Michael J. Malone
Douglas County Law Library

Judicial and Law Enforcement Center
111 East 11th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Phone: (785) 838-2477
Fax: (785) 838-2455

Michael J. Malone
Douglas County Law Library
Art Gallery

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The Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library maintains gallery space for local artists to display their original work. Exhibitions for individual artists usually last for two months. Information on current and future exhibitions is below. Information on how to exhibit in the Gallery is at the bottom of this page.


Current Exhibition:

February/March 2016 -- Abstracts by Aram Aghdaie.

Artist's Statement:

I am a self-taught abstract artist who lives and works in Overland Park, Kansas.

I contribute lots of time creating new paintings. Creating something beautiful out of something unknown is motivating and satisfying.

Painting gives me a sense of freedom. There is no right and wrong in abstract art. I just feel and see pure energy comes out of me and flows on my canvas through my brushes. One should have a big imagination to see whatever s/he wants to see because my paintings are open to interpretation and that is the beauty of the art.

Rather than staying with one style or point of view I have been trying different styles, subjects, textures and patterns. Although I am constantly pulled in new directions color is always an important part of my work. Color is energy, and emotion, and it brings joy.

I am truly passionate about painting and enjoy doing it. I love working with metallic paints especially since they change and shine in the light and make the painting more energetic and beautiful.

My hope is that I can transfer my joy and passion to people who look at my paintings as well.

All of the pieces in the exhibit are for sale from Ms. Aghdaie.

Next Exhibition:

April/May 2016 -- Paintings by Joanna Ward.

Future Exhibitions:

June/July 2016 -- Acrylics by Frank Pondrom.
August/September 2016 -- Arts and Crafts by Judicial and Law Enforcement Center Staff.
October/November 2016 -- Paintings by Katie Schaefer.
December 2016/January 2017 -- Photography by Deborah Kai.

Recent Exhibitions:


January -- Artwork by Perry Shepard.

Past Exhibitions: 2004 - 2015

To Exhibit:

Contact the Law Library at (785) 838-2477 or info@douglascolawlibrary.org. An Exhibition Agreement will need to be completed and signed by the artist and a representative of the Art Gallery no later than the day the exhibition is installed. Copies of the Agreement are available from the Law Library.

For more information, contact the Law Library at: info@douglascolawlibrary.org.

Comments to: Webmaster: Kerry Altenbernd, Law Librarian, Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library, Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 East 11th Street, Lawrence, KS  66044.

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Created: April 6, 2004; Revised: February 4, 2016