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Friday, December 30, 2016

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 12-30-16


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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The following are the headlines of this month’s emails sent in by our friends who are creating and evolving their own meaningful careers. Be inspired by their accomplishments and take your career to the next level!

- SchmoozeFest
Get ready folks because our first SchmoozeFest of the new year is coming up Thursday, January 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 and we would sure love to see you to hear about your latest involvements and then spend the rest of the evening networking. As usual the good folks of ArtCenter at Night are allowing us to hold our schmooze-event in Room #231 in the 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena building so bring your PowerPoint, some business cards and join in the fun. You are sure to be inspired!

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(From the ArtCenter at Night web site.)
Registration for all the exciting ArtCenter at Night spring classes is ongoing. Classes begin Saturday, January 14. You may go online to find out more about the class offerings by calling 626-396-2319 or clicking on https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/
These classes could change your life...

Our “Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One- Discovering the Dream” through ArtCenter at Night begins Tuesday, January 17 and will run for fourteen weeks. The class is from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. in Room #302 of the new 1111 Arroyo Parkway building. We will help you discover how to take your career to the next, most meaningful, level. This is a unique class not offered anywhere else where you will dive deep into what you have liked and not liked about your career to date and you can begin writing the next chapter of your purpose filled life. If you have any questions please call the counselors at ArtCenter at night, or call the instructor at 818-842-5490.

- Robyn Stark-Young shares the exciting news that she has launched her new digital marketing consultancy to work with small companies and startups. She is even offering a free consultation to help you get on the right path for your social media and content strategy, branding and marketing!

- Jeanette Paredes urges you to take a look at her Kickstarter campaign to raise the money to work on her photographic journey through the Sea of Cortez. Jeanette recently fell in love with sailing and is chronicling the life of the fishermen of the Sea of Cortez. You are urged to support her as she documents her adventure

- Erv Nichols, as many of you who have read these blog postings, spends his time opening our eyes to the wonders of nature. Now he is helping to save Mono Lake and the millions of birds that live and migrate there by making and selling bird band earrings. He sells these unique items and donates the profits to the “Osprey and California Gull studies that are ongoing.”

- Ulrike Kerber announces that, in addition to her renowned design studio in Santa Barbara, she has opened a studio in Berlin, Germany. And in addition she provides a much needed positive prospective on the events of the recent election and the role of creative people to make a difference

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Those were the headlines, now here are the extended inspirational stories of the accomplishments of our creative community members:


- Robyn Stark-Young, Digital Market Consultant, and Travel Blogger- “Hey Tony! Some exciting news I wanted to share with you and the community!
In addition to the travel blog which is coming along swimmingly, I have also launched a digital marketing consultancy. I am now working with small companies and startups on everything from social media and content strategy, to branding and email marketing and absolutely loving it. I even worked out a trade with a new co-working space in DTLA where I now have a little office space in return for assistance with content strategy and local partnerships :) I'd love to open up these services to the community as well. Anyone who is interested in learning more can request a free consultation on my website: http://robynyoung.co

Thanks for always supporting us beyond the classroom Tony!
All my best,”
Robyn


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(Images from Jeanette Parades' Kickstarter page.)

- Jeanette Paredes, Photographer- “Hello Tony, It is Jeanette Paredes from Art Center I had a couple classes with you and came to one of your many famous SchmoozeFests.

I have just launched my first Kickstarter project!!! a photographic journey through the Sea of Cortez, discovering the sailing world and its people that inhabit the sea.
Please if you can  take the time to visit the site, some feed back is always welcome, improving the project helps me gain more contributors.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/523204836/never-land-a-photographic-story-of-life-at-sea


I hop this email finds you doing well, thank you so much for always sending the update emails,
talk soon!

Thank You”
Jeanette
http://www.jeanetteparedes.com


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- Erv Nichols, Photographer, Naturalist- “Hi Tony, thought I’d update you on our ongoing late life crises (or celebrations depending on your view).
While spending our 3rd summer at Mono Lake as birding interns with the Mono Lake Committee and a bunch of much younger interns (my car is older than anyone I worked with) I decided to see what I could do to help save this fantastic lake and the millions of birds that live and migrate through there.
I came up with the idea of making bird band earrings. I found an American band manufacturer and started ‘creating’ these rather unique pieces of jewelry to sell at the bookstore there and donate profits to the Osprey and California Gull studies that are ongoing. Sales were so good I expanded to other places we have worked with birds and now have 5 or 6 places that carry them in CA, NM and NE. Birders are suckers for anything that will help their passion and this is a win/win/win for them, the stores and me!

