May 28, 2013
In the Galleries
City Lights exhibits at pm gallery this Gallery Hop Saturday. The exhibit features the urban landscapes of artist Deane Arnold of Columbus, Ohio. The acrylic on canvas paintings are a view of Columbus that most do not see. Textural, vivid and moody, these works show the beauty that is in the dark. Complimenting his landscapes, Deane is also displaying a series of nudes. Deane has moved from photorealistic paintings to something even truer, capturing the emotions and wonder of a city at night.
Sherrie Gallerie will feature the ceramic work of artist Laura Jean McLaughlin for the month of June. McLaughlin creates a narrative of the world around her, she hand-sculpts the clay, carefully carving the surfaces and then glazing with bright colors. Visit the Sherrie Gallerie to explore these thought-provoking pieces.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
David Terry exhibits Introspective at Sharon Weiss Gallery for the month of June. Terry’s show is a collection of oil paintings. In addition to his paintings, Terry is also Columbus’ main fine art restorer. His restoration and artwork have been a staple in Columbus for over 30 years. Opening reception is Friday May 31, 6-8PM, exhibition will run through June 30.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Take a deep journey into the unique vision of two accomplished artists at Marcia Evans Gallery this Gallery Hop Saturday. Parallel Abstractions features the works of artists Todd Camp and John Donnelly. Opening reception is Friday, May 31 5:30-8:30PM, exhibit will run through July 29.
The Wallace Peck exhibition begins this June Gallery Hop at Lindsay Gallery. Peck paints at the Open Door Art Studio, a supportive community of talented artists with disabilities. With the growing amount of artistic recognition Wallace has achieved over the last few years, he has shown that great art is not always the result of rigorous study but can also come from a unique perspective and sheer perseverance. Much like words can be recombined to create unlimited meanings, Peck’s figures are structured with varied lines and evocative color combinations. Besides painting people and animals, Peck occasionally sheds new light on landscapes and architecture.
Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery will feature “Talking Art” with gallery artist Joan Zeller. Zeller discusses glass and ceramic techniques in the creation of her garden totems. Located in Columbus’ energetic Short North Arts District since 1985, Studios On High Gallery, is Columbus’ oldest artist-owned and operated gallery. Selected by jury, each exhibiting artist creates art on-site. This provides a rare opportunity for art patrons to meet the artists personally and engage with their creative processes.
ROY G BIV
ROY G BIV will feature three emerging artists for their June exhibition, Chinn Wang, David Leighty, and Michael Kellner. Exhibtion runs June 1-29. The opening reception is Gallery Hop Saturday from 7-10PM followed by an artists’ talk at the end of the month on June 29 2:30PM.
Terra Gallery exhibits Wall To Wall Color for the month of June. This exhibition features a wide variety of colorful, abstract paintings as well as glass and ceramic sculptures. The exhibition begins Gallery Hop Saturday and will run through June 28.
The Oak Room
The newest gallery in the Short North, The Oak Room, is located within DeepWood Restaurant at 511 N High St. Stop into this exhibit space this Gallery Hop for the opening reception of Interstitial, solo works by Amanda C VanDenberg. VanDenberg incorporates stretched fabric portraits, mixed media paintings and elegant ink sketches to record passages of time. The Gallery Hop reception is 5-8PM and will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres from DeepWood, a cash bar, and live musical accompaniment to accent the evening.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries is delighted to welcome artist Bernard Palchick to the Gallery. Palchick is both a gifted water-colorist and oil painter. He works in a variety of styles, including abstraction and magic realism. Explore his vibrant works this Gallery Hop Saturday.
The Pizzuti Collection, a new non-profit art space dedicated to exhibitions of world-class contemporary art from the private collection Ron and Ann Pizzuti, is hosting a member preview on June 1st from 11:00-3:00pm. Located at 632 North Park Street, the newly renovated historic building is the newest addition to Columbus’s rapidly expanding art scene. This event will offer visitors the opportunity to catch a sneak peek of Pizzuti Collection’s debut exhibitions Cuban Forever and the Inaugural Exhibition: Looking Back, Looking Forward before the organization officially opens its doors to the public in September.
