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- John Wooden

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 4-12-11

New in this Update:

- Thanks to your donations and generosity of spirit the "Vee Vitanza Medical Fund" met its goal! Read the thank you letter from Vee and Izabela below…
- Our next SchmoozeFest is scheduled for April 28
- Registration for the Art Center at Night summer session is now open and you can now register for "Crafting a Meaningful Career" Parts One, Two or Three
- The "Leadership Through Inspiration" lecture at St. Finbar's Church was well received…
- The Vimeo link to Gail Mooney's moving "Opening Our Eyes" documentary film trailer is provided. The tailer is a must see!…
- An invitation to the June Korea and Jane Oh Photo and Illustration Exhibition and Reception
- Announcement of three job openings at the Art Center College of Design...


- From Izabela and Vee Vitanza-
(Editors note: This email was received on April 10)
You've received a message via GiveForward.
Re: "Vee Vitanza Medical Fund"
"Thank you!!!" "We just wanted to say THANK YOU! The great news is that through all your contributions (through the Give Forward website, as well as the personal donations) we've reached our goal!
You made things possible! We are immensely grateful for all your positive energy, warm wishes and all the prayers!
We are speechless, as it is truly hard to express in words, how much all your love and support, means to us! You've make such a difference in our lives and gave us the strength to push through these challenging times. THANK YOU!!!

Love to you all!
Izabela and Vee

Ten more days to go, so if you would like to say a prayer, or send a healing energy on the day of the surgery, it is scheduled for a daytime, on April 20th. Exact time TBD a day before."

Click here to check it, or visit us at


- The Spring SchmoozeFest is coming!-
The next SchmoozeFest is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. at the Art Center College of Design South campus building, 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA. This time we will be conducting our presentation and networking event in Room B-38, in the basement of the South campus building. Just take the elevator down to the B-3 level and you will see us "schmoozefesting." Anyone who has taken our classes, or who is interested in taking our classes is welcome. Those who wish to share their latest artwork or undertakings will have ten minutes for presentation, and the presentations will be followed by a meet-and-greet networking session that will go on till 9:30.
If you can't make it feel free to send in an email to and I will happily pass your messages along.


- Registration for the Summer session at Art Center at Night is now open with classes beginning May 16 and running until August 19. Make sure you beat the rush and sign up for the "Crafting a Meaningful Career" class which suits your career reinvention needs. Remember, we must meet our registration minimums to hold classes.

"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 and of the "Crafting a Meaningful Career" courses at 818-842-5490.


- St. Finbar's Church, Leadership Workshop-

Through the generosity of Father Albert Bahhuth, Tony Luna delivered a presentation titled, "Leadership Through Inspiration" Monday, March 28. This was the third in a series of leadership workshops for the ministry leaders of The Catholic Community of Saint Finbar's Church, Burbank, CA. In this presentation Tony examined the qualities common to good leaders, helped the participants investigate their own roles, and to define ways to be more effective leaders. The participants broke into groups and discussed how they could join forces in support of each other, and how to identify leaders within their groups to ensure continuity of leadership. Another workshop is being planned to be held during the summer.


-From Gail Mooney- Film Documentarian, Photographer, Humanitarian-

(Editors note: Gail was kind enough to send in this link to the trailer for her new film, "Opening Our Eyes." Gail is the Co-Producer, DP, and Editor of this very important film. Take a look at the trailer, send her your comments and support.)

"OPENING OUR EYES"- Mother/daughter filmmakers, circle the globe on a 99-day journey around the world, seeking people who are making a positive difference in our world.
They discover the power of the individual - the power within each of us. The global power of 'one.'
It was life changing."

Link to the "Opening Our Eyes" documentary trailer:


- From June Korea, Photographer, and Yejin Jane Oh, Illustrator-

June Korea, and Yejin Jane Oh's Solo Exhibition Opening Reception
June Korea invites you this Public Event:

Time: Thursday, May 5 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Gallery LS
362 W. 7th St.
San Pedro, CA
Created by June Korea, Ian Taewoong Jeon, Yejin Jane Oh
More Info:
June Korea / Photography
Title : As I slept, I left my camera over there

Yejin Jane Oh / Illustration
Title : Visible, Invisible

Opening Reception /
May 5th, 2011 (6:00pm - 9:00pm) @ 362 W. 7th St., San Pedro, CA 90731

Exhibit Schedule /
May 5th, 2011 - May 19th, 2011

Gallery Schedule /
Wednesday - Saturday (2:00pm - 7:00pm)
Monday - Tuesday (by Appointment only)


- From Anna Berkal, Generalist, Human Resources
We are currently recruiting for the following full-time positions:

· Manager of Media Relations
· Director of Foundation Relations and Government Grants
· (new) Full-time Core Faculty—Graduate Media Design Program

For more information about these positions, please contact Human Resources or see details online at

Anna Berkel
Generalist, Human Resources
Art Center College of Design
Tel 626.396.2270 | Fax 626.683.0559


That's it for now.

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 twice 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, as always, stay in touch!


Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490
Studio: 626-584-4007


Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
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Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press

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