April 02, 2018
On the first Saturday of each month, thousands of visitors converge on High Street in the Short North Arts District for Gallery Hop. Though many shops and galleries are open earlier, Gallery Hop officially starts at 4:00pm and runs to 10:00pm, with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it’s Columbus’ favorite night of the month to celebrate art. Hop til you drop this Saturday, April 7 and check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long. See the full Gallery Guide Here.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature new work by Gabriel Gaffney Smith, a Columbus-based professional dancer, choreographer, musician, and visual artists. Smith’s non-objective wood relied works will include a custom animation component by digital video artists Charles Erickson and Donnie Mossman for Gallery Hop.
Join Hammond Harkins Galleries for 6 PLUS 1, an exhibition of new
works by six gallery artists and “plus 1” by Melissa Vogley Woods, on view through April 22. Vogley Woods, who is new to Hammond Harkins Galleries, will transform the back of the gallery with an installation of new paintings and contemporary scagliola sculptures. Scagliola, a plastering technique that simulates the look and feel of marble, involves a guarded recipe that has been passed down from master to student for centuries. The artist recently returned from Italy where she met with master craftsmen and formulated ideas for new work. Stop in and experience this multifaceted exhibit featuring one of Columbus’ own artists.
Lindsay Gallery will be featuring paintings and drawings from William Hawkins (1895-1990).
Hawkins was raised on a farm in Kentucky and learned to draw by copying illustrations from horse auction announcements and calendars. In 1916 he moved to Columbus, where he painted the cityscapes and fantastic animals for which he is best known. Hawkins’ work is in museums and major collections all over the world.
Be sure to see the first major retrospective of William Hawkins work at the Columbus Museum of Art, on view through May 20.
Marcia Evans Gallery will be featuring work by Annette Poitau with an opening reception on Friday, April 6 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
Annette Poitau was born in France and received her MFA in Paris. She is currently living in Oberlin, Ohio.
The exhibit will run through Thursday, May 28.
The Pizzuti Collection is still welcoming the public to a stellar pair of exhibitions, on view until April 29. Lines/Edges: Frank Stella on Paper features a range of Stella’s experiments on paper including early translations of his “Black” series and shaped canvases, magnificent color woodcuts and screen prints from the 1980s, and the “Moby Dick Deckle Edges”, an impressive nine work grouping of large-scale prints from the early 1990s based on Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick”.
Pair: Glen Baldridge and Alex Dodge is the inaugural edition in what will be a series of exhibitions juxtaposing two artists from the Pizzuti Collection. Baldridge and Dodge experiment sharply and slyly with materials, and this exhibition is an unfolding narrative about their respective processes.
ROY G BIV Gallery presents the third in a series of four exhibitions highlighting the past, present and future of ROY. The exhibition showcases artists who have been displayed in the gallery previously, as well as some who have previously applied to exhibit. This group of artists – Teresa Touma, Cat Mailloux, Anita Maharjan, Forrest Sincoff Gard, Jeni Hansen Gard, and Nick Fagan – will present a variety of textile, sculptural and ceramic work showcasing a range of practices and areas of concentration. There will be an opening reception during Gallery Hop from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio will be featuring AOI 21: The Twenty-First Annual Art Of Illustration Show showcasing the the Best of Illustration (2017-18) from the Columbus College of Art and Design. A full-color catalog with all works from this year’s show will be available for purchase at Sean Christopher during the opening reception taking place during Gallery Hop from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, and then ongoing at CCAD’s gift shop, Ampersand Emporium. This year, AOI has been coordinated by The CCAD Illustration Student Collective, with artworks selected and awarded by a jury of Central Ohio professionals.
There will be an awards presentation at the opening reception at 8:00pm. AOI21 continues through April 28.
For the first time since Sharon Weiss Gallery opened in 1994, it will be celebrating self portraits. Each exhibiting artist is creating a self portrait and they will be displayed, salon style, in the gallery for the month of April. The artists’ reception is on Friday, April 6 from 6:00pm – 8:00 pm and many of the artists will be in the space for Gallery Hop, as well!
Sherrie Gallerie is presenting Sid Chafetz: Ideals. This exhibition includes rare and unique works from the estate of postwar printmaker Sidney Chafetz.
Chafetz came to teach at The Ohio State University in 1948 and was instrumental in establishing and nurturing the printmaking program in the Department of Art. To him, being an artist meant “using satire to
stab at pomposity, whether in my own field of academe or in our political world” and “honoring the great poets and writers who speak to the human condition.” These beliefs permeated his art.
Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery will be opening their semiannual Hit the Hop show, on view April 7, 2018. This show features 35 Central Ohio artists, juried by 22 exceptional local artists. This is a unique blend of fine art and craft, and visitors will delight in artists creating works on-site in oils, watercolors, mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, wearables, and sculpture.
