Willie Little book launch "In The Sticks"

December 19, 2019

Join us for a reception with Willie Little to celebrate his recently published book "In The Sticks" Thursday, December 19th at 5:30pm.  At 6pm Little will read a few highlights.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  "In The Sticks" is a coming of age story, and a portrait-gallery of his family dynamics; folks from a time gone by, told with candid humor and a keen eye for human foibles. It depicts a part of the south during a time of radical change and seldom talked about outside the pages of Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright. It is a memoir pervaded by love, shame, and reconciliation, as well as the pop culture of the late 'sixties, and early 'seventies.  Little's memoir relays how art became his destiny- as seen in his life-sized sculpture installation, Juke Joint, and it shows how art helped him to overcome marginalization as a gay black man.

The 92 page book includes 20 illustrations of Little's art, personal photos, a foreward by art historian and independent curator Bruce Guenther and a testimony by author and historian Timothy B. Tyson.  The book was published by CuratorLove with grant funding awarded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR.   ISBN 978-0-359-97447-4

Copies are available for purchase at FROELICK GALLERY, Portland, OR, and CuratorLove.