October 01, 2019
During Gallery Hop on October 5, the Short North Arts District will commemorate its recent naming as a Great Neighborhood by the American Planning Association (APA) on its annual Great Places in America list, which starts the countdown to National Community Planning Month in October. Read all about the special honor at planning.org.
Join us in kicking off Gallery Hop with a celebration! Meet us at the corner of High and Hubbard to watch APA Ohio President Chris Anderson present the Great Places 2019 Award to neighborhood and civic leaders and to enjoy live music and performances by local favorites Doc Robinson in the heart of the Short North Arts District.
With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, Gallery Hop is Columbus’ favorite night of the month to celebrate art. Hop til you drop this Saturday and check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long.
Modern Organix Presents: Gallery Hop September at ArtHaüs29, located at 29 W 3rd Ave. Gallery Hoppers are invited to view the works of this month’s show, presented by the Susan G. Komen foundation, with themes of strength and survival. A portion of proceeds from all art sales will go to breast cancer research.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature will feature Cuban artists Douglas Arguelles, Samuel Riera, and Luis Alberto Alvarez Lopez for Columbus in Cuba, Cuba in Columbus. Addition, they will feature Columbus-based artists Christopher Burk and Cody Heichel, both of whom recently exhibited work in Cuba during the 2019 Havana Biennial.
Hammond Harkins Galleries
Hammond Harkins Galleries is currently featuring an exhibition of Jenny Holzer’s text-based works. Included in the show are bronze plaques, posters, and photographic prints of some of the artist’s public projections from around the world. Often piercing despite their restrained presentation, Holzer’s works are timeless yet topical. Her recent exhibitions include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Tate Modern, and Blenheim Palace in the UK. Stop in to experience works by this Ohio-born artist, whose messages ring true, through October 27.
Lindsay Gallery will feature Drawings and Found Object Sculptures by Damian Valdes Dilla throughout the month of October. An opening reception for this exhibition will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
As part of the Columbus in Cuba, Cuba in Columbus celebration, Damian Valdes Dilla (born in Havana in 1970) has an obsession with cities that plays out in his drawings and in the sculptures he makes from cast off objects he finds in the streets of Havana. As a teen, Dilla was diagnosed with schizophrenia with violent tendencies, so while his drawings are sometimes peaceful, they can also portray scenes of armed violence and riots. Lindsay Gallery will also have pieces by Joey Monsoon and Antoinette Savage that were shown in Cuba during the Art Biennal event earlier this year.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery will feature work by Kirsten Bowen as part of the CCAD Grads in Galleries collaboration. Bowen, who currently resides in New York, is a full-time artist. Her technique of painting, called text-based fresco, incorporates words in poems, lyrics, and other written forms that are embedded in the abstract imagery of her oil paintings. Images include landscapes, bands of color, monochromatic, or elements of the human figure, revealing a zoomed-in perspective of body and face.
(Not) Sheep Gallery
(Not) Sheep Gallery will feature The Masks We Wear, a show of new work by Paul Richmond, through the month of October. This show, which plays off of and is intentionally coordinated with Highball Halloween, is a clever play on words that led Richmond, a CCAD alumni, to explore identity issues amongst the LGBTQIA+ community. He uses decorative masks to capture moods or imply how people present themselves to the world; people either hide behind a mask of normalcy, or being “straight,” or present the story they want told. The exhibition will include a piece portraying Nina West, and the reception at the gallery from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. will include an information table for anti-bullying project You Will Rise.
Sarah Gormley Gallery
Sarah Gormley Gallery will participate in Columbus in Cuba, Cuba in Columbus in October, an unprecedented, multi-event, multi-venue group of exhibitions showcasing the work of artists from central Ohio and Cuba.
Opened in April of this year, the gallery is dedicated to the idea that art is a source of joy and that owning an original work of art is something that should be accessible to everyone. Proprietor Sarah Gormley connects emerging and established artists with first-time art buyers and long-time collectors through a shared appreciation for original art and its power to stir us from within.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio will continue to feature a solo abstract painting exhibition titled Saw by New Albany based artist Chris Taylor through October 26. An artist reception will be held during Gallery Hop from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
The various elements in Taylor’s paintings are in constant competition for the foreground. What appears to be a hole in a plane can also be perceived as an object in front of the plane. Surfaces that serve as grounds in one area of a painting are formed into figures in another area. Stripes weave before and behind one another. Shapes whose contours suggest that they lie behind other shapes, have colors that cause them to advance. These dynamics create a lively, vibrant tension in his paintings, not only optically, but also materially and conceptually. They invite questions about visual relationships, and about relationships between images and objects, and between paintings and their supports.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery will feature Recent Works, Realist paintings by CCAD drawing instructor Nathaniel Underwood. Observations of interior scenes from the artist’s home and figurative studies created at the Ohio Art League Figurative Sessions.
