August 29, 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, September 2 to check out the amazing new artwork exhibiting at galleries and businesses all month long.
Greater Columbus Convention Center
The Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) will show off more than 130 stunning works of local art when it makes its debut September 2 as part of Gallery Hop. As part of the GCCC’s recent $140 million expansion and renovation, the Convention Facilities Authority has acquired artwork by more than 100 local artists just for the Convention Center. These works display our community’s diversity, openness, and artistic strength to visitors, tourists, and residents alike. The GCCC’s collection includes a dramatic interactive sculpture created by local artist Matthew Mohr unlike any other in the world, and Gallery Hop will be one of the earliest opportunities to see it on display. The Convention Facilities Authority has invested more than $3.5 million to build the largest contemporary collection of Franklin County art. Stop in during Gallery Hop for refreshments, art tours, and an opportunity to meet Matthew Mohr.
Brandt-Roberts Galleries is featuring Stillness: Nocturnes by Christopher Burk with an opening reception on Friday, September 1 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. On view through October 1.
Hammond Harkins Galleries
Hammond Harkins Galleries is featuring Chasing Masters: Mark Bush and Dennison Griffith from August 25 through October 1. There will be an opening reception on Friday, August 25, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. This exhibit of works by Dennison Griffith, the former President of the Columbus College of Art and Design, and Mark Bush, a CCAD alumnus, is inspired by The Great Masters. Included are Griffith’s rarely seen figurative work and early mix-media interpretations of pages from art history texts. Inspired by the legacy of Griffith, his former mentor and friend, Bush’s new works are contemporary versions of canonical works by Johannes Vermeer, Gustave Courbet, John Singer Sargent, and others.
Joseph Editions presents photographs curated by Tony Mendoza. An opening reception will take place on September 14 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Lindsay Gallery is featuring the 15th Annual Fundraiser for Annie’s Fund for the Creative Arts, with work by Robert Falcone and John Taylor-Lehman, in memory of Dr. Anne Miller, an artist and arts patron, and the late wife of Falcone. Annie’s Fund awards grants to arts institutions and individual artists who might otherwise go unfunded.
Marcia Evans Gallery
Marcia Evans Gallery introduces Fall Show featuring artists Kimberly Erb and Linda Wesner. Opening reception on September 1 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Exhibition will run 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.
Rivet Gallery is introducing a new exhibition, Sweet Toofs, featuring sweet fiber art by Ed Mironiuk. The exhibit will be available for viewing from September 2-30. An opening reception will be on September 2 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
ROY G BIV Gallery
ROY G BIV Gallery presents collaborative work by Franklin Cain-Borgers and Laura Thatcher. Cain-Borgers and Thatcher will fill the gallery with grey scale structures, projector screens and yellowed foam shapes. Their work will be on display September 2-30. A performance will take place on Gallery Hop from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. An opening reception will be on the same day from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. The artists’ talks and closing will take place on Saturday, September 30 at 2:30pm.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio is featuring Material World II: Elham Bayati, Ariel JR Dawson, Darcie Drum, Tala Kanani, Anita Maharjan, Elizabeth McManus, Heather Taylor, and Gabriela Torres available September 2-30. An opening reception will take place on September 2 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm.
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery is presenting a stunning salon exhibit that features the new works of forty artists.
Sherrie Gallerie is featuring new work by Laine Bachman. Come meet the artist and see her brand new body of work featuring her new technique of beading on the canvas. This is also the last day to catch Calvin Ma’s exhibit Blend In.
Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery is featuring 35 central Ohio artists in their semi-annual Hit the Hop juried show. This is the fifth in a series of Open Call shows featuring local artists.
Wexner Center for the Arts
Wexner Center for the Arts is showing Funeral Parade of Roses on Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2 at 7:00pm. Toshio Matsumoto’s Funeral Parade of Roses is a dazzling and subversive portrayal of Tokyo’s underground world of drag queen bars and nightlight.
PERFORMANCES & OTHER GALLERY HOP ACTIVITIES
Listen to some hits with the HIPS at Brothers Drake. Join Columbus Food Adventures for a Short North Arts District Food Tour. Global Gifts is celebrating fall with new fair trade clothing from Mata Traders, Global Mamas, and Maggie’s Organics. Jolie Occasions and Rachel Keppeler Designs are working together to host a pop up shop. Kiln will host fiber artist Matthias De Vogel and ceramicist Meghan Flynn. Head over to Pies & Pints to see works from artist Aaron Ackerman. Pursuit will host music from Nick Nocera of Alison Rose from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Seventh Son Brewing is teaming up with The Cheesecake Girl to give visitors a delicious pairing event. Skully’s Music Diner will be hosting Inner Circle Avenue, Wild Nights, and DJ Tron. Surprise! Modern Party + Cocktail is presenting an exhibit by artist Alison Nocera. The Table is featuring artist Chris Stiftar. Watch live performances of musicians from local ensembles in a collaborative effort with the Short North Arts District and various galleries for an event titled VIVO Music Festival.
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