Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Disney Springs Art Walk: A Canvas of Expression
If you’ve been following along with MIckeyBlog then you’ll know that this month we are celebrating an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Walt Disney World. One of the ways that Disney World is doing this, it is through Disney Springs Art Walk: A Canvas of Expression as two artists recently added vibrant pieces as part of “A World of Voices.”
You can check out the video below for a first look at this incredible new addition:
Our MickeyBloggers popped over to Walt Disney World to give these new pieces of art a first look. The two pieces you’ll see below have been created by Thao French and Andrew Hem.
Thao French’s signature style is inspired by the disruptive quality of graffiti and she puts her unique spin on it with a spray-painting technique that brings bold textures and colors to her work. French wants, through her art and story to encourage other women to like her to pursue their dreams. “It’s an amazing and powerful feeling to be able to show up and represent the Asian American Pacific Islander community,” said French, who is Vietnamese-American. “I hope that [my piece] inspires other Asian women to pursue the arts because it’s extremely rewarding.”
Andrew Hem has previously worked as a Disney character artist over 15 years ago in his first job and the experience served as one of the first steps in making art his career. Today, Hem has a blossoming art career.
As you can see from Hem’s mural above, the Cambodian-American artist brings together the happiness in his life and the joy guests feel at Walt Disney World.
“When guests come to see my work, I want them to stop, slow down and just explore all the Easter eggs inside my work,” said Hem about the variety of hidden faces found within his piece.
You can check out these items as part of The Disney Springs Art Walk: A Canvas of Experess will be celebrating its first anniversary on May 22, 2023. Stop by and check out the showcase created by the two talented artists featured above and many more!
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