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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.

Amethyst Awakening by Gina Wolfrum

Hicksville Artist Wins People’s Choice Award at Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

Gina Wolfrum, a Hicksville-based decorative artist and muralist, received the People's Choice Award at the 2019 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition for her Brazilian amethyst-adorned painting, "Amethyst Awakening."
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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.
Participants in a previous Big Read community event create alfombras de aserrín, a sawdust carpet traditionally made during Holy Week to celebrate Easter in Guatemala

Ohio Arts Organizations Receive National Grants for Literature Programming

Three Ohio organizations will bring works of literature to life through national grant funding that supports community reading programming.
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National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $1 Million to Ohio Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Council will receive $1,007,950 to help support arts initiatives throughout the state. This is the fifth-highest National Endowment for the Arts grant awarded to the OAC in the agency’s 54-year history.
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78 Artists Receive Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards

Members of the Ohio Arts Council board approved Individual Excellence Awards for state fiscal year 2019 during a public meeting on March 20. Seventy-eight artists will receive funding for 75 applications in the disciplines of crafts, design arts/illustration, interdisciplinary, collaborative and performance art, media arts, photography, visual arts 2D, and visual arts 3D.

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