October 01, 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, October 6 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 The Obscured Landscape, a new body of work by Columbus-based artist Christopher Burk. Burk continues his investigation into the overlooked elements of the urban environment to provide opportunity for contemplation. Displaying his obsessive attention to detail and mastery of skill in many media, this solo exhibition features over 20 works in oil and gouache.
The Obscured Landscape opens Friday, October 5, with a reception from 5:30-8:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through October 27.
Hammond Harkins Galleries
Hammond Harkins Galleries will 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 from September 28 through November 11.
Lindsay Gallery will feature new work by bas-relief wood carver Ricky Barnes. A couple of years ago, Barnes retreated to his Ohio farm and his yurt in Nova Scotia. These changes gave him the peace he needed to take his art to the next level. Always a master carver, Barnes’ new work is now much more painterly, a term that is rarely applied to folk artists. Barnes’ favorite subjects these days are his animals, especially his pet pig, Burley Jackson.
The exhibit will open on Friday, October 5, with a reception from 6:00-9:00pm and live music at 7:30pm from Hank’s Discount Shopping Mall featuring Ricky Barnes. The event is free and open to the public.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery will 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 exhibit will open on Friday, October 5, with a reception from 5:30-8:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through November 26.
(Not) Sheep Gallery
(Not) Sheep Gallery will continue its opening exhibition during the October 2018 Gallery Hop. Gallerist Caren Peterson tackles tough issues of our times at the gallery, with 13 artists (five of which are from Columbus) producing work that confronts issues of politics, environment, sexism, racism, gender issues, and beauty ideals. Represented artists include Sue Cavanaugh, Juliellen Byrne, Char Norman, Christopher X. Bost, Ann Kim, Hana Yilma, Nava Lubelski, Darlene Olivia McElroy, and Yuri Darash. (Not) Sheep Gallery will feature new work and installations by these artists during Gallery Hop.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Sean Christopher Gallery will feature “…nevertheless she persisted,” a group exhibition by Creative Women of Color (CWoC).
CWoC view art as a powerful social force. It is a form of expression that has always been part of the structure of society. As African American women artists, their work is influenced by their heritage and cultural traditions. CWoC represents a broad and diverse range of artistic talent. The CWoC mission as artists and community members continues to be influenced by their rich African heritage.
“…nevertheless she persisted” will open during Gallery Hop with an opening reception from 6:00-10:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery will feature 2018 Project: Paintings & Prints by Sophie J Knee from October 5-28.
The current body of work consists of paintings and prints, with photographic reference. While the prints don’t necessarily look like the paintings, they are connected by shared themes; some of these are perception, authorship (ownership), and taste (beauty). Everyday life is a constant and continuing source of inspiration and wonder, and these things that Knee finds so amazing can be shared most easily with others as paintings, prints or drawings; it is easier sometimes to present an image than to use words. In considering this current body of work, Knee acknowledges the influences of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Manet, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Chuck Close, and to some extent, Pop Art, and Photorealism.
2018 Project: Paintings & Prints by Sophie J Knee will open on Friday, October 5 with an opening reception from 6:00-8:00pm. An event will also take place during Gallery Hop from 7:00-9:00pm. Both events are free and open to the public.
FOUND at Sharon Weiss Gallery
The grand opening of FOUND at Sharon Weiss Gallery will take place on October 6 during Gallery Hop at 24 E. Lincoln St (next door to Sharon Weiss Gallery). FOUND will feature handmade furniture by Connie Klema and handmade books by Brooke Albrecht. Both artists will be at FOUND during Gallery Hop. FOUND will also feature unique antiques, silver, books, and other found objects.
Sherrie Gallerie will feature STRUCTURE by Christian Faur, Yong Joo Kim, and Zemer Peled through October 14. Three international artists explore their worlds through material, repetition, and illusion.
Sherrie Gallerie will also feature Nostalgia, a special Pop-Up Exhibit by at 997 N. High St with works by Diana Abells, Natalia Arbelaez, Joe Hoye, Amorelle Jacox, Angela Jann, Clair Morey, Hannah Sepulveda-Davis, Casey Jex Smith, Kaitlyn Jo Smith, and Zachariah Szabo. The exhibit will focus on nostalgia in millenial art making and a generation’s obsession with looking back, processing its childhood, immortalizing the 80s through early aughts, and using the visual culture that raised them to communicate their identity.
Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery will feature Art and Science: Verre Nouveau, which represents the culmination of a season of experimentation.
Artist Beth Himsworth, who is most known for her mosaic interpretations of nature, branches out in this exhibition with works which include multiple glass techniques. The works in this show combine the ancient art of mosaic with today’s modern fused glass and kiln formed techniques. The results of the artist’s journey are works which fill the gallery with flowing sweeps of colorful leaves and brilliant tropical flowers. Himsworth’s work is included in numerous private and corporate collections.
