October 30, 2018
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, November 3 and check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long. See the full Gallery & Art Guide Here.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature new seasonal works by their stable of artists, both contemporary and historic.
Hammond Harkins Galleries
Hammond Harkins Galleries will continue to feature To Dream Avant-Garde, curated by Alteronce Gumby.
To dream avant-garde is to dream radically, without limitations of the mind, to imagine what has not been seen and dwell in the presence of nouveau. As an acknowledgement to those innovators, who were also dreamers of an American identity and country to call their own, the artists in this exhibition display a survey of ideas, intention and materials that invoke the legacy and culture of Harlem. In reflection of the Harlem Renaissance, contemporary artists Derek Fordjour, Aaron Fowler, Hugh Hayden, Lucia Hierro, Leslie Jimenez, Eric Mack, Faith Ringgold, Tschabalala Self, Tariku Shiferaw and Dave Shrobe will present works engaging with the theme to dream avant-garde.
A spoken word event, including poets Yarima Karama and Tripp Fontaine, will take place as part of the exhibit during Gallery Hop. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through November 11.
Lindsay Gallery will feature paintings by Paul Patton.
Patton (1921-1999) grew up in the tiny Muskingum County village of Rix Mills, Ohio. It was a place where kids walked to a one room schoolhouse, worked in the fields and spent their playtime outdoors in the beautiful Appalachian foothills. Patton went on to be a B-17 pilot in WWII and had a long career in education. When he went back to Rix Mills in 1985 he discovered that the countryside he loved had been dramatically changed by strip mining. The hill against which his village nestled had been entirely stripped away. Fearing that the way of life he knew would be forgotten, Patton began putting his memories on canvas. With no formal training, he produced over 500 paintings that so touchingly capture a time and place gone by, that they are an artistic and historical treasure.
The exhibit will open on Sunday, November 4, with a reception from 3:00-5:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery will continue to feature works from Mario Madiai and Ron White.
Madiai was born in Italy, where he currently lives and works as an artist in Lorenzana, near Pisa. He attended the Art Institute “Augusto Passaglia” in Lucca, Italy, and was recognized early in his career as one of the artists most attentive to real life thematics by most well known art critics. Mario is an internationally accomplished artist.
White lives and works in Akron, Ohio, and earned two Master’s degrees from Kent State. For this show, White is showcasing ceramics, in which the figure is paramount, expounding upon his life experiences, dreams, and illustrations.
The exhibition will be on view through November 26.
(Not) Sheep Gallery
(Not) Sheep Gallery will feature small works throughout the month of November. Stop by to see new pieces by Chay Ruby, Juliellen Byrne, Char Norman, Christopher x Bost, Kathryn Shinko, Yuri Darash.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Sean Christopher Gallery will feature Cinema by Tyler Bohm and Nicole Matta Santos.
Bohm and Matta Santos both utilize technological manipulations to create their recent videos. For this exhibition Sean Christopher Gallery is transformed into a theatre house.
Bohm is a Columbus-based artist who premiered his video “Black Hole” (still photograph from video attached) in September 2018, Brooklyn NY. He has exhibited his mixed media works in Columbus regularly including at Sean Christopher Gallery, as well as nationally and internationally.
Matta Santos is a native of Mexico and a Mexico City-based artist who graduated from the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) in 2014 with a BFA in fine arts. She has exhibited her drawings and mixed media works at Sean Christopher Gallery in several student group shows as well as in her own solo exhibition following her time at CCAD.
The exhibit will open during Gallery Hop with an reception from 6:00-10:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through November 20.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery will feature Frederick Fochtman, Latest Works.
The exhibit will open on Friday, November 2 with an opening reception from 6:00-8:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through December 2, 2018.
Sherrie Gallerie will feature Fanning the Flame by Melinda Rosenberg. In this new body of work, the artists seeks to allow color, material, and environment to fan the flame between sculpture and painting. She toggles between illusion and object, allowing the joinery in her work to be seen. Finding ways to make nature and the geometry of the setting play against each other, she uses the space as a part of her art.
The exhibition will be on view through November 25.
Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery will feature The Art of Gifting, an exhibition of smaller works by studio artists.
