There’s so much happening this month, I’m not even sure where to begin. So for now, I’ll take you Downtown – to the Downtown Disney District, that is – for a look at some hauntingly fun and wickedly cool offerings at WonderGround Gallery.
Up first is Eddie Allen from Haunted Memories Changing Portraits. Eddie’s Haunted Memories gallery comes to life as “new” relatives materialize and reveal what has become of their mortal remains. Imagine an image that goes from serene to spooky in the blink of an eye. Tip: Eddie will be on hand for an artist showcase October 6-7, from 1-4 p.m.
Next up is Day of the Dead artist David Lozeau. Some of you might be familiar with the name, as he was part of the recent Mexican Independence Celebration in the Downtown Disney District, which friend and fellow Disney Parks Blog author Janet Knox shared with you a few weeks ago. David’s unique style blends Day of the Dead iconography with 1950’s cartoon cel animation, traditional tattoo imagery and pure Southern California Lowbrow. When asked what he loves most about his art, David says “I love that it reveals a unique perspective on life, death and all the gory stuff in between.” Tip: Meet David, October 20–21, from 1-4 p.m. each day.
Another hauntingly fun creation comes from our friends Daniel and Dawna Davis from Steam Crow. I, of course, wanted to get to the bottom of what inspired these creations, and here’s what they had to share: “I would have to say my greatest inspiration is monsters! And not just one in particular – odd monsters, strange mythological beasties, you name it. Tie that in with a lifelong interest in Halloween, classic monster movies, vintage advertising design and character mascots,” said Daniel, “and it’s really the perfect creation! The funny thing is, my monsters aren’t terribly horrible or scary…they’re cartoony! Which, I guess, came from watching one too many animated movies.” Tip: Daniel and Dawna Davis from Steam Crow will be appearing October 27-28, from 1–4 p.m.
Last, but certainly not least, is Sean D’Anconia, who will be joining WonderGround Gallery as the artist in residence for the month of October. Some of Sean’s most recent Disney-inspired pieces have included “Mousetown” and “Rising Sun Speedway.” Curious to find out what’s next? Look carefully through the title of his new piece, “Memoirs of a Minnie,” to get a sneak peek of the final image. Stop by WonderGround Gallery every Friday–Sunday, from 5-9 p.m., to see more. Tip: Sean’s October 20 appearance is from 1 p.m.-4p.m.
For information on all of these events, be sure to visit www.ArtofDisneyParks.com. Which are you most excited for?
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