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Thought-Provokers: College Park

Atlanta 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 College Park that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Matthew Gregory

I fell in love with the craft after listening to quite a number of mixtapes from the local Disk Jocks and then decided that I wanted to make my own. In 2010, DJing began as a mere hobby for me until I was constantly encouraged to perform at parties by my friends. I finally took their advice and went on to gain nine years of experience in the business. Read more>>

Clizzy Houston

I come from a musically inclined environment ranging from vocal ability to instrumentation and my contribution to that fold is by lyrical infusion. I’ve been picking apart wordplay and syllables before I learned to speak and music was my first language. My ability to extract rhythm from the elements of life that no one hears is what keeps me drawn to the culture. Read more>>

Brittaney Owen

After not having much luck finding one that I loved that wasn’t made with animals fibers (I am vegan), I decided to try to make one. My husband made my first loom with a canvas frame, nails, and a tutorial I found on Pinterest, and I immediately took to Youtube to teach myself. Through the process, I fell in love with weaving and couldn’t stop. At first, I just made them for fun, but after a few people asked me about selling them, I decided to take some proper classes. Read more>>

Colter DeWees

Prop making, combined with some friends, led me to start cosplaying, which is where people will make costumes for their favorite characters from all forms of media. This linked me into an entirely new community. It gave my new found artistic interest purpose apart from being an outlet for my depression, or escapism from my anxiety. Down the rabbit hole, I fell, learning more and more ways to make new things. Read more>>

Kevin Soundara

I will always listen with open ears, and will always lend a helping hand wherever I can. A couple of years ago, I had become a monk at a Buddhist temple for about a month. My experiences there taught me a lot about life and where I wanted to go with my vision. Before leaving the Buddhist temple, I made a promise to myself that I would pick photography back up and use it as a way to speak to others. Read more>>

Dj Jammo

I started when I was in second form (8th grade) at the prominent Kingston College High School Kingston Jamaica where I was exposed to different students from a different ethnic background. This allowed me to learn how to please people from other backgrounds through music which I feel plays an integral part in today’s society. Read more>>

Candace Fincher

I have been an artist for my entire life. As a child, my mother would say, “she loves to work with her hands”. I guess that statement was written on my soul because it is so true. I love to create. I love all types of art, but painting in watercolor is my most passionate love. I began painting in watercolor at a very early age and it is something that has always been part of me. Read more>>

Slim Jenkinz

I always remember being surrounded by music. I participated in the church choir at a very young age, which highly influenced my love for music, and taught me to structure songs and use harmony which I incorporate a lot in my music today. As a child, I was involved in many talent showcases which is where I found my love to be in the spotlight and display my talent to others. Read more>>

Barbara Rouse

We all see the story in front of the camera that is carefully crafted by the artistic eye of the photographer and the beauty of the model. What we don’t often think about is the story behind the camera and that story is my story. My love of photography began as a teenager when I took possession of my sister’s Polaroid instant camera. Read more>>

Rolo Loso

I was born & crafted from Mississippi. I’ve been an artist since the birth of my Existence. My family is one huge music tree. I learned how to tie my shoes through music, spell my name through music, my artistic being has guided me through so many trials & tribulations. I’m an entertainer at heart, if you’re seeking something refreshing & never gets old, I’m the vessel you should seek. I’ve always been the most creative out the bunch but always casually over looked. I’ve learned to embrace those moments & turned it into fuel for my desires. Read more>>

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