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Visitors look at art on view at the 12th Annual OOVAR Juried Exhibition

Four Ohio Artists Win Awards in 12th Annual OOVAR Exhibition

Presented by the Ohio Arts Council, Columbus Metropolitan Library, and Friends of the Library, the exhibition showcased Ohio artists registered in OOVAR, a database of work of more than 1,900 artists from Ohio and all over the world.
My Treasures Are Within: 12th Annual OOVAR Juried Exhibition postcard

37 Ohio Artists Featured in 12th Annual OOVAR Statewide Exhibition

Featuring work by 37 Ohio artists, "My Treasures Are Within: 12th Annual OOVAR Juried Exhibition" is on view at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library’s Carnegie Gallery through Jan. 12.
Featured artists whose work is included in the Spotlight at the Governor's Residence art exhibition and First Lady Karen W. Kasich

Stories Speak Through Art at Final Spotlight Exhibition on Display at Ohio Governor’s Residence October – December 2018

Featuring the work of nine Ohio artists chosen by Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich with the assistance of the Ohio Arts Council, the exhibition serves to recognize the talented African-American artists living and working throughout the state and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance.
Sierra Leone, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Sierra Leone, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

Writer Sierra Leone is the president and artistic director of OFP Theatre Company, co-founded with her husband Robert Owens, Sr. For more than a decade, Ohio has benefitted from Sierra's vision of creative urban arts as a powerful artistic medium to bring communities together across racial, cultural, ideological, and economic divides.
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Irma Lazarus Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Irma Lazarus Award Winner

The world-renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is the oldest modern dance company in Ohio and one of few American dance companies of international reputation located outside a major U.S. metropolitan area
Performance photos of the Bebe Miller Company and the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Two Ohio Dance Companies Selected for DanceMotion USA International Tours

The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and the Columbus-based Bebe Miller Company were among three companies chosen to participate in a cultural diplomacy program presented by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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