Last week an exhibition of original oil paintings by the late animation director Chuck Jones opened for public viewing at Chapman University in historic Old Towne in Orange California. The exhibition is jointly sponsored by Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, the nonprofit organization founded by Jones before his death, and Chapman UniversityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Leatherby Libraries. From the press release:
ChuckÃ¢â‚¬‘staposed: A Collection of Chuck Jones Oil Paintings from the Humorous to the Sublime reveals some of the more private aspects of the renowned, Academy Award-winning director, producer, artist, and author. The examples of fine art included in this exhibition have their roots in JonesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ formal training at Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts) in Los Angeles and subsequent decades of artistic endeavor; truly a lifetime in art, at its most exquisite, intimate, and meaningful level.
ChuckÃ¢â‚¬‘staposed will be on public display at Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University, free of charge, February 2 through February 27, 2008. The opening reception is next Wednesday, February 13th, from 4 to 7 PM. Marian Jones, Chuck JonesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ widow, and Craig Kausen, his grandson, are co-curators of the exhibition and Trustees of the non-profit Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.