COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio first lady Karen Kasich (KAY'-sik) is launching a program to feature artists' work at the official governor's residence near Columbus.
The program is a partnership with the Ohio Arts Council and will spotlight three pieces by one artist each quarter at the site, which isn't used as the everyday home for the Kasich family. Artists who live and work in Ohio are eligible as long as they're not enrolled in a degree-granting program.
According to The Plain Dealer, Kasich says artists want to be where their work is appreciated, and Ohio wants to keep them.
The first featured artist is Wallace Peck, a Columbus resident and participant at Open Door Art Studio in Grandview. The studio offers art education and services for people with physical and mental disabilities.