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Thought-Provokers: Boca Raton

Miami has always had an artistic soul. The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community. Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive. Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.

Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around Boca Raton that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Jacob Torrey and Lauren Nadeau

Absolutely! So we moved down here from Michigan about a year ago, and since moving here, we have been eager to start our own business together. We tossed around a lot of ideas, trying to figure out how we could merge our talents together and create something that would allow us to offer a service that others could really benefit from. Read more>>

Angela Bretas

Life for artists has never been easy. An artist needs to be, to feel, and to strive whereas others pass by without seeing it. Everyone has an artist inside that is either dormant ( they don’t realize how sensitive they’re ) or killed ( realized but not pursuits the given talent ). In the past artists were called crazy and lazy, and art was not viewable as a way of life. Read more>>

Whitnie Williams

I started out photographing models and ended up meeting a publisher who owned a wedding magazine. From there, I worked with her as a second shooter for weddings and fell in love with capturing a story. A photo does not exist when I wake up in the morning. Hours later, I meet my client for a session or a wedding, and by bedtime, I have images that last FOREVER. That blows my hair back, gives me happiness and purpose. Read more>>

John Bowen

I strive to tell a story or create a mood with my work. I want people who view my paintings to feel they could identify with them, feel comfortable, and walk right into them. My Art has been a therapeutic fulfillment for me. I told my family to put on my tombstone, ”He did what he wanted to do.“ Read more>>

Sailor Goon

I was immersed into the arts at an early age. Passionate about theatre and the honesty behind it really helped me understand myself and the environment around me. The bedlam of my childhood was what drew me to writing scripts, songs, and keeping myself busy with personal projects. Read more>>

Wadly Estel

After submitting endless job applications and being denied due to no experience, my unique story began May 6th, 2017, the day after I graduated from undergrad. I had borrowed a friends graduation stole and she came to pick it up. When she arrived she asked “Wadly, what’s next”, I quickly responded, “I am going to become an Event Planner and plan all types of events”. Read more>>

Adassah Pierrelouis

While teaching myself the tricks of the trade, I created a YouTube channel of my own. In between my classes, I would film and edit videos for my channel. Practicing on myself then lead to practicing on my friends. From practicing on friends, that lead to other people seeing my love for makeup on Youtube and them asking me to do their makeup for special events. Read more>>

Saundra Newman

I love painting, mostly in watercolor, although I have recently ventured into acrylics. My watercolors look more like acrylics, as I use more paint than water. People always look surprised when I tell them the medium is watercolor. Read more>>

Pouya Pourtahmasbi

I am an electric bass player, composer, and music producer. I write music for various types of projects such as films, promotional videos, sound design, and more. I also have a Persian podcast called “Dardo Del” which is a collaboration between myself and my dear friend Soheila Ghodstinat. Read more>>

Clarence Brooks

I consider myself a concert repertory dancer as opposed to a Broadway gypsy, backup dancer, etc. I hire myself out to choreographers/companies to learn and perform their repertoire. I believe I have performed the works of over 120 choreographers in ballet, modern, jazz, and other dance genres. Read more>>

Reza Filsoofi

Such exploration not only opened my ears to new possibilities in my music but also helped me to know about the world through sound and music. This was particularly beneficial to my practice later in the United States when I got a chance to play with other musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds. Read more>>

Colorknots

Our story began two years ago. In 2017, we started talking more frequently in high school. We realized we had a lot of mutual interests and the friendship sooner blossomed into a deeper romantic relationship. After we graduated, we had a lot of decision making to do. Read more>>

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