What's on your list of openings to check out at this weekend's Short North Gallery Hop? A few of the shows I'm excited about:

What's on your list of openings to check out at this weekend's Short North Gallery Hop? A few of the shows I'm excited about:

"Cut-Ups," running through June 26 at the Mahan Gallery, asks five young artists to explore their neo-classical romanticism roots through collage.

San Francisco artist Nicholas Bohac, whose work is pictured, cuts apart traditional landscapes and then reassembles them, playing up the interdependence between man and the environment. His work seems especially prescient in the wake of the Gulf oil spill.

At ROY G BIV, Cincinnati artist Matthew Dayler's self-portraits will be on display through June 26 in a joint show with Ohio State grad Krystle Merrow. Dayler uses himself as a billboard for his take on social, cultural and political identity from a gay male perspective.

And Rivet Gallery will be filled with all sorts of whimsical creations for the "While You Were Dreaming" group exhibition, on display through June 30.

Pataskala's Kat Brunnegraff will show her anime-influenced paintings alongside work from Akron's Johnny Yanok, who gets his inspiration from vintage Halloween decorations and Little Golden Books. Chicago artist Jeremiah Ketner rounds out "Dreaming" with his brand of Japanese pop-art dreamscapes.