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
Saturday, January 9 to Sunday, May 15, 2016

​Studio 7 features the textile and mixed media works by regional artists: Barbara Brackman, Georgann Eglinski, Linda Frost, Carol Gilham-Jones, Elnora Nokes and Deb Rowden. This exhibition was made possible through a partnership InterUrban ArtHouselocated in downtown Overland Park, Kansas.

Past Showing
Saturday, September 12 to Sunday, December 20, 2015

Anthony Pack is a full-time artist living in Overland Park, KS. His 3-D mixed media creations are built by hand, entirely of recycled materials. Pack combs antique malls, thrift shops, and estate sales to find the cast-off items that will become his work.


After earning a...

Past Showing
Saturday, September 12 to Sunday, December 20, 2015

References to domesticity, ceremonies, loss and personal narratives are just a few of the many elements you might find in  Jeff Tackett’s work. Tackett creates his conceptually-based installations that reference environments such as medical labs, wedding ceremonies and...

Past Showing
Saturday, September 12 to Sunday, December 20, 2015

Rowdy Rounders is a group comprised of six members of Starlight Quilters Guild. They enjoy what are called “Round Robin” quilts. At the beginning of each year they choose a theme for a new Round Robin project. Each member makes a center – or central theme – block. The next...

Past Showing
Saturday, September 12 to Sunday, December 20, 2015

The ole adage “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” is easily applied to local artist Ben Hawkins. He collects the tossed away and discarded, and transforms them into sculptures. Taking objects of the everyday and arranging them in whimsical forms, Hawkins’ assemblage...

Past Showing
Sunday, August 30 to Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso (/pɪˈkɑːsoʊ, -ˈkæsoʊ/;[2] Spanish: [ˈpaβlo piˈkaso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture,[3][4] the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.

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

Artist Aaron Sutton describes his work as “multi-cultural afro cosmic.” His formative years were exposed to sci-fi and horror and influenced by comics, video games and heavy metal artwork. “In 1986, I remember seeing the movie, Legend, going home and drawing the demon/devil...

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

Using copper and silver, Lisa Coyan skillfully manipulates metal to create ornate designs that maintain the characteristics of the stones with which she is working. Many of these stones are hand selected for their rough-hewn qualities and naturally occurring elegance.   

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