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 Kim Smith is now on display throughout the Liberty City Hall lobby for public viewing.

Kim Smith Artwork

About the artist: Kim Smith is a self-taught, Christ inspired artist. Smith only recently took up watercolors within the past five years. She believes that painting allows her to explore and strengthen her own personal faith, creativity and optimism.

 "I believe we should never stop challenging ourselves or give up on a dream." - Kim Smith

Art Gallery at the Liberty Community Center

The art work of Susan Ferguson is now on display throughout the Liberty Community Center lobby for public viewing.

Susan Ferguson Display 2

About the artist: Susan Ferguson holds two academic degrees in English (B.A. and M.A.). She worked for more than forty years in agriculture, journalism, writing, editing, marketing and teaching before pursuing a visually creative path. During a hiatus from traditional employment, Susan discovered a passion for weaving. Ferguson is a recipient of the 2021 Rocket Relief Emergency Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art and Charlotte Street Foundation; and she received ArtsKC Regional Arts Council Inspiration Grants in 2018 and 2019.

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