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BRANDT-ROBERTS GALLERIES, 642 N. High St., 614-223-1655. Hours T-F 11-5, Sun 12-4. JUL: Summer Salon: New works by contemporary artists with an emphasis on landscape painting including works created en plein air and in the studio. The exhibit will culminate with several local artists painting en plein air in the Short North and Goodale Park area on Sat., July 19 from 1-3 pm. AUG: Recent works by painter Matteo Caloiaro, featuring Autumn on High Street, and works by artist Jessica Summers. Jessica Summers is a new artist to the gallery and a recent Master in Fine Art from Bowling Green State University. Her large-scale work titled, Any Given Sunday, will be displayed in the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition in August.

*COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, 480 E. Broad St., 614-221-6801. T-W, Th 10-8:30, F 10-5, S-S 10-5:30. Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection: (Through August 31) American Modernist paintings from the 1920s to the beginning of World War II, a period marked by significant change and compounded by the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Modern Dialect reveals both the shared concerns and jubilations of artists from every region of the country during a fluctuating and demanding time in our history. From simplified and fragmented rural landscapes to modern industrial cities and the people that inhabit them to purely abstract compositions, Modern Dialect illustrates the scope of the American modernist aesthetic and the vision and integrity each artist brought to the representation of the American experience. The exhibition features works by George Ault, Charles Sheeler, John Steuart Curry, and Charles Burchfield. Imagine! The Art of the Picturebook (June 20 - November 9) explores children’s picturebooks as works of art through examples from the collection of Carol and Guy Wolfenbarger. The original drawings, paintings, prints, and collages represent books from well-known illustrators including Floyd Cooper, Peter Catalanotto, Will Hillenbrand, E. B. Lewis, Barry Moser, Chris Raschka, Aminah Robinson, Maurice Sendak, and Robert Sabuda. The work is presented in groupings of Tall Tales (fiction), True Tales (non-fiction), Tales with Tails (stories/art about animals) and Human Tales (stories/art about social interactions and human nature). Visit

HAIKU POETIC FOOD & ART, 800 N High St, 614-294-8168. JUL: Paintings by Andrew Lundberg. AUG:Photography of Amy Leibrand.

JUNG ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 59 W 3rd Ave., 614-291-8050. T-Sat 11-2 (call first) or appt. JULY/AUG: Sweetness, John Joseph McCutcheon's exhibit of three mixed media installations as well as mixed media "paintings.” John is a well-known mixed media/performance artist in the Columbus area. Visit

LINDSAY GALLERY, 986 N High St, 614-291-1973. W-Sat 12-6, appt. JUL: American Memory paintings by Janis Price (b. 1933). AUG: It's Only Natural featuring Robert Falcone and Nancy Josephson. In the tradition of Mise en abyme and Tromp l'oeil, this series of paintings by Columbus artist Robert Falcone portrays medicinal weeds as classic botanical illustrations. The plants are beautiful, often edible and helpful for a variety of therapeutic purposes. Nancy Josephson has spent much of her life mining whimsical, beautiful, and often controversial subjects. As an artist, author, and musician, Nancy traverses the world of spirits and secular subjects.

MAC WORTHINGTON GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART, 749 N High St, 614-294-7790. Sun 12-5, T-Th 2-7, F-Sat 11-7. JUL: Featuring the art of Dusty Alexander, Dee Brown, Maureen Clark, Diane Grumbach, Adam LeFevre, Rhonda Malec, Brian Marcus, Norm Mieczkowski, Su Nimon, Joss Parker, Jan Peyser, Rocco Pisto, Lou Ratliff, Jennifer Shelton, Becky Slonaker, Lynn Spaulding, Rona Stelzer, Mary Beth Thorngren, Mac Worthington, and David Yarnall. Reception Sat., July 19, 6-9 pm. AUG: Subversive Impulses, featuring work by Dusty Alexander, Dee Brown, Diane Grumbach, Brian Marcus, Norm Mieczkowski, Su Nimon, Joss Parker, Jan Peyser, Rocco Pisto, Lou Ratliff, Jennifer Shelton,Becky Slonaker, Lynn Spaulding, Rona Stelzer, Mac Worthington, and David Yarnall. Reception Sat., Aug. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit

MARCIA EVANS GALLERY, 8 East Lincoln St, 614-298-8847. T-Sat 11-5. JUL: John Evans and Andrew Lidgus - Sculpture and mixed media collage. AUG/SEPT: Watercolors, featuring works of Cody Heichel and Chelstin Ross. In 2013, Cody was awarded the Ohio Watercolor Society Merit Award, as well as the GCAC Plein Air Award at the Ohio State Fair. Chelstin is an emerging, young watercolorist and part-time ABA therapist and Art Educator. Visit to learn more.

