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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

Twirling Present, Colorful Future -- Jill Centino
Variegated -- Melissa Schleuger
June 16 - August 31, 2018

Jill Centino's paintings are some form of life's various personal quotations. In this series, she sees each painting as a kind of codex.

Melissa Schleuger begins her paintings without preconceived influence and continues by following the lead of brush strokes and colorful acrylics. Her mark-making is influenced by her studies in Chinese abstract and interest in architectural photography. Colors are selected at random.

​Upcoming Exhibit

Abstract Metamorphosis -- Swapna DasCharcoal drawing by Swapna Dass
September 7 - October 12, 2018

Swapna Das says her art encompasses her profound belief that spirituality and creativity are intertwined. In this series of charcoal drawings, she examines the Buddhist concept of Ten Worlds.

Join the artist for a First Friday reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Live music will be performed by sitarist J.J. Krayeski from SPK Academy. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

​Recent Exhibits​"Before Time 9" painting by Shelley Whiting

Before Time -- Shelley Whiting
June 2 - July 14, 2017

In this series of paintings, artist Shelley Whiting explores the concept of preexistence.  Her hope is to make viewers wonder, “What was life like before time existed?”


carolina-escobar-IMG_3354__lowres-200px.jpgMapping -- Carolina Escobar
April 21 - May 26, 2017

Carolina Escobar's images are inspired by years of living in the desert infused with many years spent in the tropics.  Her drawings are an exploration of color, each beginning with a familiar desert plant morphed into tropical plants, flowers, architectural structures—some even take on a human quality.



Proposals for exhibition in 2019 will be accepted Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, 2018. Click here for prospectus and submission instructions.

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