Danny Simmons Jr.
Rush Arts Philly
Rush Arts Philadelphia is a branch of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation out of NYC, founded by brothers Danny, Russell, and Joey aka "Rev Run" Simmons. Artist, Poet, Author, Philanthropist Danny Simmons, Jr., is an American abstract painter from Queens, NY, who once coined his particular style of painting as “neo- African Abstract Expressionism.” His talent and passion for the arts reaches beyond the canvas; He is a published author, poet, painter and art philanthropist. He has become a leader in the art world with his philanthropic ventures, artistic talents and creative mind and drive.
Visual Artist, Wearable Art
After a successful show in Rome showcasing his visual and wearable art , Philadelphia native Bariq Cobbs elevates the local art scene with his hip-hop infused style in the U.S. Premier of "Sketch Book". Inspired by artists such as Jean Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Jacob Lawrence, Bariq has been laying the foundation for his art legacy since the late 80's with his original design companies Tribe Vibe, Funky Root and Meezhan. Recently, his work was featured as part of The Unflinching Eye: Works of The Tiberino Family Circle at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.