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"Make each day your masterpiece."
- John Wooden

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 8-30-16


The following are the headlines of this month’s emails sent in by our friends who are creating and evolving their own meaningful careers followed by the complete stories. Read on and be inspired!

- SchmoozeFeast! It’s that time of year again to remind you that our next SchmoozeFest! will be Thursday, September 8 from 6:30 to 9:30 at the ArtCenter South Campus (950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena). From all appearances we should have a good turn out with many of our creative community members saying they are planning to join in the fun. A SchmoozeFest! is an opportunity for people who have taken our classes, workshops or attended our lectures to present their work to the attendees and practice their pitches or have a forum to let us know what they are up to. After the presentations we mill about and schmooze so we can trade ideas and contact information. It’s very casual and an open forum. So come and join us to be entertained and mostly inspired about what is happening at ArtCenter at Night in general, and Tony Luna Creative in specific.

- Registration is now ongoing so you can sign up for any of the wonderful and enlightening classes at ArtCenter at Night. You may sign up for any of the incredible classes at ACN and invigorate your creative juices. A list of new classes will be presented at the SchmoozeFest, or you can go online to see a full roster of the informative classes offered this fall term by clicking on the ACN website, https://www.artcenter.edu/acn

- All of the ArtCenter at Night/Public Program classes begin Monday, September 12

- Our “Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part One- Discovering the Dream.” The class starts on the evening of Tuesday, September 13, from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. and runs for fourteen weeks. In CMC-Part One the participants each make a deep dive into their personal histories to find out what they like, and what they do not like, about their careers to this point. Then, through a series of exercises, each one discovers how their unique skill sets, education, personal experiences, interests, and influences can help them to design a new, more meaningful, career. This is not just a class but rather it is the beginning of a life long journey of self-examination, and celebration of accomplishments, as well as introduction to a supportive community of creative professionals, that can lead to an increasingly purposeful life. 

- “Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part Two- Forming the Dream.” This class picks up where Part One left off and the participants initiate a business plan and time table around the concepts they developed in Part One. Topics such as the Vision and Mission Statement, Product/Service Development, Marketing, Research of the Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Implementation are considered to help the students get a solid foundation on their next career opportunity. This six week class will be offered in the spring term. It can be followed by the third class “Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part Three- Fulfilling the Dream” which is scheduled to be offered in the summer term.






- Thanks to the creative professionals who visited the ArtCenter students at the end of the summer session and helped out with the Mock Job interviews, and the Professional Presentation-Photography final presentations. Pictured above assisting with the Mock Job interviews are Producer/Director Craig MacGowan, and Children’s Book Illustrator and Artist Carmel O’Mara-Horowitz. Thanks to all! Your insights will help our students have an advantage when they go on job interviews and present their work.

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- Parisa Ashrafi sent a highly informative letter from her home in Iran. As many of you may know since taking our class she has lived in Iran and have been trying to claim the property of her parents who have since passed away. It would be extremely thoughtful for our readers to send her an encouraging word now that we have her new email address. She is very dear to our community and she told us that one of the few things she took with her was her “Timeline” assignment done for our class. Please reach out to her…  

- Pete Van Law alerted us to the fact that two of his stories from his “For the Life of Me” series about displaced persons during the Second World War have been featured in JewishGen-“An affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.” The stories focus on the Rehfisch side of his family and are a testimony to his perseverance and humanism. Congratulations Pete for your outstanding work…

- Josh Schaedel announces that his photography will be part of gallery show titled YIELD at NowSpace. This a joint exhibition by artists in residence,  Josh Schaedel + Aaron Farley + “will transform the gallery project space into an experimental site-specific installation which examines real and manufactured barriers.” Join them for the artist's reception Friday, September 2nd from 7-10pm. NowSpace, 5390 Alhambra Ave, 90032 Los Angeles. YIELD will be on view thru September, 18th.

- Ridwan Angkasa has been teaching photography for four years at a local high and is now considering teaching leadership skills as part of his curriculum. He has connected with our community to find any resources on the topic of teaching leadership skills to high school age students in order to “make better leaders for tomorrow.” Please contact Ridwan if you have any suggestions to help him with this very important undertaking…

- Josh Fogel let us know that he will be “returning to Hawaii to join newly promoted Sgt. Shelbi Mikkayla and the Marine Corp aboard the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49).” He will accompany them as they complete their deployment back to Camp Pendelton. We wish you well Josh!… 


Those are the headlines, and as they say, here are the rest of the stories:

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- Parisa Ashrafi, Graphic Designer, Farmer and Orchard Manager, Humanitarian, currently living in Iran- (Editor’s Note: For various reasons it has been a long time since we last heard from our dear friend Parisa who has been living in Iran. We are including her new email here in the hopes that you will be motivated to get in touch with her and let her know we are thinking of her. It would really be a nice gesture if our creative community would reach out and give her some encouragement.)


“Dear Tony and Paula, How are you? I miss you and all my friends in California...can't believe it has been over seven years already and I haven't been able to come for even a visit and break!!? I'm sorry for not being in touch and responding so late. It's been extremely busy and difficult! I don't even remember how long it has been since I wrote you last.

Since both my parents died (within 3 months!) in late Fall and winter of 2011/2012, I've been fighting for our patrimony and dealing with the conspiracy and court cases related to that!! Unfortunately, I'm up against the kind of power and corruption most people don't stand up to ... and their intention has been to wear me out so I'll give up...!

I have had many successes and many disappointments, of course. Now it seems I have to look for a different strategy to continue, before my health is affected and sacrificed any further...

I will definitely let you know if I come for a visit... And hope to come to a SchmoozeFest!!
You're right about my new email address. I've wanted to cut the cost of the EarthLink one for years! Better late than never.

All the best to you,”
Parisa

New email: parisa27ashrafi@gmail.com

Instagram: pashrafi


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- Pete Van Law, Producer, Documentarian- (Editor’s Note: As many of you who regularly read this blog Pete Van Law is an accomplished producer who has taken up the research of his extended family with special emphasis on the displacement of his family during the Second World War. His fascinating stories are related through his blog, “For the Life of Me,” and we applaud his efforts and the attention his important work has revealed.)

“Now Appearing in JewishGen!
Two of my stories about the Rehfisch side of my family are currently featured in the ‘Success Stories’ section on the JewishGen web site. The first one is called, ‘Who was Sally Rehfisch?’ The second is called, ‘Margot & Fiep’

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“The headstone pictured here is in the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin, Germany. It helped me solve a long-term question of mine: who was Sally Rehfisch? Or more specifically, what was Sally Rehfisch's gender.
I must give credit to a fellow JewishGenner, Bert de Jong, for helping me find the answer, plus a whole lot more.”

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“Unbeknownst to me, but well known throughout Western Europe, Fiep Westendorp was the beloved Dutch illustrator and author of many children’s books, I recently learned that she was the life partner of a cousin of mine whose name was Margot Rehfisch. The two of them surfaced in a headline in a Belgian/Jewish newspaper. They both have very interesting stories to tell.

It's not too late to donate to our Campaign and send copies of ‘For the Life of Me’ to schools and religious institutions of your choice.
Click on this link to find out more about Pete’s fund raising efforts for ‘For the Life of Me”’: http://www.documentary.org/film/life-me

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- Josh Schaedel, Photographer, Multidisciplinary Artist-

NowSpace is pleased to present YIELD, a joint exhibition by our current artists in residence, Aaron Farley + Josh Schaedel.

During their 2 week residency, Farley and Schaedel will transform the gallery project space into an experimental site-specific installation which examines real and manufactured barriers. Experimenting with raw construction materials, signage, photography, and sound, Farley and Schaedel will create an immersive, multi-layered experience focusing on the critical yet often overlooked elements of construction.

Both Farley and Schaedel are multidisciplinary artists living and working in Los Angeles, California.

