Magical Memories Ft. Disney Fine Art Announces May Lineup of Artist Appearances and Interactive Art Experiences



The Fire Within: Trevor Carlton

Upcoming Guests Include John Ramirez, Tim Rogerson and Trevor Carlton at the Flagship Gallery inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Bringing the beloved stories and characters to life for families and fans of all ages through innovative art products and experiences, Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art is hosting free, special artist events at the gallery. Live performance painting, free drawing classes for all ages and skill levels, book signings, meet and greets and more with many of the most popular and prolific Disney fine artists are planned for the coming weeks.
The schedule of free events and artist appearances is as follows:

May 4 – 5 | John Ramirez

Artist John Ramirez will be painting and signing live at the gallery on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 from noon – 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. He will teach a free class for all ages and skill levels on how to draw cartoon characters on Friday and on Saturday from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

John Ramirez is a professional animator, storyboard and visual development artist, designer, illustrator and art director. His work can be seen in many feature films, including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Hercules, Toy Story II and Tom and Jerry, The Fast and the Furriest and Disney TV Elena of Avalor. A versatile artist, he has applied his creative skills in many fields, including being on the design team of theme parks around the world including numerous museum exhibits, parades, mascots and award-winning floats in Asia, Australia and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Highlights include design work for Lotte World, Everland, The Taejon Expo and The 2010 Baekje Parade in South Korea. Also The Yokohama Expo, Kurashiki Tivoli Park, Park Espana in Ise-shima Japan and has done concept design for Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland.

May 11 – 13 | Tim Rogerson and Trevor Carlton

Tim and Trevor will be painting live and signing works Friday, May 11 from noon – 2 p.m., and 5-7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 12 from noon – 3 p.m. On Saturday night, you can catch the artistic duo painting live at the first annual Pinecrest Academy Master Teacher Gala. Tim will be painting live at the gallery on Sunday, May 13 from noon – 2 p.m., and again from 4 -6 p.m.

As an Orlando, Florida native, Tim Rogerson developed an early bond with Disney’s iconic characters and mythology through his father’s work with Disney Parks as an Entertainment Director. After completing art school at the prestigious Ringling School of Art and Design he worked as a character artist on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom® Park. Tim was then discovered on the world stage as a fine art painter and became an official artist of the Disney Fine Art collection.

Widely-known for his mesmerizing live performances in which he paints beloved Disney characters in a matter of minutes and all set to music, Trevor Carlton, is one of the most popular Disney Fine Artists. He will be performing his live painting and signing his work.

Hot Shoes: Trevor Carlton
Strings of Temptation: Tim Rogerson

About Magical Memories Featuring Disney Fine Art:
Bringing the beloved stories and characters to life for families and fans of all ages through innovative art products and experiences, Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art is the premier dealer of a diverse portfolio of limited edition giclees, serigraphs, mixed media prints and original paintings inspired by the rich artistic heritage of Disney. The leading gallery also features a wide selection of new and vintage animation-related collectibles and publications spanning the portfolio of all Disney animation studios.

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 featuring Disney Fine Art, is open Sunday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. and from 10 a.m. – midnight Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit

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.