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, .
Abby Feinknopf Paintings: September-October
Central Ohio artist Abby Feinknopf exhibits a new collection of acrylic paintings at Highline Coffee Art Space in Worthington in September and October. An artist reception is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2-4pm.
Previously, Feinknopf worked in fabric collage, until three years ago when she was sidelined with breast cancer. Following treatment, she found herself creatively drained and craving color, so she began painting with bright, bold acrylics.
“I was the kid who couldn’t pick a favorite color of crayon, because I loved them all,” Feinknopf explains. “I still do.”
Always enamored with patterns, especially those found in nature, Feinknopf often incorporates them in her work in one way or another. A proponent of recycling and re-purposing, she sometimes includes the interior sides of security envelopes and other ephemera in her art due to the characteristics of their unique patterns. She recycles her paint as well, using the remaining acrylics on her palette to begin new art. As a result, she’s usually working on several pieces at a time, building layers upon layers as foundations for new paintings.
Graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in English, Feinknopf pursued a corporate career until the mid-1990s, when she decided to stay at home to raise her two boys. Now, as an artist and illustrator who works in acrylics, watercolor, and mixed media, she has shown her art in juried exhibitions throughout Ohio. Her artwork has been published in several magazines and in North Light Books’ Incite: Dreams Realized‒The Best of Mixed Media.
“I’ve been told that my paintings make others happy and that my color choices bring joy,” Feinknopf admits. “That’s what I strive for. I want my art to bring encouragement to others.”
“We’re excited about showing Abby’s beautiful work at the Art Space for the first time,” says Christie Bruffy, owner and manager of Highline Coffee Co. “Part of our mission is to support the central Ohio art community by exhibiting the diverse talents of our area artists.”