chuck jones center of creativity

The incomparable Terri Hardin, Disney Imagineer, sculptress, puppeteer, and creator (she designed the “Foster Farm” chickens), will be our special guest at this year’s Red Dot Auction, a fundraiser for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Friday night, May 5th, at the Red Dot Preview, she will be live sculpting an homage to Jones’s “What’s Opera, Doc?” For Saturday night at the Main Event, she’s designed and will be folding these hysterical Fortune Tellers. Or do you call them “Cootie Catchers”? 

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Update on life time!

Pic 1: Got to work the LCAD graduation with a bunch of awesome students! I look like I am pulling a Magenta (Rocky Horror) haha

Pic2: First, I got my hair cut and I am apparently near sighted so I wear glasses now! But more importantly this was the opening reception for the Chuck Jones Center of Creativity! I am front and center in the brown dress surrounded by other LCAD students showing work as well as LCAD president, Chair of Illustration, and Chair of Animation!
Pic3: The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity LCAD art wall! I originally got 6 pieces in but there was limited space so it ended up being 4, haha. That’s still great!

And lastly, I do have lots of art from this semester I have yet to post but I made a promise to myself to not really do anything until the start of next month, haha. I promise things will be getting more active for sure!

Chuck Jones Show & Student Show!!

Sorry for the lack of updates (finals and such).
So I just found out that 6 of my character designs and visual development pieces got accepted for the Chuck Jones Center of Creativity in Costa Mesa “It Takes Character” show! The show will be open from May 20th to June 30th. Even better, at the same time one of my gouache painted illustrations will also be showing for the LCAD student juried show in the LCAD on Forrest gallery! If you have a chance to go check it out, please do! 

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Move over, pardner, there’s a new sheriff in town.

Bugs Bunny rides into Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, February 14th when “What’s Up, Doc? The Animated Art of Chuck Jones” opens at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Chuck’s daughter, Linda Jones Clough, will be in attendance opening day. This is a not-to-be-missed exhibit that anyone, from the “that’s awesome!” to the “I’ve-seen-it-all”, will appreciate. 

The exhibit was organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits with the collaboration of the Museum of the Moving Image, New York; the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Beverly Hills, and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Costa Mesa.  

“I’m going to squeeze him and hug him and call him George…” (to paraphrase).

Recently, a correspondent to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity posited that this line of the Abominable Snowman is a reference to the character, Lennie, in John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”. What do you think?

Original layout drawing by Chuck Jones for his “Abominable Snow Rabbit” of 1961. 

Join us as we celebrate Chuck’s 103rd birthday this Saturday from 10 AM to noon at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity for Saturday Morning Cartoons! Free and open to the public! 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, California. See the full version of “Bully for Bugs” and many other stellar cartoons by the four-time Academy Award recipient animation pioneer and legendary creator of Marvin Martian, Gossamer, Witch Hazel, Junyer Bear, The Dover Boys, and the list goes on…

Space is limited. RSVP at Programs@ChuckJonesCenter.org or by calling 949-660-7793 x 107.