August 01, 2016
This August, Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature new seasonal works by several marquee artists, including Mark Gingerich, Michelle Y. Williams, and Curt Butler.
Joseph Editions will feature Kurt Lightner, Homestead until August 27. Homestead is Kurt Lightner’s first exhibition in Columbus in five years. This body of work is a doubly meaningful return for the artist — a return to painting and a return to his roots as he looks back on the landscape of his childhood. Carefully constructed out of seemingly floating forms and non-objective color, these are hauntingly beautiful portraits of pastoral life.
Born in Ohio, Lightner received his BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NYC. His work has been exhibited at PS1 MOMA; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Queens Museum, New York; and has been reviewed by Artforum, Art in America, Artnews, New York Times, and The New Yorker.
Hammond Harkins Galleries
Hammond Harkins Galleries will feature Surfaces, an exploration of surface as a material reality in terms of medium and themes of art-making and identity, on view from July 22 through September 4. The opening reception is on Friday, July 22 from 5:00-8:00pm. The exhibition will feature works by Laura Alexander, Kaveri Raina, Marcia Smilack, Mariana Smith, and introducing Alteronce Gumby, MFA, Yale University School of Art.
Lindsay Gallery will have their annual fundraiser for Annie’s Fund for the Creative Arts, featuring paintings and sound installation by Robert Falcone and blown glass by Andy Hudson. The artist reception is on Friday, August 5 from 6:00-9:00pm.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery will feature Summer Show of Abstracts, abstract paintings by local artists for the August Gallery Hop through August 28. Work from artists Ellis Beckwith, Michael Halliday, Simon La Bozetta, Kate Morgan, Chris Pemberton, Annette Poitau, Judy Romanello, Robert Tavani, JT Thompson, Roger Williams, and Matt Wollcott will be interchanged throughout the summer.
Kick off Gallery Hop at Pizzuti Collection with Family Days, for free admission to visitors on the first Saturday of each month. Gather your family for an art-filled day that features guided children’s tours at 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm and an art inspired scavenger hunt. Each child will also be given a sketchbook to create their own masterpieces.
Explore the newest exhibitions at Pacesetters After Hours, perfect starting point for your evening. After our doors close, one of the world’s most important collections of contemporary art provides the inspirational backdrop to a night of culture and community. Grab a colleague or two and connect with fellow art lovers and cultural enthusiasts while you enjoy craft cocktails from OYO I Middle West Spirits and free admission.
pm gallery will feature In The Garden etchings by Columbus artist, Susan Sturgill, through September 30.
Rivet will feature Into the Thicket: The Artwork of Patrick Wayner from August 6 through August 31 with an artist reception on August 6 from 7:00-10:00pm.
Into the Thicket is a collection that explores wildlife in the woodlands. Through the use of wood and mixed media, Patrick creates 3D faux taxidermy to depict animals native to the North American forests.
ROY G BIV
ROY G BIV Gallery presents work by Nate Ricciuto and Gabe Michael Kenney. Ricciuto’s installation of curious devices will blur the distinction between interior psychology and external reality. Kenney’s interactive installation will quarantine the gallery with plastic sheathing and florescent lighting. The work of both artists will be on display August 6–27. Opening reception on Saturday, August 6 from 7:00-10:00pm and artists’ talks and closing on Saturday, August 27 at 2:30pm.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio presents AD ASTRA: To the Stars by Jes Moore with Gallery Hop Reception on August 6 from 6:00-10:00pm. The Exhibit runs through August 27. Jes Moore is a mixed media Granville, Ohio artist who graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts and Graphic Design in 2015 from Ohio Dominican University. She currently teaches art and design at Columbus State Community College.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery will feature a solo exhibition featuring Taylor Leaman, who has been represented by Sharon Weiss since 2012. What Is There To Be Seen will be on display from August 5 through August 28. Opening on Friday, August 5, the artist will be in attendance from 6:00-8:00pm. The artist will also be in attendance on Gallery Hop Saturday, August 6 from 7:00-9:00pm.
The artist’s focus has been to try and express the beauty and excitement in the seemingly banal spaces that surround us–spaces that we normally overlook while on our way to something else. Leaman intentionally avoid traditionally picturesque ideas and instead focuses where there is a greater challenge in finding moments that have aesthetic intrigue.
Sherrie Gallerie will be introducing their new gallery artist Alice Carpenter, who works with relief inks on paper to create intimate, timeless, and contemplative scenes and landscapes. Work will be on display until September 1.
Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery will feature “Textures Of Life” from August 1 through August 31. Meet the artist, Ruth Ann Mitchell at Gallery Hop from 4:00-6:00pm. Ruth Ann Mitchell draws on family, friends, and place to make the connections of a full life. Her abstract style includes ephemera and words buried beneath the final textures of her work.
Big Fun Columbus
Big Fun Columbus will feature local artist Rob Jones and Dixie-land music from The Ramblers.
Denmark on High
Denmark on High will feature the work of Soutchay Soungpradith. Along with traditional painting, he continues to create original songs and performs live with his current band, Dead Mans Dew. He now resides with his wife and two daughters in Westerville, Ohio.
First Commonwealth Bank
First Commonwealth Bank is proud to be featuring two artists this month, Mireya Schoo and her son Jorge
Jorge is a young artist experimenting a new age style, fresh and dynamic style and enjoys painting on a variety of surface. Mireya’s paintings are the story of her life with a style of impressionism and abstract in acrylic and mix media.
Jorge and Miryea will greet guests at the August Gallery Hop from 6:00-9:00pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Glean will be featuring, Teeny Tiny People Terrariums, the inner worlds of these gardens of Eden, thoughtfully crafted in an assortment of upcycled vessels, by Dawn McCombs.
Short North Stage
See The Fantasticks at Short North Stage on Gallery Hop Saturday, August 6 at 8:00pm. Timeless and spellbinding, this classic fable about a boy, a girl, their fathers and a love that grows with each season, comes to the Green Room in an updated version. Performances run July 21 through Aug 14, tickets available at shortnorthstage.org.
Wexner Center for the Arts
Join the Wexner Center for the Arts on Gallery Hop Saturday at 7:00pm and see NUTS! (Penny Lane, 2016). NUTS! will also be showing on Friday, August 5 at 7:00pm. An audience favorite at festivals around the globe, Penny Lane’s documentary NUTS! is one of the best truth-is-stranger-than-fiction films of recent years.
See the Martin Wong: Human Instamatic exhibition on view until Sunday, August 7.
Enso Tattoo will feature Roll ‘Em Boys Biker Tattoo Flash Day from 12:00-7:00pm. They will be hosting a gallery showing from 7:00-10:00pm featuring traditional Americana and 70s-inspired motorcycle artwork by Curt Everitt. Michael’s Goody Boy Diner will offer special bike only parking all day on Saturday; Salty 6 String band will perform on the patio on Saturday evening; as well as drink specials all day on Saturday and Sunday.
GALLERY HOP EVENTS
For the August Gallery Hop, Danceville, U.S.A. is hosting an Open House. Guests may visit the studio to see the ballroom and sign up for dance lessons.
During August Gallery Hop, Global Gifts will be featuring new Quilling Card designs. These handmade designs from a Fair Trade artisan group in Vietnam are stunning works of art made by intricately rolling paper.
Just in time for back to school season, Global Gifts will be giving away a patchwork backpack from Guatemala at August Gallery Hop. Stop by any time between now and August 6 to enter to win. Enjoy free coffee samples and baked goods from Women’s Bean Project while you shop.
Skully’s Music Diner
Skully’s Music Diner presents Lackluster – Early Show with Vianova and Hello Luna. This is an all-ages show at 5:30pm with $7 cover. Next up is GET RIGHT with DJ Tron (21+ only), with no cover at 10:00pm until 10:30pm. Cover is $5 from 10:30pm-12:30am and $10 from 12:30am-2:00am.
Gallery Hop Performers
The Colin Lazarski Trio with Jazz Arts Group will perform and Victorian Gate from 4:00-6:00pm as part of a Greater Columbus Arts Council performer sponsorship.
GALLERY HOP SPONSORS
CD 102.5 Scene Team
Visit the CD102.5 Scene Team at Oddfellows Liquor Bar. The CD102.5 Scene Team will be playing music and games, and passing out swag!
Blue Point Brewing Company Special of the Month
Blue Point Brewing Company is proud to be the official beer partner of Gallery Hop for June, July, and August 2016. The feature special for this month is a $4 Blue Point Toasted Lager Pints on draught at House Beer, located at 843 N. High St.
PARKING & TRANSIT
The Greater Columbus Convention Center is pleased to offer a special $5 Gallery Hop Parking Special at the new Goodale Garage. This rate is valid for cars that arrive in the garage from 4:00pm to 12:00am (but you can leave the garage as late as you like). Enjoy a unique parking experience, and make sure to take in the local art displayed on each level before hitting High Street. Need more parking information? Look here.