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Thought-Provokers: Gilbert

Phoenix 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 Gilbert that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Kimberly Carrillo

I began photographing because I had a new bundle of joy and wanted to take all the photos of him. So, I went back to school to learn just how to do that. I loved the classes and kept going with what I was being taught, and being creative with my photography. Read more>>

Chloe Koebel

When I was a kid, I had no bigger passion than art. Every weekend my grandma would come over and teach me all sorts of new techniques. My childhood was filled with trips to foreign countries, where I learned to love traveling, meeting new people, and learning about all kinds of different art forms. Read more>>

Jenna Garcia

The artist Andy Warhol’s use of vibrant colors interested me and I was also inspired by the photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe and his way of capturing the human form. Also the contrast in his work. These artists propelled me to paint my very first oil painting titled “SHE”, a monochromatic blue, nude, figurative piece. I found the pose in a book; a photograph of a woman jumping into the air. I felt a sense of freedom; a feeling I yearned for. Read more>>

Shea Brie

I wouldn’t say being an artist was always engraved in me… but I really learn to fell in love with art. This mainly started when I began dancing. I was amazed that you could use your body and music to tell a story and to get people to feel. The power of movement was very captivating to me! Read more>>

Jeremiah Pantoja

I was brought up in Palm springs Cali,but moved out here to AZ about five years ago with my girl friend Luci Ruiz..I have always painted and been into art and graffiti. I started doing free art drops and leaving them on corners for here in Gilbert, Az and posting them to local garage sale groups with a picture and location for people to find. It was amazing how many people were on the hunt to go find the art! It was really exciting!! Read more>>

Matthew Marine

I started my photography journey in 2016 as an outcropping of two of my other creative outlets – writing and filmmaking. I had recently published my first novel, a dark mystery called Devil’s Moon, and wanted to create a book trailer based on the first chapter. While filming this short movie, I found that I also thoroughly enjoyed creating stories through still photography.   Read more>>

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