September 05, 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
Pizzuti Collection– 632 N Park St
The highly anticipated Pizzuti Collection officially opens its doors to the public for the first time during the September 7 Gallery Hop from Noon – 5:00PM. View the Pizzuti Collection’s Sculpture Garden as well as the debut exhibitions: Inaugural Exhibition: Looking Back and Looking Forward and Cuban Forever. This event is open to the public and admission is free of charge.
Terra Gallery– 8 E Poplar St
For the month of September, Terra Gallery presents watercolor paintings by Ohio artist Charles Rowland and oil paintings by Ohio artist Rod Hayslip. The show will run from Saturday, September 7 – October 2, 2013.
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 September at Lindsay Gallery.
Sharon Weiss Gallery– 20 E Lincoln St
Sharon Weiss Gallery will host a salon show of exhibiting artists throughout the month of September featuring new paintings by Columbus artist, and Iranian native, Jila Davoodi.
Davoodi specializes in oil and pastel paintings and has exhibited throughout several countries. She has received recognitions in a variety of competitions and her work is still hosted in Isfahan’s Modern Art Museum.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries– 642 N High St
Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature both new works from current gallery artists plus newly acquired historical pieces. Also during the Hop, gallery artist and Muskingum College Professor of Art, Yan Sun, will be painting live in the gallery from 7-9PM.
Studios on High Gallery– 694 N High St
Studios on High Gallery exhibits “Waterways” beginning during the September 7 Gallery Hop.
Join us for featured pieces from Mosaic artist, Beth Himsworth, and mixed media artist, Marty Husted, both exhibiting new works emphasizing a driving force of nature: WATER.
ROY G BIV– 997 N High St
ROY G BIV presents an exhibition of new work by Robert Howsare and Andrew CopperSmith during the month of September. Join us for the opening reception during Gallery Hop 7-10PM.
Robert Howsare constructs mixed media installations that highlight the anomalies of human perception. His work capitalizes on the “mistakes” that occur when our optical systems attempt to process ambiguous visual stimuli.
Andrew CopperSmith’s sculptures re-contextualize everyday forms and objects into non-sequitur, found-object abstractions. His poetic amalgamations document the human relationship with the materials of our daily routines. Through repurposing and rearranging these often overlooked objects of our physical surroundings, CopperSmith aims to create work that highlights the poetic sensibility of the everyday.
Rivet– 1200 N High St
Rivet presents the works of Dominic Damien and Patrick Maxcy for the month of September.
Join us during Gallery Hop for the artists’ opening reception 7-10PM. Featured works include melding works of acrylics, watercolors and inks with focus on water towers.
Marcia Evans Gallery– 8 E Lincoln St
The Contemporary Mediums exhibit at Marcia Evans Gallery continues through September 28 featuring the works of Bernice Koff and Cody Heichel.
Koff calls herself a process oriented painter because she became intrigued with new materials and tools. She uses acrylic inks for their dramatic colors, handmade papers and printed photos as both supports and collage elements, and often draws on the painted surface as she sees images emerge.
Cody Heichel is an emerging local contemporary watercolor artist who is an associate member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. In 2012, he was awarded both the 1st place as well as the GCAC award for his work in the Ohio State Fair Plein Air competition. Heichel sold eight of his pieces just before the August opening night, so be sure to stop in this September Gallery Hop to see what all the buzz is about!
The Oak Room– 511 N High St
Deepwood Restaurant and The Oak Room invite you to be their guest for this one evening only event with local artists Carol Herman and Rose Cull.
Herman and Cull will be presenting multimedia sculptures and wall reliefs for viewing, purchase and discussion.
The Oak Room will also continue its celebration of Stephan Aman’s Expressionist Landscapes now through September 20. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar are provided by DeepWood.
Sherrie Gallerie– 694 N High St
Join us at Sherrie Gallerie for the Michael Jones exhibit during the September Gallery Hop. Jones works in functional ceramics, influenced early on by Japanese and other Asian ceramic styles, and now working with African influences specifically those of the Kuba culture. Learn more about the artist during his reception from 5-8PM.
