The mission of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center art exhibitions program is to celebrate the diversity and rich culture of our home. It is our goal to create thought-provoking exhibitions that encourage a new perspective of Johnson County’s place within the global community. Exhibitions are diverse in medium and artists with a five-show rotation throughout the year.
Many of the works in the exhibit are available for purchase directly through the artist, and all proceeds are retained by the artist.
All art exhibitions are free to view by the public during regular business hours. 9am-9pm Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday.
Currently On View
Place of Peace, April 2019-July 2019
Place of Peace brings to light the veteran experience and benefits of the arts to veterans as they transition into a state of well-being and return to civilian-life. Any person, with specific acknowledgement of veterans, who has experienced trauma is unwillingly forced into a processing stage which often involves severe anxiety and depression. It is all too common that this leads to suicide. Prevention is key. Finding a “Place of Peace”, be it a spiritual center, a garden, painting, theatre performance, or spending time with friends and family, we hope you find yours.
Sgt. Gary L. Walker, USAF (Ret.) is an Air Force Veteran who served from 1983 to 1990 and was stationed in West Germany and was injured in the line of duty. Years later Walker faced contemplation of suicide, but painting ultimately saved his life.
Gary Walker, Ready For Spring 2019 (detail), 2019, 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas, unframed
MAJ Kirsten T. Vallinmaki (Hesterberg), U.S. Army (Reserve) is a single mother of two boys, Intelligence Officer in U.S. Army Reserve, OIF/OEF Disabled Veteran, and artist. Her work is about stepping out of the wild and into new growth.
Kirsten T Vallinmäki, Untitled (detail), 2018, 18" x 24", digital media, unframed
SSG Zeke Crozier, U.S. Army (Ret.) is a retired Chinook helicopter Flight Engineer and founder of Handy-Cappin' LLC. Crozier sustained catastrophic injuries including a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Bottle cap art acted as a bridge back to life.
Zeke Crozier, Freedom Doesn't Come Without a Price (detail), 2019, 24" x 30", Artist Resin, Acrylic Paint, Plywood, Bottle Caps, Framed
Student Exhibition, Title TBD
July 8, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Students in the Fine Arts Installation Lab will be working over the course of a week to curate and install an exhibition of their artwork. This camp will focus on how to curate and art exhibit, mat and frame artwork, and physically install work in the Creative Commons of the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center.
The opening reception for this exhibition will take place on July 12th.
Learn more about how to register your students for this program HERE.