100 Creatives

Jorge Torres of Phoenix's Palabra Collective: 100 Creatives

Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome to the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today: 23. Jorge Torres.

For Jorge Torres, art's not much without community.

The 32-year-old Coronado resident founded Palabra, a space that blends artistic endeavors with hair styling and works from a collective of artists that includes Yai Cecream and Tyson Krank. Palabra's two-year anniversary is this December. And this past year, Torres has opened a pop-up gallery under the same banner at Biltmore Fashion Park's UNION and moved and expanded its downtown location.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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