We’re very pleased to announce that Jim Ballinger, Director of Phoenix Art Museum, will be our official host and guide. Tour participants will gain intimate access to three distinctive downtown galleries and have a chance to talk with the artists and curators one-on-one.
“I look forward to the chance to share with people some of the outstanding work being done locally,” said Ballinger. “This is a relaxing and informative way to learn more about these artists and their work. My wife, Linda, and I both live and work downtown, so it is exciting to see the continued increase in arts activities and the growing high quality of our regional artists.”
“The purpose of the Artlink Collectors Tours is to promote the range and quality of work being created and exhibited in downtown Phoenix, and make it accessible to emerging and established collectors,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink President.
On Saturday, November 16, Phoenix Art Museum Director James Ballinger will host and guide the tour, which will include three galleries:
- Willo North – La Figura, a new body of work by painter Hugo Medina focused on the human figure.
- eye lounge – Family Portraits: The Demography of Us, a group show by eye lounge artists using the framework of the family portrait.
- R. Pela Contemporary Art – Pop and Circumstance II: new work by Janet de Berge Lange, Kim Forbes-Mullane, and Peter Mars. This 25th anniversary exhibition of the 1998 show, Pop and Circumstance depicts, in assemblage and paintings, pop iconography and themes of empowered women.
What: Artlink Collectors Tour
When: Saturday, November 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Tour departs from the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue
Tickets: $35 per ticket, or two for $60, includes transportation to the galleries and light refreshments
Purchase online: https://artlinkcollectorstournovember2013.eventbrite.com
About Artlink Artlink, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, business and the public to better understand, appreciate and support a thriving arts community in downtown Phoenix. Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events happening throughout the year and also operates the A.E. England Gallery, which is committed to showcasing the talents of new and emerging local artists. Ongoing community projects include, support of the First Fridays Art Walk, the country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; Artlink Collectors Tours, specially selected guided gallery tours; an annual Juried Exhibition; and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. Artlink’s year-round activities are supported by Phoenix Art Museum, Dunn Transportation, Snell & Wilmer, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Community Alliance, The Torosian Foundation, Downtown Voices Coalition, Grand Avenue Merchants Association, Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Center for the Arts, 6th Avenue Gallery, Urban Affair and Invexi Web Development.
You’re invited to an exclusive tour of three acclaimed Phoenix galleries. (Review full announcement here.)
On January 18th, Artlink’s Collectors Tour program is kicking off the new year robustly with Robrt Pela, a fascinating cultural polymath, guiding you to three galleries for intimate conversations with the curators and artists.
Buy your tickets now to reserve your place on the Tour here: http://collectorstourphoenix.eventbrite.com/
Bentley Gallery has now consolidated into its downtown Phoenix location. John Reyes will take you through that process and explain the literally manifold beauty of the current show, “Mark Pomilio / Jeremy Thomas” along with remarks from artist Mark Pomilio.
monOrchid Gallery’s new curator, Justin Germain, has created quite a buzz in his first few exhibits. He and two artists will be on hand to share their insights with you: photographer Linda Ingraham’s unique project “Off the Beaten Path: A Departure From The Norm” and Matt Dougan’s personal retrospective “As the Crow Flies.”
Willo North Gallery presents “Youth: New Work by Bob Adams,” his first solo show in 20 years, with Bob explaining what inspired him to re-enter this world.
Refreshments will be served. Just park your car at Phoenix Art Museum and join us for three interesting hours exploring the best of contemporary art.