Disney has announced an exciting new event for fans of the artwork from Thomas Kinkade Studios. On select dates this spring, Disney Springs guests have the opportunity to meet some artists with Thomas Kinkade Studios! Here are the complete details of this exciting event:
Artists Allison Ataman, Jenna McMullins and Joseph Yakovetic will be appearing to meet Guests and sign art pieces. A Thomas Kinkade Representative will also be on hand to showcase the special assortment of art available at the event.
Thomas Kinkade captured the timeless magic of classic Disney stories and their captivating characters through the style of “narrative panoramas.” Each painting tells the entire story of a Disney film in one image, taking inspiration from art, sketches and other historic documents from the Disney Archives.
The Thomas Kinkade Studios Showcase will take place at The Art of Disney from open to close in Disney Springs on the following dates:
- March 30 to April 2, 2023
- May 25 to 29, 2023
About the Artists
Artist Allison Ataman
Allison Ataman grew up on the east coast of Florida––not far from Walt Disney World Resort. As a child, Allison spent her days scribbling with crayons until these images came to life. She received her undergraduate degree in Business Sales/Marketing, and then later pursued her MBA in Information Technology Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. Allison’s family and friends play a significant role in her life, and she couldn’t have gotten to this point without their support. Allison always aspired to fulfill her dream of being an artist and is proud to be a member of the Thomas Kinkade family. She is excited to see her lifelong dream brought to fruition and to see how her relationship with art can grow in the future.
Artist Jenna McMullins
Jenna McMullins began her art career in 2017 after graduating with a degree in Design and Illustration. She has designed work for small businesses across the US, and just recently began making officially licensed prints for Lucasfilm Ltd. Her passion for Star Wars and Disney has driven her growth as an artist and continues to inspire her work. Jenna was introduced to Thomas Kinkade’s work in college, and that became her new inspiration, and her dream company to create for. One of her favorite uses of her artistic abilities is to raise money for charities through the sales of her prints.
Artist Joseph Yakovetic
Joe has a long history of rich experience as a contributor to the creative content of The Walt Disney Company—from costume and set design to caricaturing and pumpkin carving. In 2006, Joe began a new career as a featured artist for the Disney Galleries. Due to placing shadows and hidden images in his paintings of Disney films and attractions, he was dubbed “The Painter of Shadows,” by Guests. These pieces are highly prized Disney collectibles throughout the world. Joe represents The Walt Disney Company as a sketch artist, performing live sketches of Disney characters for groups all over the world.
A preview of some of the artwork was shared today via Disney Springs on Facebook:
For more information on this event and other merchandise events at Walt Disney World, visit the Disney website here.