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On The "A" w/Souleo: Danny Simmons Is 'On To Something Beautiful' With New Oil And Fabric Works

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

The history, pulse, rhythm and energy of Africa spiral into motion in a new series by visual artist, Danny Simmons. Noted for his abstract-expressionist paintings, Simmons is now merging oil paints with African and abstract print fabrics.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Heading to Philadelphia

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 11.06.2015 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

The walls at Rush Arts Galleries are expanding beyond New York City and into Philadelphia, PA. The news was delivered during the fourth annual Gold Rush Awards.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: New TV Series Explores America By The Numbers

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

The series launches on October 2 on WORLD Channel and October 4 on PBS, with the episode "Mainstream USA," which looks at how the small town of Clarkston, Georgia is negotiating increased diversity levels.

Digging Into "The Why" of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation with Danny Simmons

Brandon Deroche | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

With this weekend being their annual Gold Rush Awards fundraiser in New York, I caught up with Danny to learn the story of how Rush began.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Wendell Headley, A Fashion World Outsider, Comes To The Fore

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

In an unfurnished New York City apartment with bare white walls, Wendell Headley paces the room with an intense energy bordering on unease. He's indoors--at what will soon be the home of an art installation featuring some of his avant-garde fashion designs--but he longs to be outside in the park across the street.

Art Through The Eyes Of A Legend: Danny Simmons

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 08.12.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

The Simmons family has shown us firsthand that art, literature, music (even rap), business and politics can co-exist with the proper support system.

Danny Simmons: Opens Door on Hidden Treasures in his Crown Heights Home

Isa Freeling | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

If meeting Danny Simmons was the beginning of a novel, I might write, "the doors quietly blew open and a great smiling man beckoned us in." At six fee...

Contemporary Caribbean Art Exhibit Launches in Harlem: A Prelude to the Barbados Fine Art Fair

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Akoshia Yoba

What better place than Harlem -- the cultural Mecca for people of color -- to highlight the contributions of Caribbean members of the African Diaspora?

A Conversation with Painter Kendall Shaw

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.22.2013 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

n a four-story brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn--a block from Prospect Park--I was able to sit down and speak with painter Kendall Shaw. At 88 years old, he may have slowed down, but he remains an artistic and intellectual force to be reckoned with. He is also an engaging raconteur.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

New In New York: 'Def Poetry Jam' Reunion Marks Unofficial Opening Of Harlem Cultural Center | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.13.2012 | Black Voices

Harlem's renaissance hinged on the poetic musings of wordsmiths like Langston Hughes in the 1920s, much as its latest revival hinges on the poets Jess...

Love, Life, Art: A Conversation With Danny Simmons

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

Danny Simmons is an artist. Not the kind of artist who compromises for publicity that evaporates with the emergence of the "next big thing," but a true multifaceted artist who takes pride in exposing raw, untapped talent hailing from urban neighborhoods

WATCH: Russell Simmons' Art For Life Benefit

East Hampton, NY Patch | Matthew Margolis | Posted 10.02.2011 | Arts

Soledad O'Brien, Danny Simmons and Edward Norton take a few minutes to talk about the importance of art. The 12th annual Art for Life Benefit for R...

Arts Leaders Blast NY Gov. Paterson's Proposed Slash of Culture Funding

Leonard Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonard Jacobs

Part of what is driving Paterson to institute the whopping 40% cut to arts is the terminally dysfunctional state legislature, which is more than one month late approving a budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year.