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.

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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Anita Easterwood is a portrait artist and illustrator from Kansas City, KS with over 13 years of experience. She received her Bachelors in Art from Kansas State University, and Masters in African American Studies from The University of Kansas. Specializing in traditional...

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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Becky Brinkley is a native Kansan and Kansas City Art Institute alumna living and working in the KC area. Becky has worked with ceramics, fiber arts and photography. Her most recent work has been experimenting with alternative photographic processes, using plants and direct...

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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Black Space Black Art is an artists collective started by Natasha Ria El-Scari, owner of the Natasha Ria Art Gallery. The collective matches African American artists to local businesses, in order to broaden the exposure of the artists and the artwork and introduce it within...

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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Educator and painter Eiman Yousif draws artistic inspiration from her cultural experiences in Africa and UAE. Her work is colorful and abstract with a focus on feminism. Eiman’s artwork is on display at the Corinth branch until December 21, 2022.


 


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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Jean Hershey developed as a painter through her years working as a commercial artist. She allows emotions and the subconscious mind to guide her in the creation of abstract pieces with bold color and movement. Hershey’s artwork will be on display at the Shawnee branch until...

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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Former Hallmark executive and trained printmaker Patti Streeper has turned her creative energy toward painting. With a focus on portraits, Patti uses art to tell the stories of women who have made significant contributions to society. Streeper’s artwork is on display at the...

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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Originally from the Philippines, Kansas City based artist Raffaela Malazarte has been experimenting with oil painting since 2000. Her style is greatly influenced by fauvism and impressionism.Raffaela’s choice of colors and brush strokes are very bold, thick and vibrant...

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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Artist Susan Ferguson creates pieces made to give viewers an opportunity for reflection on their connections and experiences related to the environment and environmental sustainability. Experimenting with materials, techniques and mediums, Susan produces artwork that is...

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Thursday, September 1 to Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Artist Weifang Gong’s work is inspired by the environmental impact and pollution she witnessed in her years as a textile designer. Her painterly textiles reflect her practice of no waste/reusing and the influence of traditional Chinese paintings. Gong’s artwork will be on...

Past Showing
Monday, May 2 to Sunday, August 21, 2022

Kansas City based artist Benjamin Parks focuses primarily on painting large-scale portraits and figurative work. Benjamin adds personality and life to his realistic pieces through multiple layers and strokes, which represent the emotional history of both subject and painter...