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Thought-Provokers: Coral Gables

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 Coral Gables that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Lorena Laird

I’ve always felt the need to create, but since reaching my 50’s , I now have the self empowerment to move forward with my dream, Though I have no formal art education I know that my travels through Europe and Russia have effected my minds eye of beauty created in this world. Read more>>

Gabi Sklar

I was a young girl who always loved music; I loved singing, performing, and when I began playing piano at age 7, writing. My earliest memory of singing was being 6 years old playing ‘American Idol’ with my friends; I used a Gatorade bottle as a microphone. Read more>>

Laura Tan

I think I’ve been an artist my whole life. As a child, if I wasn’t climbing trees with my sister I was in our bedroom drawing. I loved to draw. My parents were both musically creative and to their credit, they always encouraged my art. All through school I was the ‘class artist’ but never thought of it as a profession. Read more>>

Jacqueline Gopie

My most memorable experience with him as a teacher was when he completely changed my direction by telling me to “paint like I draw”. Up until that moment I had been painting some rather constipated, dark little landscapes that were very tightly constructed. Read more>>

Amanda Mallo

I started doing makeup in 2015 as a Beauty Advisor at Benefit Cosmetics after completing a Basic Makeup Course at Miami Dade College. I learned all of my tips and tricks there and was able to work with hundreds of different skin types. Read more>>

Elizabeth Guignino

Nature is still a huge part of my life and a large part of my work. I look forward to the day when I can settle into a life of creating and exploring, and fostering the learning of my own eager students. Read more>>

Marianella Antonetti

After some years of free personal work in the molding area and experimenting with various materials, I started formal sculpture classes on 2014, using various techniques such as clay, fiberglass, plasticine, iron, papier mache and carving in polyurethane foam. I started with tridimensional resin sculptures. Read more>>

Dilenia “Dee” Batista

I’m proud to announce that my design studio, DILLEN & ARI became official at the beginning of 2018 offering mainly, but not limited to custom hand letterimg for commercial services used for advertising, promotion, product packaging, etc. As well as my very own product design. Read more>>

Raul Garcia and Jonathan Tuckler

Loneborn started on a lazy Saturday evening with no intention of growing past that night. Jonathan and I met in middle school and lost touch for almost a decade before we both found ourselves in the same room making music again. Read more>>

Carlos Austin-Adams

In middle school I kept the broadcast trend going by attending South Miami Middle Community School for the Broadcast Magnet program and finally after attending Coral Gables Senior High School and graduating in 2013, I brought my first camera and the rest was history. Read more>>

Christian Arevalo

Spending most of my teen-adult life as a musician, I’ve always loved the arts. I went on a national tour with my band in the summer of 2012, and when I got back, I felt that music had nothing more to offer. Read more>>

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