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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.
Dr. David Poe Mitzel, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Dr. David Poe Mitzel, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

An Ohio native, David Mitzel founded Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory, the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, the All Ohio Contemporary Ceramics Competition and Show, and the Arts Council of Muskingum County.
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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves More Than $12.6M in Arts Grants

679 Grants Awarded to Artists and Arts Organizations Throughout Ohio
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Muskingum Band Honors John Glenn with Specially Commissioned Composition

"I just hope that they feel that sense of pride in this great Ohioan, this great Marine, and this great American.” Captain Ryan Nowlin and Dr. David Turrill discuss a composition commissioned in honor of John Glenn.
John Taylor-Lehman and Diane Belfiglio next to their artwork on view in the Spotlight: Featured Artists at the Governor's Residence exhibition

North Canton, Zanesville Artists’ Work on Exhibit at Governor’s Residence January – March 2018

As part of the newest Spotlight: Featured Artists at the Ohio Governor’s Residence exhibition, artwork by Diane Belfiglio of North Canton and John Taylor-Lehman of Zanesville will be displayed at the Governor’s Residence in Bexley through March.

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