Painting

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Thursday, January 10 to Sunday, April 21, 2019

Influenced primarily by John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt, Kansas City-based painter Marcia Streepy enjoys the challenges of "plein air," or outdoor, painting. Her work depicts scenes of the natural world and city life painted on location. Whether she is applying oil...

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Sunday, August 25 to Saturday, December 21, 2019

Introduce yourself and describe your work.


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, August 26 to Saturday, December 21, 2019

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


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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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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Wednesday, May 1 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

I think of my drawings as specimens that have not yet been identified, as in they are abstract organic forms based on textures found in nature with an emphasis on mark making and mapping out larger spaces to find potential areas for detail and elaboration.


My paintings...

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Saturday, January 9 to Friday, May 20, 2016

Born in Sydney, Australia in 1938, Phillip Dizick moved to the United States in 1960 and settled in California. For roughly a decade he was involved in education as an art teacher for youth of all ages, sharing his knowledge on sculpting, ceramics, painting and drawing...

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Thursday, June 1 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sara Slaughter is a painter. For Slaughter, her role as an artist is "to bring some inspiration and beauty to people who might otherwise not have it." To understand Slaughter's practice more, we asked her a series of questions before the exhibition. The following are her...

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Monday, January 7 to Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sophia Reed’s work challenges the traditional function of portraiture by creating an unusual perspective that incorporates scenes from everyday life. She primarily uses unusual framing techniques to lead the viewer toward a visual experience that explores art history, the...

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Monday, May 7 to Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Melodic and aggressive, abrasive and pretty, political and universal, the music and visual art of Sterling Witt has many starting points. In addition to writing catchy, rocking and thought-provoking tunes, Witt is an accomplished painter whose visual work is as vibrant as...

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Thursday, February 1 to Sunday, April 22, 2018

TIME is the only constant that continually changes. Depending on who you ask, there's either too much TIME or never enough. Whether it's reflecting on the past, looking to the future or exploring the here and now, Johnson County Library is investing in TIME this spring featuring ceramics by Dick Daniels, painting by Nicole Emanuel, photographs by Ken Thompson and 100 Years of Dress from the De De DeVille Collection.