A tour will be featured at 1:00pm led by Rebecca Ibel, Director and Curator of the Pizzuti Collection, who will illuminate the origins, motivations and future of the Pizzuti Collection while discussing the beautiful works of art on exhibition. Boxed lunches will be available for purchase from a “pop-up” style restaurant featuring favorites from Columbus’s own local TASI café.
To become a member and participate in this, and other Pizzuti Collection preview events throughout the summer, visit pizzuticollection.com.
Visitors can also sign up for membership in person on June 1st.
June Gallery Hop Happenings
Short North Stage
The Alternative Fashion Mob kicks off the first inaugural Alternative Fashion Week at the June Gallery Hop with a progressive fashion show and local designer meet and greet. Wander High Street and see live models in boutique windows and then join a collection of designers, shop owners, and models at The Garden Theater at 9PM. Short North Stage also presents the Seven Dance Company in a contemporary dance performance dedicated to love, Les Saisons D’Amour. Gallery Hop Saturday 8PM. For more show dates, times and pricing visit ShortNorthStage.org.
Fringe is capturing, styling, & portraying the lives of urban dwellers during an art and apparel event this Gallery Hop Saturday. With this “ReFresher” course, FRINGE is exposing the beauty of some of Ohio’s most abandoned yet vibrant dwellings through the work of a passionate team of photographers and artists (GoodMorningState, Christopher Mabry, Katie Herbst, and Chad Cochran) that will showcase during the evening. Additionally, stop by for the premiere of Fringe, the private label alongside the fashion brand Publish and shoe brand Inkkas.
Dames Bond Marketplace
Stop into Dames Bond this Gallery Hop Saturday where there truly is something for everyone! Fine Artist Kimberly Erb will exhibit her paintings including the Short North streetscape pictured above. Additionally, Annie’s Garden Creations will feature the seasonally appropriate “Garden Art” exhibit to add to your growing collection. Hand-crafted, local and unique, Dames Bond is a must-stop this Gallery Hop!
Brothers Drake Meadery
This June Gallery Hop at Brothers Drake stop in for the featured exhibits of artists Jen Wrubleski and Frank Tuttle. Wrubleski will exhibit her bright, whimsical illustrations and Tuttle will display his portraits of local drag queens as a celebratory nod to Columbus Pride month. Mead production tours will also take place in the early hours of the Hop followed by The Rust Belt Rumble Band’s evening performance beginning at 10PM. This 7-piece group mixes rock, funk, big R&B, and blues to excite every audience. For more on the band and other Brothers Drake happenings visit brothersdrake.com.
What the Rock?!
Festival season in the city of Columbus is here and What the Rock?! is celebrating! Stop into the rock ‘n roll boutique this Gallery Hop Saturday for their Comfest inspired window exhibit. In addition, there will be a free make-and-take button event and specialty items on sale for your Hop shopping.
Royal Factory Atelier
Join Royal Factory Atelier for an evening of fashion this Gallery Hop Saturday featuring local designer Shann Cortes. Cortes’ brand is based on making women feel sexy and free. Her garments incorporate high quality silk, lace and leather. In addition to Cortes’ designs, Royal Factory will also be participating in the Alternative Fashion Mob show taking place throughout the District with live window models 7-9PM.
Create & Taste at the June Gallery Hop during the “Art of Mixology” at Candy Cane. Their licensed mixologist will awaken your pallet with fresh fruits, purees, nectars and exotic fruit juices. Bring your friends and create your own or have a refreshed version of your favorite drink. The Candy Cane bar is interactive and fun, and a unique stop during your Hop!
Skully’s Music-Diner celebrates each and every Gallery Hop Saturday with the official Gallery Hop Dance party sponsored by Jameson and Absolut. Visit Skullys.org for more information on the dance party and the night’s specials.
Grid Furnishings exhibits “Indra’s Net,” paintings by Matthew Gallagher, Grand Award Winner of this year’s AICUO Award for Excellence. Gallagher is a graduating senior at Oberlin College. “My visual art deals with my desire to express images and colors I feel in reaction to auditory stimuli,” said Gallagher of his paintings. Gallagher is also the Chief Operating Officer of We Are the Catalystan – an emerging arts publication.
