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:

October/November 2014 -- Mixed media by Kerry Thonen.

Artist Statement:

Kerry Thonen's work reflects a sense of play and discovery with the merging of the medias of painting, collage and digital manipulation. The images are the past that might have touched or influenced one's direction on a path of discovery.

What James Rosenquist said about his Art was this: " I'm amazed and excited and fascinated about the way things are thrust at us."

Rosenquist explained we are "attacked by the radio and television and visual communication, at such speed and with such force that painting… now seems very old fashioned… why shouldn't it be done with the power and gusto (of advertising) with that impact."

With internet and computers, iPads, iPhones etc, that is even more true. The new tools of this century have expanded the creative imaginations of a new set of artists. The mix of these elements and the creative imagination of this frontier is trying to connect the past with the present.

Most of the pieces in the exhibit are for sale from the artist.

Next Exhibition:

December 2014/January 2015 -- Photography by Tony Peterson.

Future Exhibitions:

February/March 2015 -- Paintings by Mary Jane Grinter.
April/May 2015 -- Pastels by Cris Chapin.
June/July 2015 -- Oil Paintings by Charlotte Neese.
August/September 2015 -- Paintings by Alice Minghsiang Kuo.

Recent Exhibitions:


January -- Quilts by Carol Gilham Jones.
February/March -- Silk paintings by Sophia Compton.
April/May -- Paintings by Joanna Ward.
June/July -- Quilts by Dee Boeck.
August/September -- Paintings by P Jenny.

Past Exhibitions: 2004 - 2013

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.

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Created: April 6, 2004; Revised: October 8, 2014