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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.

LAURENCE GARTEL

I am often asked, “When did you know you were an Artist?” The answer is, “I was floating in my mother’s womb playing around with fluids.” At the age of two, I crawled out of my crib and outlined my sleeping mother in red lipstick. I can say I was an Artist from inception. Read more>>

Lauryn Perkins

I saw music as an outlet to kill the inner demons’ young black women commonly face without the presence of a father in their period of adolescence. Driven towards the arts as an outlet to encourage others, I created a spoken word poetry organization on campus at Florida Atlantic University during my freshman year of college. Read more>>

Jesse Ricca

Music has been my life ever since I started playing guitar when I was 13. The Ricca Project is the first band that I’ am leading and have creative control over and it feels great. I’m fortunate to work with musicians who have their own awesome musical reputations and resumes. Read more>>

Christopher Christian

When I was thirty, I started to become fascinated with abstraction. At first, it was just a refreshing departure from figuration. For years I had always put my pencil to paper with the need to represent forms and volumes, or to emulate light. It had never occurred to me to work otherwise. Read more>>

Jenna Beth

When I was 12, I was a figure skater and was already sketching and designing my competition costumes. So maybe that’s when it started pertaining to what I do today. About seven years later I would get into swing dancing, Lindy hop, and some salsa. I always love dance. Read more>>

Kaitlin Dowis

I’d have to say that the darkroom is my happy place. I could be in there all day, it’s relaxing and therapeutic for me. I also concentrated in Digital Media Design and found a love for hand drawn design and typography. Read more>>

PAJAMA JOSH

It was during that time, when I met my best friend and fell in love with Hip Hop music, which has had a enormous influence on my Pop sound. I’m currently finishing up my last year at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida where I’ll be getting my Bachelors in Commercial Music Composition. Read more>>

Camille Estrada

When I was a young girl growing up my mom loved reading fashion magazines cover to cover. I couldn’t wait for her to be done with reading so I could have a look. This is where my love for beauty and fashion came from. Makeup kept presenting itself in my life; it came natural to me. Read more>>

Carolina Flores

Just like any relationship, it takes a lot of sacrifice, love, and dedication for it to flourish. Every time I grab my camera and look at the beautiful surroundings around me, it’s just as exhilarating as the first day, and it never feels like a job. Read more>>

MARIANELA PEREZ G.

My current work in painting express the nature of color the abstract and fractal geometry, my inspiration comes from the joy of live and freedom. I have been participant in shows and exhibitions as well as art fair in Miami, Boca Raton West Palm Beach, New York, London and Venezuela. Read more>>

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