Tony Luna Creative- Update- 5-30-17



- Our SchmoozeFest on May 11 was a wonderful gathering of inspiring individuals. Among the informative presentations by members of our creative community was the presentation of artwork by Angel Mendoza to Paula and Tony Luna. Angel’s remarkable art honors Meso-American art motifs through his unique graphic and artistic interpretations. To see more of Angel’s art click on, 

- The summer term for ArtCenter at Night has begun and our Crafting a Meaningful Career class has a small but mighty group of extremely talented and creative people. If you are interested in learning about our classes designed to help you take your career to a new level contact ArtCenter at Night, 626-396-2319, or clicking on, or

- Velvette De Laney proudly announced that she completed her Master of Fine Arts in Design Research and Development this month at Ohio State University and she taking her research to the next level! Congratulations Velvette! We are all proud of your accomplishments…

- Randii Oliver will be showing her art work in two shows, Hoopla! Emporium and the Altadena Public Library, soon. Please support one of our newest members to our creative community…

- Errol Gerson will be honored at the 2017 AIGA LA AWARDS THU, JUNE 22, 7:00–10PM. He will be acknowledged for his over forty-five years of teaching at the ArtCenter College of Design, his entrepreneurship, and his enormous impact on mentoring thousands of artistic talents. Congratulations Errol!…

- Brian Biery shares information on exhibitions of his work and other notable art events in Pasadena through his blog. Take a look at some examples of his photography and art happenings…

- PasadenaPhotographyArtists invites photographers to enter their OPEN SHOW. There is no fee for submission and the deadline to enter is July 3



Velvette De Laney, Principal Designer & Owner l dewdropstudios- “Hi Tony, Here's my post-graduation blurb…Hi fellow Schmoozfesters! I hope you're all well.

I did it! I completed my Master of Fine Arts degree in Design Research and Development this month at OSU. I'm now working on getting Venture Capital funding to turn my thesis research into a tech start-up. The research was initially on developing a tool to help Graphic Designers become more environmentally sustainable in their practice. I then developed a Journey Map that articulates a path that Designers, Clients. Vendors, and other stakeholders can take to become more sustainable. Since graduating, I've refocused the tool to help environmental managers of larger companies manage print projects. Fingers crossed I'll have really good news to report the next time I attend a Schmoozfest! I'll be staying in town for a while (rent is cheap and Columbus isn't so bad - there are a lot of hairy hipsters, though!), but I hope one day to move back home. Meanwhile, someone please give both Tony and Paula a big hug for me!”

velvette  de laney | principal designer & owner | dewdropstudios
MFA graduate  |  Department of Design  |  The Ohio State University
Industrial Design Delegate, Council of Graduate Students  |  Art Director, ¿Que Pasa, OSU? Magazine
contact me: 909.717.1686  |  check me out:
coming soon:


- Randii Oliver, Fine Artist, and Computer Graphics Artist- “Hi Tony,
Attached is the Open Studios postcard for your Blog.  I will be showing my Fine Art photography, as Liz Crimzon, at:

Hoopla! Emporium

2591 Fair Oaks Avenue,
Altadena CA 91001

The Open Studios Preview Exhibit opened on May 6 and runs until June 5.  It is located at:

Altadena Public Library
600 E. Mariposa Street
Altadena, CA 91001


There will be an Opening Gala and Silent Auction on June 2, at the Altadena Public Library, from 6-9 pm.  Proceeds from the auction go to hosting more Open Studios Art Tours.
More information about Open Studios can a be found at:

Thanks for posting this!

Randii Oliver, aka Liz Crimzon
My website is:


- Errol Gerson, Professor, Entrepreneur, Revered Mentor-

THU, JUNE 22, 7:00–10PM  |  MILLWICK

You are cordially invited to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the 2017 AIGA LA AWARDS honorees and connect with some of the best talent in design.
Join us on June 22 for a reception and silent auction while enjoying signature cocktails, light fare, a photo booth, and more. Most importantly, your support will benefit new and existing chapter programs for the local design community.

RSVP TODAY (click here)
Fellow Award

Errol Gerson’s contribution to the LA design community is measured in decades. He has taught management, strategy, and entrepreneurship to some 6,300 students at the Art Center College of Design for the past 45 years. Errol was ahead of the times when he co-founded Cow Interactive, one of the first web development firms in LA. Errol has generously served AIGA Los Angeles for many years. He has been a board member, treasurer, and is now a Senior Advisor.


- Brian Biery, Photographer/Blogger- “Dear Family and Friends,
This late spring and early summer is filled with amazing art events and photographic exhibits.  In this newsletter you will learn about them and my other recent activities. I hope to see you at one of them!
Thank you for your wonderful support of my work!


From Brian Biery’s Photography Newsletter Summer ’17:

Next Open Studios:
June 3 and 4 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Kolhatkar Studios: 1841 Santa Rosa St., Pasadena

 Pasadena Chalk Festival - Paseo Colorado June 17 & 18 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm!

Reception: Saturday, June 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave.

     San Elijo State Beach, California
     Thank you for supporting my art!


Invites you to submit photography and attend
Open Show-Pasadena East LA #15
open to your creative interpretation
Thursday, July 13th, 2017 / 7:00pm
Jackie Robinson Center
/ 1020 N Fair Oaks Ave / Pasadena CA 91103

At each Open Show, presenters from students to award-winning professionals will show and discuss with the audience their photographic or video project based on a narrative, topic or single visual style that can be from diverse genres including reportage, art, commercial, historical and others.
(Photographic Project Submissions are Free)
Deadline for Submission July 3rd
Go to the Open Show Website -> Open Show-Pasadena East LA
We hope Open Show-Pasadena East LA will strengthen our photography community and bring together the public and artistic community in discussion of photography.
Sponsored and produced by PasadenaPhotographyArts
A project of Pasadena Arts Council / EMERGE Program

That’s it for now. Those are some of the amazing things these incredible artists in our creative circle are creating. Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they design meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

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