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.
- Art Gallery at the Liberty Community Center (1600 S. Withers Rd.)
- Atrium Gallery at Liberty City Hall (101 E. Kansas St.)
- Mid-Continent Library - Withers Branch (1665 S. Withers Rd.)
- Ruth E. Stocksdale Gallery of Art at William Jewell College (Brown Hall 2nd Floor, 252 William Jewell College Way, Liberty, MO ) (Link to gallery Facebook page)
Atrium Gallery at Liberty City Hall
The artwork of Trish Hill Bellington is now on display throughout the Liberty City Hall lobby for public viewing.
About the artist:
Watercolor Calligraphy Mixed Media
Born in pastoral north central Missouri on a working cattle ranch, Trish Hill Bellington has been a lover of nature all her life. With an irrepressible creative spirit, she has enjoyed pursuing numerous avenues of artistic expression from childhood. Over the past twenty-five years, her passion has been painting in watercolor on various surfaces. It has been a lasting challenge as she finds endless inspiration in the natural world around her.
In her paintings she 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. Contrasting light and shadow are characteristic of her work, as is the vibrant color she uses.
Trish has studied with many well know water-colorists, participated in numerous art shows, illustrated books, and is co-owner of Gallery 104 in Kirksville, Missouri. She currently lives and paints at her home on the ranch in north Missouri.
Art Gallery at the Liberty Community Center
The art work of Tanya VanDillen is now on display throughout the Liberty Community Center lobby for public viewing.
About the artist: Growing up on Florida's Space Coast, VanDillen has always been interested in the exploration of our planet and what lies beyond. This particular series deals with the innate curiosity that consistently drives humanity to examine the cosmos. VanDillen is currently living in Kansas City and enjoys painting subjects that are relatable to anyone and everyone, yet also hold a special personal meaning and connection to her hometown.
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.
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.
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