May 28, 2019
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, June 1 and check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long.
This month’s Gallery Hop will feature a parking-inspired pop-up game at the Greystone where visitors can score Short North Arts District goodies and gift certificates.
The local creative team at Matchbox, Ltd and Little Industries created an interactive parking game to help illustrate the increased availability of parking and transit options now within the Short North Arts District. Gallery Hoppers who stop by to guess the correct number of floating cars can win deals from local businesses, all while increasing their parking and transit know-how. NBC4’s Monica Day will serve as the Short North Parking Game’s Inaugural Host.
During the June Gallery Hop, Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature the unique printmaking and collage works of Argentinian artist Maria Alejandra Zanetta. This exhibition will remain on display through June 30. Additionally, the current gallery show, Visage, will also be exhibited until June 2, featuring works that draw on the participating artists’ collective interest in depicting facial expressions and body language.
Hammond Harkins Galleries
Hammond Harkins Galleries will continue to feature Carol Stewart: New Paintings, a selection of recent paintings by the masterful colorist and award-winning artist. Other participating artists are Laura Alexander, Dennison Griffith, Janice Lessman-Moss, and Melissa Vogley Woods. Carol Stewart:New Paintings is on view through June 2.
Lindsay Gallery will continue to showcase Memory Fields, featuring new work from Bill Miller that was inspired by a cache of linoleum that he harvested from an 1800s Maine farmhouse. Miller says he was re-energized not only by the patterns and colors, but by the thoughts of the people who lived out their lives walking on the floors. As always, Miller’s work is done entirely in recycled vintage linoleum.
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
From June 1 to 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.
June Gallery Hoppers are invited to check out the new Jim Hodges exhibition at the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art. Starting at 4:00pm, Special Gallery Hop admission is $5 for non-members and, as always, free for CMA members.
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 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’s June show is PH44 Traces & Fragments, in which Amy Schuessler and Duncan Snyder’s large-scale photographic images invite viewers to both respond to what has been captured and imagine what may have been lost. The artists use a variety of media and collaborative techniques to collect, assemble, edit, and erase photographic fragments that make each viewer’s interaction distinct, asking questions about how memory, sense, and history define an experience. This exhibition will run through June 30.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
From June 1 through June 29, Sean Christopher Gallery will feature Trail of the Unsung, including works by Trish Kronk and Jon Saunders. Over years as working artists, Columbus-based Trish Kronk and Andalusia, Spain-based Jon Saunders each developed a unique art language, unaware they’d meet another whose work had a voice so familiar that it was like going home. Since 2016, they’ve worked together every day, one in Spain, the other in America, inspiring one another to keep on. Keep looking, keep stretching, keep trying.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
At Sharon Weiss Gallery, June Gallery Hoppers can view a solo exhibit from nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Jeff Stahler, featuring his original watercolors, pen, and ink syndicated panels from Moderately Confused. This exhibition will run through June 24.
An Ohio native and a German Village resident, Stahler is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design and a former member of their board of trustees. Stahler also spends any bit of spare time as a plein air artist using watercolor as his principle medium. His watercolor paintings are represented by Sharon Weiss Gallery and he is an associate member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, an active member of Central Ohio Plein Air, vice president of the Central Ohio Watercolor Society, and board member of the Ohio Plein Air Society.
During the June Hop, visitors can view Sherrie Gallerie’s latest exhibition, Outpouring by Hunter Stamps, and meet the Lexington-based ceramic artist. Hunter Stamps has exhibited across the nation, as well as in China, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Mexico, and Spain. His fluid ceramic sculptures capture both an outpouring and an inevitable return to a contained inner space. Visitors are invited to attend the Opening Reception & Artist Talk prior to Gallery Hop on Saturday, June 1 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Outpouring will remain on view through July 14..
