Save Our Culture!
Reynolds has often spoken publicly about the arts, and when he does, there’s one point that he’s sure to make: “When we look at cultures that have come and gone, what remains is the art that they created,” he shares. “We see and remember that society by the way in which it was reflected in their art.” Because of that, Reynolds believes in the importance of honoring today’s artists and nourishing the talents of the next generation. “When the recession started, communities began cutting budgets, and the first thing to go, whether that was in schools or cities, was the arts,” he recalls. “They believed arts were superfluous as opposed to necessary. ”However, the actor purports, doing so will affect the future of both our children and our nation. “We really need to look at how we prioritize things,” he insists. “Everybody should be exposed to the arts.”
Reynolds and wife Lissa formed the South
Arts Council (SPARC).