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Carroll Thomas and 818

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

β€œ818 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.

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Carrol Thomas 2007 Photo by H. Krisher Lantow

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Shiela Cavalluzzi 2009

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Jamie Oliff 2009

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Karen Blackwood 2009

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Tak Ioka 2009

Meet and Greet

Posted in back in business, Bring it, Cameras, class, gallery, Photography Class on February 5, 2009 by anuvuestudio

2/5/09 begins our new classes for Adult Digital photography. Tonight, after leaving the gallery to close up, I came home to prepare eats for the “meet and greet”. I’m in charge of the fruit platters and cracker selection for whatever Jamie has dreamed up. She gives me the assignments she knows I can complete… without poisoning anyone we like…and besides… I can make things look “pretty”. Jonathan called to check in and make sure we hadn’t lost the keys to his classroom or given folks the wrong day… and I happily told him we had things well under control…and we certainly will…by tomorrow πŸ˜‰

I’m so looking forward to seeing the students arrive…and even though I already know most of them, they have assured me, they’re still coming. They’re very serious about learning how to use those new cameras and I can’t wait to see how they evolve. Just wait until they tap into that creativity that’s ready to burst out of each and every one of them. Most of them would say “yeah…right”. They don’t know it yet… but very soon they will find they cannot put that dang camera down… and it’s worse the more dangerously close to knowing something they become. Soon we will be sending them out into the world to bother family, friends, pets, teenagers (my personal favorite because it’s so easy) and innocent strangers at an alarming rate. Isn’t it great? Hum…I wonder when I’ll get the first annoyed call…

Number Lore

Posted in Attitude, back in business, Bring it, concentration, eclectic, Entering New Territory, entertainment, Funny, gallery, good grief, Humor, Idiot, In sync, it's only money, Land of OZ, Not a clue, Personal, playing the game, snort, the story unfolds, uh oh, Uncategorized, wacky, Whoo Hoo, yikes on January 24, 2009 by anuvuestudio

I have, for the last 5 days, been working on the sales tax for the gallery. Now for those of you that don’t know me, numbers and my brain don’t always coincide. You can ask all the folks at my bank. We’re on a first name basis. Imagine a meteor hitting a small planet at a rather accelerated speed. It’s not that I’ve sold a great deal and there’s a plethora of receipts (not sure what people see in that word). After all…It is art we’re talking here people. But the fact that I’m doing any type of accounting is about the equivalent of me making a pot roast with all the trimmings. It’s quite an unnatural thing.

I feel certain that my accountant ascertained something in me early on that made him come up with an “idiot proof” chart. I’m to fill in “only the little green squares”. I’m to “utilize the drop down menus” and use “only the categories created”. He’s made it “H proof”. It won’t let me type ANYWHERE I’m not supposed to. Ahh, what’s the fun in that? He asked me to send him a small portion of my handiwork to be certain I wasn’t “coloring outside the lines”…screwing up his perfectly executed spread sheet. It even gives me a big red “OK” when I’ve done a good job. Kinda the equivalent of one of those gold stars in elementary school. I sent off my first draft. Sadly…it was for the year 2009 ;(

I did all the requested revisions to round one. I’ve just completed my 4th quarter, sent it off and am eagerly awaiting my grade. It took 6 cups of thick, black, pumpkin spice coffee just to finish. I remember the day when he looked me straight in the eye and asked me if I knew not to keep writing checks if I didn’t have any money in the account. I’m still chuckling over that. I distinctly remember my Father asking my Mother that very same thing! I can say in all honesty, on that one point, I’m pretty clear. I still wish I’d said “That’s when I’m supposed to pull out my credit card, right?…What’s life without messing with the analyticals?

As far as my relationship with numbers goes, I’m not concerned. One of the bank tellers yesterday told me I had wonderful “fashion sense”. The next teller readily agreed and so did the head of business accounts (and he’s a man). So you see…no worries…I already have some form of “sense” down. πŸ˜‰

Treescapes Opening Night

Posted in Art, Bring it, Cool, create, excitement, fabulous, Famiiy, Friends, gallery, glorious food, Music, Musicians, neighbors, opening, Party on January 12, 2009 by anuvuestudio

We had a wonderful turn out for MaryBeth and her Treescapes show. I counted around 100 folks. She’s one popular gal! I developed as many photos as possible today before I realized I was actually asleep with my forehead flat on the keyboard! Truly… I haven’t seen that many attractive people in one room since my own family reunion! πŸ˜‰ I am posting just a small portion of the 700 shots taken just to share with you some of the party.

