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"Make each day your masterpiece."
- John Wooden

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 12-23-10
























First of all Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! This has been an amazing year filled with growth as we all follow our dreams. May this Holiday Season find you, and your family and friends, happy, healthy and creative!

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Registration for the Spring term is now ongoing for the "Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One-Discovering the Dream" and "Part Two-Forming the Dream" courses at Art Center at Night. The Spring term will start January 18 and run until April 19. If you are interested in taking your career to the next level then these are the classes for you. For more information about these, and other classes, you may call Art Center at Night at 626-396-2319,
or you may go to their web site at
And you can always call me, Tony Luna, about the substance of the courses at 818-842-5490.

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Our SchmoozeFest on Thursday, December 16 was wonderful, as usual. We were shown some incredible artwork by our talented attendees and we had a chance to provide support through
our discussions and networking session. Thanks to Chuck Chugumlung for photographing the event and capturing the spirit of community. Our next SchmoozeFest is tentatively scheduled for April 28, but I will confirm the date as we get closer to the end of the spring term.

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Dr. Katrina Rogers and Tony Luna

On December 10 I had the honor of delivering a lecture titled, "Rediscovering Your Passion: The First Step to Crafting Your Next Career" at The Fourth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging, presented by Fielding Graduate University. This year's theme was, "Exploring Positive Aging: Designing Practice and Advancing Knowledge." It was a very inspiring conference which focused on Wellness, Community, Life Transitions, and Creativity. Dr. Katrina Rogers, Director, of the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding was the Conference Leader and she and her staff did amagnificent job! Congratulations to all involved!

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And special thanks to Jill Hundeski and Justin Bastien for providing sage advice and feedback to the students of the "Professional Presentation" class during the final fall term presentations at the Art Center College of Design on December 15. Both of you provided
inspiring insights that the students will long remember.

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In this Update we have:
- An email Christmas card from Paris
- A notice of an article being written about a member of our creative community
- An update on the illustrations for a fourth children's book
- A progress report by a photographer
- Notice of a new book offering on Kindle
- Information on entering a gallery showing to help the people of Haiti
- And two job offerings at the Art Center College of Design
Not exactly "The Twelve Days of Christmas" but an inspiring listing nevertheless!

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- From Diane Russell, Doctoral Candidate, University of Paris, (La Sorbonne) a
Merry Chirstmas, Cartevoeux Noel-2010

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- From John Anderson, Retired Lutheran Minister and Photographer, (on his artwork being featured in an upcoming issue of South Magazine)- "Tony: I met with the South Magazine writer this evening. The article's a definite go--it will be in the Feb. March issue...The writer is going to really pitch for me...--she feels like they have discovered something with a lot of potential...Let's hopeshe is successful in getting a bigger space then she was initially told. I think it's o k now to announce that I'll be in the...Five Year Anniversary issue--it will be a coffee table likeedition rather than usual format. I'll let youknow more details as they become available, but I think it's safe to say I'll be featured in theissue now. Pax, John"

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- From Jillian Suzanne, Artist, Children's Book Illustrator-"Hi Tony, Love hearing about everything and everyone. Rebecca and I would have loved to come to smoozefest again this Dec. However we have just moved to Salem Ma. We are really enjoying our new city, and have found a great place in a historic building on a historic street. I am just trying to get settled and setup before beginning my 4th children's book, should be beginning that at the turn of the year. My 3rd book was just released in Oct. Hope all is wonderful and
will keep you posted on our east coast adventures!

Lots of love and productivity
Jillian"

J i l l i a n S u z a n n e
Children's Book Illustration

Email : minx_style@mac.com

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- From Martin Ledford, Photographer- "Hello -- The past few months I've been shooting various projects to update my portfolio. One addition I am making is to include video (for the first time) with my still photographs. Photo editors and potential clients are asking more and
more to see video as well as still imagery from photographers. To get my feet wet with video, I decided to create a multi-media portrait of athletes. The shoot occurs in two locations: my studio and on-location with the athlete in action. I am finishing up the studio shoots this month and moving outdoors for the remainder of the shoots. When I have a complete multi-media portrait (mini-movie with stills and video merged together), I'll send you a link. As with all my personal and professional work, these photographs are created with available, natural light. I
thought you may enjoy seeing some of the portraits from this series. The athlete below is in the minor baseball leagues.

Martin"


Martin Ledford
Photographer

310.270.5855
martin@martinledford.com
www.martinledford.com
http://martinledford.wordpress.com

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- From Bob Mehnert- Cinematographer, Author- "Hi folks, I have another book up on Kindle. LOOKING DOWN AT THE SKY is about a brilliant mathematician who discovers the possibility of an impending cataclysmic event that could bring life on earth to an end. After finding that seven years of her life are missing she realizes she might be the only person who can prevent the disaster she has foreseen.
Here is a link to the page on Amazon Kindle e-books.
So, if you’re interested and have any kind of e-reader or e-reader application for your Mac or PC, there it is.
Cheers, all!
Bob"

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- From José Vera Fine Art & Antiques- Jose Vera Gallery is now accepting submissions for a Haiti Relief Group Art Exhibition to take place February 5-28, 2011 at José Vera Gallery in Los Angeles, CA 90041 (www.joseveragallery.com). The opening reception will be held on February 12, 2011 in conjunction with the NELA (Northeast Los Angeles) Second Saturday Art Walk. A donation will be made to Haiti at the end of the show which will include proceeds from the sale of artwork, promotional events and fundraising efforts. This is a great opportunity for artists to gain exposure and to participate in a good cause.

QUALIFICATIONS (MUST MEET 1 OF 3):
Artists may be of Haitian descent
Artists may submit work that reflects on Haitian heritage
Artists may submit work that reflects on the present circumstances in Haiti
All forms of creative works are encouraged - any media, subjects, and styles are welcome.

Open to all ages.

PLEASE SUBMIT UP TO 3 WORKS PER PERSON WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
Image of the artwork
Artist's name & contact info
Title of Work
Materials
Dimensions
A brief artist's statement for each piece submitted
A brief biography of the artist
Price of work(s)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
January 12, 2011
All entries must be received via e-mail or regular mail by this date!
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO:
info@joseveragallery.com
(with Haiti Relief in the subject line)
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MAIL SUBMISSIONS TO:
José Vera Fine Art & Antiques
2012 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your submission materials returned to you.)
José Vera Fine Art & Antiques
2012 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 258-5050
Email
Website
Ashley Gall
Gallery Manager
We will contact you by January 15, 2011 if your work is chosen for the show, and will provide further details at that time.

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- From Anna Berkel, Generalist, Human Resources, Art Center College of Design

"We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
· Full-time Core Faculty—Graduate Media Design Program
· 3D Lab Technician
For more information about any of these positions, please contact Human Resources or see details online at http://www.artcenter.edu/accd/employment.jsp.
Anna Berkel"
Generalist, Human Resources
Art Center College of Design
Tel 626.396.2270 | Fax 626.683.0559

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