March 01, 2021
Hop at Home for the Short North Arts District March Virtual Gallery Hop! Columbus’ favorite day of the month to celebrate art will continue virtually primarily via the @ShortNorthArtsDistrict Instagram Story, as well as on the Short North Arts District Facebook Page. The March Virtual Gallery Hop will feature nine brand new exhibitions, many of which will also be on view to the public in-person.
Select art galleries and other businesses will also be open to the public, with many offering private appointments in addition to virtual options. Specific details on how to shop and explore Short North Arts District galleries during this time can be found at Art By Appointment. You can also view public art throughout the area via the Short North Arts District Art Trail.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries is pleased to present Resisting the Hard Edge, a group exhibition of eight women artists working in abstraction. The Columbus-based and national artists in this exhibition each channel aspects of their female identity using the collective style of non-objective art. This style of art intentionally uses no recognizable or observable subject matter; however, this approach in no way minimizes the intention these artists use to communicate and elicit a response to their work. Themes ranging from self-exploration, materiality, and environmental awareness are presented in this collection with a variety of mediums being utilized, such as paint, collage, glass, and textiles.
Resisting the Hard Edge is on view starting Friday, March 5 through March 28 during gallery hours, Friday through Sunday, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, and online at brandtrobertsgalleries.com/exhibitions. Private appointments can be scheduled by emailing email@example.com or calling (614) 223.1655
Emergent Art & Craft presents Storytelling, featuring illustrations and assemblages by Sarah Wells. Wells ventured out from a small town in western Pennsylvania to the not-as-small town of Columbus to attend the Columbus College of Art & Design. Once she saw how many good places there were to get ice cream, she decided to stay.
Join Hammond Harkins Galleries for Gallery Artists 2021, an exhibition celebrating the artists of Hammond Harkins Galleries. View the exhibition socially-distanced in person, or online through March 21.
Lindsay Gallery can be viewed by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (614) 291.1973 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marcia Evans Gallery presents a 15-year anniversary show of landscapes and florals by Veena Bansal. Bansal’s work will be on display in person from March 7 through April 26.
View Priscilla Roggenkamp’s Wait Here at (Not) Sheep Gallery. In these works, Roggenkamp explores the fate that many refugees and immigrants encounter as they near their destination. They are held up in limbo, a space in between, a state of suspension as lives are led, babies are born, and people die, while the group stagnates. There are refugee camps where temporary means years. There are roadblocks of bureaucracy to endure. There is the frustration of being held up in another country, and times of uncertainty for those who wait in this country.
Roggenkamp’s artworks are textile sculptures where the figure and clothing are also formed as baggage, carry-alls, and vessels made of the frustrations and dreams of those who Wait Here. With each choice, fabric, form, and technique, the artist’s hope to conjure the passage of time, the emotional burdens carried, the frustration of uncertainty, and the remnants of hope one might encounter. She intends for these forms to be a comment on contemporary times, as well as a reminder of our own immigrant backstories.
After a pandemic year left people feeling isolated and diminished, artist Adam Brouillette decided to create works with a sense of adventure. During the pandemic, he found himself watching documentaries about history and mythology, and he responded to the allegories in those stories as they related to the current state of the world. His familiar characters are found in hedge mazes, adrift on swirling seas, and discovering new environments, all while protecting precious objects and looking to the brighter future. This is the second exhibition of Brouillette’s work at Sarah Gormley Gallery, which will be on view March 5 through March 31.
Sean Christopher Gallery presents Concentration 13, the gallery’s 19th anniversary celebration featuring the annual Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School AP Art Exhibition, which has been curated by Teresa Weidenbusch since 2008.
Historically, Concentration has showcased Advanced Placement sophomore, junior and senior high school art students who are engaged in creating individual series of works throughout the school year, each concentrating on one specific, chosen focus. This structured exercise helps students to have a cohesive body of work and a portfolio for those going on to choose art as a major or minor on the college level. Many past participants have gone on to receive scholarships to attend schools such as the Columbus College of Art & Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and more. The gallery’s 3rd Annual Fort Hayes Alumni Spotlight will also be featured alongside Concentration 13.
Join the gallery for its monthly in-person public reception on Saturday, March 6, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. View coverage of the exhibition at seanchristophergallery.com. Call gallerist John McCutcheon at (614) 327.1344 for info and/or artwork purchase inquiries.
Sharon Weiss Gallery presents a Salon Show of your favorite Sharon Weiss Gallery artists. This show will run March 4 through March 29.
Sherrie Gallerie presents Being Human, a ceramic figure exhibition by artists Tom Bartel, Jack Earl, and Janis Mars Wunderlich. Experience this show safely in person or online at SherrieGallerie.com from March 6 through April 24.
Studios on High Gallery presents Experiments in Nature from artist Jennifer McCracken. This exhibition translates the natural world, from its vastness and depth to a singular two-dimensional surface using a range of enameling techniques. When walking through the woods, a simple weed or a bent branch captures the artist’s imagination and inspires.
Much of McCracken’s work is influenced by her many years living in Taiwan. While the artist works primarily as a jeweler, she also creates illustrative panels in enamels, using graphite on enamel as well as watercolor enamels. Based in Columbus, McCracken holds a BFA in painting and sculpture from Columbus College of Art & Design, and has studied enameling at Columbus Cultural Arts Center.
On view at The Wexner Center for the Arts is Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment. Foregrounding contemporary artists’ engagement with social issues and shaping institutions, Climate Changing raises critical questions as we face the entwined crises of systemic racism and a global health pandemic. Together the works in the exhibition ask: “how can we collectively create a climate for change?”
The artists in Climate Changing deal with a range of matters such as mass incarceration; global warming; labor, debt, and economic inequality; colonization; racism; education and democracy; and ableism. By presenting projects that span multiple themes and frameworks, the exhibition emphasizes the power of intersectionality and interdependence, and encourages a collective reimagining of our social environment. To learn more, visit: wexarts.org
Other March 6 Activities
Share your love for dance with your friends and family! Join Danceville, USA for a St. Patrick’s Day Guest Party on Wednesday, March 17 at 6:30pm (dancing, green beer, and all!).
This night is dedicated to all of the ballroom naysayers, the never-ever dancers with two left feet. The evening will start at the beginning, slowly introducing each guest to the joyful world of ballroom dancing. This evening is sure to be the beginning of a new life-enriching hobby for all newcomers! Both students and guests are free. Call the studio at (614) 223.1774 to RSVP.
GALLERY HOP SPONSORS
Gallery Hop is made possible with support from our sponsors:
Those interested in visiting the Short North Arts District in person can make their visit Short North Safe. Masks are currently required for entry into any Short North Arts District business. Local businesses are also taking additional safety precautions, such as offering private appointments, limiting capacity, increasing routine cleaning, encouraging clients to social distance and sanitize, and more. Select local retailers, restaurants, cafes, and other Short North Arts District businesses are also open to the public for shopping, carry-out and dine-in services, and more.
Additionally, enjoy a discount on contact-free parking via the ParkColumbus app with a complimentary validation code. For more parking and transit information, visit the Parking & Transit page or download the Parking & Transit Guide.
For more information on how to support local Short North Arts District galleries, retailers, and restaurants during COVID-19, visit ShortNorth.org/SupportSNAD