Three of MaryBeth’s larger works inside the main gallery sold and I believe 3 smaller illustrations held in sleeves on easel. Fantastic supportive people. I’m so happy for her…and so very, very proud. And the crowd was a pleasure to meet.

Elleni did a beautiful job and played her heart out on that flute. Just beautiful… and her husband Mike was very good to make sure she had breaks and something to eat…and Jenny, oh Jenny! I’ve never seen so many people stuffing food in their mouths with a satisfied smile. The appetizer area was more popular than the beer and wine so I don’t have to say much more there! All in all, it was a terrific night and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Fantastic!

A special thanks to Susan, Jamie and Leo for minding the store while I snuck around with my camera. I have never seen such a pro in handling people and their credit cards as our beautiful Susan. Never gets flustered and even sherlock’s peoples names for me (behind the scenes) when I can’t remember. How cool is that?.

But my greatest pleasure was watching our own little family of artists talking and laughing together. Kweli, Yumi, Laura, Jenny, Jamie and our newest teacher Jonathan…you guys are great to come out and support MaryBeth and it means the world to both her and myself. Without further adieu…the show Saturday night

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Opening Night…

Posted in art show, artists, create, entertainment, fabulous, Famiiy, Fat lady sings, Friends, gallery, neighbors, opening, Party, Uncategorized on January 10, 2009 by anuvuestudio

Tonight is MaryBeth Leonard’s opening with 23 works in the main gallery (22 featured here minus one on easel) and 4 in the classroom. Joining her will be Elleni Maureas playing Classical and Jazz flute and bringing up the rear, best kinda “art” I know, food extroidinare…We are happy to welcome a brand new member, our food artist (Yeah!) Jenny Walker. Certainly hope to see all of you there. Well, maybe not ALL of you. I want to sample the food too! Good time guaranteed for all. See you at 7pm… And yes, shoes can be worn with or without socks, but please, no USC fight songs. πŸ˜‰

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Elleni Maureas

Posted in Art, artists, entertainment, excitement, fabulous, Flute, gallery, Music, Musicians on January 4, 2009 by anuvuestudio

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While getting ready for the next show, I kept searching for the musical entertainment to coincide perfectly with MaryBeth’s Treescapes. I was lucky enough to find Elleni Maureas (with help from her Mother) just back from New York and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Ms. Elleni Maureas is a living legacy of a family of musicians. Both of her parents are accomplished professional musicians in Southern California and she was raised in an environment of constant musical stimulation and support. She began her studies in music on the flute at age 9 and later went on to study privately.

Elleni graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnomusicology. In addition to an extensive background in classical music, she has studied and played music from the Near East, Brazil, and the Balkans, as well as jazz. She is also a graduate of New York University, attaining her Master’s in Jazz Studies (performance).

On January 10th, Elleni will be performing solo classical and Brazilian Bossa Nova (the later I had to familiarize and listen up on).
Oh My…You lucky devils will all be pleased πŸ˜‰

Anuvue presents MaryBeth Leonard

Posted in Art, artists, Famiiy, Friends, gallery, Honor and Remember, reception, Uncategorized on December 28, 2008 by anuvuestudio

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Thank you

Posted in Christmas, Famiiy, Friends, gallery, thanks, Uncategorized on December 25, 2008 by anuvuestudio

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Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

I wanted to wish everyone who reads this blog, Friends, Family, all the Artists who are my new Family… and all the visitors to the gallery…a very Merry Christmas.

And if you celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, have a most happy one as well.

This month, even as the economy slides, through your support… the gallery has entered “the black” for the very first time since we opened our doors in July.

I wanted to thank you all forΒ your well wishes and patronage…and… to all of you that selflessly gave your time freely…to help this one woman operation get some rest…my heartfelt gratitude to you all.

Thank you Jamie, Susan, Jim, Julie and Nicole for everything.

Most important, to my Husband Micheal, thank you for understanding…that dreams may not always be lucrative…but they can mend a tired soul and allow it to grow new wings .

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! Β 

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 πŸ˜‰

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!

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Laura’s Reception: Finding Harmony

Posted in Art, artists, Famiiy, Friends, gallery, Images, Party, People, reception on November 21, 2008 by anuvuestudio

The brave 40 who came out for Laura’s reception during the fires… AND the lovely Megan provided the tunes…she was fabulous πŸ˜‰

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