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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 Jesse Ayers

Governor's Awards 2020: Jesse Ayers, Individual Artist Award Winner

Jesse Ayers, DMA, is an award-winning composer and a professor emeritus of music at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Best known for his orchestral and symphonic band "surround-sound" concert stories, his music has been performed throughout the world, as well as in more than 100 U.S. cities.
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.
Amy Summers, Third and State

After Hours Spotlights the Artistry of State Workers

"This exhibition gets at the heart of everything I love about artmaking. What all artists know is that the work rewards you with meditation, release, and tangible objects that represent even more than the hours spent creating them." In this blog post, OAC Riffe Gallery Marketing and Exhibitions Fellow Aimee Wissman reflects on "After Hours," on view through July 10, 2021.
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.
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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