Fresh off last weekend's HighBall, the Short North's Halloween celebration extravaganza, Gallery Hop makes sure the district will be brimming with activity again this weekend. There are loads of worthwhile gallery exhibits and special events, and here are a few highlights to help you plan your High Street stroll this Saturday.
Fresh off last weekend’s HighBall, the Short North’s Halloween celebration extravaganza, Gallery Hop makes sure the district will be brimming with activity again this weekend. There are loads of worthwhile gallery exhibits and special events, and here are a few highlights to help you plan your High Street stroll this Saturday.
“Kojo Kamau: Then and Now”
Legendary Columbus photographer Kojo Kamau is exhibiting a collection of his masterfully crafted images encompassing the entirety of his career. In celebration of Kamau’s 75th birthday in October, this exhibit is part retrospective — containing some of the photographer’s earliest images — and part fresh, showing his exciting new body of work. The expansive assemblage of images is highlighted by portraits of iconic historical figures like Muhammad Ali and depictions of the city’s past and present in collaboration with each other — like a diptych of Broad Street downtown from 1960 and 2012 — as well as spellbinding and vibrant “Skyscape” pictures. The exhibit’s last day is Sunday, making this a Gallery Hop must-see.
“Echoes of the Fall” Book Signing
Local author William Tooker, known as the writer behind the horror and genre stories of Creephouse comics, has recently turned his narrative abilities to the long-form. Tooker’s debut novel, “Echoes of the Fall,” foretells the (fictional) events following the Great California Earthquake of 1916. While many died in the disaster, four men were imbued with unfathomable powers (thanks to alien biological technologies) and will now do battle for dominance. Horror fans need to be on hand when Tooker signs his new books and talks comics Saturday evening.
“Carol Boram-Hays | Andrew McCauley”
If it’s Gallery Hop, ROY G BIV will exhibit something exciting. This month it’s the sculptures of Carol Boram-Hays and the paintings of Andrew McCauley. Boram-Hays explores our society’s relationship with industrialization by forging sculptures like the products we consume, “simultaneously compelling and toxic.” McCauley’s paintings explore the atrophy caused by autoimmune diseases by applying a variety of two-dimensional materials to the canvas — and then igniting it with gasoline. This is one of the most compelling exhibits at Gallery Hop in a long time. Reception is 7-10 p.m. Saturday.
Tech or Treat Halloween Party
A great way to get to know one of the Short North’s newest — and most forward-thinking — galleries is this weekend’s Tech or Treat Halloween party. Lumos Gallery is the fusion of art gallery and startup incubator through technology. The event will have (free!) 3-D printed masks as well as science-, tech- and art-based costumes, and a costume contest. Winners (for most original, and first and second for best costume) receive a “funky 3-D printed trophy.” On display during the party are featured artists Sophie Kahn, Brian Yetzer and Kristy Balliet, as well as engineering teams Paint Binumbers and Lizzypop Electronics.