Save Our Cul­ture!

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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). in­Pasadena

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