Saturday, July 30, 2011

Soledad O'Brien drew me/Art For LIfe

Whilst I was interviewing guests for Plum TV on the red carpet at Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons 'Art For Life' event in East Hampton, the lovely CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien drew this stick man portrait of me. Check the mic in hand. It's all in the details. Other celeb doodles included Edward Norton's sketch of Russell as Buddha and Danny Simmons african mask.
Soledad O’Brien is an anchor and special correspondent for CNN/U.S. Since joining the network in 2003, O’Brien has reported breaking news from around the globe and has produced award-winning, record-breaking and critically acclaimed documentaries on the most important stories facing the world today. She also covers political news as part of CNN’s “Best Political Team on Television.”
Edward Norton-He invited me to Fight Club...but I only wanted his doodle.

This year's honorees included Mary J Blige, Kimberly B. Davis, Oz Garcia, Tamara Mellon, OBE, and Edward Norton.

Rush Kids at The Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn, building a lemonade stand.

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is dedicated to providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, and to offering exhibition opportunities for underrepresented artists and artists of color. 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 poor and minorities face in both accessing the arts and exhibition opportunities.

Taraji P Henson, Danny Simmons and a message from President Barack Obama.
Rush is proud of its success to date and is also looking towards a future in which our programs grow to encompass more children and artists, and we can continue to enhance access to arts institutions and arts experiences for minority and economically disadvantaged populations. Our three program areas – education programs, exhibits and special projects – work together to open up the arts to populations facing hurdles to the joy and benefits of these experiences.

In Russell Simmons Garden.................................Now That Is A Buddha.

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