Join us in welcoming the Lovely Ladies of Animation to the Disneyland® Resort! Lorelay Bové, Mingjue Helen Chen, Claire Keane, Lisa Keene, Brittney Lee and Victoria Ying will be on hand for a special book signing December 5, 2015 at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by to pick up a copy of the book and take a look at some of their latest artwork.
About The Artists:
Lorelay Bové: As part of a family of gifted artists (her father is renowned painter Quim Bové) art has always been a way of life for Lorelay Bové, who was raised in the Principality of Andorra, Spain. Educated at the prestigious California Institute for the Arts, a school founded by Walt Disney to foster young creative talent, this exciting young artist has made an impact on the art and animation world almost immediately upon her arrival. After making her entry into the animation industry as an art intern at Pixar Animation Studios, Lorelay quickly transitioned into her current role as a Visual Development Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. As a visual development artist for Disney, Lorelay’s conceptual artwork has been extremely influential in the visual direction of films such as: The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, Wreck-it Ralph, Big Hero 6, and the Frozen Fever short. Currently she is working on Disney’s upcoming film Gigantic as an art director.
Mingjue Helen Chen is an Art Director and Illustrator currently based in Los Angeles. She graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2010 and has since contributed to many notable film projects, which include: Frankenweenie, Paperman, Wreck-it Ralph, and Big Hero 6. In addition, she has also contributed to several comic book titles including DC Comics’s Gotham Academy, Batgirl, and Marvel’s Sinister Silk. You can find more of her work at mingjuechen.carbonmade.com
Claire Keane is known for her work as a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where she made significant contributions to recent hits Tangled and Frozen. She studied graphic design at the Ecole Superieure D’Arts Graphiques in Paris, France. Claire now lives in Venice Beach, California, with her husband and kids. She is the author of the picture book, Once Upon A Cloud.
Lisa Keene: Throughout the history of The Walt Disney Studios and its unparalleled role in shaping the course of animation in film, few artists have been able to contribute on the scale and scope that Lisa Keene has over the last 28 years. After studying art at USC and The Art Center College of Design, Lisa went on to become a major artistic influence in some of the most beloved Disney Classics of all time. Her first role with the studio was as a Background Artist for The Black Cauldron (1985) and her career as a Background Painter, Stylist, Character Designer, Visual Development Artist and Art Director has since spanned four decades. Her resume includes such films as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, Princess and the Frog, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tangled and many more.
Brittney Lee is a visual-development artist at The Walt Disney Animation Studios. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, she knew that she would pursue a career in animation from the moment she saw The Little Mermaid at age 6. Brittney currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their small orange cat. Her handiwork can be found in Frozen and Wreck-it Ralph as well as the Disney short films Paperman and Get A Horse! She is currently busy working on not –yet-announced projects.
Victoria Ying grew up in Southern California with the sun and surf. She started her career in the arts by falling in love with comic books, this eventually turned into a career working in Animation. She loves Japanese Curry, putting things in her shopping cart online and taking them out again and hanging out with her one eared cat. Her film credits include Tangled, Wreck it Ralph, Frozen, Paperman, Big Hero 6, and Moana.
Limit two (2) items signed per Artist, per Guest. We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Appearances are subject to time and availability and are not guaranteed. Event and information are subject to cancellation or change without notice including but not limited to dates, times, release dates, appearances and retails. A valid Disneyland® Resort receipt may be required. Separate admission is required to enter the Disneyland® Resort theme parks.
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Scott Watanabe, Victoria Ying, Shiyoon Kim, Lorelay Bove, Kevin Nelson, Paul Briggs, and Kendelle Hoyer appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday November 15, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM!
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 is the story of Hiro Hamada, a brilliant robotics prodigy who must foil a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. This new title in our popular The Art of series, published to coincide with the movie’s U.S. release, features concept art from the film’s creation—including sketches, storyboards, maquette sculpts, colorscripts, and much more—illuminated by quotes and interviews with the film’s creators. Fans will love the behind-the-scenes insights into Disney’s newest action comedy adventure.
Come see rare behind the scenes artwork by artists from the production design, storyboard, and visual development teams.
Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new Art of Big Hero 6.
$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the Art of Big Hero 6 book (about 75 seats available, standing room also available).
Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.
Scott Watanabe – Art Director, Environments
Victoria Ying – VisDev, Environments
Shiyoon Kim – Character Designer
Lorelay Bove – VisDev, Characters
Kevin Nelson – VisDev Artist
Paul Briggs – Head of Story
Kendelle Hoyer – Story Artist
2:00 – 3:00 pm Panel Presentation
3:00 – 3:30 pm Q&A
4:00 – 5:00 pm Signing
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
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Gennie Rim, former artistic manager at Pixar and Disney, picks up her ongoing series centered on the art of animation with a new exhibit, “Ladies of Animation,” underlining the personal work of female artists from major studios including Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, February 9th from 6 – 10 p.m at GRspace (114 W. 4th St. Los Angeles, CA 90013). The show runs through March 2nd, 2013.
Featured in the show are: Victoria Ying, Sho Murase, Helen Mingjue Chen, Nicole Mitchell, Clio Chiang, Griselda Sastrawinata, Anna Chambers, Lorelay Bove, Claire Keane, Fawn Veerasunthorn, Brittney Lee, Kendelle Hoyer and Lissa Treiman.
The women’s contributions span many disciplines within the world of animation from the design of feature characters to story and visual development in films such as Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Frankenweenie, and Paperman. The reach of their work extends beyond the studios into the arenas of toy design, graphic novels and advertising.
