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

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

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

Jones Family Gathering, the Past

The Jones Family Gathering is scheduled for September 21 through September 23 at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. This “by invitation only” event is now in its 17th year and we’re looking forward to seeing some of the original collectors who attended the very first one at our gallery in Chuck’s home town of Corona del Mar in 1995 along with the more recent additions to the Family. This year’s event is going to be a spectacular spectacular! 

JFG 1995
At our first Jones Family Gathering, Chuck took the opportunity to embellish a tablecloth with a drawing that grew out of a spilled coffee stain and signed it L. da Vinci! He also created another drawing on one of the stable doors of Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. It was amazing! He’d drawn a line, maybe two or three inches long and then turn to the assembled and comment about drawing or coyotes or road runners, or making cartoons, and then he turned back to the door and add another little line here and one there until the image was completed.


Here’s a photo with the back of collector Carol Erickson’s head. She’s stuck around so long she now works for us here in Costa Mesa! You’ll want to get the inside scoop from her when you’re here for JFG. 

The next year we held the Jones Family Gathering in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We hosted a Chuck Jones Film Festival at the Lensic Theater, and the Family got together for lunches, dinners, and lots & lots of laughs. Noted American sculptor, Paul Moore, even created a special award for Chuck, called the “Chucky” (see below) which delighted Chuck no end and all of us too. (Thank heavens for the discreetly placed sword!)


And on the last day of the weekend, we all got together for another group photo.

If you look close enough you’ll see some faces that, albeit a little older and a little grayer, are still here to welcome you to this year’s Jones Family Gathering. 

Remember, if you get in on Thursday the 19th, please stop by the gallery from 7 to 9 PM for a glass of wine (or a beer) and say hello. Otherwise we’ll see your smiling faces Friday morning at 10 AM sharp!

Exploring from the Chuck Jones Side of Your Brain

This Sunday, January 9th, Craig Kausen, chairman of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will be at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, from 1:30 to 3 PM lecturing on Jones' approach to creativity.  His talk will be followed by a hands-on art project.  Fun for the whole family!  Read more about it here.  


Happy Holidays from Chuck Redux!

We know you’re packing up and heading out for the holidays.  Or maybe you’re cleaning house and putting the finishing touches on all of the baking you’ve been doing in advance of your special company. You may even be one of those people who are doing all of their holiday shopping at the very last minute. Or, it’s even possible that you’re not doing anything special and just enjoying time with your friends and family.  However you choose to spend the final days of 2010, everyone at Chuck Redux wants to wish you the very best of the season and a happy and prosperous New Year!


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