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Creativity Meets the San Jose Convention Center!

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity was invited to participate in the grand opening ceremonies of the newly renovated and rebuilt San Jose Convention Center. George Daugherty, a recently installed board member of the Center and also the Music Director and Conductor for Ballet San Jose made the connection between the two entities. He performed his award-winning “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II” as part of the opening day ceremonies on family day, October 10th, which featured several of Chuck Jones’s Looney Tunes cartoons.

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Pamala Meador, right, a local artist and business owner from Morgan Hill, graciously set aside her busy schedule to assist the Center’s resident teaching artist, Christopher Scardino during the San Jose Convention Center’s Grand Opening Family Day.

The Center provided an exhibition of artwork from the Chuck Jones masterpiece, “What’s Opera, Doc?” as well as an recreation of the famous chaise longue upon which Bugs as Brunhilde entices the unsuspecting Elmer Fudd as Siegfried. Our resident teaching artist, Christopher Scardino, accompanied by local artist, Pamala Meador (Morgan Hill), who graciously set aside her busy schedule to work with families and children attending the festivities. A good time was had by all!

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Create your own ACME Invention!

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Christopher Scardino gives his undivided attention to a participant. All photographs by Tony Damiano. Thanks Tony!

 

Summer Creativity Camp–June 24 – 27 at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

Chuck Redux had just finished a wonderful Quinoa Tabouli salad for lunch prepared by the amazing Kimberley Kausen of Flavorful–Cooking Classes for the Home Cook the other day when the courses for the Center's upcoming Summer Creativity Camp popped up in an email and there, on the very first day of this exciting week-long camp, was "Culinary Creativity" led by Kimberley Kausen of Flavorful! As a bonus, Kimberley was kind enough to share her recipe for the Quinoa Tabouli salad–you'll find it at the end of this post.

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Parents get your budding creatives signed up for this wonderful Summer Creativity Camp! The facts are:

Creativity and Culinary Art Camp 

@ Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, 3321 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626~949-660-7791 x 20107 to make your reservations today!

Monday, June 24 - Thursday, July 27
9:00am-2:00pm
Ages 7-12
$195 for the week
$150 Early Bird Registration
Monday: Culinary
Tuesday: Papier maché
Wednesday: Animation Drawing
Thursday: Painting

Space is limited, please call 949-669-7791 x 20107 or email Sasha@ChuckJonesCenter.org to reserve your child's attendance.

And finally, Kimberley's Quinoa Tabouli!

Quinoa Tabouli

Serves 8

3
cups Chicken Broth

2
teaspoons salt

2
cup Quinoa (rinsed thoroughly)

½
cup extra-virgin olive oil

½
cup lemon juice (more to taste, if you like)

1
teaspoon sea salt

3
cups grape tomatoes (more if you like)

4-5
Persian cucumbers sliced ½” thick and then cut in half

4
carrots finely grated (I bought it already grated at Trader Joe’s

3
bunches green onion sliced up to the dark green part

4-5
cloves garlic minced (depends on how much you love garlic)

½
cup Fresh Mint, chopped (more if you like)

½
cup Italian Parsley, chopped (more if you like)

4
tablespoons Fresh Basil, chopped 

In
a medium size saucepan, put the rinsed quinoa in and lightly toast it, moving
it around constantly over medium heat. 
Once it is toasted, add the chicken broth and tsp. of salt.  Bring it to a boil. Cover with a tight lid
and reduce heat to low simmering.  Cook
approximately 15 minutes until the broth is absorbed and the quinoa looks
fluffy. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes covered.

Cool
the quinoa completely.  You can even
refrigerate it for a while once the bulk of the steam is gone.

Meanwhile,
in a large bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, garlic, mint, and
basil.  Add in the tomatoes, cucumber,
carrots and green onion.  Mix in the
cooled quinoa combining well.  Season
with Salt and Pepper to taste. 
Refrigerate at least one hour, or overnight before serving

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Kimberley Kausen makes culinary creativity a snap! 

 

 

Linda Jones Clough to Be Interviewed Tomorrow on Womensradio.com

Susan Brender of "V is for Vitality" a weekly program on WomensRadio.com will be posting her interview with Linda Jones Clough, Chuck Jones's daughter tomorrow, Wednesday, December 21st.  "V is for Vitality" features interviews with artists discussing how the arts play a vital role in maintaining youth and vitality. This show will discuss the fundamental importance of the arts in the mind-body-spirit relationship as a health strategy. 

Brender has 20 years experience as a television producer with diversified broadcasting experience in the Political, Entertainment, Legal, and Business arenas. She is the recipient of the ACE Award for (Best Program in an Educational Series):Teenagers: Drinking and Driving “A Killer.” She has recently directed her talents and energy working in communications and development for non-profits dedicated to arts and education and arts and health.

Linda Jones Clough, the Emmy Award-winning producer ("Peter and the Wolf", 1996, Best Prime Time Children's Program) is the founder of Linda Jones Enterprises, the art publishing and art gallery business she established in 1977 to distribute the art of her father, legendary animation pioneer, Chuck Jones. Today, Jones devotes much of her time to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, the non-profit organization founded by Chuck Jones in 1999 to promote and encourage the creative spirit that resides in all of us through educational programs, art exhibits, film festivals that draw on the material in the Chuck Jones archive and Chuck Jones's unique teaching philosophy.