April 28, 2015
ROY G BIV Gallery
ROY G BIV Gallery proudly presents the six finalists of the AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts. The award recognizes outstanding senior artists from colleges and universities in Ohio. Finalists Lauryn Olivia King, Audrey Nation, Justine Neuberger, Lauren Hector, Sarah Rose Lejeune and Catherine Stanley will display their work from May 2 through May 30. There will be an opening reception on Saturday May 2 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm and an artists’ talk on Saturday, May 30 at 2:30pm.
Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art
For the May Gallery Hop, Mac Worthington Gallery of Contemporary Art is featuring Off The Wall, custom wall sculptures by Mac Worthington. The exhibit will run from May 1 through May 31 with an artist reception on May 16 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Columbus, Ohio Brandt-Roberts Galleries will present a two person contemporary exhibition, titled Lyrically Observed: New Works by Janet Grissom and Yan Sun. Both artists create representational works, featuring richly textured surfaces inspired by their chosen subject matter. With an emphasis on her distinct paint and encaustic application, Grissom’s memorable and lush landscapes invoke a sensory response as if the viewer could hear the rushing water she portrays. Sun chooses to focus more on figurative works of ballet dancers, as well as marina scenes and cultural traditions that express the plain beauty of nature and the body.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio is featuring Funhouse: Works by Roger Kent Grosswiler, Tala Catrene Kanani, Jordan Molli, Rachel Nicklaus,Theresa Touma, Charles Wince. Stop by on Gallery Hop, May 2 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. The exhibit will run through June 27. This group show features painting, installation, assemblage, sculpture, drawing and printmaking by a collection of recent art school grads along with both novice and accomplished self taught Columbus artists.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery is featuring Jim Murrin: New Work for the May Gallery Hop. New paintings from artist Jim Murrin will feature coastal Maine, California, and Florida, as well as central Ohio urbanscape. Stop by for the opening reception on Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The exhibit will run from May 1-31.
Hilton Columbus Downtown
Hilton Columbus Downtown is featuring Paul Emory paintings The Narratives. This show focuses on a balance between form and content, intended to provoke thought, with room for interpretation on many levels. The show will be opening on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, and closing May 30, 2015.
Little Fish Printing & Gallery
For the Little Fish Printing and Gallery May Gallery Hop show, artists take you on a colorful adventure of whimsical landscapes in Here, There & Everywhere! Discover tropical sunsets, lush rainforests, urban cityscapes, gentle countrysides, and much more to let your imagination soar.
Studios on High Gallery
Studios On High Gallery features Earth + Abstracts, the work of painter Teda Theis with an abstract perspective on earth and nature. Mood and atmospheric techniques convey Teda’s personal vision which is inspired by the phenomena of the physical world and its isolated secrets. Teda’s works have been juried and curated into several exhibitions in many collections throughout the United States.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery is featuring Annette Poitau through May 31. This solo show of Annette’s original oil abstracts, encompasses a new body of work that continues in the non-figurative style that is grounded in dynamic primordial natural forms, which call to mind the rich colors and textures of the earth. The artist received her MFA in Paris where she still showcases her work, as well as corporate and private collections in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
Rivet is featuring The Art of Naomi Romero from May 2-31 with an artist reception on Saturday, May 2 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Naomi Romero is a self taught freelance illustrator who has done character design and concept art for several animation studios.
For the May Gallery Hop, Lindsay Gallery will be featuring Andrea Joyce Heimer, Man, Myth & Magic. There will be an artist reception on Friday, May 1 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Andrea Joyce Heimer (b. 1981) is a self-taught painter known for her exploration of the suburban experience, drawing inspiration from the neighborhood mythos of her childhood home in Montana. It is fragments of these stories that make up Heimer’s lush and darkly imaginative works. Part allegory, part autobiography, her tremendously detailed paintings depict scenes of heartbreak, madness, and the emotional claustrophobia that stems from living as an outsider in one’s own backyard.
For the May Gallery Hop, Sherrie Gallerie is featuring FIGURATIVE CERAMICS: Works by Jack Earl, Tom Bartel, and Janis Mars Wunderlich. Three legends in figurative ceramics come together to fill the gallery with unique forms, textures, and ideas. Each artist contributes a concentrated and powerful body of work following their own personal analysis of the human body and the human condition.
Paul Palnik Cartoon Studios
Comic illustrations and prints by the artist, Paul Palnik.
