Columbus Painter and Educator Richard Duarte Brown Receives Prestigious Governor’s Award
Richard Duarte Brown, a multimedia painter and arts educator from Columbus, has received one of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council announced Thursday.
The master artist, who has spent more than 30 years helping young people realize their passion for the arts, was honored in the Arts Education category of the prestigious award.
Although there were nine statewide recipients in several categories, including individual artist, arts administration, and patron of the arts, Brown is the only one from Franklin County.
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Brown currently works with aspiring artists through the TRANSIT Arts Youth Program and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education’s Arts in the House program. Previously, he was an instructor at the Arts and College Preparatory Academy in Columbus and conducted hands-on workshops for students at schools in the city of Whitehall.
In her own work, particularly her many murals that can be seen around Columbus, Brown tries to connect people through the sharing of stories that uncover the layers of personal development while stimulating strength, wisdom, and self-development. individual courage, according to a press release.
This is the second such prestigious honor Brown has received recently. He also received the 2022 Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Fellowship from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Museum of Art in December.
Another Central Ohio, Alan Cottrill, a sculptor from Zanesville, was the winner in the Individual Artist category.
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Other statewide winners are Gladisa Guadalupe, of Bedford Heights, for arts administration; the K12 Gallery & TEJAS in Dayton for arts education; Burt and Alice Saidel, of Dayton, for Patron Arts; Key Bank of Toledo for supporting arts businesses; William “Bill” Mullane, of Warren, for community development and participation; the Boneyfiddle Project, Portsmouth, for community development and participation; and Weichih “Rosa” Lee, of Solon, for the individual artist.
This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Columbus Artist Richard Duarte Brown Wins Governor’s Award