Calendar: Art + Soul Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the PAMM Fund for African American Art

Event Description

Your favorite party of the year is back!

Come join the Ambassadors and the Miami community as we celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the PAMM Fund for African American Art with great art, cocktails, food, music and people! The Fund’s founding supporter of this annual gathering, the Knight Foundation, is matching every dollar raised this year in an effort to help us create an incredible collection of African American Art.

In addition to our supporters, this year we will be joined by special guests: Neki Mohan, ABC Local 10 Anchor; Artist Tschabalala Self and Art Historian Dr. David Driskell; Celebrity Chef Amaris Jones; Cellist Guy Michele; Songstress TXS; and She-J Hercules of 99 Jamz.

The Celebration | 9pm to midnight

Enjoy the festivities under the stars on the East Portico with entertainment by She-J Hercules of 99 Jamz ,cocktails, canapés, and dancing.  

Celebration | $100 ($75 tax deductible)
Celebration | $50 (limited availability) ($25 tax deductible)
Matched dollar for dollar by Knight Foundation

Purchase tickets

For more information, please contact Addy Castellanos at

Bespoke sponsorship packages available. Please contact Christopher Pastor at for further information.

She-J Hercules Bio
She-J Hercules, is known as the hottest Personality and Female DJ spinning in South Florida! She is the first ever female mixer on 99 Jamz and continues to kill the airwaves every Wednesday Thursday Friday for the Ultimate Midday Mix from 12-1pm! She-J Hercules is also a diverse On Air Radio Personality every Sunday from 4-8pm. Hercules is a native of South Florida with parents of Caribbean decent.  In her earlier years she went to a private Christian school in Broward County and later she pursued her college career at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton where she received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology. From that point on, she received an internship from Maestro Powell at WEDR 99 Jamz at the age of 19 and now she has been dedicated to her love of music where she touches lives and gives back to the community every day.  She-J Hercules continues to set the path with those who share the same passion for music and radio. 

Q&A: Art + Soul Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the PAMM Fund for African American Art

What is the PAMM Fund for African American Art?
The PAMM Fund for African American Art was established in 2013 with a $1 million donation, funded equally by Jorge M. Pérez and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, for the purchase of contemporary art by African American artists for the museum’s permanent collection. Through the Fund, the museum first acquired works by Al Loving, Faith Ringgold, and Xaviera Simmons. These works joined other significant PAMM collection objects by artists such as Leonardo Drew, Sam Gilliam, Rashid Johnson, Lorna Simpson, James Van Der Zee, Carrie Mae Weems, Kehinde Wiley, and Purvis Young. At the last Annual Reception for the PAMM Fund for African American Art, the museum acquired works by Kevin Beasley, Martine Syms, Juana Valdes, Theaster Gates, and Sam Gilliam.

What are the PAMM Ambassadors for African American Art?
The PAMM Ambassadors for African American Art support the fund with various levels of membership: Advocate ($250); Steward ($1,000); and Guardian ($2,500).  Membership allows PAMM to acquire and exhibit major works by African American artists and present related programming for the enjoyment of  generations to come.

What is Art + Soul?
Art + Soul is the Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the PAMM Fund for African American Art. It takes place on February 17, 2018 from 7pm-midnight.

Why is the pricing different from past years?

This event is a fundraiser for the PAMM Fund for African American Art. All funds raised during the evening help support the fund for the continued acquisition of art by African American artists.

Can I donate to the fund without attending the event?
Donations are always welcome to support the PAMM Fund for African American Art. Visit to learn more. 

Art + Soul Host Committee

Deryl McKissack, Inaugural Art + Soul Dinner Host
Deborah Alves
Florence and Sheldon Anderson
Suzanne and Chris Armstrong
Maggie and J.P. Austin
Julia Brown
LaSharah S. Bunting
Thomas Burrell
Tracey and Christopher Carter
Sildy Cervera
Barron Channer
Ada and Jim Cole
Jocelyn Cortez-Young
Carol and George Crapple
Leatrice Damus
John Ellis
Leslie and Gregory Ferrero
Donette A. Francis
Brenda Freeman
Nancy and David Frej
Yvette Costas and Steven Gombinski
Mireille Chancy and Tomas Gonzalez
Rosie Gordon-Wallace
Carole and Ira Hall
Debi and Larry Hoffman
Marilyn Holifield
Deborah and Duane Jackson
Jane E. Fox-Johnson and Mitchell Johnson
Donna and Eric Johnson
Etienne and Hal Logan
Hassell McClellan
Deryl McKissack and Curb Gardner
Cheryl McKissack Daniel
Eric McKissack
Gail Meyers and Andrew Hall
Maria Miller
Jumaane N’Namdi
Nedra and Mark Oren
Darlene and Jorge M. Pérez
Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst
Toni and Carl Randolph
Fran and Charles Rodgers
Robert Rosenberg
Dorothy Terrell

The Celebration Host Committee
Jafari Allen and Phillip Alexander
Marcia Anderson
Rebecca Beliard
Cassann Blake
Minca Brantley
Claire Breukel
Joey Brutus
Vanessa Byers
Tiffany Carter and Robert Prince
Myriam Cokman
Tara Crawford
Enrique Crooks
Suzanne Delehanty
Nivian Edwards
Stephanie Fidler
Krystina Francois
Evans Gedeon
Donald Graham
Diane and Werner Grob
Marvelle and John A. Hall
Niyala A. Harrison
Theresa Heron
Sir Charles Hill
Andrew Kemp-Gerstel
Erica Knowles
Lauren Legette
Willie Logan
Peter S. London
Brigette Lumpkins
Tracie Marie
Monica Kirkland and
Marcelo Sanchez
Gulnar Mewawala
Wendy Francois and
Kevin V. Michael
Tiara Miles
Nerissa Morris
Kristen Myers
Isobel Neal
Rosie Nwakanma
Hansel Tookes III and Peter Ortega
Debra Owens
Jaleh and Patrick Peyton
Valerie Riles
Larry Ross
Lusha and Richard Roy
Alva Royston
Karen and Alex Rundlet
Sergei Safiullin
Brittany Sharpton
Johnetta Shearer
Stuart Sheldon
Mikhaile Solomon
Stephanie Sylvestre
Dinizulu Gene and Wallis Tinnie
Lavilia Toussaint
Jamelah Tucker
Joanne M. Walker
Susan Webster
Lynn Wiener
Nathaniel Wilkins
Ellen Williams
Vandra Woolfolk

PAMM Fund for African American Art Founders

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Darlene and Jorge M. Pérez