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Chuck Jones Exhibition at Art Institute Closing June 13th

This is the last week that you will be able to view the Chuck Jones exhibition at the Art Institute of Southern California–Orange County.  Located at 3601 W. Sunflower Avenue in Santa Ana, the Art Institute is one of the premier art and culinary schools in the United States.  The exhibit features life drawings by Jones along with a selection of artworks that feature the cartoon characters he is so well-known for, such as Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and Bugs Bunny.  If you're in the neighborhood, check it out!  Here's a little preview of what you'll see while you're there:

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Chuck Jones Center to Unveil New Website

Craig Kausen, President of the Board of Directors of Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, announced today that a newly designed interactive website for the Center will launch May 6, 2010.   This new website came about through the Center's affiliation with Festival of Children Foundation who offered their members the opportunity to work (for free!) with students at the Art Institute of Southern California to either create a website for an organization from the ground-up or revamp an existing one.

Students at AISC get course credit for the project and have the opportunity for real-life experience working with a client.  Did we mention that they're also brilliant?  Well they are, and the Center could not be more grateful for their creativity (yes!) and thoughtful, professional attitude toward the project.  Circle the date for the big reveal: Thursday, May 6, 2010! 

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Project manager, Raffi Keklikian (in white t-shirt, 3rd from right) with student designers and web developers, Anna Funk, Jon Ardis, Ryan Sapp, Chris Abouabdo, Fillip Peyton, Ryan Hontz, Michael Cerrito, Krystal Lagpacan, Joel Steele, Kris Schultz along with faculty consultant, Amy Norton, discuss some of the projects more salient points at the Center's headquarters in Tustin. 

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Craig Kausen, Chuck Jones' grandson (right,) describes how Chuck Jones approached creativity and new projects at an initial meeting with the students from AISC.

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Students working on the new Chuck Jones Center for Creativity website, have an opportunity to look at original Chuck Jones artwork from the Center's archives before embarking on their new job.