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September/October 2017

Kojo, by Barb Vogel – a hand-held wand digital scan and print, mounted on board, fused with wax, 18x12 in. An exhibit of her work will be at Sherrie Gallerie through October 15 with an opening reception on Sunday, September 10, 1-4 pm.

BRANDT-ROBERTS GALLERIES, 642 N. High St., 614-223-1655. Hours: T-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4. SEPT: Stillness: Nocturnes by Christopher Burk.Stillness: Nocturnes witnesses the transformative effects of nightfall. Burk captures the mysterious quietude found in behind-the-scenes urban locations, whose physical qualities are transformed by the veil of moonlight or artificial light sources. These paintings, comprised of carefully rendered layers of gouache paint, focus on the unique qualities of light and color that comprise the city steeped in darkness. Though Burk finds his subject matters nearby, his atmospheric, moody scenes evoke a sense of universal beauty and the tranquility waiting to be found in a particular moment in time. OCT:Brandt-Roberts Galleries is pleased to announce its second juried abstract invitational exhibition, Mélange, which will include the works of seven artists from across the country: Samantha Parker Salazar (Columbus, OH), Helena Parriott (NYC), Jolene Powell (Marietta, OH), Jeremy Rabus (St. Louis, MO), Jeffrey Hirst (Chicago, IL), Teri Dryden (Louisville, KY), Paula Izydorek (Cleveland, OH). The exhibition will include works from a variety of media, including a large-scale installation. The featured artworks in Mélange possess a duality, both a materiality and immateriality. A more “material” object/artwork can be viewed as being something tangible, whereas something towards the “immaterial” end of the spectrum is more aptly described in terms of physically intangible things like thoughts and feelings. The works in this exhibition create a medley, or mélange, of texture, color, and shape. Abound in the works are highly textured and layered surfaces, which are the end result of an artist's active and often adventurous process. There appears to be an obsession with the materiality or surface in the compulsive layering of materials, whether it be paint, canvas, or paper. The dominant medium in the work is paint; however, hybrids exist between paint and sculptural elements throughout the exhibition. The pieces also serve an immaterial function in that through aesthetic means, they elicit a visceral reaction from the viewer. Though mostly non-objective, the organic shapes and arresting color palettes serve as visual stimuli that remind us of the world around us. Mélange was juried by Laura Lisbon, professor in the Painting and Drawing program of the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. Lisbon holds a MFA from Syracuse University and her paintings exhibit nationally and internationally, including in NYC, England, Holland, and France.Visit

*COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, 480 E. Broad St., 614-221-6801. Open: T-W 10-5, Th 10-9, F-Sun 10-5. Red Horizon: Contemporary Art and Photography in the USSR and Russia, 1960-2010 (JUN 16-SEPT 24) Coinciding with the centennial of the 1917 Russian Revolution, this exhibition is drawn from two facets of Neil K. Rector’s world-class art collection: Soviet and Russian photography from the 1970s to the early ‘90s, and the work of Moscow-based unofficial artists who came to prominence in the 1960s and ‘70s. Greater Columbus (JUL 13 - NOV 26) The 2017 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Award Exhibition displays work by artists based in central Ohio. The artists in the exhibition include the recipients of the 2016 Visual Arts Fellowship Awards: Sue Cavanaugh, Paige Früchtnicht, Dani Leventhal (presenting work in collaboration with Sheilah Wilson), and Melissa Vogley Woods. Chagalls at CMA (JUL 21 – MAR 11, 2018) Three superb paintings by Marc Chagall (1887-1985) on loan from the collection of Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein. Two were created during the period Chagall and his family, like other Jews who were able, escaped the horrors of Nazism and sought asylum in the US. Like so many of Chagall’s paintings, these are filled with themes of a bride and groom, bouquets of flowers, polychrome cows, and floating figures with bird heads, reflecting a transitional period in his life when, in addition to the trauma of the war, he suffered the loss of Bella, his childhood sweetheart and wife of 30 years. Memories of Bella and Chagall’s love for her permeate these canvasses. After returning to France, Chagall fell in love with and married Vava (Valentine) Brodsky in1952. The third in this group is from this later period when the artist found peace and happiness with Vava in their Mediterranean home in the south of France. Sidney Chafetz: Poets and False Prophets (JUL 21 - DEC 3) Born in this country to Jewish immigrant parents from Lithuania, Sidney Chafetz (1922-2013) is part of a tradition of first and second generation American artists who were deeply committed to themes of social justice. In 1948, he began teaching at OSU where he helped
establish the printmaking program. The exhibit features a sampling of his prints spanning decades, including thoughtful depictions of the artist’s favorite poets and thinkers and biting parodies of politicians and academics he considered pompous, self-serving, or dangerous. Combining a masterful expertise in printmaking with piercing and at times good-natured satire, he produced a vast body of work that documents and critiques life from the academic environment he knew so well to the realm of powerful world leaders, influential philosophers, and literary giants. The museum is a major repository for his work. Visit

GREATER COLUMUBUS CONVENTION CENTER (GCCC) Gallery Hop debut on September 2, 4-6pm. As part of the GCCC’s recent expansion and renovation, the Convention Facilities Authority has acquired artwork by more than 130 local artists. These works display our community’s diversity, openness, and artistic strength to visitors, tourists, and residents alike. The GCCC’s collection includes a dramatic interactive sculpture created by local artist Matthew Mohr unlike any other in the world. The CFA, which owns the convention center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown, Nationwide Arena and four parking facilities, has invested more than $3.5 million to build the largest contemporary collection of Franklin County art.

?Blue Squares Soft Folds, acrylic painting by Chicago artist Jean Alexander Frater – part of Soft Geometries, an exhibit with seven participating artists on view at the Hammond-Harkins Galleries October 6 through November 12. A gallery talk is scheduled November 2.

HAMMOND HARKINS GALLERIES, 641 N. High St. 614-238-3000. Gallery Hours: T-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5. Coming in SEPT: Chasing Masters: Mark Bush and Dennison Griffith (AUG 25 - OCT 1). This exhibit of works by Dennison Griffith, the former president of CCAD, and Mark Bush, a CCAD alumnus, is inspired by The Great Masters. Included are Griffith’s rarely seen figurative work and early mix-media interpretations of pages from art history texts. Inspired by the legacy of Griffith, his former mentor and friend, Bush’s new works are contemporary versions of canonical works by Vermeer, Courbet, Sargent, and others. OCT: Soft Geometries, curated by Andrea Myer (OCT 6 - NOV 12). Reception, Fri., Oct. 6, 5 – 8p. Gallery Talk with curator Andrea Myers and Jeffrey Haase: Thurs., Nov. 2, at 6 pm. Drawing lines without a ruler, eyeballing measurements and inventing new mergers of geometric forms with the human hand, the artists featured in Soft Geometries pull from organized forms and inject with the presence of playful imperfection, some working with subtle shifts, some more overt. Through the lens of abstraction, structures and systems in the artist’s works soften and become pliable, tactile, imagined and dissolve into newly invented spaces on a micro and macro scale. The resulting group exhibition brings attention to the “soft grid,” an intersection of analytical systems filtered through a subjective, human experience; an interplay between left and right brain spaces. Participating artists include: Gianna Commito, Jean Alexander Frater, Jeffrey Haase, Boryana Rusenova-Ina, Peter Christian Johnson, Jason Karolak and Andrea Myers

JOSEPH EDITIONS, 17 W. Russell St., 614-280-4223. Hours: T-F 12-6p, Sat 12-5p. SEPT/OCT: Angel. Vincent. Mendoza. Photographs curated by Tony Mendoza. Featuring the work of three Columbus-based photographers, the exhibition is a celebration of the storytelling and image-making that happens when everyday life is seen through a photographer’s lens. Mendoza is a beloved and charismatic figure in the Columbus art world and recently retired professor of photography at OSU. In curating this exhibition, he approached two relatively unknown and talented local photographers, Casey Vincent and Chris Angel. Together the three photographers have nearly a century of picture-taking under the belt. The chosen photographs are a strong debut of beautiful and eminently likable work for both Vincent and Angel, along with some of Mendoza’s own never-before-exhibited works. Opening Sept. 14, 5 - 8 pm. Visit

JUNG ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 59 W 3rd Ave., 614-291-8050. T-Sat 11-2 (call first) or appt. Through SEPT 23: In the Moment: Linda Gray presents her art quilts, created in a variety of techniques and genres. Each quilt is a unique and unpredictable outcome to an exploration in creative self-expression. OCT 14-DEC 16: Listen! You Really Can Hear the Flowers Sing! by Claire and Michael Bauza. Opening reception with flowers and food on Sat., Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. Take a walk through a summer garden in October, November and even December! Join butterflies, hummingbirds and bees as they seek out the blooms. Look carefully to discover visiting garden figures - pick a few flowers, pull a few weeds, enjoy many plants. A garden of imagery in watercolors, Prisma Color, pastels, collage, and photography will surprise at every turn. And you might be tempted to ‘plant’ a few images of your own! Collaborative “gardeners” for the exhibit are Claire and Michael Bauza, art educator and scientist and both lifetime artists. Through this art installation they transform the gallery into an exploratory and interactive experience beyond the walls of the gallery and onto the floors and ceilings and air spaces.

LINDSAY GALLERY, 986 N High St, 614-291-1973. W-Sat 12-6, appt. SEPT: Annual fundraiser show for Annie's Fund for the Creative Arts with paintings by Robert Falcone and bottlecap sculpture by John Taylor-Lehman. The fund, founded in 1998 to honor the memory of Robert Falcone's late wife Dr. Anne Miller, gives grants to artists and arts organizations. OCT: Vinyl Moments: Bill Miller works in vintage linoleum. For the first time, Miller will be exhibiting his original Frank Zappa pieces that were commissioned or purchased by Frank's late wife and muse Gail Zappa, and used for posthumous album covers or for her personal collection. These pieces will also join new works that explore pop culture and politics along with a number of stunning still lifes and landscapes.

MARCIA EVANS GALLERY, 8 East Lincoln St, 614-298-8847. T-Sat 11-5, occasional Sundays and by appointment. SEPT/OCT: Fall Show featuring Kimberly Erb and Linda Wesner with city scenes and landscapes.

*OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM, 1665 W. 5th Ave., 614-486-4402. M-F 10-5, Sat-Sun 1-4. SEPT 10 - OCT 22: Alchemy: Transformation in Contemporary Enamels: A juried, national exhibition of enamel work, organized by the Enamelist Society showcases large-scale and small enamel works by professionals and students.The show opens September 10, with a reception from 1 to 4 pm. 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. JUL 27-OCT 14: OHIO: THE START OF IT ALL: Original Children's Book Illustrations from the University of Findlay's Mazza Museum. Curated by Dan Chudzinski, the exhibition consists of 60 original children's book illustrations based on people, places, inventions, and more related to the great state of Ohio. The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is the most diverse collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world. The museum’s goal is to promote literacy and enrich the lives of all people through the art of picture books. Free Tours: Groups up to 40,
contact Mary Gray at or 614-728-2239. Writing Workshop with Carol Tyler, Thurs., SEPT 28, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Words and Pictures Juggling Act, Explore the power of narrative structures through words and pictures. Register at, July 27 – Sept. 27.

PIZZUTI COLLECTION, 632 N. Park St., 614-280-4004. Hrs: F-Sat 11-5. Visions from India: Transforming Vision: 21st century art from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti; The Progressive Master: Francis Newton Souza from the Rajadhyaksha Collection (Through OCT 28) A celebration of India full of color, innovation, and delight. Large-scale installations, lush colorful paintings, video works, and conceptual room-size sculptures from the 21st century that will enchant audiences. Accompanying retrospective of Francis Newton Souza will present one of the most important 20th century Indian painters. The two exhibitions will showcase two Columbus-based collections, offering an unprecedented look at modern and contemporary art from India. 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. The gallery offers 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

RIVET GALLERY, 1200 N. High St., 614-294-8697. T-Sat 12-7; Sun 12-5. Rivet is a designer toy shop and art gallery carrying the best of limited edition collectible designer vinyl toys, plush and other unique finds. The gallery focuses on the genres of pop surrealism and illustration. SEPT: Sweet Toofs - The work of NYC artist Ed Mironiuk, co-founder of Cha-Pow!, an animation ink and paint company, well known for its work on MTV, Nickelodeon, and Saturday Night Live. Feeling that his illustration work had run its course, he recently changed to needlefelting. His felted sculptures are tongue and cheek little creations that he hopes will make the world a happier place. OCT: New Beginnings and Goodbyes - The work of Akron artist Johnny Yanok. Evident inspirations are Mid-century style, vintage Halloween, Little Golden Books, Disneyland, and flea markets. Merging these, traditional gouache painting techniques and digital media make his work truly unique. His paintings and sculptural works are exhibited in galleries internationally. His commercial work spans advertising to

ROY G BIV GALLERY for Emerging Artists, a non-profit gallery located at 997 N High, 614-297-7694. SEPT: Franklin Cain-Borgers and Laura Thatcher will present On an Island With You, an installation that will fill the gallery with grey scale structures, projector screens and yellowed foam shapes that will act as the set of an hour-long performance on the day of the show’s opening. While the performance only briefly inhabits the gallery it will leave behind a trace of what occurred that will be palpable for the remainder of the month. On an Island With You controls the visual information available to its viewers, offering only a small window for passerby to peer into the gallery. Inside the gallery, objects recede into the space, and projected images take precedence. OCT: Andrew Wood and Kara Gut. 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: Material World II featuring artists Elham Bayati, Ariel JR Dawson, Darcie Drum, Tala Kanani, Anita Maharjan, Elizabeth McManus, and Heather Taylor. Material World II is the second iteration of an all-media curated group exhibition primarily focusing on artists doing interesting things with interesting materials. Media choices will explore a range from a video performance of a narrative-landscape to mixed media painting and sculpture utilizing rubber, wax, fur and more. OCT: Alayna Smith and Jen Weidauer: Photography and Jewelry/Sculpture Installation. Gallery Hop opening reception, Oct. 7, 6-10p, Smith and Weidauer are both alumni of CCAD, Class of 2017. This is their first collaborative show together. Both currently reside in Columbus and are natives of Johnstown and Springfield, Ohio, respectively.

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: Salon show of new works by over three dozen gallery artists. OCT: Your Eyes Before the Golden Dawn. Daniel Ferlan’s final installment in his trilogy series reflecting the idiosyncrasies of being human. The awakening of mortality is explored within mystical lands painted in pastel hues, blooming with ornate flowers, miniature creatures and forests full of secrets. Ferland reinvents early 16th century Dutch/Flemish Renaissance painting. Visit

SHERRIE GALLERIE, 694 N High St, 614-221-8580. T-F 11-6; Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5. SEPT 10 - OCT 15: Barb Vogel: "The imagery presented in this exhibition is ‘clickless’ photography created with a hand-held wand scanner, an instrument designed to be used on books and flat materials. The scans take over five seconds, which develops an intimacy between the subject and the photographer, as well as a different kind of image. The ambient light and the light of the scanner create valleys of shadows and unusual luminosity. The soft focus gives both people and plants a sense of the historical or antique, while veils of light bathe each subject with serenity that elevates the imagery above the commonplace, decorative, or commercial. I cover these images with fused encaustic medium to add to their other-worldly, unattainable preserved quality." - Barb Vogel. OCT 22 - NOV 26: Leah Wong. Leah Wong was born and grew up in Qingdao, China. She earned a BFA degree in painting from China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China and an MFA degree in painting from Ohio University, Athens. Leah has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She currently lives and works in Columbus. Visit the gallery website at

SHORT NORTH TAVERN, 674 N High St, 614-221-2432. SEPT: Pop-art paintings by Lima artist Herb Vonderau. OCT: Joseph Wolfle

STUDIOS ON HIGH, 686 N High St, 614-461-6487. Daily 12-6, Sun 1-6. SEPT - Hit the Hop, a twice yearly open call, juried exhibition featuring 35 Ohio artists. Reception, Sun., Sept. 10 from 4-6 pm. OCT 10 - NOV 13: Columbus: Crowdsourced. Jessica Wojtasek is an urban landscape painter. Her fall show is the result of an interactive jurying process that encourages the community and fellow art lovers to vote on select works to curate the artist’s solo show. To create her show, the artist chose iconic locations from Columbus and painted the same imagery in different lighting and mood as small painting "studies." Hundreds of people voted at, a web app that Jessica designed, to choose their favorite study. “As a painter whose subject matter is Columbus, I thought it would be fun to involve the Columbus community in the curation of my show, since we all experience our city differently," explained Jessica.

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