Today in the Downtown Disney District
WonderGround Gallery’s Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence Jeff Granito
July 3 – July 4
WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney® District
Join us in welcoming back Disney artist, Jeff Granito, to the Disneyland® Resort! Add a vibrant touch of whimsical animation to any room, with one of these exciting new pieces. Jeff will be available for special appearances and signings throughout July 2015 from 6-10p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District, as July’s Artist in Residence. Don’t forget to stop by and say hello as you pick out your favorite art!
Note: WonderGround Gallery will be opening at 9 a.m. until July 31.
July 3-4: WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney® District from 6-10p.m.
July 17-18: WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney® District from 6-10p.m.
July 24-25: WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney® District from 6-10p.m.
July 31 – August 1: WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney® District from 6-10p.m.
Jeff Granito was born and raised in Southern California, minutes away from the “Happiest Place on Earth”. Way too fearful of the Pirates of the Caribbean, and too motion sensitive for the teacups, he spent much of his time soaking in the design and art that created the magical park. Jeff would spend hours as a child in his bedroom drawing pictures and making paper sculptures of the many different attractions. He would construct the Matterhorn out of Legos and recreate the roller coasters that he would only dare ride in his imagination.
Growing up and leaving the sun and sand behind, Jeff studied for four years at Tufts University in Boston earning a BA in History. After graduation, he came home that summer to Southern California and registered for two night classes. One in advertising, the other course was graphic design. It was then that he discovered, the thing that he had always enjoyed doing as a child finally had a name. In 1994 he graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Soon after graduation, Jeff had the privilege of working on a real life Disneyland® project. His first project was designing new art for the parks shopping bags! Since then, he has designed a variety of art and merchandise that has gone home in those bags for pleased Disney customers.
Going on fifteen years, Jeff continues to work as a freelance artist for the parks as well as other Disney divisions. He also creates art for Warner Brothers, DC Comics, Cartoon Network, Sketchers, and many other prestigious companies coast to coast. It is now his pleasure and honor to be a featured Disney artist.
Working out of his home studio, he is thrilled to be living close to the park that initially sparked his creativity as a child. He now takes his own family to experience the magic that Walt created many years ago. But you won’t find him upside down on California Screamin’, spinning at the Mad Tea Party, or launching into space. He’s most content absorbing the view, shopping bags in hand.
Limit two (2) items signed per Guest. We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Appearances are subject to time and availability and are not guaranteed. Event and information are subject to cancellation or change without notice including but not limited to dates, times, release dates, appearances and retails. A valid Disneyland® Resort receipt may be required. Separate admission is required to enter the Disneyland® Resort theme parks.
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