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September 04, 2020 Remembering our Inspiration on his Birthday

Recently we came across this article about the allure of pencils highlighting a book titled Pencils You Should Know, and it sparked thoughts about Jamie Bernard, the inspiration behind POBA|Where the Arts Live. Today would have been Jamie’s 33rd birthday. Colored pencils were one of Jamie’s preferred mediums. And clearly Jamie had a unique relationship with […]

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Daryl Rosen
March 24, 2020 Art for the Young, Now and Forever

While art is important all year long, March has been designated Youth Art Month, in recognition of the impact of art education on the lives of our nation’s youth. The arts allow elementary, middle, and high school students an avenue to express themselves, learn, and grow with a creative and innovative mindset. Even as some […]

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March 01, 2020 Community, and the Business of Art

“A community united by the ideals of compassion and creativity has incredible power.” – Martin O’Malley   In addition to memorializing the creative legacies of those who have passed, POBA seeks to build community among those who connect through one universal catalyst: art. The POBA community has expanded over the years, and so has our […]

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February 27, 2020 Arts Participation in the US

We know that arts are an important part of many lives–creatively, economically, socially, and more. A recent report released by the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Patterns of Arts Participation: A Full Report from the 2017 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, shows the many ways Americans engage with the arts.  This survey of […]

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February 10, 2020 Public Creative Legacies: Newly Released Images are a Digital Resource

POBA celebrates the recent release of some digital treasures to the public domain, thereby keeping art alive and providing copyright-free images for public viewing and use. According to its website, ‘the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is the world’s largest open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives. BHL is revolutionizing global research by providing free, […]

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Mel Cheren
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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Gene Spatz
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 and with POBA’s Co-Managing Director, the story became one of the most popular of 2017 to the Arts and Culture desk of this NPR station.

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Daryl Rosen
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) a Canadian artist of Chinese descent, created beautiful paintings in which east meets west. These works balance, straddle and integrate the lines between contemporary/traditional subject matter and east/west vision and methods. Chau’s work is best characterized as being painterly and somewhat impressionistic. In the Eastern tradition, each and every brushstroke counts […]

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