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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.

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New Public Art Greets Students and Visitors on Ohio’s College Campuses

Four college campuses recently installed new public art. From blown glass to sculpture to murals, the works were inspired by their future homes in Ohio's thriving educational institutions.
Stephen Yusko (R) in workshop

Catching Up with Cleveland Sculptor and Metalsmith Stephen Yusko

Stephen Yusko is a Cleveland-based craftsman, maker, and artist. He's also a three-time recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award—most recently in 2021.
Anya Nelson outside in front of the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts

Meet Anya Nelson: Marketing and Exhibitions Fellow

An art lover, art maker, and photographer from Columbus, Anya Nelson recently joined the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery staff as a fellow. We recently had a chance to chat with her about the fellowship, upcoming projects, her interest in the arts, and more.
Don MacRostie in his workshop holding a mandolin

Athens Mandolin Maker Don MacRostie Awarded 2022 Ohio Heritage Fellowship

Don MacRostie, internationally known and respected as one of the top mandolin builders in the country, has been awarded the 2022 Ohio Heritage Fellowship Award for Material Culture from the Ohio Arts Council (OAC).

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