Some pictures from over the years, starting all the way back in 2003.
Artist Ann Hamilton brought her ONE EVERYONE project to Ohio State in Fall 2019. It’s not often you can get a glamor shot taken by a famous artist as she coaches you on how to turn and where to look while draped behind a thermoplastic curtain. She sent every participant their photographs. I made mine into a short video montage.
VSA Ohio (now Art Possible Ohio) hosts an annual visual art exhibit and tour. One of my great honors was hosting the opening ceremony with awards, certificates, music and more. It was one of the few times so many of our statewide constituents got together in one place. This was taken in 2019 at my last Day of Arts for All event.
VSA Ohio facilitated scores of teaching artists residencies at schools across Ohio. I saw more of this state than I ever expected thanks to visiting schools tucked into neighborhoods. Watching those kids, teachers, and artists work together made all the paper-pushing worth it.
Columbus Mayor Mike Coleman introduced my Emerging Arts Leader Award from the Greater Columbus Arts Council in 2013. Celebrity situation. I wrote notes for my remarks and still managed to forget to thank GCAC – Thanks, GCAC!