Legendary Photographers, Graffiti Artists Host ‘Propaganda: The Dissemination of Ideas’

The Rush Philanthropic

Arts Foundation is hosting an exhibition of legendary graffiti artists and graffiti

documentarians.

Entitled “Propaganda:

The Dissemination of Ideas,” the collection of works examines contemporary,

political and social issues through paintings and photographic imagery from

Ernie Paniccioli, Durocia, Slang Tyrue, Peter Sutherland and JAMESTOP.

The Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery will host the exhibition, with the grand

opening reception being held on June 25th from 3-7pm.

The function will

be highlighted by live performances by Keswa and a b-boy circle hosted by WESTROK.

Founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons,

the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is dedicated to providing disadvantaged

urban youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, as well as, providing

exhibition opportunities to underrepresented artists and artists of color.

The unique show comes on the heels of a June 8th decision by a federal appeals

court which denied a motion made by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City of

New York that barred 18 to 21-year-olds from purchasing or possessing pray paint

and broad-tipped markers.

The lawsuit, filed by Marc Ecko, asked a federal judge for an order preventing

the City of New York and the New York Police Department from enforcing recent

amendments to New York City’s anti-graffiti laws.

The “Propaganda: The Dissemination of Ideas” exhibit will be on view

through July 29. For more information, log onto

www.rushphilanthropic.org.

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