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Thought-Provokers: Plano

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

Cherie Fruehan

Without giving away the premise, I can just say someone needs to communicate with our detective, and he is going to have to trust his long-ignored intuition in order to receive the message. If he does, it will lead him to answers to the questions he didn’t even think to ask. Read more>>

Kayla Arnold

One day I was on my old laptop, and my blog was right there! I realized my passion wasn’t an everyday one that we talked about in school, but it was the fact that I saw things differently. That I would rather be a photographer than have any old 9-5 job. Read more>>

Debi Sementelli

Not only as a fun skill for everyday people to use but also as a relaxing, creative hobby. So I have created a series of Brush Lettering Classes on Skillshare, an online subscription learning site. I also share my lettering knowledge through video tutorials on my YouTube channel. Read more>>

Eric Su

Because of my engineering background, I enjoyed learning about the technical details of photography first but quickly started reading and studying more and more composition and creative aspects of photography, a side that I constantly struggle with.  Read more>>

Erica Kalish

I enjoy full-figure studies because they are challenging and require a lot of attention. It is my intent to find a way to ‘bring the figures to life.’ We spend all of our lives looking at people, and it’s easy for art to find itself in the uncanny valley. I would like for the figure to feel familiar and share a dialogue with its viewer. Read more>>

Jessica Hall

Now all of a sudden I had a choice. However, I did not know what jobs were out there because my goal was survival. Sure on TV, there were doctors and lawyers, but I had no idea what a civil engineer was, or statistics, or journalism, or computer science, or academic advising or tax accountants. Read more>>

Renee Pearl

I wanted to become more dedicated to bringing about environmental awareness through the lens of a camera. Upon graduation with an Environmental Science degree and minors in biology and digital journalism, I vowed to want to make a difference as big as I could with the combination of my two passions. Read more>>

Aimee Wilson

My advice would be to always be learning and try new things. Don’t be shy about sharing your work. There is a niche for everyone. It takes time to build a portfolio and to build a fan base. Celebrate every little achievement and work towards the next. Read more>>

Amber McGuire-Tomlin

I did some amazing work with great people but the bigger my job title, the further away I got from actually creating, which is what really gave me joy. Then that corporate world shifted, and all of a sudden, I had a chance to re-assess: what really brings me happiness? It was like God gave me back my box of crayons, only in the form of a camera. Read more>>

Nivi Srinivasa

My parents got me my first camera at the age of 15, right before our trip to Europe. It was then that my photography went from family photos to something much bigger than that. I was immersed in the beauty of the European countries and couldn’t resist capturing what I saw; I wanted to show people exactly what I saw through my lens. Read more>>

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