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Thought-Provokers: Outside 610

Houston 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 Outside 610 that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Mike Marshall

As far back as I can remember I’ve had a love of the visual arts. My mother tells a story of me, after getting in trouble for drawing on the walls, asking for rolls of scotch tape for Christmas. After finding them under the tree, I promptly ran to my room and started composing a mural on my wall with the tape. Read more>>

Chris Stevens

I start most paintings by drawing or painting a person animal or any object really. I do this with the knowledge that I might well destroy the image during the making of the painting but it acts as a starting point to develop a narrative. Each painting is quite different in the way it develops although there are similarities between small groups of my work. Read more>>

Nadya Lambreva

I create paintings with various mediums (mostly acrylic paint), and I also make wearable art for people who appreciate more extravagant and unique clothes. I love making custom designs, because they can be an external expression of the inner world of the one wearing them. Read more>>

Mckinley Mizar

I love keeping my hands busy, and fabricating is always challenging. There is such a science involved with the metals; a lot of room for many outcomes. It can be tedious and repetitive, but it keeps my mind focused and that brings me a lot of joy. The entire process is such a release of energy and often rewarding. Read more>>

Gracie Villarreal

My message to others who are starting their own weight loss journey is to embrace what will become your journey. Along with this, I’d like to share some of my learning experiences and hope they will help you on your journey too. #1 – Learn to be patient with yourself. Give yourself time as true change and transformation will not come immediate. Read more>>

Cassandra Rose Clarke

When I was younger, I wanted to be a visual artist—a painter or an illustrator. I started art classes in fourth grade and stayed in them all the way through high school, and I intended to major in studio art in college. However, by the time I graduated, I was completely burned out on all of it. Read more>>

Keyonte Cobb

I am a creative director, choreographer, dancer, designer, and overall entrepreneurial, creative /businessman. It is my goal to use art to inspire, educate, and encourage individuality and uniqueness. I aim for my work to be thought-provoking and push the envelope on the status quo. Read more>>

Christy Stallop

The encouragement I got from the students and staff was amazing. I didn’t realize it at the time, but that was my introduction to public art. When my youngest became a senior and no longer played competitive hockey, I decided to take a sabbatical and use the year to paint. I finally had time to explore painting and fully dedicate myself to artistic pursuits. Read more>>

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