December 02, 2013
Take a look at the exhibitions you can find in the Short North throughout the holiday season. Visit the Celebrate the Holiday Season in the Short North page for a rundown of the exciting activities to expect for Holiday Hop and throughout the month of December.
In the Galleries…
ROY G BIV– 997 N High St
ROY G BIV Gallery presents its Members’ Small Works Exhibition. All work on display will be smaller than 1 foot x 1 foot x 1 foot and priced to sell at under $500. The exhibition features work by ROY member artists working in a wide variety of styles and mediums. ROY will also unveil its new $10 art table, the perfect spot to find unique holiday stocking stuffers.
Tthe exhibition will run through December 28.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries– 642 N High St
Brandt-Roberts Galleries presents “Holiday Small Treasures” for the December Holiday Hop. A variety of new works in oil, acrylic, glass, wood and stone will be featured.
pm gallery– 1190 N High St
pm gallery continues the ever popular “Wings, Beads and Bones” exhibit by Vickie Moon Spiegel. Spiegel is a Columbus artist and uses mixed media, collage, encaustic techniques and found objects in her work.
They are also showing “I Spy” in the window, a seek and find game of puns. Be sure to stop by and feed the Short North Pole – proceeds benefit CERF and The Homeless Families Foundation.
As always, pm gallery has an incredible selection of blown glass ornaments for the tree or window.
Rivet– 1200 N High St
In December, Rivet hosts “Giant Monsters, Total Combat!” This solo exhibition, featuring the work of Ohio artist Jeff Lamm, includes a special “Greasebat and Friends Gummi Playset” toy release.
The exhibition will be on display through December 31. This will be the second solo exhibit at Rivet for Lamm in addition to his participation in the group exhibition “Ohio, You RAWK!” held in February 2013.
Marcia Evans Gallery– 8 E Lincoln St
This Holiday Hop, visit Marcia Evans Gallery to view her Holiday Salon Show and give the gift of art for the holidays!
This show runs through January 18 and features a number of local and national artists including Larry Hamill, Cody Heichel, Dawson Kellogg, Sandy Knight, Anna McDonough, Shawn Morin, Annette Poitau and many more!
Terra Gallery– 8 E Poplar
For the month of December, Terra Gallery presents the “Winter Salon Show,” debuting artist David Reed’s intricate, sophisticated oil and acrylic landscapes and exotic glass vases by William Ortman.
The show will run through January.
Sharon Weiss Gallery– 20 E Lincoln St
In December, Sharon Weiss Gallery features new works in oil by Rick Akers. The exhibit, titled “The Allure of Somerset,” marks Akers’ 16th one-man show. Akers lives in and is restoring an 1822 Federal Brick Home in Somerset, and wanted to share the alluring beauty that drew him there. The show will run through December 29.
Lindsay Gallery– 986 N High St
During December, Lindsay Gallery will feature the art of folk artist Joey Monsoon. Over the past five years, Monsoon has proven himself to be one of Columbus’ most important painters. Monsoon is back with a new series of intense pieces that challenge our concept of beauty. His subjects have known hard lives… but they carry on with grace.
Studios On High Gallery– 686 N High St
In December, Studios on High Gallery presents “Be Original…Give Original Art,” a unique and imaginative collection of creations in all mediums from oils and ceramics, to glass and wearables for holiday gifting.
Exhibit runs through December 31.
Events & Exhibits
In addition to the traditional art galleries of the Short North, district boutiques, restaurants and retail shops celebrate art with special exhibits and events. Come see what’s happening…
Stone Village Church– Local artist Sonya Lucas
Stone Village Church presents “Canaries and Coal Dust” by local artist Sonya Lucas. The exhibit is a celebration of Sonya’s West Virginia roots. Sonya has incorporated coal dust pigment in each of her paintings mixed with acrylic paint. The exhibit is a haunting celebration of life and death, speaking to Sonya’s personal life and totemic narratives about life. The exhibit will run through December 31.
Flora Home and Garden– Painter Michael Guinane
This month, Flora Home and Garden features the paintings of local artist Michael Guinane. These paintings are created with watercolor and water based paints using a reduction technique involving multiple washes of paint to create layering and depth in each piece. This style is able to show the subtleties in layers of a painting and allows the viewer to see deeper into the piece. From a quiet winter night in the park to a busy city street, these works try to capture the feeling and mood one gets from being in a certain place or time.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Guinane moved to Columbus in 1996 to attend Columbus College of Art and Design. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration in 2000. Michael continues to live and work in Columbus showing in galleries, restaurants and doing privately commissioned works throughout the country.
UrbanOffice Furnishings + Art Gallery– Various local artists
UrbanOffice’s UOF ART GALLERY presents “100 PAINTINGS.” These small original paintings, by over a dozen local artists, are perfectly sized and priced for the holidays!
Green Olive Company now carries Ohio City Pasta from the Westside Market in Cleveland, Ohio. Ohio City Pasta is guaranteed to be the freshest available. Pastas come in 1/4 pound bundles and can be purchased individually or by the pound. The frozen filled raviolis are traditional square cut shape and the gnocchi is potato based. Stop by to check out the fresh pasta and sample some of the best olive oil around!
Big Fun Columbus– Local artist Paul Volker
This December Hop, Big Fun will feature works from the quirkiest member of the Columbus art scene, Paul Volker.
First Community Bank– Art of G. Josey Joseph
This December, First Community Bank will showcase the art of local artist G. Josey Joseph.
Initially trained as an attorney, he left the legal field to become an artist. He works in a wide range of mediums including oil paints, inks, pencil and pastels. He also makes sculptures. A graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design, his artwork is in collections across the United States and in Europe.
Royal Factory Atelier– Damn the Witch Siren
This Holiday Hop, Royal Factory Atelier hosts local band, Damn the Witch Siren, Bobbi Kitten and Z Wolf. This electronic rock band has a background in witchcraft… and they are sure to put a spell on you!
Travis Porter, a local artist, will also be in attendance doing live sketches.
On Paper– Operation Gratitude
For the second year, On Paper participates in Operation Gratitude. Through this program, you are invited and encouraged to send a free holiday card to a wounded warrior in the United States military.
Stop by during December and choose a card, write your message, and they take care of the rest! Once your card is written, they will send their collection of cards to a centralized location, where they will then be distributed to soldiers and military hospitals.