2021 Annual Report
I had the startling realization today that this in only my second annual report! I had to do a reality check, how can it have only been two years? It seems like a lifetime ago that I took on the role of Executive Director for Art Possible Ohio. Since 2019 we have gone from a staff of one to a team of two, changed our organization name and brand, endured a global pandemic, moved to virtual formats for most of our programming, exhibited Accessible Expressions Ohio in a museum outside Columbus for the first time in 25 years, grappled with social issues, political turmoil, and economic uncertainty. It has been a lot. Fortunately we have not done it alone. We are all tired and dazed. We are all looking around wondering how we will emerge and recover. When I feel weary of questions like "what will the new normal look like?" I remind myself that "normal" never actually was normal. I think about how artists and creatives challenge us to question "normal" because it is at best limiting and at its worst dangerously complacent. I invite us to go into 2022 encouraging each other to stop trying to shrink ourselves into those "normal" places we have outgrown.
Virtual programming has allowed us to change the way we think about programming in really exciting ways. For example, we can work with speakers and presenters that we previously would not have been able to work with because of financial or travel restrictions. It has also increased our audience. An in person ReelAbilities screening might […]Read More
2021 was a big year for Accessible Expressions Ohio and Art Possible Ohio. For the first time since it began in 1996, Accessible Expression Ohio had its opening exhibition in an accredited art museum outside of central Ohio. The show was installed at the Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, Ohio from March 27th, 2021 […]Read More
Longtime partner Bridgeway Academy dedicated their new building this year. It has been a long process for Bridgeway and the staff and students are so deserving of this beautiful facility. Over the summer, Art Possible Ohio worked with teaching artist Bryan Moss (left) to create the artwork pictured. Bryan worked with students in the classroom […]Read More
Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Arts Council
Kennedy Center for the Arts, Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Roland and Linda Lindsay Charitable Fund
Sarah Bullington, Mary Czekalinski, Andrew Hall, Christy & Scott Kline, Mohamed Sabrah, Ashley Bartman Watson, Pamela Whitely
Michael Brennan, Wayne Cocchi, Thomas Kromer, Mary Leiby, Joanna Pinkerton
Barbara Airulla, Amazon Smile, Amanda Bagby, Jen Cockrell, John Hale, Amy Ranalli
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