Jamal Cyrus is a visual artist known for his conceptual, interdisciplinary practice exploring historical gaps, trajectories of Black political movements, and creative flow within the African diaspora. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, including recent shows Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2020) and Direct Message: Art, Language and Power, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2019). Cyrus is also a founding member of the artist collective Otabenga Jones and Associates.
Peter Lucas is an independent curator and arts organizer with a particular interest in exploring various intersections of art forms and ideas. He is the founder of the Jazz On Film program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the annual ByDesign festival in Seattle. He has also organized numerous exhibitions, film screenings, and public programs in association with the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Menil Collection, Aurora Picture Show, Northwest Film Forum, and the Seattle International Film Festival. Lucas is also an active artist, writer, podcaster, and occasional DJ.
Jason Woods, aka Flash Gordon Parks, is an ethnomusicologist and DJ whose practice of collection, documentation, deejaying, and speaking focuses on the importance of music history in Houston and surrounding areas. He has continually maintained several DJ residencies in Houston and for over a decade; has directed music documentaries This Thing We Do: Houston DJ Culture Revealed (2015) and Archie Bell (2019); and has lectured at such institutions as Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Rice University, and Art League Houston.