Miranda on Blue, by Margot Lovinger

*OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM, 1665 W. 5th Ave., 614-486-4402. M-F 10-5, Sat-Sun 1-4. Figure It: Forms of Human Expression (July 13–August 24) This exhibition showcases exemplary forms in clay, glass, fiber and wood by 31 artists from across the United States. Independent curator Gwen Heffner selected works that are “dedicated to the human figure as a means of expression and have powerful messages to share.” Visit

*OHIO ARTS COUNCIL’S RIFFE GALLERY, State and High Downtown, 614-644-9624. T 10-4, W,F 10-5:30, Th 10-8, Sat - Sun 12-4. JUL 31 – OCT 19: Sky High is an all-encompassing visual expedition of Earth's vast upper atmosphere known as the sky. The artists in the exhibition use a range of techniques that explore the assorted elements of the sky. From the stunning displays of stars and planets to clouds and tornadoes, this exhibition will encourage you to "look up." Artists in the show include Rosemarie Bloch (Okeana), Rod Bouc (Columbus), Judith Maureen Brandon (Cleveland), Edward M. Charney (New Carlisle), Robert Coates (Fairborn), Netta Bits (Dayton), Susan Danko (Parma), Julie Friedman (Medina), Diana Duncan Holmes (Cincinnati), David LaPalombara (Athens), Jessica Larva (Columbus), Danielle Rante (Columbus), Kate Shannon (Mansfield), Wendy Collin Sorin (Durham, NC), Diane Stemper (Oxford), Joel Whitaker (Dayton) and Sean Wilkinson (Dayton). Opening Reception on Thurs., Jul. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. On Friday, Aug. 1, from noon to 1 p.m., join a free tour led by curator Kay Koeninger, a professor of art at Sinclair Community College. On Thurs., Aug. 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Ohio poet Wendy McVicker will read her works with accompaniment by musician Emily Prince, followed by an Open Mic. Register for the event online between Aug. 1-15. On Sun., Sept. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m., create mixed media works by melding together science, nature and art with Sky High artist Diane Stemper. Children ages 6 to 17 are welcome to participate with an adult companion. Register online between Aug. 1 and Sept. 17. Visit

PIZZUTI COLLECTION, 632 N. Park St., 614-280-4004. Hrs: F-Sat 11-5. NOW-ism: Abstraction Today (September 6, 2014 – June 20, 2015) exhibition of 21st century painting, sculpture, video and furnishings featuring international emerging stars like Sarah Cain, Diana Al-Hadid and Florian Meisenberg and established artists including Columbus’ own art star Ann Hamilton, Jim Hodges, Miami-based Teresita Fernández, Jason Middlebrook, Carrie Moyer and Pia Fries. More than 100 works spanning all three floors of the space. Ori Gersht: Portraits is a film series by the highly acclaimed Israeli-born, London-based artist. Fall 2014, a series of three video portraits will be on view, each connecting moments of quiet contemplation with difficult histories and anguished realties. Ron and Ann Pizzuti have collected Ori Gersht’s work in depth over the last decade, but this focused show concentrates attention on only three films (each nearly 15 minutes in length). The Columbus Museum of Art will host a simultaneous show of Ori Gersht’s photography and other works on loan from Pizzuti Collection. * Evaders, 2009 (on view September 5 – October 11) a poetic and heart-wrenching retelling of Walter Benjamin’s attempt to escape Nazi-occupied France. * Will You Dance For Me, 2011 (on view October 11 – November 15) portrays Yehudit Arnon, a Holocaust survivor and founder of one of the most important modern dance companies in Israel, and her defiance while at Auschwitz. * The Offering, 2013 (on view Nov. 18 – Dec. 27) confronts the glamorous and treacherous world of bullfighting, its dazzling spectacle and often-gruesome outcomes. The Pizzuti Collection is a non-profit exhibition space dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti. Visit:

