EPCOT International Festival of the Arts: Illustrator Joey Chou Artist Spotlight and Artist Appearance Schedule – January 24-30

As the EPCO The International Arts Festival is in full swing at Walt Disney World, we thought we would take a few moments to highlight some different artists that we can find at the festival in the days to come. You can also view the full schedule of people who will appear later on the page.

Presenting four new pieces for this year’s festival, artist Joey Chou will be on hand throughout the week to meet guests. Originally from Taiwan and moved to California at the age of 14, Chou studied at Art Center College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006. During his career he worked in the development visual of animation projects for Disney, including work on Bolt, the princess and the frog, Frankenweenie, and Preparation and landing. He’s also lent his vis-dev talents to other non-Disney projects, including those at Netflix. Long liveand the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This work can be seen on his official website, www.joeyart.com You can also see many of his illustrations in children’s books, including The world is small, Nemo’s Day Off, Finding Dory: Come Swim With Me and Little guest books to like i am a narwhal and i am a dragon.

You can also find his work at Disney destinations around the world. He did two pieces inspired by Mary Blair – the “It’s a Small World” murals at Tokyo Disneyland and the murals of the newly renovated lobby from Disney’s Contemporary Resort – which were instantly adored by fans who didn’t necessarily know it was his work.

He became one of the main artists of Disney’s Wonderground Gallery, a unique place in Disneyland Park which spawned a smaller venue at Walt Disney World that allows independent artists to interpret Disney characters and locations in their unique style and perspective. For this year’s festival, find him at the Wonderground Location between the France and Morocco pavilions in World Showcase, where he will present his new pieces inspired by Soul101 Dalmatians, upside down, and Fancy which you can see below.

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You can find these pieces, as well as many others by Chou, at the EPCOT International Arts Festival. His appearance times, along with other performers who will be at the park this week, can be seen in the full schedule below:

monday january 24

Discover the world

WYLAND GALLERIES

Tom Matousek……………………………… 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

David Miller…………………………………….. 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Dan Mackin…………………………………… 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Jim Warren……………………………………. 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Jacinthe Lacroix……………………………….. 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Showcase Square

DISNEY FINE ART BY COLLECTORS EDITIONS

Michelle Saint-Laurent……………………….. 23:00-15:00

Stephen Fishwick…………………………. 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Tim Rogerson……………………………………. 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

DISNEY ARTISTS

Jean Nadeau…… 11h00 – 13h00

Morgan Ditta…… 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Don “Ducky” Williams…………… 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Rosemary Begley………………….5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mexico

ACME ARCHIVES: STAR WARS

Jérémy Saliba………12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Norway

Larry Dotson ….. 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.

China

POP GALLERY

Doug Bloodworth………. 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Louis Lochead ………… 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Italy

Thomas Kinkade Studios

Dirk Wunderlich…………………………… 12:00-15:00 & 18:00-21:00

Japan

James Coleman Studios

Rodel González……………………………… 14:00-18:00

France

GALLERY OF WONDERS

Joey Chou………..11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

John Coulter………11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

tuesday january 25

Discover the world

WYLAND GALLERIES

Dan Mackin…………………………………… 12:00-4:00 p.m.

David Miller…………………………………….. 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Tom Matousek……………………………… 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Jim Warren……………………………………. 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Jacinthe Lacroix……………………………….. 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Showcase Square

DISNEY FINE ART BY COLLECTORS EDITIONS

Michelle Saint-Laurent……………………….. 23:00-15:00

Stephen Fishwick…………………………. 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Tim Rogerson……………………………………. 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

DISNEY ARTISTS

Doug Bolly…… 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Rosemary Begley……. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Joseph Yakovetic …….. 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Don “Ducky” Williams …… 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Norway

Larry Dotson…………..14:00 – 19:00

China

POP GALLERY

Alan Foxx………….12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Germany

William Silvers……… 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Italy

Thomas Kinkade Studios

Jenna McMullins……11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dirk Wunderlich …….16:00 – 20:00

