Working with the City of Liberty, William Jewell College and Mid-Continent Public Library, the Liberty Arts Commission has developed four gallery spaces in Liberty that offer exhibits throughout the year. You don't just have to be paying your water bill, getting in your workout or checking out a new book to enjoy the art on display! Stop by any of these locations to take in the latest exhibits.
Atrium Gallery at Liberty City Hall
Artistic Works by LD Herman, Jeanie Holle, Charmaine Hirsch and Elaine Silvius
(Exhibit will run through October)
L.D. Herman studied architecture at the University of Kansas and after a career of working with drawings for the construction of buildings, he turned to painting after his retirement. Herman works in acrylic media in preference to oil and watercolor. The bulk of his works are landscapes and he has participated in outdoor direct “plein air” painting events for a number of years exhibiting at a number of local galleries.
Jeanie Holle has lived in and around Kansas City all of her life and has loved art since childhood. She is a member of the Northland Art League, and while basically self taught, she learned much from other artists and from taking various workshops and classes. Mediums include Oil, Pen and Ink, Graphite drawing, and is currently focused on Wood Burning. She works at Hallmark Cards in the Art Department and doing Pen and Ink designs for Serendipity Stamps.
Charmaine Hirsch is a lifelong resident of Kansas City’s Northland. She paints in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, and Pastel. She also works in Wood Burning and Cartooning, as well as making note cards. Her favorite subjects are landscapes and animals. Hirsch studied art at Maple Wood and Penn Valley Community colleges and is member of the Northland Art League.
The subject matter for Elaine Silvius' paintings often come from vacation travels. She primarily paints with acrylics on stretched canvas, although at times she will use other art mediums. Background: She has taken several College level Art Courses and periodic painting classes and is a Northland Art League member.
Stocksdale Gallery of Art at William Jewell College
Susan Ferguson: "Inside Out" Exhibit
(Exhibit will run through October)
This exhibit explores the impact of creativity and art on the healing process and on emotional health. Included in the exhibit will be several pieces from Ferguson’s “Bra Therapy Project” collection plus nine new wall hangings made during 2019.
Ferguson, of Independence, MO, is an emerging weaver and fiber artist. She works at a rigid heddle loom, weaving mostly with her fingers instead of using traditional weaving tools such as shuttles or bobbins. Her work is primarily abstract, with a sort of inherent messiness and disheveled quality about it.
Mid-Continent Public Library - Liberty Branch
(Exhibit will run through November 29)
In Kansas City since 1982, Holly has taught at all levels of public and private schools and colleges, and was an art director for Hallmark for 12 years. Holly was Featured Artist at ArtsKC's 2016 Annual Awards luncheon. She loves to use color in a strong way and enjoys connecting with the viewer through her artwork. She creates in many media, but especially likes acrylic pointillism and dry pastels.
Liberty Community Center
(Exhibit will run through December 1)
Kim Smith is a self-taught, Christ inspired watercolor artist who finds the beauty in nature all around her. Kim began her venture into watercolor artistry only a year ago. As a later-in-life opportunity, Kim shares her experience in the hope of inspiring others to always be open to new adventures and to challenge their creativity.