(PRESS RELEASE) — In recent days, the Msgr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre at Barnard Hill, has received a number of valuable gifts from leading artists.
Mr. Cedric George has donated two of his paintings and a photograph of Dame Sesenne Descartes to the institution which suffered total loss of its library collection and artifacts in a fire last March 2018.
Mr. Augustin ‘Charlie’ Julien, leader and violinist of the Manmay Lakay folk group, has given his first violin and a hand-made banjo to the FRC collection.
The family of the recently deceased Ron Savory, leading Guyanese artist resident in Saint Lucia from 1979, has presented a painting by the artist of Dennery village.
These art works will be displayed prominently at the present offices of the FRC.
Other donations and gifts to the FRC include library collections and boxes of books. The FRC is desirous of receiving copies of its own publications as well as material on Saint Lucian and Caribbean culture, history and literature. These can be delivered to the FRC offices.
Those desirous of making donations can call 453-1477 to make arrangements for pick-up or delivery of gifts of books, audio visual materials, artifacts.
At a recent annual general meeting, a new Board was elected with Mr. Embert Charles as the new chairman.