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Thought-Provokers: Kendall

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

Polo Pierre-Louis

I am the CEO and Owner of “PLAIN OPERATIONS”, a consulting firm specializing in the fashion, music and film industries, from runway show styling and curating, music video creative direction to logistics coordinating for record label executives. Read more>>

Pepe Lazcano

My work of art has an autobiographical and experiential character. It is a work that is marked by the relationship between man and the environment in which he lives, specifically the relationship between man and the living (the home). Read more>>

Paul Columbus

Painting became a focal point in my life in 2013. I began to use art as therapy. I was coping with the diagnosis of my father, Joe Columbus, with cancer. My father left his physical form on June 9th, 2015. I continue to paint in his honor, and pay tribute to him with my art and carry on his legacy to “Live with Love.” Read more>>

Diane Lary

I create vibrant and expressive watercolor paintings, typically on 300 lb Arches cold pressed watercolor paper with transparent watercolors using a variety of techniques. My favorite method is wet into wet, where I mingle the colors together on the paper in a small puddle of water to create a beautiful soft glow. Read more>>

Danielle Romero

I’ve done some design work for apparel clients and that industry as a whole is very interesting to me, so I’d love to continue doing projects like that. Furniture is another area I feel a strong pull toward. My mother’s family owned a furniture company that began in Cuba and later continued here in Miami when my grandparents immigrated. Read more>>

Jose Luis De La Paz

My father, a doctor by profession, was a great flamenco aficionado. He was always listening to classic singers and guitarists, and I played around his sound equipment. I got my first guitar when I was just 3-4 months old. From this young age, I played with that guitar, and then with others, creating chords and riffs. Read more>>

Natalie Bru

Throughout my childhood, I enjoyed art and would happily sell my drawings to family members for $0.25. And although I loved art more than anything, I steered away from going to art school because of the “starving artist” stereotype and was conditioned by society to believe that only a few people are successful. Read more>>

Sofia Porzio

I was always interested in art, since I was in elementary, with the help of my first art teacher. She pushed me within the class during first grade to fourth grade. Then, in fifth grade, my teacher was replaced, by my past Language Art’s Teacher, who didn’t particularly like me before. Read more>>

Sergio De la Flora

I was born in 1990 in Madrid (Spain). I had a very difficult childhood. Due to some issues of the days, my parents passed away when a was 5 and six years old, so my grandmother took care of me when I was seven years old, and she raised me in a humble and multicultural town of Madrid. Thats why as an Artist is Sergio de la Flora, Flora is my grandmother, and without her, I wouldn’t be here today.  Read more>>


I started writing music at 8 yrs old. Decided to pursue a music career at the age of 18 while in the military. Since then I’ve been grinding and putting out music. I came back home to Miami in 03 and immediately started recording and releasing mixtapes. Fast forward to 2015, where I released my first indie album titled “wish me well,” which did pretty good in getting recognition. Read more>>

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