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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.

Redris Bell

I am Redris, a multi-talented artist of all platforms. What makes me unique is that I’m one of those rare artists who writes, sings, produces and records my own music. A lot of times, I dream of a song wake up and produce it! I like to write about love and life and want to sing about the things most people are too embarrassed to sing about! Read more>>

Ryan Young

I always liked art and animation, but never really saw myself as talented enough to participate in any sort of production. However, through the application of hard work, I eventually rose to be one of the top students in my major while attending the Savannah College of Art and Design and was accepted into a special program for Disney Imagineers. Read more>>

Danielle Glover

Generally far from the beaten path, I’ve always found joy and interest in niche subjects and activities. From enjoying high fantasy books as a near-mute little girl to the unyielding quippy extrovert I’ve become, I’ve found myself gathering as much knowledge about as many topics I could seize with my dexterous little mitts. Read more>>

Evan Morgan

I was raised in a very creative environment, both my mother and stepfather are glass blowers and craftsmen, and I grew up surrounded by art. My grandmother lived in Nova Scotia, and when I was young, I spent my summers playing and exploring in her gardens beside the Bay of Fundy. Read more>>

Daniel Do Rosario

I took to using Audacity, a music editing program, to edit the cuss words out of the music I was listening to. From here, my journey began, and my obsession with music would grow exponentially. After going through a few YouTube channels, a few name changes, and a few short DJ tours, I’ve evolved into an artist with sure potential, and thirsty for the spotlight. Read more>>

Tanya Menoni

I never in a million years would have imagined that I would become a wedding photographer! After college, I worked in marketing and later as a freelance writer. It is such a stereotype of female photographers, but it is true in my case – when I was pregnant with my first child, I decided to buy a real DSLR so I could take decent photos of my kids. Read more>>

Kojo Sarfo, Michael Boateng, Kwame Sarfo, and Ken Ababio

After receiving my nursing degree from UWA, I returned to Georgia to pursue additional graduate-level education and educate myself about entrepreneurship. Two years ago, my brother and I teamed up with a few good friends to create “Abrantie & Signora,” a clothing brand that promotes positivity with an emphasis on mental health awareness. Read more>>

Emily Affrime

Being an instructor and doing yoga really balances out my art career very nicely. The mental aspect of creating art can be very draining sometimes, but when I take the time to exercise, stretch and meditate, I am able to stay grounded and centered no matter what insecurities I am feeling at the time. Read more>>

Reloaded Jo

The reason I started making beats is because I found myself in some trouble at school. I ended up getting kicked out my senior year of high school. So I had a bit of free time on my hands before I could attend my alternative school. I was just sitting in the house bored and decided to try and make some beats. Read more>>

Savannah Alexandra

I currently still do illustration with them, freelance for other companies like Mattel, and I am also growing my own social media. I am married to a wonderful man, and I have 2 Pomeranians and a cat. My dream is to have my own studio that makes shows, games, and toys. Read more>>

Jesse Trotter

I had won my first cosplay contest, and I went on to enter more. I won Atlanta comic con Best Craftsmanship, and then I won Dreamhack 3rd place Journeyman. I did, however, lose at DragonCon, but this did not discourage me. I have hung up Geralt and started new cosplays for 2019 in hopes I can continue to win at our local cosplay contest. Read more>>

Tracy Whang

I like to keep my photos very clean, simple and as vibrant as possible, so lighting is very important to me. I’m also a graphic designer, so if I need to clean up a photo or adjust the image, I like to play around in Photoshop, when the apps I use to edit photos aren’t working well. Read more>>

Mark Byrd

I create MUSIC. It has no boundaries. I just like to be free with my creation. It’s a true gift because I can’t explain to you how I create it, that’s God! I just create what I’m moved to. My team is called GOD LVL… that perfectly sums up the inspiration and soundscape. I want to create music that is bigger than life and lasts the rest of time. Read more>>

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