PM GALLERY, 1190 N High St, 614-299-0860. Hours: T-Wed 11-6, Th-Sat 11-7, Sun 12-5. Art Lost and Found. Artist Susan Sturgill features original etchings and lithographs, which are available for a limited time. Susan has retired so her unique take on mermaids, God, gardens, and food will soon be gone. Visit

RIVET GALLERY, 1200 N. High St., 614-294-8697. T-Sat 12-7; Sun 12-5. JUL: Nocera + Reno: a print show. Rivet, in conjunction with the Ohio Art League and curated by Bob Amos, present an exhibition featuring the works of Ohio artists Clinton Reno and Nicholas Nocera. Both recognized for their gig posters, each will present work inspired by lyrics and songs from a vast genre of music. Limited edition, affordable screen prints will be available for purchase. This exhibition will until run until July 20. AUG: The art of Argentine-born artist Dino Nemec will feature original ink works encompassing his passion for nature, life, death, and the unknown. Opening reception on Aug. 2 from 7pm-10pm with the artist in attendance. Visit

ROY G BIV GALLERY for Emerging Artists, a non-profit gallery located at 997 N High, 614-297-7694. W-F 3-6, Sat 1-5. JUL: Work of Jason Schwab, Dominic Lippillo and Jessica Naples. Artists’ talk on Sat., July 26 at 2:30 p.m. AUG: Work of Aaron Troyer and Laurie Ihlenfield. Reception on Sat., Aug. 2 from 7–10 p.m. during Gallery Hop. Artists will host an artists’ talk on Sat., Aug. 30 at 2:30 p.m. Visit

SEAN CHRISTOPHER GALLERY OHIO, 815 N High St, Ste H&N, 614-291-5890. 1st Sat. 6-10. Reg. Hrs: Sat 1:30-3:30, W-F 3:30-5:30, and M-Sun by appt. Material World, a group exhibit featuring painting, sculpture, glass and video by the following emerging BFA upperclassmen and recent grads who are showing great promise in their fields while making a creative 'footprint' on the Columbus art scene and beyond: Darcie Drum (OSU 2014), Robert Flowers (OSU 2014), Christopher McCutcheon (SAIC 2015), Clair Morey (CCAD Fall 2014), Heather Taylor (CCAD 2015) and Laura Thatcher (CCAD 2016); Gallery Hop Reception, Aug. 2, 6-10pm. Exhibit continues thru Aug. 30 (Closed for a break, Aug. 8-17)

SHARON WEISS GALLERY, 20 E Lincoln St, 614-291-5683 or 614-252-5137. Open Th 12-4, F-Sat 12-5, Sun 1-4. JUL: John Behling and his paintings from The Redemption Series, I Will Always Love You. John states that in his painting, he can give a new meaning and evidence that life existed. He still clings to the emotional belief that to know a place one has lived in is to honor that place. He hopes his paintings do just that. AUG: Songs Along The Way: Wandering The Blues Highway, featuring paintings with musical themes by Linda Langhorst. The New Basics Brass Band will come to the opening on Fri., August 1 and lead a second line (New Orleans style) down to Little Rock Bar for an after-opening celebration at 8 pm.

SHERRIE GALLERIE, 694 N High St, 614-221-8580. T-F 11-6; Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5. JUL: New at the gallery, ceramic artist Laura Jean McLaughlin will exhibit her figurative sculptures on which are wonderful drawings that tell a story about life and relationships. Melinda Rosenberg's new work will continue to be on display through July 26. AUG: Nationally known artists Sharon Meyer and Duncan McClellan are featured to celebrate Sherrie Gallerie’s 10 Year Anniversary. An artists reception with champagne and hors d’oevres is scheduled Fri., Aug. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. RSVP. Sharon Meyer has been designing art jewelry for 30 years. Duncan McClellan is a glass artist with a focus on internal graal and overlay techniques. Visit

SHORT NORTH COFFEE HOUSE, 1195 N. High St., 614-725-4151. Open 24 hrs. Featuring artists .

