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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.

Weichih Rosa Lee

2022 Governor's Awards: Weichih “Rosa” Lee, Individual Artist Award Winner

Weichih “Rosa” Lee is a master artist, musician, and Ohio Heritage Fellow specializing in the performance of Chinese zither. Born in Taiwan, Rosa grew up in a household of Chinese musicians and began to learn the Chinese plucked zither, or guzheng, at the age of 7.
Alan Cottrill

2022 Governor's Awards: Alan Cottrill, Individual Artist Award Winner

Alan Cottrill is a Zanesville-based artist whose monumental figurative sculptures have been exhibited and commissioned throughout the United States. Raised in Appalachian Ohio, Alan was the first in his family to graduate high school.
Richard Duarte Brown

Governor's Awards 2022: Richard "Duarte" Brown, Arts Education Award Winner

Richard “Duarte” Brown is a master artist with the TRANSIT ARTS Youth Arts Program and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education’s (OAAE) Art in the House program.
an archway of living willows

#TraditionsTuesday: Howard Peller and Living Willow Farm

Learn about Zanesville artist Howard Peller and his practice of willow weaving and coppice craft -- the making, by hand, of various items from young tree stems.
D. Davis artwork

OAC Riffe Gallery Presents “BLACK LIFE AS SUBJECT MATTER II”

The Riffe Gallery presents “BLACK LIFE AS SUBJECT MATTER II” curated by Willis “Bing” Davis, and produced and circulated by EbonNia Gallery. This exhibition features the work of 31 Ohio artists reflecting and creating work around all aspects of Black life.

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