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Walt Disney Art Director Goes Solo at “Center Stage Gallery”

Walt Disney Art Director Goes Solo at “Center Stage Gallery”

Walt Disney Art Director Goes Solo at “Center Stage Gallery”

The Creative Talent Network is proud to present in his first solo art exhibition “The Fearless Art of Mike Gabriel” at Center Stage Gallery in Burbank, CA. Mike Gabriel is best known for his contributions as Director and Art Director on some of the highest grossing films in the history of animation at Walt Disney Animation such as “Pocahantas,” “Wreck it Ralph” and the academy award nominated short film “Lorenzo” during his 30 year career at the studio.

“Stylistically, I am striving to become as unique as possible. What does my hand to brush to canvas want to do that nobody else is doing? Where does my sensibility stray off the expected path and veer into a true to my gut subtextual inclinational style? I want to continue to listen to that inner voice and tell my fine art voice to shut up. What do I love? I ask myself that when I am about to start a painting. Don’t think about the form; think about the feeling.” ~Mike Gabriel

Mike Gabriel

Mike Gabriel

The gallery exhibit is showing over fifty originals and hundreds of prints that are both display and for sale, all of which exhibit playful examples of a full career at Walt Disney Animation. As a companion to the exhibit are QR codes displayed about the gallery where you can listen to the words of Mike Gabriel. Additionally CTN Press has created a 96-page, full color companion book that includes work from Mike’s career and contributing words from Mike’s colleagues such as Lorelay Bovè Art Director, Chris Buck Walt Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Director, Ralph Eggleston Production Designer Pixar Animation Studios, Paul Felix Production Designer Walt Disney Animation, Glen Keane Legendary Animator, John Musker award winning Animation Director and many. The gallery is hosting a book signing and launch event on May 17th with many of the contributors in attendance.

The Fearless Art of Mike Gabriel
April 17, 2015 – May 31, 2015
Center Stage Gallery
847 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

Special Book Launch Event
The Fearless Art of Mike Gabriel
May 17th, 2015 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Artist in attendance

For more information about “The Fearless Art of Mike Gabriel” book and exhibit, please visithttp://www.centerstagegallery.com

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