On the first Saturday of each month, thousands of visitors converge on High Street in the Short North Arts District for Gallery Hop. Though many shops and galleries are open earlier, Gallery Hop officially starts at 4:00pm and runs to 10:00pm, with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it’s Columbus’ favorite night of the month to celebrate art. Hop til you drop this Saturday, July 6 and check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long.

ART EXHIBITIONS

Brandt-Roberts Galleries
For the month of July, Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature Scandinavian Modernist works. In anticipation of the gallery’s Ohio Modernism exhibition in October, this array of historic pieces will introduce viewers to the hallmarks of modernism. These newly acquired pieces depict images of men at work, indicative of the rapidly growing industrial age, in addition to modernist takes on landscape and still life. The exhibition will be on view through July 28.

 

 

 

Hammond Harkins Galleries
Currently on view at Hammond Harkins Galleries is Divine Connections by Karen Snouffer. Snouffer, Professor Emerita at Kenyon College, is a recipient of the 2019 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Also on view are new works by Paul Hamilton, Andrea Myers, and Annie Chrissy Burley.

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Gallery
At Lindsay Gallery, Gallery Hoppers can view works from Nashville artist Harry Underwood. Underwood’s paintings on wood deal with what it means to be human using imagery and text in surprising and sometimes mysterious ways. Underwood’s works will be on view through July 28.

 

 

 

 

Marcia Evans Gallery
During the June Gallery Hop, Marcia Evans Gallery will feature Summer Show of Art, an annual summer show showcasing rotating various styles of art, including artists Robie Benve, Veena Bansal, Kimberly Erb, Michael Halliday, Scott Hunter, Jessie Mireles, Annette Poitau, JT Thompson, and Harry Wozniak. Summer Show of Art will remain on display through August 31.

 

 

(Not) Sheep Gallery
Through July 15, (Not) Sheep Gallery will feature After the Rain/Reign, an art invitational drawing attention to an America – and world – reeling under problems caused by political failure. The exhibition, primarily featuring the works of Priscilla Roggenkamp and guest artist Brandon Smith will draw attention to the struggles of migrant/refugee families and the constant change and upheaval of political doctrines. Additional invitational artists include Michael Halliday, Magda Parasidis, Deborah Griffing, Rosellina Avoscan, Alissa Ohashi, and Juliellen Byrne.

 

 

 

Pizzuti Collection of CMA
Kick off Gallery Hop at the Pizzuti Collection of CMA. Starting at 4:00pm, special Gallery Hop admission is $5 for nonmembers and free, as always, for members. Currently on view: Jim Hodges, and Evan Gruzis: Drop Shadow.

The Jim Hodges exhibition features more than thirty works by Jim Hodges from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti. A highly regarded figure in contemporary art, Hodges often finds complex beauty in the fragile and fleeting, the mundane, and the timeless. His work is attuned to the power of a simple gesture. Hodges is among a generation of artists who came of age in the 1980s and 90s amidst a deepening AIDS epidemic and the continuing struggle for LGBTQ visibility and rights; love and loss are intertwined themes in his work.

With work in a variety of media from 1992 to 2019 collected by Ron and Ann Pizzuti over a period of decades, this exhibition offers a unique view of the artist’s practice. The exhibition will be on view at Pizzuti Collection of CMA through September 22, 2019.

Sarah Gormley Gallery
Sarah Gormley Gallery will feature SOLE by Daniel Rona during the July Gallery Hop. With his start as a graffiti artist, Daniel Rona’s works tell stories about concepts of love, hate, life, and death with a focus on growth. The composition of symbols that began with the rapid expression of graffiti now live in pieces that reflect both personal and universal truths about the human experience. SOLE will remain on view through August 8.

 

 

 

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Sean Christopher Gallery will host the opening reception for Mother Artists at Work: Prodromal at the July 6 Gallery Hop. Prodromal is a group exhibition by eleven select members of Columbus-Ohio based collective, Mother Artists at Work (MAW). Participating exhibitors include Kristen Marra Marek, Wendy Yeager, Melissa Ayotte, Alissa Head, Harvest Rider, Sharon Dorsey, Judy Chesnut Gerdeman, Catherine Bell Smith, Erina Rae, Missy Conley, Laurel Durrett.

There is a clear moment when one becomes a mother. But when does one become an artist? Is it when you make your first work? Is it when you complete it? Or when you show it publicly? Is it when you sell an artwork? Prodromal means “precursor.” Prodromal Labor is sometimes called “false” labor, but in reality, it is when labor starts and stops for an indeterminate time before active labor begins. In other words, it is still a productive and necessary process towards the ultimate fulfillment of labor.

Mother Artists at Work was formed in 2005 as a support and networking group for mothers working in the arts in Columbus, Ohio. For Mother Artists at Work, Prodromal is a play on the concept of labor producing a final result, whether that be a child, an artwork, or a status, because in reality, one may produce a child, but one never stops being a mother.

Promodal continues through August 17 during regular open gallery hours and by appointment, with an additional public reception offered on Saturday August 3, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery will feature a salon exhibit of new paintings by gallery artists, as well as a curated collection of small studies by 24 Lincoln Street resident artists.

 

 

 

 

 

Sherrie Gallerie
Sherrie Gallerie will feature Outpouring by Hunter Stamps. Lexington-based ceramic artist Hunter Stamps has exhibited across the nation, as well as China, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Mexico, and Spain. His fluid ceramic sculptures capture both an outpouring and an inevitable return to a contained inner space. Outpouring will remain on view through July 14.

 

 

 

 

Studios on High Gallery
Tenuous Attachments opens July 6 at Studios on High Gallery and continues through August 1. The exhibition features new mixed media works by Tracy Greenwalt, recipient of a 2019 Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award. Her works combine portraits from found black and white photographs with natural and historical references to create new narratives. An antique store purchase is the inspiration for these latest works. Her hauntingly beautiful images draw the viewer in and invite them to decode the mystery.

 

 

 

29 W. 3rd Gallery & Studio
During the July Gallery Hop, 29 W. 3rd Gallery & Studio will showcase an exhibition featuring local Columbus-based Artists.

OTHER ART ACTIVITIES

First Commonwealth Bank
First Commonwealth Bank will feature the unique work of Nick Stull. Stull currently works as an Exhibition Designer and Installation Supervisor at The Wexner Center for the Arts, is a member of the Ohio Arts League. and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2008. Additionally, Stull has been a gallery director and owner, all while being a busy artist, producing large scale murals, portrait commissions, branding and design projects and the experimental figurative paintings that you will see in this show. Nick is a member of the

Gallery Hoppers are invited to stop by from 6:00pm to 9:00pm during Gallery Hop to meet the artist, enjoy his exciting artwork and grab some light refreshments. Stull’’s work will be displayed through the month of July in the lobby.

Glean
Glean will feature the artwork of Isabella Byrne beginning at the July Gallery Hop through August 3. Isabella is 15 years old and is a student at Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School. She has been painting and drawing since she was a young child. She paints every day because it brings her happiness, and says she “gleans” her inspiration from the world.

 

 

 

 

Global Gifts
Global Gifts celebrates summer at the July Gallery Hop with artisan-made hammocks, wind chimes, garden decor, and more! Bring fair trade flavor to your favorite grillables with sauces, salts, and peppers from South Africa and Swaziland. Global Gifts will also feature a giveaway, including a hand-batiked apron from Ghana and Chipotle Chili Sauce and Fire Spice. The winner’s name will be drawn at the end of the night on July 6. Sign up for a chance to win at Gallery Hop and sample free fair trade coffee and treats.

 

 

 

Muse Gallery at Hilton Downtown Columbus
Visit the Hilton Downtown Columbus to view works featured by Muse Gallery, including Ohio-inspired, new work by Bonnie Teitelbaum, inspired by her childhood memories of living in Ohio. Additionally, Gallerie Bar & Bistro is currently featuring new large scale abstracts by David Senecal.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Skully’s Music Diner
This July Gallery Hop, Skully’s Music Diner hosts the longest running dance party in Columbus Get Right Summer Series, featuring sounds by Tron Music and special guest. The 21-and-up EDM/Trap/Hip-Hop dance party, starts at 10 p.m. Tickets will be $5 before 11:30 p.m. and $10 after. Early arrival is encouraged.

 

 

 

The Table
Visit The Table during Gallery Hop to see their latest exhibition from (Not) Sheep Gallery. The Elephant in the Room, an alias for a local clay sculptor, created nine 18″ clay plates depicting various politicians at various levels of governance, documenting the bills or laws they’ve passed, or things they’ve said. Political plates… at a restaurant. Artwork will remain on display past Gallery Hop.

 

 

 

 

Tastings: A Wine Experience
Stop into Tastings during the July Gallery Hop to view works by Leanne Laine. During Gallery Hop, all paintings are being offered at a 10% discount, with custom sizing orders also available through Tastings.

Laine was born in Manila, Philippines and raised and resides in British Columbia. Visual art has always been Leanne’s passion. After the loss of a job, Laine, a self-taught artist, was able to transition her personal hobby of painting and sketching into a full-time career. In her first year alone she sold over 400 of her hand-painted works that are now being displayed with private and corporate collectors from around the world.

 

 

THREAD
Swing by THREAD to see their specially curated travel capsule  for the Short North July Gallery Hop! Grab everything needed for upcoming trips, from travel packing pods to swim coverups and comfortable, stylish shoes.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

GALLERY HOP SPONSORS

Gallery Hop is made possible with support from our sponsors: