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© 2018 Willie Little

Lectures/Workshops:

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Craft and Folk Art Museum forum with Betye Saar, Los Angeles, CA

Sesnon Gallery, Porter College, UC Santa Cruz, CA

Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC

CCAC , Oakland California

Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

University of Capetown, Capetown, South Africa

Bittney Springs High School, Nevada City, CA

University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

Piedmont Middle School, Charlotte, NC

Northwest School of the Arts, Charlotte, NC

Afro American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC

Tryon Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

Cabarras Art Guild, Concord, NC

 

TV Appearances:

WLOS 13, ABC Affiliate Asheville, NC

Out of the Ashes, WTVI Public Television Documentary

North Carolina Now, WUNC Public Television

Assignment Carolinas, WJZY 46

South Carolina Public Television

WBTV 3 News, story on Hugh McColl

WBTV 3 News, Black History Month Showcase

 

 

Radio Appearances:

KXL, KXL, Speaking Freely, Portland, OR 2019

KWMR, San Francisco, CA 2018

KBOO, Portland, OR 2018

WUNC, NPR 2002

Radio Disney 2002

KERA, NPR Dallas, Texas 2000

Mike Collins, WFAE, NPR 1998, 2000, 2008

WSOC Morning Show, 1999

Todd Munce Show, NPR, Detroit MI. 1998

 

Collections:

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

Ambassador of Madagascar

Jeff Warner Designs, San Francisco, CA, Hawaii

Peter Luder, Howard Kanini, London, England

Traveling Collection of Judy Norell,

Myth, Memory and Imagination (Washington, DC)

Bank of America Corporate Offices, Charlotte, NC

Jon D. Lowly    SF, CA

Betsy Schmidt  Sacramento, CA

Allison Knapp  SF, CA

Emily Leff   Granite Bay, CA 

Aynesh Johnson  NY, NY

Patty and Jeff Baird- Cedar House Sport Hotel, Truckee, CA

Sara Harris   L.A., CA

Lisa Eisenpresser L.A., CA  

Tanya Jordan-Taylor, Buchanan and Jordan Inc-Reno, CA

Shaye Whittlesey  Nevada City, CA

Wendy Whitson Asheville, NC 

Paul Geenty Nevada City

Danny Simmons, NYC

Robert Gray, Palm Springs, CA

Rick Wulff, Berkeley, CA

Dr. Nicholas Daniels and Dr. John Eckels, San Francisco, CA

First Charter Bank Headquarters, Charlotte, NC

Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Kenly NC

Afro- American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC

Davis Steel, Matthews, NC

Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NC

Mary Tribble, Charlotte, NC

Jodie and Frank Turner, Charlotte, NC

McColl Center for Visual Art

Headlands Center for the Arts

 

Bibliography:

Larimore, Phillip On Willie Little: Proof of Promises Kept, Charlotte Viewpoint Metropolitan Ideas & Art, July, 2016

Schreiber, Barbara, Willie Little Takes on Tea Party, Klan in Exhibition, Charlotte News and Observer, September, 2014

Titcombe, Tara, Best of Winston Salem, US Airways Magazine, September, 2010

 

Kopp, Bill, Willie Little’s Juke Joint: A Slice of the 50s, Laurel of Asheville, February, 2010

 

Kopp, Bill, Juke Joint: Hookers, Batwings, Pigs’ Feet and Hair Tonic, Mountain Express, Asheville, 12/16/2009

 

Motsinger, Carol, Juke Joint Revisted: Interactive YMI Exhibit re-creates lost culture, Citizen Times, Asheville, 12/13/2009

 

Barden, Louise, The Darker Side of ‘Mixed Company’, South Park Magazine, 5/2008

 

Vance, Donna, Exhibit adds to our grasp of divisions, Charlotte Observer,1/18/2008

 

Singleton, Erica, Breaking Mythic assumptions, The Charlotte Post,1/24/2008

 

Richard, Paul, Smithsonian’s ‘Juke Joint’ Last Call for a Vanished South

Washington Post, 9/29/2003

 

‘Juke Joint’ Exhibit Opens In American Jazz Museum, Kansas City Call, 2003

 

Lewis, Samella, PhD, African American Artists, 4th Edition, 2003

 

Dickson, Laurie, Ode To Southern Roots, Artists’ Interiors… Creative Spaces, Inspired Living, 2003

 

Lewis, Scott, ‘Out of the Box’ Artist Willie Little Gets Playful with Race, Creative Loafing, Charlotte, NC, 6/5/02

 

Maschal, Richard, Dolls Foster Study of Racial Stereotypes, Charlotte Observer, 6/3/02

 

Greenburg, Blue, Down Memory Lane in the South, The Herald Sun, Durham, NC, 09/02

 

Raleigh News & Observer, 10/02

 

Arts & Science Council Newsletter, 2002

 

Home Grown…Celebrating Arts of North Carolina, SECCA Catalogue, 2001

 

Lee, Heath-Hartage, Treasure Hunt, Charlotte Place, November 2001

 

Parker, Alan-Michael, South African Artists Depict ‘Truths’, Charlotte Observer, 08/01

 

Paterson, Tom, A Little Homework, Winston-Salem Journal, 06/03/01

 

Getting A Handle on ‘Baggage’, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 8/17/01

 

Maschal, Richard,’ Prayer’: Focus on Faith Through the Artist’s Lens, Charlotte Observer, 05/11/01

 

Like A Prayer: A Jewish and Christian Presence in Contemporary Art, Catalogue, 2000

