May 3, 2013, the First Friday Artwalk in downtown Phoenix offers a full menu for the art-hungry soul, including Artlink’s 15th Annual Juried Exhibition.
The works of fifteen Arizona artists were chose by three jurors: Arizona State University Art Museum Curator, Gordon Knox; local Phoenix artist, Angela Ellsworth; and critic and curator Robert Pela. The highlights, according to Robert Pela, “Included a large-scale painting by Valerie Hunt, inspired by the drawings used in Dr. Seuss books, and Constance McBride's sculptures of old women with dementia. As ever, it was wonderful to discover several new artists, and to see what established artists are making these days.” Artlink organizes the yearly event to promote the work of local artists, and provide them the opportunity to reach a greater public. The exhibit opened First Friday, May 3, 6-10pm and will run through Third Friday, May 17, 6-9PM. Admission is free. The Artlink A. E. England Gallery is located at 424 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Civic Space Park, in the A. E. England Building.
The fifteen artists featured in this show are Michael Joel Denson, Denise L. Fleisch, Kristin Forbes-Mullane, John Hyde, Jessica Jackson, Elizabeth Katz, Maggie Keane, Peter Brian Klein, Constance McBride, Lacey Shelton, Ray Skeet, Kenneth Steimle, Rossitza Todorova, Mohan Toopal, and Carol Ann Wagner.