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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.

Clare Morrow and Randy Morrow

We are all one phone call away from the tragedy of life-changing news, and at age 41 I got that call that changed my life. I was told that my mom had stage four cancer, and it was very aggressive. Mom urged me to get checked out, and it turned out that genetically I have a 1 in 4 chance of getting cancer. Read more>>

Blake Weld

To jump to current times, I am trying to be involved in the art world as much as possible, making art that is kinetic as well as video-based works. Utilizing my diverse skill set to create and challenge what I can make. Read more>>

James Thurman

Even as a child, I was intensely curious about how things were made and their material properties. Having a little workbench in my bedroom, I was always tinkering with some little project. As I thought about possible career paths while in high school, I knew that I wanted to do something creative that involved making things hands-on. Read more>>

Cara Wildman

I grew up in a fairly musical family–my parents are great dancers and connoisseurs of country music and Western Swing. They took us to concerts and musicals on the regular, so we learned to appreciate music and dance at an early age! My first instrument was a cheap blue harmonica made in China that turned my lips blue when I played. Mom and Dad weren’t too keen on me getting lead poisoning at such an early age, so they bought me a real harmonica for my birthday, and my Daddy started teaching me songs that we could play together. Read more>>


I began photographing in high school and began really developing my craft almost a decade ago. I found a passion for photography from the very first moments with my own children. Being a part of such tender stages is such a blessing and honor. Read more>>

Shelly Niehaus

Finding my authentic artistic voice. Its a journey all artist must go on and it truly is one that never ends. I love that photography has so much to offer. The possibilities are endless and you can always learn something new in this field of art. Read more>>

Pam Taqo

It all started in 2010 when one of my friends in the Philippines invited me to take a pole dancing class with her. After that one class, I was hooked immediately. 2 years later, I moved here to Texas to pursue a better career in Physical Therapy. Read more>>

Treena Muir

I have expanded my creative pursuits even further to include art direction and set design for short films here in the Dallas area. I recently completed work on the short films My Brother’s Keeper and The In-Between. I feel very fortunate that I have so many creative outlets in my life and the opportunity to continue to share my artistic vision with others. Read more>>

Reed J Kenney

I had planned on going to school in hopes of pursuing architecture but I dropped out two years in to start working with a Dallas photographer named Hoyoung Lee (Sohostory), who I have worked for and learned under ever since. Read more>>

Teresa Larrabee

Clay–to me–is the most versatile material. It can be utilitarian, sculptural, ephemeral, and best of all I can feel it, I can smell it. It is also an incredibly intuitive material for me to work with, and I feel that I am able to express myself honestly through it. Read more>>

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