 

The Hourglass Project: Baggage, Catalogue, 2000

 

Muller-Price, Debra, A Sanctuary for the Arts, Southern Accents, March-April, 2000

 

Swisher, Amy, Little’s Big Gift, Creative Loafing, 09/02/00

 

Brown, Derrick, ‘Door’ Opens for Charlotte Artist in Residence, Charlotte Post, Summer, 2000

 

Willie Little’s tell-a-tale art, Independent Tribune, 03/31/00

 

Downtown Magazine, Summer 2000, Winter 2001

 

Grant, Kandice, Willie Little, A Revivalist of the Rural South Uses Art to Spin Living Tales of Times Past, Cultural Calendar, 04/05/00

Higgins, Katherine, Little Draws from his Experiences as a Country Boy, The Smithfield Herald, 04/13/00


Simpson, Thea, Little’s Art Tells Family Story, Life on Eastern NC Tobacco Farm, The Wilson Daily News, 04/18/00

 

Fox, Catherine, Where Creativity Can Flourish, Atlanta Journal- Constitution, 01/09/00

 

Fox, Catherine, Charlotte’s New Devotion to the Arts, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 01/09/00

 

Dunn, Debra, Artist Fellowship Awarded, Charlotte Observer, 06/23/00

 

Norman, Bud, Art Display Celebrates Good Friends in Low Places, Wichita Eagle, 08/00

 

Kansas African American Museum Inc., and Kansas Art Commission & K.T Weidemann Foundation Present Juke Joint, Catalogue, 2000

 

Create Something, Charlotte Magazine, 01/01

 

Brown, Linda-Louise, Americans, Creative Loafing, 02/27/99

 

Myth, Memory and Imagination: Universal Themes in the Life and Culture of the South, Catalogue, The collection of Judy Norell, 1999

 

Miller, Hanna, Jukin’ Charlotte Magazine, May 1999

 

Lewis, Scott, Southern Exposure, Northern Light, Creative Loafing, 10/9/99

 

Residents: 1999/2000, Catalogue, Tryon Center for Visual Art, 1999

 

Juke Joint: A Community Story, Cover Story, North Carolina Arts Council Newsletter, Spring/Summer 1999

 

Arts & Science Council Newsletter, Autumn 1999

 

Haight,Kathy, Artsy Inaugural, Charlotte Observer, 07/11/99

 

Meadows, Bob, Exhibit Portrays Life on a Tobacco Farm, Charlotte Observer, 08/30/98

 

Brown, Linda-Louise, Praise Singer, Creative Loafing, 08/98

 

Juke Joints Jive at Museum, Michigan Press, 07/23/98

 

Colby, Joy-Hakanson, Multimedia ‘Juke Joint’ Pulls Visitors into the Southern Memories, The Detroit News, 07/3/98

 

Cohen, Keri- Guten, Sculptures Bring Juke Joint to Life, Detroit News& Free Press, 08/16/98

 

Pearson, Craig, Cultural Celebration, The Windsor Star, 08/14/98

 

Museum Seeks ‘Paradise’ Memories, The Monitor, 07/16/98 (Michigan)

 

This Joint is Jumpin’ (all Detroit, Michigan area, 07/26/98)

Framingham Observer

Garden City Observer

Westland Observer

Rochester Eccentric

Troy Eccentric

Southfield Eccentric

West Bloomfield Eccentric

Plymouth Observer

Birmingham Eccentric

Canton Observer

Livonia Observer

 

Colby, Joy- Hakanson, Artist Crafts a Slice of African American Life, Detroit Press, 1998

 

Moran, K- Michelle, Rural Aesthetic, Troy Times (Detroit) 08/5/98

 

Harley, Cathy, At Penn Center…The ‘Joint Jumping’, The Packet, Beaufort, SC, 1997

 

Toppman, Lawrence, Installation Evokes Civil Rights –Era Church, Charlotte Observer, 1997

 

Day, Jeffery, Gallery Exhibit Reserves Viewers’ Place at Juke Joint, The State Newspaper, SC, 03/09/97

 

Joy, Pain Meet in ‘Juke Joint’, Greensboro News& Record, 05/08/97

 

Marley, Dan, Hometown Hangout, The Macon Telegraph, 06/20/97

 

MacNeil, William, Crossing Cultures Provide Impetus for Art Show, Pasatiempo, Santa Fe, NM, 04/97

 

Santa Fe Magazine, 1997

 

Seawright, Sandy, Two Way Street, Creative Loafing, 08/15/97

 

Young, Jeri, ‘Amazing Grace’ Exhibit at New South, Charlotte Post, 10/31/96

 

Drake, Nicholas, Little Creates a ‘Juke Joint’ From his Memory, The Post & Courier, Charleston, SC, 06/20/96

 

Walker, Sherry, Pride Goes to ‘Juke Joint’, Pride Magazine, August, 1996

 

Walker, Sherry, Willie Little’s Juke Joint, C Magazine, Volume 2, Number 3, Cover Story, Spring, 1996

 

Meadows, Bob, Artist Brings his Childhood to Life, Charlotte Observer, 04/07/96

 

Mint Museum of Art, Catalogue, 1994-95

 

Other Experience

National Advisory Board, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, Emeritis

National Advisory Board, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, 2011-2015

Board of Directors, Tryon Center for Visual Art. Charlotte NC 2001-2002, Advocate for fellow artists, Strategic and Diversity committees