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.
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.
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 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 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.
(copied from the KC Star-Sunday-June 10, 2012)
(For complete article click above title)
By DIRK LAMMERS The Associated Press
MONTROSE, S.D. | Cartoonlike buzzards wielding a knife and fork, anvil and oversized mallet might seem like an odd way to welcome tourists, but Porter Sculpture Park is no typical roadside attraction.
The vultures representing reincarnated politicians are just a few of the more than 40 quirky creations originating in the mind of Wayne Porter, who uses his blacksmith know-how and appreciation of history to turn twisted concepts into metallic works of art. (Cont’d.)