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Thought-Provokers: East Atlanta

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

Luke Dockery

I’ve always had a knack for entertaining. Whether I was playing ball on the field or spending time with family, one could rest assured that most of my efforts would be spent trying to make my teammates laugh or make my sisters smile. Read more>>

Akeem Touré

There have been tons of ups and down over the years and if there’s one mantra I live by (although I’m pretty sure I have at least 5), it would be “Dream, learn, plan, create, repeat.” Read more>>

Rachel De Urioste

I love to learn new skills and test the boundaries of materials. I do a lot of sculpture now, and the fabrication work I do relies on a wide range of knowledge I’ve picked up through years of experimenting. Read more>>

Emma Yarbrough

Studying clowning and commedia dell’arte in at a school in Italy helped me embrace the theatricality of my stature. All of the theater I’ve made with my collaborative partners is firmly rooted in what I learned there: comedic improvisation, ensemble work, the expressive power of the body. Read more>>

Kalyn Hardman

You can catch me doing anything from educational performances like Kristel Tedesco’s Mathematics in Motion to film/T.V work like the Netflix Original Step Sisters. I also love utilizing both my writing skills and dance background as a writer for blogs like The Working Dancer. Read more>>

Leah Boresow

I love to do it all- perform, choreograph, and teach, not just in one dance concentration but across many different genres. I have worked with different companies, studios, and choreographers from all over. Read more>>

Thomas Dodd

The transformative powers of that software intrigued me and I quickly became obsessed with it. I then went out and bought a camera so I could create all the digital imagery from scratch (this was in 2005). Read more>>

Daley Kappenman

Photography has not always been my thing, at least not my main thing. Since I was big enough to walk I have been dancing and in it’s own way dance gave me a strong awareness and appreciation for movement, light and space.  Read more>>


Now, at 27, I just want to create what comes to mind and bring a smile to someone’s face no matter the media, and I hope it comes across to the kind folks who follow me. Read more>>

Giorgio Conroe

I started doing photography back in 2012, my first camera was a basic Canon SX 30 IS. I was just doing like basic shoots outside. Then I went on a long hiatus until 2017. I came back with better equipment. Read more>>

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