July 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, August 4 and check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long. See the full Gallery & Art Guide Here, and the Harlem Renaissance at Gallery Hop Map Here.
As part of “I, Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance At 100,” a city-wide celebration of the Columbus Black arts community, the Short North Arts District will debut a brand new mural series at the August 2018 Gallery Hop. In collaboration with 10 Short North Arts District galleries, I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100 Mural Series features works by established and emerging Black Columbus artists, including Antoinette Savage, Debbie Jackson, Edmund Boateng, Omar Shaheed, Terry Norman, Annie Chrissy Burley, Cameron Granger, April Sunami, Richard Duarte Brown, Malcolm J, Bee1ne, and Marshall Shorts. Read on to see which artists will be displaying their works and giving talks in the galleries during Hop.
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Brandt Roberts Galleries
Featuring artist Omar Shaheed, and the work Lady in the Window, 2018, two angles shown, in collaboration with the mural of the same name located at 642 N. High St. The artist will be in the gallery during Gallery Hop.
Hammond Harkins Galleries
Featuring Close-Up of the Frame In Between from artist Annie Chrissy Burley, and the work Anime Omission (Composite), in collaboration with the mural of the same name located at 1020 N. High St. The artist will be in the gallery during Gallery Hop from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, as well as a special musical performance at 6pm.
Featuring Memories: The Fabric of Our Lives from artist Antoinette Savage, and the work The Exodusters, in collaboration with the mural of the same name located at 921 N. High St. The artist will be in the gallery during Gallery Hop.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Featuring artist Terry Norman, and the work Richard Pryor. Medium: Charcoal, in collaboration with the mural of the same name located at 685 N. High St. The artist will be in the gallery during Gallery Hop. The gallery will also feature abstract artists Tommaso Ciaffoncini, Barbara Mink, Jesse Mireles, and Annette Poitau in Summer Show of Abstracts III. This image is owned and copyright by: Jennifer Lee Pryor and Indigo, Inc. Worldwide Rights Retained. Approval is given to Terry Norman to duplicate and display the copyright image for this mural exhibit.
Featuring artist Cameron Granger, and the work Urn, Or Another Way to Say I Love You, in collaboration with the mural of the same name located at 761 N. High St (via Wall St).
Sean Christopher Gallery
Featuring artist Richard Duarte Brown, and the work Fleaux Child, in collaboration with the mural of the same name located at 1359 N. High St. Brown. The artist will be present at the gallery for a meet and greet during Gallery Hop from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. In addition, José Bastidas’ “More Glimmers of Hopes” is on view through August 25, with a reception from 4:00pm – 10:00pm during Gallery Hop.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Featuring Breaking Loose from artist Edmund Boateng, in collaboration with the mural of the same name located at 1288 N. High St. The artist will be in the gallery during Gallery Hop.
Featuring Glory and Pain from artist April Sunami, in collaboration with the mural Dviza, 2017, located at 772 N. High St. The artist will be in the gallery during Gallery Hop from 4:00pm to 10:00pm. The gallery will also showcase one-of-a-kind jewelry artists Biba Schutz and Karen Gilbert, who both create unexpected yet inviting sculptural designs that range in style from architectural to intricate.
Featuring artist Debbie Jackson, and the work Bogolan Queen, in collaboration with the mural of the same name located at 790 N. High St. The artist will be in the gallery during Gallery Hop. The gallery will also showcase Enkaustikos: Current Work by Studios on High artist Kim Covell Maurer.
Studios on High Gallery Pop Up Exhibit
Studios on High will feature a special Pop-Up Exhibit at 24 East Lincoln, including Jennifer Jolley Brown’s raku ceramic vessels and intaglio prints; Carole Bucklew’s paintings and silversmithing; Deb Davis-Livaich’s bronze and ceramic sculpture and fused glass work; Tracy Greenwalt’s wildlife paintings; and Teda Theis’ ceramics and atmospheric landscape paintings.
Hours at the Pop-Up are F-Su, 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Gallery Hop Saturdays on August 4 and September 1, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
I, Too, Am Columbus Pop-Up Gallery
997 N High St, Ste. A, Columbus, OH 43201
Artists Malcolm J, Bee1ne, and Marshall Shorts will be featured at the “I, Too, Am Columbus” Pop-Up Gallery featuring the artists and the works that inspired their murals.
Featured Artist: Malcolm J (Kevin Malcolm Jones)
Title of Mural Artwork: Goodale Park
Mural Location: 15 E 2nd Ave
Featured Artist: Bee1
Title of Mural Artwork: Spread More Love
Mural Location: 1033 N High St
Featured Artist: Marshall Shorts
Title of Mural Artwork: I, Too, Am Columbus
Mural Location: 858 N High St
I, Too, Am Columbus Pop-Up Performances
Tribute to Richard Pryor: Hosted by his son and comedian Mason Pryor
From 6:00pm – 6:30pm, stop by Chase Park (located at 677 N. High St) to hear Richard Pryor’s son perform comedy in tribute to his father.
