April 25, 2016
Brandt-Roberts Galleries is featuring artist Stuart Fink. For the past six decades, Ohio artist Stuart Fink has created large-scale public works, small scale assemblages, sculptures and paintings.
Fink has recently been producing small two-dimensional drawings due to a peripheral nervous system disorder, limiting him to the use of a compass and ruler. A chance meeting with a Brandt-Roberts Galleries collector renewed his ability to create sculptures. By using Fink’s sketches as templates for larger sculptures, his collector uses his access to his manufacturing company in Columbus to fabricate Fink’s works in steel. This mutually respectful partnership culminates in Stuart Fink: Forged Union.
Hammond Harkins Galleries
Hammond Harkins is featuring 6 plus 1 from May 6 through June 12, with an opening reception on Friday, May 6 from 5:00-8:00pm.
This group exhibition includes previously unseen works by Dennison Griffith and Aminah Robinson as well as new works by Mark Bush, Sarah Fairchild, Linda Gall, and Andrea Myers for a total of six gallery artists. Laura Bidwa is the exhibition’s “plus one” and featured guest artist. In addition to new paintings by Bidwa, there will be an installation of watercolors Gall painted based on old landscape photos and “Vertigo Vortex”, a large fabric-work Myers completed during her residency in Latvia at the Mark Rothko Art Center.
The artist talk with Laura Bidwa will be on Sunday, June 12 at 2:00pm. To RSVP for the artist talk, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-238-3000 by Wednesday, June 8.
Joseph Editions is featuring Laura Sanders, In Our Nature from May 3 through June 30 with an artist reception on May 6 from 5:00-8:00pm.
Columbus artist Laura Sanders has garnered a devoted collector following for her ostensibly photorealistic paintings, which on closer inspection reveal fluid brush strokes that wed form with content. In this show, she dives more deeply into contemporary society’s relationship with nature. Plastics, a ubiquitous symbol of unsustainability, are paired with sun-dappled girls, branches, and blossoms. Her paintings celebrate natural beauty while reminding us how we have irrevocably changed our environment.
Bill Miller returns to Lindsay Gallery for Work in Vintage Linoleum, an exhibit of all-new work done entirely in recycled vintage linoleum flooring.
Opening reception is on Friday, May 6 from 6:00-9:00pm.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery will feature NEW WORKS by Annette Poitau from April 1 through May 30. Born in France, Poitau received her MFA in Paris and also studied in New York. She is currently living in Ohio.
For the month of May, pm gallery is featuring Hummers, photographs by Richard Northrup along with work from artists Stephanie Parnes and Katherine Woods. Stephanie Parnes and Katherine Woods have received the AICUO Award For Excellence in Visual Arts finalist and are students at CCAD.
Rivet welcomes Columbus artist Eric Blair for his solo exhibition Oh, Jeepers! This show will creep into the thematic solar system of Eric’s creative mind.
The artist reception will take place Saturday, May 7 from 7:00-10:00pm. The exhibition will be on display through May 31.
ROY G BIV Gallery
ROY G BIV Gallery presents work by Jeremy Plunkett and Elise P. Church. Plunkett’s paintings find beauty in plastic grocery bags. Church’s mixed-media collages capture nostalgia for the 1960s. The work of both artists is on display May 7–28 at 997 N High St.
Opening reception will be on Gallery Hop Saturday from 7:00-10:00pm. Artists’ talks and closing reception will be on Saturday, May 28 at 2:30pm.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Sean Christopher will feature Selections, recent paintings by Chris Taylor with an opening reception on May 7 from 6:00-10:00pm. The exhibition will be on display from May 7 through June 25.
Chris Taylor, an art professor at OSU Newark, is an abstract painter who has shown in many solo and group exhibits at the gallery over the years. He holds degrees in painting and drawing from SUNY-Purchase and The Ohio State University.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery will feature New Works by Amanda Hope Cook for the May Gallery Hop. Amanda Hope Cook presents her latest paintings depicting Columbus area neon signage.
