February 01, 2022
Art lovers are invited to the Art and Soul of Columbus for the first Gallery Hop of 2022, on Saturday, Feb. 5. Columbus’ favorite day to celebrate art will feature unique solo and group shows at Short North Arts District galleries throughout the day, many with a festive flare for the Valentine’s season.
A full list of additional February Gallery Hop exhibitions and events is below.
Gallery and business hours may vary. All attendees should abide by safety protocols as set by each local business.
FEBRUARY GALLERY HOP EXHIBITIONS
Join Brandt-Roberts Galleries as the gallery introduces artist Gabriel Pozzo with a feature in February. Gabriel’s oil paintings present a contemporary slant on figure painting and domestic scenes. The artist presents partially clothed figures rendered in a Classical style, but they often take on a Surrealist or dream-like feel, as they hover above a mattress or are swathed in blue. He also depicts remnants of daily life, such as empty, unmade beds, that allow us to view the everyday through a new, more intimate lens. Gabriel’s feature is on view in the gallery from February 5 through 27.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries will also host a joint reception for artists Gabriel Pozzo and Dylan Graves on Saturday, February 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dylan’s feature, titled “CHROME” is on view in the gallery through February 6. Brandt-Roberts Galleries will be open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on during the February Gallery Hop.
Emergent Art + Craft
Emergent Art + Craft presents “Common Threads,” which brings together a group of local Columbus artists working in fiber as a medium. Fiber arts borrow from traditional crafts including rug hooking, sewing, tapestry weaving, and others to create unique, highly textured pieces of art that delight the senses and explore the history of these crafts while delivering something new and refreshing.
“Common Threads” will be on view from Feb. 4 through Feb. 28. Emergent Art + Craft will be open during the February Gallery Hop from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Hammond Harkins Galleries
“Selected Works” is on view through the end of February. Participating artists include: Laura Alexander, Linda Gall, Dennison Griffith, Paul Hamilton, Andrew Hendrixson, Janice Lessman-Moss, Andrea Myers, Carol Stewart, Melissa Vogley Woods and Pamela Workman.
Hammond Harkins Galleries will be open during the February Gallery Hop from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For February hours and exhibition information, call Lindsay Gallery at 614-291-1973.
Marcia Evans Gallery
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Cynthia Kaufman-Rose “Love Songs” is an exhibition that chases after what, in essence, is beyond reach. Luminous metallics seek to capture aerial mist and shimmering skies. Translucent layers and subtle color obscure and reveal penciled, fading love songs and poetic verse. Glittering fragments of gold, silver and glass, evoke reflections on water and glints of light.
“Love Songs” will be on view from Feb. 6 through Feb. 28. Marcia Evans Gallery will be open during the February Gallery Hop from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sarah Gormley Gallery
Stop by Sarah Gormley Gallery to see incredible bronze sculptures by Zanesville artist Alan Cottrill in his first ever solo gallery exhibition. Cottrill, who was recently named a Governor’s Award winner by the Ohio Arts Council, was born and raised in the Appalachian region of Ohio and was the first person in his family to graduate from high school. After stints in college and the army, Cottrill participated in trade missions across the world for the US Department of Commerce, during which time he visited renowned museums and galleries and began collecting art and painting. In 1990, he touched clay for the first time and has dedicated himself to figure sculpting ever since. He is now known for his large-scale sculpture commissions, and has installations of historical figures across the country.
Cotrill’s work will be on view from Feb. 3 through Feb. 27. Cottrill will be in attendance at the opening reception in the gallery on Feb. 3 from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. Sarah Gormley’s February Gallery Hop hours are 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Sean Christopher Gallery for a Gallery Hop Opening Reception from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring the “Eleventh Annual Young Hearts Juried Exhibition,” an all-CCAD Student Show. Dayton-based fiber artist and painter Mychaelyn Michalec is this year’s esteemed Guest Juror. Since 2012 “Young Hearts” has been a yearly exhibition with a theme of “The Color of Love.” Artworks in all media and submissions by both BFA and MFA track CCAD students only are eligible. A presentation of the Juror’s Cash Award Selections will take place during the Opening Reception at 7 p.m. Exhibition continues through Feb. 26.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio is located at 815 N High St. For more information, call 614-327-1344 or visit seanchristophergallery.com. Open gallery walk-in hours are from Wednesday through Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and non-Hop Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., plus by-appointment availability Mondays through Sundays. Schedule a visit by calling 614-327-1344 or email email@example.com.
Sean Christopher Gallery will continue with its current Covid protocol during the February Gallery Hop and all visitors need to be masked.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery presents the much anticipated new works by Frederick Fochtman, from Feb. 3 through Feb. 27. Fochtman, a painter, art restorer and painting instructor from Columbus, will be present during the February Gallery hop. An artist reception will take place Friday, Feb. 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To learn more about the artist visit www.FredFochtman.com.
Sharon Weiss Gallery will be open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the February Gallery Hop.
24 Lincoln St. Art Studios
24 Lincoln St. Art Studios presents Amy Adams’ Solo Exhibit, “Light Moments,” which will be on view from Feb. 3 through Feb. 27. An artist reception will take place Sunday, Feb. 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more about the artist, visit AmyAdamsFineArt.com.
24 Lincoln St. Art Studios’ February Gallery Hop Hours are 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For February hours and exhibition information, call Sherrie Gallerie at 614-221-8580.
Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery presents “Red.” This member exhibition invites artists to explore, interpret and create using the color red – be it a formal color study in red, exploring its many visual qualities or a more reduced palette. Additionally, artists explored works that evoke an emotional response to red, or a political or cultural response.
“Red” will be on view from Feb. 5 through March 3. Studios on High Gallery’s February Gallery Hop hours are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
OTHER FEBRUARY GALLERY HOP ACTIVITIES
First Commonwealth Bank
First Commonwealth Bank presents “Turning wood back into trees” by Jonathan (Jon) Blake. Blake is a retired carpenter from Columbus and a self-taught artist who crafts whimsical woodland sculptures from recycled fencing, highlighting the natural imperfections in the wood. We are excited to have Jon display his unique work for the month of February at the Short North branch, located at 647 N. High Street.
Stop by during Gallery Hop from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and meet Jon in person!
Delight your sweetheart, your galentine, or treat yourself with ethical and unique handmade goods this Valentine’s Day. Choose from jewelry, home goods, decor, apparel, chocolate, coffee, tea, and more, crafted by fairly paid artisans from over 30 different countries. Flowers made from recycled sari fabrics from India that won’t wilt or die will warm every heart. Stop by in person or shop online at www.globalgiftsft.com and select curbside pick up or shipping.
Global Gifts’ February Gallery Hop hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Lone Wolf artwork store will be open during Gallery Hop from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Happy Holidays from the Global Gifts family! Global Gifts offers verified Fair Trade Rowe’s third generation LOVER sweatshirt is here! Stop by during Gallery Hop to snag yours. Ten percent of the sale of each sweatshirt is donated to the Go Red For Women Initiative with the American Heart Association!
Skully’s Music Diner
Join Skully’s Music Diner during Gallery Hop from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for happy hour, including half off select drafts (17 rotating ones), half off domestics, half off wells, and 50 cents off everything else. Stick around Space Camp at 8 p.m., a live EDM DJ collective, featuring Dubstep, Riddim, Trap, and Hip Hop all in one night from Ohio’s best DJs! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. 18+. Follow @skullysmusicdiner on Instagram for all the up-to-date info!
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. Local businesses are taking various safety precautions, such as requiring masks or face coverings, offering private appointments, limiting capacity, increasing routine cleaning, encouraging clients to social distance and sanitize, and more.
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