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World Premiere Party for “The Wizard of Oz”

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity was honored to be a part of the world premiere party for the newly remastered 3D IMAX version of “The Wizard of Oz” which premiered yesterday at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

DSC06649It was o’dark early when we got there to set-up our art display and the art activities. Pictured above from left: Chris Scardino, the Center’s resident teaching artist; Scott Ryder, gallery assistant.

DSC06651The room was bathed in shimmering emerald green and brick yellow, casting an other worldly glow on everyone.

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Artist Joseph Yakovetic and his wife, Sammie, assisted with our preparations, cutting ribbons and yarn for the 3D mask making. Along with mask-making there was a table devoted to 3D coloring pages of scenes from Chuck Jones’s animated “Wizard of Oz” from the late 1960s.

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Artists Joseph Yakovetic and Daniel Killen stand in front of their work. Linda Jones Enterprises is pleased to be the art publisher and representative for the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz”.

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The Center’s teaching artist, Christopher Scardino, discusses his inspiration for “Less Traveled Road”, an oil on panel painting he created for the “Wizard of Oz” collection to Rico Rodriguez of “Modern Family”.

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Four of our six artists were on hand for the festivities, from left: Christopher Scardino, Joseph Yakovetic, Robert Delgadillo (RAD), and Daniel Killen. Not pictured: Kathy Daywalt, Shakiba Hashemi, and T. J. Novy.




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Linda Jones, Chuck Jones’s daughter, led Rico Rodriguez and friend (filming for Entertainment Tonight) in a lesson on how to draw a horse of a different color.

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The spirit of Judy Garland as Dorothy (via Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum) was present yesterday, “there’s no place like home!”