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Friday, June 29, 2012

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 6-29-12


"It's never too late to be who you might have been." -George Eliot

- There is still time to sign up for "Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part Three-Fulfilling the Dream" which begins next Thursday, July 5 at 7:00 through Art Center at Night, Pasadena, California. If you have completed Part One "Discovering the Dream" and Part Two "Forming the Dream" then you have completed the prerequisites for the final class in the course. Part Three deals with developing the brand for your new career move, financing and intellectual property and is an invaluable six week class for those interested in taking their careers to the next level.

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 or you may contact Tony Luna directly at, or call 818-842-5490

- Registration for new classes for the fall term at Art Center at Night will begin August 13.

- An Open House for all the Art Center at Night classes will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 15, from 7:00 to 9:00 P. M.


Synopsis of what is new in this Update:

- Anne Reeves provides us with a time proven British way to have a successful month
- Barbara Bordnick informs us of two more of her incredible flower photography workshop weekends at her studio in Manhattan
- Len Stobar gives a look at the incredible electric surfboards he is designing for Wavejet, and lets us know that his team won a Silver Medal at the Thomas Edison Awards for Innovation and Design
- Tamar Levine directs us to her new blog and her latest work, Bottega Veneta New Exposure
- Adam Mefford brings us up to date on the growth of Currency which helps entrepreneurs to show their work, network, and expand their creative opportunities...
- The Athens Institute for Education and Research-ATINER announces their Call for Papers and Participation for the 4th Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts, 3-6 June 2013, Athens, Greece...


- From Anne Reeves, Principal at Shimokochi-Reeves Branding and Package Design- "A common British superstition is to day 'White Rabbits!' out loud upon waking on the first day of the month to bring good luck. Wishing you a lucky month. Happy 4th. of July!"

Anne Reeves


- From Barbara Bordnick, Legendary fashion, portrait, nude and floral Photographer- 'Barbara Bordnick is offering two new weekend workshops on photographing flowers in her Manhattan studio.
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. Come see what  everyone is raving about and go home with a gorgeous, archival pigment print of your work.
July 28 & 29, 2012
August 18 & 19, 2012

$950.00 (plus $40.00 optional print fee)
*To hold a reservation e-mail and send a $450.00 deposit before June 30, 2012


- From Len Stobar, Industrial Designer and Futurist- "Hi Tony: I now live in Santee California, designing electric surfboards. Just won a Thomas Edison award for innovation and design last month, had to go to New York and get a tux for the presentation. It was a cool trip. I am amazed that I am still competitive. We won the Silver Award, the gold was won by Space-X. They just sent a capsule up to the space station...Tough to beat competitor. You can check us out on the internet,"…

Len Stobar


- From Tamar Levine, Photographer- "Below are some recent projects I have been working on. Please click each photo to see more!

And as always, new work can be found on my website,

Thank you!

All the best,"

(213) 915-8261


- From Adam Mefford, "Good morning, Here's an updated PDF on Currency for general interest. This is really starting to work and would be highly relevant to anyone who has skills and are looking for opportunity, or people with launched ventures which could use a 'shot in the arm' ..please encourage people to join the mailing list..
Thank you, and I hope we see each other again soon, (which is the purpose and function of the Currency brand - to help good people stay in contact!)"


About Currency:
Through video interviews on the website and two live events each month, Currency makes visible the passion and problem solving of local entrepreneurs, allowing interested people of all backgrounds an access point to become involved in the creative act of entrepreneurship.


 Athens Institute for Education and Research-ATINER (
Call for Papers and Participation
4th Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts, 3-6 June 2013, Athens, Greece

The Arts and Science Research Division of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 4th Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts, 3-6 June 2013, Athens, Greece. The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and one-day visit to Delphi. The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers and students from all areas of Visual Arts (such as Animation, Architecture, Art History, Art Education, Book Arts, Ceramics, Community Arts, Fashion Design, Fiber, Furniture/Woodworking, Glass, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelery/Metal Arts, Media Arts, Painting/Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Visual Studies, Writing and Literature, etc) and Performing Arts (such as music, drama, dance, etc). You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer. For programs of previous conferences and other information visit the conference website Selected papers will be published in a Special Volume of Edited Books as part of ATINER's book series. For Books of previous conferences you may visit for table of contents and order forms. Please submit a 300-word abstract by 5 November 2012, by email, to: Dr. Stephen Andrew Arbury, Academic Member of ATINER and Professor, Radford University, USA. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form available at Announcement of the decision is made within 4 weeks after submission, which includes information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. chair a session, evaluate papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos (, President, ATINER.
The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association with the mission to become a forum, where academics and researchers - from all over the world - could meet in Athens and exchange ideas on their research and discuss the future developments of their discipline. Since 1995, ATINER has organized about 200 international conferences and events. It has also published about 150 books. Academically, the Institute consists of four research divisions and twenty research units. Each research unit organizes at least an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects. Academics and researchers are more than welcome to become members and contribute to ATINER's objectives. Members can undertake a number of academic activities.


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Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press

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