Bringing Art to the People

The Willcox, Buyck & Williams Foundation was created in 2014 to bring piano music to the people of Florence, South Carolina. Its Directors are Mark W. Buyck Jr, Hugh L. Willcox Jr. and Reynolds Williams.

Fore three years we engaged British artist Luke Jerram, touring internationally since 2008, to bring his artwork, Play Me, I’m Yours to Florence.
The pianos were located in public parks, bus shelters and markets and were available for any member of the public to play and enjoy. The pianos were personalized and decorated by artists or the local community. By creating a place of exchange Play Me, I’m Yours invited the public to engage with, activate and take ownership of their urban environment.

In 2016, the foundation worked with artist Frank Hyder to bring his Janis project to Florence, SC . The air filled huge head, which at once references Moai of Easter Island, Olmec heads and, the ancient Roman god of new endeavors, at the same time has its roots in street art and inflatable toys.

In an effort to continue bringing the community together through art, the foundation has again called upon Luke Jerram and his latest project, Museum of the Moon, to be presented in Florence, SC.