The spring 2011 Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens will feature the exuberant bronze sculptures of Actor/Artist Daniel Stern. Stern will be exhibiting a selection of his large and smaller-scale figurative sculptures in booth 177.
Photo: Daniel Stern with his bronze sculpture, Jump, which will be on display at the Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens Art Show May 21-22, 2011
The Affaire in the Gardens art show showcases the work of over 250 local and national artisans working in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and printmaking.
About his process of creating his bronze pieces, Stern says, "I am a story-teller at heart and my sculptural work allows me to give a literal and visceral dimension to my characters. Much like taking a still frame from a film or extracting a page from a memoir, the work communicates freeing, fleeting, or reflexive moments of my characters' varied narratives. The decisive energy of their tales is represented by their gesture and movement."
In addition to his visual art career, Stern is well known for his acting roles in Breaking Away, Home Alone, and City Slickers, among others, and for directing television, movies, and Off Broadway plays.
Passionate about public service, Stern is the Founder and President of the Malibu Foundation for Youth and Families. In 2010, President Obama awarded Stern and his wife Laure the prestigious "Call to Service Award" for their notable volunteer work. Stern is a board member of The Creative Coalition and serves as Honorary Chairman of the California PTA. He also teaches Media Literacy at various schools and conventions nationwide.