Japan

James Coleman Studios

Rob Kaz…………14:00 – 18:00

France

GALLERY OF WONDERS

Joey Chou ……… 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday January 26

Discover the world

WYLAND GALLERIES

Dan Mackin……….12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

David Miller………12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tom Matousek ………12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jim Warren………12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jacinthe Lacroix …… 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

DISNEY FINE ART BY COLLECTORS EDITIONS

Michelle Saint-Laurent……………………….. 23:00-15:00

Stephen Fishwick…………………………. 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Tim Rogerson……………………………………. 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

DISNEY ARTISTS

Joseph Yakovetic ……..11h00 – 13h00

Rosemary Begley …….. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Jon Nadeau……… 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kim Gromoll……….. 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Don “Ducky” Williams …… 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Norway

Larry Dotson …….2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

China

POP GALLERY

Alan Foxx………….12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Germany

ART MCCULLOUGH

Greg McCullough …….2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WILLIAM SILVER

William Silvers……… 4:00 9:00

Italy

Thomas Kinkade Studios

Jenna McMullins……………11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dirk Wunderlich……………16:00 – 20:00

The American Adventure

DISNEY ARTISTS

Jason Peltz……………5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

France

GALLERY OF WONDERS

Joey Chou……….2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday January 27

Discover the world

WYLAND GALLERIES

Karin Arruda…………….12h00 – 17h00

Denyse Klette…………..1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Jacinthe Lacroix…………..1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Jared Franco…………… 14:00 – 19:00

Rodel González…………2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Showcase Square

DISNEY FINE ART BY COLLECTORS EDITIONS

Tom Matousek………….12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stephen Fishwick…………1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

DISNEY ARTISTS

Jean Nadeau……….11:00 – 14:00

Morgan Ditta ………..13:00 – 17:00

Don “Ducky” Williams…….3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Norway

Larry Dotson…..….. 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

China

POP GALLERY

Woah-Botz…………… 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Alan Foxx……………..5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Germany

ART OF MCCOULLOUGH

Greg McCoullough……………14:00 – 17:00

DAVE AVAZINO

Dave Avanzino…………..1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WILLIAM SILVER

William Silvers…………..4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Italy

Thomas Kinkade Studios

Dirk Wunderlich……………12:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 21:00

ROB KAZ

Rob Kaz…………… 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Japan

James Colman Studios

Christian Masot…………2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

France

GALLERY OF WONDERS

Joey Chou………..2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

friday january 28

Discover the world

WYLAND GALLERIES

Karin Arruda………….12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Denyse Klette………….1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Jacinthe Lacroix………1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Jared Franco………….14:00 – 19:00

Rodel González……….14:00 – 19:00

Showcase Square

DISNEY FINE ART BY COLLECTORS EDITIONS

Tom Matousek…………12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stephen Fishwick………1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

DISNEY ARTISTS

Joseph Yakovetic ……..11h00 – 13h00

Doug Bolly……………..11h00 – 13h00

Morgan Ditta …………… 14:00 – 16:00

Don Williams……………14:00 – 16:00

Alex Maher……………..5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Darren Wilson………….5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mexico

ACME ARCHIVES: WONDER

Adam Shikling……………15:00 – 17:00

ACME ARCHIVES: STAR WARS

Adam Shickling…………12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Candice Dailey…………2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Norway

Larry Dotson…………2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

China

POP GALLERY

Woah-Botz………..12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Doug Bloodworth………5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Germany

ART OF MCCOULLOUGH

Greg McCoullough………..2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

DAVE AVAZINO

Dave Avanzino …………..1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WILLIAM SILVER

William Silvers…………….16:00 – 21:00

Italy

Thomas Kinkade Studios

Dirk Wunderlich …………..11:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 21:00