Studios on High Gallery
Quiet Reflection, featuring large scale works by Denise Romecki, will be on view at Studios on High Gallery from June 1 through July 4. For this exhibition, Romecki worked with large industrial extruded clay pipe, which she stretched, modeled, carved, and transformed into graceful forms of nature and female figures. Simple cylindrical pipe forms come to life with a feeling of movement and a sense of emotion and spirit. Romecki’s lyrical works convey a sense of calmness and inner peace and invite viewers to slow down, observe, and reflect.
Denise Romecki is an accomplished ceramic artist who has won multiple awards and been featured in many exhibitions both here and abroad. In 2018, Denise was a guest artist in the Earth, Wood & Fire exhibit at the Oglebay Institute Stifel Fine Art Center in West Virginia.
Noteworthy publications of her work include 500 Animals in Clay, The Best of 500 Ceramics, and 21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada. Romecki’s sculptures are in many private and corporate collections throughout the US and in England and Japan.
29 W. 3rd Gallery & Studio
During the June 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 highly unique work of Eric Mize, who will be displaying Neighbors’ Paintings. Each painting tells the story of an “at-risk” group and is aligned with a non-profit agency seeking to assist those people. Gallery Hoppers are invited to stop by from 6:00pm to 9:00pm to meet the artist and enjoy his exciting and thought-provoking artwork. Light refreshments will be served. Mize’s work will be displayed through the month of June in the lobby.
Visitors are invited to join Glean during the June Gallery Hop to view a new art exhibit by Lee A. Paul, featuring many local landscapes. Paul has loved art from a very young age and has created over five hundred portraits in different mediums throughout his life. He struggles with a brain clot that affects the left side of his brain, and making art has helped him to stay functional by keeping the working parts of his brain active, which helps to compensate for the dead portion. Paul’s artwork will remain on display through June 30.
Stop by Global Gifts during the June Gallery Hop for ethical and unique artisan-made goods from over 40 different countries, including items made by social enterprise organizations right here in Columbus. Global Gifts is getting ready for Pride with a Gallery Hop giveaway. One lucky winner’s name will be drawn at the end of Hop to receive a rainbow fanny pack from Guatemala and socks that give back to The Trevor Project, which offers support to the LGBTQ community. Sign up at Global Gifts for your chance to win from now through Saturday, June 1.
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.
LUXEredux Bridal + The W Nail Bar
Calling all #futuremrs! The W Nail Bar is popping up at Luxe Redux Bridal! Enjoy a free gel polish change, browse gorgeous gowns, and snack on the sweetest treats by From Scratch Cupcakes!
Join them Saturday, June 1 during Gallery Hop from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
PENZONE Salon + Spa
Join PENZONE Salon + Spa to celebrate the opening of its patio, right on High Street! Enjoy jams from a local acoustic guitarist, check out artwork displays throughout the salon, and grab half-priced wine, cocktails, and beer throughout Gallery Hop.
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.
Torso is proud to celebrate World Pride next to some of its biggest designers. During the June Gallery Hop, visitors can peruse the Pride 2019 Collections, featuring 2(x)ist, New York City; Diesel, Italy; Andrew Christian, Los Angeles; Penguin; and Columbus’ own Torso Sport. Get your Pride accessories for rain or shine, including light-up umbrella, unicorn rainbow glitter sunscreen, and flags! Don’t forget your Stonewall Columbus dog tags, which 100% of the proceeds go to help Columbus pull off one of the Largest Pride Celebrations in the country.
Stop by the Zipcar booth at Victorian Gate to play a game of corn hole and check out the latest addition to their fleet – the Gallery Hop Vehicle! Local artist and CCAD student Megan Earle designed a Columbus-inspired vehicle wrap for a Zipcar Honda CR-V. For every mile driven in this vehicle, which will be regularly available for use at the Hubbard Avenue and High Street Zipcar station, Zipcar will donate $1 to the Short North Alliance. Whether it’s errands or adventures in and around Columbus, Zipcar’s got you covered. Join Zipcar and get access to drive cars nearby, by the hour or day—gas, insurance and maintenance included. Start a free 30-day trial and enjoy $15 in driving credit with code “GalleryHop19” when signing up at www.zipcar.com.
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: