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@CENTRAL Gallery Features “Spirits of the West”@CENTRAL Gallery Features “Spirits of the West”<div class="ExternalClass2C8DC64ED9A54252AD549EDAC5C5B5F6"><p>Phoenix Public Library will host "Spirits of the West," a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Stu Braks and Barb Janson, May 29 – July 31 at Burton Barr Central Library's @Central Gallery, 1221 N. Central Ave.  An opening reception with the artists will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 5.  The reception is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.  </p><p>Stu Braks, a full time artist and founder of StuARTdrums, combines his passions of drumming, art and the old west by creating one-of-a-kind hand-painted drums.  His accolades include 1st and 3rd place wins at the Phippen Museum Western Art Shows in Prescott, AZ, selection as the Sonoran Arts League's 2012 Artist of the Year and several ribbons from the Glendale Arts Council and the AZ State Fair Fine Art Competitions.</p><p>Barb Janson is an award winning fiber artist with works in private collections from Arizona to Australia. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Missouri and has always worked in the world of visual arts. Barb is a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates, American Quilter's Society, IACP and the Arizona Quilters Guild. </p><p>For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit <a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>.  Phoenix Public Library is a system of 16 branch libraries and the Burton Barr Central Library.  Follow us on Twitter at <a href="http://www.twitter.com/phxlibrary">twitter.com/phxlibrary</a> and "like" us on Facebook at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary">facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary</a>.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><img alt="Artwork by Stu Braks" src="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Locations/BurtonBarr/PublishingImages/Gallery/Crow-Brave-Drum_lowres-200x200px.jpg" style="margin:5px;vertical-align:baseline;" /> </p><p>​​<img alt="Artwork by Barb Janson" src="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Locations/BurtonBarr/PublishingImages/Gallery/Pueblo-to-Pueblo-detail_lowres-200x300px.jpg" style="margin:5px;vertical-align:baseline;" /><br></p></div>5/12/2015 3:00:00 PMLee FranklinPhoenix Public Library602-534-2025