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@Central Gallery

Located on the first floor of Burton Barr Central Library, @Central Gallery presents fine art exhibitions featuring the work of Arizona artists not currently represented by a gallery. It is open to the public during normal library hours and First Fridays. For more information, email

Current Exhibit

PieceWork -- Artwork by Bob Allen and Dawn Conry 
August 23 - October 11, 2019

Image of artwork by Bob AllenBob Allen makes art as a way to re-imagine the world and make surprising connections beyond the obvious. He likes to find a curious juxtaposition, give it another context and then create fresh & original work from it.

Image of artwork by Dawn ConroyDawn Conry challenges images you see in advertisements and imagines a different story. Can a teddy bear live in space? Would a shark dance ballet in the mountains? Can an ancient terracotta statue have visions of a distant future? Her intention is to let images change by helping them speak their new story. She imagines the image is asking for a change and then works to make that a reality.

Join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 for a First Friday reception with electronic music by The Spider Institute. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library. 


Recent Exhibits

Architectural Reflections -- Photographs by Nancy MiillerImage of photograph by Nancy Miiller
July 5 - August 16, 2019

In Architectural Reflections, photographer Nancy Miiller uses architecture as a canvas. The reflected objects are other buildings living separately from each other and in opposing and various directions. What is reflected is a whole new world on a static surface; the buildings collide and warp upon each other throwing off depth and perspective.

AImage of painting by Sydney Volkmorphous -- Paintings by Sydney Volk 
May 10 - June 28, 2019

Describing her creative process, artist Sydney Volk says, "I am compelled to paint, the canvas calls to me but I often don’t have a predetermined outcome for the final piece. I let the paint move and mix and let whatever comes out, come out. It’s an exercise in being part of the chaos, in seeing that there is no real control and letting myself go into it."

Call for AltarsImage: Call for Altars - Dia de los Muertos 2018

Día de los Muertos 2019

Burton Barr Central Library is seeking proposals for self-made altars inspired by the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition for an exhibit at its @Central Gallery.  The exhibit will be on display October 13 through November 1, 2019. 
Proposals will be accepted Monday, July 15 through 5 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019.

Submission instructions. 


Call for Artists - 2020Image: Call for Artists 2019

Burton Barr Central Library is seeking proposals for @Central Gallery exhibitions in 2020. Proposals will be accepted Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, 2019.

Submission instructions.


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