Please join us for an artist's reception
Friday, September 2nd from 7-10pm
NowSpace, 5390 Alhambra Ave, 90032 Los Angeles,


YIELD will be on view thru September, 18th.
The gallery + shop will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5pm
(September 3rd-18th) or by appointment

Please direct all inquiries to: info@nowspacela.com

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- Ridwan Angkasa, Photographer and Teacher- “Hello Tony. I am one of your students (from) a few years back. Just to refresh your memory of what I am doing now: I was encouraged by your students to give teaching a try. Not too long after that I was offered to teach photography at a local High School.  I love teaching and that was 4 years ago. This upcoming school year will be my 5th year teaching. I don’t know if you still remembered (that) I reached out to you about three years ago. I was looking for working studio where I can visit with my students.  You recommended two including Bonnie Holland.  We have been working together ever since.  Thank you for that.

Now I am adding more stuff into my teaching repertoire.  Just recently I was certified in John Maxwell leadership program.  I took this certification as a response to a lack of leadership training in the High School where I am teaching.  And equipping high school students with leadership skills is top priority.  That being said, I also think that the creative industry will definitely need leadership skills.  I remember when I first started as a photographer 20 years ago.  I wish that I have leadership skill to lead my own business.  Creative talent is one thing and leadership skill is another thing.

I would love to teach this leadership skills to the young and emerging creative talents.  My mission is to make better leaders for tomorrow.  Is there a place for that in the creative industries? Perhaps we can meet and chat about possibilities?  Let me know your best time.  Do you still go to Jones before your class?

Thank you for reading my email.  Have a great day.

RAPHOTOGRAPHY
http://raphotography.com
Ridwan Angkasa
1137 Fremont Avenue
South Pasadena
CA 91030
626 344 9040


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- Josh Fogel, Photographer-

Josh Fogel
August 7 at 12:05am · Los Angeles, CA ·

“I am very excited to finally be able to share that next month I will be returning to Hawaii to join newly promoted Sgt. Shelbi Mikkayla and the Marine Corp aboard the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) and accompany them on the last leg of their deployment en route to Camp Pendleton.”

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Postscript in Josh Fogel’s email. Thanks Josh:

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”
- Bob Dylan

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Well there you have it. 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

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Tony Luna Creative-Update- 7-30-16

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 be inspired!

- Choreographer and Dancer, Cristina Benedetti will be performing on America’s Got Talent with the dance group iLuninate on Wednesday, August 3, at 8:00 P.M. on television Channel KABC. Be sure to tune in and enjoy!…

- Art Center photography student Le Tian Zhou is reaching out for much needed book donations for students in Napal who she recently met. Art books would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the Art Center, Center for Student Experience, CSE, Room #200B Hillside Campus up until Friday, August 19

- National Geographic recently documented the work of Falcon Force Bird Abatement Services, Vahe DAla. Vahe has alerted us that the footage for two videos is now ready to be seen! The article, “Trained Falcons Serve as High-Flying Scarecrows” and videos may be viewed at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/falconers-protect-farms/

- Barbara Bordnick announces another one of her incredible offerings to join her in, “a new 4-day workshop on photographing flowers in her Manhattan studio.” Not only will the participants be able to accompany her to the New York wholesale flower market, and learn how to professionally capture their images, but they will be able to take home, “2 gorgeous, archival pigment prints” of their work. This could be a life changing opportunity for those who attend…

- Photographer Sharon Cavanagh is reaching out to our community to find sponsors able to donate photography equipment and computers because she has recently been selected to  be the Photography Instructor for the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles and they are starting from the ground up. Please help her out if you, or someone you know, has access to the equipment she and her worthy students will need. Think of the lives you could impact by bringing photography into their worlds…

- Bill Youngblood encourages us to attend the “Celebrate San Marino” multimedia event that traces the city of San Marino for the last one hundred years. Three years in the making, The San Marino Centennial Photography Project will be on display for the whole community to view and enjoy from Monday, August 15th to September 30th at The Crowley Art Gallery on The San Marino High School campus

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- Cristina Benedetti, Choreographer, Dancer- “Hello Tony!!! I will be performing on America’s Got Talent next week as a special guest with the group iLuminate so that is exciting too!!
I will actually be on AGT on Wednesday evening (8:00, KNBC). Will be performing with a well known band Fitz and the Tantrums. We will be wearing robot suits so you will not maybe see my face but just look for the best performers…that for sure will be me !!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!! ;-)

Grazie!!

