After breaking attendance records for opening night and receiving media support from NBC, the NY Times, NY Daily News, Ebony.com, rollingOut and more, eMerge: Danny Simmons & Artists on the Cusp will hold a special gallery talk
Strivers Gardens Gallery
300 West 135th Street
between St. Nicholas & 8th Ave
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 includingformer head ofSotheby's worldwide VIP program,
Sotheby's Preferred, and the current founder/CEO ofAKArt-an art advisory
agency,Amy Kisch;owner and director ofCausey Contemporary
gallery,Tracy Causey-Jeffery; curator, art historian and arts
management specialist Debra Vanderburg-Spencerwhose
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.
Guests will have the opportunity to view the works of and interact
with the exhibition's artists--many of whom re-purpose 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.
WHERE:Strivers Gardens Gallery (Ground
Level), 300 West 135th Street (between St. Nicholas & 8th Ave.), Harlem
WHEN:Sunday, August 12.
3PM-Artist meet and greet, live music and unveiling of the youth
time capsule project.
4PM-On the Cusp: Collecting Art by eMerging Artists Panel &
Image One: Greg Frederick, Andy
Warhol, 2011. Broken vinyl records on canvas, 28.5 x 40.5 in.
Image Two: Beau McCall, Until We're Free, 2012.
Buttons, glow in the dark thread, denim, Plexiglas and burlap, 40 x 40 in