Feature Article

This article appeared in the December 9, 1999, Issue #13 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753)

For me, it's always hit or miss to find a Guest Artisian at WDW either demonstrating or creating or signing their artwork.

Throughout the Millennium Celebration, look for artists at The Art of Disney Gallery in Epcot's Future World.

Here are the listings of upcoming artists at WDW! (As with all information, it is UNOfficial and subject to change. Call WDW directly to confirm).

Ulricke Goetze - Now through January 17 Porcelain painter Ulricke Goetze will be at Glas und Porzellan, the Germany pavilion, Epcot to sign Goebel pieces.

Disney Artist Collection - December 4 - 18 The 1999 Disney Artist Collection is an endearing collection of tree ornaments created by Walt Disney Attractions Merchandise character artists. These ornaments include: Roger Rabbit, Tinker Bell, the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, Dalmatians, the Genie from Aladdin, Baloo from Jungle Book, Lady and the Tramp, Jiminy Cricket, Flower from Bambi and Mulan.

Artists will be available on the dates and locations indicated: December 11-12, at 2pm-5pm at Art of Disney in Epcot December 15 & 17 at 6pm-10pm at Disney's Days of Christmas in the Downtown Disney Marketplace December 18, at 3pm-10pm at Disney's Days of Christmas in the Downtown Disney Marketplace December 19, at 12pm-7pm at 6pm-10pm at Disney's Days of Christmas in the Downtown Disney Marketplace

Randy Noble - Walt Disney Attractions Merchandise Artist, will be appearing on December 15, 18, 19 and 22 from 2pm to 7pm at the Art of Disney gallery at Epcot to sign his "Millennium Magic" poster. The poster sells for $12

Helmut Engel - Artist with Engel-Puppen Dolls, will be at Der Teddybar in the Germany pavilion at Epcot daily from Thursday, December 9, through Sunday, January 9, 2000.

Eric Christain Robison - December 17-19 - Disney Concept Designer, Eric Christain Robison, will be appearing at three locations to sign pieces from his newest release featuring Mickey as the "Sorcerer's Apprentice." Eric's traditional style utilizing vivid colors holds true with the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" lithograph. Limited to 350 pieces, individually numbered pieces sell for $195. "World Embrace," the four castle program released in honor of the Millennium celebration, features all four of the Disney theme parks across the globe. Both "Sorcerer's Apprentice" and "World Embrace" are available as a poster. Eric will be at Animation Gallery (407-560-4565) located at Disney-MGM Studios on Friday, December 17, from 2pm-6pm; Suspended Animation (407-934-7683) located on Pleasure Island Saturday, December 18, from 11am-3pm; and the Art of Disney/ Epcot (407-560-6481) now in Future World on Sunday, December 19, from 10am-1pm.

Costa Alavezos - December 11-12 & December 17-19 - Costa Alavezos, Walt Disney Attractions Merchandise Artist, will be making appearances to sign his Toontown buildings and ornaments as well as his Artist Collection ornament of Roger Rabbit. Costa will be available to autograph these new items at the following locations and times: Saturday, December 11, from 3-7pm at Cornelius Coot's County Bounty at Toontown in the Magic Kingdom. Sunday, December 12, from 3-7pm at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom Friday through Sunday, December 17-19, at various times, at Disney's Days of Christmas

Geir Ness - December 26-29 - Fragrance designer, Geir Ness, will be at Puffin's Roost in the Norway pavilion at Epcot, Sunday, December 26, through Tuesday, December 28, from 12pm-7pm and Wednesday, December 29, from 12pm-5pm. Geir will be promoting his newest fragrance, Laila. Regular cast discounts do apply to the entire line of Laila including fragrance, body creme, candle set and gift set among other items.

Terry Frasier - January 28-30 - The Wilderness Mercantile at Disney's Wilderness Lodge will be hosting Terry Frasier, native Cherokee/Choctaw Indian, who will be demonstrating his carving, flutemaking and musical-talents on Friday, January 28, and Saturday, January 29, from 1pm-9pm and Sunday, January 30, from 10am-4 pm. The Wilderness Mercantile is open daily from 7:30am to 11pm


Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip.