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
Wednesday, May 1 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

I think of my drawings as specimens that have not yet been identified, as in they are abstract organic forms based on textures found in nature with an emphasis on mark making and mapping out larger spaces to find potential areas for detail and elaboration.


My paintings...

Past Showing
Thursday, January 10 to Sunday, April 21, 2019

Influenced primarily by John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt, Kansas City-based painter Marcia Streepy enjoys the challenges of "plein air," or outdoor, painting. Her work depicts scenes of the natural world and city life painted on location. Whether she is applying oil...

Past Showing
Wednesday, January 9 to Sunday, April 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 I...

Past Showing
Monday, January 7 to Sunday, April 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...

Past Showing
Monday, January 7 to Sunday, April 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...

Past Showing
Monday, January 7 to Sunday, April 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 explores art history, the...

Past Showing
Sunday, January 6 to Sunday, April 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 work, Dela says,...

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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...