- Danny Simmons -
An artist, activist, philanthropist, poet, author and gallery owner. Simmons strives in his works and projects to speak for 'those who have been excluded from the mainstream.' Simmons started this mission with his first gallery project, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, co-founded with brother and entrepreneur Russell Simmons, and he continues it with his selection of unconventional and underrepresented artists at his Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn.
Simmons believes that there needs to be more support, both within African American community, as well as externally, for artists who choose to express themselves in less conventional mediums and styles.