SHORT NORTH TAVERN, 674 N High St, 614-221-2432. JULY: Paris Paintings, W.C. Hemming. AUG: Donna Estepp SEPT: Katie Hofacker.

STONE VILLAGE CHURCH GALLERY, 139 E. 2nd Ave, 614-579-5493 AUG:Urban Blend by Joss Parker and Christopher Cropper for the August Gallery Hop. Two Columbus artists and friends join in collaboration to mix and mash their respective techniques as well as styles within the urban genre of contemporary art. The exhibit will hang in Stone Village through Sunday, August

STUDIOS ON HIGH, 686 N High St, 614-461-6487. Daily 12-6, Sun 1-6. JUL: Roosts, Posts, & Perches: Watercolorist Helen Neumann and stoneware sculpturist Judy Hoberg create humorous interpretations of animals as they assemble their dwellings in very surprising places, turning our world into their unique and unexpected habitats. AUG: Sculptures, Drawings & Pastels in the Summertime: Take a journey of endless color and destination in Cbus this summer through the eyes of pastel portrait artist Sandy Reddig. The sculptures and drawings of Bill Meyer are inspired by man's continual struggle between good and evil, love and hate, right and wrong. Bill is also inspired by the magical and mystical forces science can't seem to explain. Visit

TERRA GALLERY, 8 E. Poplar Ave., 614-228-4188. M-Sat 12-6p. JUL: Columbus Perspective exhibition, featuring new, colorful oil paintings by Rodney Hayslip. His depictions of city life are serene and reflective of the culture and experience of Columbus. The collection invokes a sense of nostalgia for the city, and a deep appreciation for the elements that make up Columbus. Hayslip captures the extraordinary in the everyday, suspending us in the brilliance of the cityscape, and capturing the moments we love. AUG: Summer Salon Show, featuring contemporary paintings, mixed media, and sculpture. Visit

Grandmother With Snakes, by Lynda McClanahan

COLUMBUS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: Strange & Wonderful: A Retrospective of Works by Lynda McClanahan: “If life isn't seen as dangerous and strange, it's probably not being seen at all,” concludes Short North resident Lynda McClanahan. A retrospective of her artwork reflecting that perception, “Strange & Wonderful,” is on view at the Cultural Arts Center, 139 W. Main St. downtown, Aug. 2 - 30. The opening reception is scheduled Friday, August 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. She will be presenting a talk at the weekly Conversations & Coffee on August 21 held Thursdays at noon at the center. Visit or the Cultural Arts Center at for more information.

Photo by Larry Hamill

MANSFIELD ART CENTER: INK – The Body as Canvas showing through July 27 at The Mansfield Art Center: “INK-The Body as Canvas” has artwork by 17 tattoo artists and four artists who have been inspired by tattoo art. Also included is the “Pint Sized Painting Project” curated by Durb Morrison, owner of Red Tree Tattoo Gallery in Columbus, which showcases 200 paintings by more than 100 tattoo artists from across the US. Also included is “A Tattoo Documentary – Hell City” captured by Rusty from Red Tree about the biggest Tattoo Festival east of the Mississippi. Participating artists are Red Tree Tattoo Gallery, Columbus: Durb Morrison, Rusty, Richard Cook, Adam France, Gunnar Gaylord, Kevin Stress; Stained Skin Gallery, Columbus: Toby Gehrlich, Anthony DuBois, Nate Marti, Ben Riffe; ArchAngel Tattoo Gallery, Canal Fulton: Jersey Nicolardi; Fate Tattoo, Columbus: Jeremiah Steven Ferguson; The Tattoo Factory, Bucyrus: Brenton Potter, Tori Robinson; Memento Tattoo Gallery, Columbus: Dave Tevenal, Adam Fox, Cary Aldridge; Photography: Larry Hamill, Columbus | Daniel Mainzer, Cuyahoga Falls; Painting/Drawing: Drew Rauschenberger, Mansfield | Roger Williams, Columbus. The show runs through July 27 at The Mansfield Art Center, 700 Marion Avenue Mansfield. Call (419) 756-1700 or visit

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