For this year's Holiday Hop, the Short North has no shortage of offerings, especially with gallery openings. A handful of galleries throughout the district are showing small-work exhibitions designed for gift-giving, highlighted by the one at ROY G BIV. There are also a couple of off-the-beaten-path openings with Larry Doyle at Brothers Drake Meadery and Sonya Lucas at Stone Village Church. It's going to be a busy Saturday, so here are a few options to help guide your stroll along High Street.

For this year's Holiday Hop, the Short North has no shortage of offerings, especially with gallery openings. A handful of galleries throughout the district are showing small-work exhibitions designed for gift-giving, highlighted by the one at ROY G BIV. There are also a couple of off-the-beaten-path openings with Larry Doyle at Brothers Drake Meadery and Sonya Lucas at Stone Village Church. It's going to be a busy Saturday, so here are a few options to help guide your stroll along High Street.

"ditched"

The December exhibition by local artist and curator of Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, Kimberly Webb, represents the culmination of her research and studio practice the last two years leading up to the completion of her MFA at CCAD. Webb's "ditched" is a sight-specific sculpture installation yielded by her graduate project/thesis "Consider the Lump," which is grounded in the contemplation of discarded objects. Those could be something as everyday as things tossed along the roadside or in the alley, to abandoned portions of an art project. The work - created from "collages and assemblages that require the act of collecting, decomposing, and reinventing," as Webb's thesis states - is designed to be a reflection of the chaotic world we live in and its often-forgotten elements. Webb is asking for viewers' attention, through the objects we reject, to begin a conversation about slowing down to appreciate the details of life.

Sean Christopher Gallery
Dec. 6-Jan. 31
Reception: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
815 N. High St., Short North
seanchristophergalleryohio.com

"Small Works Exhibition"

It's somewhat rare for ROY G BIV Gallery to do something small, as the gallery often showcases large - and immensely powerful - two- and three-dimensional works. But since it's Holiday Hop and there's a holiday coming up that involves gift giving, the gallery will hold its "Small Works Exhibition" for December with 100 pieces from 60 different ROY G BIV member artists. The show will feature a wide array of mediums and styles, but all pieces will be no larger than the one-by-one-by-one-foot dimensions, and all are priced at $500 or less. There will also be a $10-and-less display of pieces. Yup, even when ROY G BIV goes small, it does it big.

ROY G BIV
Dec. 6-27
Reception: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
997 N. High St., Short North
roygbivgallery.org

Larry Doyle

If you're looking for art in an unconventional - and, simply put, fun - environment look no further than Brothers Drake Meadery, which showcases a local artist each month. This month Tacocat Cooperative artist Larry Doyle will show a collection of his paintings; subjects encompass strange creatures and abstract designs, usually in a surreal atmosphere. Doyle's work is literally out of this world - in both concept and skill.

Brothers Drake Meadery
Dec. 6-31
26 E. Fifth Ave., Short North
brothersdrake.com

"Tech the Halls"

The newest gallery in the Short North is presenting art and events with an eye toward what's next by being both a startup incubator and gallery featuring tech-based art. For this year's Holiday Hop, Lumos will debut Alan Price's new work, which incorporates real-time responsive computer animation and virtual-environment installations. Other artists on display include Tyler Bohm's laser-cut wall sculptures and Lumos Gallery curator Kayla Malone's three-dimensional pen-drawn sculptures, as well as select final projects from Ohio State game design students.

Lumos Gallery
Dec. 6-Jan. 4
Opens: 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
937 N. High St., Short North
lumoscolumbus.com