So Much Shopping and Art for Moms!!!

There are tons of things to do this weekend to celebrate mom, spring, art, shopping local and, of course, the Short North Gallery Hop!  Grab your mom and check out these events…

Open Figure Painting Class at Ohio Art League X Space with Nathaniel Underwood

Thursdays beginning May 2016 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Ohio Art League X Space │ 400 West Rich St │Columbus, OH 43215


Class Structure:
Open Figure Painting class that supports independent exploration while providing professional guidance. The class introduces and reviews various painting methods such as alla prima and planar construction. Instructor Nathaniel Underwood will introduce concepts within historical context through slide presentations. Underwood will also review color strategy and material preparation to any artist who may need guidance. The painting sessions will be both long and short based on the specific technique beingreviewed. However, the participating artists are free to work in any painting medium and method.
The core value of the class is to provide the creative community efficient means to create figurative art. Underwood will foster an educational environment that both introduces valuable concepts and cultivates independent exploration.
The class will work from both nude and draped models.
Cost per Session: $12 OAL members, $15 non-members
Necessary Painting Materials:
• Portable painting easel
• Traditional hand-held palette (painting stands are not provided)
• Oil paint and medium
• Chairs will be provided

Necessary Cleaning Items:
• Turpenoid Natural sealed within Mason jar or canister with lid (do not use mineral spirits due to odor and toxicity)
• Painting rag or paper towels

About the Instructor
Nathaniel Underwood graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2002. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating with an MFA in 2006. He returned to Columbus and began teaching as an adjunct professor at CCAD. Nathaniel instructed courses in drawing and figurative painting. Since 2008 he has been the Lead Illustrator at a major Midwest advertising agency. Nathaniel continued to paint interior scenes and figurative narrations in his home. In 2015 he moved his studio work to 400 West Rich Street. He currently researches the figure and cityscapes affected by atmospheric conditions.


Jazz and Juleps

German Village Garten Club

Friday May 6th

7-9 p.m.


Jazz and Juleps is this Friday and you won’t want to miss the excellent vendors, music, food and of course all you can drink mint juleps!

Spring Sip and Shop

Strongwater Food & Spirits

Friday May 6th

4-7 p.m.


Come to Strongwater Food & Spirits (the restaurant side) for an evening of sipping and shopping during happy hour! Take advantage of happy hour pricing on great drinks while you shop and stay to try the amazing food on the new spring menu. Haus of Heathers will be there to supply you with amazing vintage clothing, perfect for the spring and summer! Tons of dresses, skirts, crop tops, t shirts, and more in a variety of styles and sizes! Olliver Lifestyle will be there to help make your home smell great with their stylish soy candles with amazing scents! Also, Under Aurora will be there to supply you with all of your skin care needs made with plant based fragrances. All local businesses! It’s gonna be fun! Come hang out with us! (P.S. If you still have a hankering for a margarita after Cinco de Mayo, Strongwater has a great one, the “Strongwater Margarita”)

Repent & Reload

Clayspace /Gallery 831

Friday May 6th

6-9 p.m.


 Friday evening MAY 6th! Street parking near the gallery. Exhibition will be up until May 27th.

Lindsay Gallery

Bill Miller: Dual Nature, work in vintage linoleum

Friday May 6th

6-9 p.m.


‘Miller’s works are evocative, moving and sustainable fine art painstakingly unearthed from mundane materials. In an aesthetic recalling styles ranging from pointillism to Dr. Seuss, Miller constructs exclusively using vintage linoleum, cut and shaped but otherwise unaltered, adding dimension to his pieces both literally and figuratively.”
Pittsburgh City Paper 2014

An Evening of Art & Music

Gallery Art Center

Friday May 6th

6-9 p.m.


Please come out for an Evening of Art & Music featuring the paintings of Virginia Carvour and Laurie VanBalen ; Live music provided by The Fish Market Band
Complimentary h’ors doeuvres and wine will be served
Gallery Art Center – 4725A Reed Road – Upper Artlington, OH
(614) 442-1109 –

SATURDAY…Gallery Hop and more!

A Conversation with Lino Tagliapietra


Saturday May 7th

2 p.m.


Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the creator of the CMoA’s celebrated masterpiece Endeavor, now installed in the Huntington Atrium of the Walter Wing. Lino Tagliapietra’s work has been exhibited widely and is found in museums around the globe, receiving countless honors. No registration requested, free with admission.

Columbus Craftacular

Whetstone Rec Center

Saturday May 7th

10 a.m.-4 p.m.



Kick off the summer with an exciting collection of over 60 handmade vendors, delicious food trucks, exciting demos, and a raffle to benefit a local pet charity!
The Columbus Craftacular returns to Whetstone Community Center on May 7th for our 8th annual family friendly craft show. Parking is FREE! Admission is FREE!


Saturday May 7th

11 a.m.-8 p.m.


Peace-Love-Bling believes in guilt-free gift giving. So for Mother’s day you get a free piece of jewelry for yourself when you purchase a piece of equal or greater value!
It’s Mother’s Day and OSU Graduation this Sunday. The sale starts now, so come to the store any time, sip champagne and get some thoughtful gifts for yourself.
Call or text if you want to come by in the evening 786.246.6453

Stone Village Art Gallery

Chris Rankin: Our Colorful Lands

Saturday May 7th

5-8 p.m.

stone village may

Stone Village Art Gallery will hold an opening reception for Chris Rankin‘s new exhibit, “Our Colorful Lands,” which will hang in Stone Village during the month of May.

Chris’ works are stylized landscapes representational of the beautiful rolling fields that surround our region. Chris paints using the ancient medium of pigmented beeswax to create his vibrant scenes. The beeswax has a beautiful luminosity to it that begs to be touched (but don’t you dare).

