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Rolando Pizana and Access the Arts

Through Music Lessons and Book Clubs, Medina Nonprofit Encourages Access to the Arts

Supported by an Ohio Arts Council ArtSTART grant, Access the Arts organizes music lessons and book club discussions for youth at the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center.
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.

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