Ohio Arts Council Creating New Opportunities for Elders to Thrive Through Arts

Funding available for projects that promote artistic expression throughout the lifespan

Aging well isn’t just about eating right, exercising and maintaining social connections, though all of these are important. Doing things that make you feel good and that help you continue to grow emotionally and spiritually can be just as important.… Read full story

Artwork Selected at Regional Exhibition

MOUNT VERNON, OHIO (March 4, 2017) – Twenty pieces of artwork created by Mount Vernon High School students were selected at the Regional Level of the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. The artwork will advance to State Level judging. Congratulations to the following students:

Student Artwork
Sean Badger Of Monuments and Men (sculpture)
Rea Bennett A cup of Art (drawing)
The Story of the flute (mixed media)
Ryan Bielecki City of color (painting)
The end is near (painting)
Fredericka Bockover Tressel (drawing)
Elizabeth Garcia Reprogrammed (printmaking)
Corrupt File (painting)
Cierra Goeppinger Chandler Talbott (painting)
Joy Henry I Love you (computer art)
My Friend (computer art)
Mary Lowe Hang Man (sculpture)
Maya McDonald Outside the Box (sculpture)
The Violet Room (computer art)
Katelyn McKinley Still Life (drawing)
Miranda Purdy Going Up?
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12 Angry Men Tickets on Sale Now



“It’s always difficult to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this. And wherever you run into it, prejudice always obscures the truth. I don’t really know what the truth is. I don’t suppose anybody will ever really know… we’re just gambling on probabilities – we may be wrong.”

Get your tickets to “12 Angry Men” to discover the final verdict for yourself.… Read full story

Attorney General DeWine Announces Pilot Program for Families Harmed by Parental Opioid Abuse

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today the creation of a new pilot program that will serve families harmed by parental opioid abuse in more than a dozen southern Ohio counties.

Ohio START (Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma) is an intervention program that will provide specialized victim services, such as intensive trauma counseling, to children who have suffered victimization due to parental drug use.Read full story