July 30, 2015
Brandt-Roberts Galleries is featuring “Elisabeth If Anything” by Adrian Waggoner and “Spring Motif Swarm” by Frank Herrmann.
Waggoner is a current Masters of Fine Art candidate at The Ohio State University. Waggoner’s figurative canvases explore the tensions created between two figures, the figure and the viewer, as well as the flattened space of the canvas and representation of form.
Herrmann’s abstract canvases investigate the visual language of the Asmat people, an ethnic group native to Papua New Guinea. A former Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award winner, Herrmann’s work will also be concurrently exhibited in Flashback to Now at the Riffe Gallery.
For the August Gallery Hop, Lindsay Gallery is featuring Robert Falcone, “Chicken or Egg?” with an opening reception on Friday, July 31 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Sales benefit Annie’s Fund for the Creative Arts.
Rivet presents two solo exhibitions in the month of August.
The Quiet Dark featuring the works of artist Dylan Garrett Smith and Novelty and Nostalgia showcasing the works of artist Heather Gargon. Both artists reside in Pennsylvania. This will be Smith ‘s second time exhibiting with Rivet and Gargon’s debut.
An opening reception will be held Saturday, August 1 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. The exhibition will be on view through August 31.
Little Fish Printing & Gallery
Little Fish Studios will be unveiling Before and After!, a collection highlighting the printing process that explores a variety of printmaking techniques created by artists with disabilities. Before and After! showcases the printmaking of Little Fish Studios. Fine Art prints will be displayed alongside original sketches and drawings that served as inspiration, giving viewers a first-hand look at this unique process from start to finish.
There will be an opening reception on August 1 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm with light hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The exhibition will be on view from August 1 to August 31.
Mac Worthington Gallery
Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art will be featuring powerful new sculptures by Mac Worthington from August 1 through 31. There will be an opening reception on August 1 from 11:00am – 10:00pm with an artist reception on August 15.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Cell Phone Zombies by Eva Andry will be on display at Marcia Evans Gallery through August 8.
California artist Andry introduces a provocative series of paintings entitled Cell Phone Zombies where the theme of these works arose from the silence and alienation she felt while surrounded by people looking down at their cell phones ignoring the world around them. These paintings will make you look up from your devices and see the sky.
The show is a partnership project of the Marcia Evans Gallery and Puffin Foundation West.
PM Gallery is featuring Down on the Farm: paintings by Vicki Moon Spiegel. Spiegel works in acrylics with mixed media and incorporated found objects. She worked at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium until retiring and the years spent around wildlife has influenced her work. This, however, is an exploration of the domesticated animal.
Through August 16, Pizzuti Collection is hosting This Just In: New Exhibitions, a dynamic exhibition of twelve newly acquired works from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti. These stunning paintings, sculpture, video, and photographs reflect the Pizzuti’s most recent interests as collectors and puts on view their passionate eye for new work by a fascinating mix of emerging and established artists from across the United States, Japan, Israel, and Sweden.
ROY G BIV
ROY G BIV Gallery presents video installation work by Scott Goss and Ann Bartges. Hidden videos appear through interaction in Goss’ surreal installations. Medical apparatuses probe the inner self in Bartges’ video installations. The work of both artists is on display August 1 to August 29 from 1:00pm – 6:00pm (Wednesdays through Sundays only).
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 1 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm with an artists’ talk on Saturday, August 29 at 2:30pm.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
For the August Gallery Hop, Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio is featuring former Columbus, Ohio resident, Joyce Hayden, who will be staging a multi-media event of her latest work entitled Resilience/Reverence/Resistance at Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio from July 4 through August 29.
Through a series of storytelling paintings, homage collages, assemblage construction, and audio/visual presentations, the exhibit explores themes of resilience and strength regarding personal and political adversity.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery is featuring artist Anita Dawson in August. This will be her first solo exhibit at the Sharon Weiss Gallery with an opening from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on July 31. Dawson is retired from CCAD and is known for her exquisite still life oil paintings.
Sherrie Gallerie will also be featuring Andrew Lidgus’ Duality from July 19 to August 28.
Experienced artist and musician Lidgus brings a new collection of mixed media work focusing on the many instances of duality in nature. The artist uses paint, paper, and found objects to create dimensional and narrative works of art.
Studios on High
For the August Gallery Hop, Studios on High is featuring Somewhere in Time; Seasons, Passages and Memories. This is Studios On High Gallery’s second, juried show series giving Ohio artists an opportunity to showcase their work. This 2D exhibition features 27 artists who explore this theme through pain, photography and mixed media.
