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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.

Kianga Jinaki

My art development has been self-taught so my work tends to have a folk art feel to it. In my youth I constantly made paper collages about my cultural heritage and experience. During the 1990’s I began creating soft-sculptures (dolls) that reflected my heritage. Read more>>

Diane Arrieta

I have been making art my whole life, but got a late start as a “professional” artist. I work a full time job as an outreach person at a local university library, while making art “full time” when I am at home. I got my BFA in ceramic sculpture at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Read more>>

Rio Peterson

Since I was little, I always loved music and enjoyed singing along with the songs that played in the car. I got a guitar and amp bundle for Christmas when I was 12 years old. I was taking lessons for the first year or so, and eventually started learning how to play some of my favorite songs on my own. Read more>>

Jessica Carraturo

The Dreaming Fox is a platform I’ve launched this year to offer everything I have gathered, in a way that is suitable for each individual. The image of the fox appeared as a totem in 2012- representing optimism, playfulness, finding clever solutions, the flow of abundance, and spontaneous creativity. Read more>>

Mayling Pao

Eventually, I slowly made my way back to fine art. I didn’t want to be in front of the computer all the time. I wanted to do “hands-on” art. I started making papier maché sculpture piñatas with artist Erick Adrian Marquez (my husband). A few years ago, I started painting again. Read more>>

Erick Adrian Marquez

Earned my Bachelor’s degree and student debt there. Interned with DC Comics in New York City, and once I graduated in 2002, I began freelancing. I am now situated in South Florida trying to get the Zika before the student loans get me. Read more>>

Sarah and Evan

Sarah & Evan met in college, in a songwriting class. Their mutual love of music and songwriting blossomed into a creative partnership, and before long, they were out gigging in front of live audiences. Read more>>

Michelle McCosh

I began my current path in 1995 following a trip to Costa Rica. I went to view the Arenal Volcano, only to discover it was hidden by clouds. Returning home, I decided to put my photos in an album and when I realized I didn’t have any pictures of the volcano. Read more>>

Lizzy Brown

I was always singing, dancing, writing, drawing, and making jewelry. I became more serious about making jewelry about fifteen years ago when I could not find specific jewels I wanted to wear, and so I began to make them with my own hands for myself. Read more>>

Anthony Granato

After several years of living in Portland, I moved back to Utah to help-out my family. I worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer in both Oregon and Utah… but after a couple of years in the illustration field, I decided to break into the fine art industry. It was mostly a rewarding experience! Read more>>

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