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. For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-728-6140.
Daniel Hoeweler is a disabled writer who currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. He writes about mental health recovery, technology, artificial intelligence and the psychotic experience. His writings have appeared in many street papers, magazines and blogs including Street Sheet, Street Vibes and The Contributor. His works have also been used in various plays, song lyrics and textbooks such as a recent performance by Inversion Ensemble, a chapter in a Danish psychology textbook and an Irish play about mental health. He regularly attends poetry readings throughout the Cincinnati area and is an active participant in the local art scene. When he is not writing he enjoys camping, hiking and singing karaoke.
Fourteen years ago I started writing because I was having difficulty coping with my disabilities. Putting my experiences and thoughts on paper helped me think more clearly about my situation, where I was headed and ways that I could improve my life. I later sent my writing to a local street paper that decided to publish my work. From that moment I knew that I was meant to be a writer. It gave me identity and helped keep my mind off my many troubles. Writing comforts me in my solitude and gives me strength in times of darkness. Over the years we have grown inseparable.