|April 9, 2020 formal presentation of the bust of President William Jefferson Clinton at the Clinton Presidential Library has been postponed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Several of her works have been displayed in the U.S. Embassy and Residence in Nicosia, Cyprus as part of the U.S. State Department’s Art in the Embassies Program. Others have been showcased in cultural centers, including her Othello and Desdemona in the lobby of the Shakespeare & Co Company Theater in Lenox, Massachusetts and her Let’s Dance, which is displayed permanently at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival facility, a National Historic Site in Becket, Massachusetts.
Stern has been recognized with the “People’s Choice Award” by the Washington Project for the Arts, Corcoran for her bronze, Attitude. The Berkshire Museum selected three of her works for its 2018 show, Art of the Hills. Her, Quartet, was featured in Hillyer Art Space, Washington, D.C. in the July 2014 show, Flesh & Bone.
On her 75th birthday (as exposed by being on the cover of this weeks Washington City Paper) we wish her many more years of creativity and community activism. I cannot think of a better way to end Women’s history month than to celebrate a woman with such a variety of extraordinary talents!
“My art is the tangible manifestation of a deeply conscious effort to capture personality, corporal existence, and human vigor with my hands. I shape sculptures of the human form that my mind’s eye sees. After completing a sculpture through this very private experience, I place it on a pedestal for the world to observe, daring to expose my personal effort to public viewing. As a sculptor, my purpose is to translate my visual image of a face, body or fragment of the human form into a tactile, beautiful object with which the viewer can interact. I want the viewer to touch, pick up and/or walk around my artwork. That action tells me I have impacted the viewer, thereby justifying the uncomfortable act of unveiling my art and personal side in public. The spirit behind my work is to honor creation.” … Paula Stern