Exhibitions

An illustration of many exhibition picture frames

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
Saturday, June 13 to Sunday, August 9, 2015

Kansas City, MO, artist Spenser Albertsen’s paintings are influenced by the “grand gestures, the texture, the bright, almost invasive color palates” of modern and postmodern art. Albertsen, who attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated with a major in...

Past Showing
Saturday, June 13 to Sunday, August 9, 2015

In the artist’s words:


My “day job” is capturing people’s personalities in portraits for corporations, fundraising events and personal photos. But when I’m traveling I’m always on the lookout for the oddities that man creates to express himself. I have several ...

Past Showing
Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, August 23, 2015

Brad Sneed was brought up on a farm in Newton, KS, which provided a rich start for the young artist. He used objects around the family farm as themes for his art and referenced animals and other farm equipment as inspiration for his drawings and paintings. Sneed had varied...

Past Showing
Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, August 23, 2015

In 2012 three friends – a poet, a fabric artist and an embroiderer – decided to collaborate on a creative work. Working from prompts, they met several times presenting, discussing and revising their works. Shown in Wichita and Kansas City in 2013, their work led them to a...