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Dr. Jill Deupi and the Lowe Art Museum

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JILL DEUPI is the Beaux Arts Director and Chief Curator of the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum. Prior to assuming this position in 2014, Dr. Deupi was Director and Chief Curator of University Museums at Fairfield University, where she was also an Assistant Professor of Art History.

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Charles Traub : Lens & Screen Artist, Educator

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CHARLES TRAUB is a lens and screen artist and educator. In 1987, Traub helped design what is today known as MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Immediately following 9/11, Traub co-founded “here is new york: a democracy of photographs,” which won the Brandan Gill and ICP Cornell Capa Infinity awards. The project is one of the most viewed exhibitions of photographs, as it has been displayed in 42 venues worldwide and on the internet.

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Cathy Leff: Institution & Community Builder

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CATHY LEFF is the acting director of the Bakehouse Art Complex, and Director Emerita of The Wolfsonian-FIU. She is a seasoned cultural professional and creative entrepreneur who specializes in conceiving, developing, and executing cultural strategies and initiatives across platforms, with a particular interest in the intersection of culture and community-building.

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Creating The Betsy: Diamante Pedersoli + Carmelina Santoro

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Italian interior architects DIAMANTE PEDEROSOLI and CARMELINA SANTORO provide interior design services for high-end residential properties and small luxury hotels. They partnered on renovating THE BETSY HOTEL on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, the world’s greatest cultural hotel.

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Photographer Carl-Phillipe Juste

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CARL-PHILLIPE JUSTE is a Haitian born, politically active photographer. Since 1991 he has been working with the Miami Herald and has been showcasing his work throughout the world.

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The Visionary Avra Jain

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AVRA JAIN specializes in investing and revitalizing emerging areas. Having done so previously in downtown Manhattan in the early 1990s, she brought the same urban-infill approach to Miami’s markets. With a career path that has taken her from bond trading on Wall Street to developing properties along some of Miami’s historic streets, Avra Jain has earned a reputation for identifying the next “it” neighborhoods.

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