Brian Smith — Art & Soul: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts
Location: Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, Florida
Start: 8:00 pm Oct 20 2011
Meet Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Brian Smith as he speaks at Books & Books Coral Gables on Thursday, October 20th about the making of ART & SOUL. A book signing will immediately follow his talk.
ART & SOUL (Filipacchi Publishing, $40) is a large-format glossy coffee-table book, featuring intimate portraits of celebrities from the entertainment industry including TV, music, film and stage. The stunning images, shot by Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Brian Smith, are accompanied by personal testimonials from each artist expressing the importance of the arts in our culture and the positive impact it has on our lives.
The notes – in each artist’s own handwriting – range from whimsical to weighty, but all offer insight into the individual’s background and how the arts shaped their lives. The book also contains a foreword by a celebrated public figure involved in this cause.
Celebrities photographed for the book include such luminaries as: Anne Hathaway, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Adrien Brody, Zooey Deschanel, Adrian Grenier, Patricia Arquette, Tony Bennett, Tim Daly, Joe Mantegna, Amanda Peet, John Turturro, and many more.
The book was created in partnership with the Creative Coalition, the premier public advocacy charity, founded by prominent figures in the entertainment industry. It is an important part of a campaign to focus national attention on the need to ensure that arts in America thrive and flourish.
A terrific gift, Art & Soul also helps to support the arts, inspiring future generations of creative artists and improving our lives.