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Thought-Provokers: Palm Beach

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

Brian Cattelle

I’ve always been a creative soul, ever since I was a little kid I was always building and creating and doing weird things. In high school, if I wasn’t in the darkroom developing a photo, or making a movie with my friends, you could find me making duck tape waltes and selling them to a store downtown. Read more>>

Lori Drew

When I think back on my whole life, I see a creative soul, happiest in natural surroundings, comforted in knowing God’s mercy and love. I am proud to say I served four years of active duty as a Navy photographer and had a successful career as a hospital public relations director, which I gladly gave up to be a stay-at-home mom to three wonderful sons while operating a portrait photography business. Read more>>

Jason DiCuia

With cameras quality improving on phones I started to become more interested in taking shots and with social media emerging shots I had taken gathered enough attention to get me to realize I might be good at it. I started taking my photography more seriously, and by a strange sequence of events, I found myself running a Leica repair company. Read more>>

Boston Marriage

We recorded our first ep “Personal Space” which was released in April of that year. After touring the release up and down the east coast, Lisa made the decision to amicably step down and pursue other interests. The band then recruited Russ to take her place on bass and in November of 2018, we released the single “Know You Were.” We plan to continue touring and releasing more singles throughout 2019. Read more>>

Ann Eisenberg Friedlander

I have always been an artist, and most specifically I am a painter; however, sometimes I have not made paintings. I made books and collages, and I drew on gossamer thin paper. I made gardens. I danced. I ride horses so seriously that I started to forget that I am a painter. One day I was talking to a young dressage rider. Then I remembered that like her. I had worked at something from a very young age. Read more>>

Neverless

Neverless is an Alternative/Ska/Punk band from Sarasota, Florida formed in March of 2018 by T. J. Collins, Joe Morningstar, and Cory Collins. The concept for the band was derived from the creative process of T. J. Collins, which incorporated a horn section into the alternative rock songs that he had been holding on to until he had found the right bandmates to team up with. Read more>>

Michael Le

Dance gave me a community of positive people and inspirational stories of people doing what they love as a career. I continued and never stopped after the first class. A few years later, I was now considered a professional dancer, dancing in many music videos for artists such as Chris Brown, Daddy Yankee, Fabolous, Nicky Jam, and many more! I started to then post dance videos onto social media and network with many big pages to repost my videos. Read more>>

Diego Mendez

My brother wanted to form a rock band, and I told him that I would be his drummer. I played in his band as a drummer for 4 years, then decided that we should do it in a more professional way, it was so we called the band “Cimientos” (it’s a word in Spanish to refer to the bases on which something solid is built) and Is every one of us started studying the instrument professionally. Read more>>

Gary Renshaw

I had been playing drums since the age of 4, and when I moved to Florida, I continued with the passion and worked on an AS degree in Music from Indian River College. In the 90’s I met and started touring with the lead guitar player from the recording artists Molly Hatchet, Dave Hlubeck. From there I formed a band called Tribal Tongue w guidance from Rickey Medlocke from the band Lynyrd Skynyrd & Blackfoot and his management. Read more>>

John McCoy

I use different types of kilns for the glazing process. These kilns include a gas kiln, soda kiln, and a wood kiln. Lately, I have been very interested in wood firing kilns. Wood firing is a process in which different types of woods are used as a fuel source. The pots are not glazed but fired around the clock for a period of many days. The wood produces ash which melts and leaves a natural glaze on the pot. Read more>>

Maribel Lopez

I wanted to be a landscape photographer but growing up in Florida the best ones were by the beach. When I turned 18 years old, one of my family friends asked me to take her maternity photos. At first, I thought to myself there is no way am I going to be any good at taking photos of people, but I still gave it a try. Soon after that, I began taking photos of my family, close friends and style shoots with my now sister-in-law. Read more>>

Chelsea Ybarra, Paul Platero, Issa Perez and Flip

I started getting asked to play more shows after that which was just me as a solo act at places like SpaceBar and Will’s Pub. After New Years 2017 I reached out to Paul, who I’ve known since we were kids and who was helping me record covers in the early Soundcloud days anyway, to help me with an upcoming show. Paul was friends with Issa, who I had not known at the time. Read more>>

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