October 29, 2013
The Short North Arts District Gallery Hop occurs every first Saturday of each month, as thousands of visitors converge on the strip to see new art exhibits and add to their growing collections. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it’s Columbus’ favorite night of the month to celebrate art.
On the streets, performers settle into the many nooks of the District to entertain the throngs of Short North fans. Guitarists, singers, improvisational dance troupes, even stilt walkers and stage characters add to the unforgettable experience. You will also find vendors selling their hand-crafted one-of-a-kind items.
In the galleries
Brandt-Roberts Galleries- 642 N High St
Brandt-Roberts Galleries welcomes artists Curt Butler, Scott Goss and Matteo Caloiaro for their November exhibit, "Urban Perspectives". Butler, a North Carolina artist, captures the emotive qualities of the city to convey a sense of movement. Cleveland artist Goss works in the field of glass-painting, engraving, firing and fusing pieces with copper to depict a unique view of the urban environment. Caloiaro, an instructor at Sarasota's Ringling School of Art and Design, captures the vibrancy of the city with emphatic brush work.
In conjunction with thisexhibit, Brandt-Roberts will also be showcasing the winner of their We Want to See the Urban Landscape as You See ItInstagram contest. The selected work will receive complimentary matting and framing courtesy of BR Galleries and be displayed November 1 – 2 in the gallery.
Terra Gallery- 8 E Poplar Ave
In the month of November, Terra Gallery presents "Fall Salon Show," featuring an eclectic mix of abstract landscapes, mixed media, glass, metal, and stone sculpture.
The show will run through December 4.
Sherrie Gallerie- 694 N High St
Visit Sherrie Gallerie during November Hop to see Barbara Vogel's "Luminosity" exhibit and meet the artist. Vogel earned her Fine Arts in painting and a Masters of Fine Arts photography at The Ohio State University. Vogel's new work incorporates a technique she developed, scanning the subject directly then painting the photograph with wax.
This exhibit runs from October 5 – November 9.
Rivet- 1200 N High St
In November, Rivet will feature "Horror Business," works from Brian Ewing. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 2 from 7 – 10 PM, with the artist in attendance.
This solo exhibition will encompass new and old limited edition screen print work as well as an exclusive colorway release of his vinyl sofubi toy "Shub Zeroth". The exhibition will run through November 30.
ROY G BIV Gallery- 997 N High St
ROY G BIV Gallery is pleased to present a two-person exhibition of photography by Jesse Kuroiwa and Nick George. Both artists challenge the notion that photography is exclusively an "objective" or "truth-telling" medium.
Jesse Kuroiwa's seemingly tranquil landscapes excavate the history of Japanese-American internment in World War II. Kuroiwa received his MFA from the University of Colorado-Boulder (2011) and his BFA in Photography from the Ohio State University (2008).
Nick George explores traditional film photography, not as a means to document reality, but as an art-making medium with its own idiosyncrasies and possibilities. Working with pinhole cameras, photograms and paper negatives, George experiments with photography's potential for abstraction. Nick George is currently an MFA candidate with an emphasis in Photography at The Ohio State University. He received his BJ with an emphasis in Photojournalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia (2003).
Stop by for the Opening Reception Gallery Hop Saturday from 7 – 10 PM. Exhibit runs through November 30.
The Oak Room- 511 N High St
Visit the Oak Room Gallery at DeepWood this Gallery Hop Saturday for a multi-artist exhibition entitled "Meaningful Gestures". This exhibition features several unique works that visually translate the many different levels of meaning found when considering the words "meaningful gestures".
An opening reception will take place during Gallery Hop on Saturday, November 2 from 6 – 8PM. Hors d'oeurves will be provided and a cash bar will be available courtesy of DeepWood Restaurant.
pm gallery- 1190 N High St
pm gallery presents "Wings, Beads and Bones" by Vickie Moon Spiegel.
Vickie Moon Spiegel is a Columbus artist, CCAD alum and retired graphic artist for the Columbus Zoo. Her current show is a celebration of Halloween, Day of the Dead and things that go bump in the night. She uses mixed media, collage, encaustic techniques and found objects in her work.
The show will be hanging through November 30.
Sharon Weiss Gallery- 20 E Lincoln St
The Sharon Weiss Gallery will be showcasing a salon exhibit throughout the month of November. This exhibit will feature new works from a variety of gallery artists.
Stop by during Saturday's Gallery Hop to meet some of the artists!
Marcia Evans Gallery- 8 E Lincoln St
Marcia Evans Gallery presents "Shapes & Textures" featuring works by David Charlowe and Harry Wozniak.
David Charlowe is an accomplished Columbus photographer best known for shooting images of Columbus Socialites. Most recent work, for this show, has to do with shooting exposed eroding sea walls in Palm Beach Florida. David calls Columbus his home but spends winters in Florida working on his photography.
