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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.

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After Hours Spotlights the Artistry of State Workers

"This exhibition gets at the heart of everything I love about artmaking. What all artists know is that the work rewards you with meditation, release, and tangible objects that represent even more than the hours spent creating them." In this blog post, OAC Riffe Gallery Marketing and Exhibitions Fellow Aimee Wissman reflects on "After Hours," on view through July 10, 2021.
Announcing the 2020 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio winners

2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winners Announced

Nine winners have been selected to receive Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio. Awardees will be honored during a virtual celebration premiering online on May 10, 2021, at noon.
Horseshoe Lake by Barry Underwood

Governor’s Awards Artist Addresses Environmental Themes in Nature-Inspired Photos

It’s tempting to say that the magic behind Barry Underwood’s colorfully illuminated images is more than just a trick of the light, but the Cleveland-based artist would be the first to tell you that light is exactly what makes his photography possible.
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ArtsChat Ohio: OAC Staff Talks Artmaking "After Hours" (Part 1)

ArtsChat Ohio is an audio blog bringing you the latest news and updates from Ohio Arts Council staff members. OAC Riffe Gallery Director Cat Sheridan and Artist Programs Coordinator Katie Davis host part one of a special series highlighting Arts Council employees’ artmaking and the Riffe Gallery's "After Hours" exhibition.
Wallace Coleman playing with the Robert Lockwood Band at Brothers in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1990

Traditional Arts in Ohio: A Blues Journey

Ohio Arts Council Folk and Traditional Arts Contractor Cristina Benedetti spoke with Wallace Coleman, a Cleveland-based blues harmonica player and 2007 Ohio Heritage Fellow, about aspects of his life story, and about a blues itinerary that winds through many decades, states, and countries.
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Build It Puts Art at the Heart of Community

"The artists of Build It: Artists Creating Community in Ohio have reminded me that artists are not islands, and that some of our most meaningful work is made in relationship to the people, places, and systems that surround us." In this blog post, OAC Riffe Gallery Marketing and Exhibitions Fellow Aimee Wissman reflects on "Build It," on view through April 10, 2021.

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