Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

In June 2011, Benni donated one of her oil paintings to a charity auction for The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.


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The painting is called "Touching Others" and it was inspired by the first time Benni met Craig Kausen, when she accidentally touched him with paint on her hands.

She apologized while he laughed.

Today, Craig wears that shirt at his art exhibitions and encourages the children he meets to leave their own handprint. "Whether we work with the oldest or the newest tools, the human touch is an absolutely essential component of creativity," says Craig.

Craig Kausen is the the grandson of Chuck Jones, the legendary animator and creator of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Roadrunner, and many others!