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.
May 3rd (5pm-9pm), May 4th (10am-9pm) & May 5th (11am-5pm)
Approximately 200 artists (2D, 3D, Fibre, metal, ) food, music and of course….”Brookside”
May 31st (4pm-9pm) & June 1st. (9am -6pm)
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!!
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:
Links to sound track recordings:
Please take a moment to open the links & give a listen while sipping your morning coffee or tea…….you may be greatly surprised just how much REALLY is going on in Liberty!
Circle of Friends interview-first portion(Approx. 28 min)
Circle of Friends-second half session (approx 27 min)
The Liberty Arts Foundation is supporter of MANY facets of the arts!
Visual: (Liberty Arts Commission/Liberty Fall Festival-Art Car, Liberty Arts Squared, paintings, pastels, photographs, sculptures, pottery, fibre…and literature…..to name a few)
Musical:(vocal…Like the Liberty Community Chorus or instrumental…Like the Liberty Symphony Orchestra or the Harrimen-Jewell Series)
Performing: (Corbin Theatre, The Liberty Performing Arts Theatre……)
These are but a FEW of the arts we support, endorse, strongly suggest you embrace & enjoy…and Most of all…SUPPORT! In this time…..we all need funds to endure & grow, to help the arts grow.
It’s almost (Art) SHOW Time Ladies & Gents….Boys & Girls!!
The 3rd Annual Liberty Arts Squared Fine Arts Show in Downtown Liberty is HERE!!
Tonite from 5pm to almost 10 pm with adult beverages, food, music AND Fine Art! Not your typical beer can airplanes). The Fun continues Saturday from 9 to 4pm…..with more art and stuff for ALL ages. Bring your wallets….your curiosity AND your family!
WestWoods Manor – (7115 Stewart Rd-Liberty, MO)
Joan Kahl -Mgr. ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Street Art Murals Competition
Westwood Manor has approximately a half-mile of asphalt streets.
- Westwood will have 15 to 20 spaces 10’ x10’ for each artist.
- Westwood will supply all paints necessary and prep the area for paint.
- All work will reflect American Ashcan School emphasizing; Thomas Hart Benton, Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hooper & George Bellows.
- Artists will be allowed, and encouraged, to go outside the provided area to create their own unique frame for their work. Both will be judged.
- Westwood will seal all paintings and award prizes.
- First place will be $1,000, Second place $500, third will be $250.
- A $20 entry fee and submission of work is required for quality sake.
- Awards will be given at a community potluck dinner free to artists.
The Missouri Arts Council (www.missouriartscouncil.org) has posted a call for artists for two (2) arts placements:
1) Mural in Rocheport @ the Visitors Welcome Center:
MoDOT Welcome Center Mural (Rockport, Missouri)
RFQ Received Deadline: 4 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2012
Eligibility: Professional artists and artist teams residing in the U.S. and that have at least five (5) years of public art experience
Budget: $25,000 for all artist fees, materials, etc.
For complete RFQ, visit https://www.missouriartscouncil.org/graphics/assets/documents/ce4d1f0ea639.pdf.
Inquiries: Missouri Department of Transportation
M. Elaine Justus – 816-387-2353 or email@example.com
2) Short Street Parking Garage (Columbia, Missouri)
RFQ Postmark Deadline: February 17, 2012
Eligibility: Artists and artist teams legally residing and eligible to work in Missouri
Budget: $47,000 for all artists fees, fabrication, installation, etc.
For a complete project prospectus with application guidelines and selection process visit:
This project is funded through the city’s Percent for Art Program.
Inquiries: City of Columbia, Office of Cultural Affairs
573-874-6386 or oca@GoColumbiaMo.com