Daniel “Danny” Simmons
August 28th, 2013 by webmaster
Daniel “Danny” Simmons, an abstract-expressionist painter and founder and president of Rush Arts Gallery, is the older brother of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons and rapper Joseph Simmons (“Reverend Run” of Run DMC.) Along with his brother Russell, Simmons established Def Poetry Jam, which has enjoyed long-running success on HBO. In 2004, Simmons published Three Days As The Crow Flies, a fictional account of the 1980s New York art scene. He has also written a book of artwork and poetry called I Dreamed My People Were Calling But I Couldn’t Find My Way Home.
Feb. 6, 2014 Exhibit and Opening Reception 5 p.m. Gallery 1
Feb. 7, 2014 Poetry reading, book signing 7 p.m. JSU Student Center