The NEW Magical Memories Dimensions Marks Grand Opening With Special Guest Artists

MAGICAL MEMORIES DIMENSIONS ART GALLERY MARKS GRAND OPENING SEPT. 21 – 23 WITH SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS, FREE CLASSES, MEET AND GREETS AND MORE – ALL BENEFITING THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION

Special guests including original Beauty and the Beast voice cast member and artist Paige O’Hara, artist Cris Woloszak, illustrator and author John Ramirez, artist Manny Hernandez and more celebrate opening of second gallery at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

The public is invited to a three-day celebration marking the official grand opening of Magical Memories Dimensions at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace September 21 – 23. Complementing the works of nearby flagship gallery Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art, Magical Memories Dimensions showcases original 3D works by a variety of artists. For its multi-day grand opening, the visual art venue presents a public celebration featuring guest artists, live art demonstrations, free drawing classes, giveaways and more. Throughout the course of the weekend, a portion of sales will benefit The Animal Foundation.

Fans of all ages are invited to meet original Beauty and the Beast voice cast member and artist Paige O’Hara (voice of Belle), artists Cris Woloszak and Manuel Hernandez and artist/author John Ramirez, who will all be appearing throughout the weekend at multiple times.

The celebration begins Friday, Sept 21 with a Grand Opening party from 6 – 9 p.m., benefiting The Animal Foundation and including a drawing for a chance to win the canine-inspired artwork “Disney Dogs” by Tim Rogerson. On Saturday, Sept 22, learn to draw cartoon characters with John Ramirez and enjoy live paintings and signings with Paige O’Hara, Cris Woloszak and Manuel Hernandez. The weekend festivities conclude on Sunday, Sept 23 with another free cartoon character drawing class by John Ramirez and more live painting demonstrations.

“Belle of the Ball” Paige O’Hara
“Disney Dogs” Tim Rogerson

 

While Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art brings the beloved stories and characters to life for families and fans of all ages through innovative art products and experiences, Magical Memories Dimensions extends the art offerings beyond Disney and includes stunning three-dimensional artworks by a variety of artists including; the candy color concepts of various sharks, rays, and fish constructed out of fiberglass by Cris Woloszak; the sharp, geometric forms of acrylic on canvas by Tom Matousek and the Steampunk Steel feel of works by Krystiano DaCosta – to name a few.

Located steps away from Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art, Magical Memories Dimensions is also located on the Terrace Level of The Forum Shops near the top of the iconic spiral escalator and near the top of the Neptune escalator, Magical Memories Dimensions is now open.

SCHEDULE OF FREE PUBLIC EVENTS:

BOTH GALLERIES

Friday, Sept 21

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Grand Opening Party with refreshments, Benefiting The Animal Foundation and featuring live art demonstrations and signings by Paige O’Hara, Cris Woloszak, John Ramirez and Manuel Hernandez.

MAGICAL MEMORIES DIMENSIONS

Saturday, Sept 22
Noon – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Catch Cris Woloszak live painting and signing his work
Sunday, Sept 23
Noon – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Catch Cris Woloszak live painting and signing his work

MAGICAL MEMORIES FEATURING DISNEY FINE ART
Saturday, Sept 22
Noon – 1 p.m. and 4 – 5 p.m.
Free Class – Learn to Draw Cartoon Characters with John Ramirez

Noon – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Live Painting and Signing with Manuel Hernandez

Noon – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Live Painting and Signing with Paige O’Hara

Sunday, Sept 23
Noon – 2 p.m.
Live Painting and Signing with Manuel Hernandez

Noon – 1 p.m.
Free Class – Learn to Draw Cartoon Characters with John Ramirez
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Live Painting and Signing with John Ramirez

For more information and complete schedule of opening events, visit www.magicalmemoriesforumshops.com

Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art Gallery to Debut at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in May

Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art Animates The Forum Shops
at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with the Artistic Heritage of Disney

Gallery is Designed with Theme-Park Inspired Special Effects, an Interactive Fiber-Optic Entrance, and a Private Viewing Room Modeled After a Studio Executive’s Office

The Premier Gallery in the World Dedicated to the Disney Fine Art Collection Opens at the Premier Retail Destination in Las Vegas this May

No height restrictions to ride this ride. This May, Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art invites everyone from art collectors to young dreamers to voyage through the world of Disney Fine Art at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace with its diverse portfolio of original and limited edition, signed, and numbered fine artworks by some of the world’s most popular artists. Magical Memories is a groundbreaking fine art venue that aims to bring canvas to life with audio/visual special effects that, over time, will include hourly firework shows, custom projections, and a fiber-optic pixie dust-trail entrance. Styled as a 1950’s sound stage from Golden Era of animation and filmmaking, Magical Memories Featuring Disney Fine Art will reconnect a fantastical memory for all, and through opening and beyond, become evermore as animated as its artist’s subjects.

Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art is the premier gallery dedicated to Disney Fine Art in the world. Each artist brings a unique interpretation and perspective to beloved scenes and subjects from Walt Disney Studios, Pixar Animation, and The Muppets. The gallery also features a wide selection of new and vintage Disney and other animation studios collectibles and publications, and soon the gallery expects to add a series of sculptures and artisanal furniture. Expect pieces from notable Disney Fine Art artists such as Trevor Carlton, James Coleman, Stephen Fishwick, Manuel Hernandez, Tennessee Loveless, James C. Mulligan, Tim Rogerson, Michelle St. Laurent, Jim Salvati, as well as Disney Legends Peter Ellenshaw and Paige O’Hara.

Like a storyboard brought to life, special effects and programmed sequences will be added and activated throughout the gallery’s opening phase, and the final viewing experience will be transcendent. Imagine showing interest in a pirate-themed print, when suddenly a battle sequence begins to play out over coordinated screens above. Cannons and music boom intermitted from the four omnidirectional speakers in the corners of the room, each carefully orchestrated to transport the viewer into the scene as it travels throughout the gallery. The experience will be completely immersive – the only element missing is actually shaking hands with the captain. In another transformative twist, this screen and sound interplay will morph into a firework and art-filled show on the hour to the delight of anyone and everyone.

The experience is tangible too. Modeled after a sound stage, the gallery space hosts mid century furniture, vintage props, and a private viewing room styled after a film executive’s office, featuring a digital screen that functions as a window overlooking a studio lot when not displaying artwork from Magical Memories stable of officially contracted artists. Special events at the gallery will enlist a cast of characters, including a rotating selection of featured artists and talent from the film animation realm. A custom recreation of a classic Animator’s desk will be activated for artist visits. This surreal venue was developed by Second Star Group, a worldwide innovator in major entertainment design, and John Ramirez, a Disney animator with three decades of design experience.

For art lovers, wide-eyed children, and everyone in between, Magical Memories takes the art gallery experience to enchanted realms. Fortunately, there’s no theme park line to enjoy this spectacle.