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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.

2020 Governor's Award Winner Lora Lynn Snow

Governor's Awards 2020: Lora Lynn Snow, Arts Administration Award Winner

Lora Lynn Snow is the founder and executive director of the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre in Gallipolis, home of The Ohio Valley Symphony. Lora, an oboist, was inspired in 1987 to form a professional orchestra in Gallia County and recognized the amazing acoustics in the long-neglected 1895 Ariel Opera House that had been abandoned for 25 years.
2020 Governor's Award Winner Marshall C. Kimball

Governor's Awards 2020: Marshall C. Kimball, Arts Education Award Winner

Marshall C. Kimball completed a 47-year teaching career upon retirement from Marietta College after 14 years of service. At Marietta College he was the chairman of the department of music, professor of music, and director of bands and instrumental activities. He currently is an adjunct professor/music consultant for the music department.
2020 Governor's Award Winner Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch

Governor's Awards 2020: Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch was initially built in 1989 as “a ranch that grows guitar players,” but it has since transformed into so much more. Founded by Jorma and Vanessa Kaukonen, Fur Peace Ranch is an immersive music camp, conference center, concert venue, and art gallery located in Meigs County.
2020 Governor's Award Winner Jesse Ayers

Governor's Awards 2020: Jesse Ayers, Individual Artist Award Winner

Jesse Ayers, DMA, is an award-winning composer and a professor emeritus of music at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Best known for his orchestral and symphonic band "surround-sound" concert stories, his music has been performed throughout the world, as well as in more than 100 U.S. cities.
ArtsChat Ohio

ArtsChat Ohio: OAC Staff Talks Artmaking "After Hours" (Part 3)

ArtsChat Ohio is an audio blog bringing you the latest news and updates from Ohio Arts Council staff members. The third and final installment of a special series highlighting Ohio Arts Council employees’ artmaking and the Riffe Gallery's "After Hours" exhibition features musician and Organizational Programs Coordinator Jim Szekacs and visual artist and Riffe Gallery Marketing and Exhibitions Fellow Aimee Wissman.

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