Chuck Jones

Photo by Lorren Au, Jr./Orange County Register

South Coast Collection, the open-air shopping center off Hyland Avenue and Sunflower Boulevard in Costa Mesa, continues to add to its growing tenant roster. The new additions to SoCo include The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, where old school animation aficionados can find the following: the late Chuck Jones’ original sketches, paintings, doodles and animation cels; scripts, books, and other written pieces; videos of interviews, presentations, and drawing demonstrations he gave; other artifacts of his life; and videos by his daughter, Linda Jones Clough. The center, which moved from its Old Towne Orange location, had its grand opening in late January and will be open to the public on a semi-regular basis in two weeks, said Craig Kausen, the center’s chairman of the board and Jones’ grandson. “Drop-in-and-draw” classes, which were held in Orange, will resume at the new Costa Mesa site in the coming months, he said.

Many thanks to Hang Nguyen of the OC Register for the write-up.