December 24, 2014
With the New Year comes an entirely new series of collections gracing the Short North’s numerous galleries dotting the District. Up and down High Street new exhibition openings beg to be admired and taken in. Accompanied by street musicians, performance artists and vendors, January’s Gallery Hop promises to dazzel with art and entertainment.
In the galleries
ROY G BIV
995 N High Street
ROY G BIV is featuring Nathan Gorgen and Jordin Caudill from January 3-31 with an opening reception on Saturday, January 3, from 7-10pm. An artists’ talk will be on Saturday, January 31 at 2:30pm.
Gorgen’s faux-finish paintings question the value of luxury items. Caudill’s geometric weavings explore domestic interior spaces.
694 N High Street
Sherrie Gallerie will be featuring 2D artist Laine Bachman throughout the month of January.
During Gallery Hop, Sherrie Gallerie will also have an exhibition by photographer Jennie Key, titled Let Me Hold You, a photographic celebration of life, love and courage. This project’s mission, featuring cancer survivors and their loved ones, is to raise awareness and encourage prevention and treatment by celebrating the patients’ courageous and life-affirming battle against this dreaded disease. See the artist’s work on Saturday January 3 to Sunday, January 4.
642 N High St
In addition to outstanding new works by the stable of talented new works, Brandt-Roberts Galleries will be presenting several new paintings by Bryan Roberts, the gallery’s co-founder. Mr. Roberts’ serene landscapes depict rural Ohio in autumn and winter and are created in a variety of sizes.
Studios on High
686 N High St
Studios On High Gallery features artist Bill Meyer’s show, Selling In vs. Selling Out, January 1-30, 2015. Through his clay sculptures and graphite drawings, Meyer’s works explore human motivation – the internal and external factors that create drive and inspiration
The Oak Room
511 N High Street
The Oak Room presents Souled World: Personification in Small Artwork curated by GCAC fellow recipient Nicolette Swift on view through January 31. Souled World features local and nationally celebrated artists discussing the theme of personification. The Oak Room will be closed on January 3 for the gallery’s bi-annual holiday break. Visit The Oak Room after Thursday, January 8.
Hilton Downtown Columbus in partnership with Muse Gallery
401 N High St
The Hilton Columbus Downtown in partnership with Muse Gallery will be exhibiting Char Norman from January 15 – February 15. This exhibition is open to the public on the Lobby Level of the hotel.
Char Norman’s work is an exploration of natural forms. She uses pods and organic shapes encased in weaving and extensively preserved, to comment on birth and death, the shapes representation both pod and reliquary.
1200 N High St
Rivet will have I Am Doll Parts, featuring the paper doll art of Angie Mason, Crankbunny, and Mab Graves. The exhibit will run from January 3 through January 31 with an opening reception on January 3 from 7-10pm.
1190 N High St
For the January Gallery Hop, pm gallery will be featuring Michael Secrest. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and a lifelong resident of Ohio. His current show at pm gallery explores the texture and depth of autumn in Goodale Park.
His abstract work uses a similar palette and evokes the stirring of wind through autumn leaves. The show runs through January 30.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
20 E Lincoln
For the January Gallery Hop, Sharon Weiss is working with The Ohio State University Faculty Club to feature Malcolm Baroway and his exhibition New Works.
The show will be on display at The Ohio State University Faculty Club and an opening reception will be on Friday, January 16 from 6-8pm.
To RSVP, please call the club at 614-292-2262 or email your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marcia Evans Gallery
8 E Lincoln St
Marcia Evans Gallery will be featuring their After Holiday Sale for the January Gallery Hop. Sale items include select pieces of art, hand made scarves, select jewelry, and hand-blown glass.
Paul Palnink Cartoon Studios
14 E. Lincoln St
New drawings are on display by artist and cartoonist Paul Palnik. The exhibition will be on display throughout January. Stop by on Gallery Hop to meet the artist.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
815 N High Street
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio will be featuring Kimberly M. Webb, ditched until January 31.
ditched is a new body of sculptural works, a continuation of Webb’s studies and experimentation during her graduate research in the MFA program at the Columbus College of Art and Design. The artist is the Gallery Manager at the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, Columbus, and was recently accepted for participation in an overseasArtist Residency in Spain for 2015 with financial support by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Events and exhibitions
In addition to the traditional art galleries of the Short North, district boutiques, restaurants and retail shops celebrate art during the January Gallery Hop with special exhibits and events. Come see what’s happening…
T. David Collection
T. David Collection will feature guest jewelry artist, Teresa Morbitzer for the January Hop. Teresa will have her handmade and designed jewelry pieces at T. David Collection, with many of them on sale.
Big Fun Columbus
Big Fun Columbus will feature students from Amanda Clearcreek High School. The students are taught by local artist, Brent Elaam. Don’t miss the cool kids’ space band, The Shazzbots performing from 12-1:30pm.
For January, Global Gifts is helping you get ready for Valentine’s Day by featuring colorful, heart-shaped soapstone craft items from the artisan group Tabaka.
Tabaka is a cooperative group of soapstone carvers from the Kisii tribe in Kenya.
Stop by Global Gifts to enter their monthly Gallery Hop drawing. Shake off the winter chill and enter to win a warm and cozy blanket by Minga Fair Trade. Enjoy samples of fair trade coffee and cookies from the Women’s Bean Project while you shop!
Stone Village Church Art Gallery
On Saturday, January 3 from 5:30-8pm, ‘Bring Forth’ a new exhibition by local artist Maggie opens at Stone Village Art Gallery. A delicious array of foods and wines will be on hand for the reception.
For the January Gallery Hop, Mouton continues the show and sale of well-known local artist, Craig Carlisle. Stop in for a cocktail at Mouton and view the show, which will run until the end of January.
Brother’s Drake Meadery
For the January Gallery Hop, artists’ Kevin James and Jessica Malone will be at Brothers Drake Meadery for an opening reception from 6-8pm.
Join Brothers Drake for mead production tours starting at 2 or 4pm. Click here for reservations.
Live music will be at Brothers Drake on Gallery Hop night with MojoFlo at 10pm with a $5 cover, must be 21+.
Green Olive Company
For the January Gallery Hop, Greend Olive Company and Terra Gallery presents an Eclectic Salon Show featuring paintings, mixed media and sculpture. Terra Gallery is showing a concurrent exhibition at the new permanent Short North location inside Green Olive Company.
Flora Home and Garden
Flora Home and Garden is featuring a store-wide clearance sale. Everything in the store will be on sale during the month of January. Stop in to get great end-of-season deals
Danceville, U.S.A. will have an Open House event, inviting anyone to come visit the studio space and sign up for dance classes. Come visit Danceville during Gallery Hop!
Skully’s Music Diner
Stop at Skully’s for THE Hip Hop event of Columbus, Gallery Hop Dance Party. Get Right with DJ Giovanny who will be spinning Hip Hop & EDM all night long.
Doors open at 9pm with $5 cover charge before 1am and $10 cover for guys after 1am, must be 21.