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
Monday, January 3 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Brittany Noriega is an artist in the Kansas City area with a background in studio art, sociology and health science. Her artwork focuses on themes of healing and overcoming trauma, with an emphasis on expressing human emotion. Brittany’s work has been published both...

Past Showing
Monday, January 3 to Thursday, April 21, 2022

Hannah Lynn Calvert Fine is a visual artist based in Kansas City, Missouri with southern roots in Atlanta, Georgia. Hannah works with a variety of materials like glass, wood, acrylic, resin, food samples, metal and ceramic, while often utilizing photography and processes in...

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Monday, January 3 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Campbell is a 21-year-old visual artist from Lawrence, Kansas. He has been painting and developing his style from a young age, taking inspiration from renowned painters such as Monet, Van Gogh and Haring. Using his emotional connection to colors and imagery from his...

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Monday, January 3 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Jean McGuire is a Kansas City native and painter. When she returned to painting after a 40 year hiatus, Jean often used her fingers as tools and a limited color range to create. Although her fingers are still a favorite tool, Jean now experiments with different techniques...

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Monday, January 3 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Building off of his background in theater, film and stand up, artist Jeff Tamblyn applies his experimental approach to photography. Inspired by both the Impressionist and American Expressionist movements, Tamblyn’s painterly images have an intentionally ambiguous tone and a...

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Monday, January 3 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Karen E. Griffin, known as Art by .E Lewis, is a self - taught textile artist. Incorporating the traditions of quilting, Karen creates narratives inspired by the histories of Afro-Americans, with the purpose of engaging, empowering and educating her audience. Karen is also...

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Monday, January 3 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

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


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...

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Monday, January 3 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Lorrie Boydston is an American painter from the Midwest based in Kansas City, Missouri.  She specializes in suburban theme artworks ranging from representational scenes of suburban landscapes and architecture to abstract, mixed-media works.  Her artwork has been exhibited...

Past Showing
Monday, January 3 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Self-taught artist Lynell Diggs works in charcoal and acrylic, creating visually stimulating art using vibrant color and movement. Lynell’s focus for his work is to honor his ancestors and inspire those who view it. His work has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball...

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Monday, January 3 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Maryanna Adelman is an artist and arts educator living in Kansas City. With a focus in drawing, Maryanna creates observational pieces exploring the ambiguity between monumental vs. intimate and landscape vs. portrait. She has exhibited in the Kansas City area at the Nerman...