Beach Institute African American Cultural Center Receives Major Donation Of Art By Richard Law


Richard Law (far right) featured with Members from the KTCF, Inc. Board of Directors
Richard Law (far right) featured with Members from the KTCF, Inc. Board of Directors

As the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation (KTCF) hosted its 2014 Annual Meeting and Membership Drive on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at the Beach Institute African American Cultural Center. The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation was pleased to announce that low country artist Richard Law donated several pieces of his artwork to be a part of the Foundation’s Permanent Collection. Richard Law the artist loaned “The Antique Barber Pole” to the Beach Institute. At the annual meeting he announced his intent to donate this particular piece of work as well as it to be included as a part of the Ulysses Davis Folk Art Collection that signifies their barbership and that‘s parallel.

Mr. Law said, “The Beach Institute is the right home for me to donate these six pieces of my artwork that come from several series of work that have been on exhibit here at the Beach Institute as a part of the Foundation’s exhibition over the past years. This gift reveals my commitment to help inspire, educate, maintain value and integrity, and up lift African American culture.” Dr. Annette K. Brock, chair of the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors said, “The Foundation was honored and thrilled to have Law’s artwork added to the KTCF permanent collection. And it also demonstrates his vision as an artist and his astounding generosity.”

This gift from Artist Richard Law demonstrates the true vision and mission of the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation that remains to research, collect, interpret and present African American history and culture through exhibits, art, films, lectures, oral history, tours and publications. The Foundation endeavors to promote and disseminate information concerning this history and to celebrate the contributions of African Americans, especially in Georgia and the Sea Islands of South Carolina. The Foundation seeks to foster continued interracial understanding and appreciation of different cultures.

We’ve been so pleased to have “The Antique Barber Pole” on loan from Mr. Law and it will make a wonderful addition to the Ulysses Davis Folk Art Collection. Adding Law’s works of significance and power, from his early period of discovery, to our collection is transformative.” Artist Richard Law is a longtime supporter and member of the Foundation, and we’d like to thank him for his generous gift,” Ms. Darlene Wilson, Foundation staff comments.

Richard Law, famed local artist was please with his announcement to have his collection of artwork housed at the Beach Institute. This limited-edition collection of various theme features his well known palette of bright and vibrant colors. The collection has an array of bold statements in-line with his goal of educating and inspiring his fans through his personal self-expression. In this collection you will see everyday tasks displayed in proud and meaningful parades.

“His astonishing perceptive power and imagination have created an art of the future that has allowed our past to be our guide,” Law said, “One that changes how we see things in life.” Law concludes by saying “This addition of works to the Foundation’s permanent collection will provide local and regional art audiences with the opportunity to experience my art close to home.”


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