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November 16, 2019 Art Lives Through Charity Match

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January 31, 2018 Art With Heart

Many artists have used hearts as a visual image of love, whimsy, sorrow and more. On POBA, this is more than a visual metaphor. "Art with Heart" - the urge to create, enjoy, collect and preserve art - is the motivating force behind POBA. After five years of taking POBA from a kernel of an idea to fruition today, we return to the impulse that led a family to create POBA: an act of the heart.

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January 01, 2018 Best in 2017

Louisville (KY) NPR station WFPL unpacked the physical archives of celebrity photographer Gene Spatz after discovering his digital photography archives on POBA. In a moving interview with Spatz's sister, Amy Lowen, the story became one of the most popular of 2017 to the Arts and Culture desk of this NPR station.

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December 01, 2017 Just A Few Left

Daryl Rosen (1951-1973) lived an artful life and an art-filled life. The former was too brief but the latter was abundant and rich. In her brief 22 years, she produced drawings, paintings, objects from metal, found materials and mixed media, and sculptures of dexterity and delicacy. Only a few of the works from her prodigious creative life remain - some from her childhood show her untutored promise and some show the mature artist in her early 20s. Daryl's work epitomizes why POBA was created: to preserve exceptional creative legacies, however large or small.

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Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
November 02, 2017 #CelebrateOhioArts

This November, #CelebrateOhioArts spotlights Ohio museums and artists in an exciting, month-long campaign. A joint effort of POBA and Ohio Museums Association in partnership with the Ohio Arts Council, all participating Ohio museums and cultural institutions will be able to share and benefit from #CelebrateOhioArts, a social media and traditional PR campaign to highlight, display and promote the cultural richness and diversity of Ohio to Ohioans and a wide national audience.

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Edwin HK Chau
November 01, 2017 East Meets West

Edwin H.K. Chau (1929-1988) brought East and West together to create beautiful images that blend contemporary/traditional subject matter and east/west vision and methods. Born and trained as an artist in Hong Kong, he would become a successful, full-time artist and art teacher in the Toronto area whose unique cross-over techniques and perspective would give a timeless quality to his western-themed works and a bold, vivid quality to his eastern-themed paintings.

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October 17, 2017 POBA Helps to Authenticate a Basquiat

ArtNews reported today that POBA shepherded a never-before-seen original work of Jean Michel Basquiat through the authentication process, overcoming the hurdle of the closure of the Basquiat Committee. After gathering and providing the documentation needed to verify Reeder's provenance of the work, called "Geese ++" POBA identified the art expert most recognized and prepared to determine the authenticity of this work. After extensive review, research and scrutiny, his decision: no brainer, an unquestionably authentic Basquiat.

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September 14, 2017 Art is a Livelihood: Clark Hulings Paves a Way

Elizabeth Hulings tells about how she came to understand that her life as the daughter of an exceptional working artist who actually made a living as a fine artist was so unusual. Serendipity led Elizabeth to become involved after her father's death in how he had organized his creative life, how she manages his legacy, and how this serves as inspiration and foundation to help today's working artists make a livelihood through art.

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