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Thought-Provokers: Dorchester

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

Chris Plunkett

During my teenage years I became fascinated with graffiti art. I think thats when I started really looking at color relationships, composition, design and all that. Read more>>

Yaritza Tevenal

I created multiple piece on a daily basis to keep myself focus and my mind busy to deter from my depression. Pain, hurt, sadness and confusion are the basis for each piece. Read more>>

Baylen

I started rapping at eight and began performing consistently at nineteen with the Boston-based Hip-Hop band Viva La Hop. After touring for a few years and opening up for the likes of Talib Kweli, Devin the Dude, and Pete Rock, I began releasing solo music. Read more>>

Emily Zollo

My photography story began in high school. My girlfriends and I would dig through our closets and create stories through a photoshoot. Anytime I was hanging out with friends, I was taking photos and making music videos. Read more>>

The Wolff Sisters, Rebecca, Rachael and Kat Wolff

We are three sisters that grew up in Hyde Park. We all began to play music at a young age, with Rachael and Rebecca taking guitar lessons and Kat teaching herself how to play piano. Read more>>

Lyndsey Almon

I’m really the product of two coasts, a lot of travel and time spent mostly in nature. I was a Navy brat for my younger years and when afterward we settled in New Hampshire, we never truly settled. Read more>>

Tavis Lovick

I see things not the way are but for what they should be. That’s pretty much it. I constantly seek for improvement whether it is within the products I use or the skill set that I have. Read more>>

Cristi Rinklin

I’ve considered myself an artist for as long as I can remember. I still have one of my first drawings that my parents kept and framed, and it now hangs in my daughter’s room. Read more>

Crystal Chandler

One of my most vivid memories as a child was asking my dad for a digital camera for either my birthday and Christmas. I of course wanted the toys that every other kid wanted but I REALLY wanted a camera. Read more>>

Megan Afon Walker

I have always been very artistic, and have have used art as a communicative and therapeutic tool my whole life. My upbringing, while eye opening and and loving, was far from conventional. Read more>>

Justin Bartlett

I first came up with the idea of Hope & Things while coming back from a solo road-trip which was inspired by some heavy stuff I went through here in Boston. Read more>>

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