Events & Exhibits
In addition to the traditional art galleries of the Short North, district boutiques, restaurants and retail shops celebrate art during the August Gallery Hop with special exhibits and events. Come see what’s happening…
Short North Stage– Columbus Moving Company
Columbus Moving Company presents IN HOUSE at the Garden Theater September 7, 8PM and Sept 8, 2PM. IN HOUSE premiere’s their latest work “Living Rooms” as Short North Stage’s resident dance company for the Sept Gallery Hop and will also feature an informal showing by student dancers from their Summer Class Series with live music by Counterfeit Madison.
Tickets $10 sold at the door. Visit shortnorthstage.org for more info.
Kifle Shoe Boutique– Artist exhibit, Vada and Chavilah
Join us at the brand new addition to the Short North, Kifle Shoe Boutique at 1203 N High St for their inaugural artist exhibit during the September Gallery Hop.
Local artist Vada and Chavilah present works in watercolor, ink, and oil on canvas. Stay to meet the Kifle team and shop their wide variety shoe selection.
Elemental Vet Center & Pet Spa– “Stupid Pet Tricks” Event
Elemental Vet Center will host a “Stupid Pet Tricks” contest during the September Hop. Any pet that can perform any trick is welcome to join, the funnier the better! There will be guest judges, prizes for both pets & owners, refreshments and lots of entertainment! Event beings at 7:00PM.
Brothers Drake– Ed Gately Jr. exhibit, Tours, Live music from EOP
Brothers Drake will exhibit featured photography works by artist Ed Gately Jr.
Mostly inspired by architectural and landscape scenes, Gately Jr. has an expert eye for finding the beauty in the most ordinary objects. Come early for Mead Production Tours beginning at 3PM and swing by after the Hop for live music from EOP 10PM-2AM.
GCJ: Garden, Chamber, Joint– Gallery Hop After Dark
Columbus’ own Diamond Hunter will host “Gallery Hop After Dark” during the September 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.
Big Fun– Artist Jennifer Filarski, Magician, Storm Troopers
Join us at Big Fun for a whimsical night of art and entertainment. Works from Cleveland Heights artist Jennifer Filarski will be featured. Additionally, magician Dr. U. R. Awesome will be in store to entertain along with Storm Troopers to promote the upcoming Columbus Toy Show and Zombies for the upcoming Zombie Walk.
Paradise Garage– Cory Lunger Endowment Promotion
Paradise Garage is excited to announce that Honda Racing will be bringing 3 of their race cars to display next to the shop during the September Gallery Hop, including the Acura NSX Pike’s Peak race car. Honda has generously offered to display the vehicles as part of their promotion of the ClungerBeats500 charity 5K that we will be promoted during the Hop. The 5K run benefits the Cory Lunger Endowment. Cory was a cyclist and regular guest DJ at Paradise Garage Gallery Hop evenings. He lost his fight with Adult Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past Spring.
Posh Pets Boutique– Hand Me Down Dobes and Peace For Paws
Hand Me Down Dobes rescue group and Peace for Paws will both be in the house at Posh Pets this September Gallery Hop. Head to the District early for Hand Me Down Dobes from 1-3PM and stop by to meet the pups Peace for Paws brings from 6-9PM.
Stone Village Church– Peggy Mintin exhibit
Stone Village Church presents “The Questions I Ask Myself” by Peggy Mintin. The exhibit is a collection of abstract canvases of nonrepresentational shapes and intense colors. Peggy utilizes a chaotic process to create abstract narratives about emotion.
Join us for our September Gallery Hop reception on Saturday, September 7, 5:30-8PM.
Ladybird– Designer Valerie Szepiwdycz
Local, self-taught designer, Valerie Szepiwdycz, is featuring her coveted, second collection of jewels at this month’s Gallery Hop. Her brand, VALIA, brings handmade designs inspired by her Ukranian background to the trendsetters of Columbus. Stop by Ladybird during Gallery Hop to meet the designer and see the full collection.