August 28, 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, September 1 and check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long. See the full Gallery & Art Guide Here.
(NOT) SHEEP GALLERY MAKES ITS DEBUT
(Not) Sheep Gallery
(Not) Sheep Gallery will make its debut at 17 W. Russell St during the September 2018 Gallery Hop. Gallerist Caren Peterson will tackle tough issues of our times at the gallery, with 13 artists (five of which are from Columbus) producing work that confronts issues of politics, environment, sexism, racism, gender issues, and beauty ideals. Represented artists include Sue Cavanaugh, Juliellen Byrne, Char Norman, Christopher X. Bost, Ann Kim, Hana Yilma, Nava Lubelski, Darlene Olivia McElroy, and Yuri Darash. (Not) Sheep Gallery will feature new work and installations by these artists during Gallery Hop. Artists will be in attendance to answer questions.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature a solo exhibition by Columbus-based sculptor Omar Shaheed titled Salvage/Transmute. A dozen new works are presented from salvaged rocks that have been transformed into abstracted sculptures of urban dwellings. Shaheed’s thought-provoking and culturally significant new works have become the embodiment of his life experiences, ones both challenging and triumphal.
Hammond Harkins Galleries
Hammond Harkins Galleries will continue to feature Overlying with artists Laura Bidwa and Elizabeth A. Emery, on view from August 24 through September 23.
Lindsay Gallery will feature Gallery Artists, a selection of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by artists that are represented by the gallery.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery will feature the work of Will Shively and Todd Yarrington. Opening reception will take place Friday, August 31 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. The exhibition will be on view through September 29.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio will feature Julie Rae Powers: Out of Hiding, an ongoing photographic project seeking to highlight stories of queer bonds outside of the nuclear family in the name of solidarity, love, and acceptance. An opening reception for this exhibition will take place during Gallery Hop from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. An additional public reception to meet the artists will take place on Saturday, September 22 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery will feature Seeds of Kindness: new works by Stephanie Rond. Two opening receptions will take place, the first on Friday, August 31 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and the second on Saturday, September 1 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm during Gallery Hop. This exhibition will be on view through September 30.
Sherrie Gallerie will feature the work of Erika Sanada, a California based artist who uses porcelain clay to create fascinating creatures in pristine detail.
Sherrie Gallerie will also feature Nostalgia, a special Pop-Up Exhibit by at 997 N. High St with works by Diana Abells, Natalia Arbelaez, Joe Hoye, Amorelle Jacox, Angela Jann, Clair Morey, Hannah Sepulveda-Davis, Casey Jex Smith, Kaitlyn Jo Smith, and Zachariah Szabo. The exhibit will focus on nostalgia in millenial art making and a generation’s obsession with looking back, processing its childhood, immortalizing the 80s through early aughts, and using the visual culture that raised them to communicate their identity.
Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery will feature its Fall Hit the Hop exhibition. Each year, Studios on High Gallery solicits entries from Ohio artists and selects the best to have their work exhibited in the Short North Arts District. The Hit The Hop exhibition reflects the Gallery’s commitment to promoting the work of local artists. This year’s show includes 21 artists in a range of mediums and styles. The exhibition will have an opening reception on September 2 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and will be open through September 27. Visitors of the September 2018 Gallery Hop will be invited to vote for their favorite for the People’s Choice Award.
Studios on High Gallery will also feature a special Pop-Up Exhibit at 24 E. Lincoln St, with works by Jennifer Jolley Brown, Carole Bucklew, Deb Davis-Livaich, Tracy Greenwalt, and Teda Theis. The exhibit will include each artist’s work in media not shown in their Studios on High exhibits: Brown will display raku ceramic vessels and intaglio prints; Bucklew will show painting and silversmithing; Davis-Livaich will share bronze and ceramic sculpture and fused glass work; Greenwalt will show wildlife paintings; and Theis will exhibit ceramics and atmospheric landscape paintings. Hours at the Pop-Up are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm and during Gallery Hop from 1:00pm to 9:00pm.
OTHER ART ACTIVITIES
First Commonwealth Bank
First Commonwealth Bank will continue to feature the work of local artist Meredith Martin. Her work in pastels, oil, and oil pastels reflects her experience living in the west and has been influenced by her studies in pre-Columbian art and architecture. Her work will be displayed through the end of September in their lobby. Stop by from 6:00pm to 9:00pm during Gallery Hop to meet Martin and enjoy her dramatic and unique artwork. Light refreshments will be served.
Glean will feature a new art exhibit by Daniel Rona during Gallery Hop. Rona is a painter, drawer, and idealist, creating work that is true to himself. He enjoys creating conversations on canvas about love, creativity, destruction, and fear of self-loathing that are flush with color, symbolism, and figuration of people, helping to convey his thoughts.
Global Gifts will feature Fair Trade Fall Fashions during Gallery Hop. Stop by to see (and try on) new styles of ethical apparel created by fairly paid artisans in Thailand, India, and Nepal. They’ve got organic cotton from Maggie’s Organics, contemporary looks from Ganesh Himal Trading, and versatile tie-dye vests, tunics, hoodies, skirts, dresses, and pants from Unique Batik. They’ll also be sampling fair trade coffee and sweet treats, too.
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.
Join LUXEredux Bridal and a few of their favorite local girl bosses to sip and shop during Gallery Hop for Bubbles and #bossbabes. Stop by LUXEredux Bridal to mingle with the gals of From Scratch Cupcakes, Game Day Feels, Live Luxe Ltd, Lipsense, and Surprise Modern Party!.
Penzone Salon + Spa
Penzone Salon + Spa will be discounting all retail for 20% off from 6:00pm to 10:00pm during Gallery Hop. They will also be featuring works by artist Larry Hamill.
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.
Tastings Wine Experience
Get 10% off any of Tastings’ wine art at every Gallery Hop! Featured artist Leanne Laine will be featured at their wine bar gallery in September. Pieces purchased can go home with you or be shipped to you, with insurance and shipping costs covered to anywhere in the US and Canada.
Stop in and see the new Short North Arts District location of THREAD. The talented Darby Smith will be playing in the store during Gallery Hop.
Various Vendors, Performers, and Musicians
Throughout the neighborhood each month, performers settle into the many nooks of the Short North Arts District to entertain the throngs of fans. Saxophonists, singers, improvisational dance troupes, will add to the unforgettable experience. You will also find vendors selling their hand-crafted one-of-a-kind items.
GALLERY HOP SPONSORS
Gallery Hop is made possible with support from our sponsors: