March 29, 2021
Hop at Home for the Short North Arts District April Virtual Gallery Hop! Columbus’ favorite day of the month to celebrate art will continue virtually primarily via the @ShortNorthArtsDistrict Instagram Story, as well as on the Short North Arts District Facebook Page. The April Virtual Gallery Hop will feature eight brand new exhibitions, many of which will also be on view to the public in-person.
Select art galleries and other businesses will also be open to the public, with many offering private appointments in addition to virtual options. Specific details on how to shop and explore Short North Arts District galleries during this time can be found at Art By Appointment. You can also view public art throughout the area via the Short North Arts District Art Trail.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries is delighted to present Cody Heichel: Amid the Greens. In this new body of work, Cody Heichel has gravitated to a more distilled, yet figurative, landscape while exploring new color relationships. He has chosen to simplify his subject matter through composition and technique by omitting fine details. The simplicity is deceptive as Heichel attempts to elicit the essence of the subject into the final painting. By imbuing the materiality of his paint with the unique light of the Midwest, he attempts to have the viewer experience the landscape by feeling and suggestion rather than detail.
Cody Heichel: Amid the Greens is on view starting Friday, April 2. The exhibition will be on view through April 25 during gallery hours, Friday through Sunday, 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Private appointments can be scheduled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (614) 223.1655. The virtual exhibition will be available starting Saturday, April 3 at brandtrobertsgalleries.com/exhibitions.
Emergent Art + Craft presents Nature Remained, featuring the photography of Becca Mathews, a wildlife and nature photographer based in Columbus. Becca’s background in environmental science and education guides the principles of her photography. The images on display at Emergent Art + Craft during the month of April represent a pandemic year where the world turned to nature. Her hope is that when people resume “normal” life, they will have a newfound appreciation for the natural world.
Hammond Harkins Galleries presents Masterworks from artist Aminah Robinson. Opening weekend with extended gallery hours takes place April 9 through April 11, Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm, and Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. MacArthur Award recipient Aminah Robinson was recently featured in The New York Times in “Overlooked,”a series about remarkable people whose deaths the newspaper initially overlooked. Regarding the artist’s chronicling of Black Life, Kwame Opam states, “[Robinson] believed that life for her people in America was an act of near-superhuman perseverance, and she was determined to capture that history in every medium she could.”
Masterworks offers a breadth of work illustrating this range. In addition to early drawings on view for the first time will be two special mixed-media works: Aminah’s Blackberry Patch, a multi-part folio dedicated to her son Sydney, and the Presidential RagGonNon dedicated to former President Barack Obama. Alongside Aminah’s work will be works by Don “DonCee” Coulter, the first recipient of the Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Fellowship. The Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Fellowship is administered by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Also, join Hammond Harkins Galleries for a book signing with Carole M. Genshaft, Curator-at-Large at the Columbus Museum of Art and editor of Raggin’ On on Saturday, April 10 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about Lindsay Gallery, call (614) 291.1973 or email email@example.com.
Marcia Evans Gallery presents a 15-year anniversary show of landscapes and florals by Veena Bansal. Bansal’s work will be on display in person from March 7 to April 26.
Rhythms of Nature is a two-person exhibition by artists Deborah Griffing and Christine Kosiba. This work focuses on the rhythms or patterns of everyday life by both humans and animals, and how that has been affected over the past year. With renewed interest in introspection and a semi-recovery in the natural world, the work will reflect humankind and its impact on the natural world.
Regarding her work, Griffing states: “The mind is a library of sorts, dense with the accumulation of one’s perceptions and experiences. Like a library, it is also a place where fact and fiction can exist side by side, often mixing to make something strange yet familiar. To me, creating is an exploration within my mind’s complex interior; a research expedition of the many landscapes I find within.” Griffing is a recipient of an Individual Excellence Award by the Ohio Arts Council for 2020.
Christine Kosiba states: “This body of work focuses on life cycles and the energy within these cycles that never ceases.” Using clay, underglaze, stains and found objects, Kosiba explores the certainty of uncertainty in our shared existence on this planet with all living things. Transition, renewal, connectedness, resilience, decay, and growth are recurring themes.
James Young returns to Sarah Gormley Gallery with A New Season, a series of new paintings depicting midwestern farms, structures, and landscapes. The paintings are meant to invoke a sense of place, and a feeling of familiarity and the potential for renewal after the challenges of the past year. Sarah Gormley Gallery is open by appointment only, for now. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to see the new show.
Sean Christopher Gallery is proud to present Material World/Transcendence, featuring the works of Elaine Buss (clay fragments), Raw Milk (music video), Chad Sines (clay vessels), and Shannon M West (mixed media sculpture). The exhibit opens with an in-person reception on Saturday, April 3 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm (with COVID-19 safety protocols) and can also be viewed during the April Virtual Gallery Hop beginning at 1pm on April 3, on the @shortnorthartsdistrict Instagram. The exhibit continues in person and virtually through April 24. See exhibit highlights on the @seanchristophergallery Instagram, the SeanChristopherGalleryOhio Facebook, and at seanchristophergallery.com.
Sharon Weiss Gallery presents Zanesville artist Paul Emory. The exhibition will be on view from April 1 to April 26. The artist will be present in the gallery on April 3 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Sherrie Gallerie presents Being Human, a ceramic figure exhibition by artists Tom Bartel, Jack Earl and Janis Mars Wunderlich. Experience this show safely in-person or online at SherrieGallerie.com from March 6 through April 24.
Studios on High Gallery presents Found & Fabricated from artist Carole Bucklew. Finding unique and creative ways to incorporate found objects into fabricated jewelry requires skill, innovation, and problem solving. This exhibition blends the beauty of stones found in nature with skilled metalsmithing techniques to create unique, wearable art. The exhibition will be on view from April 3 through April 29.
The Wexner Center for the Arts presents Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment. Foregrounding contemporary artists’ engagement with social issues and shaping institutions, Climate Changing raises critical questions as we face the entwined crises of systemic racism and a global health pandemic. What role do art and culture play in revealing legacies of oppression and violence? How might artists help imagine a different future? How can all of us, collectively, create a real climate for change?
The artists in Climate Changing deal with a range of matters such as mass incarceration; global warming; labor, debt and economic inequality; colonization; racism; education and democracy; and ableism. By presenting projects that span multiple themes and frameworks, the exhibition emphasizes the power of intersectionality and interdependence, and encourages a collective reimagining of our social environment. To learn more, visit: wexarts.org
Other April 3 Activities
The Prologue Bookshop sidewalk sale is back! Check out hundreds of discount books, notebooks, and puzzles! Prologue requires masks to shop at the sidewalk sale. This event is weather-dependent.
GALLERY HOP SPONSORS
Gallery Hop is made possible with support from our sponsors:
Those interested in visiting the Short North Arts District in person can make their visit Short North Safe. Masks are currently required for entry into any Short North Arts District business. Local businesses are also taking additional safety precautions, such as offering private appointments, limiting capacity, increasing routine cleaning, encouraging clients to social distance and sanitize, and more. Select local retailers, restaurants, cafes, and other Short North Arts District businesses are also open to the public for shopping, carry-out and dine-in services, and more.
Additionally, enjoy a discount on contact-free parking via the ParkColumbus app with a complimentary validation code. For more parking and transit information, visit the Parking & Transit page or download the Parking & Transit Guide.
For more information on how to support local Short North Arts District galleries, retailers, and restaurants during COVID-19, visit ShortNorth.org/SupportSNAD