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Thought-Provokers: Richmond

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 in and around Richmond that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Amir Diamond

I viewed the start of my radio journey as an accident, but now I know that it’s always been what God has wanted for me. His plan is greater than ours. I was originally an English Major at University of Houston, because my mom wanted me to be a teacher. Read more>>

Diana Miller

Becoming an artist has allowed that dream to come true. I have kept some of my early pieces so I can look back and remind myself I have grown in the craft. As an artist I constantly grow and evolve so I feel there is more to come. Read more>>

Krista Davenport

I have spent the last decade living and working in Houston as a professional artist. Although I specialize in many mediums, photography has always been my first love. I am a photographer when I am working and I am also a photographer when i’m not working. Read more>>

Gary Frisk

I plein air paint frequently.  I find this forces me to paint more often and I understand the benefits from painting directly from life rather than pictures.  Therefore, most of my pieces represents plein air. I am continuing to put in the mileage; the never ending pursuit of growth and improvement. Read more>>

Francisco Lujan

Upon arriving in the US in my early twenties, I studied typesetting, art, and photography at Los Angeles Valley College. After graduating, I continued to study graphic design and photography at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design. Read more>>

Allehseya Hawk

The role of art in keeping cultural traditions alive is self-evident, but more than this, art communicates when words fail, where distance forms a void. It creates that bridge in communities that serves to unite where division threatens, illustrates a forgotten history in one language — Read more>>

Nina Struthers

I’ve always been an artist….I was raised in England and as a teen, started drawing people’s suburban homes for cash. Moved to the USA and I went to art school at Rutgers in NJ and majored in painting and printmaking. Read more>>

Cornell McGhee

Most of my early photographic work centered on events and street photography. In 2013, I took a great leap and started a portrait photography business. Read more>>

Jenn Hicks

My southern roots run deep. When I visit home in Louisiana, I always come back with a thick drawl in my speech and a smile that stays on my face just a little bit longer. And while it wasn’t always like this, Louisiana is the place where my story began and it’ll always be the place to which I can come home. Read more>>

Ezra Hezekiah

I spent the first half of my life traveling as my father joined the US Army to provide opportunities for his family. These travels brought me in tune with various cultures and heightened my perception of the world. I credit much of my artistic influence to my Caribbean culture and upbringing as well as the many places I traveled during my childhood years. Read more>>

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