Daris Jasper earned his Associates Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Miami International University of Art and Design. He also attended the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago where he received his Bachelor’s in Fashion Marketing and Management.
Currently he is a MAAPS (Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies) candidate at DePaul University with a focus in Increasing/Attaining Corporate Sponsorships for Arts and Arts Education. Daris also founded Artistic Jeanius in 2004, where he serves as an art consultant and art director.
William is a consummate event-marketing professional with close to twenty years of event management and in the field execution experience. For the last year, William has served in the contracted role of an event manager for Carol H. Williams and was instrumental in the successful execution of the Black History Month traveling photo exhibition, a series of summer conventions (100 Black Men, NAACP & NUL) and the planning of a series of eight Historically Black College and University football games all on behalf of the US Army. William’s relationship with the Army began even before these assignments, however. Notably, William, in his role as an account executive with Images USA/Leo Burnett, was instrumental in the concept development, management and execution of the original “Army of One” tour for the US Army that eventually evolved into its current iteration as the “Strong for Life” tour.
Patricia Martin is an author and noted expert on commerce and culture. She is CEO and founder of LitLamp Communications, an award-winning marketing boutique that combines social research with strategic communications to help clients be persuasive in a digital culture. Martin conjured a strategy for the Asian tour of the New York Philharmonic, spearheaded a viral Information Privacy initiative funded by George Soros, launched Animal Planet, introduced Dannon products into school lunch rooms nationwide, and re-focused Sun Microsystems’ higher education strategy
Using his 15 years of experience curating private and corporate collections, Jumaane has gone a step further and opened N’Namdi Contemporary Miami. With years of working with many of the country’s top established artists and his unparalleled eye for picking exquisite pieces, he has now fused the masters with mid-career and fresh emerging talent, creating an international array of unique artists. N’Namdi Contemporary Miami has monthly group, solo and traveling exhibitions, as well as specializing in private art consulting around the world.
Bryan McPherson, a folk/punk rock musician from the East
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