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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 2-28-12

Synopsis of what is new in this Update:

- Ibarionex Perrello has done an excellent job interviewing Tony Luna on the topic of Career Reinvention and a link is provided to the interview:, go to Episode #129…
- Christine Gyulasaryan informs us of her new yoga classes and workshops designed to build a healthy body and to lift the spirit…
- Joan Horvath sent in a notice that the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum will feature Art Center alum Patrick Kiruki on the topic of Social Businesses, "Venturing from the Bottom Up," Saturday, March 12 at Caltech…
- Jylian Sy invites us to two upcoming art shows focusing on the art of victims of domestic violence in a show titled, "Inner Self Portrait"...
- Barbara Bordnick lets us know that she is having another one of her inspiring weekend workshops on photographing flowers in her Manhattan studio
- The Third international Conference on the Image alerts us that the Higher School of the Humanities and Journalism, has a deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract). It is 8 March 2012 for their conference which will be held this year September 14 -16 in Poznan, Poland

Here are the full length updates!


- From Ibarionex Perello, Photographer, Interviewer and current participant in "Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part Three"

"I've just posted my interview with Tony for my show. Here is a link where you can stream it and listen to it.

Take care and see you soon.

Ibarionex", then go to Episode #129
It is also available as a free download on iTunes.


- From Christine Gyulasaryan, Yoga Instructor and New Media Coordinator-

"Yoga Tune Up (R)- Classes and Workshops with Christine"

Yoga tune Up is a head-to-toe yoga fitness system that increases body strength, heals aches and pains, and reduces stress. Build strength, will power and lose the muscle tension!

Yoga Workshops:
Wednesdays- Give yourself some LOVE @ 8pm-9:30pm
11055 S. Emilita Street, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Saturdays- Fun in the Sun @ 1pm-pm in Burbank, CA
500 S. Buena Vista Ave. 91521

Sundays- Hiking + Yoga @10am-1pm in NoHo, CA
Meet @ 11055 Emilita Street, 91601- hiking location is new every week

Live better in your body!



- From Joan Horvath, Scientist, Educator, Futurist- "Hello folks...Just thought I would point out that on March 10th the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum is going to focus on Social Businesses. We will feature Art Center alum Patrick Kiruki on the panel. Student admission is $10 (free for Caltech students) and $40 for everyone else in advance. Keynote address by Jim Fruchterman ( who has an amazing story about leveraging technology for social good. If you could pass this on at Art Center we would appreciate it!

Hope all is well with you guys.

Joan Horvath"

Social Entrepreneurship: "Venturing from the Bottom Up"
Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, California
Registration and Continental Breakfast:
8:00 a.m. Baxter Lecture Hall
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Baxter Lecture Hall
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Baxter Lecture Hall

Info and registration at:



- From Jylian Sy, SYCO Productions- "Hi all! My friend Russelle will be organizing two upcoming art shows: One in Beverly Hills and another at CSUN.

The concept is:
PORTRAIT - THE INNER YOU and the works from chosen artists will be showcased with women's works from Haven Hills, a domestic violence shelter.

For more info check out her Facebook page:

Best of the best,

Jylian Sy"
SYCO Productions

Victims of Domestic Violence Use Art to Heal - A Unique Art Exhibit
The Forgotten Goddess presents a unique and powerful exhibit that will showcase art from victims of domestic violence at two Southern California venues – Cush Salon and Cafe in Beverly Hills, and Cal-State Northridge. The artists are women in the Outreach Support Group, The Crisis Shelter & Haven Two at Haven Hills, a 34-year-old domestic violence agency in the San Fernando Valley. The women will be using a template called “Inner-Self-Portrait” from A Window Between Worlds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to help victims heal. Other artists from all over the world will also be participating in the project, helping to further the vision of The Forgotten Goddess in empowering women through the arts, and working to end domestic violence through fundraising and awareness. Proceeds to benefit Haven Hills.

