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Press Release: February Gallery Hop Features Grand Opening of All-New Art Experience, Pinot's Palette
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Left to right from top to bottom: Karen LaValley, Amy Adams, and Lisa Parks Godfrey, 24 Lincoln Street Art Studios /  Janet Grissom, Brandt-Roberts Galleries / Sarė, Chas Ray Krider, (Not) Sheep Gallery / Carlos Chang, Sharon Weiss Gallery / Zemer Peled, Sherrie Gallerie / Melodie Thompson, Sarah Gormley Gallery / Marty Husted, Studios on High Gallery / Jennifer Lynn Cross, Marcia Evans Gallery / Shannon M. West, Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2020

Short North Alliance
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Columbus, OH 43215
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Betsy A. Pandora, MCRP
Executive Director
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FEBRUARY GALLERY HOP FEATURES GRAND OPENING OF ALL-NEW ART EXPERIENCE, PINOT'S PALETTE

Pinot’s Palette opens to the public alongside new exhibitions from Brandt-Roberts Galleries, Marcia Evans Gallery, Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio, and Sharon Weiss Gallery

COLUMBUS, OH (January 22, 2020) -- On Saturday, February 1, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., celebrate art in the Short North Arts District at Gallery Hop! In addition to street performers, artisan vendors, and special events, this month’s Gallery Hop will be the public’s first chance to check out an all-new Short North Arts District art-focused business, Pinot’s Palette. The February Hop will also feature the opening of new exhibitions at Brandt-Roberts Galleries, Marcia Evans Gallery, Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio, and Sharon Weiss Gallery, as well as an artist demo at Found by Sharon Weiss Gallery.

Pinot’s Palette, a brand new paint and sip studio opening in the District, will have classes for everyone from seasoned painters to newbies. Painters can join a public class, or customize a private event for a special occasion, and enjoy an assortment of beverages while creating new masterpieces.

See the complete list of February Gallery Hop exhibitions and events below, and download corresponding photos here.

For visitors making their way to the Short North Arts District for Gallery Hop, or any other weekend, visit shortnorth.org/parking-transit or download the Parking and Transit Guide here.

Short North Gallery Exhibitions

24 Lincoln St. Art Studios / Found by Sharon Weiss Gallery
This Gallery Hop, both Amy Adams and Lisa Parks Godfrey will be in their studios, while artist Karen LaValley will be doing a demo downstairs at Found by Sharon Weiss Gallery.

Brandt-Roberts Galleries
Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature new paintings by Columbus artist Janet Grissom. Grissom's landscapes feature the technique of impasto, a heavy application of paint to the surface, which allows them to oscillate between representation and abstraction. Grissom’s works will be on view through February 23.

Hammond Harkins Galleries
Hammond Harkins Galleries will exhibit a diverse collection of works by artists, including Laura Alexander, Elizabeth Gerdeman, Dennison Griffith, Paul Hamilton, Andrew Hendrixson, Janice Lessman-Moss, Stephanie Lüning, Andrea Myers, Aminah Robinson, Karen Snouffer, Carol Stewart, Melissa Vogley Woods, and Erin Wozniak. This show will be on display through March 13.

Lindsay Gallery
In 1999, Duff Lindsay quit a perfectly good job to do something crazy -- open an art gallery -- which turned out to be one of the best decisions he has ever made. Gallery hoppers are invited to join Lindsay Gallery for its 20th Anniversary celebration. To commemorate the occasion, the gallery will be exhibiting many artists it has shown throughout the years, including Ashley Pierce, Morris Jackson, Harry Underwood, Janis Price, Joey Monsoon, William Hawkins, Ricky Barnes, Stephen Sabo, Amber Groome, Elijah Pierce, Antoinette Savage, Bill Miller, Meghan Willis, Robert Falcone, Mike Egan, Steve Moseley, Stephen Warde Anderson, Lonnie Holley, Wallace Peck, Roy Butcher, Damian Valdes Dilla, Levent Isik, Katie Kikta, Steve Ehret, Mike Jones, John Taylor-Lehman, Kendall Polster, Mark Thomas, Troy Stith, Popeye Reed, and Paul Patton. The exhibition will be on view through February 23.

Marcia Evans Gallery
Carved Woodcut Prints by Ohio artist Jennifer Lynn Cross will be on display at Marcia Evans Gallery during the February Gallery Hop. Cross draws from a variety of techniques for her art -- Eastern hand paper-making, Western pulp painting, Persian marbling, and Japanese woodblock printmaking -- as she explores relationships through nature, waterlilies, lotus flowers, and trees. The OSU alumna has had art exhibited not only throughout Ohio, but in Los Angeles, Italy, and Australia, and has been a core member of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative since 2010. This show will be on display through February 29

(Not) Sheep Gallery
Gallery Hoppers can view a new exhibition featuring guest artists Chas Ray Krider and Glenn Doll, plus new works by gallery artists Saré, Paul Richmond, Chay Ruby, and more. The exhibition will deal with love of all kinds (friendship, LGBT relationships, familial love, etc.), allowing artists to share their own stories about the ups and downs of love. Five percent of all sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood. These works will be on display through February 29.

Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art
Kick off Gallery Hop at the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art (PCCMA) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with music, drinks, special experiences, and the opportunity to view the Driving Forces exhibition. PCCMA Gallery Hop admission is $5 for nonmembers, and free for members.

Sarah Gormley Gallery
“Wildflower,” a solo exhibit by Melodie Thompson, is inspired by the following quote from Angela Choi: “By definition, a wildflower is a flower that grows freely, resiliently, and beautifully. Wildflowers find themselves growing anywhere. They grow in the most unlikely of places, even in the darkest of night. They find any cracks and crevices that will allow them to sprout up, and they do just that. They grow despite everyone’s belief that they never would. They allow the rain to heal them, not drench them.” Thompson’s works influenced by this concept will be on display through February 27.

Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio
The public is cordially invited to Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio’s 2020 Ninth Annual Young Hearts Juried Exhibition, featuring recent artworks by current Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) students, and juried by Columbus-based artist, educator, and art therapist Robert Tavani. Tavani received his BFA and MFA degrees in painting from CCAD and The Ohio State University respectively, and also went on to receive an MA in Art Therapy from the University of Illinois. Tavani currently teaches studio art and art therapy at Capital University and is a Clubhouse Coordinator with Concord Mental Health in Columbus.

The Gallery Hop Opening Reception will take place from 6p.m. to 10p.m., with an awards presentation at 8p.m. Young Hearts 9 will be on display through February 29 during regular open gallery hours Wednesday through Friday from 3:30p.m. to 5:30p.m., on non-Gallery Hop Saturdays from 1:30p.m. to 3:30p.m., and by appointment.

Sharon Weiss Gallery
Sharon Weiss Gallery will feature new works by Carlos Chang. Chang’s oil paintings represent his ever-changing artistic process, with conceptual forms created as a way to explore and find new pictorial directions. Work will remain on view through February 29.

Sherrie Gallerie
Sherrie Gallerie will feature works by Israeli artist Zemer Peled, who creates forcible, nature-inspired sculptures and installations constructed using thousands of porcelain shards -- a technique that yields a texture both delicate and severe. The act of making for Peled is a feat of endurance, improvisation, and adaptation with the aim to embody a fleeting but fundamental feeling of mystery. The construction of her sculpture parallels negotiations any outsider makes in encountering a new world as they delicately construct a self that is both adaptable and resilient. Her work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. This exhibit will be on display through March 8.

Studios on High Gallery
Studios on High Gallery will feature Black/White/Gray, an all-member show that showcases the beauty of winter with works executed in shades of gray. The exhibition will remain on view through February 13.

Other Gallery Hop Activities

Glean
Glean will feature works by Trish Kronk. Kronk’s photographs and paintings reflect and honor that which remains in industrial and urban settings. Time and nature wear, change, and replace that which was before. A new thing stands in its place, worn but still standing. Trish holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University and has shown her work extensively throughout Ohio, with viewers often remarking that they begin looking at their surroundings in a new way after seeing her work. Kronk’s works will be on display until February 29.

Global Gifts
Global Gifts is celebrating love the ethical, fair trade way in February! Gallery Hoppers can enjoy sweet treats and fair trade coffee samples, shop unique handmade goods that any sweetheart will love, and sign up for the chance to win a recycled paper "LOVE" plaque and chocolate sampler.

Greater Columbus Convention Center
Visit the largest contemporary collection of central Ohio art within the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and get a selfie with the interactive sculpture, As We Are, by Matthew Mohr.

Hilton Columbus Downtown
A Muse Gallery show of new work by artists Brandon C. Smith, Wendy Franklin, and Robert Litsey-Wells will be on display in the front corridor of the Hilton Columbus Downtown. The exhibition is open to the public during hotel hours through February 29, and all work is for sale.

On Paper
On Paper will be hosting an all-day free wax sealing event: purchase a Valentine's Day card, write a loved one a message, and learn the art of wax sealing. Paper hearts with sweet sayings will also be available to make a DIY Valentine's Day garland.

Pinot’s Palette
Gallery Hoppers are invited to attend the Grand Opening of Pinot’s Palette. Visitors can explore the newly renovated space, enjoy fun activities, and enter to win prizes.

About Gallery Hop
On the first Saturday of every month, thousands of visitors converge on High Street in the Short North Arts District for Gallery Hop to celebrate art. Throughout the evening, Gallery Hoppers can enjoy new gallery exhibitions, street performers and artisan vendors, special events, food, and drinks throughout the District. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it’s Columbus’ favorite night of the month to celebrate art. Though many shops and galleries are open earlier, Gallery Hop officially starts at 4p.m. and runs to 10p.m., with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later.

About the Short North Arts District
The Short North Arts District is the most vibrant spot in the City of Columbus, and is home to more than 300 exciting businesses, the majority of which are locally-owned or headquartered. It has received numerous national accolades, is considered a model for urban revitalization, and is known as the art and soul of Columbus. The Short North Alliance (SNA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving both the property owners and business owners of the Short North Arts District. For more information, visit www.shortnorth.org.
 
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