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Thought-Provokers: Fort Worth

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 Fort Worth that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Kristi Cross

Shortly after that I started tearing up old jewelry and making bracelets and giving them to friends. It didn’t take long, and people were asking if I could make earrings or necklaces. With no professional training, I taught myself how to do make most items people were wanting, and my hobby started turning into a small business. Read more>>

Jaime Rhiannon Zeal

I loved the messiness of paint and exploring new ideas by simply using my hands. My parents encouraged me to draw and interact with creative mediums often. Although not in traditionally creative professions, they are both artists in their own way and I admire their ability to bring a unique personal style into the professional world. Read more>>

Kevin Won

I feel fortunate to find something I’m passionate about, but since I didn’t start drawing as a child, I am desperate to improve as quick as possible. I was looking into art training, and I found two art teachers in the US that I really want to train under. One is in San Diego, and the other, lucky for me, is right here in Fort Worth, Texas. I enrolled in the night sessions at Texas Academy of Figurative Art. Read more>>

Terah Harrison

She discovered the need for her podcast as she saw male clients at her private practice in Fort Worth Texas, who were struggling to understand their female partners. Most of these men were striving to be better partners but their strategies to achieve this only made things worse. Many times a simple change would improve their relationships dramatically. Read more>>

Najwa Seyedmorteza

I never thought that dance was going to change my life until I took my first ballet and modern class in 2011. I began my education in dance at eighteen years 0ld at Tarrant County College NE Campus. I trained under Dr. Kihyoung Choi who helped me transform into the artist I am today. I transferred to Texas Woman’s University (TWU) where my skills as an improviser and modern dancer flourished. Read more>>

Rolando Galvan

I begged my parents to buy me my first camera, and eventually, they cave in. Afterward, I would bring my camera through my local travels. I Started shooting nature and architecture, but it was only a hobby. It was until my senior year that a competition came up called VASE, and I decided to enter. I wanted to use portraits to try something new, so I went out and looked for friends to shoot with. I am an introvert, so I did not know many people and felt really uncomfortable asking. Read more>>

Simon Flory

After earning a degree in writing and theatre, I moved to Chicago and founded the country band, Merle, The Mule while working as a multi-instrumentalist in an old-time banjo/fiddle duo with teacher Ed Tverdek and as a student and employee at the Old Town School of Folk Music. In 2008 I moved to the Ozarks of Arkansas where I worked closely with local musicians. Read more>>

Deedra Baker

I grew up in a rural community in southeast Kansas. I was fortunate enough to have arts education throughout K-12 from an energetic and passionate art teacher, Michal Austin. She taught us about all the great masters, including Vincent Van Gogh. We experimented with ceramics, drawing, painting, and altered bookmaking. Read more>>

Elisha Floyd

I’m a local born & raised Texan actress and model, and it all started around 2017 when I first really started pursuing this career. Performing has been something I always wanted to pursue since childhood back when I was a tween watching my favorite shows on TV every week. It really inspired me to realize this is something I hope to do one day as well. Read more>>

Felicia Bertch

There were a lot of signs pointing towards my future as a theatre artist. But I didn’t officially do a play until my senior year of high school and then, only because my friend Haley Powell was directing and convinced me to quit running track and spend my last couple of months of high school acting! Read more>>

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