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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.

Amy Summers, Third and State

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.
A photo of a customer talking to an artist from inside his car at a drive-thru art loop.

Resilient Ohio: Toledo Artists Keep Creativity Cruising Along with Drive-Thru Art Shows

When the realities of COVID-19 made the mere thought of a traditional, indoor art fair seem out of the question, Mary Jane Erard, an artist and art educator from Toledo, had an idea: a socially distanced, drive-thru show.
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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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