December 30, 2019
With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, Gallery Hop is Columbus’ favorite night of the month to celebrate art. In addition to street performers, artisan vendors, and special events, this month’s Gallery Hop will celebrate the opening of six new exhibitions. Gallery hoppers can also attend an artist talk at Brandt-Roberts Galleries, and view a live artist demo at Sharon Weiss Gallery. Hop til you drop this Saturday, January 4 and check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature new glass works by Columbus-based artist Jacci Delaney. She creates vibrantly colored glass sculptures, often featuring bubble wrap as a texture. Meet Jacci at Gallery Hop from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Delaney’s works will remain on view through January 26.
Hammond Harkins Galleries
Hammond Harkins Galleries will continue to feature Small & Wonderful, the gallery’s annual holiday tradition, in celebration of the 140th Anniversary of the Columbus College of Art and Design, with a special focus on graduates and affiliates of CCAD. Participating artists include: Laura Alexander, Laura Bidwa, Tim Brown*, Annie Chrissy Burley*, Mark Bush*, Sarah Fairchild*, Linda Gall, Elizabeth Gerdeman*, Dennison Griffith*, Alteronce Gumby, Paul Hamilton*, Andrew Hendrixson, Philip R. Jackson*, Janice Lessman-Moss, Stephanie Lüning, Andrea Myers, Kaveri Raina, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Robinson*, Tariku Shiferaw, Mariana Smith*, Karen Snouffer, Carol Stewart, Melissa Vogley Woods, Pamela Workman*, and Erin Wozniak*. (* denotes affiliation with CCAD.) Small & Wonderful will be on view through January 19, 2020.
In 1999, Duff Lindsay quit a perfectly good job to do something crazy — open an art gallery — which turned out to be one of the best decisions he has ever made. Gallery hoppers are invited to join Lindsay Gallery for its 20th Anniversary celebration. To commemorate the occasion, the gallery will be exhibiting many artists it has shown throughout the years, including Ashley Pierce, Morris Jackson, Harry Underwood, Janis Price, Joey Monsoon, William Hawkins, Ricky Barnes, Stephen Sabo, Amber Groome, Elijah Pierce, Antoinette Savage, Bill Miller, Meghan Willis, Robert Falcone, Mike Egan, Steve Moseley, Stephen Warde Anderson, Lonnie Holley, Wallace Peck, Roy Butcher, Damian Valdes Dilla, Levent Isik, Katie Kikta, Steve Ehret, Mike Jones, John Taylor-Lehman, Kendall Polster, Mark Thomas, Troy Stith, Popeye Reed, and Paul Patton. The exhibition will be on view through February 23, 2020.
Marcia Evans Gallery
After Holiday Salon Show of gallery artists continue through January with a variety of original art and scenes including birch trees, birds in flight, text-based fresco, the Short North Arches, the Columbus skyline, abstracts, and more. Artists include: Robie Benve, Kirsten Bowen, Zak Burgess, Annette Poitau, Justin Shaver, JT Thompson, Jim Turanchik, Truet McDowell, Linda Wesner, and Harry Wozniak. The gallery will also feature additional items on sale, including handmade winter-knitted infinity and OSU scarves, hats, Ohio-made candles, and jewelry. After Holiday Salon Show will remain on view through January 28.
(Not) Sheep Gallery
Sheep/Not Sheep is a group show of work relating to the idea of sheep as people who follow, or actual sheep. Artists had fun exploring the theme, with interpretations as wide ranging as sheep-in-wolf’s-clothing sculpture to abstract paintings made of wool and silk. In Sheep/Not Sheep, craft and high art are presented side by side. The show will remain on view through January 31.
Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art
Driving Forces is a celebration of the first year of the Pizzuti Collection building and programming joining forces with the Columbus Museum of Art. The first exhibition to span both CMA locations, it is also the largest exhibition of work every shown from the private collection of Ann and Ron Pizzuti. With work by more than 75 artists from more than 20 countries, Driving Forces features a wide-range of work that not only responds to but helps shape, contemporary culture. Driving forces will remain on view at the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art through March 8.
Sarah Gormley Gallery
Sarah Gormley Gallery will host a group show featuring nine artists from Zanesville, Ohio: Jane Cardi, Alan Cottrill, Nora Daniel, Paul Emory, Linda Gall, Jana Pryor, Marti Steffy, John Taylor-Lehman, and Mike Seiler. The show will remain on view through January 26.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Robert Tavani: Heads is an installation of over 60 artworks in a salon-style exhibition by Columbus-based artist, educator, and CCAD alum Robert Tavani. Sean Christopher Gallery is one of the participating Columbus venues celebrating CCAD’s 140th Anniversary by featuring work during 2019 by CCAD graduates. Sean Christopher Gallery continues with a mid-exhibition Gallery Hop Reception on Saturday, January 4, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, and the exhibition will remain on view through January 25.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery and Found at Sharon Weiss Gallery will feature a salon show featuring gallery artists. Mathew McFarren will be demoing from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, where questions and conversation with the artist are highly encouraged. This show will remain on view through January 31.
Join Sherrie Gallerie during Gallery Hop for a special feature of work by local talent. Enjoy small and large works by: Laine Bachman, Molly Burke, Christian Faur, Madeleine Fields, Andy Hudson, Michael Kaiser, William Ortman, Marilyn Parker, Melinda Rosenberg, Trey Snowdon, Barb Vogel, Julie Woodrow, and Janis Mars Wunderlich. Work will remain on view through January 12.
Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery will feature Black/White/Gray, an all-member show that showcases the beauty of winter with works executed in shades of gray. The exhibition will remain on view through February 13.
OTHER ART ACTIVITIES
Ask a bartender about Gallery Hop Specials to find $5 Specialty Martinis, including the most popular PopRocks, Key Lime Pie, and Snickertini Martinis from 12:00pm to 9:00pm, as well as half-priced bottles of wine until 9 p.m. and half-priced appetizers until 6:00pm.
Warm up during January Gallery Hop at Global Gifts! Get toasty warm in fair trade woolens and sample free fair trade coffee. Sign up for the chance to win the mindfulness collection of fair trade “Namaste” slate, Om incense, and rosewood prayer bead mala bracelet. Giveaway will take place during Gallery Hop!
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Explore the largest contemporary collection of central Ohio art on a self-guided tour within the Greater Columbus Convention Center complex! Take a selfie with As We Are, the interactive sculpture located just inside the North Atrium. After exiting the photo booth, you’ll see your portrait displayed 14-feet high in LED lights.
Hilton Columbus Downtown
Visit the Hilton Columbus Downtown to view a show of work by new artists Brandon C. Smith and Wendy Franklin, and new work by Xanda Mccagg. Works will remain on view through February 29.
The Table will feature work by Paul Richmond and Ann Kim. Richmond and Kim’s work will remain on display through January 30.
Various Vendors, Performers, and Musicians
Throughout the neighborhood each month, performers settle into the many nooks of the Short North Arts District to entertain the throngs of fans. You will also find vendors selling their hand-crafted one-of-a-kind items.
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