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@Central Gallery@Central Gallery<div class="ExternalClass1B06EDBAF411483DA42D772FBB979046"><p>The @Central Gallery, located on the 1st floor of <a href="/locations/burton-barr" target="_blank">Burton Barr Central Library</a>, is dedicated to supporting, sustaining, and strengthening the community by promoting local artists. The gallery's mission is to showcase a wide diversity of creative expression and create an opportunity for artists to exhibit and gain recognition in the community. It is open during <a href="/locations/burton-barr">regular library hours</a>.<br></p><h2><strong>Current Exhibit<br></strong></h2><p></p><h2><em>Conveyance Into Light</em> <br>by Katharine Leigh Simpson<br></h2><h4>January 29 to March 16, 2024</h4><p style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#333333;font-family:arial, helvetica, verdana;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em style="background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.85);color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"><br>Conveyance Into Light</em><span style="background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.85);color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"> by Katharine Leigh Simpson is a short, visual exploration of the grieving process and the cyclical nature of renewing life energy. This concept is presented through the visual interpretation of a whale, symbolic of an angel descending from the heavens to</span><span style="background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.85);color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"> gather the souls of the deceased and return them to the stars. Various fine art works that are ins</span><span style="background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.85);color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;">piration to the visual aesthetic of the story will be on display in @ Central Gallery, including the Whale and Birds (puppets) themselves. </span><br></p><p>See this story come to life with live musical accompaniment by Mario Yniguez and Tony Obr on Sunday, March 10 in Pulliam Auditorium at <a href="/locations/burton-barr">Burton Barr Central Library​</a>. This video presentation and live performance will be approximately 20 minutes in length and begin at 2pm and 3pm. </p><p style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#333333;font-family:arial, helvetica, verdana;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/event/11431493" target="_blank" style="color:#2954d1;box-sizing:border-box;">Learn more.</a> </p><h3>About the Artist</h3><p>Katharine Leigh Simpson is a fine arts and installation artist. She creates both two-dimensional and textural works as well as performance pieces to express energy, wave forms, and life’s impermanence. Combining organic materials found in nature together with paper and other traditional fine art mediums, Katharine captures this energy and translate it into sculptural expressions. The dualistic qualities of strength and fragility in the materials themselves echo impermanence, while at the same time, allude to their transformative properties.<br></p>​<br></div>

 

 

 

 

Works by Katharine Leigh Simpson on view now.Works by Katharine Leigh Simpson on view now.https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/images/Libraries/BBCL/Central Gallery/Exhibits/Conveyance Into Light by Katharine Leigh Simpson/CentralGallery_ConveyanceIntoLightbyKatharineLeighSimpson_sky_web.jpg669
Works by Katharine Leigh Simpson on view now.Works by Katharine Leigh Simpson on view now.https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/images/Libraries/BBCL/Central Gallery/Exhibits/Conveyance Into Light by Katharine Leigh Simpson/CentralGallery_ConveyanceIntoLightbyKatharineLeighSimpson_whale-sketch_web.jpg670
Enjoy a diverse series of exhibits in this serene space.Enjoy a diverse series of exhibits in this serene space.https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/images/Libraries/BBCL/Central Gallery/CentralGallery-LongView_web.jpg441
Visit the @Central Gallery at Burton Barr Central Library.Visit the @Central Gallery at Burton Barr Central Library.https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/images/Libraries/BBCL/Central Gallery/CentralGallery-Sign_web.jpg440