Hope you guys are all well. Nice to see your regular updates.”

ervnichols@gmail.com

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- Ulrike Kerber- “Dear Tony: Yay, we are off to new adventures!
Rumors are true: We are setting up shop in Berlin, Germany.
We will keep business in California and not abandon roots, but will add new projects in a city that is home to many young entrepreneurs, artists, designers ... all excellent resources to create amazing things. I am looking forward to working on short format content, branding and motion design with this whole new pool of talent!

The kids' media series ‘Hello World’ will find inspiration in a place that welcomes refugees and immigrants.  Cultures are coming together here in a different way... not all mixed as in a melting pot. As my generous Turkish airbnb host says, she loves hosting people from all over the world and hugs people to welcome them into her home. Some Asian teenage girls were not used to hugging and it took them a second to get used to it, then they giggled and started hugging too. I love culture clashes like this.

We are citizens of the world and move through different customs, habits, traditions...we can always choose to say yes or no to any, but essentially we are one world... It may not matter what President we have as long as we take responsibility and are the change we want to see.

By the way... we not moving because of the surprising outcome of this election. This could be a motivation to stay and represent the creative power I envision in this world. Our move coincides with many changes that are in my universe right now and it feels great!...

Bis Bald!
Tschüss,
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That’s it for now, and that’s quite a bit to think about. Those are some of the amazing things these incredible artists in our creative circle are creating. Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they design meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive owe monthly notices of these Updates please contact tony@tonylunacreative.com. Conversely if you would like to be removed from the email list simply email tony@tonylunacreative.com and write "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately once a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and design, and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.blogspot.com
Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press

Providing support, inspiration and networking for mid-career creative professionals

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 11-27-16




This Happy Thanksgiving Holiday graphic was sent in by Anne Reeves, Professional Presentation Coach and graphic design studio Partner- Thanks Anne for staying in touch and sending your wonderful images!
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The following are the headlines of this month’s emails sent in by our friends who are creating and evolving their own meaningful careers. Be inspired by their accomplishments and take your career to the next level!

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- Marina Diaz is in need of our help as she has recently lost her house and her studio. Please visit her GoFundMe account and help one of our fellow artists in her time of need…

- Michael Salvatore Tierney brings us up to date on his latest accomplishments including five images from the series on exhibit at the University at Buffalo New York in a group show, and one image from the series on display at the Torrance Art Museum, in the upcoming exhibition South Bay Focus, which opened November 19th

- Natalia Sanchez sent us information and five photos updating her recent work in the Sahara Desert to help the people of that region, Merzouga, Morroco

- ArtCenter College of Design is requesting that we donate art and design books by Friday, December 16, to the Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School, in Nepal. This work was started by ArtCenter Photography student, Letian Zhou, who “recognized the need to make time for service learning opportunities outside the classroom”…

- Jennifer Julian alerts us that The National Endowment for the Humanities- NEH Media Production Grants deadline for submissions is January 3. Those interested in being considered for film grants in Feature Films, Television, and Documentaries are encouraged to click on the links and find out more…

- Barbara Dumetz informs us that, “Mine and my Grandfather's photograph's are used as the family photo props on the set of ‘Almost Christmas’! This holiday and family oriented comedy is currently running in theaters. Have some fun and look for her family photos while enjoying the film!…

- Registration for classes at the ArtCenter College of Design begin Monday, November 2.
Classes begin Tuesday, January 17, 2017 and run through April 22. 


- Velvette Delaney, MFA Candidate-Ohio State University is interested in your feedback on Environmental Sustainability. This research is part of an MFA thesis project to help assess whether or not a digital tool would be useful to determine the environmental impact of design decisions.
Time frame from Wednesday, November 23rd. to Friday, December 9th.  

Go here to fill out the survey: goo.gl/PKJFUE 

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Those were the headlines, now here are the extended inspirational stories of the accomplishments of our creative community members:






This is a very important Editor’s note:
Please help Marina who is a very strong and important member of our creative community who needs our support by giving to her GoFundMe account!


