THE FULL SPECTRUM
PANEL DISCUSSION SERIES

Presented by
Con Edison

Venue Partners
Danny Simmons' Corridor Gallery
Greenlight Bookstore
powerHouse Arena

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The Full Spectrum Panel Discussion Series explores complex social issues through a prism of arts and culture. 

Held at cultural venues throughout New York City, the talks unite artists and audiences in a progressive look at the Arts, Beliefs, Business, Living, International Affairs, and Politics.  Each event features four creators in a one-hour moderated discussion on a topic that links their work, followed by an audience Q&A.  Panelists are drawn from the worlds of dance, fashion, film, literature, music, theater, visual art, and more. 

The forums are free to the public, and their impact lasts long after the conversations have ended.

Past topics include:

“Are we defined by our ideals, or our actions?”
THE ACTIVISTS  

“Should family secrets stay buried?”
THE BLOOD HISTORIANS

“How will I be changed when I reach the other side?”
THE BORDER-CROSSERS

“Given the economic crisis, how do we mobilize the creative community to action?”
THE CULTURE WARRIORS

”Which comes first, business or art?”
THE ENTREPRENEURS

"Where do we go when we can't go back?"
THE EXILES

“In pop culture and beyond, what explains our appetite for fear?”
THE FRIGHTENERS

“What do other people’s stories tell us about ourselves?”
THE GRIOTS

“When the path is steep and the outcome uncertain, what compels us to help those in need?”
THE HUMANITARIANS

“Can we change the system from within?”
THE INFILTRATORS

“How do we open people’s eyes if they refuse to see us?”
THE INVISIBLES

“What drives us to create community?”
THE PARTY PEOPLE

“Where do we find the sacred?”
THE SEEKERS

“In the search for meaning, can doubt dig deeper than faith?”
THE SKEPTICS

“Is it better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all?” 
THE STAR-CROSSED LOVERS

“How do we continue after facing the unthinkable?”
THE SURVIVORS

”When the smoke clears, can we handle the truth?”
THE TRUTH-TELLERS

 

Full Spectrum Experience, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organization that creates new platforms for artists, new forums for audiences, and innovative strategies for promoting
arts and culture.  The organization was founded in 2006 by musician/marketing strategist Brian Tate and artist/gallery owner/philanthropist Danny Simmons to promote cutting-edge culture and ideas.

Projects include:

 
         
     
 

CURATE NYC
A Multi-Venue Exhibition
of NYC Artists
1,200 Entries and 600,000 Website Hits in Three Weeks

 

FULL SPECTRUM
Panel Discussion Series
Conversations Among Artists,
Activists, Explorers & Thinkers

 
         
     
 

BRIDGE CULTURE
An International Festival of Music, Storytelling & Dance
Celebrating Brooklyn, India, Russia & Haiti 

 

THE POSTMILLENNIAL
BLACK MADONNA EXHIBITION
A 23-Artist Show Examining
the Prehistoric Black Madonna

 
         
     
 

BROOKLYN
NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL
20 Bands, 6 Venues, 5 Days
Benefiting Habitat for Humanity
and Hurricane Katrina Survivors

 

VOICES FROM
THE BOROUGHS
A Digital Exhibition of
10 Cutting-Edge Artists
from throughout NYC

 
         
     
 

PROJECT DIVERSITY EXHIBITION: BROOKLYN
200 Artists at 16 Galleries

 

NEW AMERICAN UNDERGROUND CONCERTS
Live Music Events throughout NYC

 
         




FULL SPECTRUM
Conversations Among Artists,
Activists, Explorers & Thinkers

Founders/Producers
Brian Tate & Danny Simmons

Co-Directors
Lacy Austin & k. Neycha Herford

Graphic Design
LaRonda Davis

Social Media
Moist Paula

 

Web Development
Arzie Hardin

Tech Production
Mindy Abovitz.

Photography
Ed Marshall

Research
Kaegan Sparks