This RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
1xRUN is excited to present Russell Rush 20
by artist Cey Adams
. These limited edition prints capture Adams' unique collage work to support Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
goal of introducing artwork to those in need. An limited quantity of 40 Standard Edition prints will be available exclusively on 1xRUN while a hand-embellished edition of 10 will be available at the 2015 Gold Rush Awards.
"The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation supports creativity for young minds to blossom. The piece I created honors my life long friendship with Russell and the Simmons brothers. The golden colors symbolize the deep rooted history we collectively share. The curves represent movement and change." - Cey Adams
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) is dedicated to providing inner city youth across New York City with significant exposure to the arts, as well as to supporting emerging artists with exhibition opportunities. Rush was founded in 1995 by three brothers: Danny Simmons, visual artist and community builder; media mogul Russell Simmons; and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons of the legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC.Their goal was to fill the gap that the disenfranchised and people of color faced in both accessing the arts and exhibition opportunities.
Over the past 20 years with the help of a broad base of friends, collaborators and supporters, Rush have been able to develop their main two program areas – Rush Education art programs for youth and Rush Arts Galleries supporting and featuring emerging artists nationwide – working together in a seamless way to open up the arts to populations facing hurdles to the joy and benefits of these experiences.
Saturday, October 24th the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation will host the 2015 Gold Rush Awards
. Taking place at the Littlefield in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, the Gold Rush Awards returns for their fourth annual night dedicated to celebrating cutting-edge art, music, fashion and culture. Gold Rush combines the visual arts and nightlife into a single event, grounded in the culture of hip-hop. It features an awards presentation, music by renowned DJs, an art exhibition and an open bar in a party atmosphere attended by over 300 tastemakers.
2015 Gold Rush Awards honorees include:
Dee and Ricky
dynamic art and fashion designing duo
founder of New Jersey’s Aljira Art Center
NYC City Council Member and founder of the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts
original Def Jam graphic designer and 2015 Gold Rush Featured Artist
The evening’s master of ceremonies is Mr. Gandy, and music throughout the night will be provided by DJ Moma, Everyday People, and AzMarie Livingston, star on Fox’s hit show Empire.
The Gold Rush Host Committee includes writer and artist Peter “Souleo” Wright, Director of Flux Harlem Leanne Stella, Genese Jamilah, founder of IDontdoclubs.com, Tianna Webb Evans, Founder and Managing Director of ESP PR, Andre Singleton from the Very Black Project, Daria Brit Greene of Scope Art Fair, Mikhalie Solomon of Prizm Art Fair, and more. The event will showcase an exhibition of recent works by honoree Renee Cox and an art sale of artwork for $500 featuring works by: Ai Campbell, Kimberly M Beacoat, Luiza Cardenuto, Vid Taylor, RC Hagens, Musa Hixson, Jennifer Mack Watkins, John Felix Arnold III, Achley McKenzie, Stan Squirewell, Danny Simmons, Allison Janae Hamilton, Kate Fauvel, Sophia Dawson, Johnny Mattei, Ruthy Valdez, Sylvia Maier, Cey Adams, Stephanie Calvert, Cullen Washington Jr.
To find out more and purchase tickets head to http://goldrushawards.rushphilanthropic.org/