Located inside cozy and quaint Highline Coffee Co. in Worthington, Ohio, Highline Coffee Art Space is an intimate art gallery that showcases the work of emerging and established artists who live in the central Ohio area. Over time, the Art Space presents a variety of media and styles, from acrylic and oil paintings to fine art photographs and mixed media work, from realism to abstract.
As an exhibit venue, Highline Coffee Art Space endeavors to support our talented local artists, while offering a welcoming and enriching environment. Come in to see the expressive work created in our own neighborhoods…and enjoy!
For more information, contact Highline Coffee Art Space director and curator Don Scott, .
Ed Phillips Abstracts: March 1-April 30
Central Ohio artist Ed Phillips exhibits his textural abstract paintings at Highline Coffee Art Space in Worthington from March 1 through April 30, 2018.
“Non-objective abstract art has changed my life,” Phillips says. “I’ve become much more sensitive to everything around me. I now see beauty in everything. My work in textured abstraction is like magic. Since I started working with tactile materials in my paintings, I’ve never looked back.”
After working for 35 years as an art director for Gerbig, Snell/Weisenheimer and Associates in Columbus, Phillips rediscovered his artistic side and began painting seascapes and landscapes. As his renewed passion for painting grew, he ventured into contemporary art and discovered an artist who used paper and other materials to create textured work. Phillips continued to experiment in his Delaware studio, ultimately creating his own unique textures in his abstract paintings through the use of sand, tissue, and modeling paste.
Born and raised in Columbus, Phillips graduated from the Columbus Art School (now Columbus College of Art and Design). Prior to his art school training, he served in the United States Army Security Agency, spending 18 months in the Philippines and, while there, studying with a Filipino artist whom he had met.
“We’re excited about having Ed’s beautiful abstract work in our Art Space,” says Christie Bruffy, owner and manager of Highline Coffee Co. “We love supporting our local art community as we strive to be a cozy and quaint location to see the wonderful work of area artists.”