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Email Hack Warning

Dear OAPN Members,

It has come to our attentions that the Executive Directors email,, has been used for a fishing scam and sent out several emails dated today. If you have received an email with the following details please disregard and delete.

Dated: June 18, 2018
Sent times: Between 4:00am - 8:00am
Subject contains: "Re:" (with a title of an email sent or replied by Arica Pfirsch previously)
Body states: "Good Morning, Please see attached."

Please do not try to download the attachment, delete the email immediately.

We apologized for the any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thank you for understanding.

All the best,

Arica Pfirsch
Executive Director
Ohio Arts Professionals Network

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2018 Conference Keynote Speaker

OAPN is pleased to announce 2018's Block Booking Conference Keynote Speaker. We are please that Rodney will be joining this years conference. His involvement in the arts and his passion will inspire you.

Rodney Veal can currently be seen as the Host of the Emmy© Award winningTelevision series THE ART SHOW on Think TV Channel 16 which is currently in its eighth season. Rodney, an independent choreographer and interdisciplinary artist, serves as adjunct faculty for Stivers School of the Performing Arts, Sinclair Community College and the University of Dayton. In addition, he currently serves as Career Community Coordinator for Connect for Completion at Sinclair Community College. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a B.S in Political Science and Visual Arts. He received his M.F.A in Choreography from The Ohio State University. Rodney currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Ohio Dance as Vice-President and on the boards of Levitt Pavilions Dayton, HomeFull, and WYSO as well.

Mr. Veal is the recipient of several Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District grants and fellowships, including a MCACD Fellowship for 2010-2011. Mr. Veal has choreographed and presented performance installations all over the Miami Valley; recent notable projects being Reveal: Five Zones of Beauty presented at the Springfield Museum of Art in the summer of 2011 and the GHETTO installation at the University of Dayton’s ArtStreet in the Spring of 2015.

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