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?Moon, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24," by Lisa Letostak, showing at Haiku restaurant throughout May.

THE ARCHIVE: Fine Art and Restoration, 815 N. High St., Ste B., 614-636-5206. Hours W-Sun 12-6. Vintage/mid-century/modern artwork displayed on rotation. Oil paintings, watercolors, charcoal drawings, lithographs, mixed media. On-site fine art restoration studio specializes in canvas and panel paintings. Visit and

BRANDT-ROBERTS GALLERIES, 642 N. High St., 614-223-1655. Hours T-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4. MAY: Lyrically Observed: New Works by Janet Grissom and Yan Sun. After living and working in Mexico as an artist for many years, Janet Grissom recently returned to the Columbus area. She works in a heavy impasto technique that employs multiple layers of thick paint. The paint application is accomplished with the use of palette knives, which allows her to not only build up the paint but scrape it back as well. Yan Sun's masterful oil paintings reveal his academic training and interest in the connection between feelings and observation in Chinese philosophy. His artwork reflects an engagement with a wide range of subject matter including cultural traditions, ballerinas, and harbor scenes. JUN: Summer Salon of new seasonal works including Matteo Caloiaro, Mark Gingerich, Marianne Miller, and Bernard Palchick. Visit

*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. Shine On: Nurses in Art (Through JUN 21) Through sculpture, paintings, textiles, prints, photographs, and posters that span centuries, Shine On celebrates the invaluable contribution that nurses have made to society. The innate capacity of humans to care for one another is fundamental to the practice of nursing and has been demonstrated in art that dates from ancient civilizations the world over. Equally integral to nursing is the much more recent notion that Florence Nightingale called “hard preparation.” That is the practical training, experience, and technical knowledge that is required of nursing professionals in response to the complexity of the human body and efforts to keep it well from birth through the aging process. Shine On brings together images of humans caring for one another, the professionalization of nursing that began in the nineteenth century, and the continuing vital and complex role that nurses play in our world today. Artists featured in the exhibition include Rembrandt van Rijn, Mary Cassatt, George Bellows, Romaine Brooks, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Robert Vickrey. Visitors to the exhibition can also view an array of film clips demonstrating the portrayal of nurses in popular culture. At first glance, the colorful needlework collages in Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz (Through JUN 14) seem to depict bucolic scenes of the Polish countryside. On closer examination, they tell a horrific tale of survival. Esther (1927-2001) and her younger sister Mania were the only members of their family, and among the few Jews in their Polish village, to survive the Holocaust. At the age of fifteen, Esther refused the Nazi order for the town’s Jews to report to a nearby railroad station for relocation. She and her sister separated from the family and never saw them again. In 1977, at the age of fifty, Esther began creating works of fabric art to depict her stories of survival. Over a twenty-year period, she created a collection of thirty-six needlework pictures that tell her remarkable story exquisitely and in great detail. The award-winning 30-minute documentary film, Through the Eye of the Needle, which presents Esther’s story in her own words, accompanies the exhibition. Hats on the Silk Road: Selections from the Collection of Russell S. and Dona Fling (Through JUL 5), showcases the remarkable collection of Russell S. and Dona Fling exploring the culture and history of Southern Asia’s Silk Road, among the most important collections of its kind in the world. The Silk Road is not a physical highway but consists of thousands of miles of random, unpaved, trading trails stretching across Southern Asia. Throughout history, traders traveling these trails searching for new markets encountered a variety of cultures and religions along the way, and, as commodities were traded, so were the influences of these other ways of life. The exhibition presents a colorful selection of headdresses, hats and, skullcaps from the Fling Collection. These hats reflect the people who made them, as well as their cultures, religions, customs, traditions, livelihoods, social status, time periods, and even the climate. Hats were made for practical purposes, such as protection from the weather; for special occasions, such as weddings; for recognizing social or political status; and for purposes of religion. They represent all levels of society, from rulers to ordinary citizens, rich and poor, male and female, adult and child. Some were worn by kings, queens, and powerful political leaders; others, by brides and grooms. The Fling Collection is extensive, including hats from across the globe and including countries and regions such as Turkey, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Azerbaijan, Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia, Nagaland, India, Pakistan, Tibet, Bhutan, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines — many of them in the current world spotlight. Visit

HAIKU POETIC FOOD & ART, 800 N High St, 614-294-8168. MAY: Works by Lisa Letostak who lives and works in Columbus as an artist and adjunct political science professor. She interned at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art and CBS News in London, UK while earning a master's degree in International Relations. She also holds a bachelor degree in Art History & Film from OSU. Her paintings are inspired by music, nature, color, Instagram and home decor mags. JUN: New works by Amandda Tirey - “My paintings are executed by free hand using fine-lined-edge techniques to create the illusion of motion. I use vibrant colors to beautify the subject of disturbed or agitated cellular bodies, whimsical parasites, strange plantlife and mysterious germy little beings.

