Arts Mean Business Speaker Series: CEY ADAMS March 8, 2018

Join us on Thursday, March 8, 2018 for the Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with CEY ADAMS

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar

109 SW 2nd Ave

Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301

Underwritten by

Cey Adams emerged from the downtown graffiti movement to exhibit alongside fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. The New York City native appeared in the historic 1982 PBS documentary Style Wars, which tracks subway graffiti in New York. He served as Creative Director for Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons’ Def Jam Recordings, where he co-founded the Drawing Board, the label’s in-house visual design firm, creating visual identities, album covers, logos, and advertising campaigns for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G., Maroon 5, and Jay-Z. He exhibits, lectures and teaches art workshops at institutions including the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, MoMA, Museum of the City of New York, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and more. Adams draws inspiration from 60’s pop art, sign painting, vintage comics and popular culture. His work focuses on themes including pop culture, brand identity, cultural and community issues.

Adams also worked with the Urban League of Broward County and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to engage youth in the afterschool program in a three-day service learning project as the Urban League of Broward County seeks to educate middle school age youth about healthy relationships and the value of protecting themselves against preventable diseases such as HIV. Students interacted with Adams and members of the Urban League staff to share their thoughts, lessons learned, energy and frustrations about the subject matter. Together Adams and the students designed the banner for the March 18th AIDS walk.

RSVP here: rvegas@bfabroward.org




Learn more about Cey at www.ceyadams.com