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Thought-Provokers: South Boston

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

Daniel Warren

My love for photography started from my work as a graphic designer. Currently I run the gambit of shooting a various amount of styles from the risqué to fashion to more of an urban look. I enjoying learning new things to present to the models I work with. Read more>>

Basil El Halwagy

In 2005 I was widely exhibiting large scale drawings which I called my black drawings series, and in one of those drawings there was a character called The Untitled Man. These drawings were a little larger than life size, about 9ft tall by 5ft wide. Read more>>

Eric Mistretta

My earliest memories of getting excited about creating things are from working at my aunt’s screen-printing shop when I was a kid. I knew I enjoyed drawing, but the added step of seeing my drawing wind up on a t-shirt was pretty magical to me. Read more>>

Alyssa Freitas

While discovering these methods of creation myself, I started to see a similar excitement in others in how they posted, curated and shared their lives online. More and more people exploring their world through photos and text. Read more>>

Steve DiCecco

My passion for music, sneakers, and fashion has been constant my whole life, but it was something I left to the side in pursuit of trophies on the greens or on the ice. That all changed when I left Boston in 2009 to attend college in North Carolina. Read more>>

Shawna Havenga

I’ve always been inspired by nature and grew up spending endless hours outside and by the ocean. Floral design started as a hobby and was something that came fairly natural to me. I started the company after leaving a successful partnership, I wanted create a brand that I felt was an expression of myself. Read more>>

Cordy Elkins

I was an athlete my whole childhood and went off to college planning to continue to play field hockey the entire time and it didn’t pan out. I spent college trying to find a new love of fitness, a new love for myself as an athlete in a different way. Post college I decided I’d become a “runner” – Read more>>

Wayne Fisher

Photography was more than black and white, it was being able to see in color. We have a responsibility in this world to record and expose the beauty as it is. Photography has evolved but will always remain pure in my heart. Read more>>

Rocco Giuliano

Since then I’ve written/co-produced three full length documentaries and any number of short films, one of which has screened in more than 13 festivals around the world. Right now, I’m working on another documentary series, along with whatever corporate assignments might come my way. Read more>>

Wendy Ploger

Having photographed professionally and for personal projects for the past 12 years, I continue to further define my shooting style. A camera is my access to all sorts of people, challenging me to capture their truth and essence. Read more>>

Lisa Abaya

I had always made art and was studying fine arts simultaneously at a magnet arts high school, so this felt like a natural progression. Dropping dance gave me focus. I applied to art school and have pursued a life of creating ever since. Read more>>

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