Our good friend Anne Reeves sent this Thanksgiving greeting and it seemed appropriate to start off this edition of the blog. Thanks to all of you who keep the spirit of Thanksgiving alive all year, and especially to Anne for sharing her wonderful graphic!
Here are the headlines for the latest news in this Update:
- Classes at ACN will begin Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
- Specifically the first meeting of “Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One- Discovering the Dream” will be from 7:00 P. M. to 10:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 19 and continue for entire Spring term. The class will be held at the Art Center South Campus, 950 South Raymond Street, Pasadena.
“Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part Two-Forming the Dream” will be offered as a six week class beginning Thursday, January 21 and will run for six weeks.
- Our next SchmoozeFest will be Thursday, January 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Art Center South Campus…
- Spoiler alert!
Maggie Doyne, who was featured in Gail Mooney’s exceptionally inspirational film, “Opening Our Eyes” has been awarded the prestigious CNN “Hero of the Year” award! You may see the ”CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute," at 8 p.m. ET December 6 on the global networks of CNN. Read the incredible story on how she opened an orphanage in Nepal with the babysitting money she had saved up and is now the mother to fifty children!
Yes, you can make a difference!…
- Stephanie Zhong sends out this request to anyone “Do you have friends or acquaintances in the L.A. area whose passion is to use their creativity for social change? If so, I’d love to meet them and see what opportunities there might be for collaboration or business partnership. If they’re already doing this for a living, even better.”…
- Dear Siracusa invites us to sign up for his Kickstarter Campaign to help get his unique company, Flying Eyes, off the ground. You have to take a look at his Kickstarter video to appreciate the hard work and dedication he has put into designing and producing his line of stylish and useful sunglasses…
- Chuck Chugumlung lets us know of several entrepreneurial efforts. First is the relaunch of the website, www.bay-fish.com, he and Augustin Grube have been working on. Secondly they have continued working with Soren Petersen on
http://www.applieddesignscience.com (which they discussed at recent SchmoozeFests). And last, “Agustin and I are announcing a new meet-up group in Pasadena. Design X: A subgroup of Innovate Pasadena for those who are passionate about integrating design into their business and personal life.”…
- Ulrike Kerber announces her Kickstarter Campaign “to fund the production of three pilots of my kids web series: Ethiopia, Mongolia and Australia. The show is about connecting with kids all around the world and learning about their lives and cultures.”
Those are the headlines, now here are the rest of the stories:
- Registration for all the 2016 Spring term at Art Center at Night begins November 30. If you have questions about attending or course prerequisites, call 626.396.2319. It may be necessary to meet with, or submit samples of your artwork to an ACN advisor.
- The first day of classes during the Spring term at Art Center at Night is Tuesday, January 19 (the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day).
Our class “Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part One, Discovering the Dream" will run from Tuesday, January 19 to Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 to 10:00 P. M.
Our follow-up class to Part One is ”Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part Two, Forming the Dream" and it will be offered starting Thursday, January 21 to Thursday, February 25 also from 7:00 to 10:00 P. M. “CMC-Part One” is a requisite for “CMC-Part Two.”
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 http://www.artcenter.edu/atnight/main.jsp
And you can always contact Tony Luna at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 818-842-5490.
- Start getting ready now because our next SchmoozeFest will be on Thursday, January 13 (as usual, the Thursday before the new term) and will be held at Art Center’s South Campus from 6:30 to 9:30. We’d love to see you and hear what you have been up to in furthering your career.
From the November 19, CNN website:
Programming note: This year's Top 10 CNN Heroes will be honored during "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute," at 8 p.m. ET December 6 on the global networks of CNN. Nominations are open for next year's CNN Heroes. Nominations are open for next year's CNN Heroes.
New York (CNN)Maggie Doyne, a New Jersey woman who used her babysitting savings to change the lives of hundreds of Nepalese women and children, was named the 2015 CNN Hero of the Year on Tuesday at a star-studded awards ceremony in New York.
A decade ago Doyne's backpacking trip to Nepal transformed into a long-term commitment. Spending $5,000 in savings from her babysitting days, Doyne bought land and worked with the community to build a school, a women's center and the Kopila Valley Children's Home. Doyne's BlinkNow Foundation supports these efforts.
"If you had told me when I turned 18 that I was going to be the mom of 50 kids, I would have told you that you were totally crazy. And I am. And to my kids, I love you so much. Don't ever forget how much I love you," Doyne said Tuesday. "And to the country of Nepal, thank you so much for loving me and accepting me as a daughter welcoming me into your country.
