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Thought-Provokers: North Broward

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

Omar Campbell

During my progression through school, I played sports like track and field and joined technology science clubs with friends after school. Working with Mechanics/hardware always interested me, and I was constantly testing myself and challenging myself to learn as much as I could with the resources that I had at hand. Read more>>

Elizabeth Hagans

By the time I was 16 I was looking for more challenging projects. I had moved from the Oakland, CA art scene to rural south Georgia. While I missed the diversity of the West Coast, I found myself pushed to explore the rich fashion history of the deep South. Read more>>

Sally Cooper

I am a nonobjective painter, which means that I don’t really preplan my paintings. My work is about a creative process rather than about a specific image or place. I work intuitively and enjoy the direct experience of the art-making – allowing things to happen unexpectedly and then enjoying the happy surprise. Read more>>

Janet Gold

The last 15 years were at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in the Design and Animation Department teaching Design Basics, Sculpture, Color Application, Drawing, Life Drawing, Creative Thinking, and Art Appreciation before the students went on to their digital and computer degrees. Read more>>

Sunnie Morrison

I direct the annual Miss Runway Competition for aspiring models ages 4 to adult women giving them the opportunity to express themselves on the runway. Giving that opportunity that otherwise would not be given to them based on their age, size, height, weight, status of being a mother or married. Read more>>

Angélica Muñoz Castaño

My photography became my north, a tool of investigation of my roots, of the contrast of my surroundings, of what I had lost as well as a tool of introspection to better help me know myself. I guess my story is one of self-search, but aren’t them all, in some sort of way. Read more>>

Rozee Music

I was always a musical child, and according to my mother, I sang before I could even speak or walk properly. I remember as a child, I would either make up my own songs just walking around our home or I would be singing along to musicals like West Side Story and The Sound of Music. Read more>>

Carol Porta

Tapped deep into photography when I got my first dream job at a company creating virtual tours in the hotel industry. It was until I became a mom that I fell in love with memory making. Motherhood has shown me how fast kids grow even after I heard it a million times before. I found in photography relief to hold on to those moments and live over and over most of my favorite first times. Read more>>

Linda Behar

Interested in learning new materials and methods for her work, Behar decided to study a Master of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in printmaking at the Florida Atlantic University, from which she graduated in 2014. Behar has actively participated in biennales in Venezuela and the United States with numerous awards and honorable mentions. Read more>>

Joao Paulo Goncalves

My friend’s mom would hire me to do things in their home from basic painting to more artistic designs. I then took a couple years of architecture at college in Brazil, and when I moved to the US, I opened my own business doing residential decorative paintings. I always loved art, and it came very easy for me, but there came a transitional moment when I got sick of only doing art to please others. Read more>>

Community Couch

We play punk rock songs to cry and dance to. We’ve been called bummer pop, sad punk, and folk punk. We pull influence from bands everywhere from Straylight Run to Rancid to Loretta Lynn. We sing songs about feeling bad and feeling better, being proud of your queer identity, and unapologetically loving yourself and loving others. Read more>>

Matt Sabarillo

When I was in middle school, my art teacher came up to me and said: “Matt you have a gift, one day you’ll be an amazing artist”. I never really let that sink in being a teenager, but looking back at it now my projects were always picked to be showcased or were considered one of the best of the class. I am a self-taught artist born in Toronto Canada, raised in South Florida. Read more>>

Irsia Khan

I’ve been seven years old, but I finally practiced the actual fundamentals a little bit in high school. Though we focused on still lifes, I wanted to apply myself to be able to draw my favorite characters in any pose I chose to do. I went to undergraduate at Nova Southeastern University for criminal justice. Read more>>

Giannina Coppiano Dwin

I drew throughout my whole life and looked at art whenever was possible but did not pursue a career in art until I was going to college. I was studying for a different career when one semester I allowed myself to take some Art classes; there was no return after that. I wholeheartedly found what I, unknowingly, had been pursuing all my life, Art. Read more>>

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