Seasons, Passages and Memories will be open during Gallery Hop on August 1 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm.
ART EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS
Big Fun Columbus
For the August Gallery Hop, Big Fun Columbus is having local artist, Rob Jones, displaying his work. Also, The Good Time Charleys will return to play some great Dixie-land music.
National Mead Day is Gallery Hop Saturday at Brothers Drake. Learn more about National Mead Day through the Brothers Drake Facebook Page. Cut Maps is the featured August artist.
Denmark on High
Denmark on High is featuring Adam Lefevre during the August Gallery Hop. While historical artifacts repeatedly surface in his art, variety of subject matter consistently reflects unpredictable and inspirational moments. His art, often described as “highly symbolic,” reflects layers of meaning. Many images are created in his own studio where he uses original lighting and props to craft the exact message he desires. Anyone who appreciates his work will need to look twice to feel and see as he has felt and seen. Accordingly, art has become a window into his inner being and reveals the emerging artist he has discovered within.
First Community Bank
Neal Raffensberger will be featuring some of his images of Columbus at First Community Bank for August Gallery Hop. Neal Raffensberger spent most of his childhood learning photography from his father, Roy, who was a professional photographer and taught Raffensberger to print black and white photographs in their basement at a young age. He attended the Ohio Institute of Photography in Dayton, Ohio, receiving a degree in portraiture. Raffensberger opened his photography studio in 1995 and in 2009 moved to his current location at 347 E. Livingston Ave in German Village. Raffensberger’s studio is not only a portrait studio, but a custom frame shop as well.
Kit and Ace
On Gallery Hop Saturday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, District newcomer Kit and Ace will showcase the works of local artist Benjamin Willis. The Columbus native is currently the artist-in-residency at Otterbein University, where he received Painting, Drawing, and Philosophy Bachelor’s degrees from Otterbein University.
Damn Girl founder and DJ Charles Erickson will also be bringing his talent and creativity to the store while he spins tunes during the Hop.
Kit and Ace will also host artisan popsicle creator Cody Miller, founder of Rime Time Pops.
Stone Village Church Art Gallery
On Saturday, August 1, from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Stone Village Art Gallery presents The Hard Way Home, a new exhibit by local artist and Stone Village member Sonya Lucas. In addition to Lucas’ new exhibit, a delicious array of foods and desserts will be on hand for the opening reception.
Lucas’ recent paintings are about identity, transformation, and fighting for place. With the recent Supreme Court victory for the LGBT community, The Hard Way Home is about gaining ground; it’s about long struggles for acceptance and understanding; and ultimately, it’s about the marks we make on each other to establish those places we call home.
Wexner Center for the Arts
Wexner Center for the Arts’ film program The Big Picture: A Summer of 3D, Technicolor, CinemaScope, and 70m’ continues through August. Check out a free screening of John Waters’ Cry Baby at the Wex Drive-In on August 13, and be sure to preview their knockout fall season.
GALLERY HOP EVENTS
For the August Gallery Hop, Camelot Cellars is featuring $2.00 off all wine flights all day.
Danceville, U.S.A. will have an Open House event, inviting anyone to come visit the studio space and/or sign up for dance lessons during the August Gallery Hop!
Global Gifts will continue their Summer Sale through Gallery Hop on August 1. Stop in for great deals of Fairly Traded handmade goods, and enjoy samples of Fair Trade coffee and treats. Sign up to be entered in the Global Gifts monthly drawing! This Gallery Hop Global Gifts will be giving away this versatile, handmade bag from the Guatemalan weaving cooperative, Ruth and Naomi!
Skully’s Music Diner
Stop by Skully’s Music Diner on Gallery Hop Saturday for Get Right with DJ Giovanny. 21+. Doors open at 10:00pm and no cover until 10:30pm. $5.00 from 10:30pm – 12:30am and $10.00 from 12:30-2:00am.
GALLERY HOP SPONSORS
Elevator Brewing Co. is proud to be the official beer partner of Gallery Hop. Originally opening in 1999, the local brewery produces 10+ year-round beers and many seasonals. Each month, Gallery Hop features Elevator specials at a variety of Short North Arts District bars and restaurants.
The featured special for this month can be found at Short North Pint House & Beer Garden. Enjoy Elevator’s Mogabi 21oz draught beer for $6.00.
For visitors unfamiliar with the area, the Short North Arts District is concentrated along High Street between King Avenue to the North, and Nationwide Boulevard to the South. For more information on transit and parking, look here. For more information in general about the Short North Arts District, look here.