The Disney Gallery will be expanding its "Inspired by Disneyland" exhibit this summer with "Disneyland: Through the Eyes of An Imagineer." New works by Disney Imagineers will be added to the current exhibit, and an artist signing will take place June 2.
Event: Art of Disney Product Release & Signing
Special Guests: (See Below)
Event Date: Saturday, June 2, 2007
Event Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Event Location: The Disney Gallery, New Orleans Square, Disneyland park
Up a gracefully curving staircase, high above the exuberant crowds lays an oasis of tranquility and elegance where the finest Disney artwork may be studied and purchased. This beautiful space was once planned to be Walt Disney's personal apartment where he could relax and entertain his own invited Guests. Suberly transformed into a gallery loft nearly 20 years ago this lovely setting has played host to many Disney Legends and Disneyland celebrations of the highest order. Now we are pleased to present a new exhibit, titled "Inspired by Disneyland" showcasing the talents of current Disney Artists, Animators and Walt Disney Imagineers from across the company and beyond.
Join us for a special appearance and signing by our Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney Artists as we celebrate the release of their latest masterpieces.
Meet & Greet and Signing Opportunity:
The following Walt Disney Imagineers & Disney Artists will be on hand for a special appearance and signing (please note the designated signing times):
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- Jim Crouch
- Larry Nikolai
- Jimmy Pickering
- George Scribner
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
- Brian Crosby
- Jody Daily
- Kevin Kidney
- Maggie Parr
- Joe Yakovetic
Please note, Artists will only sign their respective pieces. Merchandise available while supplies last. We ask that only TWO (2) items be signed per Artist, per Guest. We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Special Guest appearance and signing is subject to space and time availability and is not guaranteed.
... Here's a look at the new pieces that will be available.
Click here for links to artist biographies, painting prices, and limited edition giclée prices.
Since working at Imagineering, Brian has worked in a number of areas including presentation creation, concept design, and model painting. Announced projects include Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and Halloweentime (2006) for the Disneyland Resort and It’s a Small World for Hong Kong Disneyland. Many of his other projects are still unannounced at this time.
"Hook's New Frontier"
A gifted artist, Jim's work is evident throughout the park, including the paintings of infamous Pirates along the attractions interior queue walls. Jim also makes a cameo appearance as one of the doomed bridegrooms in the Haunted Mansion's Attic Scene!
As a Senior Conceptual Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering, Larry Nikolai has helped to create attractions for Disney parks around the world. From “it’s a small world” and “Storybookland” (“Le Pays des Contes de Fées”) at Disneyland Paris to “Splash Mountain” and “Haunted Mansion Holiday Nightmare” at Tokyo Disneyland, as well as “Journey into Imagination with Figment” at EPCOT, Larry has been honored to work on many new versions of classic Disney shows.
For Tokyo DisneySea he was lead conceptual designer and art director for The Arabian Coast, where he was responsible for introducing enchanting new attractions such as “Sindbad’s Seven Voyages” and the “Caravan Carousel”.
Closer to home, he designed the character vehicles for “Flick’s Fun Fair” and was the character show designer for “Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!”, both at Disney’s California Adventure.
"Belle, Book and Candle"
Briar Rose Triptych
Maggie has created murals and portraits for many locations, including the Hotel Miracosta in Tokyo DisneySea, Fantasyland at Hong Kong Disneyland, World of Disney Stores in California, Florida and New York and has also had the opportunity to work on Disney characters for theme parks, stores, gifts, graphics, textiles and more.
"Partners In A Dream"
"Duck With a Pearl Earring"
Upon graduation, he began an interesting career working for such companies as Walt Disney Imagineering, Hallmark Cards Inc. and Universal Studios to name a few.
After using his talents to create stories though attractions, environments and images, it seemed a natural step for him to venture out and start telling stories of his own.
"It's A Sea Serpent"
George was hired at Walt Disney Studios as an animator on The Black Cauldron in 1983. After animating on various projects for a few years George directed Oliver and Company, a full length animated feature that was released in 1988, and later became a concept and story artist on projects including The Lion King, Fantasia 2000 and Dinosaur.
George currently works at Walt Disney Imagineering where he directs animated projects for Disney theme parks, including Mickey’s Philharmagic, a 10 minute 3-D film that is currently at Walt Disney World and Hong Kong Disneyland.
Personally, I REALLY like Jimmy Pickering's pieces. His Haunted Mansion piece is beyond awesome.