CSRP Sculpture Artist Selected as of 10/18/16

The Liberty Arts Foundation met and voted to award the commissioning of  the life sized statue of Lawrence (China) Slaughter standing between two elementary school students to a local Missouri sculpture artist to be named early next month.

 

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Liberty Arts Foundation supports Make Music Day Liberty (2016)

The Liberty Arts Foundation donated to the Make Music Liberty event with funds to establish a membership of the Liberty Arts Commission with the Make Music Alliance

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Make Music Day is a world wide event held on the 21st of June every year (the Summer Solstice) since it’s inception in France in 1988.  Each Make Music city is independently organized. Often it’s a local community group, media outlet, arts presenter, government agency, or civic leader who champions the musical holiday in their hometown. Citizens, bands, impromptu  musical factions gets together to share the international language of MUSIC. Events are held in MANY top cities and all over as co-ordinated by the local sponsor cities or organizations ( like NAMM).

 

if intersted in being a PERFORMER, a SPONSOR or…hosting a VENUE….check it out:

http://makemusicliberty.org

 

Regional bronze artists sought and interviewed for proposed park sculpture

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.

Growing thru Art! Nelson-Atkins Museum dares to dream……..or…

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.”

 
 

Finding art! (in life that is)

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.

Lyman Whitaker/Triangle Artwork comes to Liberty!

Two of the Liberty Triangle “Roundabouts” (traffic circles to the lesser informed) have finally been decorated with 3 selections (each) from renowned artist Lyman Whitaker.

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The kinetic art sculptures were funded by a collective of funds orchestrated by the Liberty Arts Commission, Liberty Arts Foundation, Capitol Federal Bank of Liberty,  LTD Enterprises LLC, Plant Sub of Liberty and approximately eight more donors* with the significant assistance of the Leopold Gallery (Brookside, MO) and Paul Dorrell (president) and Paula Busser (consultant/gallery director).

So the next time you drive by Planet Sub or Hy-Vee ….slow down  as you drive the “roundabouts” and enjoy the new artwork. We’ve worked hard for all of us to enjoy it!

 

and…if you REALLY enjoyed the artwork….and would like to see MORE…feel free to dash off a check/contribution to:

Liberty Arts Foundation, LLC (a 501C3 NFP organization) – PO Box 283, Liberty, MO 64069

* (additional primary donors):

Fran & Jerry Bussy,  Scott & Robin Page,  Kristi Soligo Fleshman,  Karen Orrill,  Texas Roadhouse, Leopold Gallery,  Liberty Hy-Vee & Geiger Cement.

Spring brings Art all around

Brookside Arts Annual-2013

May 3rd (5pm-9pm), May 4th (10am-9pm) & May 5th (11am-5pm)

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Approximately 200 artists (2D, 3D, Fibre, metal, ) food, music and of course….”Brookside”

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May 31st  (4pm-9pm) & June 1st. (9am -6pm)

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Downtown Liberty Square (Kansas St. on the south, Main to the west, Franklin to the North & Water to the east)……situated AROUND the Clay County Courthouse!

Currently around 50 registered 2D/3D/Fibre/Clay artists and more coming!

Performing artists are booked, writers will be sharing their new works, arts for young and old alike……and food!! We always have something to encourage the younger artists too!

Friday will be beer, wine and food for the kick-off party.

Mind you….this is the 4th event…so they KNOW how to have a good time.

Yes,  the Liberty Arts Foundation will have a table & tent available to exhibit our various endeavors (Triangle Arts, Lawrence “China” Slaughter Reading Park & more.)

Mark your calendars & COME VISIT!!