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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Monday, May 2 to Sunday, August 21, 2022

East coast transplant Cindy Brendzel channels her passion for art and sewing into expressive textiles. Her pieces incorporate fabric layering, stitching and paint. Brendzel’s artwork is on display at the Leawood branch until August 21, 2022. 


 


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Monday, May 2 to Sunday, August 21, 2022

Jess Hogan is founder of Neither/nor Zine Distro, co-founder and organizer of KC Zine Con #7, and an artist working mainly with collage. Their artwork is personal and represents an emotional release, while also creating a sense of community. Hogan’s work is on display at the...

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Monday, May 2 to Sunday, August 21, 2022

Laedan Galicia, aka DINKC, built his artist style through the influence of his dual cultures and his practice of intricately detailed line work and bold illustrations. His work can be seen on interior and street murals and in galleries. Galicia’s artwork is on display at the...

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Monday, May 2 to Sunday, August 21, 2022

Former journalist turned photographer Laura Lloyd creates plant portraits with a historical quality. Using digital tools to alter her photos of native Missouri plants, Laura gives her work warmth and a nostalgic aesthetic. Lloyd’s work is on display at the Gardner branch...

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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

Teale Mayse is an illustrator who works with mixed media and found material to compose images that convey a visual story. He enjoys experimenting and juxtaposing paper to stumble upon an unplanned but happy accident. In turn, this method keeps his process fresh. He has a BFA...

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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

Angie Pickman is a Lawrence, Kansas cut paper artist and graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. The silhouette animation of artist Lotte Reiniger and Angie’s love of nature inspired her to create a technique combining traditional paper cutting with...