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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 centralgallery.lib@phoenix.gov.


​Current Exhibit

"City Light" Paintings by Allen Garns 
July 22 - August 26

This collection of studio and plein-air paintings by Allen Garns captures familiar locations around Phoenix. At first glance it would seem that his paintings are all about buildings and cities, but Garns says he is actually more interested in the elements that make up the scene -- color, design, shape, contrasts and especially light and shadow.

A First Friday reception with the artist will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on August 5. Live music will be performed by Paul Garns and Rick Hale. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

​Upcoming Exhibit Image of artwork by Kenosha Drucker

"Her Little Machines" Artwork by Kenosha Drucker
September 2 - October 14

A collection of three miniseries by Kenosha Drucker—The Aftermath, The Chimeras, and The Little Machinesthis exhibit offers a glimpse into a world of the artist's own creation. "Perhaps it’s a parallel universe, a dreamscape, an imagining of outer space or the microscopic, or a snapshot of our own world in the distant past or future" says Drucker. "Through the lens of this other place I can explore and escape my own reality."

A First Friday reception with the artist will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on September. 2. Live music will be performed by Mariah Brown, Max Greenwald and Nicholas Villa. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

​Recent Exhibits​

"FACTS OF LIFE Vol. 1" -- Gloria Langer
June 10 - July 16

Langer describes this series of paintings as a reflection on a new reality of fast paced images and information. 

 

 

"Out of This World"Image of painting by artist Dwayen Hall
-- Grant Delph and Dwayne HallImage of sculpture by artist Grant Delph
April 22 - June 4

The genre of Science Fiction fuels, stimulates, and influences the imaginative paintings and sculptures by artists Dwayne Hall and Grant Delph.

 

 


Call for Artists

@Central Gallery - 2017

Burton Barr Central Library is currently seeking proposals for exhibition in its @Central Gallery in 2017. The deadline to submit a proposal is Sunday, Sept. 25. Click here for more information.