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I Missed My Flight, by Helen Neumann. An exhibit of her watercolors, Winter Life, Winter Roots, is on view at Studios on High through the end of February.
BRANDT-ROBERTS GALLERIES, 642 N. High St., 614-223-1655. Hours: T-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4. JAN: New works from a roster of talented artists this January, including Michgan artist Nick Reszetar. Columbus artists Cody Heichel, Mark Gingerich, Richard Lillash, Terry Schmitter. FEB: New works by Michelle Y. Williams, Bernard Palchick, Mark Gingerich. Visit www.brandtrobertsgalleries.com
*COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, 480 E. Broad St., 614-221-6801. Regular Hours: T-W, Th 10-8:30, Graphic Novelist Residency Exhibition: Ronald Wimberly: (Through FEB 19) This exhibition showcases the variety of Ronald Wimberly’s creative practice and includes art works in several media. Bodies @ Work: The Art of Ruben and Isabel Toledo - (Through JUN 18) A unique exhibition that reveals the creative collaboration of fashion designer Isabel Toledo and artist Ruben Toledo. An evocative installation that tells the story of their lifelong partnership in art, design and life which springs from the complex interplay of two individuals, two aesthetics and the push and pull of their distinctive, yet complementary visions and energy. Think Outside the Brick (Through FEB 26) A collaborative project with the Ohio LEGO User’s Group (OhioLUG). An enormous model of Columbus features the return of familiar landmarks and imaginative creations. OhioLUG will also build LEGO models of Pokémon that will be installed in several locations around the Museum. Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect (Through FEB 1) First exhibition to focus on the little-known fact that the renowned leader of the Hudson River School of American landscape painting designed three buildings and had plans for others before his untimely death. The exhibition includes paintings that reveal Cole’s architectural proclivity, drawings that document his recurrent focus on architectural structures, and elevations and floor plans for his built and visionary projects. Also included are landscape paintings, some showing ancient ruins inspired by his European travels, others with 19th-century grand houses. Central to the show is Cole’s visionary painting The Architect’s Dream (1840), on loan from the Toledo Museum of Art and Cole’s The Cascatelli, Tivoli, Looking Towards Rome (circa 1832) from CMA’s permanent collection. Shakespeare in Prague: Imagining the Bard in the Heart of Europe (Through MAY 21). A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer (FEB 10-MAY 21) Visit www.columbusmuseum.org
• ELEVATOR BREWING CO. 13TH FLOOR TAPROOM, 165 N. Fourth St. Pop-up gallery show during GALLERY HOP from 5 to 7pm. DEC: The Cap City Creatives group
HAMMOND HARKINS GALLERIES, 641 N. High St. 614-238-3000. Gallery Hours: T-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5. JAN: 3 Artists: Dennison Griffith, Paul Hamilton, and Aminah Robinson. 2017 will be the gallery’s 20th anniversary and these three artists were the first exhibiting.On view will be previously unseen works by Griffith and Robinson and new works by Paul Hamilton. Opening reception Fri., Jan. 13, 5-8p. Visit www.hammondharkins.com
JOSEPH EDITIONS, 17 W. Russell St., 614-280-4223. Hours: T-F 12-6p, Sat 12-5p. JAN/FEB: David Skeens: Beautiful typeface and cheeky dead-on poetry mark the debut for David Skeens' crossover from writing to visual art. (b. 1970) David Skeens is a creative writer living in Columbus at work on a book of new pieces tentatively titled Glitter on a Gaping Wound. He is also at work on his first novel, titled Fragrance Notes. By day, he is a copy director for L Brands. In addition, Dion Johnson (b.1975) paints superficial wonders. His large canvases are full of animated shapes – swathes of saturated hues that fall down the canvas or zip across. The result is a feast for the eyes. Landscape and place drive Johnson’s work, taking cues from both the Washington Color School and California's hard edge paintings. Blues, pinks, greens, and yellows drop, hang, and bulge. Black and white forms interrupt and separate the colors. Some of the shapes are marked by an outline; others overlap in transparent sheaths. The rhythm of the canvas is busy but not cluttered. Originally from Bellaire, Ohio, Dion Johnson now lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from Ohio State University and his MFA from Claremont University. Visit www.josepheditions.com
JUNG ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 59 W 3rd Ave., 614-291-8050. T-Sat 11-2 (call first) or appt. JAN-MAR: Small is Beautiful: Join us to explore new directions and interpretations offered by JACO members, each of whom has previously presented solo exhibits at the gallery. Each artist is invited to present their most recent works in collage, oil, mixed media, photography, watercolor. Exhibiting artists include Claire Bauza, Michael Bauza, Gus Brunsman, Jeanne Grossetti, Reid Huntley, Lisa Kreischer, Merry Norris, Kim Elliott, Sydney Schardt. Opening reception is Sat., Feb. 11, 12:30-2p. Visit www.JungCentralOhio.org
LINDSAY GALLERY, 986 N High St, 614-291-1973. W-Sat 12-6, appt. JAN: Featured selections from gallery artists. FEB: TBA. Visit www.lindsaygallery.com
MARCIA EVANS GALLERY, 8 East Lincoln St, 614-298-8847. T-Sat 11-5, occasional Sundays and by appointment. JAN: Gallery artists include Linda Wesner and Nora Daniel with winter scenes for gift giving, as well as Veena Bansal, Larry Hamill, Michael Halliday, Kate Morgan, Annette Poitau and more. Paintings, hand-blown glass, handmade jewelry, knit scarves and more gifts! FEB: Be My Valentine: Heartfelt art. wwww.marciaevansgallery.com
Wounded Warrior Dogs and Faithful Companions, life-size wood dogs, all who are injured, by Ohio artist James Mellick showing at Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave. February 5 - March 6. The installation is a tribute to wounded veterans. Alongside the installation will be a number of Mellick's other "faithful companions" he's made over the years.
*OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM, 1665 W. 5th Ave., 614-486-4402. M-F 10-5, Sat-Sun 1-4. JAN 28-29: Art Studio Clearance Sale: It’s NOT a “starving artist” sale! 150 Ohio Designer Craftsmen artists, including some of your Winterfair favorites, offering new work, discontinued designs, overstock and slightly imperfect items at reduced prices. Held at Lausche Building of Ohio Expo Center. FEB/MAR: Showcasing Ohio artist Jim Mellick’s signature wood forms, including the remarkable installation of Wounded Warrior Dogs and Faithful Companions. Each life-size dog represents a different military campaign, as well as the injuries that their human counterparts endure. The installation is a tribute to wounded veterans—it recently won the Public Grand Prize of $200,000 in Grand Rapids' citywide exhibition, "ArtPrize 2016." Alongside the installation will be a number of Mellick's other "faithful companions" he's made over the years. Visit www.ohiocraft.org
*OHIO ARTS COUNCIL’S RIFFE GALLERY, State and High Downtown, 614-644-9624. M - W and F 10-6, Th 10-8, Sat 11-4, closed Sun. JAN 26 - APR 15: COME ALONG WITH ME: 18 Ohio Art League members create artworks inspired by life lessons. This is the fourth curated collaboration between the Riffe Gallery and Ohio Art League (OAL). The artworks represent a range of media from painting, sculpture, photography, video, and site-specific assemblages. Curated by Richard Fletcher, associate professor in the Department of Classics at The Ohio State University. Fletcher has dedicated his recent research and teaching practices to how ancient literature, philosophy, and mythology can be reactivated through contemporary artistic practices. He asked artists how their experiences shape their artwork, and like the handbooks by ancient philosophers, how their artwork communicates life lessons. Come Along With Me brings together a selection of OAL artists at different phases of their careers and lives. Featured: Donald Black Jr., Shaker Heights | Mary Jo S. Bole, Columbus | Peter Clay, Gilboa | April Deacon, Wheelersburg | Curtis Goldstein, Columbus | Charisse M. Harris, Akron | Angela Jann, Columbus | Dan Jian, Columbus | Suzan Kraus, Newbury | Yana Mikho-Misho, Twinsburg | Sharon Mohler, Yellow Springs | Kellie Morgan, Columbus | Jenniffer Omaitz, Kent | Boryana Rusenova-Ina, Columbus | Kim Schoel, Lakewood | Ann Corley Silverman, Columbus | Adrian Waggoner, Columbus | Kimberly M. Webb, Columbus. Reception | Thurs., Jan. 26 from 5 – 7 p.m. Be the first to view this exhibition with the artists and curator. Live music by a duo from the Knot Brothers. Curator’s Tour on Fri., Jan. 27 from noon – 1 p.m. Richard Fletcher will lead an in-depth tour discussing exhibition themes, the selection process, and the artists’ work. www.riffegallery.org
PIZZUTI COLLECTION, 632 N. Park St., 614-280-4004. Hrs: F-Sat 11-5. Visions from India: Transforming Vision: 21st century art from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti; The Progressive Master: Francis Newton Souza from the Rajadhyaksha Collection (MAR - OCT) A celebration of India full of color, innovation, and delight. Featuring large-scale installations, lush colorful paintings, video works, and conceptual room-size sculptures from the 21st century that will enchant audiences. An accompanying retrospective of Francis Newton Souza will present one of the most important 20th century Indian painters. The two exhibitions will showcase two significant Columbus-based collections, offering an unprecedented look at modern and contemporary art from India.The Pizzuti Collection is a non-profit exhibition space presenting contemporary art from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti. Visit: Visit www.pizzuticollection.org
PM GALLERY, 1190 N High St, 614-299-0860. JAN: Vicki Moon Spiegel's Taking Wings continues, featuring fused glass and mixed-media exploration of Day of the Dead and Halloween. FEB: The Heavenly Encounters of a Squeeshy Squirrel: Paul Volker’s small paintings explore a run-over squirrel's experience of the afterlife. Visit www.pmgallery.com
RIVET GALLERY, 1200 N. High St., 614-294-8697. T-Sat 12-7; Sun 12-5. JAN: Visceral Hand - Curated by Joshua Johnson and Michael Weigma. Visceral, hand-drawn images have engaged the public for centuries, and have been a central component in the documentation of human folly. Works featured include Michael Weigman, Joshua Johnson, Andrew Mullally, Rogue Machine, Jacob van Loon, Chris Wallace, Liz Born, Gabe Hoare, Mike Rea, Emmy Lingscheit, Joe Carr, Jennifer Joslin, Logan Schmitt, Jessie Horning, Aaron Coleman, Jennifer Slezak, Matt Squibb, Ryan Standfest, Golbanou Moghaddas, Dan Heskamp, Michael Barnes, Raeleen Kao, AJ Nordhagen, Brittany Kieler. FEB: TBA. www.rivetart.com
