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- John Wooden

Friday, May 13, 2011

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 5-13-11

- A "Vee Vitanza Medical Fund" update has been posted to a GiveForward Page you subscribed to.
"Vee is recovering slowly but surely :) "Hi All! Vee just wanted to say Thank you for your warm thoughts and wishes! He is doing well, recovering slowly but surely :) He wants you to know that it means a lot to him to have such wonderful friends and to know so many people that care and make the difference. For those of you that were asking about visits, he wishes he could see you all soon, but for now, doctors ordered lots of rest for fast recovery. Thanks again for all your messages, and hugs to you all, from both of us!

Izabela & Vee"


- Classes at Art Center at Night begin Monday, May 16 and run until August 19. There is still room for you to 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.

- From Gail Mooney-Photographer, and Film Documentarian- Gail's moving documentary film "Opening Our Eyes" has been selected as a "Video Pick on PDN Pulse." Click on this link to find out more about this inspiring film,


From- Bob Mehnert, Author, and a cinematographer in the motion picture industry, and an adjunct professor at Art Center College of Design, on his latest book offering titled, "Looking Down at the Sky"...

"Hi,Good to talk to you this morning. Here is a blurb for the book and the cover graphic as it appears on Kindle e-books. And here is the link to the Kindle page:

Jennifer Tyler, a brilliant mathematician but a disaster in her personal life, is lost in a mysterious avalanche on Mt. Everest…only to wake in her own bed at home and discover that seven years have passed and everyone thinks she’s dead. In a quest to find her estranged daughter, she chances upon her former lover, Eric Jensen, now a physics professor.
Neither could be happier to be reunited, until they both discover that her baffling situation is tied to an impending event that imperils the entire planet, and that they alone hold the key to preventing it. But to do so might change their own lives in unpredictable ways.


- From Craig Barnes, Photographer

"Hello all, in case you find yourself in Santa Monica this Saturday night (May 14) with nothing to do please come join me and my fellow Cuba photographers for the opening of our gallery show 'Images of Cuba.' Attached is a postcard with the address and times. I hope to see you there.



Craig Barnes
Visionary Forces Inc.
148 S. Victory Blvd.
Burbank CA 91502
P (818) 562-1960
F (818) 562-1755

The "Images of Cuba" showing will be at:
Saturday, May 14, 6:00-9:00 P.M.
Semi Precious
1028 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403


- From Tamar Levine, Photographer- "Hello! I hope all is well with you and wanted to share a bit of what I have been up to! In April I participated in three group photo shows as a part of MOPLA (The Month of Photography in LA). I was especially happy to debut photos from my "Marilyn" photo series… (click here to see)

I also had a photo in the Smashbox/MOPLA group show.

Additionally, as many of you know, I founded a photo collective called "This is a Photo Blog." As a part of MOPLA, I organized our first group show. If you are in LA, it will be up for another two weeks, by appointment…

I also have this project going on- if you know of anyone who might be interested in it please feel free to send along.

Lastly, I am so excited to have photographed Carrie Parry's amazing Fall clothing line, which was recently featured in Marie Claire.

As always, new work can be found on my website:

I hope you are having a wonderful May so far and thanks so much in advance for taking a look!

All the best,

(213) 915-8261


From Jeanette Paredes, Photographer, 100 mile ride for charity

"Hello All!! I am donating my athletic ability :) to help under privileged children reach their full potential by attending a music camp during the summer!

A wonderful cause that the owner of Delicious Vinyl has been passionate about for many years, and has given me a team of my own this year!!
We will be peddling 100 miles on the pier (stationary bikes), so yes all are welcome to come and watch me try to survive 20 to 30 miles of riding in Santa Monica.
Encouragement and laughing always allowed but no poking, I could fall off, as you all know I am incredibly clumsy.
More IMPORTANTLY PLEASE do not be shy!
$5.00 to $100, all donations are welcomed there is a link below to guided up through the process.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and for the donations. In a time where music is being ripped from the schools it is only (through) opportunities like this that the children have a chance to explore their imagination and ingenuity through music!!



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

* Director of Advancement Services
* Director of Admissions
* Full-time Core Faculty-Director of Pre-Visualization and Production Design, Graduate Broadcast Cinema Program
* Manager of Media Relations
* Director of Foundation Relations and Government Grants
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
Recent Contributing Author:, an online magazine for 75,000+ members of the photographic community
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press

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