Works in the exhibition include prints by Jennifer Jolly Brown, fine jewelry by Carole Bucklew; mixed media wall pieces by Deb Davis-Livaich; wooden love spoons by Laura Jenkins Gorun; figurative paintings by Tracy Greenwalt; beaded jewelry by Mikelle Hickman-Romine; glass mosaics by Beth Himsworth; whimsical ceramic critters by Judy Hoberg; mixed media landscapes and abstractions by Marty Husted; textiles by Deb Johnson; mixed media abstractions by Susie Jordan; encaustic paintings by Kim Covell Mauer; ceramics by Bill Meyer; polymer jewelry by Nancy Nearing; figurative oils by Alyssa Ritchie; ceramic sculpture by Denise Romecki; oil landscapes and still life by Annette Simon; wood veneer lamps by Ben Sostrom; atmospheric landscapes by Teda Theis; Short North cityscapes by Jess Wojtasek; and glass sculpture by Joan Zeller.
The exhibit will have an opening on November 3. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through December 31.
OTHER ART ACTIVITIES
First Ohio Home Finance
First Ohio Home Finance will feature artwork by painter Davis Burnside. As a lifelong artist, techie & tinker, Burnside takes pleasure in exploring new frontiers of creativity. His latest series of artwork is focused on finding the magic hidden in everyday scenes and bringing it to life on a canvas, creating a tangible harmony between realism & surrealism, calm and chaos, the traditional and the left-of-field.
Fount will feature clothing by Small Talk Clothing during the November Gallery Hop until 8:00pm.
Glean will feature a Día de Muertos art show with acrylics and watercolors by G. Ryan Hudson during the November Gallery Hop.
Hudson is a self-taught artist that resides in Columbus, Ohio. He has a particular interest in Mexican Folk Art, Día de Muertos, and vintage Halloween photographs.
The exhibit will have an opening reception from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Global Gifts will give away a Tribal Blanket Scarf from Ecuador at the November Gallery Hop. Sign up at the shop for your chance to win. Get cozy with artisan-made woolens crafted by fairly paid adults in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nepal, and Lesotho! Look great and stay warm in hats, gloves, scarves, and more for the whole family.
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Visit the Greater Columbus Convention Center during Gallery Hop to view the largest contemporary collection of central Ohio art, featuring the interactive “As We Are” sculpture by Matthew Mohr. This 14-foot-tall, three-dimensional universal human head sculpture contains a photo booth capable of shooting 3-D pictures. After each photo shoot, the guest emerges from the booth to see his or her portrait projected as the enlarged face of “As We Are.” The special Gallery Hop parking rate
in the Goodale Garage is $5.00 per vehicle from 4:00pm – 10:00pm.
Jacob Neal Home Collection
Jacob Neal Home Collection will feature Italian artist Pierro Fornasetti with a Fornasetti Home Fragrances Trunk Show. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Tasi Cafe. The event is free and open to the public.
LUXEredux Bridal will feature Bubbles + #bossbabes during the November Gallery Hop. Pop by to mingle with the gals of From Scratch Cupcakes, Live Luxe Ltd, Lipsense, + Surprise Modern Party.
On Paper will feature “TYPE-IN,” a free typewriter event during the November Gallery Hop. On Paper will display their collection of antique typewriters, all beautifully repaired and available for sale. They will have signed copies of The Typewriter Revolution for sale and author and typewriter titan Richard Polt will be in attendance to offer a bit of coaching about your machines. Be sure to bring along your favorite typewriter if you have one.
Check your computer at the door and join them for a lo-tech, hi-tap evening! This free drop in session will introduce typewriter newbies to the old school typewriter, and typewriter enthusiasts can bring their own machine and socialize with like-minded “types.” Basics like how to change a ribbon and other typing tips will be offered throughout the evening and you’ll be able to use our typewriters to test your typing technique.
This workshop is free, but RSVPs are encouraged and appreciated.
Prologue Bookshop will feature a special preview pop-up shop during November Gallery Hop! Stop by to say hello, check out some featured books, and grab a limited edition bookmark. Prologue Bookshop will be opening their brand new storefront in early November.
Rowe will feature an exclusive Jenny Bird Trunk Show during the November Gallery Hop.
Every Gallery Hop, Skully’s Music-Diner hosts Get Right with DJ Tron, a 21+ EDM/Trap/Hip-Hop dance party. Event begins at 10:00pm and there is a $5.00 cover charge until midnight. Dress code enforced.
Tastings Wine Experience
Artist Leanne Laine will be featured in the wine bar gallery for November. Get 10% off any of Tastings wine art at every Gallery Hop! Free shipping is available for purchased art.
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. Saxophonists, singers, improvisational dance troupes, will add to the unforgettable experience. 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: