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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 3-27-11

New in this Update:

- Notice that Tony Luna will be delivering his, "Leadership through Inspiration" lecture
for the ministry leaders at The Catholic Community of Saint Finbar's, Burbank, CA, Monday, March 28...

- Reminder that registration for the Summer session at
Art Center at Night begins April 11. Get ready to sign up for "Crafting a Meaning
Career-Part One," "Part-Two," or "Part-Three"...

- Justin Bastien sent in a link to his blog to let us know about his documentary film shoot in Bolivia's Altiplano for a non-profit...
- Brian Biery brought us up to speed on an art exhibit featuring his photography in
Brazilia, Brazil...
- Karen Lau informed us about The Space Exploration Advertisement Competition, Russian Space Tour Sweepstakes, and "Yuri's Night"...
- Tony di Zinno sent us information regarding photos from his "Streets of Afghanistan" shoot being part of a traveling group show involving Mountain2Mountain...
- Tamar Levine sent in two items of interest: Her work being featured in Runway Magazine, and "this is a photo show" gallery showing...


Tony Luna will be delivering a presentation titled, "Leadership Through Inspiration," Monday, March 28, 7-8:30 P. M. This is the third in a series of leadership workshops for the
ministry leaders of The Catholic Community of Saint Finbar's Church, Burbank, CA.
Tony will encourage the participants to examine the qualities common to good leaders,
investigate their own roles, and define ways to be more effective leaders.


- Registration for the Summer session at Art Center at Night begins April 11, with classes beginning May 16 and running until August 19.
"Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One, Discovering the Dream" will run from
Tuesday, May 17 to Tuesday, August 16.
"Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part Two, Forming the Dream" will start Thursday, May 19 and run for six weeks to Thursday, June 23.
"Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part Three, Fulfilling the Dream" begins Thursday, July 7 for six weeks and ends Thursday, August 18.
For more information about these, and other Art Center at Night classes, you may call 626-396-2319, or you may go to their web site at
And you can always call me, Tony Luna, directly about the substance of the "Crafting a
Meaningful Career" courses at 818-842-5490.


- From Justin Bastien, Adventure
Photographer- "Hi Tony, I am down in Bolivia at the moment shooting a documentary film. It's absolutely amazing down here and the shoot is coming along really well. I wanted to thank you for encouraging me on this wonderful path of image making. It's such a delight way
to see the world and share it with others. Here's a post on the blog and a few photos from

Justin Bastien Photography
P.O. Box 1029
Ventura, CA 93002
Phone: 1-805-340-8262
Fax: 1-805-830-0390


- From Brian Biery, Photographer- "Hey Tony, Just wanted to let you know that I will have a photo exhibit next week in Brasilia, Brazil for a month. It is a group of photos I did with light painting. Attached is the flyer for an example. Also, I will be back in town (Pasadena) in June for a presentation of the book I photographed called Power of One at the
Altadena Library. Will send info later. But maybe you can come on June 6?...Hope you are
doing well!



- From Karen Lau-Creative Director-Notice for The Space Exploration Advertisement Competition, Russian Space Tour Sweepstakes, and "Yuri's Night"-
The Space Exploration Advertisement Competition will award a 4-day tour of Moscow, Russia, including a microgravity flight in an Ilyushin-76 aircraft, to an artist, designer or
creative individual who creates a print ad which best captures the wonder of space and demonstrates the potential to best inspire the public. The winner will be judged by a celebrity panel of space notables, but entries will also be eligible for a fan-voted People’s Choice Award with another exciting set of prizes. All entries are due by March 31st. To enter simply upload your piece to our Facebook page

If you’re not quite as artistically talented, sign up for the Russian Space Tour Sweepstakes, a free drawing which gives space enthusiasts around the world a chance to win a 10-day “VIP Lift-Off In Baikonur” package, which includes the opportunity to witness the
launch of a Soyuz rocket live and in person. The winner will be randomly selected from all
eligible entries.

