Willie Little, Artist and Storyteller


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 Revisited: Interactive YMI Exhibit recreates lost culture, Citizen Times, Asheville, 12/13/2009

Lucas, Scott, Two shows in Charlotte tear down walls, Speaking truth to power , Creative Loafing, Charlotte, NC, 4/30/08

Barden, Louise , The Darker Side of Mixed Company, South Park Magazine , Charlotte, NC, 4/30/08

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,ArtistsInteriors… Creative Spaces, Inspired Living, 2003

Lucas, 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

Lucas, 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

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

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