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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tony Luna Creative- Update 3-30-13

Synopsis of what is new in this Update:

- Anne Reeves has again sent us a delightful seasonal graphic, this time wishing all a Happy Easter
- Registration for the summer term of classes at Art Center's Public Programs will begin April 8 so get ready to sign up for "Crafting a Meaningful Career" and any of the other outstanding Art Center at Night classes. Summer classes will begin May 13
- Included in this blog are photos of the Timelines created by two current members of the "Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One" class…
- Be advised and mark you calendar: The next SchmoozeFest will be April 18, 6:30 to 9:30 at the Art Center South Campus, 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena…
- Sandra Noll sent us some stunning photos of the newly designated Pinnacles National Park where she and Erv Nichols have been guiding hikes and working at the visitor center…


- Happy Easter from Anne Reeves

Anne Reeves

Branding & Package Design


- Registration for the summer term at Art Center at Night will begin April 8 so you can sign up for any of the three "Crafting a Meaningful Career" classes, as well as any of the other exciting and informative classes at Art Center at Night. To find out more about taking any of the classes, which start on May 13, contact ACN at 626-396-2319, or click on
You may also call Tony Luna at 818-842-5490. If you are eager to take your career to the next level, or if you know of someone who could benefit from such a class get in touch now and sign up as soon as possible.


- Photos of some of the current Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One students delivering their Timeline assignments.

Scott Pitts' photo and text Timeline

Puneet Thakar's "interactive" Timeline


- The next SchmoozeFest is coming April 18!
The Spring SchmoozeFest will be April 18, from 6:30 to 9:30 P. M., at the Art Center South Campus (950 South Raymond Street, Pasadena, CA). As in the past our Spring SchmoozeFest will be a chance for the attendees to deliver an up to ten minute presentation on what they have been up to creatively and the presentations will be followed by an open networking session where everyone can meet and exchange their business cards and/or marketing materials. It is always a lively event and we hope to see you there for an evening of inspiration and to enjoy the conviviality of our creative community.


- Sandra Noll, Naturalist and Photographer, sent us these stunning photos of Pinnacles National Park. She and Erv Nichols have had the unique honor of guiding hikes and working the visitor center at the recently opened Pinnacles National Park-

"Greetings from the newest National Park in the nation - Pinnacles National Park - made so earlier this year by and act of Congress.  Pinnacles had been a National Monument since Teddy Roosevelt designated it in 1908.  (Presidents can designate National Monuments but they must be championed in Congress to become National Parks of which there are less than 70.) Working on my "history" ranger-bite.

Pinnacles won its status primarily because of its geology - formed millions of years ago as a subducting tectonic plate opened a space for magma to move up creating an active volcanic field that, per the action of two parallel moving plates, became separated by almost 200 miles. (Working on my geology ranger far to go!)  At any rate, as I understand it, Pinnacles is considered proof of tectonic plate theory! Then over many, many more years of erosion, the stunning peaks and rock formations we see today were developed.  Oh, last geo-bit....Pinnacles is also home to rather unique talus caves.  Whereas most caves are formed by water seepage (think Carlsbad or Louray Caverns) and still others are lava tubes, Pinnacles' caves were formed by boulders falling into and completely blocking narrow gulches.

So my first post features geology - the peaks themselves, a fabulous hike up toward the peaks, rock formations and Erv headed into one of the talus caves.  And just because one can't live by rocks alone - a photo of my favorite spring flowers, Shooting Stars!"


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

Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Creative Consultant: Photoheadonline; Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography, an e-zine
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press

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