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Thought-Provokers: Stafford

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

Taylor Jackson

Well, I have been drawing as long as I can remember. My mom always put me and my sisters in after school activities like ceramics and painting and I remember enjoying it very much. I didn’t realize that I would want to do this as a career because at first, I wanted to work in law enforcement. Fortunately, my mind changed. There was always this lingering interest in all of the arts for me throughout my childhood, and I officially became interested in trying digital art in high school. The first tools available to me were sketchbooks, and Microsoft paint. Read more>>

Justin Lewis

After picking up a brush, I picked up a camera and began to put my artistry to work by creating some of the most unique and creative videos on how to get 360 waves and 720 waves. During the day, I am Justin, a civil engineering graduate from Texas A&M University, but at night, I am known as the J Lew the Don! Read more>>

Truth Thomas

I don’t think mine is very unique, haha, but I used to copy panels from Archie comics when I was little, and then that grew into a passion in middle school. At that time I would draw and sketch out different characters that I made up in my head. Read more>>

Kat Onyirioha

Making things with my own hands was one of the first hobbies that brought me joy. I got into DIY projects before DIY was even a thing back in my middle school days. The way I see it is if someone can make it with his or her hands so can I. Read more>>

Alec Lastrap

The banging beat inspired him to write lyrics that express his feelings to the world about what he goes through as a musician, a model and a man. As he rises in the music industry, ALZO is guided by key lessons he learned as a youth to be true to yourself and to respect others treating them the way you want to be treated. Read more>>

Giavonni French

I started very slow maybe one project every other month to once a month to a couple of projects every month to find my rhythm again. I began to realize I don’t have to sacrifice my dreams for my family and it’s completely possible to do what I love and give my sons the best care possible. Read more>>

Jennie Turner

I decided to tackle the challenge head on and raise my child. I decided at a young age that my mistakes don’t define who I am. I would work hard and show people that you can still be successful no matter the adversities you face in life! Read more>>

Kristina Uriegas-Reyes

As a body positivity advocate and a former plus-size model, sizing is at the forefront of my mind as I curate my collection. It is important that I carry a variety of sizes. Everyone should have the opportunity to feel fabulous in something unique. Read more>>

Jett I Masstyr

I go by the name Jett I Masstyr (producer) and represent Mo. City, TX. I learned how to make beats in 2004, and formally started producing in 2007 for myself (hasHBrown) and others around the local underground rap community in Houston (2008-present). Read more>>

Natalia Roxanne

Packing a smooth and powerful voice infused with reggae, soul and RnB; Trinidad-born songstress Natalia Roxanne always had big dreams of becoming a singer. Read more>>

Latoya Pruitt

Growing up in a smaller country town, there weren’t a lot of activities to get involved in. So I had to go to another close town to go to school and there is where I got into music classes, choirs and got really motivated with music. Read more>>

Jessica Ramsden

I have been pretty slow at getting my arse in gear! I went to art college really because I wasn’t sure what else I wanted to do with my life. As I was able to stay at home I got to keep my horse which was much more important to me! Read more>>

Ronald “Rdot” Smith

My story began in 2006 when i arrived at PVAMU. I picked up a camera just to bring it to parties. I was the tallest guy in our dorm so people kind of flocked to me. Every party i went to i took photos and uploaded them to facebook. I hand began learnign photoshop and started to create different color effects and started to be known as the “Tall guy who takes pictures” Read more>>

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