Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts
Get to know Us:
Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts works to expand and support the arts in Mission Viejo. The Potocki Center for the Arts offers art, music and theater classes, open studio programs, events and exhibitions for all ages.
YOUR INPUT MATTERS!
Mission Viejo is seeking community input regarding our annual Arts Alive Festival. Help us plan the 2020 festival through this quick survey. This coming April we are taking a hiatus to plan and bring back Arts Alive better than ever next year. Keep checking our calendar for more arts programs throughout the year!
April - May Exhibit:
Chuck Jones Exhibit.
The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is pleased to present “Character: Chuck Jones, Artist and Animator” from late March through May at the Potocki Center for the Arts.
The exhibit will feature hand-painted celluloid art editions, fine art giclées, hand-pulled lithographs, and mixed-media work from the fertile imagination and hand of Chuck Jones. Four-time Academy Award recipient and the legendary creator of the Looney Tunes characters Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Pepé le Pew, Marvin Martian, and one of the fathers of Bugs Bunny and Daffy, Jones has been honored worldwide as a creative genius.
The exhibition will explore the relationship between Jones’s fine art figure studies and his animated masterpieces. On display will be examples of work created during the “Golden Age” of animation and contemporaneous figure studies Jones created under the guidance of Donald Graham, longtime figure study professor and mentor at CalArts.
Visit your favorite cartoon characters as they romp and cavort through many of your favorite cartoons such as “What’s Opera, Doc?”; “Duck Dodgers and the 24 ½ Century”; “One Froggy Evening”; and “Robin Hood Daffy.” You’ll be saying “what’s up, doc?” in no time.
Artwork courtesy of Chuck Jones Gallery.
Line dance your heart away April 27 for a good cause
Sport your favorite cowboy hat and boots and kick up your heels for a fun Country Music event featuring line dancing and barbecue food on Saturday, April 27.
Singer and line dance instructor Doug Houston will get the party started at 6 p.m. in the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center Sycamore Room. Along with teaching line dancing, Doug helps folks perfect their country western and square dance moves. He has been in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years, performing with the likes of K.T. Oslin, Lee Greenwood and the Drifters. Doug has appeared in Bud-Light commercials and was on “The Maggie Winters Show” television show. He was also involved in the hit movie “Back to the Future 3.”
Mark your calendar and enjoy country music with country-style food catered by Outback and available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts.
Tickets are $15 and are available online by referencing course number #29679. For more information, call 949-470-8440.
Spring Art Classes:
Register today for fun and creative classes at the Potocki Center for the Arts, 27301 La Paz Road. For information call 949 470-8470 or email email@example.com