Pay your respects to one of the most beloved local photographers and artists in the area at the latest exhibit to open at George Memorial Library. “The Arts of Russell Autrey: Artist, Photographer, Raconteur,” which showcases Russell Autrey’s pen-and-ink drawings and storytelling skills as well as his magnificent photography, will be on display through October 31st.
A long-time photojournalist for Hartman Newspapers’ The Herald-Coaster (now the Fort Bend Herald and Texas Coaster), as well as for the Houston Chronicle, Autrey is best known for his photographs that caught snippets of the daily lives of Fort Bend County residents for more than 25 years, from 1983 until his retirement in 2009.
Denise Adams, a fellow reporter at The Herald-Coaster, once remarked that Autrey “captures the every-day in an extraordinary way.” Through the lens of his camera, Autrey documented wholesome Americana, from cotton harvests and livestock shows to children dancing through water puddles, creating masterpieces of art from simple, everyday life.
While best-known for his brilliant photography, Autrey also enjoys expressing his creativity through pen-and-ink drawings. The exhibit includes some of these lesser-known hidden gems that shine no less brightly beside their photographic counterparts.
Visitors to the exhibit will have a unique opportunity to hear Autrey’s stories while they are viewing his works of art. Photos for which he had a description will have a coordinating QR code with an audio recording of Autrey sharing his memories of the photo and the story behind each one. This innovative element to the exhibit enables visitors to appreciate both the visual and aural talents of the artist.
The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours. George Memorial Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
At Barringer Square Apartments in Webster, Texas, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.
Saturday, October 6, 2018—2:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
George Memorial Library
1001 Golfview Drive
Richmond, Texas 77469