One reason I enjoy Disney Parks is that there is always something to do. I enjoy annual events like the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival or the upcoming Star Wars Weekends. There are also many smaller events held each month that offer chance encounters with some cool people. One such opportunity will take place this weekend when pop artist Romero Britto visits Walt Disney World Resort.
Brazilian-born Britto has been creating colorful masterpieces for years. He uses bold patterns and vibrant colors that he says are a “visual language of hope and happiness.” Romero has lived in Miami, Florida, since the late 1980s. I recall hearing about his art in 2007, when he created a giant pyramid in Hyde Park to celebrate the return of Tutankhamen to London, England (in another life, I would be an Egyptologist).
In recent years, Romero created several whimsical Disney figurines of some well known characters like Mickey Mouse, Jiminy Cricket and Kermit the Frog. These figurines have been carried in the Art of Disney gallery locations at Disney Parks. I also found some of his non-Disney works at Pop Gallery located at Downtown Disney West Side.
We are releasing three newer items this weekend that my fellow author Michelle Harker first told you about in early March. They include figurines of Sorcerer Mickey and Mickey Mouse with stylized heart. We are also releasing a figurine plaque that shows Mickey and Minnie Mouse in a loving embrace.
I invite you to stop by this weekend to meet Britto. On March 22, he will be at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. He will be at the Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace on March 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please note that we will be distributing wristbands to guests who purchase Britto merchandise on the day of the signing and would like to have two items signed.