Saturday, January 06, 2007

Short North Launches "Gallery Talks"

For Immediate Release - January 5, 2007
Contact: John Angelo

Columbus, OH—The art dealers of the Short North Business Association are pleased to announce the launch of Short North Gallery Talks. The first series of six talks features a variety of topics designed to give insights to art collecting and introduce audiences to the stories behind the art and the artist. Each talk will be hosted by a Short North Gallery. The series will kick off January 13 and run through March 24.

Saturday, January 13 at 2 PM • Rebecca Ibel Gallery • 1055 N. High Street
High and Low Art: The Influence of Street Art on Contemporary Art
A Conversation with artist Daina Higgins and Joe Houston

The Rebecca Ibel Gallery launches the Short North Gallery Talks with a conversation between Columbus native Daina Higgins and Columbus Museum of Art contemporary art curator Joe Houston on the influence of graffiti and street culture in contemporary art. Higgins is currently exhibiting paintings in the Miranova Gallery and is featured in the inaugural alumnae show at Fort Hayes. Her highly detailed realistic urban scenes, made exclusively with spray paint, have caught the attention of New York Times critic Roberta Smith who praised her work for how “(it) creates a poetic awareness of the passage of light, moving through the world, bouncing off things and making visual experience fleetingly possible.”

Upcoming Gallery Talks...

Thursday, February 8 at 5 PM • Wexner Center for the Arts • 1871 N. High Street
Sadie Benning: A Conversation With the Artist and Eileen Myles
Based in Chicago, Sadie Benning is one of the country’s most respected and influential video artists. This exhibition marks the first time her paintings and works on paper will be exhibited publicly, and will also feature the artist’s first foray into gallery-based video installation.

Saturday, February 10 at 2 PM • Kathryn Gallery • 642 N. High Street
Informed Art Purchasing: An Appraiser's Perspective (a.k.a. Why Not to Buy Art on a Cruise)
with guest speaker James Corcoran, AAA, ASA, FRICS, CFE accredited senior appraiser

Sunday February 18 at 2 PM • Sherrie Gallerie • 694 N. High Street
The Joy of Collecting
A panel discussion mediated by Springfield Art Museum Director Mark Chepp

Saturday, March 10 at 2 PM • Marcia Evans Gallery • 8 E. Lincoln Street
Corporate and Residential Art Consulting
Why does art enhance the environment? Why does it represent who you are as a company? or as a person?
Artwork can speak volumes about who you are and what image you are trying to convey.

Saturday, March 24 at 2 PM • Lindsay Gallery • 986 N. High Street
Folk and Self-Taught Art in Context
Melissa Wolfe, Associate Curator of American Art at the Columbus Museum of Art, looks at how folk and self-taught art fits into the larger context of American art in collections and exhibitions.

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John Angelo, Executive Director
Short North Business Association
120 W. Goodale Street • Columbus • Ohio 43215

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