JBlair Presents...artist and poet DANNY SIMMONS!

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The eldest  brother to Russell Simmons and Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Danny Simmons is an abstract painter whose works can be seen all over the world in such prominent establishments as Chase Manhattan Bank, The Smithsonian, United Nations, and more. The New York Times says that Danny “injects freshness” into his abstracts, and that they are “meticulously rendered and decoratively impressive.” Several of his pieces have been obtained by art lovers and renowned celebrities everywhere, including: music industry executive/producer Lyor Cohen, and actor Will Smith, to name a few.

Simmons is also the author of five books, the latest titled Deep in Your Best Reflection, an intimate compilation of real-life texts and emails shared with a former girlfriend. He conceived of and co-produced the hit HBO series Def Poetry Jam, which made such as impact that Def Poetry is now offered as an elective at the University of Wisconsin, and won Simmons a Tony Award for the Broadway version of the show.

Co-founder, along with his siblings, and president of the Rush Arts Gallery, Simmons is also founder and VP of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, an organization “dedicated to providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant arts exposure and access to the arts,” as well as a former board member of the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Conference of Artists.

Join us on Thursday, Sept 5th at NOON (est) when we feature Mr. Danny Simmons!

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