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Date:  Friday, June 4, 2021

Time:   7 - 8:30 PM (PDT)

Location: Zoom


Meeting ID: 819 1682 8272

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Kick off summer with Ryman Arts as we return with Out of The Box: Art Improv, a whimsical evening of humor, inspiration and art improvisation led by renowned Concept Artist and Illustrator Mauricio Abril. It's your turn to be the art director! Spend the evening with Mauricio as he creates a story featuring two original characters and imagined environments with YOUR help!

Hosted by Disneyland Resort announcers Bill Rogers and Camille Dixon, the evening will feature a live interactive art demonstration, curated supplies for each guest mailed to you in advance, delicious snacks, a Silent Auction that you won't want to miss featuring one-of-a-kind pieces to bid on, and other surprises! When it comes to improv - anything goes! 

VIP Guests also enjoy a selection of delectable appetizers sent to your home. Sponsors will enjoy a gourmet dinner from Alchemy Kitchen (for Los Angeles and Orange County) or a wine basket sent to your home.


Proceeds from this event support the young artists at Ryman Arts.

Artist Mauricio Abril


Mauricio is an artist working in the fields of Children's Publishing, Animation, Illustration & Film. He first studied Molecular Biology at UCLA before changing course with a career in art. Since then, he has contributed to a variety of projects for clients such as Disney, DreamWorks, Universal Creative, Hot Topic Clothing, Insomniac Games, Cartoon Network and Simon & Schuster. Mauricio's work focuses on illustrating character-centric moments that tell a story with cinematic color and lighting.

Mauricio usually divides his free time between writing and illustrating his own children's books represented by Birch Path Literary, playing with his dog, and looking for good Mexican food.

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Hosts Camille Dixon and Bill Rogers


Bill Rogers and Camille Dixon are Los Angeles-based voice actors who can be heard as Park Announcers at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure respectively as well as on PBS SoCal, National Geographic Channel and TLC. This husband and wife team are the welcoming voices you hear at theme parks, cruise lines, and museums around the world. 

Camille Dixon is heard in Southern California as the Park Announcer for Disney California Adventure and as a promo voice on PBS SoCal.

On television, Camille has built a career sharing knowledge and understanding of our world as host of numerous PBS pledge specials. Her work with public broadcasting began as a classical music host on public radio for ten years. Camille is the host and co-producer of the public television series, ON TOUR: Exploring Creativity and Innovation.

 Bill Rogers is an American voice actor who has been the Park Announcer for Disneyland since 1991, succeeding Jack Wagner in recording various PA announcements throughout the park.

He has also done PA announcements for Walt Disney World and the Tokyo Disney Resort as well. His voice can also be heard in It's a Small World Holiday as Santa Claus.

Voice over and commercial producer for over forty years, Bill has also voiced everything from automotive to zoos. Bill's announcing skills show up at amusement parks in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan... Anaheim, Hollywood, Santa Monica and San Diego on the US West coast, and New York, Richmond, Orlando and Tampa in the East.

About Ryman Arts

Ryman Arts transforms lives by creating access and opportunity for a diverse community of young artists through rigorous education in fundamental art skills and mentoring - at no cost to the students. Almost all graduates go to college, many go on to work in the creative industries, and all are poised for personal success. A nationally recognized non-profit organization, Ryman Arts was founded in 1990 to honor the legacy of legendary Disney artist Herbert D. Ryman. It has served over 6,000 teens from 190 communities across Southern California in its core program, engaged over 30,000 students from low-income communities through outreach, and is committed to reaching students with the greatest need to ensure all young artists reach their full potential. Classes are currently taking place virtually and we look forward to in-person instruction when it is safe to do so.


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