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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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Basquiat
October 17, 2017 POBA Helps to Authenticate a Basquiat

“It was just a gift from an old friend,” ArtNews reported Kim Reeder as saying about the remarkable drawing she was given personally by Jean Michel Basquiat in 1984. This work had hung on her living room wall until late 2016, when serendipity put her on the path to POBA. Working as a make-up artist prepping […]

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August 28, 2017 When Disaster Hits

Disaster hits whether we are ready or not. The devastating floods that Houston and the Gulf area are now experiencing and recent wild fires in Oregon and Utah are reminders to think about saving lives first but also about salvaging your important and valuable items, including creative works. For those who have not been hit […]

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

Elizabeth Hulings, Director of POBA partner, the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists, tells about how she came to understand much more about art as a livelihood after her father left behind an extensive creative legacy. Throughout my childhood I accompanied my father, Clark Hulings,  on painting trips. We’d go for weeks at a time […]

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July 31, 2017 Creative Legacies: Creative Futures

POBA captures the experiences of five individuals who inherited creative legacies – how they learned of these legacies, how they came to appreciate the works left behind, how they dealt with the overwhelming challenges of organizing, displaying and presenting these works to the public, and how POBA helped them do this while maintaining balance in […]

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

Amy Lowen found herself in the same position many family members of talented artists are in: inheriting a collection of works they did not know existed and do not understand how to handle.  “I mean, what do you do with it all,” Lowen asked, in an interview on NPR station WFPL in Louisville KY today […]

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