Legendary Disney artist and animator, Mary Blair, took center stage at the inaugural Epcot International Festival of the Arts. In a fitting tribute to this Walt Disney-favorite, a mini-exhibit of the star’s sat in the Odyssey Festival Showplace for all fans to peruse. Named “South of the Border with Mary Blair,” this art collection takes us on a tour with Mary and Walt to South America in 1941 (inspiring The Three Cabelleros and Epcot’s Gran Fiesta Tour).
Mary was the original Disney feminist, inspiring this post on International Women’s Day.
“If a woman can do the work as well, she is worth as much as a man,” Disney said, according to studio archives. “The girl artists have the right to expect the same chances for advancement as men, and I honestly believe they may eventually contribute something to this business that men never would or could.”
~ Walt Disney 1941