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July 26, 2016 Haiku Artistry on POBA

William J. Higginson (1938-2008), was an American master of a Japanese art form – the haiku. POBA is fortunate to display 35 of the remarkable haiku that span the full range of his active life as a poet.  Born in New York City, he grew up in Bergenfield, NJ.  After attending MIT, he joined the […]

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July 15, 2016 POBA Launches Videocasts for Working Artists

POBA is making available for the first time several informative videos of POBA presentations at the New Jersey State Council on the Arts‘ Professional Development Roundtable for working artists on Preserving Your Art. Led by POBA Co-Managing Directors and POBA Board Member, Kenneth Schlesinger, expert practitioners Greg Cram, Glenn Wharton, and Renee Vara gave their best advice and […]

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July 08, 2016 Pierce The Spirit

Renowned folk artist and wood carver, Elijah Pierce (1892-1984), the youngest son of a former slave, was born on a cotton farm in Baldwyn, Mississippi. He would die an acclaimed artist in Ohio 92 years later. He learned to carve wood at the young age of 7 using a pocketknife that his father gave him, […]

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June 28, 2016 Embrace of Peace

George Tooker (1920-2011), the first artist nominated by the Vermont Arts Council,  was a man and artist of great contrasts. While energetically engaged in dramatic, real world social causes such as the Civil Rights Movement, his artistic works stress form over emotion to serve as a political and social statements about the anonymity, social alienation, […]

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June 23, 2016 Broad & High Features POBA

PBS station WOSU in Ohio featured POBA in its award winning cultural affairs program, Broad & High. In this brief, beautiful segment, Donna Collins, Executive Director of the Ohio Arts Council and Jennifer Cohen, Co-Managing Director of POBA, discuss this unique partnership that keeps the creative legacies of some of Ohio’s greatest artists alive and […]

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June 21, 2016 What’s It Worth?

In a recent blog post on Legacy.com, POBA invites readers to consider a basic question most of us face at one time or another: what is it worth to determine the worth of artwork or collectibles you may have? This sounds like a circular question, but it is actually straightforward. Almost every object of beauty […]

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May 05, 2016 Online Galleries: The Benefits Of Putting Your Work Online

Welcome to the information age, where nearly everyone has access — literally at their fingertips — to more knowledge than has ever been available to an individual.  A new way to view art, in the privacy of one’s own home, is a happy byproduct of this information explosion. But is this new ability to view […]

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April 18, 2016 Remembering Silent Voices

Barbara Shilo (1923-2015) left an exceptional legacy behind, including the historic exhibit she created called Silent Voices Speak, a depiction of the Nazi Holocaust in 16 full color images. Silent Voices Speak celebrated its 15th Anniversary on April 16, 2016, and with a little help from POBA is now permanently located at The Magnes Collection […]

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April 04, 2016 Ohio’s First Love: OAC Featured Artist

Salli LoveLarkin (1937-1999), was a major advocate for the arts as well as an exceptional artist, beloved and recognized through her home state, Ohio. Tapping into various media as forms of expression, LoveLarkin was a visual artist, performer, costume designer, and theater director, in addition to holding three significant leadership positions as a well-respected arts […]

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March 17, 2016 AIC Preserves Art & Historic Works: POBA’s New Partner

Preserving your art collection, art works, and historical documents in the face of age, poor care or natural disaster benefits from preparation. But when that is not possible, then help with restoration becomes critical. AIC has partnered with POBA to provide the help that you may need one day to preserve or restore after damage […]

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