Tony Luna Creative- Updte- 4-28-17



- It saddens me deeply to report that our dear friend and colleague, Soren Petersen, recently passed away. He will be immensely missed for his wisdom and wit. Please join his family and friends for a celebration of his life on Saturday, May 13, at noon, at the Art Center College of Design, Hillside Campus, in the Sculpture Garden


-  Our next SchmoozeFest is coming up very shortly on Thursday, May 11, at the Art Center at Night, South Campus, 950 South Raymond, Pasadena, CA. We will be convening in Room #231 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Be ready to share your stories of your accomplishments and listen to the offerings of the other attendees, and follow with an opportunity to schmooze and network with other creative people. SchmoozeFests are always fun and you never know what can happen when talented people come together and exchange ideas.

- Registration for the Summer term of Art Center at Night classes is now open and you may sign up for the many opportunities to expand your creative horizons. Classes for the summer term begin Saturday, May 15 so sign up early and avoid the rush!…

- And while we are on the subject, our Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part One- Discovering the Dream begins on Tuesday, May 17. This course is like no other you have experienced as we do a deep dive into what you like about work, and what you don’t like, and then create options for you that are both rational and energizing. As George Eliot said, “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” Learn what it will take for you the write the next chapters of your life under your own terms…

- Bill Wishner invites us to attend the Opening Reception of his latest body of work, POST NO BILLS. The event will be at the AC Gallery, 1546 Highland Ave., Los Angeles, on Saturday, April 29th., from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Come out and support a member of our creative community…

- Another member of our creative community, Alvalyn Lundgren, encourages you to sign up for her new class, Introduction to 3D Design, at Art Center at Night on Thursdays nights this summer. This important and informative class, “…introduces the elements and organizing principles involved in designing form and space.”…

- We are proud to announce that Jennie Warren’s photographic work is featured in a new book titled, “Custom Bike Life.” The book is published by teNeues and is “A must-have for every motorcycle fan. A book about the power and beauty of custom-built machines. A visual tour of a tradition that traces its roots back to the 1960s, when people yearning for freedom felt the need to take things into their own hands.” We are all proud of you Jennie and wish you continued success…

Academic Keys, Andrea McCarthy, sent a long list of positions open for educators in the arts worldwide and this blog is passing along ten of the many offerings listed together with links to find out more…




Editor’s Note: It is with profound sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of our good friend and colleague, Soren Petersen. Soren will be remembered for his enthusiasm, intelligence, and wit, and for his spirited presentations of his complex analytics at our SchmoozeFests. He inspired all who were honored to know him and I for one will miss our robust brainstorming conversations over coffee. The following is a copy of an email his wife, Maryisa, sent informing of the memorial scheduled in celebration of his life. Please join us to remember this wonderful man who brought us much joy and encouraged us to achieve the best we have to offer.

- "In Memoriam- Soren Petersen

As a tribute to Soren and to all those who loved him...

There will be a memorial service held at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Ca, on Saturday, May 13th, at 12N in the Sculpture Garden.

Please let other friends and colleagues know of the scheduled memorial who might wish to attend as I may not have all contacts.


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- SchmoozeFest- Get ready folks because our next event is coming up Thursday, May 11 from 6:30 to 9:30 and we would sure love to see you to hear about your latest involvements and then spend the rest of the evening networking. As usual the good folks of ArtCenter at Night are allowing us to hold our schmooze-event in Room #231 in the 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena building so bring your PowerPoint, some business cards and join in the fun. You are sure to be inspired!

- Registration for all the exciting ArtCenter at Night spring classes is ongoing. Classes begin Saturday, May 15. You may go online to find out more about the class offerings by calling 626-396-2319 or clicking on
Be Aware: These classes could change your life!

Our “Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One- Discovering the Dream” through ArtCenter at Night begins Tuesday, May 17 and will run for fourteen weeks. The class is from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. in Room #302 of the new 1111 Arroyo Parkway building. We will help you discover how to take your career to the next, most meaningful, level. This is a unique class not offered anywhere else where you will dive deep into what you have liked and not liked about your career to date and you can begin writing the next chapter of your purpose filled life. If you have any questions please call the counselors at ArtCenter at night, or call the instructor at 818-842-5490.


