Oh those whacky Frenchmen!
WHO….would have considered building an art gallery on an old coal mine……
Why the French…of course!
the Louvre-Lens :
“Lens and the heart of the coalfield, a city that has suffered from all the crises and wars of all, a town in the region today, the youngest of France, Nord-Pas de Calais region, famous for its exceptional cultural vitality and density of its network of museums. Lens is ideally situated at the crossroads of Europe, close to Belgium, England, Germany. Lens, a city resolutely turned towards the future.” Henri Loyrette-Chairman & Director of the Louvre
Wonder if we could encounter such a find in Clay County?
The Liberty Arts Foundation now has 3 (three) “Assigned Funds” donation categories on our Donations page:
- LAF “General Funds” ( to be applied to projects of art as designated BY the LAF)
- China Slaughter Statue (Strictly for the art work in the park)
- Liberty Triangle Art (to be applied to the Kinetic Art Projects in the Triangle Roundabout)
To print out a mail in for please click here for our Liberty Arts Found Request_5E
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 Traffic Circles (round-abouts) in front of Lowes and HyVee/Dicks Sporting Goods may get some artistic sprucing up if the Commission and supporters have their ways.
The Liberty Arts Commission (in conjunction/support of the Liberty Arts Foundation) are seeking funds to place Kinetic Artwork by Lyman Whitaker and the Leopold Gallery.
printable information is available here (Liberty Triangle Art Project)
The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City has appointed Kate Forristall as director of the ArtsKC Fund fundraising program.
This new new position directs ArtsKC Fund development including workplace giving and foundation support.
Ms Forristall once worked in development for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Starlight Theatre,
Studies measure the financial impact of arts in KC – KansasCity.com.
In a nutshell:
Organizations generated $273 million, supported 8,346 jobs in the five-county area in 2010.
Thank you to
BY ROBERT TRUSSELL
The Kansas City Star