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.

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
Tuesday, June 20 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Laurice Williams is a photographer. To understand Williams'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?
The medium. I capture art through the lens of a camera. I...

Past Showing
Thursday, June 1 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Jim Mathis is a photographer. For Mathis, his role as an artist is to "communicate visually an emotion or feeling, especially one that can't easily be expressed with words." To understand Mathis's practice more, we asked him a series of questions before the exhibition. The...

Past Showing
Thursday, June 1 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mugur Geana is a photographer. For his series on view, Geana utilized methods of street photography to capture his images. To understand Geana's practice more, we asked him a series of questions before the exhibition. The following are his replies:


What comes first – the...

Past Showing
Thursday, June 1 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sandy Woodson is a photographer. Often working in photo documentary series, Woodson records moments in the now to be enjoyed and remembered later on. To understand Woodson's practice more, we asked her a series of questions before the exhibition. The following are her...

Past Showing
Thursday, June 1 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sara Slaughter is a painter. For Slaughter, her role as an artist is "to bring some inspiration and beauty to people who might otherwise not have it." To understand Slaughter's practice more, we asked her a series of questions before the exhibition. The following are her...

Past Showing
Tuesday, May 16 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Donna B. Klamm is a painter. To understand Klamm's practice more, we asked her to tell us a little about herself. Here is her reply:


I am a Kansas native, (near Osawatomie, KS), and I started drawing with pencil and crayons on brown paper sacks, from childhood, while...

Past Showing
Monday, May 1 to Monday, August 21, 2017

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


            The message always comes before the medium for me. As I am surrounded by incredible architecture, I spot details that I know I would like to capture in a...

Past Showing
Thursday, January 19 to Saturday, April 22, 2017

Arts in Prison (AiP) has been bringing arts education and programming into Lansing Correctional Facility for more than 20 years. AiP offers visual art classes and supports the inmates’ Fine Arts Groups. This exhibit features the work of Floyd Bledsoe. Floyd learned to paint...