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The works on exhibit evolved from photographs Stern took on her travels far and near, including Israel, China, and the Berkshires. Stern’s creative process often begins with the computer, using digital processes to manipulate and transform photos. The resulting images then become the point of departure for “unique prints” combining digital and traditional printmaking methods.
Stern then continues the creative processing of the imagery into paintings, teasing an even more abstract and expressionist image from the prints as the source becomes even less recognizable. It is this process of starting with a photograph of a real object or place and transforming it until it becomes something else that she finds fascinating and challenging.
Stern has exhibited in both the United States and Israel, and has won numerous awards. Recently she has had one-woman shows at Johnson & Johnson Headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and the Watchung Arts Center in Watchung, New Jersey. Her art has been reproduced in magazines and books of poetry. In addition to producing art, she has curated several art exhibitions and also lectures about Art as Midrash.
Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel is located at 85 Harrison Street at the corner of Whalley Avenue. For further information please call the BEKI office at 203-389-2108 or email email@example.com.
Stern’s work can be seen on-line at: http://www.miriamstern.net