Grandview Mercantile will highlight their amazing amount unusual items during the Objects of Curiosity event. Everything from an antique chair made out of real horns, to furniture re-manufactured using unexpected pieces, to vintage jewelry made out of hair, to raccoon penis bones that are being marketed as cocktail stirrers, we invite you to shop the weird, the unexpected, the curious with us this Gallery Hop Saturday.
Rowe boutique will host a Theodora & Callum Trunk Show this Gallery Hop Saturday. Among other designs, the trunk show will feature unique ways to wear your vibrant summer scarves. Rowe will also host Astrologer Tony Clark and a Rowe gift card giveaway contest: for every raffle ticket purchased for the Jack Roth Run, you will receive an entry to win a $100 Rowe Gift Card!
Posh Pets Boutique
Columbus’ original pet boutique will have sales, specials and special guests this Gallery Hop Saturday! Peace for Paws will be on hand with adoptable pups and information on ways you can help support the animal community throughout Columbus.
A Gal Named Cinda Lou and artist Malcolm J:
One of the newest retail spots to join the Short North Arts District will host artist Malcolm J for the month of June. Malcolm J has been exhibiting his sketches throughout the Short North and surrounding Columbus neighborhoods for many years. His works depict beloved areas of the city as well as many other pieces highlighting subject matter from rock ‘n roll entertainers to iconic historical entertainment figures. Malcolm will also showcase additional sketches during Gallery Hop Saturday outside A Gal Named Cinda Lou at the Short North “Hop Hub” Victorian Gate location, 663 N High St.
Substance, for Fashion Conscious People
During Gallery Hop, Substance will highlight three of their designers participating in Alternative Fashion week. Madeleine Etter of Phyllis & Hazel, Katelyn McCain, and Betsy Stevenson of Elizabeth Ashleigh Designs. Customers will get a sneak peek at the collections Maddie, Katelyn and Betsy will be presenting at the Alternative Fashion Show on June 8. These looks will also be for purchase and light refreshments will be provided. During the night, Substance will also participate with live window models and models in the Progressive Fashion show at the Garden Theater.
Old World New Home
Join us at Old World New Home during Gallery Hop for a furniture painting demo. The live demo will feature Annie Sloan Paint and offer insight into creative, easy ways to update your furniture. Turn your dated, tired furniture a new life with these amazing products!
Join Alexanders Jewelers for their Timepiece event during Gallery Hop Saturday. The night will feature information and specials on Swiss timepieces from Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Ulysse Nardin and more.
Stone Village Church
Stone Village Church presents “Twisted Beauty” by Christin Hutchinson this Gallery Hop Saturday. This exhibit examines the artist’s personal relationship with beauty by deconstructing and distorting the artist’s own image into installation paintings. These installations twist and bend onto the walls and surfaces of the gallery space. Join us for the Gallery Hop reception on Saturday, June 1st from 5:30-8PM. The exhibit will run through June 30th.
Emperor’s Newest Clothes
Stop into Emperor’s Newest Clothes for their “Dress Up Summer” feature this Gallery Hop Saturday. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, a female friend or both, this affordable boutique is a great stop to add new pieces to your summer apparel.
Stonewall Columbus and Union Cafe
The month of June in Columbus Ohio means welcoming summer, attending festivals, and of course, one of the largest Pride parades in the entire country. Stop by the Stonewall Columbus information station at Union Cafe to purchase an entrance donation dog-tag and receive the full list of Columbus Pride weekend highlights.
Zoom Room Columbus
Join Zoom Room Columbus with or without your furry friend this Gallery Hop Saturday for great deals on group classes, dog treats, and toys. Also enjoy live demos in agility, tricks & obedience. During the evening there will also be a raffle to win a free doggy birthday party, ticket proceeds going to PetPromise.
UrbanOffice Furnishings & Art Gallery
This month UrbanOffice is featuring new abstract paintings by guest artist Robert Patricy, as well as new paintings by UrbanOffice Furnishings owner, Ed Shuttleworth. Stop by during the Gallery Hop, Saturday, June 1, the gallery is located on West Russell Street, just a few steps away from the bustling Hop crowd on High Street. Stop by, relax and enjoy refreshments, while you review the new art work. The gallery will also be open to visitors Tue-Sat, 12:00-4:00 PM, during the month of June.
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