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Kent Artist Named 2013 Ohio Governor's Award Winner

Emeritus Kent State arts professor to receive award at May luncheon in Columbus

Renowned northeast Ohio artist and emeritus art professor at Kent State University Joseph O'Sickey has been named a 2013 Governor's Award for the Arts in Ohio recipient.

O'Sickey, born in 1918, was named an award winner for the individual artist category.

The artist has been active in the Ohio arts scene for seven decades and taught at Kent State, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Akron Art Institute and Ohio State University, according to a biography of O'Sickey provided by the Ohio Arts Council.

The Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio showcases and celebrates Ohio artists, arts organizations, arts patrons and business support of the arts, according to the Ohio Arts Council. Winners are selected in six categories: Arts Administration, Arts Education, Arts Patron, Business Support of the Arts, Community Development and Participation and Individual Artist.

O'Sickey will receive the award during a May luncheon in Columbus.

To see the other winners and to read a biography of O'Sickey click on this link.

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