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.
Make Music Dayis 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:
a benefactor as charitable as Leonard Lauder (yes….THE Lauder of Estee’ Lauder cosmetics infamy). Mr Lauder has announced he is donating his collection of Cubism art…..estimated at approximately one billion dollars (that…$1,000,000,000) to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art . 78 works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris and Fernand Léger, are believed to be one of the foremost collections of Cubism in the world. It took Lauder almost 40 years to complete this collection.
Along with the art works the museum will set up a new research center for modern art, supported by a $22 million endowment funded by grants from museum trustees and supporters, including Lauder.
Lauder, explained why he picked the Met:
“I feel that it’s essential that Cubism — and the art that follows it, for that matter— be seen and studied within the collections of one of the greatest encyclopedic museums in the world,” he said in a statement. (quoted to USA Today reporter Maria Puente)
This is a fabulous act of charity for the art world….and the public.
Maybe someday it will come to the Northland…..or…Liberty too.
Last month (February7th, 2013)-Liberty Arts Foundation president Bob Steinkamp & China Slaughter Reading Park-Chairperson Anna Driskill sat down with KCXL radio host Bill Kersten to discuss a a myriad of topics:
Lawrence (“China”) Slaugter-long time Liberty resident
With several generous contributions from many local supporters and the promise of a sizable contribution from a local banking institution, it appears as we already have the “Hy-Vee Roundabout” filled and are on our way to filling the ” Lowes Roundabout”.
The last meeting of the Liberty Arts Foundation Board (11/06/12) brought a new urgency & clarity shift or two current projects.
China Slaughter Park Monument/sculpture funding
Liberty Arts Commission-“Liberty Triangle-Round-about artwork funding.
While both projects have been in motion for several weeks a new “Challenge” has been brought forward to force us to strive to obtain funds before year end. Please watch our blog for new updates as they become available.