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SHORT NORTH ART GUIDE
DIRECTORY OF SHORT NORTH GALLERIES

JULY/AUGUST 2015


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 www.thearchivegalleries.com and www.archiverestoration.com

BRANDT-ROBERTS GALLERIES, 642 N. High St., 614-223-1655. Hours T-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4. JUL: Summer Salon Show featuring seasonal new works by talented stable of contemporary artists, with an emphasis on summer plein air painting. AUG: New Artists New Works from gallery artists and estates as well as gallery newcombers Frank Herrmann and Adrian Waggoner. Hermann's abstract canvases investigate the visual language of the Asmat people, an ethnic group native to Papua, New Guinea. A former Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award winner, Herman's work will also be concurrently exhibited in Flashback to Now at the Riffe Gallery. Adrian Waggoner is a Masters of Fine Art candidate at OSU. Waggoner's figurative canvases explore the tensions created between two figures, the figure and the viewer as well as the flattened space of the canvas and representation of form. Visit www.brandtrobertsgalleries.com

*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. Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Exhibition (Thru SEPT 6). Work by six artists based in central Ohio who have been recognized by the GCAC for their outstanding talent and ability: Felipe Castelblanco, Brian Port, Kaname Takada, Ryland Wharton, Andrew J. McCauley, Robert Metzger. Each with their own voice, these artists demonstrate the strength and vibrancy of the region’s artistic ecology. Page Turners: The Art of Award-Winining Picturebooks from the Mazza Museum (Thru SEPT 6) Each year, a number of prestigious awards including the Caldecott Medal, the Newberry Medal, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Mazza Medallion are presented to the very best picturebooks for children. The Page Turners exhibition showcases imaginative, humorous, scary, exquisite, and lively art from award-winning books from the 1950s to the present. Remembering Marvin Hamlisch: The Peoples Composer Photographs by Len Prince. (Thru SEPT 6) The photographs in Remembering Marvin Hamlisch were taken by noted photographer Len Prince, a dear friend of the Hamlisches. Prince’s work captures the power of Hamlisch’s music and its impact on the musical theater world. Marvin Hamlisch was married to Terre Blair, Columbus native and former weather and news anchor for WSYX-Channel 6, for more than twenty years. VISIT www.columbusmuseum.org

HAIKU POETIC FOOD & ART, 800 N High St, 614-294-8168. JUL: An Ode to Freedom, works by Mandi Caskey in oil, acrylic, graphite, aerosol.“I travel around the country to find lost and forgotten structures and bring life to them once again. My work is organic yet precise. When making any type of piece I reflect on art work that inspires me, or natures masterpieces. When one engages in a conversation with my work, the best thing to do is listen, not search for a right answer. To understand art, one needs to throw away anything they know and give in to the work. I'm a painter of life and emotion, I will always delve for the truth.” http://mandiellen.wix.com/making-marks AUG: New works by Logan Schmitt exploring imagery of animals and plants that are common to the Midwest and Appalachia, illustrating relationships and connections between these animals and human activity and inventions. He is a screen printer but will have some ink drawings and acrylic paintings for this show as well. Visit loganschmitt.com

JUNG ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 59 W 3rd Ave., 614-291-8050. T-Sat 11-2 (call first) or appt. JUL /AUG: Transformations: Paintings by Harrison West artist Wince. He will give a talk on Sat, AUG 8 at the JungHaus from 10 am to noon. He will show slides of his work and discuss how dreams have influenced him, and how he has persisted in finding his way as an artist despite being self-taught and on his own. Visit www.JungCentralOhio.org

LINDSAY GALLERY, 986 N High St, 614-291-1973. W-Sat 12-6, appt. JUL: Two longtime gallery artists are coming together for a show of new work. Morris Jackson's detailed drawings with microscopic patterns share obsessive yet humanistic qualities with Amber Groome's lovingly constructed doll and skull sculptures. This year Jackson was honored with the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Award, and Groome’s work was featured at the 2015 New York Outsider Art Fair. AUG: Chicken or Egg: paintings and sound installation by Columbus artist Robert Falcone. Begins Fri., July 31. The annual benefit show for Annie’s Fund for the Creative Arts. www.lindsaygallery.com

