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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.

Elizabeth Couch

In 2014, Couch joined KXTX-TV in Dallas as a news producer, earning four Lone Star Emmys for topics including breaking news coverage of the July 7, 2016 downtown Dallas police ambush. In June 2017, Couch joined Parkland Health & Hospital System as a media specialist in the Corporate Communications Department. Read more>>

Tammy Klepac

My mother took a photography course at the local community college and eventually built a darkroom within a bathroom of our home. At about ten years of age, I learned to develop film and use the enlarger to make prints. I even demonstrated film development in every speech class I took in school. Read more>>

Travis Smalls

Maryland where I constantly got into more trouble for robbing breaking into houses sleeping in vacant houses and cars to try to avoid the cold. I was sent off to a boys school where they were beating and sexually abusing us the states eventually shut the school down because they killed one of the youth that attend the school. Read more>>

Karla K. Morton

One may be born with the gift of an artist, but you have to work hard to bring that gift to the light. I would love my poetry to touch people deeply, to change their world; to bring them to the doorstep of something greater, then gently, quietly, walk away. Read more>>

Jasmin Reynoso

I was just painting for myself and my family. Shortly afterward I had family friends wanting me to do custom work. I quickly realized after painting multiple pieces that I could make this into a small business. Once I had gained enough experience and confidence. Read more>>

Emily Miner

I couldn’t be more grateful for the pieces that I get to create, because I get to make people incredibly happy. It’s very rewarding to be a part of something so special to people’s lives. Whether it be a family crest, alma mater, family ranch brand, or all of them combined. Read more>>

Kristin E. Bazan

That’s the best feeling in the world, creating work that leads to other work that leads to better work. The last thing I would say about my work is how I approach every kind of thing I create. I’m direct in everything I do, I take the simplest path forward, and that’s true for my art. Read more>>

Dot Molencupp

I love to find street art others don’t notice, old buildings that seem to have faces, plants growing where they normally would not and of course murals. My art, as well as my pictures, are to either provoke a response or to just make someone smile. If I have done that, I am happy. Read more>>

Carol Ann Bamberger

It was a way for me to just focus on an object that brought me happiness and I just kept with it today. So if you see a weird period of penguin-shaped beans in my portfolio, that’s the source of their beginnings! I was very sad. Read more>>

Court Hoang

The first four months were a strange, lonely and introspective time; the rest of that year was a rollercoaster of new friends and family, incredible experiences and a feeling of community I had been sorely missing. It was also there that I realized music is more than a hobby for me; it is a vocation. Read more>>

Kaleigh Syler

Taking photography to the next level, identifying it as a small business, and outlining my prices has been a big step. It is my hope that by doing this I might reach more people, and save for future ministry opportunities. I am so thankful for this gift of creativity the Lord has blessed me with and all who have supported me on this journey. Read more>>

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