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A Little Taste of What You May Expect at the Blackwing Experience

The Blackwing Experience at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa, California opens next Tuesday, June 25 for a three-day run. The exhibition will be open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM and each evening there will be different events.Tuesday, June 25 @ 7PM: The Party. This event will launch the new Chuck Jones Gallery website created by Gigasavvy as well as introduce southern California creatives to the Blackwing Experience. RSVP at

Wednesday, June 26 @ 7 PM: ChuckTalk. A panel discussion moderated by author and historian Charles Solomon with Charles Berolzheimer, founder of Palomino Brands; Craig Kausen, Chairman of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity; Jenny Lerew, noted animation story artist and musician Christian Tamburr. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, please RSVP at 

Thursday, June 27 @ 7 PM: Blackwing Sessions. Benefit concert for arts education. Starring Andrew Combs, Willie Watson, and Willy Tea Taylor. Tickets begin at $25.00 and are available at

View a video here: The Blackwing Experience Recap (Final Cut) from Palomino on Vimeo.

Draw the White Seal with Christopher Scardino


Christopher Scardino, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity's resident teaching artist was filmed for's Studio 602 blog drawing the Chuck Jones character, Kotick, the White Seal. Read the article here (or click the above image) and view the video. A special shout-out to our friends at for their continued interest in the Center's programs!