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.

 

Donations are still gratefully accepted by visiting our

online donation gateway.

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.

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!!

Oh if ONLY Liberty (or the Northland) had…….

a benefactor as charitable as Leonard Lauderleonard-lauder-Vogue-10Apr13-rex_b
(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.

 

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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.

Circle of Friends! (February KCXL interview)

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)