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
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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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...