WHERE YOU WILL FIND ANYTHING "MARY"
Just a few blocks from Jeanne’s home in Sunnyvale, California, stands an auspicious sign – the corner of Mary and Blair Avenue. Jeanne’s husband, Jim, took this photo for us to use for our Mary Blair news forum – for events, reader comments, memories, or anything “Mary”.
New "Treasury" Mary Blair Book Coming Soon!
From the publisher: "Fans of illustrator Mary Blair will cherish this never-before-published treasury of her Golden Books, which includes material that hasn't been in print in decades. I Can Fly is here in its unabridged glory, as are Baby's House, The Up and Down Book, and The Golden Book of Little Verses. Many of the finest pages from The New Golden Song Book are included, to round out this gorgeous collection. All of the original artwork has been digitally reproduced, and has never looked more breathtaking! "
> Read a blog post about the new book
From the doodle artist, Mike Dutton: "I was greatly honored for the opportunity to create a doodle for Mary Blair's 100th birthday. Not to mention somewhat intimidated! Her work was and continues to be a major source of inspiration for a large number of artists working in animation, illustration, and fine art... and the Google Doodle team. So there was some pressure to get it right!"
Have a look at these adorable hand bags featuring Mary's art from Disney's "It's a Small World"!
LeSportsac has created handbags, totes and accessories using the "It's a Small World" theme as a way to promote global awareness. Be sure to click on "About the Collection" to learn more.
The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Walt Disney Family Museum offers a not-to –be-missed amazing personal experience of the life and work of Walt Disney -- filled with wonderful multi-media displays, exciting artifacts and artwork , plus a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum also houses a very special collection of Mary Blair art, photographs and personal items – even a large mural piece! Topping it off, an entire section of the Museum Store is devoted to Mary Blair merchandise—including a complete line of products and catalog direct from the recent Tokyo Exhibition, The Colors of Mary Blair, as well as several retired Small World figurines and the limited edition Alice and the White Rabbit mini maquette designed by Kent Melton.
The Walt Disney South of the Border Book
Also found at the Museum Store is the newly released coffee table sized book, South of the Border with Disney by J.B. Kaufman. This beautiful 335 page book is the most captivating and detailed account ever written of the famous “Goodwill Tour” undertaken by Disney and a few hand-picked artists beginning in 1941. Art and photos of Mary are scattered throughout along with accounts from her fellow artists about how her own uniquely simple, bold and colorful style began to emerge. The book can also be purchased on Amazon.com.
Walt and El Grupo
The compelling documentary film version of this famous journey is also meticulously produced and titled Walt and El Grupo. As Walt Disney and his group of artists traveled from country to country and hotel to hotel, they became collectively known as simply, “El Grupo”.
Visit their website at WaltandElGrupo.com for more information and a schedule of selected showings.
You can also read some comments on the film by Maggie Richardson.
Mary Blair's World of Color - A Centennial Tribute
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Tickets to this event are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. On sale starting October 3 online, by mail, and in person at the Academy Box Office.
"Until today, there has never been an opportunity to showcase the collection that inspired it all. But thanks to Kim Irvine, Dave Golbeck and team, The Disney Gallery will unveil a brand new exhibit May 13 to celebrate the art of Mary Blair and 45 years of this classic Disney attraction." Go to Event Article