The gallery will host an artist reception Friday, May 6 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Sherrie Gallerie is featuring Ron Isaacs: Where Does The Time Go from April 17 through May 29. Ron Isaacs is a master craftsman and accomplished artist who fills the gallery with exquisite and graceful compositions made entirely from Finnish birch plywood and acrylic paints.
Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery will display Crafting Enchantment by master craftsmen Laura Jenkins Gorun and Mikelle Hickman-Romine opening on May 1. Meet the artists at Gallery Hop on May 7 from 6:00-10:00pm.
Master craftsmen Laura Jenkins Gorun and Mikelle Hickman-Romine collaborate to create wearable works of art and magic. Laura’s sensuous wood carving and Mikelle’s wire and beadwork are brought to bear on creating wearable talismans designed to bring blessing to the wearer.
Six In The City
Writer and journalist Larry Smith, best known for the Six Word Memoirs Project, will be out at Victorian Gate (647 N. High Street) from 5:00 to 9:00pm in support of his newest project Six in the City, where anyone can contribute six word memoirs on Columbus. Writing in six words is a simple, creative way to get to the essence of anything—from the breaking news of the day to your own life and the way you live it.
Larry Smith is the founder and editor of SMITH Magazine, and its younger cousin, SMITH Teens. SMITH Magazine is best known for launching the Six-Word Memoir project, which is a bestselling books series and a global phenomenon. For more on Six in the City or to share your own six-word story on Columbus, click here.
Big Fun Columbus
Local artist Bobby Lee Turney will be at Big Fun Columbus, along with performance group The Good Time Charleys.
During the May Gallery Hop, Da Levee will be featuring the work of local artist Malcolm J.
Denmark on High
Denmark on High is featuring artist Adam Hernandez until June. Hernandez was born and raised in the Bronx to a family of musicians and performers. As a child, the bravado and vibrancy of the graffiti that covered every surface of his city spoke to him. With the city’s inspiration and the encouragement of his oil-painting grandfather, Hernandez set down an artistic path.
First Commonwealth Bank
First Commonwealth Bank will feature four of the talented students from AICUOs (Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts-EVA) competition for the month of May. The exhibition will feature students Elmi Ventura Mata (Cleveland Institute of Art), Jenny Hanf (University of Findlay), Megan Nedds (University of Findlay), and Jennifer Tang (Case Western Reserve University). The artists will greet guests at the May Gallery Hop from 5:30-8:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.
For the May Gallery Hop, House Beer is featuring John K. Victor: Small Frames • Big Moments.
This show is a collection of oil snapshots captured quickly en plein air (outdoors) or completed alla prima (one session) in the studio. Each oil painting represents a reaction to what the artist felt, saw, and experienced in that moment.
Paradise Garage will be hosting the 6th annual Pinchflat Poster Show. Pinchflat showcases original bicycle-themed artwork by Ohio artists. 30 posters by 30 artists for $30 each. There will also be live music, vendors and awesome raffle items including a chance to win a bicycle. The event will be held on Gallery Hop Saturday from 6:00-11:00pm.
Short North Pint House
Short North Pint House is proud to host the 2nd Annual Pints & Paintings in support of Equitas Health. It will be a fun-filled night of local art & beer in support of the fight against HIV/AIDS. Art sales from the silent auction will benefit Equitas Health and Camp Sunrise, the only summer camp in Ohio for children affected by HIV/AIDS.
The event is held on Saturday, May 7 from 6:00-9:00pm. Select paintings that will be available in the auction will be featured during a preview night on Friday, May 6 at Pint House and Forno Kitchen + Bar from 6:00-9:00pm.
An LGBTQIA + ally youth art show will be held at the Stonewall Columbus Center on High Friday May 6 from 5:00-9:00pm.
The event is curated by Mosaic students and will feature visual art by local high school students as well as live performances by youth poets and musicians. Refreshments will be provided.
