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Which Artist’s Work Will You Take Home at the Red Dot Auction?

With just a week left before the Red Dot Auction, we wanted to share with you the stories of the artists who have donated art work (or in some cases, more than one) to this year’s Red Dot Auction. This fundraiser, now in its sixth year, benefits the programs of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Today we feature artist Naylene Justis.

Naylene Justis

Naylene Justis has been fascinated by drawing since she was able to hold a crayon. She has been equally fascinated with silliness, and so cartoons have been a lifelong passion. She studied animation at Cal State Fullerton where she graduated in 2012. She currently works as a caricature artist at Downtown Disney turning real people into cartoon drawings. When she isn’t drawing cartoons or devouring mammoth novels she can often be found volunteering at the Chuck Jones Center.

Will you go home with Naylene’s donation to this year’s Red Dot Auction? Ticket’s available at ChuckJonesCenter.org/RedDot. Pre-bidding is now available at Heritage Auctions, click here to place your bids

Which Artist’s Work Will You Go Home with this Year at the Red Dot Auction?

With just a week left before the Red Dot Auction, we wanted to share with you the stories of the artists who have donated art work (or in some cases, more than one) to this year’s Red Dot Auction. This fundraiser, now in its sixth year, benefits the programs of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Today we feature artist Jimm Nawrocki.

Jimm Nawrocki

My current work is mixed media collage with a facial or figurative imagery focus.

I generally start out with an image that I have manipulated with the computer and print out this image on my ink jet printer.  I then take that image, make different versions of it through additional manipulations, and cut and paste parts of these versions onto the original image to create a new image.  I will also add different elements, tape, googly eyes, stickers, news print, wire mesh, cardboard or whatever, to the image to change it even more.

I don’t know that I have a specific goal or end result in mind when I go through this building process.  I am very much drawn to making the image into something else, pushing it into a different direction, and just seeing what happens.  I want my creation to have a certain ambiguity or uncertainty.  My art should express a range of ideas and give the viewer something to think about.

This is Jimm’s sixth year contributing a work to the Red Dot Auction; will you go home with it? Ticket’s available at ChuckJonesCenter.org/RedDot. Pre-bidding is now available at Heritage Auctions, click here to place your bids

Which Artist’s Work Will You Go Home with this Year at the Red Dot Auction?

With less than two weeks until the Red Dot Auction, we wanted to share with you the stories of the artists who have donated art work (or in some cases, more than one) to this year’s Red Dot Auction. This fundraiser, now in its sixth year, benefits the programs of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Today we feature artist June Valentine-Ruppe.

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June was born and raised in California where she continues to pursue her love of drawing, illustrating and painting. For over 20 years she has illustrated more than 120 collectable children’s books for Publishers such as Disney, Random House, Scholastic, Golden Books, Lyrick and Publishers International. In these books, June illustrated licensed Characters including: Sesame Street Characters; Disney Characters, such as the Fab Five, Little Mermaid and Winnie The Pooh; Lamb Chop and Friends; and Barney the Dinosaur, among many others. But, according to June, “ my real love has always been painting on canvas, which gives me the freedom to create my own original art work. I love bringing interesting characters to life”.

Will you go home with June’s work at this year’s Red Dot Auction? Be there to find out. Ticket’s available at ChuckJonesCenter.org/RedDot. Pre-bidding is now available at Heritage Auctions, click here to place your bids

Join the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at OC Mart’s Family Fair Day!

The
OC Mart Mix is hosting their monthly Family Fair Day tomorrow Saturday, January 19, 2013 beginning at 9:30am. The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will be
participating by hosting different "Creative Stations" to give you a
feel of what the Center has to offer!

The OC Mart Mix….The home of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity!
3321 Hyland
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  • Learn the style of Chuck Jones' "classic" animation from Doug Lothers, Teaching Artist
  • Learn drawing techniques and style from Tommy "TNEZ" Martinez, Creative Director and Owner of Planet TNEZ
  • Artables with Gina Latora — Children can create art with string, paper, glue, cotton or whatever else Gina can think of!
  • Learn basic techniques of pastels with Chris Scardino, our Resident Teaching Artist
  • …And
    as always, we'll have our Drop In and Draw supplies! Our volunteers
    will help you think of ways of how to be creative–and we'll provide the
    supplies!

Everyone is welcome! Stop by and see what the Center has to offer!  Donations accepted for materials used.

