October 03, 2017
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, October 7 and check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long.
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Brandt-Roberts Galleries is featuring its second juried abstract invitational exhibition, Mélange, which will include the works of seven artists from across the country. The exhibition will include works from a variety of media, including a large-scale installation. Mélange was juried by Laura Lisbon, professor in the Painting and Drawing program at The Ohio State University.
Hammond Harkins Galleris
Hammond Harkins Galleries is featuring Soft Geometries: curated by Andrea Myers through November 12 in honor of Hammond Harkins Galleries’ 20th Anniversary. Opening reception on Friday, October 6 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Joseph Editions presents Angel. Vincent. Mendoza. Photographs. Featuring the work of three Columbus-based photographers, the exhibition is a celebration of the story telling and image making that happens when everyday life is seen through a photographer’s lens.
Mendoza is a beloved and charismatic figure in the Columbus art world and recently retired professor of photography at OSU. In curating this exhibition, he approached two relatively unknown and talented local photographers, Casey Vincent and Chris Angel. Together, the three photographers have nearly a century of picture-taking under the belt. The chosen photographs are a strong debut of beautiful and eminently likable work for both Vincent and Angel, along with some of Mendoza’s own never-before-exhibited works.
Lindsay Gallery is featuring Vinyl Moments, a show of Bill Miller’s new work in vintage linoleum flooring.
For the first time Miller will also be exhibiting his original Frank Zappa pieces that were commissioned or purchased by Frank’s late wife and muse Gail Zappa, and used for posthumous album covers or for her personal collection. These pieces will also join new works that explore pop culture and politics along with a number of stunning still lifes and landscapes. An opening reception will take place on October 6 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery is still showcasing Fall Show featuring artists Kimberly Erb and Linda Wesner. Exhibition will continue to be open through October 30.
Join Pizzuti Collection for an art-filled day with the family featuring activity books, and gallery journeys, and crafting. Admission is complimentary all day.
pm gallery is featuring the work of over 300 national artisans and local artists. Renowned pumpkin carver Deane Arnold will be demonstrating his art, sculpting a pumpkin personality while you watch. The process is long and exacting, with peak activity estimated to be between 8:00-9:00 PM. As a bonus, WOSU TV will be covering the event for their Broad & High television show, so you may be on the air!
Rivet Gallery is introducing a new exhibition, Goodbyes and New Beginnings. This exhibition “combines influences of pop art and drag culture with my love of character cuteness and nearly twenty pounds of glitter to bring to life what has floating around inside my noggin recently.” An opening reception will take place on October 7 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
ROY G BIV Gallery
ROY G BIV Gallery presents Andrew Wood and Kara Gut. An opening reception will take place on October 7 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. The exhibition will be available through October 28.
ROY G BIV at Blockfort
Featuring New School 3, the third annual group exhibition with work by undergraduate students from 5 colleges and universities. Exhibition runs October 6 through November 10 at Blockfort (162 N 6th St, Columbus, OH 43215. Admission is free.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio presents Self Sentiment by Alayna Smith and Jen Weidauer, a collaborative installation of photography and found object jewelry assemblages. Opening reception on October 7 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Exhibit continues thru October 28.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery is featuring Your Eyes before the Golden Dawn, a solo exhibition from Columbus artist, Daniel Ferlan. Ferlan’s paintings reflect on the idiosyncrasies of being human. Artist’s Reception on Friday, October 6 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm with show available through October.
Sherrie Gallerie is featuring their new exhibition with Columbus artists Barb Vogel. Vogel uses a unique mix of photography and encaustic painting techniques to create striking and evocative imagery.
Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery is featuring a one-week, pop-up, interactive exhibition Processes: The Art of Parking. Patrons are invited to offer solutions to the area parking challenges. Ideas will be gathered, made into art, and displayed October 2-8. All ideas will be shared with the City of Columbus with the aim of using art and creativity to generate new solutions.
Wexner Center for the Arts
Wexner Center for the Arts is featuring over 100 works from four decades, this career spanning survey of acclaimed artist Cindy Sherman makes its only stop outside of Los Angeles at the Wex. On view through December 31.
PERFORMANCES & OTHER GALLERY HOP ACTIVITIES
Stop by The Angry Baker Cakes and Pastries at 1247 N High Street for their first gallery hop! They will have extended hours to 9pm for the occasion. The Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) features “As We Are,” a 14-foot-tall, three-dimensional interactive sculpture. Glean features collage and assemblage art from Veronica Crawford. Stop by Global Gifts between 6:00pm – 8:00pm during Gallery Hop to witness Gnothi Seauton, Ephemeral Performance Art Ensemble. Mary Catherine’s Antiques is selling World War I memorabilia and displaying Civil War artifacts from 11:00am – 9:00pm. Mouton is featuring artist Nikolaus Hulme. Pies & Pints will be featuring artist AiNa TuRiaga. Rowe will have a pop-up with Planthropy from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Skully’s Music Diner will be hosting RUMOURZ Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Be sure to visit the CD102.5 Scene Team at Oddfellows Liquor Bar.
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