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Governor's Awards for the Arts - 2012
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The Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio is an annual awards ceremony presented by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation. Awards in seven categories were presented to honor individuals, organizations and businesses for outstanding artistic, educational and philanthropic achievements. Winners received an original work of art by Ohio artist Debra Joyce Dawson.

Julie S. Henahan, Executive Director, Ohio Arts Council
Jeffrey A. Rich, Chair, Ohio Arts Council Board
Ohio Governor John Kasich
William P. Blair, Legislative Counsel, Ohio Citizens for the Arts
Tim Greenwood, Board President, Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation
Bill Batchelder, Speaker of the House, 69th District, Medina
Tom Niehaus, Senate President, 14th District, New Richmond

Award Recipients:
Arts Administration: Ed Stern and Buzz Ward, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Arts Education: Toledo School for the Arts
Arts Patron: Louise Nippert, Cincinnati
Business Support of the Arts: Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Dayton
Community Development & Participation: ArtsinStark, Canton
Individual Artist: Michael Jerome Bashaw, Kettering
Irma Lazarus Award: Barbara S. Robinson, Cleveland
May 9, 2012