The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at or 614-728-6140.

2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Dana Burtin

Songwriter, Artist, Producer LyricalGenesMusic
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Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, LyricalGenes is an award winning artist and songwriter, producer, and actor. With a relentless message and professional attitude that promotes more of a positive message, LyricalGenes creates material based on his experiences. He has received online co-signs from producers that work with Chris Brown, The Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West, and the Grammy nominated engineer that worked on Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. 

LyricalGenes is the Owner of independent record label Boyz II Business Entertainment in Cleveland, Ohio where he has managed to make music, act in movies, and do voice overs. Moreover, he also operates Boyz II Business PR where he covers emerging, underground, and mainstream talent for Google News integration. 

Notably, LyricalGenes has garnered 1 million views on his YouTube beats channel. As a result, LyricalGenes collaborates with beat makers who have produced for artists like The Black Eyed Peas, Rod Wave, and Pop Smoke.