JCPRD Poster Project, August 23rd, 2023 - January 6, 2024
The JCPRD Public Art Program is commissioning a series of posters of JCPRD parks, trails and facilities using the iconic and majestic style used by the Federal Art Project artists of the 1930s. In 2023, four local artists will be selected and assigned to illustrate a specific feature or attribute from the following parks: Big Bull Creek, Cedar Niles, Lexington Lake, and Shawnee Mission. Posters will be exhibited throughout the County and available for sale with proceeds benefiting the JCPRD Public Art Program.
“We hope these designs leave our community inspired to go and explore these and all of the beautiful park spaces that make up JCPRD,” said Superintendent of Culture Susan Mong. “Each poster highlights a beautiful element of each park. I really love the process each artist went through to develop their vision and determine what feature, perspective, or unique element they wanted to focus on. The artists spent time with park staff and a lot of time in their assigned park before finalizing their design.”
For the first year of the poster project, officials intentionally chose parks representing different regions of the county and included some of JCPRD’s newer parks.