Regional (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas) bronze artist interviews are being sought (for the proposed statue/bust of Lawrence “China” Slaughter) and/or scheduled over the next few months. Artists considered: (1) Robin Richerson (2) Edward Spencer Schubert (3) Tom Corbin & (4) Kwan Wu.
Additional artists suggested have been (1) Libby Ritter and (2) Sabra Tull Meyer.
The figure is located at the proposed CSRP (China Slaughter Reading Park) at the northwest corner of Mill street & Gallatin Street adjacent to the Franklin Elementary School building near downtown Liberty, MO.
Our scope is primarily to provide a full sized adult sculpture or if funding dictates a 3/4 sized adult figure. We are also considering additional child sized figures as funds become available after the initial commission.
Alice Thorson ( KC Star) shared a tid bit with Kansas CIty on August 2nd, 2014. The Nelson-Atkins Museum has ideas of an expansion/art District. A “Cultural District“……emanating from 4 corners of the museum allowing further growth and more exhibits and art growth areas.
“The study also includes some ambitious changes and additions on museum-owned property, including rerouting part of Rockhill Road and putting new structures in place of the residential properties to the north.”
the Liberty Arts Foundation is looking into setting up a booth September 13th, 2014 in downtown Liberty ( MO) for the class reunion festivities.
We hope to collect some more funds for the China ( Lawrence) Slaughter Reading Park, collect some video interviews on memories of interactions with Lawrence & other tales of his personal interactions with various past students lives at Franklin.
We hope to be setup & ready from 4pm to approx 10-11pm.
See you there!
The Kansas City Star is featuring a series of articles focusing on key people in supporting & inspiring art and artists in Kansas City. Not only is it about how these people are responsible….but….how THEY in particular are inspired and how they maintain their almost incessant thirst for art.
The First Article (Published July 17, 2014 by Alice Thorson-KC Star): Porter Arneill: Public art administrator, chicken coop builder. You may read the entire article by clicking HERE. A story of how a man wrapped in a daily struggle to make art happen in KC as well as helping others do the same finds peace & solace in the simple chore of raising chickens behind his Waldo area home.
The Second Article (Published July 27, 2014 by Alice Thorsan-KC Star):O’Brien hammers out a new vision.. the complete article may be read by clicking HERE
John O’Brien (once owner of Dolphin Gallery-West Bottems) has now channeled his interests to a new location & venue based in Independence, MO (Hammer Out Design). Roughly a co-op arts incubator, personal work space for a variety of projects ranging from pseudo gallery-wood working space to sublet ceramics art space, etc. No longer soley focusing on promoting artists thru gallery space John is feeding his own sole and in kind helping a growing collection of like minded people and artists.
Planning to eat dinner Monday night? If so, do it at CONRAD’S Restaurant & Alehouse in Liberty and 10% of your food bill will be donated to the Liberty Arts Foundation! (6/30 from 5-10pm in the dining room)
The first-ever ArtsKC Week is fast approaching (May 31 – June 6)!
tasked with raising awareness and financial support of theArtsKC Fund, ArtsKC Week plans to highlight a wide range of arts opportunities and activities available in our region. The week will include Open Houses throughout the five counties, #timetogive** (a digital one-day fundraiser), and a Celebration in the Crossroads First Friday.
**#timetogive will take place on June 4 from 6AM – 8:40PM (sundown).
This is ArtsKC’s second annual digital day of giving, with a fundraising goal of $20,400! Throughout the day, ArtsKC will be asking individuals to give $10 to support the ArtsKC Fund via social media and online giving platforms.
More information is availbale at: ArtsKC Week – May 31-June 6th (click for link)
originally posted on our Facebook page by Marty Steiner (4/21/14)
I was seven years old and in 2nd Grade at Franklin. My family had only recently moved to Liberty, and I was still getting my bearings. One rainy morning I was walking to school and suddenly realized that the library book I had taken home was no longer under my arm. I was frantic, certain that I would be locked up, beaten, or who knows what! I was crying and running back and forth, searching desperately for the missing book. China saw my plight and called for me to come to him. Somehow, he got me calmed down, assured me that everything would be alright, and gently gave me a pat on the back and small push toward the school. I think he even went looking for the book himself, because it turned up later that day. Marty Steiner ( son of Allen & Joyce Green)
(repost from LAS officers)
The 5th Annual Liberty Arts Squared Festival is still accepting applications from visual and literary artists to participate in the two-day arts festival, June 6 & 7, 2014.
The festival will begin with an evening of fine visual arts and crafts booths and headlining musical entertainment in historic downtown Liberty on Friday evening, June 6. Saturday, June 7, will feature a full range of exhibits and activities with live music, interactive and children’s activities, visual arts and fine crafts, a chalk art contest, authors, and performances by singer/songwriters.
Entries are juried and merit cash awards are given in the visual, folk arts and crafts, and literary arts categories, with a Best Overall Festival Exhibit, Best Individual Fine Visual Exhibit, Best Individual Fine Crafts Exhibit, among others. Judging will take place on Friday evening, June 6. More than $3,000 in prizes will be awarded.
Information about the festival and application information for literary artists can be found at www.libertyartssquared.org. Fine artists must apply through www.zapplication.com.
Applications must be received on ZAPPlication by noon, April 30.Artists will be notified of the jury’s decision no later than May 10, 2014.
For more information about the festival or application process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.libertyartssquared.org
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