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Shops and galleries between Goodale and Fifth Avenue stay open late for this festive event.

Hops start at noon and continue to 10 pm or later, but galleries and shops are open most every day

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September/October 2016

BRANDT-ROBERTS GALLERIES, 642 N. High St., 614-223-1655. Hours: T-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4. SEPT: Christopher Burk: Urban Threads: Burk’s recent body of work continues his exploration of the overlooked corners of our city — telephone lines, abandoned houses, and dimly-lit windows take center stage on a backdrop of meticulously painted skies. He documents his surroundings as a pseudo-historical catalog, emphasizing the elements that connect us through a network of information. Though antiquated, these jumbled wires and cables continue to serve as a means to connect us to one another. Christopher uses his visual vocabulary to illuminate the unorthodox beauty of his subjects, depicting them in stunning, reverent detail. OCT: Praxis (Process): Nearly twenty artists from across the country and around the world for our juried invitational this autumn. These artists explore a variety of mediums in their pursuit of abstract expression. Juried by Tyler Cann, Terry Rodgers, and Michelle Brandt. Opening reception: Fri., October 7, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Visit

*COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, 480 E. Broad St., 614-221-6801. Regular Hours: T-W, Th 10-8:30. Greater Columbus (ends NOV 6) Work by artists based in central Ohio recognized by the Arts Council for their outstanding talent and ability, including recipients of the 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards or Dresden Residency: Lisa Belsky and Lance Thompson, Glen Holland, Gabe Michael Kenney, Jason Schwab, Jill Raymundo, and Janis Mars Wunderlich. Lucy Raven: Low Relief (Thru NOV 27).New York-based artist Lucy Raven organized a show drawn from CMA collections combining photography, animation, and sound to investigate industrial systems and image. The artist was inspired by works in the Photo League Collection, the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art, 1930 – 1970, and the Museum’s archive that depict labor. Graphic Novelist Residency Exhibition: Ronald Wimberly: (SEPT 2 - FEB 19) This exhibition showcases the variety of Ronald Wimberly’s creative practice and includes art works in several media. Artist’s Talk and Interview. (SUN, OCT 16, 2p). Ronald Wimberly speaks about his creative process with interviewer, comics writer, and blogger Jared Gardner, a professor of English and Film Studies at OSU. This program is part of the cXc festival. Admission is free, no reservations requested. Aminah’s Presidential Suite (Opens SEPT); The Sun Placed in the Abyss (OCT 7 - JAN 8). Bodies @ Work: The Art of Ruben and Isabel Toledo (OCT 7 - JUN 18).

• ELEVATOR BREWING CO. 13TH FLOOR TAPROOM, 165 N. Fourth St. Pop-up gallery show during GALLERY HOP from 5 to 7pm. OCT: L'Andrae' Bradley: ”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 almost 20 years. My most recent work I created with Prismacolor Markers and Micron Pens. I have incorporated various colors, and patterns, of the ups and downs of life-along with my personal practice of daily meditation.” Along with creating art, L’Andrae’ Bradley is a cook and the lead vocalist for heavy metal band Dark Revenant. NOV: Julia Hamilton. Hamilton enjoys creating intricate line drawings, brilliant alcohol ink paintings, and intriguing digital paintings. She considers herself to be a scientific artist. See for more information.

ENSO TATTOO, 22 E. Fourth Avenue, 614-558-8018. Hours: T-Sat 12-8; Sun 12-6. (Sept. 25 until 8 p.m.) SEPT: In-Transit by Erwin Lian: Watercolor landscape paintings inspired through travels. 3 years ago, in effort to combat depression, Erwin gathered the courage and used his modest savings to travel around the world.  As his journey unfolded, he rediscovered his passion for the arts and began painting and sketching. This series of landscape paintings reflect some of the most inspiring moments.  "Through traveling, painting became my companion and removed me from daily anxieties. It allowed me to lose myself and be immersed with the moment." Bio: Erwin Lian is an artist living and working in Singapore. He received his BA from the CCAD and completed his master's in Design Development from OSU. A recipient of the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation scholarship, Erwin is currently a part-time lecturer at the Film Media Studies department in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.

