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Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour

Governor DeWine Names Kari Gunter-Seymour Ohio Poet Laureate

Governor Mike DeWine has named Kari Gunter-Seymour of Albany, Ohio, the state’s poet laureate. Gunter-Seymour, whose term began June 10, 2020, succeeds the state’s second poet laureate, Dave Lucas. A third-generation Athens Countian, Gunter-Seymour was named poet laureate for Athens, Ohio, in 2018-2020, and the Ohio Poet of the Year in 2020. She is the founder/executive director of the Women of Appalachia Project and a recently retired instructor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
Announcing the 2020 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio winners

2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winners Announced

Eight winners have been selected to receive awards at the 2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio, the State of Ohio’s most prestigious annual arts event.

Albert Paley Sculpture Dedicated on University of Cincinnati Campus

Albert Paley’s “Progression,” a 44-foot-wide landscape sculpture, has a new home, moving from Midtown Manhattan to a Midwestern campus to settle in front of the University of Cincinnati’s Health Sciences Building. The piece was commissioned as part of Ohio's Percent for Art program, which supports the acquisition, commissioning, and installation of artwork for new or renovated public buildings.
Marilyn Artus holds up a large flag made of fabric stripes designed by artists living in six states that helped ratify the 19th amendment. The bottom stripe is Ohio's and was sewn on to the flag at an event in Columbus on July 21. Photo by Amanda Etchison

Ohio Women Vote: Artist Commemorates Ohio’s Role in Ratifying the 19th Amendment with Stripe for Her Flag

Lindsay Dale-Scott, an Ohio illustrator and designer, designed a stripe to be sewn onto an 18-foot-by-26-foot flag commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. Her stripe was  added to the flag at a July 21 public performance in Columbus.

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