JCPL’s mission is to strengthen the community by connecting people, resources and experiences. Experiences engaging in creativity and innovation can be nurtured through public art.
The Clark Pleasant Library Branch’s public art has been designed to celebrate the rich history and traditions of Johnson County.
Commissioned Art Project: Celebrating Women in Johnson County Sculpture
This public art installation is made possible by generous donations from community members and a grant from the Johnson County Community Foundation.
Plaque Inscribed: "The Light Shines Through" honors ALL women who have encouraged literacy in Johnson County and beyond. She does not represent just one woman with her casual and classic style. She embodies timeless characteristics with which everyday women can identify. The sculpture’s details tell the stories of several specific extraordinary women from Johnson County. The female is emerging from a book recognizing women’s stories of the past, present, and those yet to come.
Artist: Kimberly McNeelan
Medium: Bronze, western red cedar, stainless steel, concrete, steel, plywood, paint
Dedicated: Spring 2023
Community Art Project: Ceramic Art Tiles
The Tile Art piece is displayed on the Youth Program Room wall. The decorative ceramic tiles were painted by more than 400 members of the community of all ages.