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Kent State University faculty members search for the title hidden in Shane Allbritton’s piece, “Thinking Made Visible.” Allbritton was commissioned to create two pieces relating to communications for KSU’s newly renovated Taylor Hall

Two New Public Art Pieces Come to Kent State University

At first glance, the new Percent for Art pieces in Kent State University’s Taylor Hall look like crazy crosswords. Or maybe a supersized Scrabble board. While the artwork itself might not actually be a giant puzzle, artist Shane Allbritton said figuring out how to "communicate communication" required some creative problem-solving.
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Jarrod Hartzler Discusses His New Role as Ohio Alliance for Arts Education Executive Director

As executive director of the Ohio Alliance for Art Education, Jarrod Hartzler is eager to use his passion for the arts in education to ensure students have opportunities through arts integration and arts learning. New technologies, resources, and partnerships make for a bright future for arts education in Ohio, and, as he shares in this Q&A, Hartzler can’t wait to get started.
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Ohio Poetry Out Loud Turns 15, Celebrates New Partnerships

Registration is now open for 2019-20 Ohio Poetry Out Loud (POL). Now in its 15th year, POL connects high school students to some of the best poetry ever written from a diverse array of poets from around the world and gives them a chance to represent their states on the national stage.
OAPN Executive Director Jessica Rosenblatt. Photo by Every Angle Photography

Get to Know Jessica Rosenblatt, OAPN’s New Executive Director

As a booking agent for an independent record label, a PR/marketing coordinator, and now as executive director of the Ohio Arts Professionals Network (OAPN), Jessica Rosenblatt is passionate about performing arts in Ohio. In this Q&A, she sat down to talk about what’s in store for OAPN’s future and why having a well-connected network is a necessity.

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