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BRANDT-ROBERTS GALLERIES, 642 N. High St., 614-223-1655. Hours: T-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4. NOV - DEC: Villages & Homesteads: Honoring the Ohio Landscape: New work by Ohio-based artist Mark Gingerich. The exhibition will feature 25 oil paintings created both in studio and en plein air. Though Ohio has figured prominently in Gingerich’s work throughout his career—he moved here from his native Germany in 1972—this exhibition will be the first to focus solely on depictions of Ohio’s varied landscapes, providing a contemplative meditation on place and time. Please join us for an Opening reception Sun., Nov. 12 from 1-3 pm. Visit www.brandtrobertsgalleries.com
*COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, 480 E. Broad St., 614-221-6801. Open: T-W 10-5, Th 10-9, F-Sun 10-5. Beyond Impressionism – Paris, Fin de Siecle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec and Their Contemporaries. (OCT 21 - JAN 21). In partnership with The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain. CMA is the only U.S. venue for this extraordinary exhibition. Featuring approximately 100 paintings, drawings, prints, and works on paper, it explores the Parisian art scene, focusing on the most important French avant-garde artists of the late 19th century, including Paul Signac, Maximilien Luce, Maurice Denis, Pierre Bonnard, Félix Vallotton, Odilon Redon, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Mirroring the many facets of an anxious, unsettled era, this period saw the emergence of a broad spectrum of new artistic movements. Despite the diversity of styles, their subject matter remained largely that of their still-active Impressionist predecessors: landscapes, the modern city, and leisure-time activities, though the avant gardes added introspective scenes and fantastical visions to the repertoire. James R. Hopkins: Faces of the Heartland (DEC 1 - FEB 18) spans the career of James Hopkins (1877-1969) and highlights his innovative paintings depicting the Cumberland mountaineers of Appalachian Kentucky, called the Cumberland Suite, created between 1915 and 1919 and brought Hopkins national recognition. These works, depicting subsistence farmers, traveling preachers, and children living in the Kentucky mountains south of Cincinnati, prefigure Regionalist and American Scene painting that emerged later. Hopkins taught at OSU from 1923–48, becoming chair of the art department and raising its stature to national prominence. He was a well-known, widely exhibited artist during his lifetime; over a dozen museums hold his works today. This is the first Hopkins retrospective since 1977. Greater Columbus (JUL 13 - NOV 26) The 2017 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Award Exhibition displays work by artists based in central Ohio, including 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. 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 his 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 and helped establish the printmaking program. A sampling of his prints spanning decades, include thoughtful depictions of the artist’s favorite poets and thinkers and biting parodies of politicians and academics he considered pompous, self-serving, or dangerous. 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 www.columbusmuseum.org
GREATER COLUMUBUS CONVENTION CENTER (GCCC), 400 N. High St. 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.
