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Disney’s Bill Matthews Inaugurates New Campus

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On Friday, July 16th, our annual guest Bill Matthews cut the ribbon to inaugurate our new campus, alongside VanArts President Alan Phillips.  The same day, Bill also happened to be turning 79 years old, so our staff & students also wished him a Happy Birthday. 

Bill Matthews is a founding member of our Advisory Board and served for many years as Manager of Artist Development for Walt Disney Feature Animation.  He has been involved with VanArts since the very beginning of the school 15 years ago, acting as a mentor and guide to our animation students during his annual visit every summer.