ROY G BIV GALLERY for Emerging Artists, a non-profit gallery located at 997 N High, 614-297-7694. JAN: Small Works exhibit. Over 200 pieces by LOCAL ARTISTS. All work is a foot or smaller in any dimension and priced to sell. FEB: Works by Ellen (Jing) Xu and Kyle Downs. Ellen (Jing) Xu grew up in Hulunbeier in Inner Mongolio, the most northern city in China. She makes immersive, site-specific installations to create dreamlike, fictional spaces that disrupt reality and present more questions than they answer. Kyle Downs grew up in Brunswick, Maine, and now lives in Columbus. He attended the School of Visual Arts in NYC, received a BFA from Maine College of Art, attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and earned a master’s in fine arts at Ohio State University in 2016. The ROY G BIV artists talks are held mid-month - check FB. Founded in 1989, ROY G BIV is known for showcasing innovative contemporary art by emerging artists from around the world. Visit www.roygbivgallery.org
SEAN CHRISTOPHER GALLERY OHIO, 815 N High St, Ste H&N, 614-327-1344. 1st Sat. 6-10. Reg. Hrs: Sat 1:30-3:30, W-F 3:30-5:30, and M-Sun by appt. JAN: Blake Turner's Manifesto Library is a collection of leftist, militant art, and Internet manifestos previously published or newly published in a new format. Turner is the owner of The Shed, an alternative exhibit space in his Clintonville backyard for experimental art projects by emerging artists. He received his MFA from OSU in 2016. Gallery Hop reception, Jan 7, 6-10pm. FEB: 2017 Sixth Annual Juried Young Hearts Exhibit, an all-CCAD student group show open to current BFA and MFA candidates. Theme: The Color of Love. Guest juror Blake Turner. Gallery Hop opening reception, Feb. 4, 6-10pm with an 8pm Awards Ceremony. www.facebook.com/seanchristophergalleryohio/
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. JAN/FEB: Salon shows features recent works by gallery artists. A reception with the exhibiting artists is held during both Gallery Hops. www.sharonweissgallery.com
SHERRIE GALLERIE, 694 N High St, 614-221-8580. T-F 11-6; Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5. JAN 22 - FEB 28: William Ortman. William Ortman graduated from CCAD in 2007 with a BFA in Glass Blowing. He lives and works in Columbus and is constantly exploring new techniques in glass. Ortman statement: “Using traditional Italian techniques, I draw inspiration from Asian cultural art, and this has allowed me to find a style of my own. Initially, I started out making simple vessels. But the challenge of rendering more complex structures in glass soon caught my imagination and I was on fire with ideas. I am making works of art that have organic influences and now have multiple forms ranging from familiar vases with exotic patterns to nature inspired shells. I am particularly drawn to combining the structural symmetry of cane and Murine with organic textures and patterns within the glass and then using sandblasting as a finishing technique to reveal the true color.” Visit the gallery website at www.sherriegallerie.com
SHORT NORTH TAVERN, 674 N High St, 614-221-2432. JAN: Collaboration by Donna Estepp and Brent Elam (Pop Art). FEB: Mixed media by Brent Elam. MAR: L’Andraé Bradley (pen, ink, and marker) “My work has always been about the evolution of doodling and applying the awareness of the action itself into a work of art. It’s a style that I’ve been doing and re- discovering for over  years. . . . I have incorporated various colors, and patterns of the ups and downs of life-along with my personal practice of daily meditation.
STUDIOS ON HIGH, 686 N High St, 614-461-6487. Daily 12-6, Sun 1-6. JAN/FEB: Winter Life - Winter Roots, watercolor by Helen Neumann. Her works draw inspiration from the small animals that survive above and below ground in winter, the non-migratory birds that remain, and the roots that stay alive all winter awaiting spring. Growing up, her family lived simply – on the beach with ocean color, flowers, clouds and beauty all around. Her father, a painter, sculptor and designer, influenced her greatly. Other influences include instruction at the Honolulu Academy of Arts and her lakeside home surrounded by the wonders of the natural world. "My heart, soul and mind are all a part of my works. God's creation is limitless in beauty, design and ideas." – HN. Visit www.studiosonhigh.com
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