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New Exhibition "Gems from the Burton Barr Library Art Collection" Now OpenNew Exhibition "Gems from the Burton Barr Library Art Collection" Now Open<div class="ExternalClass2D200B97F70A4437A0C5F6A61B4FF8C4"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>The art exhibition "Gems from the Burton Barr Library Art Collection," which highlights seventeen artworks from the Burton Barr Central Library, is now on view at The Gallery @ City Hall, 200 W. Washington Street.<br><br>From the majestic southwest landscapes of Ed Mell, to the vivid and groundbreaking work of Fritz Scholder, the art collection at the Burton Barr Central Library is truly stunning. Shown in one space for the first time, these works are typically hung on walls throughout the library's five floors. Together, these artistic gems accentuate the history, beauty, and grandeur of Phoenix's rich cultural landscape.<br><br>Artists included in the exhibition are Shonto Begay, George Elbert Burr, Marc Chagall, Ronald Cruickshank, John Farnsworth, Dale Kennington, Merrill Mahaffey, Ed Mell, Joan Miró, Gayle Novak, Howard Post, Genevieve Reckling, Pat Scheurich, and Fritz Scholder.<br><br>Located on the ground floor of City Hall, The Gallery @ City Hall is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The artwork will be on display until May 25, 2018.<br><br>The Gallery @ City Hall is supported and operated by the Friends of Phoenix Public Art. The Friends of Phoenix Public Art is currently looking for new Gallery volunteers.  Selected volunteers will participate in a ninety-minute training program to learn about the gallery exhibits and works in the Phoenix Municipal Art Collection.  For more information, email: <a href="mailto:poacvolunteer@gmail.com">poacvolunteer@gmail.com</a></p><p><strong><br>About Friends of Phoenix Public Art</strong></p><p>The mission of Friends of Phoenix Public Art, a non-profit organization, is to support the maintenance and restoration of the Municipal Art Collection of the city of Phoenix, through fundraising, education, and advocacy.  "Friends" manages the Gallery @ City Hall and presents educational programming about citywide public art projects. For more information visit <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1347074/341392/20592/3/">www.friendsofphoenixpublicart<strong>.</strong>org</a></p><p><strong><br>About Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture </strong></p><p>The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, established by the Phoenix City Council in 1985, works to foster a sense of cultural identity, celebrate diversity and ensure an outstanding quality of community life. The Public Art Program was established in 1986 to improve the design of the city's buildings, spaces and infrastructure.  The Office is advised by the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission.  For more information on the Office of Arts and Culture, visit <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1347074/341392/1100/6/">phoenix.gov/arts</a> or call 602-262-4637.  Follow the Office on Facebook: www.facebook.com​/phxofficeofartsandculture and Twitter <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1347074/341392/20594/10/">@phxarts_culture</a>.</p><p><strong><br>About Phoenix Public Library</strong></p><p>Phoenix Public Library is a system of 16 branch libraries and the Burton Barr Central Library.  For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1347074/341392/2299/11/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>. Follow them on Twitter at <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1347074/341392/2300/12/">twitter.com/phxlibrary</a>,Instagram at <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1347074/341392/15871/13/">instagram.com/phoenixpubliclibrary </a> and "like" them on Facebook at <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1347074/341392/5411/14/">facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary</a>.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>9/11/2017 10:30:00 PMMatthew Heil602-534-0108