City Libraries Closed October 8 for Staff Development

Oct. 4, 2012 “Phoenix Icons: The Art of Our Historic Landmarks,” featuring photographs of more than 30 historic Phoenix landmarks, by Patrick Madigan and Michael Lundgren, will open to the public from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Phoenix City Hall, The Gallery @ City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., First Floor. The exhibit is the second in a series of rotating exhibitions from the city’s historic Municipal Art Collection of 1,000 artworks. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit, on display through March 29, is free to the public. The works in “Phoenix Icons” were commissioned by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program. They include once private homes that have been transformed into public venues and once revered schools reborn as new places to learn. An old department store now houses a restaurant and a former auto showroom emerges as the face of a vibrant downtown park. The Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission and the Historic Preservation Commission have partnered in this exhibition of photographs that feature views of Phoenix’ first century historic landmarks and portraits of our mid-century marvels, the distinctive architecture created after World War II. The gallery is supported by private contributions from businesses and residents throughout the city and region and operated by volunteers. Gallery volunteers must be at least 18 years old and undergo a background check. Selected volunteers will participate in a three-hour training program to learn about the gallery exhibit and the Phoenix Municipal Art Collection. To apply online, visit or call 602-262-4637. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @phxartsculture. Media Contact: Marcie Colpas Ed Lebow 602-262-6164 602-495-0197

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