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Thought-Provokers: Keys

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

Abnel Hernandez

Growing up music, movies, comic books and video games all played a huge role in my life. I found that no matter what was going on around me, these mediums all allowed me to briefly enter another reality; they were a window into someone else’s thoughts and experiences. Read more>>

Lesha Porché

I began- like many – drawing and painting at a young age. But the intensity of my interest prompted my mother to enroll me in classes at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA at age 5; I won a scholarship to the Dayton Art Institute several years later. Read more>>

Anna Sweet

After 5 years of being carried in galleries across the country I decided to open my own flagship Gallery in Key West Florida in 2017. The gallery is just about a year old and I am continuing to grow my brand and my work by traveling and capturing new and exciting images to share with the world. Read more>>

Claudia Perpetuo

My relationship with photography started from the curiosity involving a camera and the possibility of using it as an extension of my own eyes, mind and soul. Read more>>

Julie Wischan

I’ve been writing lyrics since I was a little kid, there is something about the catharsis of creating something from nothing and having something to say. Read more>>

German Ruiz

I learned about typography, composition, and photography. I fell in love with the picture making aspect the most but I didn’t think it would be something that could be sustainable. Read more>>

Martin Tardy

I started to post my works on my instagram account with just 300 followers. The feedback was so positiv that it motivated me to have my first solo exhibition – it was a lot of work but it was a total success. Read more>>

Nina Royal

We got together as a band in February 2010 and called ourselves AB4F. As AB4F we released 3 albums. The last one (Snakes in the Gracias) came out in August 2016. AB4F is our straight-up, Miami love child. Read more>>

Chinmaya Chaitanya

I always loved painting . but my parents didn’t wanted me to do painting ,the feared because of less opportunities artists get . but I despite of my parents approval I continued to paint. Read more>>

Josefina Alberti-Campuzano

This all started when I was 15 years old. I had done my quinceañera pictures as most hispanic girls do. It was a horrible experience. The pictures had no life in them, they were dark studio room, reminded me of phantom of the opera. I was completely devastated, I cried my eyes out and I begged my mother to never put the picture on the wall. Read more>>

François Luxembourg

My profession is I am a pilot on a Boeing 747 freighter. Like so I travel the world since 1993. Travelling gives me great fulfillment. Seeing and experiencing other cultures. to for fill my creative needs I started photographing some 6 years ago. I am a regular visitor of Miami. Read more>>

Savannah Ackles

Even though at the time, my interests was painting, I bought a small Kodak digital camera and was immediately hooked. Since then, photography went from being a hobby of mine to a career! Read more>>

Jon Parlangeli

No story here, just a feeling. I have been creating since I was a child and the emotional release of creating simply grew stronger year by year. Now, 30 years in my artworks can be seen as a process based transcendence of energy into the physical realm… Read more>>

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