Questions? Contact Sasha Advani (949) 660-7793 x20107 or Sasha@ChuckJonesCenter.org

Five Crowns Restaurant in Chuck’s Hometown to Celebrate His Centennial

FIVE
CROWNS AND CHEF GREG HARRISON TO CREATE SPECIAL DESSERT TO HONOR THE CHUCK
JONES CENTENNIAL!

The
Celebrated Artist and Cartoonist Will Be Memorialized with a Unique Champagne
and Carrot Cake Creation!

(Newport Beach/Corona del Mar, CA)
September 20, 2012
– In honor of the Chuck Jones Centennial,
Five Crowns, a member of the Lawry’s family of restaurants,
and Executive Chef Greg Harrison will offer restaurant guests a special dessert
featuring champagne and carrot cake. Jones is the legendary artist who
brought to life such famous cartoon characters as Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny,
Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Pepé le Pew, Marc Anthony, Dr.
Suess’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, and many others. Jones was a long
time patron of Five Crowns and even befriended the restaurant’s guest
Ambassador, Tommy Martin. 100% of all proceeds from the dessert, which will be
offered until October 21, will be donated to the Chuck Jones Center for
Creativity and its mission to reignite the creative spirit through art classes,
exhibition, lectures, film festivals and more. 

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Chuck Jones, Marian Jones, and Tommy Martin at the Five Crowns circa 2000.

Jones,
whose credits include four Academy Award-winning short films, directed over 300
films in his lifetime, including “Rabbit Seasoning?”, “Robin Hood Daffy”, and
“Feed the Kitty”. In 1992, his “What’s Opera, Doc?” was the first short
animated film to be inducted into the Library of Congress' National Film
Registry. The centennial of the artist’s birth will feature the Chuck Jones
Centennial Celebration Film Festival at the Alex Theatre in
Glendale, CA on Friday, September 21st. 

“We
are thrilled to commemorate Chuck Jones with this wonderful and unique dessert,
which was inspired by Bugs Bunny, of course,” says Chef Harrison.
“Jones gave us a lifetime of memories through his beloved cartoons. By creating
this dish for him, we celebrate his legacy and his infectiously fun approach to
life.” 

Five
Crowns, an historic landmark with English flair recently renovated in Corona
del Mar, is Orange County’s premiere dining alternative. The distinguished
restaurant features the best organic ingredients carefully selected from local
farmers markets for a thoughtfully prepared menu. SideDoor is the charming English-style
gastro-pub adjacent to Five Crowns. 

For
more information, reservations, and information, please call (949) 760-0331 or
visit thefivecrowns.com for Five Crowns, or (949) 717-4322 or sidedoorcdm.com
for SideDoor. 

About
Five Crowns

Five Crowns and SideDoor are members of
the Lawry’s family of restaurants, which includes Lawry’s The Prime Rib, with
locations in Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Osaka, Tokyo,
Singapore, Taipei, and Hong Kong, as well as the Tam O’Shanter in Los Angeles. The
company’s quick-service concept, Lawry’s Carvery, opened at South Coast Plaza
in Costa Mesa in 2003, and was followed by additional locations at Westfield
Century City and L.A. LIVE. Five Crowns and SideDoor are located at 3801 East
Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. For Five Crowns reservations and information, please
call (949) 760-0331 or visit thefivecrowns.com. For SideDoor information, please
call (949) 717-4322 or visit sidedoorcdm.com.


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Harvest Productions Donates to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity!

Yesterday, our friends from Harvest Productions stopped by our headquarters in Tustin and donated several roles of canvas and pallets of fresh, unused, snow white paper for use at the Center's art classes.  We've been working with Maryann and John Doe of Harvest since 1994 and their passion for creating art is evident in their generosity.

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Lisa Timmons, Production Manager for Linda Jones Enterprises, Jenny Coulston of Harvest Productions and Craig Kausen, Chairman of the Board of Trustees (and Chuck Jones' grandson) of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity mug for the camera as they unload Harvest's very generous gift.

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Jason Coulston of Harvest Productions assists Craig Kausen with a pallet of white paper.

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Chris Scardino, one of the teaching artists at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, gives Craig an oil painting demonstration on a remnant of canvas from one of the rolls of unused canvas donated by Harvest Productions.
 

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 Thank you, Harvest Productions for the wonderful gift!  Many young artists will benefit!  

From left: Chris Scardino, Craig Kausen, Jenny Coulston, Jason Coulston, and Lisa Timmons in their jaunty Center baseball caps.

Photos courtesy Mr. Travis Do.