Photos: Russell Simmons' Art For Life Summer Camp


The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) "is dedicated to providing inner city youth across New York City with significant exposure to the arts, as well as to supporting emerging artists with exhibition opportunities."

On the countdown to the annual Art For Life gala, journalists visited the Corridor Galleries today in New York to see the students and their art on display. During the visit to the Corridor Galleries, Ed Welburn, Vice President, Global Design at General Motors, and Vivian Pickard, President, General Motors Foundation, Director, Corporate Relations General Motors, presented the students with a donation of$25,000 to keep the program afloat.

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 the disenfranchised and people of color faced in both accessing the arts and exhibition opportunities.

Photos: Zondra Hughes
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