June 29, 2015
Lindsay Gallery will have two longtime gallery artists come together for a show of new work for the July Hop. Morris Jackson’s detailed drawings with microscopic patterns share obsessive yet humanistic qualities with Amber Groome’s lovingly constructed doll and skull sculptures. This year, Jackson was honored with the Ohio Art Council’s Individual Excellence Award, and Groome’s work was featured in the 2015 New York Outsider Art Fair.
Hilton Columbus Downtown
In partnership with Muse Gallery, the Hilton Columbus Downtown will feature artist Sare. There will be an opening reception on Friday, July 10 from 6:00-8:00pm. Sare, originally from Eastern Europe, is a French National who divides her time between Columbus, Ohio and Paris, France. Her work is done in the style of Dutch and Flemish painters, and refers to the style of the Grotesques. Sare, however, considers herself an observer of everyday life, and although the features and surroundings are exaggerated and warped, a whimsical overtone exists — a humorous view of the every day.
Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art
Stop by Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art for new paintings from the “Urban Sprawls” collection by Mac Worthington. The show run from July 1-31 with an opening reception on July 4 from 11:00am-10:00pm and an artist reception on July 18.
Marcia Evans Gallery
For the July Gallery Hop, Marcia Evans Gallery will be featuring California artist, Eva Andry. Andry introduces a provocative series of paintings titled Cell Phone Zombies where the theme of these works arose from the silence and alienation she felt while surrounded by people looking down at their cell phones ignoring the world around them. These paintings will make you look up from your devices and see the sky. This show is a partnership project of the Marcia Evans Gallery and Puffin Foundation West. An opening reception will be on Thursday, July 2 from 5:30-8:30pm.
Paul Palnik Cartoon Studios
Comic illustrations and prints by artist Paul Palnik will be featured at Paul Palnik Cartoon Studios during the July Gallery Hop.
Stop by pm gallery and see Down on the Farm paintings by Vicki Moon Spiegel. Ms. Spiegel works in acrylics with mixed media and incorporated found objects. She worked at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium until retiring and the years spent around wildlife has influenced her work. This, however, is an exploration of the domesticated animal. Down on the Farm will be on display until July 30.
Rivet Designer Toy & Art Gallery
Stygian Tales – The art of Mizna Wada will be on exhibit at Rivet Designer Toy and Art Gallery from July 4-29. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 4 from 7:00-10:00pm. This is a solo exhibition featuring the creepy cute art of Japanese artist Mizna Wada.
ROY G BIV Gallery
ROY G BIV Gallery presents artist Sandra Erbacher and artist collective The Page Collective. Erbacher’s color-by-number paintings of keyboards imagine the creative life of a fictional, uninspired accountant. The Page Collective will exhibit hand-bound artist books made with local teens. The work is on display July 4-25 at 997 N. High St.
Hours: 1:00-6:00pm Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is free. There will be an opening reception on July 4 from 7:00-10:00pm and an artists’ talk on Saturday, July 25 at 2:30pm.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Former Columbus resident, Joyce Hayden, will be staging a multimedia event of her latest work entitled Resilience/Reverence/Resistance at Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio from July 4 through August 29. Through a series of storytelling paintings, homage collages, assemblage construction, and audio/visual presentations, the exhibition explores themes of resilience and strength regarding personal and political adversity. Largely self-taught, recently-retired English professor, Ms. Hayden currently travels the country leading art and writing workshops from her most recent home bases of Massachusetts and North Carolina. A gallery talk/performance will take place on the exhibit’s opening night, during the July Gallery Hop.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
The Sharon Weiss Gallery will have a salon exhibition of exhibiting gallery artists for July.
From June 26 through July 31, Sherrie Gallerie will feature Treasures: Work by Ceramic Masters Tom and Elaine Coleman.
Studios on High Gallery
For the July Gallery Hop, Studios on High will be featuring Art Market, opening on July 1 with a reception on July 4 from 6:00-10:00pm. Summer in Columbus abounds with farmer’s markets, food trucks, and fantastic restaurants creating food with locally sourced produce. In conjunction with Food Week and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank benefit, members of Studios on High Gallery will present a group show featuring the luscious color and shapes of food. Enjoy the variety in interpretation from realistic to abstract, and both two and three dimensional works. Select artists will make percentage donations to Mid-Ohio Foodbank for all food-inspired sales.
ARTS EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS
Big Fun Columbus
For the July Gallery Hop, Big Fun Columbus is featuring artist Brent Elam, who is a very familiar artist to the Short North Arts District, and The Good Time Charleys will be performing. Refreshments provided by North High Brewing Co.
Denmark on High
Lea Gray is the featured artist at Denmark on High in July. Leah was awarded through the Canzani Scholarship Program and chose to attend the Columbus College of Art and Design, graduating under a Bachelor in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History. In 2011, Lea decided to devote her life to art and started Lea Gray Design. She specializes in painting, innovating origami products and accessory designing.
Global Gifts will be giving away a sun wall sculpture (pictured) created by fair trade artisan group, Comite Artisanal Haitien, based in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. Cut and shaped by hand, this smiling metal sun is signed by the artist Jean David Remy. Drum art, which can be displayed both indoors or out, is re-purposed from cleansed steel oil drums. This artistic technique reduces industrial waste in the waterways, and it provides Haitian artisans with a creative way to support themselves and their families. A variety of sizes and designs of Haitian drum art is available at Global Gifts now. Make sure to sample fair trade coffee and treats while you shop.
GALLERY HOP EVENTS
Skully’s Music Diner
Join Get Right with DJ Giovanny on Gallery Hop Saturday at Skully’s. Must be 21+. Doors are at 10:00pm with no cover until 10:30, $5 from 10:30pm-12:30am, $10 from 12:30-2:00am.
For the July Gallery Hop, Camelot Cellars will open early at 11:00am and are promoting their new Rainbow Flight all day. All flights are $2.00 off the entire day.
Stop by Danceville, U.S.A for their monthly Open House event. Visit the studio space to learn more, and sign up for dance lessons.
GALLERY HOP SPONSORS
Elevator Brewing Co. is proud to be the official beer partner of Gallery Hop. Originally opening in 1999, the local brewery produces 10+ year-round beers and many seasonals. Each month, Gallery Hop features Elevator specials at a variety of Short North Arts District bars and restaurants.
The featured special for this month can be found at Short North Pint House. Enjoy Elevator’s Mogabi 21oz draught beer for $6.
For visitors unfamiliar with the area, the Short North Arts District is concentrated along High Street between King Avenue to the North, and Nationwide Boulevard to the South. For more information on transit and parking, look here. For more information in general about the Short North Arts District, look here.