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4 Ohio Arts Organizations Receive COVID-19 Relief Grants Totaling $205K

Thirty Midwestern arts and culture organizations, including Ohio-based organizations Cleveland Public Theatre, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Karamu House, and Stuart’s Opera House, have received COVID-19 relief grants from Arts Midwest through the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund.
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Governor DeWine Announces Three Appointments to OAC Board

Governor Mike DeWine has announced three appointments to the Ohio Arts Council board, including the reappointment of two board members, Tina Husted of Upper Arlington and Tom Johnson of Somerset, and the appointment of Beth Waldren of Galena. All three board members will serve terms expiring July 1, 2025.
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The Storms of Summer

The pandemic, racial inequality, social unrest, and challenges to our economy have come together as a perfect storm. In this executive message, Donna Collins shares how she's been weathering the storm and provides a few highlights to brighten your day despite the serious challenges faced amid this stormy summer.
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Athens Musician, Composer, and Professor Paschal Yao Younge Awarded 2020 Ohio Heritage Fellowship

Dr. Paschal Yao Younge, a master artist specializing in African Traditional Musical Arts, has been awarded the 2020 Ohio Heritage Fellowship Award for Performing Arts from the Ohio Arts Council.
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Paper Routes Celebrates Women Artists in Ohio

"Walking through the Riffe Gallery’s newest exhibition, Paper Routes: Women to Watch 2020 - Ohio, I’m reminded (and forgive the pun) of the expression, 'you can’t see the forest for the trees.' I’ll admit I have been paper-blind, but these artists have gifted me with new eyes." In this blog post, OAC Riffe Gallery Marketing and Exhibitions Fellow Aimee Wissman reflects on the current exhibition.
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OAC's Riffe Gallery Presents Paper Routes: Women to Watch 2020 - Ohio

Paper Routes: Women to Watch 2020 – Ohio is presented at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery in collaboration with the Ohio Advisory Group of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The exhibition was curated by Matt Distel, Emily Liebert, and Stephanie Rond.

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