Finally, Yuri’s Night is still in the middle of our YN11 Video Contest, awarding a $500 cash
prize to the creator of the best tribute video celebrating the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight. As of March 12th, Yuri’s Night will be releasing daily videos recorded by members of the Association of Space Explorers, including Alexey Leonov, Chris Hadfield and Valentina Tereshkova, in support of the continued exploration of outer space; contest participants are encouraged to make use of these videos in their entries.

For more information on these competitions, visit our contests page at Don’t delay–get started on your entries now!

Yuri’s Night would like to thank Space Travellers for their sponsorship of the Space Exploration Advertisement Competition and Russian Space Tour Sweepstakes, as well as OpenLuna for their sponsorship of the Yuri’s Night 2011 Video Contest.

Brice Russ
Media Team Chair
Yuri's Night 2011
(336) 908-1036


- From Tony di Zinno, Photographer- "My work from Afghanistan will be featured in the group exhibit (a traveling show opening on April 28th in Denver at the Museum of
Art). Combining life size photography, video projection, music, kites, street art, and actors, events are being held in Denver, D.C., Dallas, L.A., with more to be announced soon.

On May 13th, 2011, in Washington, DC, spanning political boundaries and connecting communities, political leaders, top level media, important artistic visionaries, and key dignitaries come together for a historic moment in time to support an evening of cultural awareness and in depth understanding of our common humanity on “The Streets of
Afghanistan”. Created by Mountain2Mountain, to support their program in Afghanistan.
D.C. Event:
· Public Event
Time: Friday, May 13 · 5:30pm - 10:00pm
The Torpedo Factory Arts Center
105 N. Union St
Alexandria, VA

D.C. TICKETS: 5:30PM VIP Reception. 6:30PM General Admission.

Mountain2Mountain. A 501(c) (3) organization.


- From Tamar Levine- Photographer- Two items of interest:
- Notice of Tamar's photos in Runway Magazine:
"...I have some new stuff in Runway Magazine and am excited to share it with you! ...I am so excited to have 14 pages of photos in the new issue of Runway Magazine, out now wherever fashion magazines are sold (the cover features Audrina Patridge so please look out for it)! You can check out the whole story on my blog.

- Notice of "this is a photo show" gallery show:
I am also organizing a gallery show for my blog collective, and will send you the invite... It is featuring a ton of photographers that went to Art Center (Chris Dibble, Jenn Becker, Blake Sinclair, Andrea Labarge Mills, to name a few)"...
"Hi Tony! I wanted to send you the link for our press release for our show:
Los Angeles, CA -
'this is a photo blog' is pleased to announce their first group show, taking place as part of the Lucie Foundation's month-long celebration of photography, MOPLA. Entitled this is a photo show, the gallery-style exhibit will showcase the work of sixteen of the site's contributors, featuring photographs that were created specifically for the blog's various creative assignments.
Photographers participating in the show include:
Jennifer Becker • J. Wesley Brown • Dan Busta • Jana Cruder • Chris Dibble • Alan Gastelum • Andrea LaBarge Mills • Tamar Levine • Karl Puchlik • Lauren Randolph • Ryan Schude • Corey Seeholzer • Blake Sinclair • Jennie Warren • Natalie Young • Colin Young-Wolff
The show will open with an artists' reception on Thursday, April 21 from 6pm-11pm. Beverages will be provided by sponsors Fiji Water, Izze soft drinks, and Haamonii Shochu. The event will be DJed by Hustle Roses and Rob Sheridan, and Phamish and The Little Frenchie food trucks will be available in the parking lot in front of the building.
More information, including a full preview of images and the price list, will be available on the site shortly before the show opens. Following the opening, the show will remain on exhibit for a full month and will be available for viewing by appointment.

this is a photo show
Thursday, April 21, 2011
6pm - 11pm

Studio 9 at 33 West
420 W. Ave. 33
Studio #9
Los Angeles, CA 90031

All the best,
(213) 915-8261


That's it for now.

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


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