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.

While we are taking a break from in-person Exhibitions due to COVID-19 precautions, we will continue to feature interviews with some of the best visual artists in the Kansas City metro area.

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Monday, October 1 to Friday, December 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...

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Friday, September 21 to Friday, December 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...

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Thursday, September 6 to Friday, December 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...

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Tuesday, September 4 to Friday, December 21, 2018

Alexandra Ames describes herself as an artistic “jack of all trades.” Her art draws upon elements of art nouveau, science fiction/fantasy art, music and the natural world. Much of her work offers vibrant depictions of various animals in their natural states. While she is a...

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Tuesday, September 4 to Friday, December 21, 2018

What comes first - the medium or the message? Tell me a little about the work that is on view.


Definitely the message that I'm trying to convey and express. The medium comes second but plays an important process when achieving the point of view. Artwork: well, there are...

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Saturday, September 1 to Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Fractured Fabric Society (FFS) at Harper's Fabric and Quilt Co. in Downtown Overland Park is a group of non-traditional quilters who meet to share projects, resources and ideas in an encouraging environment. Show and Tell is a major part of the gathering, along with new...

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Saturday, September 1 to Saturday, December 22, 2018

Jessica Kincaid creates pictorial beaded textiles based on nature scenes and surrealist imagery. As her medium of choice, beading brings an abstract quality to concreate images. She describes the process of creating beaded textiles as “labor-intensive, so it’s a challenge to...

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Saturday, September 1 to Friday, December 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...