Exhibitions

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Johnson County Library is proud to share the work of Kansas City metro area visual artists in our library art galleries. We have ten library branches with dedicated art gallery spaces to inspire people of all ages and beautify our libraries. We seek a diverse selection of artwork that inspires, educates and promotes community connection.

Now Showing
Monday, May 6 to Wednesday, August 21, 2024

The inspiration for local artist Amanda Jolley's work comes from an observation of the patterns found in everyday life, and how they complement and often mirror the connections in the brain and processing of the subconscious.

Now Showing
Monday, May 6 to Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Anita Easterwood is a nationally recognized visual artist based in Kansas City. Her portraits are known for their ability to evoke emotion and their unique hatching technique. Her work has been published in American Art Collector and The New York Times.

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Talk about the work...

Now Showing
Monday, May 6 to Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Creative Cloth is a community of artists who share a passion for exploring the limitless possibilities of original fiber art. Members are committed to supporting each other in their artistic journeys.

 

Quilted fiber art in warm colors.

 

 

Past Showing
Monday, May 6, 2024

After retiring from a career in advertising and fine art photography, David Morris now uses a variety of computer software programs to refine and print his work, utilizing A.I. imaging to help further develop his artistic concepts. Enjoy this exhibit until August 21.

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What...

Now Showing
Monday, May 6 to Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Jaylon Goode is a visual artist focused on drawing and painting the human form in a variety of mediums, from digital art to drawings to painting.

 

Tell us about the works on exhibit. What’s the medium? What has inspired their creation? 

All of these were made during a period...

Now Showing
Monday, May 6 to Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Kansas City-based artist Joha Bisone mostly paints in watercolor, enjoying the fluidness and unpredictability of the medium. She creates organic landscapes, often taking inspiring patterns from nature and transforming them into their own world.

 

Introduce yourself and...

Now Showing
Monday, May 6 to Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Remy Wharry is a self-taught Black woman artist and entrepreneur dedicated to expressing her artistic vision of life and beauty through acrylic painting.

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Tell us about the works on exhibit. What’s the medium? What has inspired their creation? 

The works exhibited are...

Now Showing
Monday, May 6 to Wednesday, August 21, 2024

After an accident that injured his dominant hand in the summer of 2016, Taj Mattingly left his career as a graphic designer and illustrator to pursue a new way to tell his stories with artwork. Driven by a focus on technique, Mattingly has pushed to learn new ways of drawing...

Now Showing
Monday, May 6 to Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Terri Pollack paints on brightly colored backgrounds, creating vibrant images and then translating that work into different media such as relief prints.

 

Tell us about the works on exhibit. What’s the medium? What has inspired their creation? 

I'm displaying some portraits...

Past Showing
Friday, March 1 to Sunday, April 21, 2024

Artists Robin VanHoozer and Laurel Defreece found a common thread in their connection to nature. Their mixed media collaboration project, Fate, resulted in a seamless blending of the two artists’ styles and combined themes of nature, history and the future. 

Introduce...