Art Exhibits

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. 

Gallery Locations

Atrium Gallery at Liberty City Hall

The artwork of Lynn Richardson is now on display throughout the Liberty City Hall lobby for public viewing.

Lynn Richardson Exhibit

About the artist: 

Lynn Richardson was born, raise and now lives in Kansas City. Richardson received an undergraduate degree in Art from the University of Missouri - Kanas City, an Art Certification from Avila University and a Masters in Liberal Arts from Baker University. For 30 years Lynn worked as an international flight attendant and when she retired she began working at Park University and the Metropolitan Community College in the arts department where she is still employed. In her free time, Richardson likes to pursue artistic endeavors with work in private collections.

"As an educator and mother, I was impacted by COVID - as was the world. As an artist, I wanted to capture the compassion and exhaustion the medical community experienced during COVID." - Lynn Richardson

Art Gallery at the Liberty Community Center

The art work of Trish Hill Bellington is now on display throughout the Liberty Community Center lobby for public viewing.

Trish Hill Bellington

About the artist: 

Trish Hill Bellington has been a lover of nature all her life. Over the past twenty-five years, her passion has been painting in watercolor on various surfaces. In her paintings Bellington seeks to express the delight and unique beauty she finds in even the humblest of creatures. Birds, butterflies, sheep, cows, chickens and flowers are some of her favorite subjects.

Mid-Continent Public Library - Withers Branch

The artwork of Stephen Weis is now on display throughout the Mid-Continent Public Library Community Room for public viewing.Stephen Weis Digital Twin

About the Artist: Stephen is an illustrator and designer who lives in Liberty, MO. From an early age he began drawing anything and everything that piqued his attention and imagination - especially robots and dinosaurs. Stephen’s digital illustrations utilize color theory and the relationships between negative space and form to create a sense of wonder, whimsy and optimism. Stephen holds a BFA in Design with an emphasis in Illustration from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. 

Ruth E. Stocksdale Gallery of Art at William Jewell College

The artwork of Benjamin Parks is now on display at the Ruth E. Stocksdale Gallery of Art located on the second floor of Brown Hall on William Jewells' campus.

Benjamin Parks

About the Artist: "My work is an exercise in capturing the essence of a soul. I paint subject matter in a state of being unmasked emotionally. I look for unguarded moments where the true nature of a person is visible. Emotional in nature, I paint these real moments on large scale canvases. As I am painting I transfer my own emotional experience into the process while also being affected by my perception of the subject. This ranges from my imagination of a stranger to real interpersonal relationships with close family members. Each step and layer of paint mirrors a life experience. Not all layers of paint are visible, yet they affect the outcome of the whole just as the subconscious mind affects our outer lives. My goal through painting is to bring the subconscious into awareness." - Benjamin Parks