- Marina Diaz, Mom and Portrait Artist-

“Hi there world! Artist mom needs help…
My name is Marina, I am a mom and a portrait artist.  I had a lot of fun in the 80's working in graphic design and dancing the night away.  Then I hunkered down in the early 90's to study advertising and fine art at an amazing and challenging art school, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Some of you may have heard about it. It was there that I uncovered the ability to draw and paint portraits. In the later 90’s I had 3 kids and was a stay at home mom. I also able to work in schools as an art teacher and as an art docent. Being home also gave me the opportunity to continue working in my studio on portraiture.

I lost my house and art studio…, of all things to happen to me!

I lost my studio and my house on Monday November 14, 2016, yes, the other day... The short version is that my house was the victim of some sad life circumstances… Once it started, I was powerless to stop it, although I tried.

Yes, losing my house and my studio saddens me, but I can’t let it stop or devastate me. I don't think I need to throw in the towel and give up, as creative as I am, I am also a tenacious and optimistic woman. I believe that now is the place and time for my portraiture and that there is a place for me to live and work.”

Marina Diaz

Marina’s GoFundMe account is: https://www.gofundme.com/h1p2oo


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- Michael Salvatore Tierney, Fine Art Photographer- “Hi Tony, Trust you are well. I wanted to send along a couple of updates on my work…

First of all, the series of residential architecture from around Los Angeles county we talked about has been named aptly, "Vernacular Los Angeles”*, and it is well under way.

I have 5 images from the series on exhibit at the University at Buffalo New York in a group show titled, “The Measure of All Things; Rethinking Humanism Through Art". I'll attach the announcement at the bottom. Also, I will have 1 image from the series on display at the Torrance Art Museum, in the upcoming exhibition South Bay Focus, which opened November 19th (attachment below as well).

That's all for now…”
best,
michael

*“Vernacular Los Angeles” is a continuation of my work dealing with a sense of place. It looks at everyday residential architecture from over 200 neighborhoods, communities, and cities that typically lay outside the mainstream narrative of Los Angeles County. While these places are rarely destinations to anyone beyond their immediate residents, their contribution to the culture and development of Los Angeles is immeasurable. The focus is on the built environment, but a deeper reading of the work reveals issues of race, immigration, socio economics, class, the environment, and change.

michael salvatore tierney
323.788.7878
http://www.tierneyprojects.com

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- Natalia Sanchez, Systems Engineer at JPL/NASA, and Educator/Documentarian- “Hi Tony, I’m flattered you'd like to share this with your audience…
I’m attaching more than 3 pics. Please pick the ones that strike you most. They're iPhone pictures, so not great quality, appropriately so, I guess.

Objectives- The Sahara Chronicles started as an experimental project to research a "forgotten,” barely-known, secluded culture at the edge of the North African desert and understand the desires/needs of this disappearing peoples.  
The initial goal was simply to learn and tell the story of their existence, as well as to get renowned inspiration for my personal and professional life.
Over a few weeks, the goal evolved into a more solution-oriented idea to identify and implement ways to  address their priorities, in the long and short-term—in a way that can be sustained by the community itself and enables them to continue advancing.

How I got interested:
A vacation trip to The Sahara sparked this particular endeavor after encountering a culture that had never come up in my candid and academic education on history, geography, world politics, and related subjects or were ever mentioned in NatGeo documentaries or by the countless travelers I'd met around the world.
After hearing a few stories about their place in history and in today's government, it reminded me of the tree sound riddle: “If a tree falls and nobody is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?"  I thought maybe I could empower them to make a sound and revive their aspirations for a happier future.

Arrangements
I arranged my travel using what I learned in my previous vacation trip, and stayed in contact with my tour guide to find a place to live. Booked a flight, found some Airbnb’s for the time in the city and bought a bus ticket to Merzouga. My transportation situation was TBD at the time i left, although I’d plan to arrange the purchase of a car... Turns out I didn't need one after all.

