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Donna McDade participates in the Painting with Purpose Creative Aging program, which was held in 2018 and sponsored by the Middletown Area Senior Citizens in Butler County.

28 Teaching Artists Accepted for Newly Launched Ohio Intensive Creative Aging Training Initiative

Twenty-eight Ohio teaching artists have been selected to take part in the Ohio Intensive Creative Aging Training Initiative, which focuses on bringing artmaking experiences to older adults in Ohio and will be administered by the Ohio Arts Council.
2020 Governor's Award Winner Nigel Burgoine

Governor's Awards 2020: Nigel Burgoine, Arts Education Award Winner

Nigel Burgoine, artistic director of the Ballet Theatre of Toledo, is a classical ballet instructor and choreographer. A graduate of the Royal Ballet School and former principal dancer with the London Festival Ballet, Nigel has danced around the world. Fueled by his passion for sharing the magic of ballet with the next generation of dancers, Nigel has used his experience and training to teach ballet to diverse audiences.
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Ohio Teaching Artist Roster Welcomes 10 New Artists in Second Year

Ten new teaching artists with expertise ranging from music and dance, to creative writing and visual arts, have been added to the Ohio Teaching Artist Roster, an online tool that helps connect communities with well-qualified Ohio teaching artists.
2020 Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Champion Austin Smith

Austin Smith of Bexley Named 2020 Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Champion

Austin Smith, a senior at Bexley High School, took home the title of Ohio's 2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion after reciting three poems during the Poetry Out Loud State Finals on March 6.
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We Can Support Ohio Arts by Working Together

Even in a time of social distancing and limits on traditionally presented arts gatherings and events, Ohioans can still find creative ways to support our state's wonderful arts organizations, arts educators, and artists.
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9 Students to Compete in Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Nine Ohio high school students will compete for the title of Ohio’s 2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion on March 6 at the King Arts Complex’s Nicholson Auditorium in Columbus.

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