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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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November 20, 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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November 01, 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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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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August 28, 2017 When Disaster Hits

The tragedy in Texas reminds us that life comes first, but our lives also need to be rebuilt creatively after a natural disaster. POBA's monthly feature, Creative Futures, is dedicated this month to all to who face salvaging their creative lives and their lives creatively.

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July 31, 2017 Creative Legacies | Creative Futures

Those who inherit creative legacies face the thrill and the daunting challenge of discovering the creativity of the people that they knew as plain folks - family, friends, and neighbors. POBA captures some of the unexpected and exciting experiences 5 very different people have faced in fulfilling the promise of an artist's creative output while living their own lives at the same time. Each made peace with the privilege and the cost of preserving a creative legacy to enrich our creative futures.

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July 07, 2017 Lennon & Streisand | Unpacking Spatz’s Celebrity Archives

NPR Station WFPL reports on how Gene Spatz's sister, Amy Lowen, found herself in the same position as many family members of talented artists: inheriting a collection they did not know existed and do not understand how to handle. “I mean, what do you do with it all,” Lowen asked about thousands of celebrity photos her brother Gene Spatz had taken, including renowned glitterati: Lennon, Warhol, Streisand and many more. She also talks about how a NY Times article on POBA helped her deal with it all.

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June 25, 2017 An Artful Life | Horst Trave’s Works

Horst Trave (1918 – 2012), an influential member of the San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionists, painted thousands of works over 60+ years. While art for Horst was a heady brew of passion, talent, and renewal, his life was a heady mix of adventure and simplicity, woven seamlessly in his artful life.

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June 13, 2017 The Future is Creative

By popular demand, POBA launches Creative Futures, a new monthly resource round-up of the best resources, tools, and insights that POBA and our partners can offer to keep creative legacies and collections alive. Each month, we will assemble a short topical blog about best ways to ensure that the future is creative.

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