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Exhibition Detail
eMerge: Danny Simmons & Artists on the Cusp GALLERY TALK
Curated by: Lisa Hayes, Souleo
300 West 135th St
Between St. Nicholas & 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10030

August 12th, 2012 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Andy Warhol, Greg FrederickGreg Frederick, Andy Warhol,
2011, Broken vinyl records on canvas, 28.5 x 40.5 in.
© Greg Frederick/Vinyl Pop Art
Barkcloth, Danny SimmonsDanny Simmons, Barkcloth,
2011, Oil and pigment on canvas, 22 x 36 in.
© Danny Simmons
Until We\'re Free, Beau McCallBeau McCall, Until We're Free,
2012, Buttons, glow in the dark thread, denim, Plexiglas and burlap, 40 x 40 in.
© Beau McCall
A Nice Cup of Tears (Series) Whitney Houston, Shirley Nette WilliamsShirley Nette Williams,
A Nice Cup of Tears (Series) Whitney Houston,
2012, Mixed media: teabag, thread, saucer, fabric, 28.5 x 28.5 in.
© Shirley Nette Williams
Old School Hip-Hop, Laura GadsonLaura Gadson, Old School Hip-Hop,
2010, Quilt art, machine appliqué and quilted with fabric maker, 18w x 29h in (framed)
© Laura Gadson
A Day in the Life of Down Syndrome, Glenn "Spoof" Wright of House of SpoofGlenn "Spoof" Wright of House of Spoof,
A Day in the Life of Down Syndrome,
2008-2009, Photography
© Glenn Wright
Stay Hungry, Misra Walker of House of SpoofMisra Walker of House of Spoof, Stay Hungry,
2011, Silkscreen, 18 x 22 in.
© Misra Walker
Jimi Hendrix Electric Feel, Andre WooleryAndre Woolery, Jimi Hendrix Electric Feel,
2011, Over 3,000 thumbtacks and oil paint, 26 x 48 in.
© Andre Woolery
Greenpoint Sky, David HollierDavid Hollier, Greenpoint Sky,
2012, Acrylic on canvas, 27.5 x 36.5 in.
© David Hollier
JMB Code, JaSon E. AugusteJaSon E. Auguste, JMB Code,
2011, Acrylic on high-resolution digital print on vinyl, 52 x 52 in.
© JaSon E. Auguste
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Groundbreaking Art Exhibition, Anchored by Danny Simmons’ Artwork Announces Gallery Talk with Art World Experts

Presented by Strivers Gardens Gallery & Souleo Enterprises, LLC


eMerge: Danny Simmons & Artists on the Cusp Gallery Talk includes a panel featuring some of the art world’s foremost leaders, a meet and greet with exhibiting artists, live music and the unveiling of the time capsule project


NEW YORK (July 31, 2012)— After breaking attendance records for opening night and receiving media support from NBC, the NY Times, NY Daily News,, rollingOut and more, eMerge: Danny Simmons & Artists on the Cusp will hold a special gallery talk on Sunday August 12, 3-5PM. The free event is anchored by the works of visual artist Danny Simmons, co-founder of Rush Arts Gallery + Resource Center, a core program of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Danny, brother of Russell Simmons, is also the co-creator and executive producer of the HBO series Def Poetry Jam and a published author. Co-curated by Lisa D. Hayes, Esq., manager of Strivers Gardens Gallery, and event/media content producer Souleo of Souleo Enterprises, LLC, the exhibition will run through September 7, 2012.

The gallery talk will include the panel, On the Cusp: Collecting Art by eMerging Artists with some of the art world’s most accomplished advisors, gallery owners and curators including former head of Sotheby’s worldwide VIP program, Sotheby’s Preferred, and the current founder/CEO of AKArt—an art advisory agency, Amy Kisch; owner and director of Causey Contemporary gallery, Tracy Causey-Jeffery; and curator, art historian and arts management specialist Debra Vanderburg-Spencer whose clients include The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Exhibitions Manager), the Harlem Arts Alliance, William J. Clinton Foundation and the Galleries at The Interchurch/Rockefeller Center. During this informative panel, art viewers will learn the process and value behind collecting works by today’s emerging artists. Topics to be covered include how to collect art on a budget, identifying the right pieces to purchase, the financial and life-enhancing personal benefits of buying art and more.

Guests will have the opportunity to view the works of and interact with the exhibition’s artists, many of whom repurpose everyday materials like teabags, thumbtacks and buttons into fine art. The Harlem Arts Alliance and Souleo Enterprises, LLC youth members, CULTURE CRASHERS—along with the debut of the time capsule project (created by Jeremiah Drake)—will provide live music in the garden.

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