ARTS EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS
Wexner Center for the Arts
Wexner Center for the Arts is featuring a new documentary by Joanna Hamilton 1971 screens on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 at 7:00pm. The next exhibitions opening at the Wexner Center on Friday, May 15 will be Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes and Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting, which will be preceded by the talk, A Conversation with Catherine Opie and Jack Whitten. The talk is free and open to the public with RSVP.
Cork and Brew Columbus
For the May Gallery Hop, Cork & Brew Columbus is exhibiting art from Jordan Molli from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. DJ Danny Shea will be providing music for the event.
The May featured artist for Brothers Drake is Aaron Sheldon who will be featuring Light/Rail. There will be an artist reception from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Light/Rail is an ongoing photography project focused on the subway and its passengers in Washington DC and Boston. Utilizing long exposure black and white capture, Aaron Sheldon spent the last three years documenting these unique underground landscapes and the lives of the people who depend on them. Light/Rail was made possible in part by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC). Live music by Blueprint; “King No Crown” Album Release Show will be on Gallery Hop.
UrbanOffice Furnishings and Gallery
UrbanOffice Furnishings and Gallery is featuring Patrick Vincent: New Works. Stop by UrbanOffice Furnishings for a Gallery Hop opening party on May 2 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Stonewall Columbus is featuring a LGBTQ & Allied Teen Art Show on Saturday, May 2 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.
What sparks your imagination and what moves you when you look at the handmade craft work of an artisan who lives in a different part of the world? This is the question Global Gifts posed to Columbus area artists. Their visual responses are the focus of Fairly Inspired: LocalGlobal Connections Art Show on display at Global Gifts during May Gallery Hop. During Gallery Hop, Global Gifts is giving away a Mr. Ellie Pooh sketchbook and bone pen from Kenya. Stop by to enter.
Big Fun Columbus
There are several fun activities planned for the upcoming May Gallery Hop at Big Fun Columbus! Local artist, Roger Kent Grosswiler, returns with a new, wrestling themed, batch of his paintings on carved wood. Next, Big Fun Columbus is going to have students from Pickerington High School displaying their artwork. The Shazzbots will return for intergalactic fun and music during Gallery Hop.
Le Meridien, The Joseph
Le Meridien, The Joseph will be hosting an event titled, Columbus Through A Lens. Le Meridien, The Joseph encouraged followers to snap shots of their favorite places in Columbus and post them using their IG handle, @lmcolumbusthejoseph, and hashtag, #TheJosephHotel, on April 15. They have selected 10 different shots and printed for display in the lobby for Gallery Hop. Guests during Gallery Hop will be able to then vote on their favorite image that best captures Columbus. The winner of the contest will receive a one night complimentary stay at the hotel. During Gallery Hop, guests will be able to tour through the lobby and explore all of the artwork. Le Meridien, The Joseph will have a DJ playing music in the lobby as well.
Paradise Garage will host the 5th Annual Pinchflat Bicycle Poster Show featuring 30 local artists/30 unique prints for $30 each. Music and refreshments will be available from 6:00pm – 11:00pm.
GALLERY HOP EVENTS
During the May Gallery Hop, Danceville, U.S.A will have an open house event inviting anyone to come visit the studio space and/or sign up for dance lessons.
Skully’s Music Diner
Stop by Skully’s Music Diner on Gallery Hop Saturday for an early show at 7:00pm featuring A Crimson Lace Soiree with Crimson Lace Cabaret & Brooke Cartus. The event is 18+ with a $15.00 cover charge. If you cannot make the early show, stop by for the late show at 10:00pm with DJ Giovanny. The late show is 21+ and $5/guys $10 after 1:00am.
For the May Gallery Hop, Grandview Mercantile is featuring Garden Revival.
From giving old items new life to rediscovering furniture and art you won’t find anywhere else in Columbus, Grandview Mercantile has a wide selection to freshen up your garden, yard, or patio. Revive your outdoor haven with a breath of fresh ideas and “found” objects used in different ways.
GALLERY HOP SPONSORS
Columbus Startup Week
Columbus Startup Week is a five day celebration from May 4-8 of your community. Join your community in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love. Columbus Startup Week is a reflection of your hard work and your community’s unique entrepreneurial identity. Click here or stop by Victorian Gate on Gallery Hop from 4:00-10:00pm to find out more information about Columbus Startup Week.
Elevator Brewing Co. Special of the Month
Elevator Brewing Co. is proud to be the official beer partner of Gallery Hop. Originally opening in 1999, the local brewery produces 10+ year-round beers and many seasonals. Each month, Gallery Hop features Elevator specials at a variety of Short North Arts District bars and restaurants.
The featured special for this month is the $3 Dark Force Lager bottle served at Barrel Spirits on High at 1120 N. High St.