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Alan Cottrill

2022 Governor's Awards: Alan Cottrill, Individual Artist Award Winner

Alan Cottrill is a Zanesville-based artist whose monumental figurative sculptures have been exhibited and commissioned throughout the United States. Raised in Appalachian Ohio, Alan was the first in his family to graduate high school.
an archway of living willows

#TraditionsTuesday: Howard Peller and Living Willow Farm

Learn about Zanesville artist Howard Peller and his practice of willow weaving and coppice craft -- the making, by hand, of various items from young tree stems.
Announcing the 2022 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio winners

Announcing the 2022 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winners

Nine winners have been selected to receive Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio this year.
Dr. David Poe Mitzel, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Dr. David Poe Mitzel, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

An Ohio native, David Mitzel founded Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory, the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, the All Ohio Contemporary Ceramics Competition and Show, and the Arts Council of Muskingum County.
John Taylor-Lehman and Diane Belfiglio next to their artwork on view in the Spotlight: Featured Artists at the Governor's Residence exhibition

North Canton, Zanesville Artists’ Work on Exhibit at Governor’s Residence January – March 2018

As part of the newest Spotlight: Featured Artists at the Ohio Governor’s Residence exhibition, artwork by Diane Belfiglio of North Canton and John Taylor-Lehman of Zanesville will be displayed at the Governor’s Residence in Bexley through March.
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2018 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winners Announced

Nine winners have been selected to receive awards at the 2018 Arts Day & Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio luncheon and ceremony on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at noon at the Columbus Athenaeum in downtown Columbus.

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