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Thought-Provokers: Sandy Springs

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

Craig Ford

Ford’s work has been regularly exhibited at the Atlanta Artist Center, the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art and was selected as one of Atlanta’s emerging artists by Anne Irwin Fine Art. Currently he is represented by The CSparkman Group in Atlanta and the North Park Art Gallery in Marietta. Read more>>

Carol Reynolds

I didn’t get started with my art until I was about 50 years old. While in school, the only thing that intimidated me more than art was P.E., and in reality, it accidentally became my passion. Read more>>

Amanda Coker

People ask me all the time about my start in photography, and how I came up with the name Dash. The story is very connected to me and my journey as a human, so I always enjoy sharing. Read more>>

Travis Carr

I sort of got addicted to ceramics in college and have been teaching high school art in Roswell for 20 years. I enjoy sharing the experience of being a maker and teaching the values of craftsmanship and self expression. Read more>>

Michelle Winters

I had a very active imagination when I was younger. For example, one of my earliest memories I have of myself is jumping up and down on my bed, singing a song to a crowd of thousands of imaginary people. Read more>>

Jessica Shirley

Some of the best advice I have been given is to carve out space for and structure my life around creating, regardless of whether it’s supporting me financially. If something is important to you, don’t give up. Read more>>

Sara Hendrix

Through mixed media, I began using yoga poses, symbols, and Sanskrit in my work. Later, I added doshas, chakras, and techniques gained through meditative practices to my pieces. Visits to an ashram inspired me to include prayer flags and other symbols. Read more>>

Sydney Daniel

I completed an artist residency in Kefalonia Greece and I plan to continue to go abroad after I receive my MFA in 2019. In the future I would like to become a professor of art. I have had the opportunity to teach at UGA and I am truly passionate about education. Read more>>

Carole Drobes

Although, I never stopped writing poetry, painting is my current love.  But, if you peek at the back of some of my paintings you just might find one of my poems.  Each poem is inspired by my finished painting and my hope is that it will only add to the joy of the painting. Read more>>

Nicholas Stewart

I am pulled towards work that has a combination of organic and man-made elements. These are essential to the human experience. Those trips back to the mountains are critical for me and my work.  Read more>>

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