Pro Player Insiders’ Founder Melissa Mahler, along with Jumoke Mendez- founder of 3P Media Partners, are kicking off the ESPY week in Hollywood with the Inaugural The Athletes for Art Renaissance Tour (AART) at The Station at W Hollywood July 15th. Athletes and artists animate and empower our communities. AART’s mission is to break the myth that a person is either an athlete or an artist by showcasing artwork from all athletes in a variety of mediums.
The event is hosted by Jessica Hall the Kandy Magazine 2014 Krush of the year, along Lance Kendricks (St. Louis Rams) and Rob McClain (Atlanta Falcons). On exhibit will be artwork from some of today’s talented athlete artists including Vernon Davis-San Francisco 49ers , Lance Kendricks – St. Louis Rams, Robert McClain - Atlanta Falcons, Chris Nelson - San Diego Padres, NotYourMuse, and Daniel Hibbert.
Celebrities and other athletes are coming out to support their artistic colleges. The guest list includes,
Isaiah Austin (NBA 2014 Ceremonial Draft Pick), Mercedes Lewis (Jacksonville Jaguars), Shaun Phillips (Tennessee Titans), Julius Thomas (Denver Broncos), Antonio Cromartie (Arizona Cardinals) Robert Sacre (Los Angeles Lakers) Alterraun Verneer (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Ricardo Lockette (Seattle Seahawks), Golden Tate (Seattle Seahawks), Mike Willie (Baltimore Ravens), Andre Branch (Jacksonville Jaguars), Marcus Cromartie(San Diego Chargers), Brandon Sermons (Arizona Cardinals), Mychal Rivera (Oakland Raiders), Sheldon Price (Indianapolis Colts), Warren Moon (Hall of Famer), DeShaun Foster (Carolina Panther), AJ Highsmith (San Francisco 49ers), Chris Pearson (Maywhether Promotions Fighter Light Middleweight), Will Tomlinson (Former IBO Super Featherweight Championship Boxer), Bryan Jordan (2x MLS Cup Champion with LA Galaxy/German Club)Austin Pettis (St. Louis Rams), TJ Ward (Denver Broncos), Brandon Carswell (San Francisco 49ers), Malcolm Smith (Seattle Seahawks) Marqise Lee (Jacksonville Jaguars), Paul Richardson(Seattle Seahawks), David Nelson(New York Jets, Takeo Spikes(Cincinnati Bengals), Charlie Villanueva (Detroit Pistons) and more!
To get an up-close look at some of the featured pieces from these athletic artists in the show, go and check them out on Twitter @atheletes4art or on Instagram @athletes4Art. Next stop for AART is NYC then on to Miami.
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