Arts and Culture

Looking to enjoy some local art? See our Exhibitions.

Artists Barry Anderson, Jose Faus and Cristina Albu are exhibiting at Central Resource Library this fall. In this panel discussion they’ll provide perspectives on their current works, their journey to this point in their careers plus new works on the horizon. Gain insight into the complexity and depth of their work as they discuss taking risks and navigating their ideas, as well as responding to comments and questions from the audience. Moderated by Mo Dickens. A reception with light refreshments will be held 6 - 6:30 pm.

Venture into Optics is a collection of abstract, video, 2-D...

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Join a poet and an illustrator in conversation about the melding of their crafts. K.W. Peery and Bruce McLain met at a poetry reading, formed a friendship and developed a strong working relationship. McLain has illustrated four of Peery’s poetry collections. You’ll hear about how they develop their individual crafts and how they’ve learned to work together to create cohesive work.


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Engage mind, body, and spirit as you prepare for the emotionally energetic winter holidays. Here’s an opportunity to express your creative side while sidestepping seasonal stresses. You can expect to get a little messy, and enjoy yourself a lot. Supplies provided.

Presented by Sherri Jacobs of Heartland Art Therapy.

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Local writers Brian Daldorph, Martha Gershun and Lori Stratton will share their winning stories from our creative writing contest. There will be time for discussion of the stories, the influences behind their work, and each will touch on their own approach to the craft of writing.

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Johnson County Genealogical Society helps you discover many research resources. Society meetings cover business items and training sessions. Learn about the workings of the JCGS as well as specific genealogy research topics.

January: How to Date Old Photographs, Midwest Genealogy Center
February: “Broke but not out of luck” – Exploring Bankruptcy Records for Genealogy, Jennifer Audsley-Moore, National Archives Kansas City
April: Heraldry and Genealogy: The Truth Behind Your “Family” Coat of Arms, Angela Fields

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