"Louisiana Life' Piece by Artist Frank Kelley Jr. Donated to Charles Wright Museum

The artwork depicting Northeast Louisiana will be part of their permanent collection.
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Louisiana Life by Artist Frank Kelley, Jr.
Louisiana Life by Artist Frank Kelley, Jr.
WEST MONROE, La. - June 12, 2021 - PRLog -- Today, local Artist Frank Kelley, Jr. announced today a donation of his artwork "Louisiana Life' to The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI for their permanent collection.

The piece created by artist Mr. Kelley Jr. of West Monroe, Louisiana is being donated by Dr. Richard and Dr. Lynette Frieden of Oregon. 'Louisiana Life' depicts the luscious warmth of rural Northeast Louisiana. The piece will be part of their permanent collection, shown during various exhibits throughout the year to visitors from around the world for many years to come.

"Living in Northeast Louisiana was like growing up in fresh air," says the artist. "This piece transports us to a simpler, more relaxed rural time. Something that's needed in our fast pace world today."

"I am honored to see this piece become a permanent part of such a prestigious museum," says Kelley.


As the second-largest African American museum in the United States, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has dedicated itself to exploring and celebrating the rich cultural legacy of African Americans.

Through dozens of permanent and visiting exhibitions, over 300 annual public events and programs, as well as education and research opportunities for adults, children, and visiting scholars, The Wright inspires visitors toward greater understanding, acceptance, and unity by reflecting on the triumphs and tragedies of African-American history. Learn more at https://www.thewright.org/


Born and raised in Northeast Louisiana, Frank has created art centered around rural Louisiana, celebrated jazz, Southern life, along with Landscapes, vibrant Abstracts and Figurative.

From celebrated jazz figures, expressive Southern life and moving portraiture, Frank create art that takes its viewer on a journey. His expressive work takes the form of current life, yesteryears, as well as evoking the emotions of sorrow and happiness, struggle, hope, and togetherness and love. Private and corporate collectors around the world have acquired his investment quality work.

Kelley has unforgettable works of art in the homes of famous entertainers, museums, corporations, political figures and private collections across the world. His works have also been included in galleries in New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida, Detroit, Switzerland and more. Learn more at http://www.frankkelleyjr.com/

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