January 29, 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, February 3 and check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries will present a selection of new works by their stable of artists, including modernist and contemporary pieces.
Hammond Harkins Galleries
Hammond Harkins Galleries‘ current exhibition is Storybooks & Other Narratives, featuring art by Aminah Robinson and her friend, Faith Ringgold. Witness Robinsion’s passion for books and storytelling in this exhibition, which includes works of a variety of mediums that have served as either illustrations for books or are otherwise affiliated with books, storytelling, or other narratives. Storybooks is on view through March 4. Gallery Hoppers can return to Hammond Harkins on February 25 for a gallery talk with author and collaborator Michael J. Rosen.
Lindsay Gallery will be featuring Gallery Artists, a group show curated from a variety of the gallery’s artists.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery will present The Art of Printmaking with accomplished artists Isaure de La Presle and Anne Cushman. The exhibition will showcase various types of hands-on printmaking techniques by both artists. De la Presle schooled in France’s Ecole des Beaux Arts de Versailles and now teaches independent art classes and curates art exhibitions in Columbus, and Cushman graduated from Pennsylvania State University and is a co-founder of Columbus’ Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative. Opening Reception is Friday, February 2 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
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
ROY G BIV Gallery presents ROY Spectrum, the first in a series of four exhibitions showcasing work by artists that have either previously exhibited with ROY or who applied but didn’t get a chance to show. This spectrum of artists – past, present, and future – will present work in a variety of mediums showcasing a range of practices and areas of concentration.
This first exhibition showcases artists who have exhibited in the gallery previously. Artists Liza Roberts and Mark Reamy will screen video work, and Nate Ricciuto and Scott Goss will exhibit immersive installation pieces. ROY Spectrum opens with a reception during Gallery Hop at 7:00pm, and will remain on view through February 24.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Join Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio in celebrating their 2018 Seventh Annual Juried Young Hearts Exhibition with an opening reception during Gallery Hop. This is an all-CCAD student show with work selected by guest juror, multimedia artist Melissa Yes.
The first Young Hearts was created by Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio in 2012. It is an annual juried group exhibit exclusively offered to current BFA and MFA students attending the Columbus College of Art and Design. This all-media eligible show has a history of attracting students from many disciplines, and presents an opportunity for some to get exposure for their work for the first time through an off-campus gallery venue. During the opening reception, Yes will give her Juror’s Awards Presentation at 8:00pm.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery will be having a salon show of exhibiting artists throughout February. Visit the gallery during Gallery Hop to witness artists painting on easels live.
Sherrie Gallerie is featuring Shining Seas, the new body of work by fiber artist Tim Harding, who uses lustrous layers to give the illusion of depth and motion in his art. This exhibit will be open through February 25.
Studios on High
Studios on High Gallery begins 2018 with Winter’s Embrace, a group show that features member artist’s seasonal interpretations. Discover artworks that creatively celebrate the winter months, from images of cold desolation to the fire’s warmth that shields from the gripping freeze. This exhibit will close on February 15.
OTHER ART ACTIVITIES
Brothers Drake Meadery
For Gallery Hop, Brothers Drake Meadery will be hosting groove-oriented funk jazz band fo/mo/deep at 8:00pm. They will also feature artist of the month, Kevin James and Whitney Kelly.
Join Glean for Gallery Hop to see their newly renovated and expanded shop! They will be hosting Columbus College of Art and Design artist Luci Byrne, who will be on-site creating custom message pendants for that love of your life or for yourself. Glean will also be showcasing the awe-inspiring drawings and paintings of Dino Nemec of Lone Wolf Tattoo.
Global Gifts: A Fair Trade Store
Global Gifts will be giving away a Valentine’s Day gift basket full of fair trade goodies for Gallery Hop. Stop in between now and Gallery Hop to enter to win. Additionally, shop the last weekend of the Global Gifts Winter Sale with select items up to 75% off, and enjoy fair trade coffee samples and baked goods while you shop during Gallery Hop.
Visit the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center for free 45-minute guided tours of the largest contemporary collection of central Ohio art. Tours will be offered the afternoon of Gallery Hop at 3:00pm and 4:00pm and include the interactive As We Are 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. This is a great selfie opportunity, too! The special Gallery Hop parking rate in the Goodale Garage is $5 per vehicle from 4:00pm – 10:00pm.
Pies & Pints
Pies & Pints‘ February Artist of the Month is Diana Pearson. Pearson is a native of Columbus, Ohio, but spent 20 years living in London, England, where she married and started a family. She then returned to Columbus in 1991. Her first career was as a paralegal, but her life took an unexpected turn around 8 years ago – after surviving breast cancer in 2006, she was laid off from her legal career and was forced to start over. Consequentially, she became more in-tune with her talents and abilities, and she began drawing in 2011. A now self-taught artist, she enjoys drawing dog and horse portraits, as well as people and flowers. This is the first time Pearson has publicly shown her work.