eMerge: Danny Simmons & Artists on the Cusp GALLERY TALK

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Andy Warhol, 2011 Broken Vinyl Records On Canvas 28.5 X 40.5 In. © Greg Frederick/Vinyl Pop Art
Barkcloth, 2011 Oil And Pigment On Canvas 22 X 36 In. © Danny Simmons
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, 2012 Mixed Media: Teabag, Thread, Saucer, Fabric 28.5 X 28.5 In. © Shirley Nette Williams
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, 2008-2009 Photography © Glenn Wright
Stay Hungry, 2011 Silkscreen 18 X 22 In. © Misra Walker
Jimi Hendrix Electric Feel, 2011 Over 3,000 Thumbtacks And Oil Paint 26 X 48 In. © Andre Woolery
Greenpoint Sky, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 27.5 X 36.5 In. © David Hollier
JMB Code, 2011 Acrylic On High Resolution Digital Print On Vinyl 52 X 52 In. © JaSon E. Auguste
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

Artist talk
By appointment.
collectors, mixed-media, graffiti/street-art, pop, modern


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.