* HAMMOND HARKINS GALLERIES, 2264 E. Main St., Bexley. Old Wood & Ancient Haunts: New works by Linda Gall. Opening reception, Fri., JUN 12, 5-8p. Gallery Talk with the artist and Rebecca Ibel, director and curator of the Pizzuti Collection on Sat., JUN 27 at 2p. Visit or call 614-238-3000.

JUNG ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 59 W 3rd Ave., 614-291-8050. T-Sat 11-2 (call first) or appt. MAY/JUN: Dream Images: Part of My Opus: Phil Meeks’ images inspired by dreams. An opening reception and artist's discussion of the work is scheduled from 12:30 to 3 pm on Sat., May 9. Phil sees this exhibit as an example of one person's experience in dream work and active imagination. He hopes to encourage others to undertake to do this kind of work, which is part of what Carl Jung called the journey of individuation. Phil pursues a second career as a psychotherapist, receiving a MSW from OSU at age 60. Previously, he worked in various executive roles for the Dow Chemical Co. Art, particularly drawing, was an early passion and he took lessons from age eight to 12. It was a workshop in art given by the Jung Association in 1992 which put him back on that path of creating. Visit

LINDSAY GALLERY, 986 N High St, 614-291-1973. W-Sat 12-6, appt. MAY/JUN: Andrea Joyce Heimer, Man, Myth & Magic. Andrea Joyce Heimer (b:1981) is a self-taught painter known for her exploration of the suburban experience, drawing inspiration from the neighborhood mythos of her childhood home in Montana. It is fragments of these stories that make up her lush and darkly imaginative works. Part allegory, part autobiography, her detailed paintings depict scenes of heartbreak, madness and the emotional claustrophobia that stems from living as an outsider in one’s own backyard. There is darkness… but in the darkness there is beauty.

LITTLE FISH PRINTING AND GALLERY, 1254 N. High St., 614-272-3251. Hours T-F 8-5, Sat 12-5. MAY/JUN: Here, There & Everywhere featuring Little Fish artists. Little Fish Studios enable artists with disabilities to channel their creativity through uninhibited self-expression, while serving as a stepping-stone to promote artistic growth within the art community.

NEW MADE AND CO. GALLERY, 1196 N. High St. Streetware designer Ngockhanh Van Ngo divides the space between apparel and art. MAY: Abstract paintings by Ngockhanh Van Ngo that reflect endangered animal species and their habitat. JUN: Photos by Adam Elkins, a self-taught photographer who explores forgotten areas of Columbus. Visit

MAC WORTHINGTON GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART, 749 N High St, 614-294-7790. Sun 12-5, T-Th 2-7, F-Sat 11-7. MAY: Art of David Yarnall. Also featuring Dusty Alexander, Christopher Cropper, Diane Grumbach, John Magee, Norm Mieczkowski, Daniel Miller, Su Nimon, Joss Parker, Lyra Purugganan, Jan Peyser, Rocco Pisto, Lou Ratliff, Becky Slonaker, Lynn Spaulding, Rich Small, Rona Stelzer, and Mac Worthington. Artist reception May 16 from 6-9pm. JUN: Art of Mark Scheuring. Also featuring Dusty Alexander, Diane Grumbach, John Magee, Norm Mieczkowski, Daniel Miller, Su Nimon, Joss Parker, Lyra Purugganan, Jan Peyser, Rocco Pisto, Lou Ratliff, Becky Slonaker, Lynn Spaulding, Rich Small, Rona Stelzer, Mac Worthington, and David Yarnall. Opening: Sat., June 6, 11a-10p. Reception: Sat., June 20, 6-9pm.

MARCIA EVANS GALLERY, 8 East Lincoln St, 614-298-8847. T-Sat 11-5. MAY: Solo show for Annette Poitau with her Environmental Abstracts. This solo show presents new paintings with a variety of colors rich in texture and true to her natural forms representative of the earth including water and sky and elements of the human body. JUN: Group photography show with Larry Hamill, Cameron MacPhail, Greg Miller, and Bryan Ghiloni. Visit

*OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM, 1665 W. 5th Ave., 614-486-4402. M-F 10-5, Sat-Sun 1-4. MAY-JUN 21 Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition: The Best of 2015: Showcasing 90 exemplary works by 61 artists in clay, glass, fiber, metal, wood and mixed media, chosen by juror Beth Ann Gerstein, executive director of the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, California. 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. MAY/JUN: All Play, No Work (May 7 - July 5, 2015), curated by Massillon Museum Director Alex Coon, the exhibition will display artwork by 13 Ohio artists exposing the nature of their private lives through an introspective look at time spent away from daily routines in various leisure activities. Artists include Ron Anderson (Columbus), Donna Coleman (Oberlin), Diana Duncan Holmes (Cincinnati), Carol Griffith (Orient), Helma Groot (Columbus), Jay Robert Johnston (Marion), Linda Langhorst (Columbus), Bellamy Printz (Cleveland), Vicki Rulli and Tom Heaphey (Springfield), Jessica Summers (Findlay), Stephen Tomasko (Akron), and Eileen K. Woods (Columbus). Attend a free family workshop with artist Helma Groot on Sun. June 7 from 2 - 4 p.m. Participants will construct paper mobiles using templates of people in motion and decorate the action-themed shapes with paint, glue, glitter, and other media. The resulting kinetic sculpture will be yours to enjoy at home. Geared towards children ages 6 to 17. Space is limited; register between May 8 and June 3. Welcome back the "Queen of Fun," Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, on Thurs., June 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. for an energy charged creative writing workshop based on the theme of PLAY! Space is limited to 20 adults; register thru June 15.

