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. If you're a local artist interested in submitting your artwork for consideration, learn more here.

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Tuesday, September 7 to Friday, December 31, 2021

 


A Kansas City Art Institute graduate, Joha Bisone lives and works in Kansas City and has participated in numerous local exhibits, group shows and collaborations. Joha’s use of bright color and fluidity reflect a vibrancy and movement inspired by nature, while the...

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Thursday, September 2 to Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Kansas City-based photographer Sylvia Augustus channels her experiences working in Yosemite National Park into a passion for the plight of wild horses. Her images capture the beauty and strength of the wild American equine. We are happy to share an interview with Augustus...

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Wednesday, September 1 to Friday, December 31, 2021

Daniel Baxley is a former firefighter turned artist living and working in Gardner, Kansas. Drawing inspiration from the unconscious, Daniel creates abstract pieces using oil on canvas, mosaic, sculpture and fused glass, often exploring similar themes through the different...

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Wednesday, September 1 to Friday, December 31, 2021

Kansas City native and artist Dylan Carroll views painting as a cathartic experience and takes time to let the canvas speak to him. Carroll elevates acrylic into a three dimensional medium by using tools and objects to lift and manipulate the paint. Dylan can often be found...

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Wednesday, September 1 to Friday, December 31, 2021

Sculptor and Kansas City Art Institute alumna Jennifer Walker has experience with a variety of materials and techniques, showcasing her skill through architectural restoration, new construction and commission work for the Kansas City Art Institute. Her sculptures can also be...

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Wednesday, September 1 to Friday, December 31, 2021

Book illustrator and former creative director for Hallmark, John Keeling specializes in custom portraits. Primarily working in watercolor, John is drawn to the medium for it’s freedom, transparency and unpredictability. His work can also be seen on calendars and greeting...

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Wednesday, September 1 to Friday, December 31, 2021

Nate Hofer is a design director for a creative digital agency and grew up locally during the Cold War era. Inspired by his experiences as a child and by more recent international relations, Nate utilizes aerial photography to explore his fears and hopes for the future of the...

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Wednesday, September 1 to Friday, December 31, 2021

Born in Argentina and based in Kansas City, Sol Anzorena imbues her art with a passion for the environment. Sol has studied at the Universidad de Granada in Spain, Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu in Poland and Faculdade de Artes Plasticas in Brazil. Her studies abroad and...

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Wednesday, September 1 to Friday, December 31, 2021

Local photographer William Toney is a graduate of the University of Missouri and has been awarded residencies with the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Drugstore in Kansas City. Combining found items specific to a neighborhood, floral arrangements and personal objects...

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Friday, January 8 to Friday, April 30, 2021

Local artist and arts educator Ruben Castillo expands on his foundation of drawing into etchings, sculptures and installations examining themes of intimacy through the subject of domestic objects. Quiet scenes of domesticity represent not only the relationships between...