ART & SOUL: Stars Unite To Celebrate and Support the Arts
Brian Smith's celebrity portraits have appeared on the covers and within the pages of countless entertainment and news publications. The Creative Coalition's arts advocacy programs, led by Robin Bronk, are well-known and respected in Hollywood and Washington circles. Their shared commitment to the arts led to their collaboration on a uniquely powerful campaign to raise awareness of the role of the arts in America, and culminates in the upcoming release of ART &SOUL: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts.
Tim Daly, actor and President of The Creative Coalition, explains the mission of the book, "ART & SOUL couples unique portraits of today's most recognizable faces with their poignant narratives. These stories are illustrative of the unique power of the arts to feed the soul."
The project, made possible with generous support from Sony Electronics and was photographed exclusively with their a900 DSLR camera, includes 123 stunning portraits accompanied by inspiring handwritten stories from the world's most beloved and legendary actors, actresses, comedians and musicians. Celebrities featured in the book include Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Patricia Arquette, Adrien Brody, Alyssa Milano, Adrian Grenier, Taraji P. Henson, Tony Bennett, Amanda Peet, Kelsey Grammer, Paula Abdul, Tim Daly, Taye Diggs, Samuel L. Jackson, and many others.
ART & SOUL is the cornerstone of a grassroots campaign that focuses national attention on the need to ensure that arts in America thrive and flourish.