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
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...

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

Lauren Seider is an illustrator and designer based in Kansas City. Her studio and illustrations tend to be full of light and vibrant color, and lots of yellow raincoats! In her practice, these things are all connected – manifesting the world of the Yellow Raincoat Society...

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

The paintings in this exhibit were created during Memories in the Making©, a program of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Though words may become difficult and many abilities fade, each person has a lifetime of experiences that can find expression through art. In Memories in the...

Past Showing
Tuesday, June 20 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017

James P. McNamara is a poet. To understand McNamara's practice more, we asked him a series of questions before the exhibition. The following are his replies:


What comes first – the medium or the message?


It always come from an idea. Maybe just a line scribbled on a...

Past Showing
Tuesday, June 20 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017

John Hare is a Kansas City-based artist and cover artist for Johnson County Library's 2017 Summer Guide. Hare is a member of the Northland Exposure Artist’s Gallery and his art has been exhibited in Northland Exposure Artists’ Gallery, Hendershot Gallery at Labetter...