Through the evening, tap dancers will perform in front of Black Brick (located at 920 N. High St).
Art To Life by Lorii A. Williams Wallace of Tapestry Performing Arts Company
At 6:30pm Lorii A. Williams Wallace will perform in the Paradise Garage parking lot (located at 921 N. High St).
Spread More Love feat. Poetry from Wali, Judazya, Tripp Fontane, and Vye
At 7:00pm, Wali, Judazya, Tripp Fontane, and Vye will recite poetry at the Equitas Health parking lot (located at 1033 N. High St).
For more information about I, Too Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance At 100, visit the website.
OTHER ART ACTIVITIES
The Blowout Bar
The Blowout Bar is opening its third location in the Short North. Stop by and check out their new space at the August Gallery Hop from 4:00pm – 10:00pm. They will have a DJ, bites, and cocktails to celebrate their Grand Opening in the Short North!
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Visit the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center during Gallery Hop to view the largest contemporary collection of central Ohio art, featuring the interactive, 14-foot-tall, three-dimensional “As We Are” sculpture by Matthew Mohr.
The special Gallery Hop parking rate in the Goodale Garage is $5 per vehicle from 4:00pm – 10:00pm.
Glean will feature the artwork of Isabella McCombs-Byrne. McCombs-Byrne created these paintings last spring when she was 14 years old. She has been making art since the age of 2. Her favored medium is drawing in black and white pencil drawing, but she wanted to try painting using vibrant colors for this show. Her inspiration comes from her friends, music and Lil Uzi Vert album covers. She currently attends Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School and says she wants to be a tattoo artist when she grows up.
Global Gifts marks its 30th anniversary as an organization this month and they’re celebrating with a 30 Days of Summer Sale! They will be featuring special deals during the August Gallery Hop on select jewelry, decor, accessories, apparel, and more! [Artisans do not earn less when they have sales.] Global Gifts will hold a drawing at the August Gallery Hop for a back-to-school mini-backpack and handmade paper journal. They will also be joining in the district-wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance with live music from the era performed by local musicians Chris and Rose as well as the opportunity to round up and support specific arts programs in Columbus. Samples of Fair Trade coffee and baked goods will be available for the party!
Harvey & Ed’s
Haven’t gotten the chance to try out Harvey & Ed’s? They will be passing out free samples in front of their restaurant during Gallery Hop. If you like what they have, make sure to head inside for dinner!
Happy One Year Anniversary to Jolie Occasions! Stop by their shop to hear live music from Print the Legend, win your chance at some special giveaways, and to shop the store with everything 15% off.
Pies & Pints
Local artist and illustrator Jesus Walle embodies the Latino and Hispanic spirit in his latest collection, En La Sangre. Drawing inspiration from his own Mexican heritage, he is utilizing mixed media to share stories from the Columbus Latino and Hispanic community. Based on discussions and interviews with participants, he has created a collection of portraits, and will soon be releasing podcast episodes of first-hand accounts of life as a Latino and Hispanic living in Columbus.
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 T.Wong x Parker Louis x David Michael this Gallery Hop. The “In Pursuit” Concert Series is a FREE, unique in-store music experience!
Short North Stage
The Short North Stage will be buzzing with live music from MoDJazz in Ethel’s Stage Left Lounge, visual art by Carl Underwood, Patrick Vincent, Nicole Garlando, and J Cross, a double billing of plays by Will Eno presented by Wild Women Writing, and featuring Columbus Immersive Theater’s presentation of Charles Busch’s classic Vampire Lesbians of Sodom – a ridiculous journey from the Bible’s sin city to 1920s Hollywood to Las Vegas in the 1980s.
GET RIGHT with DJ Tron for this month’s Gallery Hop along with special guest, No Request. As always, 21+ event with doors opening at 10:00pm. Don’t forget the $10.00 cover at the door!
STORE 5a is a unique store that prides itself on giving jewelry, handbags, and watches a second life. Join them for drinks and small bites while shopping their curated selection, and enjoy complimentary jewelry cleaning while you shop!
Get 10% off any of Tastings Columbus wine art at not only this month’s Gallery Hop, but every Gallery Hop! Featured artist, Leanne Laine will be placed at their wine bar gallery. Pieces bought can go home with you or they will ship to you with insurance and shipping costs covered to anywhere in the US and Canada.
The Optical Co.
As part of the Gallery Hop Showcase Series, The Optical.Co will be hosting Article One Eyewear for an exclusive styling event and serving beer from Zaftig Brewing Co. Elaine from Article One will be in-store offering personalized stylings and tips. Stop by The Optical. Co to receive exclusive savings on all Article One eyewear and grab a beer from a local brewery!
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