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The Gallery @ the Library

Scottsdale Public Art in partnership with the Scottsdale Public Library present exhibitions and educational programming that strengthens awareness of the arts and stimulates community dialogue.


Play Ball: The Arizona Spring Training Experience

Play Ball, the Cactus League Experience explores the history and vitality of spring training in Arizona. The exhibit features never-before-seen archives and memorabilia documenting spring training baseball in Arizona from 1947 to present day. The exhibit also includes the Cactus League Hall of Fame, and the honorees who integrated baseball during spring training.


  January 18, 2017 – April 4, 2017 // Civic Center Gallery




Upcoming Exhibitions:

Summer Exhibition
May 5, 2017 – August 30, 2017  //  The Gallery @ the Library

The Gallery @ the Library
Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Open during regular library hours
480-312-READ (7323)
Library and Gallery Hours
Monday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information about any of these exhibitions or related events and programs, please see
Scottsdale Public Art » The Gallery @ the Library.



The Gallery @ Appaloosa Library


Jeff Slim - Third World Beings: A Prelude to Bilá Ashdlá'

Jeff Slim (Diné) is well known in Arizona for his brightly colored paintings and public murals, which have been put up all over the state. He has exhibited his work in Phoenix, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and South Dakota. His work is a continued quest to understand his Navajo heritage, while integrating his own perspective on contemporary life, with multilayered, color-rich images of human forms, and pop culture references.

This new exhibition of black and white photography at Appaloosa Library presents us with a new medium for Slim. By painting white swirling lines on a nude model, he layers the appearance of energy lines on the body, similar to his paintings. He then photographs the model so the image is somewhat abstracted. This amplifies the feeling of his imagery, giving a new depth of meaning to ancestral traditions and his modern interpretation of Navajo creation stories.


  December 1, 2016 – February 16, 2017  //  Appaloosa Gallery


Upcoming Exhibitions:

Sleight of Hand: Photography by Cherie Buck Hutchison
June 2, 2017 – August 2, 2017  //  Appaloosa Gallery

The Gallery @ Appaloosa Library
Appaloosa Library
7377 E. Silverstone Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Open during regular library hours
480-312-READ (7323)
Library and Gallery Hours
Monday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday closed

For more information about any of these exhibitions or related events and programs, please see
Scottsdale Public Art » The Gallery @ the Library.


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