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Jarrod Hartzler

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.
Modern Head by Roy Lichtenstein on the Ohio State University campus. (H.C. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, 2018, all rights reserved)

Ohio State Celebrates Dedication of Roy Lichtenstein Modern Head Sculpture

There's a new face on Ohio State's campus, and it's 31 feet tall and made of brushed stainless steel. Funded in part by the Ohio Percent for Art Program, Modern Head, a sculpture by OSU alumnus Roy Lichtenstein, was dedicated at the university during a ceremony that welcomed the new public art piece to campus and celebrated Lichtenstein's connection to his alma mater.
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Governor DeWine Reappoints Susan Allan Block, Juan Cespedes, and William B. White to OAC Board

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has reappointed Susan Allan Block of Toledo, Juan Cespedes of Columbus, and William B. White of Marietta to the Ohio Arts Council board for terms ending July 1, 2024.
Collage of photos from the 2019 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

15 Ohio Artists Win Awards at 2019 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

The 2019 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition features work by 249 artists hailing from 34 Ohio counties. Each year, hundreds of amateur and professional artists from all around Ohio come together at the exhibition, which officially opened with an awards reception on July 23. Meet the artists who were selected for 15 Ohio Arts Council awards.
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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves More Than $14.7M in Arts Grants

The Ohio Arts Council board has approved 743 grants totaling $14,733,107 to support Ohio artists, organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming during its initial and major state fiscal year 2020 funding round.
Marilyn Artus holds up a large flag made of fabric stripes designed by artists living in six states that helped ratify the 19th amendment. The bottom stripe is Ohio's and was sewn on to the flag at an event in Columbus on July 21. Photo by Amanda Etchison

Ohio Women Vote: Artist Commemorates Ohio’s Role in Ratifying the 19th Amendment with Stripe for Her Flag

Lindsay Dale-Scott, an Ohio illustrator and designer, designed a stripe to be sewn onto an 18-foot-by-26-foot flag commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. Her stripe was  added to the flag at a July 21 public performance in Columbus.

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