"And to all of you in this room and who are watching, please, please remember that we have the power to create the world that we want to live in, just as we want it. And that's what all the Heroes here have done tonight."
Watch Doyn's emotional acceptance speech on Tuesday.
Doyne was chosen from this year's Top 10 Heroes in an online vote by CNN's audience. She'll receive $100,000 for BlinkNow in addition to $10,000 that each Hero received for being named to the Top 10. The "All-Star Tribute" honored all the Top 10 Heroes -- everyday people who've made extraordinary contributions around the world. See more about this year's Top 10 Heroes.
Doyne worked with a community in Nepal to build the Kopila Valley Children's Home.
Hosted by CNN's Anderson Cooper, the show included presenters Neil Patrick Harris, Taylor Schilling, Common, Kelly Ripa, Kathy Griffin, Sharon Stone, Chris Noth and Zachary Quinto.
Like Doyne, this year's nine other Top 10 CNN Heroes also have remarkable stories to tell.
- Stephanie Zhong, "Hi Friends, Do you have friends or acquaintances in the L.A. area whose passion is to use their creativity for social change? If so, I’d love to meet them and see what opportunities there might be for collaboration or business partnership. If they’re already doing this for a living, even better.
I’ve been redesigning my career this year around helping nonprofits tell great stories to grow their tribe of donors. It’s been great to work on projects like short form video, multimedia presentations, blogs and social media. But I never intended to do this work alone. Either I’d join a firm that focused on social change content or I’d start one myself.
I’m asking for help finding my tribe. If you have friends who work in the creative fields and share a similar vision for activating causes with powerful storytelling, let me know. Who knows where a coffee conversation may lead.
-Dean Siracusa, Photographer, Entrepreneur- “Hey Tony, We’ve just launched our brand new Kickstarter Campaign for Flying Eyes with all new styles and wanted you to be the FIRST to know about it. Classic Sport frames, Aviators & Wayfarers, to name a few. We know you’ll love them and your support, as always, is greatly appreciated!
|Chuck Chugumlung on the left talking to Lici Denning at a SchmoozeFest.|
With Soren’s (Petersen) project, we have had a lot of hits over on our website at http://www.applieddesignscience.com. We are continuing to collect data for Soren’s research. Currently Were working on the minimal viable product for launch on our platform, but it takes some time in programming. But we hope to have a soft launch soon to announce once we've completed development.
Also Soren, Agustin and I are announcing a new meet-up group in Pasadena. Design X: A subgroup of Innovate Pasadena for those who are passionate about integrating design into their business and personal life. The objective of Innovate Pasadena - Design X, is to build a vibrant network of business, technology and design innovation in the greater Pasadena area. It consists of keynotes, lectures and workshops that is currently free to the public. Upcoming meet-ups can be found at http://www.meetup.com/Innovate-Pasadena-Design
Hope things are going well for you and Paula. Thank You both for keeping me inspired to do what I love!
- Ulrike Kerber, Creative Director- “Dear Tony, Here is the deal...The launch date for my Kickstarter campaign is moving closer, so I'd like to tell you a little bit more about the grand plan. I want to fund the production of three pilots of my kids web series: Ethiopia, Mongolia and Australia. The show is about connecting with kids all around the world and learning about their lives and cultures.
Why are we making this show?
In the United States, not many kids get a chance to learn about other countries and cultures. With "We Are the World: from Australia to Zambia", we will expose kids to different cultures, and in doing so, broaden their horizons. How much do we really know about other cultures? I catch myself often enough thinking I know something about a country or people, only to find out that it is not really true, just a stereotype that existed in my head.
This show is a call for greater tolerance and compassion.
Why Australia, Ethiopia and Mongolia as our first shows?
Each country is located in a different continent with a completely different background, climate, history and population. The pilots will provide us with a wide range of production and execution and we will learn a lot about creating the series. They will be a good foundation for further funding efforts.
We offer great rewards in the Kickstarter campaign for any sponsor, from DVDs to custom-made animations. There several creative workshops (do you want to invite friends or kids to create animation characters?) and of course release parties! Yay! For $2200 you can have your logo animated in stop-motion (provided your logo is conducive to that look). And ... of course you can adopt a country and we will create a whole show with you as an executive director!
As a sponsor you will help to create a more educated and tolerant world.
Stay tuned for new developments as they arise. We look forward to beginning this new adventure with you!
creative director, Viva Design Inc.
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