Exhibitions

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!

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.

Past Showing
Monday, May 7 to Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Melodic and aggressive, abrasive and pretty, political and universal, the music and visual art of Sterling Witt has many starting points. In addition to writing catchy, rocking and thought-provoking tunes, Witt is an accomplished painter whose visual work is as vibrant as...

Past Showing
Thursday, February 1 to Sunday, April 22, 2018

TIME is the only constant that continually changes. Depending on who you ask, there's either too much TIME or never enough. Whether it's reflecting on the past, looking to the future or exploring the here and now, Johnson County Library is investing in TIME this spring featuring ceramics by Dick Daniels, painting by Nicole Emanuel, photographs by Ken Thompson and 100 Years of Dress from the De De DeVille Collection.

Past Showing
Wednesday, January 31 to Sunday, April 22, 2018

Come see the work of collagist Coti Meier and illustrator Lauren Seider, two Kansas City artists whose different approaches to their art compliment each another. This joint exhibition can be seen at the Corinth Library until April 22. 


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What comes first – the medium...

Past Showing
Friday, December 1, 2017 to Saturday, January 20, 2018

I chose photography as a hobby because I've always had an interest in photographs. I first took an interest in it after my mother showed me some of the work my late father had done. Though he was an amateur, he was really quite good, I thought. Later in high school, I took a...

Past Showing
Monday, October 2 to Friday, December 22, 2017

What comes first – the medium or the message? Tell me a little about the work that will be on view.


For my work, the medium and the message go hand in hand.


My work is made up of drawing and collage based on studies of everyday things, people and happenings. I work in...

Past Showing
Tuesday, September 5 to Friday, December 22, 2017

Growing up in El Paso, Chico Sierra began crossing borders early. As a Mexican-American, he knows that sometimes borders can be fixed and severe, like crossing back and forth between Mexico and the United States. But oftentimes, borders are blurry or even non-existent...

Past Showing
Tuesday, September 5 to Friday, December 22, 2017

Coco Rico's Artist Statement:


The memories I have collected from my childhood experiences with family and friends help me create symbolic images. Objects in my work signify a person, a place, a time, or a situation that (I personally) have gone through. I have hidden in...

Past Showing
Tuesday, September 5 to Friday, December 22, 2017

What comes first – the medium or the message? Tell me a little about the work that will be on view.


I usually have a drafted message or an idea that I'd like to convey before I begin creating a piece. It can be a phrase that really resounds with me at the moment or only a...