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Anya Nelson outside in front of the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts

Meet Anya Nelson: Marketing and Exhibitions Fellow

An art lover, art maker, and photographer from Columbus, Anya Nelson recently joined the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery staff as a fellow. We recently had a chance to chat with her about the fellowship, upcoming projects, her interest in the arts, and more.
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.
Horseshoe Lake by Barry Underwood

Governor’s Awards Artist Addresses Environmental Themes in Nature-Inspired Photos

It’s tempting to say that the magic behind Barry Underwood’s colorfully illuminated images is more than just a trick of the light, but the Cleveland-based artist would be the first to tell you that light is exactly what makes his photography possible.
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75 Artists Receive Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council

Members of the Ohio Arts Council board have approved $300,000 in grant funding to be awarded to 75 Ohio artists through the OAC’s Individual Excellence Awards program for state fiscal year 2021.
A student looks at artwork on display in the Ohio Civil Rights Commission's office lobby in Columbus.

Exhibition Shows Important Issues Seen Through Students’ Lenses

Focusing on a theme of contemporary civil rights issues, selected photos by 30 students enrolled in film photography programs in Cleveland and Cincinnati were installed in the Ohio Civil Rights Commission office in the Rhodes State Office Tower.
Students pose in front of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission sign on the wall in the Commission's offices

Students Explore Self-Expression in Ohio Civil Rights Commission Youth Art Exhibition

Project Snapshot and Envision Project participants learned how to process film and take photos in preparation to display their photography at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission Youth Art Exhibition.

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