Special Guest, Nona Hendryx Joins
the Closing Reception of Groundbreaking Art Exhibition,
Anchored by Danny
Presented by Strivers Gardens
Gallery & Souleo Enterprises, LLC
Danny Simmons & Artists on the Cusp Closing
Reception includes a meet and greet with exhibiting artists
Nona Hendryx, the legendary funk-rock singer will make a special appearance
(non-performance) in support of eMerge: Danny
Simmons & Artists on the Cusp during its
closing reception on Thursday September 6, 6-8PM. 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.
The exhibition is co-curated by
Lisa D. Hayes, Esq., manager of Strivers Gardens Gallery, and event/media
content producer Souleo of Souleo Enterprises, LLC. 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.
Nona Hendryx’s legendary career spans six
decades of sound and style evolution. Longtime Nona Hendryx fans know her as
one of the founding members of the iconic rock funk group, LaBelle (with Sarah Dash
and lead singer Patti LaBelle). Nona Hendryx, who recently released her first
full-length solo CD in twenty years, Mutatis
Mutandis is also a longtime supporter of the visual arts community.
"I am excited to see the work by Danny
Simmons and the other art exhibited at Strivers Garden Gallery,” said Nona
Hendryx. "I live in New York and I'm exposed to a great deal of visual artists
and I'm always learning about new and wonderful art, sometimes in my own neighborhood.
With my recent involvement in my first group show with Gina Raphaela and
Francesca Galliani at CATM CHELSEA gallery, curated by David Zelikovsy I am
even more engaged and excited to find new gems!”
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 has created a platform for
promoting emerging, mid-career and established artists.