Summer opening

dogWhat a beautiful summer day for the opening of Christine Guillot Ryan’s mixed media exhibit, Pieces of Parts. All the studios at High Road were at their most colorful best and many of our guests remarked on the energy of the place.

Carol Hershey’s grandson, Ben, served as host in Carol’s absence and found a young guest to draw our three lucky winners. In the photos below Ben shares a few of the small polymer clay “guys” that he’s been working on.

Drop in to see Christine’s exhibit. It will be on display all month!

The upstairs studios were guarded by the festive dog that Jeri has embellished for an auction. He doesn’t bite. Visit us soon.

Pieces of Parts August/September exhibit

ryan_fishChristine Guillot Ryan’s mixed media work begins with a sketch of a concept or personal narrative. Christine cuts and tears images and text from their original contexts to create montages. She juxtaposes colored and textured images, found words and cultural artifacts to capture and visualize layers of perception that express spirit and emotion.

Christine’s exhibit, Pieces of Parts, will be on display at High Road Gallery & Studios through Sept. 26. Gallery hours Fridays and Saturdays noon-4pm, and by appointment 614-781-6454. For more information, contact Carol Hershey at 614-781-3867.

Join us for the Artist’s Reception August 2, Sunday, from 2-4pm.

Click on the video below to see a sampling of Christine’s work from her 2013 exhibit at Worthington’s McConnell Art Center.

Fair weather

After Saturday’s deluge at the local Worthington Arts Fair, Sunday was gloriously sunny. We made up for lost time. Deb Haller painted on the corner and chatted with passersby. (See her nearly-finished work.)

Jim Glover and Rachel and Ken Conner hosted busy booths on the village green. The rest of us worked in the studios and entertained visitors to the gallery/studios.

The Porketta food truck offered delicious fare in our driveway on Saturday. They left with a leaky roof and we missed them on Sunday. We appreciated their service even if it was cut short by weather.

All in all a lovely weekend.

Festival this weekend

husted_hillsThe artists have begun to pull out and arrange their works for this weekend’s Worthington Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

We’re looking forward to working outside (weather permitting) and will even host the Por’Ketta food truck in the driveway.

Come wander through the studios and watch us work.

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Poly willows

tinapple_poly_willows_500pxArtist Cynthia Tinapple toyed with Mother Nature this week. When she found a beautiful bunch of dried pussy willow branches at the Worthington Farmers Market, she couldn’t help but consider what would happen if she replaced the fuzzy blooms with her own colorful ones.

tinapple_willows_closeShe fired hundreds of bits of polymer patterns and colors and attached them to the wood with hot glue. Voila! Take that, Mother Nature!

The spring bouquet of poly willows is on display in the gallery. (The turned box elder vase was created by Cynthia’s husband, Blair Davis.)

And the winner is…

ripley_drawingThree lucky winners of donated works were drawn at Friday night’s opening. The kids kept the drawing honest. The winners were: Tim Bachman, Joan Buffington and Vanessa Ripley.

Students and fans of local teacher Vivian Ripley streamed into the studios for a peek at her works which will be on display through May. It was a lovely spring evening and Worthington neighbors and friends and their children zoomed in on their bikes, scooters and strollers.

Works were sold, prizes were won, people watched us work and a good time was had.

Join us for MAYDAY, MAYDAY and win!

maydayHigh Road Gallery & Studios welcomes its first invited artist, Vivian Ripley, to show her works in the various media she has taught for many years.

The reception for Vivian and the rest of the artists working in the gallery is free and open to the public on Friday, May 1, 5-7 PM at the gallery, located in the 1818 Buttles/Brown house at 12 E. Stafford Avenue in Worthington.

To celebrate our new venture, three artists will be donating a piece each to be awarded to names drawn from a box collected during the reception. Three winners will be announced at our May reception.

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Weekend placements

joyce_cat_sold_webArtist Joyce Fisher found a home for her cat drawing on Saturday, March 28 during our open studio time. With the sun out and the weather warming, other studio artists sold work and took commissions as well.

Mike Tizzano has assembled a troupe of cast gymnast figures in anticipation of the gymnasts’ spring convention next weekend.

We’re all gearing up for the May 1 reception for the Vivian Ripley exhibit that will run during May in the gathering room.

Vivian Ripley featured in May

vivian_ripley_outlineMay 1 reception (Friday) from 5-7 at High Road Gallery will spotlight the work of Columbus artist and popular teacher Vivian Ripley.

She has helped many local artists take a bold, free, direct, and deliberate approach in their art and taught many of High Road’s artists to paint with confidence.

Vivian is known for her vibrant use of clean, pure color. She has a keen knowledge of how light and shadow affect color to create a distinctive value system.

ripley_oak-grove-in-autumnShe is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, as well as the Central Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, and Wyoming Watercolor Societies. She is also a charter member of the Ohio Plein Air Society.

Vivian’s special watercolor technique is spotlighted in a chapter in The Watercolor Landscape Techniques of 23 International Artists. She is one of only six artists from the United States in this popular book.

The exhibit of Vivian’s work will remain on display in the gathering room for the month of May.