Marian Jones, wife of Chuck Jones, will be honored by a one-woman exhibit of her recent photography at the Newport Beach Public Library. The exhibit will open Wednesday, September 1st and close on Sunday, October 31st. The Newport Beach Public Library is located at 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, California. Its hours are Mon–Thurs. from 9 AM to 9 PM, Fri. & Sat. 9 AM to 6 PM, and Sundays from 9 to 5 PM.
"A camera, like paint brushes or the computer, is simply a tool used to communicate a person's passion or opinion or vision.
"The photograph's in Shoreline Visions reflect my own endless intrigue with the ocean and its surroundings. I think it began with growing up on the beach in Santa Barbara. These particular photos were all taken along Crystal Cove beach and my interest in the detail and beauty of things close-up.
"I have been a photographer for some eighteen years, after retiring as a journalist/writer in Los Angeles. It was there I met my late husband, animation director Chuck Jones, when assigned to interview him. I later worked with him as a writer/researcher."
Marian Jones photographs have been shown and sold in galleries nationwide, including such cities as New York City, Denver, Chicago, Santa Fe and Laguna Beach. Her work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana, California.
Several years ago, one of her photos "Nude Barbie Descending a Staircase" was featured in a New York exhibit and has appeared in numerous publications and books.
All photographs for sale are archival prints in limited edition (numbered and signed by Marian Jones.) A portion of all proceeds from this exhibit will go to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a non-profit organization that fosters creative expression through the arts, especially among young people.
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