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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

Painting by Diego PerezThe Laughter Garden -- Diego Pérez
November 9, 2018 - January 4, 2019

Diego Pérez is an artist originally from Mexico whose focus is on humor, irony, and traditional techniques.  He considers it important to modify the legitimisation of art and the usual approach of admiration and respect of the art piece by questioning the environment and by using irony and sarcasm.

Join us for a First Friday closing reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

 

​Upcoming Exhibit  

Caught Between Two Worlds -- Elizabeth Pineda 
January 11 - March 1, 2019

Originally from Mexico City, Elizabeth Z. Pineda’s photography focuses on controversial issues, giving voice to those who often exist in society's shadow. Caught between Two Worlds captures double-exposed images of immigration in the US fusing landscape and people, asking the viewer to carefully examine not just the images, but the issue itself. 

Join us for a First Friday reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. The reception is supported by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

 

Recent Exhibit

Día de los MuertosPhoto of a Dia de los Muertos altar
October 15 - November 2, 2018

An exhibit of handmade-made altars inspired by the Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead tradition. 

 

 

 

Charcoal drawing by Swapna Dass
Abstract Metamorphosis -- Swapna Das
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.

 

 

 

Image of painting by Jill Centino


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.

Image of painting by Melissa Schleuger
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.


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