All the best, N

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Dear ArtCenter Faculty, Staff, and Students: “Recently, one of our Photography students, Letian Zhou, recognized the need to make time for service learning opportunities outside the classroom. She connected with the Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School in Nepal to take photos and document their life, educational system, and community needs. Nepal faces it’s own difficulties in terms or resources and community outreach, and to say the least the 2015 earthquake presented additional challenges to the country and its people. The Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School has been damaged, nearly beyond repair and many of its students travel long distances to learn in less than adequate environments.The children still don’t have access to the schools biggest building, housing the large hall, Library, Computer & Science Labs and classrooms. Government permission for repairs and retrofitting finally got underway in July, but there will be no help from the government. 

We reach out to you as ArtCenter community members who can influence the world through Art, Design and Education.
It is our hope that you will donate books to expand the learning that happens at the Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School in Nepal. Below is a message from Letian and a list of literature genres that we are hoping to collect and mail abroad by the end of the semester.  Below are links to the school’s website and donation site. If you are unable to donate books, please consider other methods of donation as well as the possibility of volunteerism.

Genres Requested:
Art books: Fine art, Photography, Architecture, Transportation Design
Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox ikons
Ghibli Studio- Japanese
Books about nature and the ocean
Cultural specific art history books
Novels for young adults

Books appropriate for kids 4 years to early 20s

Please drop off all book donations to the CSE (Hillside, Rm200B) , or at any of the donation boxes located in each building (Hillside @ South Entrance, 870 @ Lobby, 950 @ Lobby, and 1111 @ 3rd Floor) by Friday, December 16.

Message from Letian:
Hello everyone, my name is Letian Zhou. I had a great opportunity to volunteer for the Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School in Nepal during our spring break (April 2016). While I was in Nepal documenting their school life, I was shocked by the horrible environment they live in. I believe kids are the future of our world, and it’s necessary for us to offer help that we can give.Through helping the kids, we might change the future of Nepal. I always believed that, although we cannot help everyone, everyone can help someone.

Currently there are two ways to help: either through making online donations or mailing necessities to them directly. However, I learned in my recent travels that Customs in Nepal regularly confiscate anything other than books. To make a money donation, you can go to http://www.rinpoche.com/hcfa.htm,  and for those that have books to donate, please consider bringing in any that match the requests above (highlighted in yellow).

This semester my peers and I created 4 donation containers for this drive. You can find them in each ArtCenter building.
Special thanks to Cooper Dai, Resi Ying, Yasmin Boromand, Albee Liu, and SiCong Sui for all your handwork and dedication to making the boxes!

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- Jennifer Julian, Actress, Filmmaker, Presentation Consultant, informs us about:

National Endowment for the Humanities- NEH Media Production Grants

Production Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.
All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience.
Film and television projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs must be intended for national distribution, via traditional carriage or online distribution. The Division of Public Programs welcomes projects that range in length from short-form to broadcast-length video.

Radio projects, including podcasts, may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing series. They may also develop new humanities content to augment existing radio programming or add greater historical background or humanities analysis to the subjects of existing programs. Programs receiving production grants may be either broadcast or disseminated online. They may be intended for national or regional distribution.
NEH encourages projects that engage public audiences through multiple formats in the exploration of humanities ideas. Proposed projects might include complementary components to a film, television, or radio project. These components should deepen the audience’s understanding of the subject in a supplementary manner: for example, book/film discussion programs, supplemental educational websites, or museum exhibitions.
Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs that promise to engage a broad public audience.
Grant Deadline: 3 January

Film Grants - http://www.filmdaily.tv/grants/upcoming-film-grants
Feature Film Grants - http://www.filmdaily.tv/grants/feature-film
Television Grants - http://www.filmdaily.tv/grants/television
Documentary Grants  - http://www.filmdaUpcoming Film Grants in your Mailbox

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- Barbara Dumetz, Photographer- “Mine and my Grandfather's photograph's are used as the family photo props on the set of ‘Almost Christmas! It's in theatre's now.”

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- Registration for classes at the ArtCenter College of Design begin Monday, November 28.
Classes begin Tuesday, January 17, 2017 and run through April 22.  You can go online to see a full roster of the informative classes offered this spring term by clicking on the ACN website, https://www.artcenter.edu/acn

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- Velvette Delaney, Graphic Designer, Sustainability Advocate, and MFA Candidate, Ohio State University- “Hi Tony! Happy belated Thanksgiving! Thanks for sending the newsletter. I meant to send you my final survey link to include, but I didn’t go it fast enough. Is it possible to still add it to the website/blog? If it is, here’s the info (and the flyer is attached).

