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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.

Weichih Rosa Lee

2022 Governor's Awards: Weichih “Rosa” Lee, Individual Artist Award Winner

Weichih “Rosa” Lee is a master artist, musician, and Ohio Heritage Fellow specializing in the performance of Chinese zither. Born in Taiwan, Rosa grew up in a household of Chinese musicians and began to learn the Chinese plucked zither, or guzheng, at the age of 7.
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Governor's Awards 2022: Boneyfiddle Project, Community Development and Participation

The Boneyfiddle Project is a nonprofit organization created to promote commerce through the arts in the historic district of Boneyfiddle in Portsmouth, the county seat of Scioto County. Founded by Robert and Julia Black, the Boneyfiddle Project is driven by a belief in music and the arts as healing forces capable of spurring lasting, positive change.
Rolando Pizana and Access the Arts

Through Music Lessons and Book Clubs, Medina Nonprofit Encourages Access to the Arts

Supported by an Ohio Arts Council ArtSTART grant, Access the Arts organizes music lessons and book club discussions for youth at the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center.
2020 Governor's Award Winner Lora Lynn Snow

Governor's Awards 2020: Lora Lynn Snow, Arts Administration Award Winner

Lora Lynn Snow is the founder and executive director of the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre in Gallipolis, home of The Ohio Valley Symphony. Lora, an oboist, was inspired in 1987 to form a professional orchestra in Gallia County and recognized the amazing acoustics in the long-neglected 1895 Ariel Opera House that had been abandoned for 25 years.

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