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Donna McDade participates in the Painting with Purpose Creative Aging program, which was held in 2018 and sponsored by the Middletown Area Senior Citizens in Butler County.

28 Teaching Artists Accepted for Newly Launched Ohio Intensive Creative Aging Training Initiative

Twenty-eight Ohio teaching artists have been selected to take part in the Ohio Intensive Creative Aging Training Initiative, which focuses on bringing artmaking experiences to older adults in Ohio and will be administered by the Ohio Arts Council.
2020 Governor's Award Winner Nigel Burgoine

Governor's Awards 2020: Nigel Burgoine, Arts Education Award Winner

Nigel Burgoine, artistic director of the Ballet Theatre of Toledo, is a classical ballet instructor and choreographer. A graduate of the Royal Ballet School and former principal dancer with the London Festival Ballet, Nigel has danced around the world. Fueled by his passion for sharing the magic of ballet with the next generation of dancers, Nigel has used his experience and training to teach ballet to diverse audiences.
2020 Governor's Award Winner Marshall C. Kimball

Governor's Awards 2020: Marshall C. Kimball, Arts Education Award Winner

Marshall C. Kimball completed a 47-year teaching career upon retirement from Marietta College after 14 years of service. At Marietta College he was the chairman of the department of music, professor of music, and director of bands and instrumental activities. He currently is an adjunct professor/music consultant for the music department.
Announcing the 2020 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio winners

2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winners Announced

Nine winners have been selected to receive Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio. Awardees will be honored during a virtual celebration premiering online on May 10, 2021, at noon.
2021 Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Champion Monserrat Tlahuel-Flores

Columbus Student Monserrat Tlahuel-Flores Named 2021 Poetry Out Loud State Champion

2021 Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Champion Monserrat Tlahuel-Flores, a senior at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, talks about the personal connection she feels to her selected poems and how she's preparing to represent Ohio in the 2021 virtual Poetry Out Loud National Finals in May.

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