The opening reception will be on March 31, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Cush Salon and Cafe, 171 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA. 90211. Refreshments complimentary.


- From Barbara Bordnick- Legendary fashion, portrait, nude and floral Photographer-

Barbara Bordnick, author of the three innovative, best-selling books "Searching: Secret Landscapes of Flowers," is offering a new weekend workshop on photographing flowers in her Manhattan studio, located in the historic Photo/Flat Iron District of Manhattan.

"In the flower genre--which has become a predictable choice--Barbara has invented a new visual experience. Rather than merely being dazzled by their beauty, she has entered into each flower and takes us on a journey of erotic discovery in this new sensual landscape." - Duane Michaels

Ms. Bordnick is a renowned fashion, portrait, nude and floral photographer who has taught workshops all over the world. Due to the popularity of her weekend workshop in flower photography, she has added another: April 14 & 15, 2012. To keep each workshop as intimate and hands-on as possible, only six students per workshop will be admitted. Along with demonstrations of lighting and set-up techniques for shooting flowers in the studio, the workshops begin with a trip to the New York City wholesale flower market to choose flowers. Each student may go home with a gorgeous, archival pigment print of her/his own work.

"It was more than I could have ever imagined--an experience of a lifetime. " -P.M., Sacramento, CA
"I came home inspired and encouraged. I wish we could all come back one weekend a month." -D.W., Dallas, TX
"The real challenge was to hear what each flower is saying, and translate that into our photographs." -E.S., Cachoeiro, Brazil

Come see why everyone loves these workshops! The cost of each workshop is $950.00 (plus $40.00 optional print fee.)
*To hold a reservation email and send a $450.00 deposit before March 15, 2011. Mail deposit payable to Barbara Bordnick at 39 East 19th. Street, New York, NY 10003

Barbara Bordnick
39 East 19th. Street
New York, NY 10003



On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, I would like to inform you of the:

14-16 September 2012
Higher School of the Humanities and Journalism, Poznan, Poland

SPECIAL THEME: 'The Thread to the Unknown'
Is the Unknown a construct? Can we actually construct the Unknown, and if so how do we do it? This conference aims to explore the boundaries of language, culture, scientific research, artistic production and images in relation to the Unknown, in order to think about the limits of science and the future of human society. (Full conference Themes may be found at

We are pleased to hold the 2012 conference in partnership with the Polish Mediations Biennale 3: The Unknown - Nieznane. The location of the city of Poznan in Poland and Europe creates a wonderful opportunity for it to become a mediator between Eastern and Western Europe, between Asia and Europe, and between the civilizations of the west and the east. The word MEDIATIONS also applies to the relationship between all fields of art, attitudes, outlooks on life, and generations. The Unknown - Nieznane: Works of art disclose areas which are incomprehensible and which cannot be expressed with the use of the words. We create knowledge of what is familiar to us and about the secret of our existence. Art awakens in us the sensibility and awareness of the presence of things that are unknown in our lives. During the MEDIATIONS BIENNALE, there will be works of ancient, modern and contemporary art presented and created by the artists from different cultural areas around the world.

In addition to an impressive line-up of international plenary speakers, the conference will also include paper presentations, roundtable discussions, workshops, and colloquia submitted by practitioners, teachers and researchers. Please refer to the Call-for-Papers for proposal submission guidelines and descriptions of sessions - Presenters may also choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of the Image. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in this fully refereed academic journal.

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 8 March 2012. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found on the conference website at Presenters may also take advantage of the Early Conference Registration, available until 14 March, see:

Please subscribe to our free, monthly email newsletter, and to our Facebook, RSS or Twitter feeds at

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Poznan this September.

Yours Sincerely,

Phillip Kalantzis-Cope & Tamsyn Gilbert - The New School For Social Research, New York City, USA
Marianne Wagner-Simon - Freies Museum Berlin, Germany
Tomasz Wendland - Director, Mediations Biennale, Poland

For the Advisory Board, International Conference on the Image and The International Journal of the Image


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