Art Norris was born the day after the assassination of JFK. The two events appear to be unrelated. He was raised on a dairy farm near Calgary, Alberta. He went on to study at the University of Victoria and earned a BFA in Theatre. He enjoyed several years of bohemian obscurity in Victoria, earning money with farm work, tree planting and daffodil harvesting while working away at music and writing. In the late eighties, Art opted for the stability of a career in the professional performing arts. He has worked as a stage carpenter, lighting technician, stage manager and technical consultant in theatres and concert venues in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary, where he is now a stage manager and stage carpenter at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Art lives with his wife and son in Cochrane, Alberta.