Fort Bend County Libraries presents "The Arts of Russell Autrey: Artist, Photographer, Raconteur" opening day
“The Arts of Russell Autrey: Artist, Photographer, Raconteur” will showcase Autrey’s pen-and-ink drawings and storytelling skills as well as his magnificent photography. 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.
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.
Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display until October 31.