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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!

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JCDS Emerging Artists
Monday, January 13, 2020 to Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The JCDS Emerging Artists Program exists to develop the skills of Emerging Artists so that they may reach their full potential and receive income through the sale of their art.

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Lindsey Yankey
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 to Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Artist Statement: Lindsey Yankey grew up in rural Kansas playing outside, painting, drawing, and playing sports.

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Michael Schmaltz
Monday, December 30, 2019 to Tuesday, April 21, 2020

After a diagnosis of severe post-traumatic stress disorder in 2011, Michael Schmaltz underwent several therapy sessions involving art. In 2012 he decided to buy oil paint and canvasses and started a series of self-portraits.

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Francisco Gabuardy
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 to Tuesday, April 21, 2020

When working on his art, Francisco Gabuardy  draws from a lexicon of personal symbols. Many symbols allude to family ties, but also to larger concepts such as freedom and survival. He considers himself a mixed media artist who can create something out of anything he can get my hands on. However, he likes to re-explore the plethora of information and techniques that he’s confident with. This is why his work carries a playful knowledge of color, material, composition and attention to detail, which is infused with symbolism and narrative. Come view some of his work currently on display at Gardner Library.

 

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artwork by Debra Payne
Monday, December 30, 2019 to Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Debra Payne is a painter of rural landscapes and still lifes. Her work ranges from scenes of lush pastoral settings to renderings of houses to depictions of the disposable plastics and containers that consume our everyday lives.

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Pat Veno
Monday, December 30, 2019 to Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Pat Veno draws and paints to capture the feeling she has of the beauty, pain or joy of a scene or object.  It could be a real image or one drawn from dreams and thoughts.  She wants to record the beauty of a shape or a line, the expression in a face or gesture, the play of sunlight.  

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Stephanie Kates
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 to Saturday, December 21, 2019

Steph Kates began her art career as a painter, creating otherworldly landscapes exploring mythology, fairytales and fables. When she transitioned from painting to ceramics, she combined her years of experience with image-making, illustration and pattern work to the practice of pottery.

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Miguel Rivera
Friday, November 22, 2019 to Sunday, December 22, 2019

Venture into Optics is a collection of abstract, video, 2-D mixed media and 3-D printed art by well-known local artists. Works by Barry Anderson, Jose Faus, Mol Mir, Hunter SaxtonMiguel Rivera, Nathan Neufeld and his Kansas City Art Institute 3-D printing students are presented in an immersive arts experience the whole family will enjoy. These renowned artists expertly explore optical phenomenon as a path across the distance between seeing and thinking.

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Allison Bowman
Friday, November 1, 2019 to Saturday, December 21, 2019

Talk about the work on view. What would you like people to know about it?

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Sarah Berger
Friday, November 1, 2019 to Saturday, December 21, 2019

Introduce yourself and describe your work and the media/genre you work in.

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