I first encountered encountered Hawkes Crystal at a pop-up shop at the Columbus Museum of Art. The shop sat on a sunny day in Derby Court. You couldn’t miss the sparkling crystal under the glass ceiling. These were not your standard crystal pieces. It was clear this cut glass work was that of a master craftsman. And in fact, I soon learned of Hawkes Crystal’s owner & Brilliant Master Cutter, Aidan Scully.
We are pleased to announce that Hawkes Crystal is now available at Argo & Lehne Jewelers. The collection will make you swoon & remember the luxuries of brilliant pasts. The romance of each piece is etched in craftsmanship. We love how Hawkes Crystal has taken the original T.G. Hawkes & Company patterns of past and has created gorgeous contemporary pieces perfect for interiors of today. (more…)Continue Reading
We are excited to share the work of Brittni Hall in our Art at Argo’s Winter exhibit, “Ethereal Flora”. When we first saw Brittni’s work it was an instant connection. We love the vibrant color and impasto brush strokes to her paintings. They truly reach out and pull you in. The timing seemed perfect to release her work during Valentine’s season as the essence of romance is truly captured in her seductive paintings.Continue Reading
Many months ago, I was approached by long time customers of Argo & Lehne about an artist they thought might be a great add to Art at Argo’s. They apologized for not knowing exactly how to describe her work and expressed I needed to see it to understand. Intrigued, I asked them to bring an example.
Shortly after, they returned with their friend and artist, Valerie Dunning Edwards. They set down a few of her three dimensional sculptures and I was floored. These pieces were beautiful, whimsical and really pulled at my emotions! They embodied movement & nature and were made from the simplest of mediums, paper. We all agreed this was a great place to display her work and I am so honored to share her artwork, passion and breathtaking way she captures nature in our Winter Art at Argo’s Exhibit, “The Power of Paper & the Color of Paint” – on display and for purchase from Nov. 6th – Jan. 20th.
Tina’s work may look familiar. She submitted 3 of her pastel pieces to our very first Art at Argo’s Call For Entry in 2015. You definitely wouldn’t be the only one who liked her work. She received in total, 141 votes from our Facebook followers! We enjoyed her work so much that we asked her to exhibit, and we are grateful for her kind acceptance.Continue Reading
Back in the summer of 2016, we exhibited the beautiful paintings of Frances McEwan Monfort, the sister and protege of local artist Michael McEwan. Since we loved her work so much, it only made sense that we would look for more of Michael’s students to display here at Argo’s–which brings us to the wonderful paintings of John Wilson. John’s impressionistic landscapes are truly charming and bring warmth to our store.
About John Wilson
John was born in Big Stone Gap, a small coal mining town in Southwest Virginia. He received his doctorate in cancer epidemiology from Roswell Park Cancer Center and the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY. His professional career has taken him from New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington DC, Georgia, West Virginia, Tennessee and finally to Ohio, where he worked at the James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University.
Water’s Edge, 40″ x 30″
It was at the Columbus Museum of Art Women’s Board luncheon at Scioto Country Club when I first heard about Suzanne Robinson. I had inquired about local artists known for their landscape paintings and a few had mentioned the beauty of Suzanne’s work. I was able to find her website and was very taken by her subtle landscapes.
Once we finally met, I knew that her work would be a perfect fit for Argo & Lehne’s: Art at Argo’s. Now, I sit at my desk and look up at her paintings and it is as if they were meant to be here all along.
Autumn in Central Ohio
About the Artist
Vivian came to us as a customer in June. As she admired the works in our Art at Argo’s: “Impressions of Light and Landscape” by Frances McEwan Monfort, we discussed her own paintings. I learned that Vivian is an accomplished artist of varied subject matter. She works in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil (sometimes combining media), always striving to achieve beauty in each medium through her emotional use of color and tone.
“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known”. –Oscar Wilde
When we started planning “Art at Argo’s,” a Facebook contest for local Columbus artists, we didn’t know what would happen. But we took a leap of faith and we’re pleased that we did!
The submissions were outstanding, with a wide variety of unique and interesting artistic styles. We were reminded how much amazing local talent there is here in Columbus. Thanks to all who shared their local art with Argo & Lehne and our Facebook community! You can see all the submissions in our Art at Argo’s Facebook Gallery.
Born in 1920 in a small village in Hungry, Alfred Tibor has lived an expansive life. From the ferocity of a Russian battlefield to the brutality of a Siberian prison camp to the adventure of his life in the U.S., Tibor has experienced all of human emotion, cataloged it within himself, and delivers it to the world through his sculpture.
As spring approaches residents of Upper Arlington and Dublin look forward to the completion of sculpture installations of Tibor’s graceful and up-lifting works.
Visit us in the store or online to browse many of Tibor’s sculptures.