We are interested in your feedback on Environmental Sustainability. This research is part of an MFA thesis project for Velvette Delaney. It will be used to help assess whether or not a digital tool would be useful to determine the environmental impact of design decisions.
Time frame from Wednesday, November 23rd. to Friday, December 9th. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes.
Your time and feedback is greatly appreciated!

Go Here: goo.gl/PKJFUE
Velvette Delaney
de-laney.a@osu.edu
dewdropstudios@gmail.com

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That’s it for now, and that’s quite a bit to think about. Those are some of the amazing things these incredible artists in our creative circle are creating. Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they design meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive owe monthly notices of these Updates please contact tony@tonylunacreative.com. Conversely if you would like to be removed from the email list simply email tony@tonylunacreative.com and write "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately once a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and design, and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.blogspot.com
Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press

Providing support, inspiration and networking for mid-career creative professionals

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Tony Luna Creative-Update- 10-30-16


The following are the headlines of this month’s emails sent in by our friends who are creating and evolving their own meaningful careers. Read on and keep the creative spirit alive!

- Happy Halloween!

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- Our Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part One class, “Discovering the Dream” has some amazing members this term. If you are thinking about retooling your career please consider participating in our unique course. The next session for ArtCenter at Night begins the week of January 16, and CMC-Part One will commence on Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00. If you have any questions about the ArtCenter at Night classes you may contact, https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/coursedescriptions.jsp   

- Brian Biery encourages us to take a look, and to subscribe, to his blog, The Power of One. His blog, “features stories of folks just like us who have a vision for how our world can be: a place that is fair and just to all of its residents.”…

- Cristina Benedetti sent in photos to share of a collaborative project she did combing Los Angeles mural art, Body art, photography, and of course the art of dance to produce some intriguing images that made their way into the body painting magazine, Skin Markz. This is a truly fun and exciting work and we encourage Cristina to continue with the project...

- Natalia Sanchez has embarked on a grand adventure of good will in North Africa. While on a trip to the Sahara Desert she noticed the lack of educational information available to the Berber people especially young women. She has returned to meet with the people of the desert and document her story as she relates, “all my stories about going to the US from Colombia and my journey to reach my dream of working at NASA, as well as encouraging words and teachings on website creation/computer skills…” Her’s is a fascinating and compelling story and we will keep you posted, and you can follow her on her Facebook (TM) page to keep current…

- Catherine Ledner invites us to “…check out the upcoming launch, this November 15, of the KickStarter campaign to fund the completion of their documentary film on prominent American architect, and student of Frank Lloyd Wright, Albert Ledner. The film captures Albert’s singular design, process and inspiration. One sees Albert amidst his current projects at the age of 92 and also reflecting up and examining his body of work and life…

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Those were the headlines, now here are the extended inspirational stories of the accomplishments of our creative community members:


Jervey Tervalon and his daughter at home. Writer, professor, literary sage, cultural recorder, working class hero, father. (Photo by Brian Biery, from The Power of One blog by Brian Biery)

- Brian Biery, Photographer, Documentarian- “Hi Tony, Thank you very much for keeping me connected to these great projects!
Here is a new post from my Power of One blog: http://powerofone.brianbiery.com/2016/10/jervey-tervalon/  I hope you are able to share it with your artistic community!”

The POO Blog: This blog features stories of folks just like us who have a vision for how our world can be: a place that is fair and just to all of its residents. Everyone has a role to play and we all have the talents to fulfill them, sometimes we just need a bit of inspiration and encouragement in order to stay the course.
Subscribe: Subscribe to our RSS feed. Connect on Flickr and Facebook.
About Brian Biery: Brian Biery is a documentary photographer who work has been featured in numerous publications. He was the photographer for the book Power of One - Pasadenans Shaping Our Community (2003), written by Traude Gomez.

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(Close-up Photo by Aya Shimizu. Full body picture by Fabio Pliger.)

- Cristina Benedetti- Choreographer, Dancer- “Good morning Tony, Hope everything is well. Here are the information and pictures about the project I did this summer that I promised I would share with you for your blog.

