JPL Art Gallery

Current Exhibit: Work by Ryan Morrison

Ryan Morrison is a 4x nominated & regional Emmy® award winning independent filmmaker and photographer with over 10 years of experience. His photography exhibit at JPL features images from his travels as well as his work with Ballet Des Moines. 

Ryan Morrison has lived in Johnston since 2013. Morrison was born in eastern Iowa, where he became passionate about photography at an early age. This passion led him to Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa where he completed an Applied Associates of Art in Photography. Many of the photos in the gallery here at the JPL Art Gallery are from travels to places like Kenya, El Salvador, South Africa, Iceland, Cambodia, Denmark, and Scotland. To contact Ryan or find more information about his career, please visit

Photo of Ryan Morrison having his picture taken by his son.

JPL Gallery Logo with paint brush illustration

The Johnston Public Library promotes discovery, inspires creativity, and engages community. In keeping with this mission, the JPL Art Gallery has been providing patrons the opportunity to engage with local art and artists since 2014.

The JPL Art Gallery is in the highly trafficked southwest hall of the library and features professional art lighting and picture hanging systems. Additionally, JPL has two glass display cases to feature smaller or 3D work. Typically exhibits last about 2 months. This venue for local art is accessible to the public and gives individuals the opportunity to interact with visual arts as part of their daily life. 

Interested in displaying your work at Johnston Public Library? Fill out the form below and we'll be in touch. 

Photo of Art Exhibit featuring work by Doug LaFleur and Bob Baldus
JPL Display Cases featuring work by photographer Cindy Skeie
JPL Art Gallery featuring art photos by Ron Powers.

JPL Artist Inquiry Form

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