- Bill Wishner, Visual Hunter Invites You to Attend:

A new exhibit of work by the founder of Pasadena Photography
AC Gallery, 1546 Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29th., 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Bill Wishner is a visual hunter. Traveling to thirteen countries and fourteen cities, he is on a quest to capture cryptic visual images for his project “Art of the City Wall.” The series was born in 2012 out of his intrigue with the hidden art of urban walls. More are scheduled for the latter half of 2017 and 2018 to continue his work with this ongoing project.


- Alvalyn Lundgren, Graphic Artists, Instructor at ArtCenter at Night- “Hi, Tony: I wanted to report in with an update: I’m teaching Introduction to 3D Design at Art Center at Night on Thursdays nights this summer (at Art Center at Night). Class begins on May 18 at South Campus. I’ve attached an e-flyer.

An introduction to aesthetic theory, Introduction to 3D Design introduces the elements and organizing principles involved in designing form and space.
The course includes lecture, discussion, research and design assignments that help increase awareness, improve creative problem-solving ability, refine the design process, and increase technical ability.

The course is the basis for all 3-dimensional design disciplines, including interior design, architecture, packaging, transportation, environmental, fashion, industrial, stage and set design, sculpture, accessories, and furniture.
Project assignments are oriented toward understanding and applying design principles.
To enroll, look for course #ACN-089, Introduction to 3D Design,  on the ACN website:

If people want to know more about the course they can email me at

Thanks, Tony.”

Alvalyn Lundgren | Designer & Illustrator
Alvalyn Creative | Designing Influence. Drawing Attention.

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- Jennie Warren, Photographer- “Hi tony! It's been awhile. I am still in Detroit and I updated my website and am making calls and reaching out to new clients and available for travel! Also thought of you bc I am being published in my first book!!!

It's a coffee table book by Teneues Publishing and it's a few personal photos from when I documented the female motorcycle riders. :) wanted to share --
They publish really beautiful art, photography and fashion books.

Thanks, I hope everything is good."

Jennie Warren



- Academic job offerings- From Andrea McCarthy
University jobs in Art - Photography, and other related areas

 To view more academic jobs, visit:

Andrea McCarthy

    Academic Keys, LLC
    1066 Storrs Road, Suite D
    Storrs, CT 06268

Issue: Fine Arts Mar. 29th, 2017

This Academic Keys e-Flier contains higher education positions in:
- Art - Photography

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Add your department's positions to our next e-Flier, where 98% of the top 100 universities in the USA advertise their positions:

                     ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  NEW! - Instructor-Visual Effects
  University of Colorado Denver
  College of Arts & Media
  Denver, CO,    United States
  Date Posted: Mar. 7, 2017

  NEW! - Faculty positions in Design
  MIT Art Design & Technology University
  MIT Institute of Design
  Pune, Maharashtra,    India
  Date Posted: Mar. 3, 2017

  NEW! - Assistant Professor in Design
  Avantika University
  School of Design
  Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh,  India
  Date Posted: Feb. 27, 2017

  NEW! - Professor in Design
  Avantika University
  School of Design
  u\, Madhya Pradesh, India
  Date Posted: Feb. 27, 2017

  Photography- Non-CFS One Year Teaching Professor
  Brigham Young University
  Department of Design
  Provo, UT,    United States
  Date Posted: Feb. 22, 2017

  Assistant/Associate Prof. of Islamic Art and Visual Culture
  Rhode Island School of Design
  History of Art & Visual Culture
  Providence, RI,    United States
  Date Posted: Feb. 16, 2017

  Adjunct Instructor in Visual Art
  Brown University
  Visual Art
  Providence, RI,    United States
  Date Posted: Jan. 30, 2017

  Professor of Practice in Contemporary Design
  Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
  Department of Design
  Helsinki,    Finland
  Date Posted: Dec. 13, 2016

  Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor of Arts
  American University of the Middle East (AUM)
  College of Liberal Arts
  Al Kuwait, Al Ahmadi,    Kuwait
  Date Posted: Dec. 12, 2016

  Assistant Professor, Film/Animation/Video
  Rhode Island School of Design
  Providence, RI,    United States
  Date Posted: Nov. 7, 2016


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