio next to their artwork on view in the Spotlight: Featured Artists at the Governor's Residence exhibition

North Canton, Zanesville Artists’ Work on Exhibit at Governor’s Residence January – March 2018

As part of the newest Spotlight: Featured Artists at the Ohio Governor’s Residence exhibition, artwork by Diane Belfiglio of North Canton and John Taylor-Lehman of Zanesville will be displayed at the Governor’s Residence in Bexley through March.


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