Dragon Tales creator set to host annual Christmas art show | TheUnion.com

Dragon Tales creator set to host annual Christmas art show

Ron Rodecker, the artist and creative mind behind the “Dragon Tales” cartoon on PBS, will host his annual Christmas Art Show from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at his home in Nevada City.

Rodecker has always focused on whimsical views of life as he portrays through is dragons. His show “Dragon Tales” was nonminated for three Emmy awards. It ran five days a week on PBS World Wide. Rodecker has had benefits at his home in the past for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation, Animal Save and Foothill Lions Club.

In recent years, he has done a number of realistic nature paintings and written a number of books. Before concentrating on art and cartooning, Rodecker was a teacher, curriculum evaluator and elementary school principal, and he was twice nominated as a leader in American education both at elementary and secondary levels and served on the committee for setting educational goals for the state’s Department of Education.

At this year’s show, Rodecker will draw free pictures of the “Dragon Tales” characters for children and non-children who attend. There will be refreshments and dogs to pet.

The annual Christmas art show is located at Rodecker’s house, 13860 Climbing way in Nevada City.

For information or directions, please call (530) 477-2174.

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