LITTLE FISH PRINTING AND GALLERY, 1254 N. High St., 614-272-3251. Hours T-F 8-5, Sat 12-5. JUL/AUG: Before and After featuring Little Fish artists. Fine art prints will be displayed alongside original sketches and drawings that served as inspiration, giving viewers a first-hand look at this unique process from start to finish. 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. www.littlefishprintingandgallery.org

NEW MADE AND CO. GALLERY, 1196 N. High St. Streetware designer Ngockhanh Van Ngo divides the space between apparel and art. JUL/AUG: Photos by Adam Elkins, a self-taught photographer who explores forgotten areas of Columbus. Visit http://madebyngo.com

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/ AUG: TBA. www.macworthington.com

MARCIA EVANS GALLERY, 8 East Lincoln St, 614-298-8847. T-Sat 11-5. JUL 2 - AUG 8: Cell Phone Zombies: California artist Eva Andry introduces a provocative series of painting entitled Cell Phone Zombies. The theme of these works arose from the silence and alienation she felt while surrounded by people looking down at their cell phones, ignoring the world around them. We promise these paintings will make you look up from your devices and see the sky. This show is a partnership projects of the Marcia Evans Gallery and Puffin Foundation West. Opening reception, Thurs., July 2 from 5:30 to 8:30p. Visit www.andrydesign.com AUG: Group summer show. www.marciaevansgallery.com

*OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM, 1665 W. 5th Ave., 614-486-4402. M-F 10-5, Sat-Sun 1-4. JUL 12-AUG 23 On the Page: The Book as Art: Exploring the ways artists use the book format as a stepping-off point or as a material to inspire their interpretation of art books/book art, this exhibition will feature work by artists from various regions of the US and members of Santa Fe Book Arts. Visit www.ohiocraft.org

*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/AUG: Flashback to Now: OAC Support for Individual Artists (JUL 23 - OCT 18) Curated by Ann Bremner, the exhibition will feature 16 of OAC's early fellowship recipients, dating back to 1979. The artists will display pieces created at the time of their OAC fellowship(s) alongside work that represents their current artistic sensibilities: Dorothy Gill Barnes (Worthington), Mary Jo Bole (Columbus), B(Baltimore), Jack Earl (Lakeview), Maureen France (Cincinnati), Henry Halem (Kent), Frank Herrmann (Cincinnati), Janice Lessman-Moss (Kent), Charles Massey (Columbus), Paul O'Keeffe (Cleveland Heights), Penny Rakoff (Cleveland), Aminah Robinson (Columbus), Gregory Spaid (Gambier), Brinsley Tyrell (Ravenna), Garie Waltzer (Cleveland Heights), and Walter Zurko (Wooster). Opening Reception Thursday, JUL 23, 5-7 p.m. Join in for the public opening and meet-and-greet with the curator and the exhibiting artists. www.riffegallery.org

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. www.1800cartoon.com

PIZZUTI COLLECTION, 632 N. Park St., 614-280-4004. Hrs: F-Sat 11-5. Robert Buck: States of America (Thru JUL 30, 2016) Solo exhibition of Robert Buck, an artist whose work has been collected in depth by the Pizzuti’s over the past 20 years. The works span the entire career of the artist who began as Robert Beck and continued under his changed name of Buck. The drawings, sculpture, video and installation work reflect the artist’s sensitive investigations into how we respond to the diverse social and cultural challenges today. Like no one else, Buck offers a poetic and compassionate reflection on highly charged American experiences. Cuban Forever Revisited (JUL - AUG 15) A selection of new acquisitions from Cuba and Cuban-American artists, including Alexandre Arrechea, Roberto Diago, Raúl Martínez, Michel Perez Pollo, Sandra Ramos, José Toirac, among others. 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: www.pizzuticollection.org