Cristina Benedetti
http://www.cribene.com

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

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- Le Tian Zhou, Photography student at Art Center-
From the ACCD Center for Student Experience: “Dear Faculty and Staff, Recently, one of our Photography students, Le Tian Zhou, recognized the need to make time for passion projects 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. It was apparent right away that this community needed more help.

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 and are forced to learn in less than adequate environments.

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 in Nepal, specifically at the Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School. 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.  Also, below are links to the boarding school’s website and donation site, as well as moving videos that touch on this important need. Le Tian has also been kind enough to include photos from her trip so that you can see the students you will be impacting and their current educational environment! https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/89136058@N04/sets/72157671370038415/

If you are unable to donate books, please consider other methods of donation as well as the possibility of volunteerism.

Please drop off all book donations to the CSE (Hillside, Rm200B) by Friday, August 19th.

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From an email from Le Tian: “…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, here is list of types of books that they need.

Fine art, Design, Photography, Books with more graphic less text, Greek orthodox & Russian orthodox ikons, First Nation history, Novels for young adults, Ghibli studio- Japanese, Tibetan art, Art books for small kids, Books appropriate for kids 4 years to early 20s.

Thank you for all the support. I would really appreciate it if you would love to help.”


Links:
Preview YouTube video HISTORY OF NEPAL village live at the foot of MANASLU HISTORY OF NEPAL village live at the foot of MANASLU

Preview YouTube video Education For The Forgotten Children Of The Himalayas

​The Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School:
http://www.himalayanchildren.org
http://www.rinpoche.com
Slide show: http://youtu.be/wdWzuhEUy9w
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShreeMangalDvipSchool/
Village life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE0EneDT5c4


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- Vahe DAla- Falconer, Photographer, Owner of Falcon Force Bird Abatement Services- “Hi Tony. Hope you are doing well. Last year National Geographic spent 6 days making a documentary on Falcon Force Bird Abatement Services, after a long-long year they finally released the footage today.

There are 2 videos within, very interesting…”
http://www.FalconForce.com
Follow us on Instagram: FalconForce
Here's a link to the article: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/falconers-protect-farms/

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- Barbara Bordnick, legendary fashion, portrait, nude and floral Photographer-
4-Day Flower Photography Workshop with Barbara Bordnick, August 2-5, 2016
Barbara Bordnick is offering a new 4-day workshop on photographing flowers in her Manhattan studio. To keep the workshop as intimate as possible, only 4 students will be admitted. Along with demonstrations of lighting and set-up techniques for shooting flowers in the studio, the workshop begins with a trip to the New York City wholesale flower market to select flowers. Come see what everyone is raving about and go home with 2 gorgeous, archival pigment prints of your work. Price: $2,500.00
Watch the video and sign up at http://www.barbarabordnick.com
(Special discounts with hotel rates available for workshop students.)

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- Sharon Cavanagh, Photographer- “Hi Tony, Hope you’re well. I forgot to send you a small update for me. During the past week I was told I am going to be the Photography Instructor for the Downtown Women’s Center
I called the DWC earlier in the week and discovered who to speak with regarding starting photography classes for the women. I found they don’t offer classes but they had to ask around to see if the women were interested and this week, they told me they were! I was thrilled. It will take some time to set up the classes as I have to pursue ways of getting cameras and computer equipment from people and companies who could offer that to the center. If you have any ideas, please let me know. I’m also waiting to start training as I will go through their volunteer training. I’m excited to be creating classes for them. They help so many women.

I hope you’re well. I love receiving your updates.

Speak soon,”

Sharon
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Sharon Cavanagh Photography
Los Angeles & Melbourne/Australia
sharoncavanagh.com
USA: (213) 400 5191

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- Bill Youngblood, Photographer- “Celebrate San Marino - Save the Dates!
Three years in the making, The San Marino Centennial Photography Project will be on display for the whole community to view and enjoy from Monday, August 15th - September 30th at The Crowley Art Gallery on The San Marino High School campus. The exhibition will be presented in multi-media form featuring images displayed in both print and video forms. Enjoy a visual record of events, moments, faces and groups that make our community such a wonderful place to live.

A public evening reception for residents to gather, view and enjoy the exhibition will be held during the exhibition. Watch for further news with an exact date and time very soon. Please join us to celebrate San Marino, this community which has been both home and foundation to generations.

