Painting

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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Black Space Black Art is an artists collective started by Natasha Ria El-Scari, owner of the Natasha Ria Art Gallery. The collective matches African American artists to local businesses, in order to broaden the exposure of the artists and the artwork and introduce it within...

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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Educator and painter Eiman Yousif draws artistic inspiration from her cultural experiences in Africa and UAE. Her work is colorful and abstract with a focus on feminism. Eiman’s artwork is on display at the Corinth branch until December 21, 2022.


 


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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Jean Hershey developed as a painter through her years working as a commercial artist. She allows emotions and the subconscious mind to guide her in the creation of abstract pieces with bold color and movement. Hershey’s artwork will be on display at the Shawnee branch until...

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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Former Hallmark executive and trained printmaker Patti Streeper has turned her creative energy toward painting. With a focus on portraits, Patti uses art to tell the stories of women who have made significant contributions to society. Streeper’s artwork is on display at the...

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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Originally from the Philippines, Kansas City based artist Raffaela Malazarte has been experimenting with oil painting since 2000. Her style is greatly influenced by fauvism and impressionism.Raffaela’s choice of colors and brush strokes are very bold, thick and vibrant...

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Monday, May 2 to Sunday, August 21, 2022

Kansas City based artist Benjamin Parks focuses primarily on painting large-scale portraits and figurative work. Benjamin adds personality and life to his realistic pieces through multiple layers and strokes, which represent the emotional history of both subject and painter...

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Monday, May 2 to Sunday, August 21, 2022

Polly McCann is an artist, author, speaker on imagination and the creative practice and founder of Flying Ketchup Press. Polly often draws inspiration for her colorful pieces through her research on the creative subconscious and dreams. McCann’s artwork is on display at the...

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Monday, May 2 to Sunday, August 21, 2022

Kansas City artist and KCAI alumna Terri Pollack draws inspiration for her pieces from the art world around her. Painting brightly colored backgrounds, she creates vibrant images and then crosses her work into different media. Terri’s work is on display at the Oak Park...

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Monday, May 2 to Sunday, August 21, 2022

Xavier Gayden is a KCMO illustrator making watercolor and digital artwork. Using bold shapes, patterns and color, Xavier’s work challenges the viewer to use their abstract mind. Gayden’s artwork is on display at the Antioch branch until August 21, 2022.


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Monday, May 2 to Sunday, August 21, 2022

Zac Bendrick is a painter experimenting with expressionism and abstraction. Using bold strokes and color, Zac creates large-scale pieces representing emotional themes and feelings. Bendrick’s work is on display at the Central Resource branch until August 21, 2022.


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Monday, January 3 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Campbell is a 21-year-old visual artist from Lawrence, Kansas. He has been painting and developing his style from a young age, taking inspiration from renowned painters such as Monet, Van Gogh and Haring. Using his emotional connection to colors and imagery from his...

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Monday, January 3 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Jean McGuire is a Kansas City native and painter. When she returned to painting after a 40 year hiatus, Jean often used her fingers as tools and a limited color range to create. Although her fingers are still a favorite tool, Jean now experiments with different techniques...

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Monday, January 3 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Introduce yourself and describe your work and the media/genre you work in.


Hello, my name is Kathy Liao. I’m a visual artist, an art educator, and an art administrator. My recent paintings and wall drawing installations document the fluid state between experience, memory...

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Monday, January 3 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Self-taught artist Lynell Diggs works in charcoal and acrylic, creating visually stimulating art using vibrant color and movement. Lynell’s focus for his work is to honor his ancestors and inspire those who view it. His work has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball...

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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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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

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

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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Thursday, September 24 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

Kansas City-based artist Zoe Green works "from the human form and everyday life experiences to create opalescent environments that explore our more vulnerable thoughts regarding mortality and aging." She describes her work as "ambiguous" with "strong undertones and...

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Monday, August 31 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

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All of my work is created with intention from a space of meditation and reflection. My hope is that the viewer will be able to connect to and have a visceral response to the work. Does it evoke a memory...

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Friday, August 28 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

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My name is Linda Nickell and I am a local Kansas City artist primarily developing contemporary landscapes using oil and cold wax medium. I enjoy creating art in my studio space located in the...

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Monday, December 30, 2019 to Tuesday, April 21, 2020

After a diagnosis of severe post-traumatic stress disorder in 2011, Michael Schmaltz underwent several therapy sessions involving art. In 2012 he decided to buy oil paint and canvasses and started a series of self-portraits. He paints portraits of women because they can show...

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Friday, November 1 to Saturday, December 21, 2019

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The purpose of my paintings is to create a space where viewers can get lost exploring. My work is centered around mental health, specifically depression and anxiety. Painting is not only a process...

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Kansas-City-born illustrator, painter, ceramicist and part-time junk collector, Dick Daniels is a child of the 50’s who blossomed in the full glare of the psychedelic ‘60’s, influenced by the underground commix movement, abandoned amusement parks, American folk art and cheap...

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Monday, August 26 to Saturday, December 21, 2019

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Hi, my name is Melanie Nolker and I am a full time oil painter here in the Kansas City area. I paint with the colors of Monet, and with a palette knife (a small trowel) instead of a brush. Using...

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Sunday, August 25 to Saturday, December 21, 2019

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My name is Matt Hawkins. I’m a paper toy making, toy designing, illustrating, banjo picking, incessant doodler working away in an attic in Overland Park.I weave humor and energy into bold, whimsical art for humorous and often...

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Monday, July 1 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Artist Statement: Tarot cards have been around since the 15th Century, used for playing games and divination.  Until the invention of the printing press, each deck was drawn by hand.  I have always been fascinated with tarot cards as a tool for introspection.  It was a few...

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Wednesday, May 1 to Friday, June 28, 2019

Chris received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the Kansas City Art Institute, her MA in Art Education and Ceramics from the University of New Mexico and currently teaches at Blue Valley Northwest High School. By day she helps kids dive deeper into the world of ceramics...