Main Street Arts hosts exhibit by David Stern
Works in several media by artist David Stern will be on exhibit at Main Street Arts through Feb. 22.

Main Street Arts hosts exhibit by David Stern

SAXTONS RIVER — The work of David Stern is the subject of an art show that runs through Feb. 22 at Main Street Arts (MSA).

An opening reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Stern has titled his show “All Over the Map,” which refers to the paintings, which he created while traveling, and for the variety of pieces and styles.

With a degree in theater from the University of Vermont and a Master of Fine Arts in design from Rutgers University, Stern has directed and designed more than 100 productions for the stage-including MSA's 2015 production of Les Miserables - and has shown artwork at numerous galleries.

His work encompasses wood sculpture, watercolor painting, and jewelry, through which he attempts to communicate a consistent sense of design across multiple media and methods.

Stern says he is “seeking to retain the freshness and freedom of the organic while providing enough structure to support the composition. Thus, in watercolor, I celebrate the movement of the water. In jewelry, I let the metal melt and move. In sculpture, I leave a great deal of wood just as I found it, using what is innate in the material.”

Described by those who know him as a Renaissance man, Stern is the artistic director of Main Street Arts and is the director of the arts organization's upcoming winter production of Bat Boy: The Musical.

He lives in Westminster with his wife Vanessa.

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