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From Living Room To Local Legend: New Book Traces History of Artlink

Credit Courtesy/Karen Thompson
Artlink's second home at 1030 Broadway, sporting its iconic neon signage.

Artlink Contemporary Gallery maintains a vibrant presence on the Fort Wayne arts scene, and it all began in one art lover's living room, back in the 1970's.

Karen Thompson traces this history in her new book, "Art in the City: An Artist Looks at the Gallery Movement in Fort Wayne: Artlink."

WBOI's Julia Meek met with Thompson to discuss the era, its advocates, and the impact this movement has had.

Credit Courtesy/Karen Thompson
Thompson's new book is "dedicated to all the artists young and old who keep the enchantment alive."

"Art in the City" is available for purchase at Artlink Contemporary Gallery, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and  Crestwoods Gallery in Roanoke  

Book Signing Information:

@  Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

@ Artlink's Members Show
Friday, July 15th, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bruce Linker and Betty Fishman will be present at both book signing events.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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