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Thought Provokers: Coronado Island

San Diego 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 and creative professionals from in and around Coronado Island that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Cat Cogliandro

I travel the world teaching…children, adults, whoever wants to listen. My main genre is contemporary…but I often train in hip-hop. Now, I work at the world-famous Millennium dance complex in LA, Movement Lifestyle in LA and Broadway Dance Center in NYC… Read more>>

Nicole Rucker

My interest in photography started when I was very young-I can still remember getting my very first “real” camera for Christ , a little point and shoot film Nikon, when I was 8 years old. It was a hobby that grew with me my whole life, and the “Grown Up Job” indreamed of having one day, but stayed a hobby as I focused on school and, later, focused on a new marriage in a new environment. My now husband joined the Navy a year out of high school, we married a month after I turned 20, and 3 months later we were leaving my “home town” of Omaha Nebraska to live 6,000 miles away in Hawaii. Read more>>

Spencer Witt

I am a Toy Photographer, and have been doing it for two and half years. I got into toy photography (and collecting action figures), the end of 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was about to hit theaters, and my love of Star Wars “awoke” with it. Read more>>

Vanessa Murnane

I used to make jewelry for fun until I was encouraged by my peers and husband to look into doing it as a full time career. It was a daunting decision as I was working for a commercial real estate firm at the time and that job had much more security. Read more>>

Jen Remeysen

My photography passion grew and grew. ultimately leading to purchasing a full frame canon camera and a new lens. I had many friends tell me to get into photography as a business and I am so glad that I listened. So here I am now, capturing memories of my children as they grow, and also for other families as well. Read more>>

Teresa Espaniola

I began teaching art with first grade teachers and their students and summer camp kids, creating large and small public art pieces made with paint and collected beach trash. This work lasted for 5 or 6 years along with my studio painting, which is now my primary focus. Read more>>

Judy Mandel

I love hanging out with other artists Sharing challenges of the art community is far from the business world of advertising and marketing from which I came I graduated Pratt institute and received amasters degree in art from Adelphi University. Read more>>

Anh Pham

As far as the vision I have as an artist, I attribute them to my forbearers and the love they had for their art, craft and raw talents. I now know this with all of my heart and give thanks to my ancestors every time I paint, for without these gifts, I would be nobody. Read more>>

Kym De Los Reyes

I was that creative kid, always dancing, painting and drawing my surroundings and recording the world as I saw it. Art was my first love. Read more>>

Karrie Jackson

Karrie Jackson’s current artwork highlights the vibrant beach culture and landscape of Coronado Island. Ms. Jackson completed her undergraduate training at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, With Distinction; Read more>>

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