On Thursday, April 30th, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity hosted a private preview evening for their donors, sponsors, and the artists who had contributed artwork to this year’s Red Dot Auction. What a lovely evening! Cocktails and tray-passed hors d’oeuvres flourished, the repartee was sparkling, the evening was a smash!
Those in attendance had the opportunity to not only preview the incredible artwork that is on display, but to also bid and use the eponymous “Red Dot” to secure their favorite works of art by committing to pay $600 for the one of their choice. Cowbells were heard throughout the night!*
Craig Kausen, chairman of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and Chuck’s grandson is flanked by, on the right, Linda Jones Clough, Chuck’s daughter, and on the left by New York Times best-selling author and reporter on the science of creativity, Ashley Merryman. Ms. Merryman gave a brief introduction to the science of creativity for those assembled.
Artists from left: Mike Kungl, our intrepid photographer, Stephen Russo, Daniel Killen, and Jimmy Mulligan.
It’s true, your mother is always your biggest fan. In this instance, with good cause, the young man is incredibly talented.
Members of the Irvine Classical Players and Seraphim Symphony played selections from their repertoire to the delight of the assembled. Bravo!
A trio of our creative council members, volunteers all, from left, Linda Krall, Darcia Dexter, Red Dot Auction event chair, and Frank Howa mug for the camera.
Artist and patron, Cynthia Damiano was in the right place at the right time for this special photo.
All photographs by Stephen Russo, a volunteer on the Chuck Jones Council for Creativity.
*Cowbells were rung every time a Red Dot was used.