Of these artists, Rim says, “All of these women are world-class talent, and their personal work should be seen and recognized within the community of animation, and also within the world of fine art.”
A portion of proceeds will be used to support GRworks’ free monthly art workshop for kids — Rim’s simultaneous effort to foster interest and support for youth arts in Los Angeles. The next workshop, taught by animation artists, is scheduled for Saturday, February 15th from 1 – 3 p.m. at GRspace. For more information, please email info@GRworks.com.
Founded by animation professional Gennie Rim, GRworks was conceived in 2012 to bridge the gap between the creativity in commercial animation and fine art. Integral to the vision and philosophy of GRworks is the desire to create a space for highly talented production artists to pursue and exhibit personal works to the fine art and contemporary art communities. GRworks-curated shows have showcased many of the animation industry’s top talent. Rim brings more than 15 years of experience in animation and film, working at such industry titans as Disney and Pixar.
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Join Gallery Nucleus on November 9, 2012 from 6:30PM – 8:30PM for an artist panel and see some of their amazing work on the film Wreck-It Ralph along with the work of other Disney artists!
more to be announced…
6:30 – 7:30pm (panel presentation)
7:30pm – 8:00pm (Q&A)
8:00pm – 11:00pm (Brittney and Lorelay exhibition opening/book signing)
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Talented couple Victoria Ying and Mike Yamada have been collaborating on colorful, animation-inspired illustrations for some time. “CURIOSITIES” will be their first narrative project. Gallery Nucleus is proud to host a workshop, release party and tribute art exhibition of new original work by them and their colleagues in celebration of the new book on Saturday October 27, 2012.
Before the exhibition Nucleus will host a three hour workshop with the husband and wife team
Workshop Time: 3pm – 6pm
Workshop Admission: $50 (tickets at top of event page)
Mike and Victoria will give a digital painting demo and go over their process used for the book as well as discussing the style choices and writing of the book.
Art Exhibition Time: 7pm – 11pm
Exhibition Admission: FREE
Jared Andrew Schorr
More to be announced shortly!
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
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Nucleus warmly welcomes you to a gigantic, visual feast in micro proportions! Working within the 2×2 – 6×6 inch guidelines and in both traditional 2D and 3D media, this exhibit will feature an explosive roster of talent working in animation and visual development.
December 11, 2010 – January 4, 2011
Opening Reception / Dec 11, 7:00PM – 11:00PM
The Micro Show began with a group of animators and friends working at Disney. Creating personal, bite-size works of art was a respite from their daily creative grind and eventually they gathered all the pieces and displayed them in modest exhibits. On December 11, we bring you the most macro of the Micro Shows thus far. Featuring the talents working at Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks, artists were invited to do everything but wallpaper our upstairs Atrium gallery with their micro-sized creations.
This exhibit is sure to be an awe-inspiring event, not to mention a personal glimpse into extraordinary talents and minds behind your favorite animated films!
Andy Schuhler Story Artist
Aurian Redson, Story Artist
Austin Madison, Animator
Ben Balistreri, Story Artist
Bill Perkins, VisDev Artist
Bill Schwab, VisDev Artist
Brian Kesinger, Story and Layout Artist
Brittany Lee, VisDev Artist
Cassia Harries: Sculptor
Chen-yi Chang, Story Artist
Clio Chiang, Story Artist
Daniel Arriaga, VisDev Artist
Darren Webb, Story Artist
Dave Derrick, Story
Dave Pimentel, Head of Story
Don Hall, Director
Ed Gombert, Head of Story
Jeff Snow, Head of Story
Jeff Turley, VisDev Artist
Jenny Lerew, Story Artist
Jeremy Costello, Production Department Manager
Jeremy Spears, Story Artist
Jin Kim, VisDev Artist
Joe Moshier, Visual Development Artist
John Musker, Director
John Puglisi, Director
Josie Trinidad, Story Artist
Justin Cram, VisDev Artist
Kendelle Hoyer, Story Artist
Lauren MacMullen, Story Artist
Leo Matsuda, Story Artist
Lissa Treiman, Story Artist
Lorelay Bove, VisDev Artist
Louie Del Carmen, Story
Mark Kennedy, Head of Story
Mark Walton, Story
Mike Gabriel, Art Director
Mike Giaimo, Art Director
Mike Lester, Story Artist
Minkyu Lee, Animator
Nancy Kruse, Story Artist
Nate Wragg, VisDev Artist
Nicole Mitchell, Story Artist
Normand Lemay, Story Artist
Paul Briggs, Head of Story
Ryan O’Loughlin, Story
Ryan Savas, Story Artist
Shane Prigmore, Head of Story
Shiyoon Kim, VisDev Artist
Steve Anderson, Director
Steve Macleod, Story Artist
Ted Mathot, Head of Story
Toby Shelton, Head of Story
Vi-Dieu Nguyen, Story Artist
Victoria Ying, VisDev Artist
Will Mata, Story Artist
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
Some of the fantastic talent from Disney’s visual development team has joined together to release an independent art book. This collection of personal work features the unique illustrated visions of over 20 artists.
Meet the artists and get your book signed. Original art from the book and other new work will be on display and available for sale at extremely affordable prices. Free admission, come meet the artists!
Peck n’ Paw Raffle Contest:
During the event, enter our raffle contest to win this original artwork by Scott Watanabe valued at $100. Each raffle ticket is $5 and you can purchase as many as you’d like to increase your odds of winning. Prizes also include a signed book or exclusive art print.
Learn more about the project on the official blog here
Opening on August 7th from 7-10pm
Artists expected to attend:
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
art by Britney Lee