PM GALLERY, 1190 N High St, 614-299-0860. Hours: T-Wed 11-6, Th-Sat 11-7, Sun 12-5. 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 www.pmgallery.com

RIVET GALLERY, 1200 N. High St., 614-294-8697. T-Sat 12-7; Sun 12-5. JUL: Stygian Tales - The Work of Mizna Wada. Mizna was born in 1974 in Kumamoto, Japan, and now lives in Tokyo. She began activity as a freelance illustrator after studying at the Setsu Mode Seminar. She loves horror comics from childhood. She materializes creepy and cute girls by using various techniques. AUG: Rivet welcomes Dylan Garrett Smith and Heather Gargon featuring original 2D and 3D work from both Pennsylvania artists. Opening reception will be held on Sat., Aug. 1 from 7-10pm. Visit www.rivetart.com 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. JUL: The work of The Page Collective and Sandra Erbacher. Artists will host an artists’ talk on Sat., July 25, at 2:30 p.m. Visit thepagecollective.com and sandraerbacher.com AUG: The work of Ann Bartges and Scott Goss. Artists’ talk on Sat., Aug. 29, at 2:30 p.m. Scott Goss is supported by a grant from the Harpo Foundation and was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for FY2015. Visit annbartges.com and scottgoss.com and roygbivgallery.org

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. JUL/AUG: Former Columbus resident Joyce Hayden will be staging a multi-media event of her latest work entitled Resilience/Reverence/Resistance. Through a series of storytelling paintings, homage collages, assemblage construction, and audio/visual presentations, the exhibit explores themes of resilience and strength regarding personal and political adversity. One major focus of the show depicts the connection between wolves and the wild woman archetype. Largely self-taught, recently-retired English professor, Ms. Hayden now travels the country leading art and writing workshops from her most recent "snowbird" home bases of Massachusetts and North Carolina. A gallery talk/performance will take place on the exhibit’s opening night, during July 4th Gallery Hop. In addition, a workshop on “Ad Astra” paintings (Hayden’s original process of both two and three dimensional storytelling paintings) will be offered in the gallery on Sun, AUG. 2 from 2-4p, one day following a August 1st Gallery Hop reception. For more information or to register for the workshop, please contact the artist at joywag@yahoo.com. Hayden, who received an MFA in Poetry from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, is self-employed as a writer, artist and teacher through her Blue Angel Studio based in Shutesbury, Massachusetts. www.seanchristophergalleryohio.com

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: Salon Show of gallery artists. JUL 29-AUG 30: Anita Dawson. Artists Reception Fri., July 31 6-8p. Visit www.sharonweissgallery.com

SHERRIE GALLERIE, 694 N High St, 614-221-8580. T-F 11-6; Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5. Thru 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. JUL 19 - AUG 28: Duality: Experienced artist and musician Andrew Lidgus brings in a new collection of mixed media work focusing on the many instances of duality in nature. The artist uses paint, paper, and found objects to create dimensional and narrative works of art. Visit www.sherriegallerie.com

SHORT NORTH COFFEE HOUSE, 1195 N. High St., 614-725-4151. Open 24 hrs. Featuring artists . http://shortnorthcoffeehouse.com/page/art-gallery

SHORT NORTH TAVERN, 674 N High St, 614-221-2432. JUL: Arlo Moon, mixed media. AUG: Work of Jason Pyle.

STUDIOS ON HIGH, 686 N High St, 614-461-6487. Daily 12-6, Sun 1-6. JUL: Art Market: Restaurant Week Inspires Delicious Art featuring a group show of luscious colors and shapes of food. Enjoy the variety in interpretation from realistic to abstract, both 2- and 3-dimensional works. Artists will make percentage donations to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. AUG: TBA Visit www.studiosonhigh.com

WHAT THE ROCK?!, 1194 N. High St. 614-294-9428. T-R 12-7, F-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6. www.whattherock.com or call 614-294-9428.

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