April 30, 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, May 5 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 present a selection of new works from their stable of contemporary and post-war artists, including new glass works from Cleveland-based artist Scott Goss.
Hammond Harkins Galleries
Hammond Harkins Galleries will continue displaying 6 PLUS 1, an exhibition of new works by six gallery artists and “plus 1,” Melissa Vogley Woods. Vogley Woods, who is new to Hammond Harkins Galleries, has transformed 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. Other participating artists include Linda Gall, Dennison Griffith, Alteronce Gumby, Andrew Hendrixson, Andrea Myers, and Carol Stewart.
Lindsay Gallery will feature paintings and drawings from late Columbus artist William L. Hawkins. 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.
See the first major retrospective of William Hawkins work at the Columbus Museum of Art, on view through May 20.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery will continue to feature work in an annual solo exhibition by Annette Poitau. The exhibit will run through May 18.
ROY G BIV Gallery
ROY G BIV Gallery will present Spectrum IV, the final installment of their series of four exhibitions highlighting the past, present, and future of ROY. This group of artists, comprising of Aaron Troyer, Boryana Rusenova, Dan Jian, Luke Ahern, and Melissa Vogley Woods, will present a variety of drawings and paintings showcasing a range of practices and areas of concentration.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Gallerist and artist John Joseph McCutcheon of Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio has invited select 1970’s CCAD classmates in assembling Old School, an exhibition of recent works including sculpture, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and editorial cartooning. A special opening reception will occur from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. The show continues through May 26. Admission is free.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery presents The City, a show of new oil paintings by Amanda Hope Cook.
Sherrie Gallerie will feature three upcoming artists – Molly Burke, Lauren Eastman Fowler, and Trey Snowdon – who explore the future of contemporary glass using a variety of new media and fresh techniques in a new exhibition, titled Further.
Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery will exhibit Primary Connections, which features work by gallery member artists focusing on the interconnections of human relationships, both familial and otherwise.
Thomas Arlen Wagner will exhibit A Short North Collection, a pop-up exhibition at 24 E Lincoln. Wagner has been collecting art for nearly 35 years, since the first-ever Gallery Hop! He has since regularly purchased art from varied Columbus sources and will be sharing his collection.
OTHER ART ACTIVITIES
First Commonwealth Bank
First Commonwealth Bank will feature the works of local photographer Dr. Steven Hirsch. Dr. Hirsch attended The Ohio State University for his medical degree and spent his five years of residency in Chicago, where he developed a love for animals. Now living with his family in Delaware, Dr. Hirsch combines his two creative passions – photography and world travel – to create his artwork in his spare time. An opening reception will be held May 5 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm to meet Dr. Hirsch and enjoy his stunning photographs of his travels. Light refreshments will be served. His work will be displayed through the end of May 2018 in the lobby.
During May Gallery Hop from 5:00pm – 9:00pm, visit Glean to meet Vanessa Jean Speckman and see her pop-up of new work. Speckman is a nomadic textual and visual artist originally from the Bay Area, California. She has called Columbus home for the past six years and is inspired by day-to-day interactions and the vignettes of life. From the unloved and forgotten items collecting dust and waiting to live a new adventure in corners of thrift stores and flea markets, to drawers of old lace her great Nonna from San Francisco collected, to old atlases and maps colorfully depicting terrain that is no longer there but is rather now twirled in roads and highways, and to the feeling of pounding letter by letter into leather.
Global Gifts is celebrating World Fair Trade Day in May with new fair trade jewelry from Fair Anita! They’ll be giving away this “She Believed She Could So She Did #girlboss” double wrap bracelet. This ethical accessory is made by women in South Africa from recycled leather. Stop by anytime before Gallery Hop and enter to win! Enjoy samples of fair trade coffee 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.
Paradise Garage Bicycles
A Columbus original, Pinchflat: Bike Poster Blowout is a bike poster event that showcases Ohio artists through gallery exhibitions & community events during the month of May. Their signature 30 / 30 / 30 poster sale events represents 30 local artists, 30 unique prints, for $30 each. This year for their eight birthday, Pinchflat will feature posters from all over Ohio. Kicking off on May 5, Pinchflat posters will be showcased at Paradise Garage Bicycles from 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Stop by for food and music while you check out the posters and support the artists.
Pies and Pints
Sheryl Lazenby, Pies & Pints‘ surprise guest, is a contemporary artist and photographer from Columbus. This exhibit, Ohio—Seen & Unseen, is a combination of traditional photographs and infrared photographs. Lazeny’s camera has been permanently converted to shoot infrared at the 720pm light spectrum level, effectively photographing light that living things emit. Her infrared photographs capture a spectrum of light that we are unable to see ourselves, it falls beyond our range of vision.
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 Booty&theKidd, an eight-piece hip-hop/jazz band from Columbus featuring the soulful, powerful voice of Miir during Gallery Hop from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
The ‘In Pursuit’ Concert Series is a FREE, unique in-store music experience!
Union Cafe is proud to announce a new art series for Gallery Hop from Petersen Thomas. This series is an ode to Ganesh! All artwork on display is for sale; the gorgeous colors that fit any decor make this series a masterpiece for your house.
Thomas is a visual artist who lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky where he is a member of the Pine Mountain Artists Collective and the artistic director for the Forecastle Foundation’s Art Wall Project. His paintings are held in collections in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. He also has exhibited works at local galleries. He received his B.A. from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where he was a Vail Art Scholar. This is his first exhibition at the Union.
Every Gallery Hop, Skully’s Music-Diner hosts Get Right with DJ Tron, a 21+ EDM/Trap/Hip-Hop dance party. Event begins at 10:00pm and there is a $5.00 cover charge until midnight. Dress code enforced.
GALLERY HOP SPONSORS
Gallery Hop is made possible with support from our sponsors: