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July/August 2017

Gentrification, by Omar Shaheed. 21-inch limestone sculpture at Brandt-Roberts Galleries. His public works are outside of Grant Hospital, the Linden Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and Zanzibar Cafe. The gallery has become his sole representative in Columbus and has three of his works for sale.

BRANDT-ROBERTS GALLERIES, 642 N. High St., 614-223-1655. Hours: T-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4. JUL/AUG: Featuring a selection of new historic pieces from the mid-twentieth century, including works from the estate of Ohio artist Glee Rothman. Visit

*COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, 480 E. Broad St., 614-221-6801. Hours: 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. Combining more than 300 works from these two aspects of the collection, Red Horizon offers fresh perspective on the art and life of this period, and suggests how creativity and critical thinking manifest themselves under the most difficult social and ideological circumstances. Red Horizon looks at the period shortly after Joseph Stalin’s death in 1953 until the late ‘80s and beyond, when artists attempted to represent the everyday realities of the USSR and Russia. The exhibition is organized around four thematic sections, each of which mixes a variety of styles and media, including Pop and Conceptual art, documentary photography, Surrealism and abstraction. All of them explore the gap between government-sanctioned orthodoxies and life as it was. Greater Columbus (JUL 13 - NOV 26) The 2017 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Award Exhibition displays work by artists based in central Ohio who have been recognized by the council for their outstanding talent and ability. 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 paintings 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 painting 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

HAMMOND HARKINS GALLERIES, 641 N. High St. 614-238-3000. Gallery Hours: T-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5. JUL/AUG: The Group (JUL 14 - AUG 20). Opening Reception, Fri., JUL 14, 5 – 8p. An exhibition of new works by the following artists: Laura Bidwa, Sarah Fairchild, Linda Gall, Janice Lessman-Moss, Stephanie Luening, Kaveri Raina, Aminah Robinson, Marcia Smilack, Mariana Smith, Karen Snouffer, Pam Workman, and Erin Wozniak. Coming in AUG /SEPT: Chasing Masters: Mark Bush and Dennison Griffith (AUG 25 - OCT 1). Opening Reception, Fri., AUG 25, 5 – 8p. 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 Johannes Vermeer, Gustave Courbet, John Singer Sargent, and others.

JOSEPH EDITIONS, 17 W. Russell St., 614-280-4223. Hours: T-F 12-6p, Sat 12-5p. JUL/AUG: New prints by Pamela Jorden. Born 1969, Knoxville, Tennessee, Jorden lives and works in Los Angeles. Her approach is alternately casual and studied, drawing on a long history of abstract painting styles. She creates compositions with fascinating imbalances that hold a viewer’s attention for the very reason that Jorden is such a masterful painter – there is as much energy and tactility in her translation of the monochrome as there is in her bursts of gestural abstraction. Visit

JUNG ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 59 W 3rd Ave., 614-291-8050. T-Sat 11-2 (call first) or appt. JUL - SEPT 23: In the Moment: Linda Gray presents her art quilts, created in a variety of techniques and genres, that embody her responses to immediate experiences of creative inspiration. Each quilt is a unique and unpredictable outcome to an exploration in creative self-expression.

LINDSAY GALLERY, 986 N High St, 614-291-1973. W-Sat 12-6, appt. JUL: Joey Monsoon returns with a series of portraits, refocused both in scale and subject. Monsoon paints flesh that tells the story of what it means to live a life. AUG: 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 was founded in 1998 to honor the memory of Robert Falcone's late wife Dr. Anne Miller. Annie's fund gives grants to artists and arts organizations.

MARCIA EVANS GALLERY, 8 East Lincoln St, 614-298-8847. T-Sat 11-5, occasional Sundays and by appointment. JUL/AUG: Summer Show of Abstracts II: Juan Carrera, Doug Frohman, Michael Halliday, Steve Kropp, Jesse Mireles, Kate Morgan, Annette Poitau, Judy Romanello. Unique variety of oil, acrylic and mixed medium abstracts in all sizes throughout the summer featuring two new artists, Doug Frohman and Jesse Mireles.

*OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM, 1665 W. 5th Ave., 614-486-4402. M-F 10-5, Sat-Sun 1-4. JUL 9 - AUG 20: A Feast for the Eyes: Contemporary quilts by 15 artists, including Ohio artists Susan Shie, Deborah L Baillieul, Shelley B Baird, Frauke Palmer, Ann Rebele and Mary Ann Tipple. AND For the Table: Functional ceramics intended for serving, eating and drinking at the table will be featured, including pitchers, dinner plates, serving bowls, salt and pepper sets, and more, by 30 artists from across the country. 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. Curator's Tour, Fri., JUL 28, noon - 1 p.m. Dan Chudzinski will lead an in-depth tour of the exhibition and discuss the collection. Reception on Sat., JUL 29, 1 – 3 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, a hands-on activity, and live music by Andicus and Christopher Swanson. Free Tours JUL 31 - OCT 12. To schedule 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 – September

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) 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. JUL: She Said, He Said – a comic for Modern Relations featuring artist Chas Ray Krider. Dark and satirical humor of today's relationship scene conveyed through comic strip art. Contact Rivet for additional information about the artist and available artwork. AUG: TBA

ROY G BIV GALLERY for Emerging Artists, a non-profit gallery located at 997 N High, 614-297-7694. JUL: ROY G BIV Gallery proudly presents work by Lindsey Dezman and Sarah Goetz. Goetz uses video, instructional texts, and performative gestures to delve into a wide spectrum of issues including sexuality, violation, safety, climate change, and gender constructs. In webbing these topics together, Goetz aims to highlight the way words build our reality.
Similarly, Dezman's practice focuses on using clay in alternative ways, including ceramic shards and dust, and showcasing its nuance and pushing its material capabilities to transform and redefine its perception. Dezman uses these objects to illustrate and document rhythms of time, the way things age and how they either disintegrate or don't. AUG: ROY G BIV Gallery proudly presents work by Jon Geiger and Leah Frankel. 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. JUL/AUG: Common Ground by Abiola Idowu and Julia Hamilton through August 26. Abiola Idowu and Julia Hamilton have been creating intriguing, meaningful artwork on separate continents for years. Each artist on their own life journey that somehow brought them to the same space (physically and stylistically). When Abiola moved from Nigeria to Columbus, they found each other and quickly became friends. This exhibit celebrates how much we all have in common with each other as human beings on this tiny, precious planet. Abiola Idowu is a sculptor and painter who was born and raised in Nigeria, where he received his MA from University of Lagos. In the scant year that he has been living in Columbus, and currently in Zanesville, he has made a name for himself as one of Central Ohio's most talented artists. Abiola is inspired by the female form, producing images that are spiritual, playful, and full of emotion. As a multidisciplinary artist, Julia Hamilton enjoys creating mixed media artwork and digital artwork with equal passion. She lives and works in her hometown of Columbus. Her inspiration comes from the cosmos, science, nature, and synesthesia. Julia has been accepted to begin the Master of Fine Arts Program at CCAD this fall following a long full-time career in IT with Highlights For Children.

Cuba Cat, 12 x 12 inches, oil on panel, by Jim Murrin. See his solo show From Here to Havana that includes 21 oilworks at Sharon Weiss Gallery throughout August.

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 new works by gallery artists with artists painting in the gallery on Gallery Hop. AUG: From Here to Havana, an exhibit of 21 oil paintings by Jim Murrin featuring subjects from Cuba and the United States. Visit

SHERRIE GALLERIE, 694 N High St, 614-221-8580. T-F 11-6; Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5. Ends JUL 16: Three Masters in Porcelain: Curtis Benzle, Thomas Hoadley, Jennifer McCurdy. Coming JUL 23 - SEPT 2: Calvin Ma. Opening reception with the artist: Sun., JUL 23, 1 - 4p. Statement: "I utilize the action figure form in my sculptural work to explore personal issues and struggles with social anxiety. As an adult, I face difficulties in the social environment. Meeting new people, being in the company of strangers, crowds, peers and intermittently among friends and family brings about a heightened nervousness that takes over and impedes my ability to function socially. Even as a child I was reserved and apprehensive, so I turned to toys to keep me entertained. I believe the tactile activity of playing with them coupled with my active imagination helped establish this passion for the action figure early on. There was something about picking up your favorite hero or villain and creating stories and adventures that captivated me. It felt only natural to tap into this childlike sense of exploration and storytelling through my artwork." Visit the gallery website at

SHORT NORTH TAVERN, 674 N High St, 614-221-2432. JUL: Arlo Moon, mixed media AUG: Paintings by Ellen Knolls

STUDIOS ON HIGH, 686 N High St, 614-461-6487. Daily 12-6, Sun 1-6. JUN 21 - JUL 26 - Fusion of Earth’s Elements, Teda Theis. Acrylic painting and sculptural ceramics are the artist's mediums of choice. Mood and atmospheric techniques convey her personal vision which is inspired by nature and its isolated secrets. JUL 28 - AUG 29: Shadowlands: Tracy Greenwalt’s mixed media collection examines our relationship to the land we inhabit. Time and progress have a tendency to muddle memories of history and the people who inhabit it. By folding anachronistic imagery into a personal narrative, the artist asks the viewer to consider our ever-changing relationship with the land and what those who came before us, might have to say. The artist will be in attendance from 4 -10 pm on August 5 to greet visitors. Also on exhibit August 1-31, artwork by Cody F. Miller, best of show winner for Hit the Hop March


OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY CLUB, 181 South Oval Dr., 614-292-2262. M-F 8-5. JUL 10 - SEPT 1: Full Frontal and Other Works: Paintings and Drawings by Ruth Gless. Oil paintings and drawings of a variety of subjects including still life, landscapes, interiors, cityscapes and figures. Opening Reception Fri., July 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists is continuing its exploration of identity with THIS IS NOW: VIDEO SERIES, a juried exhibition just for video work with a focus on identity. Submit your videos for the opportunity to be screened at the Gateway Film Center on September 14 at 7 pm. Submission Deadline: July 24. To enter,

VIBHA GALHOTRA ARTIST TALK: Visions From India artist Vibha Galhotra will present a talk about her life and work at the Pizzuti Collection. The New Delhi based conceptual artist makes work that centers on the environmental impact of industrialization, commercial growth, and overpopulation in our global world. The consequences and repercussions of ecological crises are elegantly addressed Galhotra's large scale sculptures made from ghungroos (tiny decorative bells). Scheduled Thurs., July 20 at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public and included with general admission costs. Free to members and students. Please RSVP to Mark Zuzik at or 614-300-3542.

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