Jim Ballinger, The Sybil Harrington director of the Phoenix Art Museum, will receive the 8th annual Shelley Award at the 32nd Governor’s Arts Awards. Ballinger is considered a nationally respected arts advocate and visionary who has guided the museum’s physical growth and extensive reach,

The award, named in honor of former Arizona Commission on the Arts Executive Director Shelley Cohn, is presented to an individual who has advanced the arts through strategic and innovative work in creating or supporting public policy beneficial to the arts in Arizona.

Ballinger’s award will be presented at the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards on Wednesday, March 6, when honorees will be recognized in six categories for their substantial and outstanding contribution to arts and culture statewide. The event takes place at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. Tickets are $150 and include hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, the awards ceremony and dessert.

For more information and to register visit www.governorsartsawards.org.


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