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Jim Ballinger

Artlink, Inc. will conduct a guided downtown gallery tour on Saturday, November 16, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

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 (Kahler is also Publisher of DPJ).

On Saturday, November 16, Phoenix Art Museum Director James Ballinger will host and guide the tour, which will include three galleries:

  • Willo NorthLa 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 ArtPop 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.

If you go

WhatArtlink Collectors Tour

When:  Saturday, November 16, 1:00-4:00 pm

Where:  Tour departs from the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue

Cost:  $35 per ticket, or two for $60, includes transportation to the galleries, refreshments, and an expert guide.

Buy ticketshttps://artlinkcollectorstournovember2013.eventbrite.com

Featured image: September Collectors Tour, guided by Gabriela Munoz of Phoenix Art Museum.