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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.

Sophia Vigne

My method of teaching makes it easy for everyone to finish a lovely masterpiece. I have worked with special need kids, Nursing homes, Retirement communities, Corporate accounts, and others. My goal is to make art accessible to everyone. With God’s help, I hope my art one day helps me accomplish my dreams. Read more>>

Janderson Carlos

I opened my own shop JanTattoo in Rio de Janeiro, and I specialized three years ago in Realism Black and Grey, and I just love what I do. For me, it’s a pleasure when someone looks at my work and gets surprised with the result or get excited with it, that makes me want to get better and improve even more. Read more>>

Susan McKenna List

Always a ‘writer,’ after an education in ‘good’ writing, I became hypercritical and unhappy with my writing. My art story began when I tried to pull my young children away from the tv by suggesting we draw each other. We had a good laugh at our less-than-wonderful masterpieces, but I understood for the first time that, if I could be patient with myself, learn to see and keep the critic at bay, I could enjoy painting. Read more>>

Anayansi Jones

It’s extremely motivating to see other people my age be an artist. Selling my work was incredibly humbling and a much-needed ego boost. So, I don’t I want to let myself down or the others who support me in this journey down by not pursuing my career. So, I continue to create, experiment and make art. Read more>>

Andy Brown

As I have moved around over the years, each new home feeds into my work. After studying painting in undergraduate school came the big Jump to living in Shanghai, China. I realized that so much of how I approached art was tied to my cultural upbringing. In some ways, I had to completely reconsider how I defined logical. Read more>>

Jazmin Kylene

Being half black and half Spanish, I live fully immersed in two very different cultures, and I think it’s allowed me to be a very open and accepting individual, curious about the world and hoping to learn as much as I possibly can during my time here. I’ve always had a natural ability to connect with people, and as I grew in my spirituality. Read more>>

Jamie Craig

My musical journey has been the combination of a lot of small moments, some big moments, and a handful of memorable people that serendipitously came into my life at the perfect moments. Whether it was my 8th-grade teacher, who inspired me with the songs of Joni Mitchell and persuaded me to perform at my middle school graduation or a high school friend who signed me up for “Atlantic Idol” when I was too nervous to do so myself. Read more>>

Tommy McNamara

After high school, I attended Berklee college of music in Boston MA. I gigged a little in New England and eventually moved to South Florida, and I absolutely love living here. Played in a couple of bands did some session work then stopped playing music for about ten years. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago I bought a drum set and started playing music again. Read more>>

Jillian White

I dropped out of college twice then attended cosmetology school, and through all of that, I found that the one thing pushing me through all of this was doing the one thing I TRULY love art. I hope to be able to showcase and sell my work all around the world, and my uniqueness can influence everybody to be themselves and uncover their true potential. Read more>>

Toledo

After leaving high school, Brendan and Diego continued to write original music with the intention of releasing it, despite not having a dedicated drummer or bass player as a part of their project. In 2017, Brendan met Matt, while interning at a local recording studio. They quickly bonded over Weezer’s White album, which catalyzed the formation of the band. Read more>>

Mason Pace

I got started in 2012 through an Inspire and Development Artist Program out of Miami. It was here that I met legendary Mark Hudson, who won a Grammy for writing ‘Livin’ On The Edge’ for Aerosmith and produced acts like Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, and Ringo Starr. Together we wrote and recorded my first two songs. Shortly after, I went to New York, and we recorded two more songs. Read more>>

Nikki Carmela Peters

I think with so many various social platforms it makes it easier for artists to showcase and promote their work. But in contrast, that can always be a lot of pressure and very time-consuming. I think local artists support in cities are so crucial! More events where artists and art lovers can all gather is a great way to expand and support. Read more>>

Justin De La Piece

My love for photography and fashion enable me to be a valuable asset to any company, and I would love to work with small businesses as well as large companies like Nike, Gucci, Lamborghini, and Disney. In addition to being a 23-year-old artist, I am a husband, a soon to be father, a son, a brother, and servant to my community. Read more>>

Ivan Gastaldo

Measuring your worries and anxieties against that truth, you realize how small and insignificant they are. Photography is a never-ending learning curve, and it became for me the way to collect wonderful experiences and lifelong memories. Read more>>

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