Saturday October 13 we hold our first annual Liberty Arts Award Dinner. The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the artistic, cultural and economic vitality of Durham.
This year we were honored to present The Liberty to Phil Freelon who embodies the spirit of this award in every way and very personally for Liberty Arts in particular.
Sitting at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Umstead Drive in Chapel Hill is a recently finished unique memorial created by Liberty Arts Board member and founding artist, Michael Waller. It is a commemorative bench honoring the life and legacy of Joe Herzenberg. Herzenberg was a local historian, social justice advocate, and first openly gay elected official in North Carolina.
Valentines’ Day has passed but we can all use a little sweetness in our lives (and no, I’m not referring to heavily discounted candy). This week, our treat to you is a new video series featuring Liberty Artists!
It’s officially time to get excited: welcome to the brand new Liberty Arts blog! Our artist collective is always busy in the studio or around the Triangle with new exhibits and projects. We have a lot of fun here and you are always welcome to join in.
Artist Ivana Milojevic Beck grapples with a foundational identity between her Serbian and American homes. Beck’s sculptural forms and drawings focus on generations of women in her family and portray the resilience, flexibility, and adaptability passed down the line.
Michelle has more than 20 years experience in the field of nonprofit management, from Executive Director of SeeSaw Studios to running her own consulting firm focused on helping nonprofit organizations reach their potential.
Liberty Arts Artist, Leland Webb, recently participated in the 2017 Triangle Heart Ball by donating a hand turned black walnut rolled rim platter, titled "Stormy Sky." The Triangle Heart Ball celebrates all those sponsors, donors, and volunteers who bring the mission of the American Heart Association to life in the Triangle.
Liberty Arts Artists, Ivana Beck, has received the ISC Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the annual "Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award" program in 1994 to recognize young sculptors and to encourage their continued commitment to the field. It was also designed to draw attention to the sculpture programs of the participating universities, colleges and art schools.
On February 9, 2017, Liberty Arts announced the opening of its 1,000 square foot furnace-based glass blowing studio and coldworking shop. In keeping with the mission of Liberty Arts, it operates as a non-profit studio with public access.
Liberty Arts is a sculpture studio and foundry whose purpose is to enrich our communities with arts experiences that inspire, empower, educate and entertain. We believe strongly that diversity enhances our ability to fulfill that purpose, and in fact fosters a more creative and innovative artforce. Liberty Arts welcomes all to our inclusive atmosphere. We do NOT support the NC Legislature’s passage of HB2.
We will soon have gift certificates offered online! Until then, Liberty Arts is happy to offer gift certificates in any denomination. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount and what information you would like on the gift certificate (To/From names). Once we receive payment we will send out your gift certificate.