Ring in 2016 with Art

Can’t think of a better way to start the new year in an artful way than with the many happenings at the Short North Gallery Hop.  Start the evening early at…

Short North Mural Series Artists Talks

Ashley Pierce 

Lindsay Gallery


4 p.m.ashley talk

If you have seen Ashley Pierce’s mural at the corner of Lincoln and High you would never guess that the original is on a painted and carved wooden panel. The tools and techniques that artists use are often surprising to the viewer of the finished pieces.
Ashley will be talking about her development as an artist and discuss her process while surrounded by her most recent work. She will be bringing her tools, demonstrating on works in progress and have some new pieces available.
…and congratulations to Ashley for making the Top Ten Columbus Artist’s list on Columbus Underground!

Follow that with….

Stone Village Gallery

The Time Between: Katie Hofacker


4-7 p.m.


On Saturday, January 2, from 5 – 7 pm, Stone Village Art Gallery invites you to the opening reception of “The Time Between” by Katie Hofacker.
In Katie’s own words:
My work is always inspired by my life. The paintings in this show came about from a need to explore the unexpected twists and turns that life can take. It is possible to go through sadness and pain and emerge with a positive outlook, so long as one acts out of kindness, love and caring. The work in this show explores the shifting dynamics of life from the past, future, and all the time in between.

Abstract Nature

Mother/ Son Show Gahanna City Hall

Month of January


Jorge Vales and Mireya Schoo in collaboration with Gahanna City Hall. Presenting abstract pieces dedicated to Mother Earth. Visit the exhibit, January, Monday-Friday, 8-5
200 S Hamilton Rd, Gahanna, Ohio 43230

During the week, there is this…

Call for Entries

The Roscoe Room

January 6th and 7th

the roscoe


It is time for another group show at The Roscoe Room and the upcoming group show will have you ready to ring in the NEW YEAR…….
Any artwork that the artists thinks fits into the theme New Works, Challenges, Accomplishments etc….. is perfect for this show. All things NEW will be welcome into the show (abstract and conceptual included). Due to space constraints, two dimensional work is preferred. Please call about entering sculptures. Up to 3 pieces can be entered for 25$ and the exhibit will be in The Roscoe Room through early February. If you haven’t started already, it is the time to be working on pieces that show the interpretation of New Works and Endeavors. Take in dates will be 2 days, January 6 & 7th, from 4-8 p.m. and by appointment (614-202-8106). The Artist Reception will be Friday January 15th 7-10pm, with voting for The Luscious Cash Award taking place. Invite your friends and family to come support you and your work. Also, forward this along to anyone you think might be interested in entering the show. There is no jurying in, so all are welcome.
Don’t forget to save the date for the opening…


And then, next weekend, the art continues!!

Franklinton Fridays will have lots going on as usual. starting with…

The Amazing Cat Show

400 West Rich

January 8- Friday

7-10 p.m.

cat show

400 West Rich will be filled with cat art made by people from all over Franklinton, Columbus, and beyond!
OPENING January 8th 7pm-10pm
ON VIEW Every Saturday in January 11a-3pm (Jan 9th, 16, 23, 30)
There will be floor to ceiling paintings, drawings, photos, videos, installations, and sculptures of our favorite felines. There will be funny cat art, flash eye cat art, hang in there cat art, quiet cat sleeping art, and more.
The show will be donating half of all sales to Colony Cats, the nonprofit catch and release program for the feral kitties in F-ton! Colony Cats will humanely catch, spay/neuter, give a rabies shot, treat for parasites, and then return the kitties to their territory after recovery for ongoing supervision by their caregiver.

I Like Cats: Jen Wrubleski and Mary Barczak Opening

Rehab Tavern

7-11 p.m.

i like cats

The cat inspired artworks of Jen Wrubleski and Mary Barczak will be opening this Franklinton Friday! Come join in as  everyone gets wild and crazy with cats and these two crazy cat ladies that love them.

10: Cyndi and Lou Celebrate 10 Years of Love and Art

The Vanderelli Room


7-11 p.m.


On the evening of December 16, 2005, two artists, Cyndi Bellerose and Lou McAfee were married. On January 8, 2016, The Vanderelli Room will host the opening reception for an exhibition of works by Cyndi Bellerose and Lou McAfee from 2005 to 2015 in celebration of their 10th Wedding Anniversary.

And, at the Cultural Arts Center

Closing Reception

Whiteness of the Whale


6-8 p.m.


This is the final chance to see the “Whiteness of the Whale”, an exhibition which challenged 9 artists to interpret “Moby Dick” into visual art statements. Curated by Molly Burke and Andrea Myers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPXyYpMfVq0
The Hard Tackers are a Sea Shanty Crew based in Columbus, Ohio. They sing songs about seas, lakes, rivers, canals–anything wet.
They were founded in 2009 as the official Shanty Crew of the Santa Maria, a full-size replica of Christopher Columbus’ flagship that was docked on the Scioto River in downtown Columbus.
Since that time, they have performed before thousands of people in the U.S. and Canada at events ranging from intimate house concerts to major Tall Ships and music festivals.


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