As always, there are all kinds of art related activities happening this weekend starting Thursday night. Of course, Saturday is the Short North Gallery Hop but besides the monthly festivities there, check out the following!
Glass Axis Incubator
Thursday August 31
WHEN: Thursday, July 31, 5:30 – 7:00pm
WHERE: Hawk Galleries
153 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43215
WHY: Proceeds from this event will support Glass Axis relocation and glass
HOW: RSVP: Tel: 614-225-9595
Glass Axis is a 501(c)(3) non-profit glass art center that fosters and teaches glass arts. It provides artists, students, and community members the tools necessary to create innovative works in glass while learning, sharing, and teaching. Artists have access to affordable glass blowing, glass fusing, torch working, stained glass and neon facilities, plus studio, exhibition, education, outreach, and income-producing opportunities all under one roof.
August 1st Friday
Auction from 6:00pm-8:45pm.
The Oak Room is proud to celebrate the collective works of the 25 on High project initiated by Clay Lowe. Join in this celebration for a quick celebration of works from local Columbus artists in this High Street gallery. The exhibition will be on display for one week only, ending in a closing reception featuring a silent auction. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit contributing artists and the 25 on High project raising funds for their exhibition later this year at the OSU Urban Arts Space.
CS Gallery Summer Detour
CS Gallery presents: Summer Detour Series
with Guest Curators from the Greater Columbus Arts Council Staff
Showing August 1st – 13th
Artist Reception August 1st 6-9 pm
Welcome to CS Gallery’s Summer Detour Series!!
To keep this summer fresh and exciting CS is embarking on a new collaborative adventure!!
Throughout June, July, and August the gallery will be inviting some very exciting individuals to curate some amazing shows!!
For the August installment the collaboration will be with the staff of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the artists of ColumbusArts.com.
Featuring These Staff Selected ColumbusArts.com Artists:
Kim Covell Maurer
Mary Ann Crago
Christine Guillot Ryan
Cassidy Rae Limbach
Amandda Leigh Tirey
Lisa M. McLymont
With special musical guest:
Strongwater Food and Spirits
Saturday August 2
AUGUST 2ND • 10AM – 5PM
Featuring 80 local vendors with a wide variety of Ohio-made items ranging from food to furniture! Friends of the Shelter will be there with adoptable dogs, t-shirts, and other great merchandise!
When: Saturday, August 2nd from 10am to 5pm
Where: 401 West Town Street, Columbus (Franklinton)
Admission is free!
401 West Town Street, Columbus (Franklinton)
For more information please contact:
Stone Village Church
Stone Village Art Gallery presents, “Urban Blend” by Joss Parker and Christopher Cropper.
Two Columbus artists and friends join in collaboration to mix & mash their respective techniques as well as styles within the Urban genre of contemporary art.
In addition to art, we’ll have a delicious array of foods and desserts on hand for the opening reception.
More about the artists:
Chris Cropper known for his use of heavy lines & colorful modern characters born out of his inspiration from graffiti with a taste of surreal abstract backgrounds, blends his work thru use of acrylic paint, sharpie markers and found miscellaneous ephemera into his own unique classification of Urban art.
Joss Parker, known for his clean lined layered stencils, bubble gum POP colors & found images derived from popular culture is influenced by design and printmaking techniques most associated with Warhol as well as Parkers use of almost exclusively working with spray-paint as his medium of choice.
Now both blend their own unique Urban takes for viewers to enjoy both the lighter and heavier sides of modern contemporary art…
Rivet presents the artwork of Argentine-born Dino Nemec.
This August exhibition will feature original ink works encompassing his passion for nature, life, death, and the unknown.
Opening reception will take place on Saturday, August 2 from 7pm-10pm with complimentary beverages from The Actual Brewing Company. The exhibition will be on display through August 31.
For additional information about the artist or interest in artwork, please contact Rivet.
The Oak Room
Surrogate: The Story of Women in Love
August 6-9 p.m.
Please, join us in celebration of this new series of works by local artist, Christina Marvel.
Surrogate: The Story of Women in Love
Bodies tell us about what we feel and think, even more than our own words. The flesh speaks the hidden language of the heart. Through drawing the bodies of women, all the love they possessed was revealed: the lightness and the darkness, too. Insecurity is evident in the curling of the toes. Strength of character found in the turn of a wrist. Through study of the female figure, I was given a grand secret.
At the time I was engaged with figure drawing, I picked up a book on avian nests. A parallel set of stories were revealed to me in the architecture of these nests.The stories of the flesh and the stories of the nest are intertwined. The name “Surrogate” comes from the fact that a bird nest is a surrogate womb. The eggs are laid, but need a safe place to incubate.
Such is the nature of love. It needs a womb, a safe place to grow and thrive. We have so many emotions and stories packed into the way we love. Every love is different and important, much like the way every mother sees each one of her children. This is a series of paintings that explores these stories.
Branch into The Oak Room through DeepWood at
511 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Valet Parking $6 per vehicle at High and Swan Streets
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar provided by DeepWood
Columbus Museum of Art
Open till September 28
The Columbus Museum of Art presents The 2014 Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) Visual Arts Exhibition. Highlighting the outstanding talent and ability of Columbus artists, the exhibition includes work by the recipients of the 2013 GCAC Individual Artist Fellowship Awards : Shannon Benine, Clara Crockett, Evan Dawson and Shane Mecklenburger Two others, Laura Alexander and Kaveri Raina, were awarded GCAC residencies in Dresden, Germany this year.
These artists represent a diverse range of practices fostered within Columbus’s artistic community. Clara Crockett’s pencil drawings of human and canine figures are both sensitive and surreal, while Shannon Benine will show her compelling, somewhat mysterious photographs of Molokai, Hawaii. In his video works, Shane Mecklenburger creates weightless fields of computer-generated diamonds, while Evan Dawson’s sculptural gestures begin with the material circumstances of daily life. Laura Alexander cuts intricate patterns into layered sheets of paper, and Kaveri Raina’s vivid abstractions are painted with materials like turmeric, chili powder and cinnamon. Each with their own niche, together these artists demonstrate the region’s vibrant artistic ecology.
Open Door Art Studio
1050 Goodale Blvd.
Saturday August 2
Big and Small Wonders juxtaposes the “large and in charge” with the “neat and petite.” Very large paintings that measure over thirty-six inches will be displayed amongst whimsical, small works no larger than twelve inches. Regardless of size, all works in the exhibit will make a big impact!
AND, sorry to see Tulane Pottery leaving us but wishing them luck in their journey!!!
Saturday August 2 and Sunday August 3
121 E Tulane Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43202
We are closing down the studio as we get ready to move to Switzerland.
Everything must go! Lots of discounted pieces as well as a “pay what you wish” section.
Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd from 10am to 4pm.