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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.

Eustace Wehner

I now host a monthly event called International Tastes Series; it’s a focus on food and wine and their history, education, and techniques behind it. Every month I focus on a different cuisine from around the world with a live chef demonstration. Read more>>

Mike Smith

My grama, mom, sister and most recently my wife had all battled cancer. That gives you a different perspective on life. My wife’s unwavering support of my art even through her chemo treatments has truly been inspirational as well as motivational to push my boundaries and try new styles and techniques. Read more>>

Charlie Collier

The driving force behind my passion is perspective, a day in someone else’s shoes. I approach my projects like a documentary, but I love adding a hint of fantasy to my work. I feel like imagination is underrated in today’s content landscape, especially video. Read more>>

Lindsey Melton and Corby Kraupp

I have been teaching High Fitness for the past year, and it has been amazing. Teaching with Corby is so fun, and the best part has been getting to meet so many amazing women that come to our classes- I feel privileged to know these women, and they have had such a positive influence on my life. Read more>>

Darryl Valentine

I have spent my entire professional life creating, editing, critiquing or teaching photography. It has been the way that I have experienced much of the world. In a deeply personal way, I feel an image is a poem about time, about “staying in the moment.” Read more>>

Brittany Tinsley

For many years I searched for the voice with which to tell my story and the stories of those around me. It was only after a few international trips that I realized that photography opened up the world to me in a unique way and that my camera broke many barriers. Read more>>

Meme Crayton

After years of live performance/concert/festival photography, I later discovered that I truly have a passion for capturing weddings, couples in love, and the spaces they inhabit. This combined with my innate love for travel and adventure is what has propelled me into my desire for destination weddings and elopements. Read more>>

Jonathan Pattiwael

Through our live performances, I hope to start a dialogue that challenges, inverts or problematizes injustice and inequity. I hope that through the audience and the people’s interactions with me and my art, I am able to start talking about social issues that need to be addressed. Read more>>

Matthew Henley

I danced and choreographed for the rest of high school. As a freshman at the University of Arizona I enrolled in the Religious Studies major, a degree that explores the stories people tell themselves in order to make meaning in their lives, but soon added a Dance major to my studies. At the same time. Read more>>

Jordan Fuchs

I had never before seen such a combination of physically challenging movement and creative expression. I was hooked. The next semester I started off in modern dance 101 and just kept going. Soon I was also making dances, captivated at the experience of having images and ideas realized on stage. Read more>>

Marcie McGary-Atkinson

I recently got married, and my husband is the champion of my dreams. We are both believers and attend Vive City Church in North Dallas. My faith journey has had its ups and downs, but it’s the thing that keeps me pushing when times get hard. Read more>>

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