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:

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

Artist Statement:

I use my camera as a tool to capture the subtle beauty of everyday things often missed, and the world around me as I see it. I’m particularly drawn to the play of light, color, texture, and unexpected connections. My work doesn't fit neatly into any particular category. I went on a trip with a friend and when she looked at my photographs she asked, "Were we in the same place?" My perspective and what I saw were completely different from her own experience. That’s when I realized that I do have an Uncommon Vision of the Common World.

“Peterson covers a wide range of subjects with his work, but the nature of structures and the structures of nature are common threads . . . He focuses not so much on the objects themselves, but on focal points and resonant visual elements, so that each is as much a study in shape and symbol as a record of the thing being photographed.” - Steve Brisendine, ArtKC365, June 26, 2011

Peterson is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism. After more than 30 years working in human services and the nonprofit world he is currently pursuing his original passions of art and photography.

Next Exhibition:

February/March 2015 -- Paintings by Mary Jane Grinter.

Future Exhibitions:

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

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.

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: December 4, 2014