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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.

Alan Cottrill

2022 Governor's Awards: Alan Cottrill, Individual Artist Award Winner

Alan Cottrill is a Zanesville-based artist whose monumental figurative sculptures have been exhibited and commissioned throughout the United States. Raised in Appalachian Ohio, Alan was the first in his family to graduate high school.
Announcing the 2022 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio winners

Announcing the 2022 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winners

Nine winners have been selected to receive Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio this year.
Meet the Staff Chaz O'Neil

Meet the Staff: Chaz O’Neil, Artist Programs Coordinator

Get to know Chaz O’Neil, who recently joined the Ohio Arts Council staff as the Artist Programs/Percent for Art coordinator. Chaz is a visual artist whose work is inspired by science, math, and experimental exploration of material. In this interview, he talks about what he’s most looking forward to in his new role and how he hopes to draw upon his experiences and artistic journey to help Ohio artists on theirs.
2020 Governor's Award Winner Jesse Ayers

Governor's Awards 2020: Jesse Ayers, Individual Artist Award Winner

Jesse Ayers, DMA, is an award-winning composer and a professor emeritus of music at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Best known for his orchestral and symphonic band "surround-sound" concert stories, his music has been performed throughout the world, as well as in more than 100 U.S. cities.
2020 Governor's Award Winner Andy Snow

Governor's Awards 2020: Andy Snow, Individual Artist Award Winner

Andy Snow has worked as a professional photographer for more than 40 years after becoming fascinated with photography while finishing his philosophy degree at Princeton University. A documentarian at heart, Andy is mindful of revealing essence through light, shadow, and color while remaining receptive to any surprising interventions that might be chaos or perhaps synchronicity.
Announcing the 2020 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio winners

2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winners Announced

Nine winners have been selected to receive Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio. Awardees will be honored during a virtual celebration premiering online on May 10, 2021, at noon.

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