Come May 14th a lot of people in this town will be seeing red. Red dots, and the more the better, at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity’s Red Dot Auction Fundraiser being held at their location in Old Towne Orange, 131 W. Chapman Avenue from 6:30 – 9:30pm.
Artists from around the world, both emerging and renowned, will contribute artwork created especially for the fundraiser. They will sign a 10” X 10” canvas on the reverse side, remaining anonymous until the bidders receive their prizes. This gives the participants the opportunity to own a piece of art that may normally sell for thousands of dollars for far less. But no one can really lose on this deal– since part of the criteria is asking people to follow their own heart and bid on the art that attracts them most, the piece they get is guaranteed to bring them joy no matter who the artist turns out to be. The red dots allow bidders a $1,000 “Buy It Now” option if the current bid on any piece is below $1,000. Lots of intrigue, fun and surprises are in store.
Passing on the Vision
Chuck Jones was the creator of such beloved animated figures as Roadrunner, Wile E. Coyote, Marvin Martian, Pepe le Pew—and the “godfather” of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck–and his work is still admired and loved around the world. His family established the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity as a way to share Chuck’s vision of how imagination and creativity can improve all aspects of life and community. The Center showcases Chuck’s animation desk as an inspiration to those who visit. The Center is open for “Drop In And Draw,” and other educational programs and art exhibitions during the year, and they often partner with organizations in the community. Tracy Tanner, President of the Center’s Council for Creativity wants to see people use their buried creativity to imaginatively approach problem solving in other areas of their lives through what they learn at the Center. And Cheryl Posner, Executive Director says, “We want to create an exciting gathering at the Red Dot Auction to spur people’s creativity and develop a community hub here in Orange. It’s the creative spark that transforms our lives.”
If the red dots weren’t fun enough, there will also be a live auction that evening for experiences that just can’t be had anywhere else. A VIP backstage tour of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be offered, as well as a custom meal prepared in the winning bidder’s home by the retired Chef of the Villa Nova Restaurant, and an opportunity to pick the next limited edition release from the extensive art archives of Chuck Jones.
All that, and food too. You’ll want to make time to go. For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to http://blog.chuckjones.com/chuck_redux/the-red-dot-auction-silent-auction-artwork.html
You may end up “taking an artist’s work home” with you, and who knows? You may end up becoming an artist yourself.