Pop-Up Art Showcase: Steve Fisher

Elevator 13th Floor Taproom

Saturday May 7th

5-7 p.m.


A beer and pop-up art show each First Saturday prior to Gallery Hop. There’ll be a fun art show, EBC classic brews on draft, and musical entertainment. This month’s featured artist is Steven Fisher (, and jazz music will be supplied by NBQ. Admission is free.

If you are interested in becoming a featured artist in our Pop-Up Art Showcase, please email

Second Annual Pints & Paintings

The Pint House

Saturday May 7th

6-9 p.m.


Preview night is Friday, May 6 from 4pm-close.
Join in for an evening at the Short North’s two hottest eateries – The Pint House AND Forno Kitchen + Bar — in support of 2016 AIDS Walk Ohio and Camp Sunrise, the only summer camp in Ohio for children impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Featuring a SILENT ART AUCTION with works by Jill Bremiller, Jake Candy, Christopher Carter, Mandi Ellen Caskey, Mitchell Lippencott, Marcos Machina, Michael Murtha, Dino Nemec, Jimbo Tamoro, and Patrick Wayner.

ROY G BIV Gallery

Opening Reception

Saturday May 7th 

7-10 p.m.


ROY G BIV Gallery presents work by Jeremy Plunkett and Elise P. Church. The work of both artists is on display May 7–28 at 997 N High St. Hours: 1 to 6 pm Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is free.

Jeremy Plunkett will exhibit paintings and prints from his series RECEPTACLE, which finds beauty in everyday plastic grocery bags. Using these bags on a regular basis, Plunkett became interested in the way they catch, diffuse and bend light. In this series of work, Plunkett renders these bags in the dramatic light and shadow reminiscent of Baroque paintings. The artist aims to cast new light on these familiar objects and to trigger reflection on their mass use and wastefulness.

Jeremy Plunkett is a painter and printmaker residing in Glendale, WI. He received his MFA in Painting from Ohio University in 2008 and his BFA in Drawing/Printmaking from Bowling Green State University in 2005. Recent solo exhibitions include CONTAINER at Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati, OH) and PAUSE at the Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery at Upper Iowa University (Fayette, IA).

Elise P. Church will exhibit photo collages, paintings and an installation of photo fragments. To capture her nostalgia for the 1960s, Church works with discarded and forgotten materials, such as scraps of kitchen wallpaper or old family photos. The artist also uses old photos as reference for her paintings, and she carefully mimics the subtle, desaturated tones of the analog age of photography. Salvaging and recycling the printed photograph in a digital world is important for the artist because, she writes, “nothing feels permanent anymore.” Church’s work recaptures the elusive “lost presence” of a past time.

Elise P. Church is a mixed-media artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She has studied at the Lacoste School of Arts (Lacoste, France), Parsons School of Design (Paris, France) and Cooper Union (New York, NY). Recent exhibitions venues include Proto Gallery (Hoboken, NY), Gallery Molly Krom (New York, NY) and Castello 925 (Venice, Italy).

Animating Principle: Donna McCarty-Estep

Short North Tavern

May 2016


Short North Tavern will be hosting, “Animating Principle by Donna McCarty-Estep”, a selection of new Pop Art paintings for the month of May. This show mimics similar shows from her past, highlighting historical figures, movie and television characters presented to you in a fun and easy style. Along with paintings of Spock and Einstein, there will also be a newly created mashup of Marilyn Monroe and Frankenstein and Clint Eastwood eating his favorite snack…tacos! Life is too short for boring art, so please take time to stop by to see the show, enjoy a pint and some great food at the tavern! The show opens on May 7th for the Short North Gallery Hop and will be up through May 31st. Business hours Monday-Friday 3pm-2:30am and Saturday/Sunday 12:30pm-2:30am.

Rivet Gallery

Oh Jeepers! : Eric Blair

Saturday May 7th

7-10 p.m.


Rivet welcomes Eric Blair for his solo exhibition ‘Oh, Jeepers!.‘ This show will creep into the thematic solar system of Eric’s creative mind. Artist Reception will take place Saturday, May 7 from 7-10pm. Exhibition will be on display through May 31. For additional information about the artist or work to be shown, please contact Laura with Rivet.

someone else || somewhere else

The Table

Saturday May 7th

6-9 p.m.


New provocative photo works from Caroline Kraus at The Table for the month of May 2016.
Visit Caroline at
The Table
21 E. Fifth Avenue, Short North Arts District
Columbus, Ohio

Art with Anna

Wine Your Art Out: Mother’s Day Butterflies

Sunday May 8th

3:30-5:30 p.m.

art with anna

BYOB and join Art with Anna for an afternoon of entertaining art instruction. You’ll go home with a handmade painting (that you’ll want to display) and conceivably, find a talent you’ll crave to explore. Want to know the best part? Bring your favorite drink to sip while you dabble. Cheers to that!
For Mother’s Day, we’ll paint a beautiful butterfly painting on 9 x 12 canvases, for $30/artist. Ages 10+
We’ll provide smocks, cups, corkscrews and all the art stuff.
Please pay online prior to ensure your registration:


The Business of Art: Own the Internet

Wild Goose

Monday May 9th

6:30-8:30 p.m.


Social media professional Lisa Steward will show you how to best use Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and other channels to tell your story to potential buyers and audiences. (All without leaving your studio.)  A career in the arts can be sustainable with the right base knowledge. JoinWG on the second Monday of every month for a FREE workshop on career development and art-centric entrepreneurship. The events run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the discussions beginning promptly at 6:40 and networking starting at 7:40.
Food is generously provided by Acre.


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