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Event Recap: Danny Simmons Alone Together Private Reception at George Billis Gallery @ogilvy @rush_art @miolowinegroup_ #ShinjuWhisky #AloneTogether

On September 10, 2019 , Ogilvy Black Diaspora Professional Network and YRB Magazine hosted a private reception for the exhibition ALONE TOGETHER by artist Danny Simmons at the George Billis Gallery in New York City.

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The Alone Together exhibition,  curated by Robin King, T. Bankole and Carla Ricevuto, is about breaking down the walls we put around ourselves and the boxes we put others in.

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The Black Diaspora Professional Network represents an extension of Ogilvy‘s Diversity & Inclusion strategy and the night celebrated American Artists and their personal vision.

Author David Stone was in attendance and said this about the exhibit:

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“Nothing’s simple about Simmons’s artwork, although it’s easy to enjoy. But the longer you look, the more the action, the shifting motions and rhythms play out.

The man has a lot to say.”

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Guests were treated to passed African hors d’oeuvres that included Kelewele (Spicy Plantains), Beef and chicken Suya and Moi moi catered by Barbara’s Food Creations by Chef Barbara Naadjie.

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Mixologist BarChemistry created a menu of specialty cocktails:

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The Requiem for a Headhunter, Alone Together and The Deep Desire all made with Shinju Japanese Whiskey.

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Miolo Brazilian rosé along with a special treat, Cote Or a champagne with edible 24k gold flakes was also served,  while a soundtrack of Fela Kuti‘s Underground Spiritual Game played throughout the evening.

Photos by: Stella Magloire

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