HAIKU POETIC FOOD & ART, 800 N High St, 614-294-8168. SEPT: Jen Poppen Etgen: Selected Works. 12 paintings exploring connectivity, family dynamics and personal growth. The paintings are mixed media on canvas and range in size and price. She received a BFA from the University of Tennessee in 1993 and MFA from the University of New Mexico in 1996. Her work has been included in over 50 group and solo shows. This is her first solo show in Columbus. “I am very excited and thankful to Haiku for this opportunity.” OCT: Jake Mensinger. His introspective and dramatic paintings depict scenes where dreams have merged with reality, society has taken a turn for the worst, and a foreboding sense of unease hangs overhead. His works are meticulously crafted in caustic color palettes through the traditional use of oil paint on canvas.

HAMMOND HARKINS GALLERIES, 641 N. High St. 614-238-3000. Gallery Hours: T-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5. SEPT: In Honor of President Barack Obama: Aminah Robinson’s The Presidential Suite on view: Sept. 9 - Oct. 9. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 9 from 5-8p. Event: Thurs., Sept. 29 at 7 pm. Carole Genshaft, curator-at-large at the Columbus Museum of Art, will speak about Aminah and the significance of this body of work. OCT: Kaveri Raina: Will I Be Missed. On view Oct. 14 - Nov. 13. Opening reception Fri., Oct. 14, 5 – 8 pm. Kaveri Raina’s artistic journey began as a response to an unfamiliar environment. She was born in New Delhi, India, but moved to the States at the age of eleven. Metaphorically, Raina’s work focuses on her need to explore the often-conflicting aspects of her hybrid identity, and pictorially her paintings are influenced by “push and pull” of western modernism. The notion of matter and material serves as a principle metaphor in her paintings. Will I Be Missed is a survey of works done on burlap, and reacting to its texture and coarseness she begins by stretching; dyeing and squeezing acrylic paint through burlap’s open weave from behind. There is a strong sense of materiality and storytelling, origin myth-making, and constructions of cultural identity. The core idea of painting from the back and front of the burlap is an important asset for Raina and connotes being located in between cultures. She treats the surface literally permeable; therefore, it’s hard for the viewer to discern if the painting is behind, in, or in front of the surface. Visit

JOSEPH EDITIONS, 17 W. Russell St., 614-280-4223. Hours: T-F 12-6p, Sat 12-5p. SEPT/OCT: Technicolor: Derrick Adams and Mike Nemire. Opening Reception: Sept. 9, 5 – 8 pm. An exhibition of new editions by New York-based artist Derrick Adams and paintings by emerging Columbus-based artist Mike Nemire. Though different in subject matter, the works share a visual language of color – the pixelated screen. Derrick Adams (b. 1970) is a Brooklyn-based artist whose strong design sense makes for complex structured assemblages that draw on urban plans and architecture frameworks, fashion, and pop culture. His practice is deeply rooted in ideas about the African American experience, the shape of that identity, and persisting stereotypes. Conceptual themes are translated into a hybrid style that has roots in Matisse’s cut-outs, Romare Bearden’s collages, and the glossy world of MTV graphics.These two new prints published by Joseph Editions are part of his latest TV series, a larger body of work most recently shown at the non-profit art space Pioneer Works in New York. Adams’ work is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Birmingham Museum of Art. Mike Nemire (b. 1981) received his MFA at Pratt and has recently moved back to Columbus after a decade in New York City. His meticulous paintings are grounded in 20th-century color theory and contextualized within the 32-bit color palette of contemporary digital technology. How we see color and construct its meaning is at the core of his work. This is Nemire’s first gallery exhibition in Columbus. His work is private collections in New York, Los Angeles and Columbus and public collections including PricewaterhouseCoopers. Visit

