O-Town Artist of the Month: Terry Olson: Orange County is his stage

Yes, you know him: that guy with the spiky hair, crazy, colorful ties and a huge smile. Yes, that is Terry Olson, the director of Orange County’s Arts & Cultural Affairs. Olson’s roots are far from sunny Florida. Born in Minnesota, he attended school in Alaska and graduated from college back in Minnesota. It took courage and a novel approach […]

People of O-Town: Alejandro “Lucky” Queris at Lowbrow Art Productions, LLC

At first glance, a tattoo seems like an everyday sight — an accessory — but, for tattoo artist Alejandro “Lucky” Queris, tattoos are more than just an accessory; they’re a story. “Everyone gets tattooed for different reasons,” Queris said. “When you are given the chance to help someone get through a rough time or to help heal someone psychologically, that […]

O-Town Artist of the Month: Robert Hill, keeping us on our toes

In the 10 years since Robert Hill came to Orlando as the artistic director of the Orlando Ballet, he has kept us all wondering what he will bring to the stage next. Whether they’re timeless classics like Swan Lake or the Nutcracker, Hill has also offered such works as the Battle of the Sexes, Vampire Ball, Ballimos! and Carmenia Burana. […]

O-Town Artist of the Month: John Hurst, the “Squirrel Guy”

Perhaps the most famous squirrel in the world lives in one of Orlando’s downtown communities. Yes, the creator of the squirrel from Ice Age is your neighbor. Born in New Jersey to two schoolteachers, John Hurst can’t remember a time when he didn’t draw. He used his parents’ papers and pencils and even their walls and furniture as his canvases. […]

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