HAMMOND HARKINS GALLERIES, 641 N. High St. 614-238-3000. Gallery Hours: T-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5. Small & Wonderful 2017. The holiday tradition continues. NOV 17 - JAN 14: Small & Wonderful: Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 17, 5 – 8 pm. Featuring Laura Alexander and works by Paul Hamilton, Andrew Hendrixson, Kaveri Raina, Mariana Smith, Carol Stewart. www.hammondharkins.com
JOSEPH EDITIONS, 17 W. Russell St., 614-280-4223. Hours: T-F 12-6p, Sat 12-5p. NOV/DEC: 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. Visit www.josepheditions.com
JUNG ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 59 W 3rd Ave., 614-291-8050. T-Sat 11-2 (call first) or appt. Until DEC 16: Listen! You Really Can Hear the Flowers Sing! by Claire and Michael Bauza. 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. Visit www.JungCentralOhio.org
LINDSAY GALLERY, 986 N High St, 614-291-1973. W-Sat 12-6, appt. NOV/DEC: Stream of Consciousness: Columbus artist Ashley Pierce returns with a new body of mixed media works. Photographs just don't do justice to Ashley Pierce's work. The pieces are painted on wood panels and the details are then carved out, giving them incredible surface texture. Her work is personal, heartfelt and honest... rich in color and emotion. In her own words; "A lot has happened since my last solo show in 2015. The world around me seems to have gone mad, but perhaps it's just me, so I'll create my own reality." Opening reception Fri., Nov. 10, 6-9pm.www.lindsaygallery.com
MARCIA EVANS GALLERY, 8 East Lincoln St, 614-298-8847. T-Sat 11-5, occasional Sundays and by appointment. NOV: Dream State: Recent works by Zak Burgess. A graduate of CCAD and Columbus resident, Burgess conveys a dream-like state in his intriguing paintings that includes scenes of mysterious people standing in rural fields or lush floral landscapes. DEC: Artful Holiday Gifts: Gallery artists creating paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics – all
locally made! www.marciaevansgallery.com
*OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM, 1665 W. 5th Ave., 614-486-4402. M-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-4. Through DEC 23: Gifts of the Craftsmen: 18th annual holiday sale featuring unique items handcrafted by nearly 100 artists from across the country. Holiday shoppers will find beautiful jewelry, functional pottery, wooden serving bowls and utensils, handcrafted soaps, leather accessories, ornaments, handmade greeting cards and more. This is the place to find one-of-a-kind gifts.Visit www.ohiocraft.org
*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. NOV 2 - JAN 6: Biennial Juried Exhibition: Selected from more than 300 applications, featuring contemporary works of art including installation, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, and video by 58 artists living and working in Ohio. Artworks selected by jurors Larry Collins, artist and associate professor, Dept of Art at Miami University; Janice Driesbach, former chief curator, Akron Museum of Art; and Daniel Hernandez, artist and assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Art/Foundations, University of Toledo. Family and Friends Playshop (Paper Crafts with world-renowned artist and educator Hiroshi Hayakawa) on Sat., NOV 18, 1 – 3 p.m. Artist Talks Noon – 1 p.m. Hear from artists about their work and careers: Thurs., Nov. 9, Leslie Adams; Tues., Nov. 14, David Griesmyer; Fri., Nov. 17, Mitchell Rose; Tues., Nov. 28, Judith Brandon Fri., Dec. 8, Michael Coppage; Tues., Dec. 12, Nate Ricciuto; Fri., Dec. 15, April Deacon; Tues., Dec. 19, Melissa Vogley Woods. www.riffegallery.org
PIZZUTI COLLECTION, 632 N. Park St., 614-280-4004. Hrs: W, F, and Sat: 11-5; Th 11-8; Sun 12-5. Lines/Edges: Frank Stella on Paper (NOV 17 - APR 28) celebrates Stella’s four-decade-long adventure in printmaking and collage. Over 20 works range from lithographic adaptations of the Black Paintings (1959-60) to magnificent technical experimentations from the 1980s and 90s. Lines/Edges culminates with Moby Dick Deckle Edges, nine large-scale prints that make up part of the artist’s massive multi-year project inspired by Herman Melville’s epic novel. While not a survey in the formal sense, the show allows for a fascinating overview of Stella’s approach to printmaking. It touches on key moments from his career – from minimalist to maximalist – with themes that range from literature to music, travel, art history, auto-racing, and cigar smoking. It celebrates Stella’s capacity for change, his yearn for technical challenges, and his savvy multidisciplinary approach. Pair: Glen Baldridge and Alex Dodge (NOV 17 - APR 28) is the inaugural edition in what will be a series of exhibitions juxtaposing the two artists. Glen Baldridge and Alex Dodge experiment sharply and slyly with materials, and this exhibition is an unfolding