Join us in discovering the story of Tory Freeman, a magnificent tattoo and visual artist.
Actor Yan Diaz joins us to share his story and his experience in musical theatre in Central Florida. He highlights the importance of diversity and representation in the theater community.
Patricia is originally from Monterrey, Mexico. She has been living in the U.S. since the year 2000. Her career as a visual artist has represented the colors of her country and the mythologic world of the Aztecs.
Since she was a child, Patricia felt a passion for the world of visual arts. She is responsible for sharing the stories behind Mexico in the abstract world. Wonderful stories are told through the use of colors and textiles.
This time, Patricia wanted to pay homage to the Aztecs and the importance of the Gods in the creation of the world.
“I feel happy to see my exhibition here in Osceola Arts come to life. It is a result of working with love and passion. I have waited 2 years for this moment. Unfortunately, COVID-19 made us postpone the exhibition. Now, it is the perfect time to show guests the story behind the Aztecs, the creation of the world, and the Gods behind it,” said Patricia.
‘Divinity’ is an exquisite and elegant exhibition full of vibrant colors, textiles, and Patricia’s famous trees of life.
“I have always felt passionate about mythology. This exhibition is a result of my passion to tell the stories of my beloved Mexico and the importance of the Gods in our story,” said Patricia.
For Betania Acosta, “all the art pieces that are part of this exhibition are beautiful. The story behind all the artwork is amazing. I learned new things about the Aztec world. Information I did not have before I came to see this exhibition.”
“The pieces shown in this exhibition were inspired by books about the Aztec culture and their mythology. The impact that this magnificent culture has on me. This is my depiction of that world,” said Cavazos.
Visiting this exhibition will bring you to a colorful world of Mexican history.
For more information visit https://www.osceolaarts.org/events-1/divinity-works-by-patricia-cavazos-february-21-april-1
Eric and Kathy Blackmore are connected by love and passion for the arts. Join us in discovering the story behind these two talented human beings.
Orlando artist Jonathan Perez joined us for Episode 101 of Artistic Spot. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover his story as an artist, and the importance of TODAY.
Local Artist and sculptor Byron Walker shared his story with Artistic Spot. While sitting in his studio at the Faith Arts Village Orlando, he shared his passion for the arts and his artistry as a sculptor.
Byron’s studio, and workshop reflect his talent. Born in a family of artists, he was influenced by arts and creativity at a very young age. “My mom was a seamstress, and my dad was a Wood-chop teacher in school. They both challenged me,” said Byron.
Walker was born and raised in Winter Park, Florida, and has been the Facilities Director at the Albin Polasek Museum Sculpture Garden for the past 10 years. “I am the Facilities Director, and I started there in their volunteer program. I learned to love the place, and I jumped on to the opportunity to make it part of my life. It is interesting, I have grown a lot from working there as an artist. I have helped put together and create over 40 shows in 10 years. So, that’s pretty cool. You learn about artists,” said Byron.
For Byron, having his studio, and his workshop at the Faith Arts Village in Orlando is a great opportunity. Being part of the outreach program ran by the Presbyterian Church in Park Lake and Will Benton, its Executive Director is a golden opportunity. “People come by bus from as far as Daytona, and Ocala. FAVO its kind of becoming a destination,” said Walker.
For Will Benton, Executive Director of FAVO, “Byron to me is a natural artist. I was aware of him at art functions. A space opened at FAVO, and Byron was, and is a natural fit for FAVO.”
Over the years, Byron has kept sketchbooks with his pieces. “They started in college; it was a plan material teacher that made us create a sketch every week. That’s where the habit came to creating something in a sketchbook. That’s going to speak to somebody in the future. It’s kind of special,” said Byron.
For JJ Gonzalez Acosta, Central Florida artist, meeting Byron Walker has been one of the highlights of his career. “Byron’s art is innovative. His pieces are full of energy,” said Gonzalez Acosta.
Artists like Byron are an asset to Central Florida and Orange County. “His art pieces speak on their own. They have a voice and personality,” said JJ.
“His level of artistry, and knowledge is incredible. All his learning experiences are translated in a perfect execution, in an organic, and tangible way,” said Gonzalez.
“Experiencing the recording of this episode of Artistic Spot, has been very important for my career as a visual artist in Central Florida. I am looking forward to seeing more sculptures around the state, and around the country,” said JJ.
In the world of art, Masters are part of each visual artist career, “artists like Byron become Masters, he inspires me to creating more art,” said Gonzalez Acosta.
“Thank you for this opportunity, I appreciate you coming down. Be good to yourself and support artists wherever you are,” said Byron.
For more information on Byron Walker visit: http://www.bwalkerart.com/artist.html
Puerto Rican artist and fashion designer Denisse Berlingeri joined us LIVE from her studio gallery at Favo Motel Studios.
Denisse shared her story as an artist, fashion designer, and sculptor.
Artist Stephen Taylor shared his story with us live from his studio at FAVO.
Pastry Chef and Artist Boris Quino is our special guest in episode 93. Boris shared his story with us in Artistic Spot. Join us in experiencing the importance of art and how it heals. Join us in discovering the story of this wonderful artist and human being.