Warren’s Mullane Receives State Arts Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio – William Mullane of Warren is the winner of the Ohio Arts Council’s 2022 Governor’s Award for community development and participation.

He is one of nine in the state to win the award.

“The 2022 Governor’s Awards winners exemplify the strength of the arts in Ohio,” said Donna S. Collins, executive director, in a press release. “Their stories, community support, and accomplishments illustrate how our state’s arts sector works together to improve the lives of Ohioans.”

Mullane is an artist, educator, administrator and civic leader who has shaped many arts and culture organizations and initiatives in the Mahoning Valley.

He currently serves on the boards of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, the Raymond John Wean Foundation, the Trumbull Art Gallery, Friends of Riverside Gardens, Medici Museum and the Warren Philharmonic, where he has held the role of board president for many years.

As a board member and former board president of the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County, Mullane aims to foster the arts. He has cultivated partnerships with Warren City Schools, the City of Warren, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and Students Motivated by the Arts.

Mullane has co-curated several exhibitions at the Butler Institute of American Art.

He currently serves as adjunct curator and exhibition designer of the Medici Museum.

The Governors Awards program was started in 1971 and is the only arts award in the state that is conferred by the governor.

All recipients will be honored at a ceremony in May. Each winner will receive an original work of art by Zanesville painters Yan Sun and Hong Yin.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.