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Posted in future, Images, photography on February 4, 2010 by anuvuestudio


Posted in Attitudes, Bring it, Choices, future, Generation, Hope, Life, opinion, People, Symbolism, thoughts, Uncategorized, vision on March 3, 2009 by anuvuestudio

A friend up in the Bay Area shared this with me today. I thought I would share it with you…

Carroll Thomas and 818

Posted in Art, art show, artists, future, gallery, Uncategorized on February 22, 2009 by anuvuestudio

“818 will showcase a selection of work by 4 Los Angeles Artists, while in addition, paying a united tribute to Mr. Carroll Thomas. Mr. Thomas is the oldest living American Painter, still creating works of art, while personally operating and maintaining his own gallery located in Big Pine, California.

They have selected a photographic portrait, from my 2007 archives, giving the viewer a glimpse into the world of Mr. Thomas. It shows him holding one of his original watercolors that I purchased, inside his working studio, behind the gallery. These 4 Artists pay homage to this living legend, preceding his 99th Birthday. which will be celebrated April 29th of this year.

Carrol Thomas 2007 Photo by H. Krisher Lantow

Shiela Cavalluzzi 2009

Jamie Oliff 2009

Karen Blackwood 2009

Tak Ioka 2009

818 Artists

Posted in Art, art show, artists, Bring it, create, future, games, Uncategorized on February 22, 2009 by anuvuestudio

Shiela Cavalluzzi

Shiela Cavalluzzi was born in France and is an adopted Air Force brat. She moved to the United States at a young age. Like many artists, Shiela has done a variety of work from scenic painter for commercials and film to portrait artist at Disneyland. In addition, she has sculpted numerous Public Art pieces.She is currently working on several monumental scale sculptures to be installed at municipal and commercial sites. Shiela lives in California with her husband and two children.

Jamie Oliff

Jamie is a classically – trained animation artist. He has drawn since childhood, counting among his many influences such diverse artists as Toulouse-Lautrec, Heinrich Kley and Al Hirschfeld. Successful painter and author of Thinking Animation: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and CG, Jamie continues to push the boundaries of classic and comic art.

Karen Blackwood

Karen earned a B.A. in Fine Arts at the University of N.H. and studied at the School of Visual Arts and the Student Art League (N.Y). Since then her landscape paintings have been included in exhibitions organized by the Huntington Museum, the Pasadena Historical Society and the California Art Club. A professional fine artist, she has mpainted landscape murals and landscapes on canvas for clients in the Los Angeles areas of Hancock Park, Hollywood, Pasadena and the Bay area of Northern CA. Recently focusing more on Golf Landscape, Karen’s commissions include the 11th & 12th holes at Pelican Hill South, the 1st hole at Griffith Park, Wilson and an invitation to paint Pebble Beach. Tommy Fazio (Designer) has submitted Karen’s work to his Trump National Course Bedminster, N.J. for consideration.

Tak Ioka

Mr. Ioka grew up in Sacramento, California, where he attended and graduated from Sacramento City College. While there, he studied under Wayne Thiebaud and Greg Kondos.Following two years in the army, he attended the Art Center School of Design. After graduating from Art Center, he worked at McCann-Erickson advertising agency. In 1971 he opened three art studios to service most ad agencies in Los Angeles. In 1980 he closed each of the three studios and began free—lancing. Also, on a yearly retainer, he was head of the art department for Chanson Cosmetics in Japan. He retired in 1998, and to this day, still continues to draw and paint. “Painting everyday, I learn something new, and plan to continue learning”. His favorite mediums are: acrylics, charcoal and pen & ink.

Anuvue welcomes

Posted in create, Entering New Territory, fabulous, Friends, future, gallery, Images, Misfits, photography, Photography Class, Teacher, Teaching, Uncategorized on November 22, 2008 by anuvuestudio

Anuvue wishes to welcome and slap on the back (not hard…yet) our newest member to the ever enlarging family of Artists. Jonathan Fletcher comes highly recommended by my former, wonderful photography teacher (well, one of them) and he has agreed to teach our Photography Workshop for personal enrichment…yes, even though he’s met me!  

He’s been a teacher at Orange Coast College (a school with a fabulous photography program) for many years and we are so lucky to be able to steal him for a few hours a week. He wrote me to say he was working on an outline…sounds just like a teacher to me 😉

Jonathan brought in a portion of his portfolio so I could see his work the other night and he actually makes his own pin-hole cameras. The result is a one-of-a-kind style that you will really enjoy seeing when I can wrestle some images from him to share. In the meantime…Meet Jonathan!


Jim’s Reception: Hope For Tibet

Posted in Amdo Nomads, Art, Friends, future, gallery, Images, Personal, photography, the story unfolds, thoughts, Tibet on August 16, 2008 by anuvuestudio

Today is our first solo show featuring Jim McGill and his wonderful portraits of the Tibetan people timed to follow the Olympics. We hung the photos last night (which he refers to as black and white) but have more of a sepia feeling to me. We added some beautiful silk belts for color, brought back by Justin, from his recent visit to Tibet. We backed them with long, black fabric to make them “pop”. Jamie edge the black with some fabulous red Chinese silk I found because if I’d sewn it…well…whew… Kweli was such a help, not only did she get us dinner, but she kept a very tired Mike and myself from killing each other. I am meticulous so it’s easy to get frustrated 😉

Susan, the gallery’s Intern, stayed all day vacuuming, hanging the new T-shirts and setting up tables. She’s a smart, artistic young woman and she did a marvelous job.

Now just the small details before the big show. I hope to see those of you that can come out. I hope Jim has a great show and I wish him the best for success.

