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.

Past Showing
Tuesday, December 1 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

Rachel Hubbard Kline is an art educator and artist in her hometown Kansas City, MO. With a background in fashion and art history, she explores relationships of fine art and craft in the disciplines of drawing, painting, ceramics and fiber. Hubbard draws on her Midwestern...

Past Showing
Wednesday, October 21 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

Taking inspiration from Iranian architecture influenced by Islamic philosophy and decorative patterns, artist Nazanin Amiri Meers creates large scale installations and 2D work. Trained in textile design and print, Nazanin uses various techniques and media to explore privacy...

Past Showing
Wednesday, September 30 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

Stephanie Lanter is a Kansas-based artist working in clay, fiber, mixed media, and most recently, words. Lanter received a MFA from Ohio University in Athens and currently teaches Ceramics at Emporia State University. She has had residencies at Red Lodge Clay Center...

Past Showing
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...

Past Showing
Monday, September 14 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

Tara Booth is a multidimensional artist that is rooted in ceramics. Her work is a manifestation of digestion through the female body, both physically and mentally. Booth is originally from Michigan and has lived in many areas of the country. Her work has been exhibited...

Past Showing
Monday, August 31 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

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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...

Past Showing
Monday, August 31 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

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I’m Kathryne Grimm and I’m an award-winning and nationally exhibited fine art conceptual figurative photographer and queer trans disability activist. My photography is dramatic, sorrowful, and...

Past Showing
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...

Past Showing
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...

Past Showing
Friday, August 28 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

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My name is Scout and I work with a camera! I have lived in Kansas City all my life and I typically make work about things like family, memory, grief, domestic space, but quite honestly amidst such...