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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.

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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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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.
Artists, curators, and Ohio Arts Council staff at the opening reception of the 2019 Biennial Juried Exhibition at the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery

Winners Announced for 2019 Biennial Juried Exhibition

Four exhibition awards were announced at the opening reception of the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery’s current show, the 2019 Biennial Juried Exhibition. The recipients of three Juror’s Choice Awards and one Best of Show Award were honored at the Nov. 10 event.
Ohio Arts Council Executive Director Donna S. Collins and Ohio Arts Council Board Member Neal Zimmers at the 2019 National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Leadership Institute. Photo by Billie Zimmers

Learning, Listening, and Leading: A Few Takeaways from the NASAA Leadership Institute

In this Executive Message, Donna S. Collins shares a few takeaways from the 2019 National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Leadership Institute and discusses how they connect to the arts in Ohio.
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Seeing Alice Schille's Watercolors in a New Light

The Columbus Museum of Art's exhibition, In a New Light: Alice Schille and the American Watercolor Movement, showcases the Columbus native’s work from her very beginning through her final years on the occasion of her 150th birthday. In honor of Schille's outstanding contributions to Ohio art, we take a look back through the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery archives to see how these watercolors change the way we view the world around us.
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Celebrate the Arts With Me

From an historic budget allocation to awarding millions of dollars in grants to artists, educators, and organizations, Ohio Arts Council Executive Director Donna S. Collins highlights all the reasons to celebrate the arts in this month's Executive Message.

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