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Thought-Provokers: South East 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 South East Dallas that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Anna Mazaikina

I became a vintage dealer because of my love of fashion and my passion for jewelry and antiques. It is unbelievable what gems you can find at vintage fairs and fashion galleries. Only genuine pieces become a part of my collection and can be proudly displayed at any museum. In fact, one of my greatest ambitions is to open the museum of vintage jewelry and share its striking beauty with the world. Read more>>

FrAnKiE Davis

For years wherever she went, she stuck a pencil in her hair and a notebook at her hip. She practiced the magic for years, beginning with simple forms around her, and then creating other worlds. This practice was her consistency in an inconsistent world; it was her escape; it was her peace; it was her love. Read more>>

Kelly Dillard

Art has always been a source of enjoyment for me. I grew up in a household where we appreciated art. My mother is very artistic and we often had different art projects going on, but I never understood the deeper values and importance of art or thought about art as a career choice until later in my life. Read more>>

Vincent Fink’s

After attaining a degree in Media Arts & Animation from The Art Institute of Houston, he worked as a graphic designer searching in life for a higher purpose, a direction with his artistic abilities, yet was extremely lost. Then one night, with a sketch pad by his bed, he dreamt his future work and immediately awoke to record it. Read more>>

Bushra Khan

Today, after almost four decades, with a strong sense of purpose, I can finally say that I feel fortunate enough to live one of my six-year-old self’s dream i.e., being a fearless artist, a thought-provoking photographer and a courageous mother of two beautiful children. Read more>>

Allison Matlock

I am in total love with the processes, the colors, the compositions… but also the exertion of negative energy, the manifestation of deep thought, and the therapeutic relief that comes with finishing a work of art. Some of my most vulnerable and emotional thoughts are displayed and hung in people’s homes. Read more>>

Clint Stone

My paintings focus on my immediate surroundings. The way I paint reflects how I experience my surroundings. Time and space are not linear, and the lucidity in which I paint reviles a truth in myself and my surroundings in which I invite the viewer. Read more>>

Célia M Dargie

I was fascinated by the Byzantine architecture and would spend days sketching. I also remember one mother’s day, I had no money, so I gave my mum one of my drawings, a reproduction of The Pink Nude from Henri Matisse, to this day one of my favorite artist. Read more>>

Bone1 The ARTIST

Murals that are about self-awareness and social awareness. Something that can tug at your heart. Make you feel an emotion. Make you feel comfortable or uncomfortable. Make you happy or sad. As long as my art can shake or move someone’s energy, I believe that im doing my purpose in the universe. Read more>>

Rachel Barnes

My intention is to provide a safe place to heal and support you in the process of building a new conscious awareness. In these moments of transformation, learn to connect with the part of yourself you have forgotten and learn to love yourself. Read more>>

Robert English

I do not fit the typical mold of creating a universal theme. My work does not mirror anything commercial; it reflects my inspiration, which takes on many themes from western to dance. My goal is to insert as much emotion and motion into each idea as possible. Read more>>

Derrel Hall

Knowledge is infinitely expanding with or without us, and I love acquiring more. This overwhelms me often to the point where I just need to express myself. This is through communication. I express myself through words, drawings, photography, and dress. In short, everything that I do is rooted in communication. Read more>>

Mason Grimes

One day I sat down with my coach at Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU), and he encouraged me to take a year off to catch up with some classes I had missed and ultimately think about my future in basketball. So literally the day after that meeting with my coach I had an audition set up for a traveling worship team from SAGU. Read more>>

Britney Samford

Because of an unquenchable desire to learn, curiosity always leads me to seek a new skill or craft. Mastering one skill just isn’t how my brain operates. That is how I got into leather work, curiosity. I just recently started the B. Samford Leather line which includes handmade leather goods such as handbags, cross body purses, and moccasins. Read more>>

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