Short North Stage
To help celebrate the start of Short North Stage’s fifth year, they will present the contemporary hit musical The Last Five Years. A cult favorite, this musical by Robert Jason Brown tells the story of a twenty-something novelist Jamie Wellerstein and Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. The musical explores their five-year relationship through a novel device: Cathy’s story is told in the reverse chronological order, beginning at the end of their marriage, while Jamie’s starts just after they’ve met. The characters never directly interact except for a wedding song in the middle, when their timelines intersect.
Stone Village Church
On Saturday, May 7 from 5:00-8:00pm, Stone Village Art Gallery will hold an opening reception for Chris Rankin’s new exhibit Our Colorful Lands. Chris’ works are stylized landscapes representational of the beautiful rolling fields that surround the region. Chris paints using the ancient medium of pigmented beeswax to create his vibrant scenes.
GALLERY HOP EVENTS
Danceville, U.S.A. is a live art installation in the Short North Arts District. For the May Gallery Hop, Danceville, U.S.A. is hosting an open house. Guests may visit the studio to see the ballroom and/or sign up for dance lessons.
Local artist Shaterra will be at Glean from 5:00-8:00pm creating custom etched pieces of your own words onto metal or leather for a cuff or keychain. This is also a great time to pick up that Mother’s Day gift, especially made from the heart.
Celebrate the Short North Gallery Hop with a SoGo Pass. For a $20 ticket, you will receive tastings at Barley’s, Bareburger, Denmark on High, and Double Comfort during the evening. Buy tickets by calling Double Comfort at 614-745-2183, or any of the other participants.
During May Gallery Hop, Global Gifts will be hosting the Spring Trunk Show with fair trade, handmade clothing from Mata Traders, Global Mamas, and new this year, Maggie’s Organics. Fashion can be beautiful, ethical, and made to last while supporting artisans with fair wages and safe working conditions. Stop by Global Gifts between now and Gallery Hop to sign up for a chance to win a Flowerbeds Scarf, made by women artisans in Agra, India. Enjoy fair trade coffee and baked goods while you shop during Gallery Hop.
See DJ Tron Saturday night at Skully’s. There will be cover until 10:30, $5.00 from 10:30pm-12:30am, and $10 cover from 12:30am-2:00am.
Robert Mason Company
Visit Robert Mason Company during the May Gallery Hop for a Planthropy pop-up shop, which will be selling unique, one-of-a-kind succulent arrangements. Planthropy repurposes and upcycles vintage and unwanted items, turning them into chic, new containers for succulent arrangements.
GALLERY HOP SPONSORS
Wexner Center for the Arts
The May Gallery Hop is sponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Spring exhibition, Martin Wong: Human Instamatic, on view Saturday, May 14 to Sunday, August 7.
Join the Wexner Center for the Arts for the Spring Exhibition Preview and Opening Celebration on Friday, May 13 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Hear more about the works on view in Martin Wong: Human Instamatic from the exhibition’s curators, Sergio Bessa and Yasmin Ramírez during the Curators’ Talk, beginning in the Film/Video Theater at 5:00pm. Enjoy complimentary snacks and a cash bar as in the café from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Click here for details about the exhibition and for RSVP information.
On Tuesday, June 7, join the Wexner Center for the Arts for the local premiere of Gabrielle Burton’s Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens (2016), a celebratory look at the Midwest’s epicenter of drag culture — Columbus! Filled with all of the laughs, music, and day-glo wigs one might expect, Kings also provides a thoughtful exploration of identity and expression through the lens of drag kings, queens, and transgender performers. Based in Columbus, Burton is best known for her 2002 film Manna from Heaven. (90 mins., video)
Director Gabrielle Burton and performers featured in the film will be on hand for a special reception from 6:00 to 7:00pm in the center’s lower lobby. See Visiting Filmmakers for more information on the event, and for a complete listing of the Visiting Filmmakers program this summer.
Goose Island Beer Co. Special of the Month
Goose Island Beer Co. is proud to be the official beer partner of Gallery Hop for March, April, and May 2016. The feature special for this month is a 16oz Goose Island Summertime Kolsch for $5.50 at Bodega, located at 1044 N. High St.