The Rush Philanthropic
Arts Foundation is hosting an exhibition of legendary graffiti artists and graffiti
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