Jenna McMullins………….2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

ROB KAZ

Rob Kaz………………..1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Japan

James Coleman Studios

Christian Masot …………….2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

France

GALLERY OF WONDERS

June Kim…………….11:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 16:00

Joey Chou…………….5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Jason Ratner………….5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

NOAH FINE ART

Noah………………….16:00 – 19:00

saturday 29 january

Discover the world

WYLAND GALLERIES

Karin Arruda…………………..12h00 – 17h00

Denyse Klette…………………13:00 – 18:00

Jacinthe Lacroix……………….1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Jared Franco………………….14:00 – 19:00

Rodel González……………….14:00 – 19:00

Showcase Square

DISNEY FINE ART BY COLLECTORS EDITIONS

Michelle Saint-Laurent………….11:00 – 15:00

Stephen Fishwick…………….13:00 – 15:00 & 16:30-18:00

Tim Rogerson………………..3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DISNEY ARTISTS

Brian Blackmore………….11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Darren Wilson…………….11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Brett Owens……………….2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

David Buckley……………..14:00 – 16:00

Kim Gromoll……………….5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Jean Nadeau………………5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mexico

ACME ARCHIVES: MARVEL

Adam Shickling………………………3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ACME ARCHIVES: STAR WARS

Adam Shickling…………………..12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Candice Dailey…………………..2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Norway

Larry Dotson…………………14:00 – 19:00

China

POP GALLERY

Doug Bloodworth…………………..12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Woah-Botz………………………….5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Germany

ART OF MCCOULLOUGH

Nath McCullough ………………………12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Greg McCoullough………………………14:00 – 17:00

DAVE AVAZINO

Dave Avanzino………………..1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WILLIAM SILVER

William Silvers………………….4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Italy

Thomas Kinkade Studios

Dirk Wunderlich ………………..11:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 21:00

Jenna McMullins……………….2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

ROB KAZ

Rob Kaz………………..1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Japan

James Coleman Studios

Christian Masot………………..2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

France

GALLERY OF WONDERS

Caley Hicks…………………..11:00 – 13:00

Jason Ratner…………………11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

June Kim……………………..5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Joey Chou…………………….5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

NOAH FINE ART

Noah……………………………4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday January 30

Discover the world

WYLAND GALLERIES

Karin Arruda………………12h00 – 17h00

Denyse Klette……………….1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Jacinthe Lacroix………………1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Jared Franco…………………14:00 – 19:00

Rodel González………………14:00 – 19:00

Showcase Square

DISNEY FINE ART BY COLLECTORS EDITIONS

Michelle Saint-Laurent………………11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Stephen Fishwick…………………1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tim Rogerson……………………….3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DISNEY ARTISTS

Brett Owens……………………….11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Doug Bolly…………………………11h00 – 13h00

Morgan Ditta………………………14:00 – 16:00

Don “Ducky” Williams……………… 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Will Gay…………………………… 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Rosemary Begley…………………..5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mexico

ACME ARCHIVES: MARVEL

Adam Shickling……………………….3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ACME ARCHIVES: STAR WARS

Adam Shickling………………………..12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Candice Dailey…………………………2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Norway

Larry Dotson………………………14:00 – 19:00

China

POP GALLERY

Woah-Botz………………………….12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Alan Foxx……………………………5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Germany

ART OF MCCOULLOUGH

Nath McCoullough…………………….12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Greg McCoullough…………………….2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

DAVE AVAZINO

Dave Avanzino…………………………11:00 – 14:00 & 15:00 – 17:00

WILLIAM SILVER

William Silvers………………………….4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Italy

Thomas Kinkade Studios

Dirk Wunderlich………………………12:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 21:00

ROB KAZ

Rob Kaz………………………………1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Japan

James Coleman Studios

Christian Masot……………………….14:00 – 18:00

France

GALLERY OF WONDERS

Caley Hicks…………………..11:00 – 13:00

Jason Ratner…………………11:00 – 15:00 & 16:00 – 19:00

June Kim………………………2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NOAH FINE ART

Noah…………..4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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