Its a nice oral history project, says Reynolds. I wanted to capture the memories of Houston artists remembering Houston. All the memories arent happy, though. Some interviewees recalled what it was like to be an artist during what was, in many ways, still a segregated city. Those artists remember that passage to integration, and its interesting to see things through their eyes.
The book was released in late January, and reaction so far has been pretty good it sold out at its first reading. Reynolds promises that theres a Web site in the works that will allow people to see the books photos and hear the interviews. But you dont have to wait for the Web site; you can watch Reynolds read today at 6:30 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit brazos.booksense.com. Free
Mon., Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m., 2008