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Mark Lomax II, Individual Artist Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2019: Mark Lomax II, Individual Artist Award Winner

Dr. Mark Lomax II is a critically acclaimed composer, recording artist, drummer, activist, and educator. A highly sought-after lecturer, Mark specializes in the socio-political and spiritual aspects of African-American art, music, race, and the usage of the arts to build community.
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Fiber Arts in the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery

The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will open its newest exhibition, Thread Count: The Intersection of Mathematics and Fiber Arts, on Thursday, May 2. This exhibition features work by 13 contemporary fiber artists from the state of Ohio. These artists have created work featuring a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes.
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And the Winner Is … A Look at Accolades and Honors Awarded to Ohio's Artists

Ohio artists have been busy this month receiving recognition on the international stage. From Grammy nominations and Oscar wins to prestigious prizes and competitive fellowships, here's a look at some of the accolades and honors awarded to Ohio's creatives and creators.
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National Endowment for the Arts Awards $565K to Ohio Recipients

Twenty-nine Ohio recipients have been awarded grants through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowship programs.
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.

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