In celebration of the expansion of Highline Coffee Co. in Worthington, “Fresh Views” will show the work of five central Ohio area artists in the newly-located Highline Coffee Art Space, May 1-June 30, 2019. An opening reception will be announced soon.
Presenting a variety of mediums, the exhibiting artists include Rebecca Burdock, pen and ink; Brittni Hall, oils; Donna Lent, photography; Kelly Reichert, mixed media; and Karen Sapp, encaustics.
Highline Coffee Art Space, once located in the original shop, will occupy new quarters in the expanded seating area. A newly-installed professional hanging system will allow more art to be shown in roughly the same amount of space with greater flexibility.
“This eclectic exhibit highlights only a few of the many talented artists who have shown here before,” says Don Scott, a mixed media artist and director and curator of the Art Space. “Currently, we have a waiting list of more than 25 artists who want to be part of our intimate Worthington venue. New and returning artist exhibits will begin in July and easily continue through 2020 and beyond.”
For more than three years, Highline Coffee Art Space has showcased the work of emerging, mid-career, and established artists who live in the central Ohio area. Over time, the Art Space presents a broad spectrum of media and styles, from acrylic and oil paintings to fine art photographs and mixed media work, and from realism to abstract art.
With the larger area, Highline Coffee Co. will have seating for up to 18 customers. Along with the coffee shop, two other Worthington retailers will occupy the expanded space: Shift Studios, a custom-designed jewelry boutique, and Branch Line Leather Co., a handmade leather goods studio.
“Our plans for growth have been almost a year in the making,” Christie Bruffy, owner and manager of Highline Coffee Co., explains. “Sometimes it’s hard to believe that this soon will be a reality, but we’re all extremely happy. We applaud the tremendous support from our many faithful customers.”