(repost from LAS officers)
The 5th Annual Liberty Arts Squared Festival is still accepting applications from visual and literary artists to participate in the two-day arts festival, June 6 & 7, 2014.
The festival will begin with an evening of fine visual arts and crafts booths and headlining musical entertainment in historic downtown Liberty on Friday evening, June 6. Saturday, June 7, will feature a full range of exhibits and activities with live music, interactive and children’s activities, visual arts and fine crafts, a chalk art contest, authors, and performances by singer/songwriters.
Entries are juried and merit cash awards are given in the visual, folk arts and crafts, and literary arts categories, with a Best Overall Festival Exhibit, Best Individual Fine Visual Exhibit, Best Individual Fine Crafts Exhibit, among others. Judging will take place on Friday evening, June 6. More than $3,000 in prizes will be awarded.
Information about the festival and application information for literary artists can be found at www.libertyartssquared.org. Fine artists must apply through www.zapplication.com.
Applications must be received on ZAPPlication by noon, April 30.Artists will be notified of the jury’s decision no later than May 10, 2014.
For more information about the festival or application process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.libertyartssquared.org
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.
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 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.)