Sherrie Gallerie will feature Columbus in Cuba, Cuba in Columbus artists April Sunami, Barb Vogel, and Julie Woodrow in October. Meet the artists in the gallery from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Hoppers can also catch the special exhibition honoring Maestro Davide Salvadore and his sons Mattia and Marco Salvadore in The Salvadore Family: Generations of Glass Artists, on view through October 13.
Studios on High Gallery
Columbus Nocturnes, a visual narrative of different Columbus neighborhoods at dusk by Jessica Wojtasek, opens October 5 at Studios on High Gallery and continues through October 31. Wojtasek is an urban landscape painter who knows living in cities can be unremarkable at times. For Columbus Nocturnes, she sought out these familiar settings and focused on their uniqueness. She highlights the subtle qualities that sometimes goes unnoticed; the simple beauty of how a cool streetlight reflects over pavements in the rain.
Wojtasek’s nocturne paintings balance realism with abstraction to create an illusion of reflectivity, placing the viewer directly in the scene. These works depict the city of Columbus with drama, mood and personality.
OTHER ART ACTIVITIES
BrewDog Short North
Throughout the month of October, BrewDog Short North will be hosting works from Video Game Art (VGA) Gallery. Stop by during the October Gallery Hop for the opening reception from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
Founded in 2013 in the lively game community of Chicago, VGA Gallery seeks to increase cultural appreciation and education of video games and new media through exhibition, study, critique, and sale. Annual programs include Exhibitions and Events featuring the work of significant artists and game developers from around the world; Education programs are comprised of talks, screenings, and student programs; the VGA fine art print collection encompasses giclees and posters of artwork from video games; and a scholarly publications program that includes the VGA Reader, a peer-reviewed journal that highlights new scholarship about video games and new media art.
Glean will feature repurposed works with flair and uniquely humorous results by local artists Veronica Crawford and Chris Rodock for the month of October.
Working with found and forgotten objects, Crawford merges fragments of pop culture and mass media with natural and cosmic landscapes to create surreal collages. Rodock, an admitted Thriftoholic, loves the creative challenge of combining baby dolls with old toys, bottles, tins and clocks. She often incorporates words or phrases to add an element of whimsy.
Additionally, Glean will host macabre art, psychics, astrologers, and tarot card readings from Willow Niemela during Gallery Hop! Niemela, a psychic medium who hails from a long line of psychic women, teaches a variety of classes, including Tarot and Psychic Development classes. Her work is heart-centered and her goal is to not only offer clients spirit-led guidance, but to empower them to tap into their own intuition
October is Fair Trade Month and Global Gifts will be kicking off a month full of events at Gallery Hop! Stop by to learn how your purchase of ethical goods supports artisans, farmers, and producers who are improving their lives through their craft. Sample fair trade and organic coffee and sign up for your chance to win a handmade Day of the Dead skeleton from Peru.
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Explore the largest contemporary collection of central Ohio art on a self-guided tour within the Greater Columbus Convention Center complex! Take a selfie with As We Are, the interactive sculpture located just inside the North Atrium. After exiting the photo booth, you’ll see your portrait displayed 14-feet high in LED lights.
Short North Stage
The Rocky Horror Show returns to Short North Stage! After a record breaking, seven-week sold-out run, mad scientist and infamous transsexual Frank N. Furter leaps across the time warp to make his Short North Stage return in this wildly popular tribute to sci-fi and B-grade horror movies. This magical phenomenon borrows delightfully from those horror conventions as an innocent young couple is stranded at the haunted castle of the strange doctor, who is building Rocky—the perfect man. In the castle, you’ll meet a strange cast of characters as the voluptuous doctor releases hidden desires in the young couple.
Vibrant songs and dance recapture the sexual liberation of the 1970s, “One of the most bizarrely entertaining and satisfying musicals ever made,” wrote Broadway World. So dig out your fishnets and vinyl and dress up if you dare. Just don’t miss this fast-paced, high-energy explosion of fetish fun. Catch a show at 5 p.m. or 9 p.m. during Gallery Hop, and upgrade to a VIP Table with four seats, participation bags, one free drink ticket per person, and a selfie with a cast member after the show!
Skully’s Music Diner
Will Reagan of United Pursuit will be at Skully’s Music Diner the night of Gallery Hop! Doors for this event will open at 5:30pm and the show starts at 6:00pm. Advance tickets for $22 available at Magnolia Thunderpussy Records, Used Kids Records, and on TicketWeb. Tickets at the door will be $25.
Petry Platters will be popping up at THREAD with their gorgeous grazing board display. THREAD will also be showcasing new arrivals for Fall!
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. You will also find vendors selling their hand-crafted one-of-a-kind items.
GALLERY HOP SPONSORS
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