JUNG ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 59 W 3rd Ave., 614-291-8050. T-Sat 11-2 (call first) or appt. Thru SEPT 24: Lynda McClanahan presents Sights & Signs. A wistful contemplation on the status of women, the earth and the human condition, Lynda provokes thought regarding the way things are, and questions whether or not we like it. Enjoy her interpretations of the sweet and the bitter human condition through the medium of sign painter’s enamel. OCT 8 - DEC 14: Abstract is an Action Verb! Formerly a photojournalist, Tom Hubbard’s artwork has evolved from realistic photography to luminous digital-based images. TALK OCT 8: (10a-12p)Tom will talk about how he morphs his art from the unknowable into vibrant, action-oriented abstracts. He explores his psyche, produces moods in a tangible form, digitally, and confronts his subjects while choreographing a visual experience. Since 1989, the Jung Association Gallery has been presenting artwork representative of Carl G. Jung’s belief in the healing nature of expressive arts, often artwork that reveals journeys of individuation and creativity. Opening Reception Oct. 8, 12:30-2p – all at the Jung Association Gallery. Visit

LINDSAY GALLERY, 986 N High St, 614-291-1973. W-Sat 12-6, appt. SEPT: Ricky Barnes and the Savory Chickens. Woodcarvings by Ricky Barnes. After a long hiatus from carving, self-taught artist Ricky Barnes is back with all new work. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 9, 6-9pm. Live music at 7:30. OCT/NOV: Paintings by Andrea Joyce Heimer. Opening reception Fri., Sept. 30, 6-9pm. 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 Great Falls, Montana. Show runs through Nov. 26. DEC: Gallery artists group show. Visit

MARCIA EVANS GALLERY, 8 East Lincoln St, 614-298-8847. T-Sat 11-5, occasional Sundays and by appointment. SEPT/OCT: Landscapes and Florals by Veena Bansal. Born in the northern part of India, Veena studied art for almost 12 years. She and her husband, Dr. Girraj Bansal, moved to Columbus in 1973. Veena continued to take art classes and started showing her art in various locations around town, while maintaining a studio in her home in Powell, and selling art to interior designers for residential and corporate environments. This new body of work captures more of a fall season look in many of her landscapes and a modern approach to her florals.

*OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM, 1665 W. 5th Ave., 614-486-4402. M-F 10-5, Sat-Sun 1-4. SEPT 11 - OCT 16: Glass Matrix: The Cleveland Connection. Superb glass forms by 12 Cleveland artists, including internationally known artist/ Cleveland Institute of Art professor Brent Kee Young. Visit

*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. Earthy Delights: (Though OCT 9) - 15 contemporary Ohio photographers capture Earth's curiosities. Watercolor Ohio 2016: 39th Annual Juried Exhibition (OCT 27 - JAN 7) A comprehensive display showcasing 80 Ohio Watercolor Society members' artwork. Juror: Carrie Burn Brown, National Watercolor Society, South Carolina

PIZZUTI COLLECTION, 632 N. Park St., 614-280-4004. Hrs: F-Sat 11-5. Cuban Forever Revisited (SEPT 16 - DEC 31) A return to the radical and refined beauty of Cuba. The remarkable exhibition will feature approximately 70 works including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, and video. The show will present new acquisitions from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti and a selection of works from the Mershad Family Collection, which includes examples from mid-20th century (and pre-revolutionary) Cuba. In addition to works on view at the Pizzuti Collection, the exhibition will continue at Le Meridien, The Joseph, joining other Cuban artwork on view by Raul Cordero, Douglas Perez, Sandra Ramos, Reynier Leyva Novo, and Eduardo Ponjuan.The Pizzuti Collection is a non-profit exhibition space presenting contemporary art from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti. Visit:

PM GALLERY, 1190 N High St, 614-299-0860. SEPT: In The Garden - Etchings and Lithographs by Susan Sturgill. OCT/NOV: Rattle Dem Bones: Mixed media and glass by Vicki Moon Spiegel. Visit

RIVET GALLERY, 1200 N. High St., 614-294-8697. T-Sat 12-7; Sun 12-5. SEPT: Chasing Ghosts: Art of Macsorro: As a self-taught artist living in Los Angeles, Macsorro, is stirring the pot with his take on the pop surrealist movement. Gaining inspiration from artists like Jan Van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, and Mark Ryden, he is able to create imaginative paintings that often contain a light-hearted mashup of
societies foibles. His style is riddled with personal and profound symbolic imagery. OCT: Chris Austin of Toronto: Self-taught artist who always dabbled in different forms of art. At the age of fifteen he developed a real passion for painting and began doing so as an escape from the reality of his daily life and struggles. Since an early age Chris was highly interested in human emotion and expression, which led to the current focus of painting portraits. He enjoys painting on reclaimed wooden surfaces and found objects, as it decreases his global impact on the environment.