Art and Science: Verre Nouveau will be on view through November 1. Himsworth will be at Studios on High Gallery during the October Gallery Hop to talk about her work.
OTHER ART ACTIVITIES
Bishops and CorePower Yoga
Join Bishops and CorePower Yoga for a free braid bar by Bishops, free CorePower swag, and a CorePower sale at the October’s Gallery Hop. Meet CorePower yogis and explore their studio, then stay for live music and refreshments!
Bourbon & Barley Saloon
With updates to its block of the Short North almost complete, House Beer unveiled its rebranding to Bourbon & Barley Saloon on October 1, and will host a grand opening party on Saturday, October 6 during Gallery Hop. With a focus on bourbon and craft beer flights and cocktails, Bourbon & Barley Saloon is bringing fresh concepts to the Short North. Beer and bourbon are staples of the American happy hour palette that offer a composite of ingredients that help carry aromas, express flavors, and elevate a beverage from just a drink to a work of art. It’s that mentality that Bourbon & Barley Saloon intends to infuse in its cocktails and craft beer and bourbon selections.
Doors open at 2:00pm for the grand opening, and drink specials will include $2.00 off beer flights and $8.00 Old Fashioneds and Manhattans. Pints of Elevator Bleeding Buckeye will be $4.00 each.
Enso will feature new artwork by featured artist Steve Ehretat the October Gallery Hop.
Self-taught painter Ehret is inspired by the natural world, taking in his surroundings on year-round trail runs. He makes careful observations of moss spreading over a fallen tree, or plants reaching towards the sun. The mental notes of these Darwinian scenes inspire the phantasmal settings of his paintings. His goal is not realism, but rather a sense of gravity, whether working in oils, with mixed media, or on a mural.
First Commonwealth Bank
First Commonwealth Bank will feature the works of local glass artist Shawn Everette and pop artist Brent Elam.
Everette fell in love with the process of glass over a decade ago and has traveled coast to coast to learn the craft. The flow and dance of the material always keeps him coming back. He creates decorative pieces for the home, and elaborate fine art sculptures. He currently works out of a glass studio in Franklinton. Everette will be displaying glass pumpkins, ornaments, vases, and more.
Elam is a teacher who has many inspirations, including toys, comics, Sci-Fi movies, Pop Art, Surrealism, Cubism, Low Brow Art (Pop Surrealism), and his students. They drive him every day to challenge them artistically, which keeps him on his toes to come up with new and interesting projects for them. The students meet these projects by coming up with ideas he would have never come up with. Their youthful daring keeps him young and his ideas fresh.
Artworks will be displayed through the end of October in their lobby. Stop by from 6:00-9:00pm during Gallery Hop to meet the artists and enjoy their stunning and unique artwork. Light refreshments will be served.
Fount will feature prints by photographer Hailey Birchfield during the October Gallery Hop. Head to the store from 11:00am-9:00pm to shop their artisan, handmade selection of leather goods and to enjoy some champagne and cookies with the artwork.
Glean will feature the works of Veronica Crawford during the October Gallery Hop. Working with found and forgotten objects, Crawford merges fragments of pop culture and mass media with natural and cosmic landscapes to create surreal collage and macabre assemblage art with a unique and unexpected sense of humor. Her singular vision sees the ordinary reinvented as the offbeat, the pedestrian repurposed as the peculiar, and the familiar re-imagined as the fantastic. Her show will be featured all month at Glean.
Global Gifts will kick off Fair Trade Month at the October Gallery Hop with a focus on the new line of ethical, artisan-made apparel from Maggie’s Organics. Make time to try on oh-so-soft and stylish dresses, tunics, tops, leggings, and more, just in time for fall!
Global Gifts will also get ready for Dia de los Muertos by giving away a Fair Trade hand painted skull sculpture! A drawing will be held at the October Gallery Hop. Visitors can also sign up for a Sugar Skull Workshop, led by local artist Leticia Vasquez, happening on October 28 from 12:00-2:00pm at Global Gifts.
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.
Harvey & Ed’s
Harvey & Ed’s will be passing out miniature knish for October Gallery Hop!
Prologue Bookshop will feature a special preview pop-up shop during October 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 late October.
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 October. Get 10% off any of Tastings wine art at every Gallery Hop! Free shipping is available for purchased art.
The Eagle will be featuring artist and employee Travis McCoy’s hyper realism and abstract paintings on the patio during Gallery Hop.
The Optical Co.
The Optical. Co will feature their friends from L.A. Eyeworks for a one-day exclusive eyewear event as part of their Gallery Hop Showcase Series. Stop by for a drink and receive personalized stylings from an L.A. Eyeworks Optician while you explore the entire collection.
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
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