The Wexner Center for the Arts is currently holding three installation exhibitions for you to stop in and see during Gallery Hop. All three are on view through April 15:
In the immersive The Refusal of Time by William Kentridge, experience the fusion of art, science, and history, and explore thought-provoking ideas about time. Kentridge combines projections of his evocative, often humorous hand-drawn animations and live-action sequences with music and sculpture in this installation that is as visually stunning as it is mind-opening.
Lose yourself in the brilliant imagination, irreverent wit, and meticulous craft of an American fashion icon with All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion. Featuring more than 70 ensembles, All of Everything explores Oldham’s exuberantly styled, extravagantly embellished fashions from the 1990’s.
Drawing from an immense archive of printed material that she has amassed over time, artist Anita Witek begins each of her projects in her exhibition Clip by extracting subjects and recognizable figures from found images. Through this act of elision, the artist interrupts our perceptual habits and instinct to rapidly consume the torrent of imagery that permeates contemporary life. Out of the decontextualized fragments, she builds augmented, richly layered visual fields that envelop viewers in a landscape of fractures and fissures.
OTHER ART ACTIVITIES
First Commonwealth Bank is thrilled to be featuring the unique work of Kody Ball, an artist from Coshocton, Ohio who previously attended both Otterbein University and The Ohio State University. He is currently Corporate Culinary Manager for a production facility near downtown Columbus. Ball’s work will be displayed through the end of April. Stop by from 6:00pm – 9:00pm during Gallery Hop to meet Ball and enjoy his artwork. Light refreshments will be served.
Glean will be featuring the art of Phia Grace during April Gallery Hop. Grace created her pieces while in a treatment center dealing with an eating disorder. At this center, she met people struggling with body image problems, and the issues of discontent in the treatment center went far deeper. No one was satisfied with themselves in any facet of life, be it school, relationships, work, style, fitness, etc., and this discontent with self was not limited to eating disorders. She created this art to try to help people to see that you are enough as you are.
Global Gifts is welcoming spring with new fair trade clothing from Mata Traders, Global Mamas, and Maggie’s Organics! Shop early during Gallery Hop for best selection of gorgeous new spring dresses and separates which are handmade ethically and responsibly in India and Ghana. Buying fair trade ensures fair wages and safe working conditions for the artisans, as well as environmentally sustainable production practices. During Gallery Hop we’ll be giving away this Sea and Earth Ladder Necklace to one lucky winner! Enjoy free fair trade coffee samples and treats while you shop.
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Visit the Greater Columbus Convention Center during Gallery Hop to view the largest contemporary collection of central Ohio art, featuring the interactive “As We Are” sculpture by Matthew Mohr. This 14-foot-tall, three-dimensional universal human head sculpture contains a photo booth capable of shooting 3-D pictures. After each photo shoot, the guest emerges from the booth to see his or her portrait projected as the enlarged face of “As We Are.” The special Gallery Hop parking rate in the Goodale Garage is $5.00 per vehicle from 4:00pm – 10:00pm.
Hilton Columbus Downtown
KILN presents a solo exhibition by former Herman Miller designer and Dublin resident Don Staufenberg, featuring a selection from his most recent body of mixed-media work in ceramic and wood influenced by art deco, mid century modern, and Japanese design languages. Music provided by DJ Fred Fox. Exhibition will run through the month of April.
Soul at the Joseph, Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph‘s bar that serves coffee by day and cocktails by night, will be teaming up with Coco Cat Bakery and Chocolates for Gallery Hop. Visit between 6:00pm and 10:00pm for spice- and herb-laden chocolates paired with a selection of wines from Soul’s extensive list of varietals and vintages. Live music by Hebdo and chocolate with wine will make a romantic stop on your hop that you won’t want to miss.
One Line Coffee
Stop by One Line Coffee to hang out and enjoy art by Marisa Fox. Art + coffee + hopeful spring vibes and good people.
April’s Artist of the Month is photographer Peter Ahn. Come and see his work hanging on the walls of Pies & Pints.
Every day, some of Ohio’s most talented and motivated walk through Pursuit‘s door to be outfitted for their biggest moments. Pursuit is excited to spotlight that talent by giving them their in-store stage for season two of their concert series, “In Pursuit.” Come see hip-hop artist Joey Aich & Friends featuring Devin Xo during Gallery Hop from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
rowe boutique is celebrating its 11th anniversary from 6:00pm – 10:00pm this Gallery Hop. They’ll be toasting, shopping, and giving away tons of free stuff from our favorite brands. Giveaways start at 6:30pm and will occur every half hour. At 9:30pm, they’ll be giving away the top prize, an Adina Reyter diamond necklace! You must be present to win a giveaway, so be sure to stop by and stay awhile to celebrate.
Skully’s Music-Diner will be hosting Get Right with DJ Tron starting at 10:00pm. This is a 21+ event with a $5.00 cover for everyone before midnight, and a $10.00 cover for everyone after.
– Ann Faris