The Arts: one way to understand culture

Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson once said of art and culture . . . “Culture is the definition and art defines culture.”

Having just left the 2008 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio Luncheon in Columbus, I would like to share the news and congratulate Marcie Goodman, Executive Director of the Cleveland International Film Festival, for receiving the 2008 Governor’s Award for Arts Administration.

Dozens of “Friends of Marcie” were on had to watch her accept this distinguished award that places her in the company of an accomplished group of individuals leading arts activities around the state in education, philanthropy, business, individual expression, and community development and participation. In their humbling acceptance comments the recipients talked about the power of the arts to engage, connect, express diversity, bring about change, instill hope and share passion for the arts with all of humanity.

Governor Ted Strickland reminded the audience of the power the arts have to innovate and inspire and that there exists an intrinsic connection between the arts, education, workforce development and economic development.

Our state has both public and private leadership that is creating a culture defined by our commitment to and support of the arts.

The arts are one way of understanding our culture in Ohio . . . from the rolling hills of Appalachia to the lakefront communities of Toledo and Cleveland.

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