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Thought-Provokers: Far North Dallas

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

Kendrick Carroll

Mainly cartoons like pokemon and dragon ball where my favorites. I have been doing creative work ever since and never looked back. Nowadays I work full-time as a Web Developer & Designer for a Company in Downtown Dallas and run my own freelance business part-time. Read more>>

Ginger Cochran

Though I enjoyed being creative again, my background was not in painting, and I had very little time to practice with having two small children at that time. Fast forward a few more years – I am working at a dead end office job in Argyle Texas; way out in the country. Read more>>

Cylene Walker-Willis

On the way home he asked me why and I explained that we had tap AFTER ballet and I could not tie my tap shoes by myself (I was and still am a very independent woman). My sweet brother then spent the evening sewing elastic into my tap shoes. He claims now to have saved my dance career. Read more>>

Brandi Mieger

I had been searching for what I was passionate about. I’ve never believed that the path I was supposed to be on would be working for someone else clocking in and clocking out. I’ve always been a passionate person when it comes to caring about other people and life in general, but my life was missing something. Read more>>

Tara Baker

I selected clothes to enhance my experience of motion. From this, I can fondly state that my first dance teacher was an overly worn, soft cotton dress with a wilted bow. This dress inspired me to move in new ways as I was able to gain an understanding of movement by observing the visual changes of this dress. Read more>>

Sabrina Thiel

Always loved the horses and have been riding for as long as I can remember. After finishing a formal education as an industrial clerk, and several internships in Arizona I left home and moved to the US in 2011 to follow a career as a professional horse trainer. For several years, I worked for horse trainers as their assistant to learn about the industry here and acquire training skills. Read more>>

Cindy Shaw

When I was young, I didn’t realize that creative jobs existed. I always loved drawing and technology, so when I finally found graphic design, it was like I found my glass slipper. Even after that, I felt stuck between my affinity for both cutesy stuff and clean minimalism. Struggling to find a balance, I looked for something new. Read more>>

Hannah Aaron

I found drawing as a way to escape. As a kid, I often felt frustrated and isolated by my lack of communication skills, so I would draw. When I was twelve, one of our neighbors saw my love for drawing and paid for me to have a few months of private lessons. Read more>>

Kirsten Angerbauer

I am a multimedia artist and designer who works with digital fabrication processes, video, sound, and installation to create sculptural and performance-based work. My first interlude into design and fabrication was through chairs. I became obsessed with the ideas that chairs presented; the possibilities of chairs, their various forms and their function in space. While pursuing my sculpture degree from UNT, I worked as a technician in the Fab Lab. Read more>>

Levi Hughes

Yeah, so I grew up in the small town of Justin, TX near the Texas Motor Speedway. Much of my childhood was spent roaming around outside in the fields and creek near our house, climbing trees or the roof of our house. I was the youngest of three children. My brother and sister were too busy to play with me so I learned how to entertain myself. This solitude gave birth to my imagination and sense of adventure. Read more>>

Krystal LaPorte

Growing up in a small Chicago suburb, I was always drawn to anything and everything creative; theater, music, drawing, writing poetry, etc. I think I was most attracted to art’s ability to transport you to a completely different life while you were engaging in it. I could pick up a book, a piece of paper, a CD or a script and lose myself for hours. I never had much of an interest in team sports, but I absolutely loved martial arts. I was in Kyuki-do, a South Korean Martial Arts style that incorporates TaeKwon-Do, Juijitsu, Hapkido, and Kobudo, for almost a decade. Read more>>

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