ROY G BIV GALLERY for Emerging Artists, a non-profit gallery located at 997 N High, 614-297-7694. SEPT: Dana Lynn Harper and Samantha Parker Salazar. OCT: Benjamin Jones and Phillip Scarpone; NOV: Laura Makar and Virginia Kistler. DEC: Small Works exhibition. Founded in 1989, ROY G BIV is known for showcasing innovative contemporary art by emerging artists from around the world. JUL: Visit

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. SEPT: Julia Hamilton, Between the Lines, on view from September 3-24 Visit FB

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. SEPT: Vermont Meditations: Artist Stacy Leeman was intrigued by a thought she heard at a Thurber House talk. Historian Kevin Boyle spoke about Clarence Darrow and his belief in the power of words to create justice. Leeman has produced a series of paintings, “Darrow’s Words,” inspired by that talk and created during a monthlong artist residency in Vermont. “The ambition of these works is an attempt to prove that the language of paint can be just as potent as the language of words,” said Leeman. “Just as Clarence Darrow used words to right social wrongs, I believe paintings are the antidote to a society built on instantaneous gratification. Making paintings – and viewing them – forces people to be quiet and still in a world in which this is becoming more and more difficult to do.” Leeman calls her style “gestural symbolism.” She develops a set of symbols in terms of colors, shapes, underlying images and composition for each series. OCT: Eighth Solo Exhibition of works by Debra Joyce Dawson. Reception is on Fri., Sept. 30 from 6-8, and she will be in the gallery for Gallery Hop. Visit

SHERRIE GALLERIE, 694 N High St, 614-221-8580. T-F 11-6; Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5. SEPT 9 - OCT 9: Salvadore: Italian glass artist Davide Salvadore, and his sons Mattia and Marco Salvadore, bring inspiring new work to Ohio. Artist reception: Fri., Sept. 9, 5:30-8pm. OCT 16 - NOV 27: Michael Baurmeister: “I make wooden vessels because I have found in them a form of expression that is nearly limitless.”Visit

SHORT NORTH TAVERN, 674 N High St, 614-221-2432. SEPT: W.C Hemming. OCT: Chris Cropper, mixed media. NOV: Aina Turiaga, photography. DEC: Grinch Mural by Donna Estepp

STUDIOS ON HIGH, 686 N High St, 614-461-6487. Daily 12-6, Sun 1-6. SEPT: Carole Bucklew: Thirty Days of Elegance. OCT: Hit the Hop. NOV/DEC: The Art of Gifting: Small Works - Small Treasures. Visit


ART FOR LIFE: Biennial fundraising gala benefitting Equitas Health (AIDS Resource Center Ohio [ARC Ohio]) to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS services in our community. The 2016 Art for Life event will take place Saturday, September 24 at the newly opened Margaret M. Walter Wing of the Columbus Museum of Art. Tickets at

COLUMBUS OPEN STUDIO & STAGE (COSS): A two-day event that provides an opportunity for the Columbus creative community to open their studio and stage doors to the public, shining a light on the creative process and practice. COSS is a self-guided tour of individual studios with scheduled tours of performing arts organizations. ART TOUR WEEKEND: October 8 - 9 from 11a to 5 p.m. Visit for more information

ModernMadeOhio: A multi-site exhibition of six furniture collections, designed and made in Ohio. Exhibits will be on view OCT 1-31. Visit Center for Architecture and Design, 50 W. Town St., for opening event OCT 14 at 6 - 9 p.m. Visit Hilton Columbus Downtown, at 401 N. High St. for a closing event on OCT 28 at 6 p.m. See or for more information.

RJ ART SHOW & CONTEST: See website for information on upcoming fundraiser at GasWerks at 487 Park St. on Saturday, October 22 beginning at Noon. Deadline for art show entries is October 2, 2016.

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