PALNIK STUDIOS, 14 E Lincoln St, 614-298-8496. T-Sun 12:30-5. The Clown and The Sage/The Cartoon Art of Paul Palnik. The fine art of the cartoon. Palnik delightfully reveals the profound and the absurd. Paul Palnik’s graphics, prints, and original drawings.

PIZZUTI COLLECTION, 632 N. Park St., 614-280-4004. Hrs: F-Sat 11-5. Campana Brothers: Brazilian Design Now (Feb.7 - June 2015) Columbus’s first glimpse of work by the Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana. The exhibition celebrates their innovative, outlandish and smart furnishings, including chairs made out of fuzzy stuffed animals and a couch formed by leather alligator dolls. Sometimes utilizing traditional techniques like hand-weaving and often using unexpected or repurposed materials, the brothers turn everyday things into puzzlingly beautiful objects. 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. JUN/JUL: Down on the Farm: paintings by Vicki Moon Spiegel. Ms. Spiegel works in acrylics with mixed media and incorporated found objects. She worked at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium until retiring, and the years spent around wildlife has influenced her work. This, however, is an exploration of the domesticated animal. The pm gallery offers the work of over 300 North American artisans and artists: Blown glass, pottery for daily use or decoration, jewelry, kaleidoscopes, wooden boxes and cutting boards, bell, chimes, outdoor whimsies – all made by hand in the U.S. or Canada. Visit

RIVET GALLERY, 1200 N. High St., 614-294-8697. T-Sat 12-7; Sun 12-5. MAY: The art of Naomi Romero, a freelance illustrator born in Los Angeles now residing in Columbus. She loves animals, bright colors, toddler cartoons, and most of all, corgis! She owns a corgi named Gravity and a kitty named Lucas. Romero is self-taught and has done character design and concept art for several animation studios, as well as artwork for BOOM! Studios. JUN: Against The Grain, The Art of Patrick Wayner with an artist reception on Sat. June 6 from 7-10pm. Visit to read more about the artists

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. MAY: ROY G BIV Gallery partners with the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) to display the six finalists in the AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts. The exhibiting artists will host an artists’ talk on Sat., May 30, at 2:30 p.m. Exhibiting artists: Lauryn King, Lauren Hector, Sarah Rose Lejeune , Audrey Nation, Justine Neuberger, Catherine Stanley. Visit JUN: Work of Ash Moniz and Michael Gargiulo. Artists’ talk on Sat., Jun 27, 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. MAY/JUN: Funhouse: works by Roger Kent Grosswiler Jr., Tala Catrene Kanani, Jordan Molli, Rachel Nicklaus, Theresa Touma and Wince! This group exhibition includes installation art, assemblage, sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking with a funhouse theme by recent art school grads along with both emerging and accomplished self-taught artists living in Columbus. “Funhouses seek to distort conventional perceptions and startle people with unstable and unpredictable physical circumstances within an atmosphere of wacky whimsicality." - Wikipedia

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. MAY: Dr. Jim Murrin JUN: David Jewell Visit

SHERRIE GALLERIE, 694 N High St, 614-221-8580. T-F 11-6; Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5. MAY 3 - JUN 20: Figurative Ceramics: Works by Jack Earl, Tom Bartel, and Janis Mars Wunderlich: Three legends in figurative ceramics come together to fill the gallery with unique forms, textures, and ideas. Each artist contributes a concentrated and powerful body of work following their own personal analysis of the human body and the human condition. JUN 26 - JUL 30: Legend in Ceramics: Tom Coleman: Internationally renowned ceramic artist Tom Coleman brings his lifelong development of glazing and firing techniques to the gallery in a fresh selection of unique forms in clay. Visit

SHORT NORTH TAVERN, 674 N High St, 614-221-2432. MAY: Megan Burggraf, mixed media. JUN: Donna Estep, mixed media.

STUDIOS ON HIGH, 686 N High St, 614-461-6487. Daily 12-6, Sun 1-6. MAY: Earth + Abstracts featuring the work of painter Teda Theis with an abstract perspective on earth and nature. Mood and atmospheric techniques convey Teda's personal vision which is inspired by the phenomena of the physical world and its isolated secrets.Teda’s works have been juried and curated into serval exhibitions in central Ohio and are included in many collections throughout the United States. JUN: Whimsey in Transition by Judy Hoberg, with an artist reception held on Gallery Hop, June 6. Visit

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