Harry Wozniak is a self taught artist who left Columbus to call Western North Carolina home and whose work is inspired by Cubism and early 20th Century Modernism. Harry's paintings focus on hedonistic aspects of life; eating, drinking, indulging, and objects used in these activities in an energetic play of form, movement, and color.
The exhibit runs October 4- November 30.
Events & exhibits
In addition to the traditional art galleries of the Short North, district boutiques, restaurants and retail shops celebrate art during the October Gallery Hop with special exhibits and events. Come see what's happening…
Short North Alliance– Photographer Jon Cowley
The Short North Alliance is pleased to debut the new SNA Meeting & Exhibition Space. In addition to serving as a community meeting space, the SNA will feature quarterly exhibitions of emerging artists who have never shown work before in the Short North Arts District.
The inaugural exhibition in the space is Near and Far, Big and Small: Photography by Jon Cowley. Jon Cowley is a self-taught photographer whose mesmerizing photos demonstrate both a mastery of light and lens. A reception with the artist will be held on Friday, November 1 from 5 – 7 PM and the space will be open for public viewing from 4- 8 PM during Gallery Hop. The exhibition will be on display through December 31.
Mary Catherine's Antiques– Art over two centuries
This Gallery Hop, Mary Catherine's Antiques will be exhibiting and selling 35 works of mixed media art spanning two centuries: watercolors, oil on canvas and copper, pencils and pastels. Noted artists include: Edmund Tarbell, Adam Lehr, William Chandler and Sidney Yates Johnson. Also offering unsigned art: abstracts, Hudson River School, animal portraits.
T. David Collection– Local jewelry designer
For the November Gallery Hop, T. David welcomes back local jewelry designer, Teresa Morbitzer.
Morbitzer's combinations of vintage finds beautifully repurposed into jewelry are always a Hop Hit! Make sure to stop by this Gallery Hop Saturday and check them out.
Flora Home and Garden– Clay artist Nancy Nearing
Flora Home and Garden showcases art by local clay artist Nancy Nearing.
Nearing has been working with polymer clay for over 20 years. Enchanted by the chameleon-like nature of polymer clay and its ability to mimic everything from glass to brocade, she focuses on surface techniques, combining cane work, silkscreen, mokume gane and applique to create unique jewelry and ornaments. In 2011, she and her family had the opportunity to relocate and chose to come to Columbus, in part because of its vibrant polymer clay community.
Stop by Flora this Gallery Hop Saturday to see live demonstrations by Nearing.
Stone Village Church– Local Columbus artists
Stone Village Church presents "Celebrating Local" a collection of local Columbus artists. The exhibit includes encaustic, abstract, digital, oil, watercolor and photography.
Join them for their November Gallery Hop reception on Saturday, November 2 from 5:30 – 8 PM.
A delicious array of food and wine will be on hand. The exhibit will run through November 24.
Brothers Drake Meadery– Photographer Vincent Frascello
Stop by Brothers Drake and be wowed by "Modus Operandi" a photo exposition by Vincent Frascello.
Modus Operandi ("method of operation, M.O.") is a Latin term used to describe someone's habits of working.
So many photographers shoot first, and ask questions later. Frascello gets enjoyment out of photography, especially street photography, through the action, the method, the M.O., often more than the final product.
Skully's Music-Diner– Gallery Hop Dance Party
Skully's Music-Diner celebrates each and every Gallery Hop Saturday with the official Gallery Hop Dance Party sponsored by Jameson and Absolut and featuring a 90's and NOW dance mix! Ladies are free cover until midnight!
Visit Skullys.org for more information on the dance party and the night's specials.
Big Fun– Art Car artist, Greg Phelps
This November, Big Fun hosts art car pioneer, Greg Phelps. Stop in to view Phelps' almost Dr. Moreau hybrid-sculptures & magnets. You might even see "That Car," a Columbus favorite.
Big Fun also features the sweet dixieland sounds of the Good Time Charley's. It's not to be missed!
What the Rock?!– Artwork by Jennalee Cook
What the Rock?! continues their window installation showcase with "Memorabilia Artwork" by fine arts and handmade decor artist, Jennalee Cook.
Music memorabilia and relics reinvented through a collision of power tools and a wide array of mediums, Columbus artist Cook puts a unique spin on music related objects and transforms them into functional art pieces.
Kifle Shoe Boutique– Artist Bryan Moss
This Gallery Hop Saturday, Kifle Shoe Boutique will feature the art of Bryan Moss. Moss is an American artist who critiques the ever changing world with L.O.V.E.
Dames Bond Marketplace– Artist Claire Gautner
Visit Dames Bond this November Gallery Hop and view the work of Columbus native Claire Gautner.
After a car accident that left her to heal in isolation, Gautner released her inner artist by painting murals on her walls. Her natural, raw talent is not to be missed!