When the exhibition is over, the images will be placed in the permanent archives of The Huntington Library to be available to those in the future who might wish to view and research the San Marino’s life and times as it began it’s second century.

Thanks to all of you who have been so generous in your support!”

Bill and Terry

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Once again they have done it. 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

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 6-26-16

The following are the headlines of this month’s emails sent in by our friends who are creating and evolving their own meaningful careers. Enjoy!:

Editor’s note: In many of the emails sent in this month to our blog the senders are asking for your support as they move their projects along. Please read their stories and lend them as much assistance as you can. And when you have a need to reach out to our creative community don’t hesitate to send in your requests so we can help you as well. Thank you.

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- Classes for the summer term are ongoing at Art Center at Night. The fall term begins the week of September 10 so click on the following link to find out about the classes that will be offered and be inspired. https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/coursedescriptions.jsp 

- Next SchmoozeFest is going to be Thursday, September 8 from 6:30 to 9:30 at Art Center’s Public Programs, 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena. Start thinking about what you would like to present to the like-minded attendees and look forward to meeting some very talented and interesting members of our community.

- Gail Mooney invites you to take a look at a short film she made about Simona de Silvestro, a race car driver for the Andretti Autosport Team. Gail is looking for suggestions to film other female subjects who are working in traditionally male dominated professions for her next film so if you know of anyone please contact Gail

- Ibarionex Perello is taking his famous and enlightening podcasts with famous people in photography, The Candid Frame, to the next level and he is seeking funds through a Patreon campaign. His Candid Frame interviews will inspire you and we can help to promote this venture by providing sponsorship…

- Jeff Burke had an opening reception for his latest work, “The Divine” on Saturday, June 25 but you can still see his amazing work until July 22 at the LA Art Association Gallery 825

- Pete Van Law encourages to read his latest blog posting on “For the Life of Me” with his intriguing story of “The Shanghai Twelve” set in the early days of World War II. As always Pete has captured the true to life stories of people caught up in the chaos of war with compelling insight…

- Al Satterwhite lets us know that there are only ten days left in his challenge to raise funds through Kickstarter for his unique project, “Muhammad Ali: the Greatest.” Al had the unique opportunity to photograph Muhammad Ali during some tumultuous times and “The result is a collection of rare stunning intimate images and personal stories of the adventures and insights shared with the Champ bound in a limited edition, collectible book.”…

- Yuya Terada is “pleased to announce my solo exhibition at Art Division Gallery. Each of the photos is a celebration of food.” Take in this wonderful show at the Art Division Gallery, 2430 West 6th. Street, L.A., 90057, July 16, 12-2 PM.

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- Gail Mooney, Director/Photographer/Humanitarian- “We’ve just completed putting the finishing touches on our latest short film about Simona de Silvestro. Simona is one of the few, professional female race car drivers. We caught up with her in Berlin when she was racing for the Andretti Autosport Team in the Formula E (electric). She is an inspiration. Please share this with others to help us spread awareness of what women are doing.


LINK TO  Short film about Simona de Silvestro, Race Car Driver for Andretti Autosport Team
http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=32bc21ec39847024efb1fc3a3&id=45bee21e06
          
Call to Action:
We are looking for female subjects - women who are working in male dominated professions such as: computer programmers, pilots, firefighters, welders, boxers, filmmakers, directors and so on.

Contact gail@kellymooney.com
Check out our NEW WEBSITE! http://kellymooney.com/

Thank you,”

Gail

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- Ibarionex Perello, Photographer, Podcaster- “Tony, I hope you are well. We are keeping busy on our end. We are in the process of a Patreon campaign where we are working towards drumming financial support for the show (The Candid Frame). It’s our effort to get the listeners to the show to invest more than their attention to the program and provide us the means to improve and grow our content. We would greatly appreciate you spreading the word on this.

Our pattern page is patreon.com/thecandidframe.

If you could put that in your next newsletter it would be greatly appreciated.

Take care my friend and all the best.”

