“China” Slaughter Reading Park Sculpture -Updates (March 2017)

After hearing from a few of our supporters and donors we thought it prudent to revise the sculpture to reflect more racial diversity of the children. We made some revisions to China’s uniform, height and revised the boy to reflect African American and carrying a book instead of a baseball glove.

The artist (Martha Aldridge) is progressing VERY nicely and we are sharing some of the sneak peek images with you too.

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Boy& China
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Project updates (February 2017)

Since the commissioning of the sculpture our fine artist Martha Aldridge has made excellent progress and we estimate a first quarter of 2018 installation ( weather permitting).

Funds are coming in slowly and now we realize we are are tasked with designing a foundation, support
 csrp_donationconcrete  pier and erection costs as well as the sculpture. PLEASE….every dollar helps!

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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.”

 
 

Liberty High School Reunion booth – 9/13/14

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!

ArtsKC Week – May 31-June 6th

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)

We remember China………….

originally posted on our Facebook page by Marty Steiner (4/21/14)

 

Marty Steiner:

 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)