Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Weekend Celebration

"Dog Days II"
ACEO Original Colored Pencil Drawing
2.5 x 3.5"

I am a member of a wonderful coop group of artists who have our own gallery (actually it has been there for over 20 years and I have only been there for 2!), Studios on High Gallery, in the Short North Arts District just north of downtown Columbus, Ohio. This city has a wealth of talented artists, and our gallery has 18 of them making original paintings, drawings, sculpture, glass and fiber arts.

The first Saturday of every month for 20 years, the galleries and business in the district have stayed open late and hosted a Gallery Hop which combines art viewing, shopping, dining, along with a bit of street fair activities. Oh, and a great load of fun if you are into people watching! So it's no wonder with all of that, the event has grown into an enormous success with thousands of visitors each month.

This coming Saturday, Sept. 1, Gallery Hop will be even more special with the lighting of 17 street-light arches. These arches were landmarks of the neighborhood and Columbus in the early 20th century. (The political and logistical nightmare to get this done has been going on for years, so you can imagine how exciting this is to have these landmarks lit!)
I am very, very proud to be a native Columbus girl, who has seen this city grow and thrive. And I love being an artist who hangs her work in the Short North Arts District. Pinch me!
If you are ever in Columbus, stop by the gallery to see my work and stay late to experience the nightlife and to see the arches! Oh, and don't forget to drop me a note if you're planning a visit.

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