The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity's dear friend, Kelly Smith, of the Orange County Center for Living Peace was thrilled to hear that Leymah Gbowee of Liberia was one of this year's Nobel Peace Prize recipients. Ms. Gbowee is the subject of the bold, new PBS five-part series "Women, War & Peace". Documentary filmmaker Abigail Disney (the grandneice of Walt Disney) and actress Geena Davis will be on hand next Wednesday, October 13th beginning at 7:30 PM at the Pacific Ballroom in the University of California — Irvine's Student Center to discuss the film where they challenge the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domains. This important event is sponsored by the Center for Living Peace and will be moderated by Kelly Smith.
Leymah Gbowee and Abigail Disney, photo Gabrielle Revere and O Magazine
Post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict.
With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare.
Gentlemen! Consider the following Valentine's Day advice from Chuck Jones:
"Hand kissing. This is something I took up when I realized its character and intent. A girl is a continuing thing, and it isn't because the hand-bone is connected to the arm-bone is connected to the head-bone. The skin of a girl's hand is connected by direct route and direct wire to her lips, the hand is like holding the end of a lariat, the business part is at the end. So when the continental gallant kisses a girl's hand he is in effect saying what every woman wants to hear: 'I'd like to kiss your lips.' Shaking hands is just silly, whoever heard of shaking lips." –Chuck Jones, Stroke of Genius, A Collection of Paintings & Musings on Life, Love & Art by Chuck Jones.
14 Carrot Offering is a fine art stone lithograph, hand-pulled, one color at a time at the prestigious American Atelier in an edition of 350 examples, each hand-signed by the artist in pencil. It was created from an original oil painting by Chuck Jones who, in turn, was inspired by a painting by Marc Chagall.