Liberty Museum to Reopen
LIBERTY, August 2021— When prominent Liberty artist Lee Parks painted a mural depicting the O & W train stations in Sullivan County, he had started what would become a 20-year-and-counting project creating panels and murals of the county’s most iconic structures. As its first exhibit since being closed for the long COVID winter, the Liberty Museum & Arts Center at 46 South Main Street is reopening with a rare exhibit of all Parks’ murals.
Parks, having retired after a long career teaching and inspiring art students at Liberty High School, never expected his mural project to burgeon as it has. Under what he calls the “constant instigation” of architect and Liberty Museum President Robert Dadras, his subject matter is thematic, ranging from the iconic bridges and barns of the county to churches and synagogues, from hotels forgotten and demolished to a nostalgic Main Street scene.
The exhibit opens Saturday, July 24th, from noon until 4pm. A founding member of the Liberty Museum, Parks will be on hand to discuss his work. Refreshments will be available and, as always, admission to the Museum is free though donations are welcome.
Museum hours are Saturdays from 12 noon until 4 p.m. or by appointment. The show runs until August 30. For more information, call Matt Frumess at (845) 807-6725. or Lee Parks at (845) 706-6968 Visit www.libertymuseum.com.