The idea of this project was born with driving the streets of Los Angeles and the desire of working with different artists together. The amount of street art that has appeared in the last few years has been so impressive and beautiful to me. I always find myself stopping by and taking pictures. Plus I have been a dancer for the past 25 yrs. but lately found myself always hanging out with my same peers and wanted to try new things.

So when my best friend Anna Chapovalov, who is a body painter artist, told me she was coming in town to visit me I took the opportunity in hand and asked to do a project together where it was combining her art, my movement, some street art and a photographer. After scouting the streets of L.A. for few weeks I came across a beautiful mural in Hollywood made by famous street artists OG Slick and Chaz Bojorquez to celebrate the historical Hollywood Sound Studio.
So here is a result of 5 different artists coming together. With this project we got an article in a body painting magazine called Skin Markz.”

Cristina Benedetti
http://www.cribene.com
Twitter: @cribene
Instagram: @cristina.benedetti
http://www.youtube.com/user/cribenela

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(Screenshot of Natalia's Facebook page)

- Natalia Sanchez- Systems Engineer at JPL/NASA and Educator/Documentarian- “Tony-- I've been thinking about you! Hope all is well in ArtCenter College-land.
Things here in Merzouga (southeastern Morocco) move slowly, and the slow pace has inevitably rubbed off on me a little bit. I've been taking my sweet time gathering thoughts, stories, and whatever writing material I can, but I have enough to tell even at this point (even tho the 2 most exciting things are yet to come).  Now the harder task of structuring all my notes into nice little pieces of writing can begin.

I ended up ditching my initial idea of a travel blog website in favor of the much less cumbersome Facebook notes, so I hope you're able to tune in and chime in. I've posted only 2 this far, but I intend for the upcoming ones to be the real meat of the story. I'll likely hold off until I fly to Europe next month to upload more posts, although i'm trying to keep up with the pictures in the meantime (much easier).

I've been lucky to have the help of several locals who work at the tourist camps (with the camels) for the everyday needs like buying food and learning my way around . However, I must say I’ve been disappointed about the lack of interest on educational talks and material around here... it seems they have resigned themselves to a life without opportunities and tell me that people here don't have dreams or hope. I'm hoping that all my stories about going to the US from Colombia and my journey to reach my dream of working at NASA, as well as encouraging words and teachings on website creation/computer skills, helps them gain a more positive perspective.

The language barrier has been a major setback for engaging with the girls/women here. I made the mistake of assuming that women would speak Spanish or English just like all the locals we met when we were here last time—totally overlooking the fact that everyone we interacted with were males (rookie mistake!). BUT, I was able to get an NGO that works to educate Berber and Muslim girls (it's called education for all EFA) to take interest in me coming by for a talk or any kind of volunteering activity. Despite it taking the better part of two months to give me the go, I will be visiting them at their ‘head house’ near Marrakesh in a couple of weeks.”

(Edtor’s note: The rest of this email will be posted in a later blog. Keep tuning in to see how Natalia’s adventure continues…)

“I’ll let you go for now. Sending you my best from here”

Natalia


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- Catherine Ledner, Photographer-  “Dear Friends, Supporters and Colleagues, Catherine Ledner and Roy Beeson are inviting you to mark your calendars to check out the upcoming launch, this November 15, of the KidkStarter campaign to fund the completion of their documentary film on prominent American architect, and student of Frank Lloyd Wright, Albert Ledner. We have been shooting for the last year and a half and are not getting to launch a fundraising campaign to see the film to fruition. We appreciate your support and will be sending a couple more reminders as the big day approaches.
Very Best from Catherine Ledner and Roy Beeson.

Designing Life, The Modernist Legacy of Albert C. Ledner is an immersion into the life and work of the modernist architect Albert Ledner. The film captures Albert’s singular design, process and inspiration. One sees Albert amidst his current projects at the age of 92 and also reflecting up and examining his body of work and life. The film is intended for not only architecture aficionados but for people interested in the creative process, invisible design and thinking radically outside the box. The documentary is slated for release in 2017.

A four-minute Preview of the film was recently shown to a warm reception at The Architecture and Design Film Festival in New Orleans this past August.”

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