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!

Past Showing
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 to Sunday, Dec 20, 2015

The ole adage “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” is easily applied to local artist Ben Hawkins. He collects the tossed away and discarded, and transforms them into sculptures. Taking objects of the everyday and arranging them in whimsical forms, Hawkins’ assemblage sculptures are banal...

Past Showing
Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 to Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

Brad Sneed was brought up on a farm in Newton, KS, which provided a rich start for the young artist. He used objects around the family farm as themes for his art and...

Past Showing
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 to Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

In the artist’s words:

My “day job” is capturing people’s personalities in portraits for corporations, fundraising events and personal photos. But when I’m traveling I’m always on the lookout for the oddities that man creates to express himself. I have several “collections” going all...

Past Showing
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 to Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Artist Aaron Sutton describes his work as “multi-cultural afro cosmic.” His formative years were exposed to sci-fi and horror and influenced by comics, video games and heavy metal artwork. “In 1986, I remember seeing the movie, Legend, going home and drawing the demon/devil character...

Past Showing
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 to Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Kansas City, MO, artist Spenser Albertsen’s paintings are influenced by the “grand gestures, the texture, the bright, almost invasive color palates” of modern and postmodern art. Albertsen, who attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated with a major in Studio Fine Arts, sees...

Past Showing
Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 to Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

In 2012 three friends – a poet, a fabric artist and an embroiderer – decided to collaborate on a creative work. Working from prompts, they met several times presenting, discussing and revising their works. Shown in Wichita and Kansas City in 2013, their work led them to a second collaboration,...

Past Showing
Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 to Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

One day as a college student on his way home from school, Kansas City, KS, native and artist Anthony “AO” Oropeza stopped in a comic book store off Main Street and noticed a lack of superheroes of Latin descent. On the drive home, AO decided to change this with the creation of a superhero of his...

Past Showing
Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 to Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

The Worst. Comic. Podcast. Ever! (WCPE!) guys are Cullen Stapleton, John Holloway and Jerry McMullen, lifelong friends who have shared a deep love of comics since they met in junior high. Their podcast has grown immensely since its inception in...

Past Showing
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 to Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Using copper and silver, Lisa Coyan skillfully manipulates metal to create ornate designs that maintain the characteristics of the stones with which she is working. Many of these stones are hand selected for their rough-hewn qualities and naturally occurring elegance.   

Lisa and her...

Past Showing
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 to Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso (/pɪˈkɑːsoʊ, -ˈkæsoʊ/;[2] Spanish: [ˈpaβlo piˈkaso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture,[3][4] the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.

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