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ArtsOhio Blog

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.

Never A Dull Moment for the Arts in Ohio!

Never A Dull Moment for the Arts in Ohio!

In this message from the executive director, Donna S. Collins talks about why the start of autumn is her favorite time of year and shares lots of opportunities for engagement in the arts.
Occupied: Warren Takes Abandoned House from Vacant to Vibrant

Occupied: Warren Takes Abandoned House from Vacant to Vibrant

Buildings slated for the wrecking ball usually do not attract much positive attention, but Martin and his team wanted to change that. Through a partnership with the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County (FACT) and an ArtsNEXT grant from the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), a group of 20 artists transformed an abandoned house into an immersive art experience.
To the Beat of Her Own Drum: OAC Heritage Fellowship Recipient Linda Thomas Jones Makes Music Meaningful

To the Beat of Her Own Drum: OAC Heritage Fellowship Recipient Linda Thomas Jones Makes Music Meaningful

Considered one of the founding mothers of female African drumming in the United States, Linda Thomas Jones—called Mama Fasi by her students—is a recipient of a 2017 Heritage Fellowship Award from the Ohio Arts Council.
Governor's Awards 2018: Dr. Ricardo Averbach, Individual Artist Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Dr. Ricardo Averbach, Individual Artist Award Winner

Celebrating his 16th year as director of orchestral studies at Miami University, Brazilian conductor Ricardo Averbach has also served as president of the College Orchestra Directors Association and guest conductor of orchestras all over the world.

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