An illustration of many exhibition picture frames

Provocative. Exquisite. Curious. Captivating. Magnifique! Talented local artists supply us with some amazing art. Come into your neighborhood Library and see what's hanging around. Bring an espresso, speak a little French, munch on a baguette and you'll swear you're at the Louvre!

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Kris Devlin
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 to Sunday, Apr 21, 2019

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

Hello My Name is Kris Devlin

I was born in NJ in 1979.  I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in painting in 2008 with a partial scholarship funded by Hallmark.  During the day...

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Kwanza Humphrey
Monday, Jan 7, 2019 to Sunday, Apr 21, 2019

Kwanza Humphrey has been painting for over 25 years. A lifelong resident of Kansas City, Humphrey calls his artistic process a “human centered design approach.” Through his portraits, Humphrey scratches below the surface to show the essence and emotion of humanity. As he states about his...

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Sophia Reed
Monday, Jan 7, 2019 to Sunday, Apr 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...

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Joseph Jurkiewicz
Monday, Jan 7, 2019 to Sunday, Apr 21, 2019

Joe Jurkiewicz is a visual artist whose paintings explore themes of desire, loneliness, anxiety and exaltation. Pulling influences from street art and fashion illustration, he creates perplexing surreal imagery developed in sketchbooks, where he explores new ideas, mark making and surrounding...

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Ken Dela
Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 to Sunday, Apr 21, 2019

Currently the Art Director at The Culture House in Olathe, KS, Ken Dela’s main passion, aside from his own art, is mentoring young artists. He experiments with different media and is stylistically versatile. Whether it’s street art or more detailed portrait...

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No Divide KC
Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 to Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

Artists of color, immigrant or refugee artists, LGBTQ artists, artists working through mental health struggles all bring unique perspectives to the discussion of culture and creativity. No Divide KC in partnership with the Johnson County Library proudly ...

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John Kline
Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 to Friday, Dec 21, 2018

Kansas City artist John Kline’s work focuses on imagination, belief and desire. Calling himself “ambidextrous with styles”, Kline’s art explores themes of the old masters. His work covers everything from landscapes and portraits and pop art to surrealism and abstract expressionism.  As he states...

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Stowers Institute
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 to Friday, Dec 21, 2018

Stowers researchers pursue basic biomedical research using model organisms to uncover fundamental knowledge about living systems and enable the application of those insights to improve human health. Often, science and art intersect in stunning visual displays.  While scientific images convey...

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Leslie Norman Hubble
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 to Friday, Dec 21, 2018

Leslie Norman Hubble’s work is inspired by content that disturbs her. She then constructs or manipulates those ideas into aesthetic images and objects.  She works to express a truth and raise questions about “mind and body, as well as concepts of time, culture, and technology.”


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Glyneisha Johnson
Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 to Friday, Dec 21, 2018

Glyneisha Johnson is a recent graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute’s Painting department. She is also a recipient of Charlotte Street Foundation’s 2017-2018 studio residency program in Kansas City, Missouri. She has exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions in Kansas City, including...