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Thought-Provokers: Hialeah

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

Barbara Santiago

I started modeling when I was 5 years old I loved and still love having my picture taken. Photographers loved me because I knew how to pose I was a natural at it. When I was 16 years old I took an interest in taking the pictures myself so I bought a regular camera and I started taking pictures. Read more>>

Vincent Granela

I have been interested in the visual arts for as far back as I can remember. Always doodling or scribbling, I naturally pursued the arts. After graduating public high school, I made the decision the study painting. Read more>>

Ana Maria Gonzalez

My parents took me to art lessons since the age of six, nurturing my love for the arts early on. After elementary school, I was accepted into an Art Magnet school called “Norland Middle School” which helped me build my portfolio and get accepted into “New World School of the Arts” for highschool. Read more>>

Kirby Suarez Zea

I realized my passion was makeup, and by the time I graduated college, I knew that I wanted to be a makeup artist. I currently do photo shoots through collaborations with different models and photographers, along with freelancing whenever I get the chance. Read more>>

Walter Iglesias

I have always been mesmerized by the power of photography of preserving moments and subjects in a time frame, and how those images increase in value as time passes. Now a work in both the US, Spain and Perú most of the time. Read more>>

Melba and Scott Hooten

We have seen and captured some of the happiest moments in a person’s life. Whether its been 2 people falling in love and starting a family or a mother experiencing life inside her or a High School Senior getting ready to start a whole new chapter in their livesmoment. Read more>>

Jose Luis Garcia

Jose Luis Garcia is a photo-based artist and educator, who lives and works in Hialeah, FL. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida. Read more>>

Devora Perez

The ambition of being an artist led me to New World School of the Arts, where I truly learned to appreciate the complexity of art. Read more>>

Leslibeth Cunis

I always knew from a young age I loved art. As life went along I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do as a career and I did a few different type of jobs like accounting and billing and coding. Read more>>

Yasser Morales

Ralf Varela (Guitars/Vocals) and I (Bass) have been friends since High School. In the mid to late 90’s we played together in a death metal band by the name of Hibernus Mortis. Read more>>

Emma Macinski

I am obsessed with museums and I have honestly lost count of how many I have been to. However one of my favorite pieces is “Winged Victory”, which is housed in the Louvre in Paris. Read more>>

Jorge Almarales

I started studying violin at the art school in Santa Clara and then I discovered that the guitar was what I really liked and I graduated and I was a teacher at the art school and it was at that time that I started playing with bands from the city. Read  more>>

Fayth Ribeiro

I refer to myself as a late bloomer – although I was in love the first time I picked up my Mickey Mouse camera, it took a lot of time, love and life to push me into breaking out of the hobby mentality into the this IS me mentality. Read more>>

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