Brian Smith’s photograph of Oliver Platt has been chosen for American Photography 28 Awards. Platt was photographed for Art & Soul which features portraits of celebrities from the entertainment industry including film, television, music and stage paired with their personal testimonials about the importance of the arts in our culture and the positive impact it has on our lives and how their lives were shaped by art. The project was shot in partnership with The Creative Coalition and Sony.


Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith sits down with Tamara Lackey of the reDefine Show about working with The Creative Coalition and Sony to produce the Art & Soul book that pairs portraits of your favorite celebrities with their hand-written testimonials about the importance of funding the arts and arts education. Check out this video and then head over to to post your own testimonial supporting the arts.


Ebony Love for ART & SOUL

by admin on March 1, 2012

Great review in the March 2012 issue of Ebony magazine:

Art & Soul: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts ($40 Hearst Communications, edited by Robin Bronk and photographed by Brian Smith) features funky portraits and funny prose from 123 different Hollywood A-listers. What better way to support arts education than to buy a celebrity book about, well, the arts?” – EBONY


Christmas Gift of ART & SOUL for Tim Daly

by admin on December 24, 2011

Check out The Daly Show: Episode 5 “The Daly Christmas” Written + Directed by Ben Shelton and starring Tim Daly and his son Sam Daly to see Tim get a copy of ART & SOUL from Sam. You can even get you own copy filled with inspiring messages about the arts from 123 stars. Just the perfect Christmas Gift for your budding superstar. You can even get your own copy of ART & SOUL signed by Brian Smith if you stop by the Sony Store New York or Sony Store Century City.

Best part is that a portion of the proceeds from the book goes back to The Creative Coalition so they can continue to advocate for funding for the Arts. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving…


A Holiday Gift to the Arts

December 19, 2011

Looking for a last minute Christmas Gift? Want to do something to support the arts? Here’s a way you can do both… ART & SOUL is a 256-page over-sized coffee table book featuring portraits of 123 celebrities paired with their inspirational stories about how the arts has shaped their lives. The project, shot around the […]

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Liz Kelly Talking Art & Soul at LA Book Launch

November 7, 2011

A HUGE ART & SOUL THANKS to Liz Kelly for this wonderful interviews at the ART & SOUL Los Angeles Book Launch at the Sony Store at Century City. Nice Interviews with actors Tim Daly, Nia Vardolis, Richard Schiff, TCC’s Robin Bronk and photographer Brian Smith.

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ART & SOUL at W Los Angeles Westwood

November 2, 2011

Celebrity portraits from ART & SOUL will be on exhibit in the lobby of the W Hotel Los Angeles Westwood for the month of November 2011. Featured in the exhibit are portraits of Anne Hathaway, Samuel L Jackson, Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Alyssa Milano, Kerry Washington, Cheryl Hines, Dana Delany, Tim Daly, Richard Schiff, […]

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New and Noteworthy at MoMA

November 1, 2011

ART & SOUL 40 dollars. Finding your Book at MoMA…priceless…

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Tim Daly talks ART&SOUL on Game On! with John Salley

October 30, 2011

Actor and The Creative Coalition President Tim Daly will be talking about ART & SOUL on Game On! with John Salley TONIGHT at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on the Reelz Channel. Here’s a Preview… Game On! with John Salley | John Salley | Movie Trailer | Review

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TCC’s CEO Robin Bronk on Arts in America in Huffington Post

October 29, 2011

The Creative Coalition’s CEO Robin Bronk writes about celebrating and ensuring the survival of the Arts in America in Today’s Huffington Post with this salute to TCC’s founders and their goals to save the NEA and arts funding.

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