Community support keeps the Hilltop Art Hop hopping

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Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
It was another strong showing at the 3060 Gallery. On Feb. 6, a plethora of art lovers from across the region descended on the shop on West Broad Street to peruse the works of resident artists, see the new collection from Luke Boyd and Edward Corbin, and celebrate the gallery’s third year of operation. “We could not continue to do this without the support of the community,” said gallery owner and artist Kelly Reichert. “They have been phenomenal to us throughout these three years, especially during the last year when so many other art shops and galleries have had to close temporarily or permanently. We hope that we will be able to continue to provide them with exciting new art with our Hilltop Art Hop for many years to come.” The collection from Boyd, which features “flawed” dessert creations, and the collection from Corbin, which focuses on the stylization of the rural setting, will be on display through the end of the month. In March, the gallery will host several pieces from Brittni Hall and Gale Suver with an artist’s reception scheduled for March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 3060 West Broad Street. The gallery’s normal times of operation are Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Above, Luke Boyd, a resident of Athens, shows off his edible and non-edible creations. A baker by trade, Boyd said he likes to paint the deconstruction of the desserts he makes at his bakery to show “that there is beauty to be found in broken things.” In his hands are the raspberry filled vanilla cupcakes topped with a white chocolate or milk chocolate ganache he made for the guests at the reception.
Boyd’s “Ruby Core” states that the value is found inside.
Columbus musician Nathan Bell performs during the reception.
Eastside residents Roberto McClin (left) and Dale Masel look at Corbin’s collection. Corbin, a resident of Columbus, said he enjoys depicting a “stylized rural setting.” Most of his works on display were inspired by farmland across Ohio.

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