narrative about their respective processes. Chief Curator Greer Pagano notes, “the works that make up Pair share something of the concealed; there is often an element of hiding, covering, or deflecting. In their variety, these works hint at trickery, trouble, camouflage, or even the construction of ideas that are more fiction than fact. Everything seems to end in a question about subject matter, about process, about the possibility of finding a stability and definitiveness.” Thirty paintings, photographs, prints, and drawing created over the past decade will be on view. The Pizzuti Collection is a non-profit exhibition space presenting contemporary art from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti. Visit: www.pizzuticollection.org
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 www.pmgallery.com
ROY G BIV GALLERY for Emerging Artists, a non-profit gallery located at 997 N High, 614-297-7694. NOV: Work by Erek Nass and Kelsy Gossett. DEC: Members' Small Works Show, member artists exhibit work that is 12x12x12 in. or under. It usually has about 100 works from 50 of ROY's members. Visit www.roygbivgallery.org
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. NOV: Structures: New Works by Jen Poppen Etgen. “Structures is ultimately about life and magic and the real earthbound barriers that support and contain them. Structures is a visual dance that moves from concrete to air, real to unreal, and grit to beauty.” Jen Poppen Etgen was born in Chicago in 1969 and received her BFA in 1993 from the University of Tennessee and MFA from the University of New Mexico 1996. She has participated in over 60 exhibitions across the US. She currently is a mom on a farm where she continues to make art and teaches elementary art at Northmor in Gallon, OH. DEC 2 - JAN 27: RELAY, an exhibition of new video and sculpture by Melissa Yes featuring devices that relay events and signals that have been rebroadcast over a seemingly endless history of repetitions. Yes attempts to reverse-engineer the connections that link cosmic-scale sagas to closer, more intimate narratives. Sadness, humor, and critique coexist in these signals which are retransmitted from the laws of physics, religious and mythological stories, popular culture, social movements, and everyday life. Melissa Robert Yes was born in Texarkana, TX and raised in Huntsville, AL. She received an MFA from OSU in 2017, preceded by a B.S. (biology) and B.F.A. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She lives in Columbus where she is a resident artist at Second Sight Project. Visit melissayes.com.
Rick Akers’ 20th annual solo show at Sharon Weiss Gallery opens December 1 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Akers is well-known for his en plein air paintings. The Schiller Park Umbrella Girl (above) along with urban, landscape, water lilies, and more are included in the exhibit of 20 to 25 new works.
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. NOV: Fred Fochtman. Fochtman is a painter, painting instructor and art restorer working out of Columbus. His upcoming show includes all new works painted from observation. Subjects include landscape, interior, figure and still life. Fred very much enjoys the creativity that all of his work provides and is happy to share an exhibition that represents his ideas on observational painting. Artist reception Fri., NOV 3 from 6-8. DEC: Rick Akers: Celebrating 20 Years. His 20th solo show at the Sharon Weiss Gallery. 20 to 25 new paintings. Mixture of floral paintings, mixed media pieces, landscapes, water lily scenes, urban scenes, eastside Columbus scenes, a couple of pastel pieces done on wood. Artist reception is DEC 1 from 6-8. Visit www.sharonweissgallery.com
SHERRIE GALLERIE, 694 N High St, 614-221-8580. T-F 11-6; Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5. Until NOV 26: Leah Wong. Leah's current work has evolved from traditional Chinese paper-cutting. Across different media, her work explores volume, void, and light and shadow in transformation. The open-ended lines and space create a dialogue between cultures and concepts. DEC: Intimate: A Group Exhibition. Visit the gallery website at www.sherriegallerie.com
SHORT NORTH TAVERN, 674 N High St, 614-221-2432. NOV: Group show with featured artist Ainga Turiaga. DEC: Grinch mural by Donna Estepp
STUDIOS ON HIGH, 686 N High St, 614-461-6487. Daily 12-6, Sun 1-6. ends NOV 13: Columbus: Crowdsourced. Jessica Wojtasek is an urban landscape painter. 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." BEGINs NOV/DEC: The Art of Gifting: Small Treasures featuring new works from all studio artists for the holidays. Show www.studiosonhigh.com
BRANDT-ROBERTS GALLERIES, 642 N. High St., 614-223-1655. Hours: T-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4.Visit www.brandtrobertsgalleries.com
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