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.

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
Wednesday, May 9 to Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Whether Amanda Burkhart is painting an image of a single star or the deepest corner of the knowable universe, the end result inspires awe. Burkhart is “fascinated with the humbling vastness of the earth and skies, eternally painted by light and atmosphere.” Her work combines...

Past Showing
Wednesday, May 9 to Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Evin Felix finds inspiration everywhere. In a time when we are bombarded with images of ugliness, violence, and destruction, her goal as an artist is to depict the natural, understated beauty that still exists in our world. Many of her paintings are renderings of photos that...

Past Showing
Wednesday, May 9 to Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Monica Dixon’s work centers on “relationships between living bodies and the forms that protect and comfort them.” Comprised of images found in used fashion magazines, her hand-cut collages transform fragments of familiar-looking textures into irregular images. Why fashion...

Past Showing
Tuesday, May 8 to Sunday, August 5, 2018

Juniper Albert Tangpuz, a.k.a. T.J. was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Kansas and currently works as a mild mannered studio assistant at Johnson County Community College. He is able to express his art in a...

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

Fally Afani’s music photography captures the electric energy and urgency of the Kansas City and Lawrence music scenes.  Her love of live music prompted her to focus her energy on working with local musicians and connecting them with the community. On any given night, you can...

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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