October 02, 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 will present "An Impressionist's Eye: New Works" by Mark Gingerich for the month of October. Over twenty-five new works will be included, many of which will reflect Mark's extensive trip earlier this year to Rome, Florence, and Venice. Figurative works and Ohio scenes will also be included.
Gingerich will be painting in the gallery from 7 – 9 pm the evening of the October Gallery Hop, Saturday, October 5th.
Studios on High Gallery- 686 N High St
Studios on High will be showcasing their newest exhibit "'ORANGE' you glad it's fall?" during October Gallery Hop.
Hand knit wearable artist Sue Quellhorst and mixed media artist Carol Granger celebrate the fall season by featuring items in orange tones. Luminous, bright oranges and earthy rusts are a welcome palette for the cool fall days ahead.
Lindsay Gallery- 986 N High St
Nashville painter Harry Underwood is back… to take us back to a time that never was, but seems so real. Images of simpler times are interwoven with text that reveals heart-wrenching longing for beauty and love.
Join us for the "Pepsi Principle of Refreshment" exhibit during the month of October at Lindsay Gallery.
Sherrie Gallerie- 694 N High St
Visit Sherrie Gallerie during October 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.
ROY G BIV- 997 N High St
ROY G BIV presents an exhibition of new work by Carolyn Baginski and Marty Azevedo during October. Stop by the gallery for the opening reception during Gallery Hop 7-10pm.
Carolyn Baginski sculpts allegorical installations around moments of curiosity or humor. Baginski hopes her work immerses viewers in a whimsical world between daydream and reality. She received her MFA in Ceramics from The Ohio State University (2012) and a BFA in Ceramics and Art History at Ohio University (2008).
Marty Azevedo blends printmaking methods to create expansive, phantasmagoric narratives. By juxtaposing familiar visual symbols and archetypes, he weaves a tapestry of surreal interactions and incidents. The printmaking process allows Azevedo to reflect and respond to each detail as he constructs the larger composition piecemeal. Azevedo finds inspiration in the nature of memory and duplicates his imagery to represent fading fragments of memories. He acquired his MFA in Printmaking at The Ohio State University (2012) and his BA in Art at California State University (2009).
Sharon Weiss Gallery- 20 E Lincoln St
Sharon Weiss Gallery will showcase the paintings of Naichuan Peng during the month of October.
Peng's motto is "Paint what you love, and love what you paint". In keeping with this statement, her exhibit reflects a love of people, coastal areas, landscapes and street scenes in the glow of late afternoon or sunset light. Stop by during Gallery Hop Saturday to meet the artist.
The Oak Room- 511 N High St
The Oak Room invites the Columbus community to join them for their open house reception during this October's Gallery Hop. In October, they will be featuring works from across the nation in "Crumbs of Light", an exhibition celebrating glitter, sequins, tinsel in contemporary art. All works contain reflective materials in an exploration of light play and perception. These shiny objects invite the viewers to explore their desires and imagination. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided by DeepWood.
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.
Rivet- 1200 N High St
This October, Rivet will showcase "Foliage: Botanical illustrations of Curious Critters" featuring watercolors by illustrator Michael Fleming (aka Tweedlebop).
Opening artist reception will take place Gallery Hop Saturday from 7-10pm. The exhibit will run through October 30.
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 opening reception is Friday, October 4 from 5:30- 8:30 and 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…
The Presidents Cup 2013– Local artist Sarah DeAngulo Hout
The Presidents Cup trophy will be on display from 5:30-7:30pm at Hop Hub located at Victorian Gate Courtyard. Watch Columbus artist Sarah DeAngulo Hout create the paintings that chronicle the week's tournament play and community activities.
The Emperor's Newest Clothes– Mega Sale
Stop into the Emperor's Newest Clothes during October Gallery Hop to take advantage of the Mega Sale!
All clearance racks will be marked down to 50% off for the night. Happy Shopping!
Zoom Room Columbus– Columbus Cocker Spaniel Rescue
This Gallery Hop, Zoom Room Columbus will host the Columbus Cocker Spaniel Rescue for an adoption event!
Stop by during the Hop for raffle prizes, agility demos and a chance to mingle with the adoptable dogs.
Axis Nightclub– Belvedere (RED) dance party
Visit Axis Nightclub Saturday, October 5 for the official Belvedere (RED) dance party featuring William, Detox, and Vicky Vox.
Belvedere Vodka continues its partnership with (RED), a Special Edition bottle that raises proceeds for the Global Fund, the world's leading financier of programs to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. 50% of profits from the global sale of every BELVEDERE (RED) Special Edition bottle will be contributed to the Global Fund.
Strand Café– Fundraiser for Choices
Strand Café will host a fundraiser event during October Gallery Hop for Choices Domestic Violence Center. Donors will receive a purple ribbon to honor domestic violence month.
Join in from 7-10 pm Saturday night for a raffle and door prizes.
Stone Village Church– Chad Bender Photography
Stone Village Church presents "Nature's Color Pop: Exploration in Macro" by photographer Chad Bender. The exhibit is a collection of vibrant imagery, which captures the grandeur and unparalleled beauty of the natural world. Join us for our October Gallery Hop reception on Saturday, October 5th from 5:30 pm – 8 pm. The exhibit will run through October 27.
Big Fun– Artist Clinton Reno
This October, Big Fun will be hosting local artist Clinton Reno. Clinton grew up in the cultural metropolis of Xenia, Ohio, sketching Grizzly Adams and GI Joe characters. His love of drawing led him to the esteemed Columbus College of Art and Design, where he graduated with a BFA in Illustration in 1995.
T. David Collection– Local musicians Justin Ranly and Matt Lefeld
T. David Collection welcomes local musicians and song writers Justin Ranly and Matt Lefeld during this October's Hop. Known as "The Archive", they will be performing throughout the evening. The acoustic guitar and vocal stylings of The Archive will surly enhance your Hop experience!
GCJ: Garden, Chamber, Joint– Gallery Hop After Dark
Columbus' own Diamond Hunter will host "Gallery Hop After Dark" during the October Gallery Hop. Diamond will give her tour of the store collective starting each hour at The Joint.
While touring each store, great prizes will be given away from adult novelties to water pipes to fashion. 3 rounds, 3 stores per round, 3 winners each stop!
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.
Visit Skullys.org for more information on the dance party and the night's specials.
Stonewall Columbus– Discount Flu Shots
From 6-8pm during October's Gallery Hop, Stonewall Columbus will be partnering with Walgreens to offer Flu shots for $25.99 as part of their Hop into Health campaign.
Substance, for Fashion Conscious People– Photography by Troy Mueller
Substance will be hosting a photo exhibit called "Undead Dining" during October's Gallery Hop which features the Photography of Troy Mueller and Jeffery Steele's creative direction.
They will also showcase Elizabeth Ashleigh Designs to music provided by DJ Raymond.