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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.

Adrian Gonzalez-Arredondo

I like art in all its expressions. I like to explore the line that separates conventionality from its counterparts. Even though art lives to push the boundaries of what’s commonly accepted, I like to embrace the confines of the box at times. If only to understand that tension only exists to seek release. Read more>>

Michael Gellatly

The anchor to all of this, though made of a lightweight inflatable material, is my art. I use this analogy with the anchor—as I have with a lead lifejacket, or with a mirrored gate, in the past—to remove function and to instill metaphor. I think of my retrospect by the title, When and During. Read more>>

Tony Kapel and Maitejosune Urrechaga

The first local live band I saw was at The Kendall Lakes Country Club. That day I was blasted with riffs you only heard on the radio. Unbound by imagination, years passed and several bands and daydreams of being a drummer soon became much more than that when Pocket Of Lollipops formed. Read more>>

Julian Harris and Julia Camayd

We started playing music together, and that changed everything. Our first project was an acoustic duo playing venues around Miami, but once we moved our operations to Berklee, we got really into R&B Music and started our current project, Soulpax. From then on, we were fortunate enough to make our first album, Inside Outside, and play our music in many different states. Read more>>

Dreina Bautista

Music has always been a huge part of me, but I never delved into it. I was always the type to stay at home and research whether it was fashion, artists, music videos, etc. When I went to LIM College, a fashion business school in NYC, I created Nite X, a multimedia company, at the age of 19. Read more>>

Kat King

Art has always surrounded me and the women in my family. My fraternal grandmother was a photographer, my maternal grandmother has always enjoyed painting, and my mother is a talented artist as well, so it was no surprise that my love for art started early and became my passion. Read more>>

Lynett Exposito

Being in the legal field, I felt like I needed a way to express my creativity, so I started my first blog over ten years ago, consisting mostly of my DIY projects. Then a few years ago, I started a different blog, mostly about life and decor, along with an Instagram account. Friends and family started coming to me for design advice, and someone actually reached out to hire me. Read more>>

Michael Cuartas

A film production degree was really the only thing that called my attention. Growing up, skateboarding was a big part of my life. My friends and I would film each other’s tricks and put together videos. Also, my parents would take my brothers and I to the movies quite often. Read more>>

Marilyn Traeger

I’ve heard and seen a whole lot of artists’ stories, and I don’t believe that mine is all that unique. I was lucky enough to have had two very amazing parents, a teacher and an artist/businessman who supported and encouraged my love of art. My father pointed out to me at a young age that as much as I loved art- it was important to eat on a regular basis. Read more>>

Patrick Doval

As an independent artist, I have charted in the Top-40 on the FMQB radio charts and have premiered some of my music and videos in Miami Art Basel, New Noise Magazine, Toronto Canada’s Pure Grain Audio, and My dream is to tour the world with my music one day. Read more>>

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