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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.

Dantrail and Catherine Majors

Catherine grew up in a nice size church in California and moved to Texas when she was 22. Dantrail and Catherine knew, even while dating, that they wanted to pursue a life of music, but we’re not sure how they were going to do that. In 2016 Dantrail and Catherine decided to take a leap of faith to try and fulfill their dreams of becoming a Christian recording artist. Read more>> 

Schyler duVall Barron

I was a Fashion student turned Fiber Arts Major at The University Of North Texas. I currently work with and sell, all types of artwork, including acrylic paintings, fiber pieces, and illustrations. While I still make use of my design background, my present focus is rooted in my first love, fashion art. Read more>>

Charlie Mae

I am going to do that!” So, when I finally began taking the steps to letting my music be heard, taking on the pseudonym “Charlie” was nothing but natural. Using the nickname that my grandfather gave me is to pay homage to the man that ignited my passion for performance. Read more>>

Hallie Cover

I loved the concept of singing and sharing music with other people, but I was petrified of being in the spotlight. I started taking voice lessons in seventh grade, and have continued to this day. My voice teacher in high school, Susan Hanlon, really helped me blossom as a musician and overcome so many hurdles. Read more>>

Sarah Cat-Hendricks

I began dancing at a young age, not realizing how much I needed it to be a part of the rest of my life until I was about 16. That was when I dove all in, giving up my other beloved extra-curricular activities such as soccer, band, and art. I sought a career in dance through a University program. Read more>>

Isabella

I loved to draw. As I grew up, academics and sports took over all of my time, and I couldn’t seem to find the time to be creative. I rediscovered drawing recently when an old friend of mine asked me to work with her on a small project. Another local artist, Cindy Shaw (@cindyyshaw), saw my artwork and pushed me into refining and bringing the art to life in the form of pins! It’s been a wildly fulfilling journey since then. Read more>>

Ethan Severin

My early musical influences were exclusively Christian due to the fact that that was all my parents allowed in our house, but in middle school, I was introduced to the full scope of what I had been missing. I remember listening to Journey for the first time and being mad at my folks for depriving me of such absolute brilliance. Read more>>

Corbin Winkfield

My best friend since 3rd grade (Leo Thomasian) got me into pop-rock music, and Lee and I decided to make a pop-rock band: Last Minute Alive. We started writing original music, playing shows, and by the time we played our second talent show we blew everyone away. Kids ran from their seats to the stage. The crowd surfed, sang the lyrics; it was crazy. Read more>>

Troy Garrick

I never questioned why creating rhythms on a desk or finding the harmony to every melody on the radio came so naturally. It’s just always been that way. My father had the best record collection. Mostly Soul bands with leather pants and glittery R&B icons from the 70s and 80s. I won’t lie, I hated hearing those same 1,000 songs on rotation every Saturday morning, but I survived. Read more>>

Susan Hanlon

My focus has been solely on building my vocal teaching studio and helping artists in the recording process as a vocal coach. This past year, I turned my focus to writing and recording my sophomore album, Louder Every Minute. I have had this desire to get back out there and perform and record and I finally realized that there will never be enough time and that if I want to do it, then I need to make things happen now! Read more>>

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