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Registration Opens for the 2013 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio & Arts Day Luncheon
by Karine Aswad

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

Registration is now open for the 2013 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio luncheon. This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the luncheon, which will be held at noon on May 15, 2013 at the Columbus Athenaeum in downtown Columbus. The luncheon is hosted by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation. Single tickets, which must be purchased online at the Ohio Arts Council website, are $50 and include lunch and a dessert reception. Table sponsorships are available through the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation. Registration closes on April 22, 2013.

Eight winners, selected from 66 nominations submitted by individuals and organizations across the state, will be honored at the luncheon ceremony along with members of the Ohio Legislature. Winners will receive an original work of art by Susan Danko, a painter from Parma, OH.

The award categories and recipients are: Arts Administration, Jill Snyder, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (Cleveland); Arts Education, Stivers School for the Arts (Dayton); Arts Patron, Charlotte Kessler (New Albany) and Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Marian Schuster (Dayton); Business Support of the Arts, PNC Bank (Statewide); Community Development and Participation, Raymond Shepardson (Cleveland); Individual Artist, Jack Earl (Lakeview) and Joseph O'Sickey (Kent).

Registration information is available on the Ohio Arts Council website.

Additionally, advertisements may be purchased for the Governor's Awards program by visiting http://www.oac.ohio.gov/Events/GovAwards/Default.asp?strStaticPage=Advertising. Placing an advertisement in the luncheon program is an excellent way to congratulate a winner, promote an upcoming season, exhibition or performance, highlight a tourism venue or thank legislators for their support of the arts.

The 2013 Governor's Awards ceremony and luncheon will be held in conjunction with Arts Day on May 15, 2013. Arts Day was created to foster a greater awareness of the value of the arts in Ohio. Citizens are encouraged to participate in Arts Day by visiting with their state legislators and communicating the need for public support of the arts and arts education.

Every year on Arts Day, Columbus is filled with arts supporters who share the importance of the arts in their communities. For more information on how to participate, or how to purchase table sponsorships for the luncheon, contact the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation at info@ohiocitizensforthearts.org or 614/221-4064.

The 2013 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio and Arts Day Luncheon are presented in partnership with the Ohio Government Telecommunications.

About the Ohio Arts Council:
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.

About the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation:
Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation provides information to all Ohioans about the arts and promotes their value to a high quality of life, a strong economy and the achievement of educational excellence. The foundation was formed in 1990 as a companion organization to Ohio Citizens for the Arts, which was established in 1976. Ohio Citizens for the Arts is a statewide, nonprofit grassroots membership organization focused on increasing public support for the arts in Ohio. Through the efforts of thousands of individuals and arts and education organizations, Ohio Citizens for the Arts advocates on behalf of the Ohio Arts Council and the arts throughout the state.

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