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Thought-Provokers: North Miami

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

Elsten Torres

Music was around me since the moment I was conscious about my surroundings. I was raised in Washington Heights, NYC by my single mom alongside my older brother. Read more>>

Nancy Zaga

As a young child i was very interested in all types of art, like sculpting and painting. I’ve always considered my self a creative person and art has always been a part of my life. Read more>>

Brenda Lucas

Through the amazing training I have received over the years I have a accomplished strong professionalism, growth and achievements in Musical Theater… Read more>>

Ruth Ellingson

Today work full time painting and drawing my own artwork as well as continuing work on a select number of requested pieces. In 2015, I began collaborating with the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden working as their scenic artist. Read more>>

Alexandra Cava Palomino

I was raised in a bilingual household with strong cultural influences of my mother’s artistic Italian-American family, my recently-emigrated Spanish father, and the melting pot that is Queens, New York (baklava, anyone?). Read more>>

Isabel Brinck

My beginnings in art are an inheritance on my father’s side. My great-grandfather, Axel Brinck, who came from Sweden to Chile in the late 1800s and was a well-known painter in his time. Read more>>

Jesse Jones Jr.

A unique story that happen to me on my first real jazz gig right out of high school back in the 60’s. After I finished my solo on “Just Friends”, I open my eyes and it was one of my favorite trumpet players playing next to me, Blue Mitchell who was also from Miami, Florida. Read more>>

Miguel Garzón Martínez

I decided to devote my full time to filmmaking and I currently live and work in New York. My first feature film, “The Broken Legacy”, is all about taking my main interests and turning them into a compelling tale of love, friendship and the exploration our innermost limits. Read more>>

Carlos Franco-Ruiz

My journey as an artist started when I was accepted in the the magnet program at South Miami Senior High School, the next four year would help develop me as an artist. Read more>>

Katherine Nunez

Being an MUA became an accident. Due to domestic violence with someone for about 7 years and child abuse in a young age, I felt I needed healing and started doing makeup for battered women in various shelters at that time. Read more>>

Adriana Epelboim Levy

I felt there was an aspect of artistry to my strategic nature. While working towards my degree in architecture from Pratt Institute in New York City, I fell in love with the intricacy behind geometries, which led me to apply my architectural skills into accessory designs. Read more>>

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