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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.

Dr. Paschal Yao Younge

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.
A screenshot of a dress rehearsal at the Fitton Center for the Creative Arts. Image shows an orchestra seated on stage next to a live printmaking session.

A Creative Collaboration Unfolds on Stage: Music and Live Artmaking Combine at the Fitton Center

What color would you make a major chord if you were to hang it on a gallery wall? How would you transpose an artist’s sketch onto a music staff? These are possibilities the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra and visual artist Billy Simms aimed to explore during a collaborative performance at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on Feb. 1.
Mark Lomax II, Individual Artist Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2019: Mark Lomax II, Individual Artist Award Winner

Dr. Mark Lomax II is a critically acclaimed composer, recording artist, drummer, activist, and educator. A highly sought-after lecturer, Mark specializes in the socio-political and spiritual aspects of African-American art, music, race, and the usage of the arts to build community.
2018 Ohio Heritage Fellowship Award recipient Hasu Patel

Ohio Heritage Fellow Hasu Patel Proves There’s Power in Perseverance

Hasu Patel, one of few world-class female classical sitarists, a master of gayaki ang, and an internationally known teacher and performer, speaks about how her perseverance in the face of challenges has helped her achieve her childhood dreams.
Austin, Texas, artists Albert and Gage perform as part of the 2017 Austin to Archbold Concert series.

The Arts Are Alive in Archbold: How a Northwest Ohio Town Is Becoming a New Music Destination

From top-notch concerts bringing in the biggest names from the live music capital of the world to local arts education programming that spotlights talent that is as rich as the Northwest Ohio topsoil, Archbold is set on becoming a mecca for music-lovers.

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