About the campaign:
For the past 10 years, we've produced one of the best photography-related content in the form of The Candid Frame photography podcast. It has featured in-depth and insightful conversations with some of the world's best established and emerging photographers including Mary Ellen Mark, Matthew Jordan Smith, Douglas Kirkland, Reza, Maki Kawakita, Joe McNally and hundreds of others.

These conversations have provided insight and inspiration to people who are passionate about photography, whether professional or enthusiast. Regardless of genre, these conversations have provided insight into what it takes to lead a creative life.

As it enters its 10th year, The Candid Frame continues to be must-listen to those who love photography.

By contributing to our Patreon effort, you will be helping to achieve many of our goals including improvements in production quality, expanded content with both our podcast and video channel. Your support will help us to maintain our unique presence in the world of photography and make it an even more valuable resource for you and photographers all over the world.

Ibarionex Perello
http://www.thecandidframe.com   
http://www.ibarionex.net

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(Editor’s note: Unfortunately by the time this blog was sent out the date for the opening night reception had passed, however you can still catch Jeff’s show and see his amazing work until July 22 at the LA Art Association Gallery 825.)

- Jeff Burke, Photographer, Fine Artist- “Hi Tony, I'm proud to announce a very special installation that I'll be unveiling this Saturday night at Gallery 825 in West Hollywood. ‘The Divine’ is an immersive, floor-to-ceiling mural installation featuring 80 linear feet of energetic, abstract art created in my signature digital style.

Using photos of vintage costume jewelry as building blocks, I have created a mural that offers a narrative of innocent beauty, greed and competition, prophesies of destructive change, renewal and a blissful conclusion. Two abstract deities look on from the center of the room, leaving viewers to wonder who rules this domain. Please join me at the opening, or visit anytime during the exhibition.

JT Burke's "The Divine" at Gallery 825
June 25-July 22  
LA Art Association Gallery 825
825 La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA  90069

Opening Night Reception - Saturday, June 25, 6-9pm
Artist talk - Wednesday, July 20, 6pm

This event is free to attend. I hope to see you there.

Your pal,”

Jeff

JTBurke.com
Facebook.com/JTBurkeArt

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- Pete Van Law, Producer, Documentarian- “Who Were the Shanghai Twelve? The ‘Shanghai Twelve’! That’s what I named a group of very talented European refugees who escaped from China only days before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. But who were they? And how and why were they able to escape from Shanghai just before December 7, 1941?

As it turns out, I discovered them while researching my cousin Eva’s own narrow escape from that port in China just days before the Japanese shut it down. That was the next day-December 8, 1941…”

> For more click here, http://forthelifeofme-film.com/2016/06/01/the-shanghai-dozen/

Click on this link to find out more about Pete’s fund raising efforts for “For the Life of Me”: http://www.documentary.org/film/life-me


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- Al Satterwhite, Photographer-

10 days left in my Kickstarter project>    
“Muhammad Ali: the Greatest” by Al Satterwhite — Kickstarter

The early 1970s was a time of turmoil and the fight for personal freedoms. After Muhammad Ali won his Supreme Court case to overturn the rejection of his Vietnam War conscientious objection application he was free to return to his boxing career and train with Angelo Dundee at the now famed 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach. Time, Life and Sports Illustrated photographer, Al Satterwhite, had the rare opportunity to spend a great deal of time with Ali getting to know the powerhouse as a man as well as a fighter. The result is a collection of rare stunning intimate images and personal stories of the adventures and insights shared with the Champ bound in a limited edition, collectible book. Only 500 of the small run of 1000 books will be numbered and signed as a special edition.

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- Yuya Terada, Photographer-

"I’m pleased to announce my solo exhibition at Art Division Gallery. Each of the photos is a celebration of food – and just like freshly served food, the show won’t last long (just 2 hours!). I hope to see you there! Oh and of course there will be tasty food and drink :p"

ロスのギャラリーにて個展やります!もし近くにいたら是非来てください!コンセプトは食べ物のcelebrationです。食べ物の作品なので、新鮮な食べ物が長くは持たないように、今回2時間限りのshowにすることにしました。とても楽しくフレッシュな時間になると思います。もちろん食べ物もたくさん用意してます!

FaCa/Food as Contemporary Art
Art Division Gallery
2430 West 6th. Street
L.A., 90057
July 16, 12-2PM

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