Party Time

Posted in Art, artists, back in business, Clowns, create, creative, design, Dreamer, Dreams, eating, eclectic, Entering New Territory, entertainment, excitement, fabulous, Famiiy, Friends, future, gallery, Goofballs, Grand Central, Hanging out, harmony, Hiding place, Hope, Images, it's only money, jewelry designers, keeping positive, Life, Love, Memories, Music, music makers, Musicians, neighbors, new beginnings, Night, Party, People, Personal, progress, Remember, Somewhere Over the rainbow, Stupendous, the story unfolds, Uncategorized, view, wish, wow on July 19, 2008 by anuvuestudio

I took a few shots early on as people started arriving for our opening…and then had to put my camera down to eliminate bodily harm in the mayhem. A few people picked it up towards the end and took some of me and my fat cheeks. I wish I had more to show you just how many beautiful people came to see and enjoy the Studio. We had such a great time. Everyone…

Anuvue Studio

Posted in Art, Entering New Territory, future, gallery, Hiding place, Images, Life, Personal on July 19, 2008 by anuvuestudio

I thought I would show you some photos of the Studio before our grand opening gala. I took some quick shots to give you an idea of the basic layout.

This is the entrance where you are greeted by a modern stainless fountain and some cool patterned carpets. I had banners signs made so that each artist would get recognition for their work and so that families could see…and be as proud of them as I am.

Then you step inside…this is looking back out

When you walk in, you can see 4 movable walls which accommodate 8 pieces of work. The ends, where the wood is, actually open to become a storage unit as well. I have clear acrylic sleeves on each end to supply the viewer information on both the work they see and the Artist themselves. The silver sides have been painted with liquid stainless steel and then clear coated for protection. Each and every wall is edged with metal and all the tops have hooks so that all the art can be suspended from wire…rather than having holes put in walls. After suspension, I use museum wax and a level to make sure each piece stays in place.

Upon entering the Studio gallery, you turn right and are faced with you first view of artwork on the movable walls and a quick view of the gallery.The reception desk, on the left, has been accented with a special patterned aluminum…one I fell in love with long ago an had to incorporate. All the furniture in the Studio is made from Baltic birch plywood. Above the reception desk…in a place of prominence…are my Father’s beautiful 1940’s hand carved bamboo fishing poles. I took great delight in people pondering them at the opening…Here you see Lori’s work prominent.

When you turn around you are faced with lovely floating glass cubes. They are really attached to wall…but the illusion of hanging from the stainless tubing is kinda fun. On the right side, the flat screen holds my portfolio. Below, in the 2 glass jewelry cases and also the one to the left of them, Kweli’s one-of-a-king jewelry sits glittering.

In the glass cubes: On right and left double boxes: Cathy’s beautiful fused glass in a myriad of colors. In the center cube and below in the jewelry case that’s center, Audrey’s amazing Native American pine needle basketry…and Audrey is 87 years young folks. The left jewelry case of the 3 holds Gina’s hand etched and hand dyed velvet shawls…and they are to die for. Next to the shawls…in the same case, are Darcy’s hand made, one of-a-kind Rosaries..and they are very clever and unusual.

Then, on the left side, Jim has his documentary Tibetan photos of the Amdo Tribe and their handicrafts are displayed below. These items are my pride, my joy and they give me the greatest sense of well being.

Standing back to look at it all…

Then as you turn, you see the very back free standing wall built over the existing windows. You can see Yumiko’s light green canvases…and then Laura’s work

Then looking back from the corner of the room back from Laura’s work toward Yumiko’s

Then if you were to look into the movable wall isles…you would see MaryBeth’s work

And Jim’s work on the right (in addition to what’s playing on the flat screen)

Then my own work on the back movable walls…hey, note that red sold dot on “Laundry Day”!

Behind mine, on the back sliding door wall is Shiela’s work…

and past Shiela’s are Kweli’s paintings…

I took this photo a little later so you could see the closet we built to hold out custom Studio T-Shirts…”Damn Blind Monkey” shirts are flying off the hangers… also the silver aluminum chairs hold guests who would like to review portfolios of work on the flat screen behind the reception desk. On that desk you see 2 water colors by Cynthia. On the wall shelf… I sell devil Ducks (after collecting them for years myself). On the easels, from left to right are works by MaryBeth, Shiela and Laura.

From the back wall where the flat screen is, you can see the reception desk…grand central. My lobster chair is the only color I allowed myself, to not take away from the art itself…

Lastly, my little kitchen area. The stainless table was my desk in my former Printing Scheduler life! Ha!

Anuvue Reception

Posted in Art, artists, back in business, Collections, create, creative, design, Dreamer, eclectic, Entering New Territory, entertainment, excitement, Friends, future, gallery, Hanging out, it's only money, jewelry designers, Musicians, new beginnings, Night, Party, Personal, photography, progress, Somewhere Over the rainbow, stomach muscles, the story unfolds, welome, Whoo Hoo on July 4, 2008 by anuvuestudio

Building Anuvue’s Patio

Posted in back in business, create, design, eclectic, entertainment, future, gallery, Hiding place, Images, new beginnings, Personal, Rooftop, the story unfolds on June 16, 2008 by anuvuestudio

I’m one of those people that picks things up along the way…in my travels…and then throws them together for the fun of it. I worked on the patio for Anuvue getting it ready for the grand opening. It’s missing the flat screen that will hang on the stucco above the storage/ seating container for all the people hanging out. This thing has come a long way from the termite infested, paint peeling, sun beating down, light baby blue rod iron mess it was prior. It has a covered roof, the rod iron is now black and has black backing, the cement floor has been painted and well…here’s where I am at this moment…Please watch your step around those Damn Blind Monkeys 😉