Kultivate Magazine September 2016 Issue Preview!

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On September 1, 2016 the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published. This issue features MadPea Productions, Sheba Blitz, Katy Dirkle, The Vordun Gallery, Blanche Foxclaw, Bonefacio and AIM, Autism Awareness, Lakeside, fashion and modeling certification importance, Caltrinara’s Bar, and guest contributor Sparkie Cyberstar has an awesome photo essay!

Peace is a Choice: expressions of art in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Inara reviews the Peace is a Choice Gallery:

Located on the north coast of Nautilus and occupying almost the entirety of a region, sits the Peace is a Choice Gallery, founded and curated by Dove (TheDove Rhode). It is the home to an art display collected / provided over some nine years, from installations and artists past and present. As well as the gallery spaces, Peace is a Choice provides an event venue and an associated dance studio / meeting place.

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Photoshop is not cheating

Most experienced photographers will tell you to “get it right in the camera”. By that they mean know your camera well enough, and understand the concepts of aperture, shutter speed, ISO and your lens to be able to get the best capture possible in your camera. The other side to that concept is the implication that you should not rely on Photoshop to get a great image, that you should get it right only with your camera. In fact some “get it right in the camera” folks go as far to suggest that using Photoshop is like cheating.

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Kultivate Image of the Day-8-30-16

Today’s image of the day comes from Rose Nitely aka Rosy Highwater:

Image by Rose Nitely aka Rosy Highwater


Astralia – Oema Fine Art

Windlight Art Critic and Gallery Review, Oema, invites you to her photogenic sim, ASTRALIA:

ASTRALIA, Astral surreal  landscape for photographers and art lovers

In the middle of my journey I found myself at a stroke within a beautiful landscape, surreal, Astral.

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Kultivate Image of the Day – 8-29-16

Today’s image of the day comes from Wintergeist Resident:

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Image by Wintergeist Resident

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Michael Wright Fine Art Museum, Scamp

Million Happy Endings

MW Fine Art_002During the last three years I’ve repeatedly visited the Michael Wright Fine Art Museum. At first I didn’t keep the landmark; it was near something else I would teleport to before wandering down the road.  It’s on Route 12 in Nautilus, very close to the Odie Petrol Station which I blogged about on the 18th of this month.  You can take a right, leaving each of these places and soon arrive at the other.MW Fine Art_012The land description reads: “A Fine Art Gallery representing the work of digital pioneer Michael Wright.” When I first began visiting here, I knew way less about the mainland and hadn’t developed my interest in galleries and art in Second Life. I hadn’t heard of Michael Wright; I just enjoyed the calming experience of visiting here and felt no pressure to study the work.MW Fine Art_006I liked the architecture. It’s spacious, the ceilings are high, the…

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Of hounds, time, mysteries and awakenings

Inara covers this week at The Seanchai Library

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

It’s time to kick-off a week of story-telling in voice, brought to our virtual lives by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s Second Life home at Bradley University, unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, August 28th

13:30: Tea Time at Baker Street

Tea-time at Baker Street returns for the summer, featuring a new location – 221B Baker Street at the University of Washington iSchool in Second Life. Caledonia Skytower, Corwyn Allen and Kayden Oconnell invite you to join them as they return to what is quite possibly the most famous of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s works, and present their fourth reading from The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Baskervilles-1902The third full-length novel written about Sherlock Holmes, this is likely to be the one Holmesian story which – at least in outline – known to most, whether or…

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Kultivate Image of the Day-8-28-16

Today’s Kultivate Image of the Day comes from Lucia Tophat:

Gates of Melancholy
Image by Lucia Tophat


Kultivate Images of the Day – 8-27-16!

We have two images of the day today! The first comes from Blip Mumfuzz:

Shady Lane - Countryside
Image by Blipp Mumfuzz


The second is by Kimeu Kamolla:

Live your Life like an Adventure
Image by Kimeu Kamolla

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A visit to Cica’s Library in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World


Now open to visitors is Cica Ghost’s installation, Library, which she introduces with a quote from Albert Einstein, “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” And to be honest, this one is pretty hard to miss, being another of Cica’s installations produced on a huge scale – something visitors immediately appreciate on their arrival, being reduced to the role of Lilliputians during a visit.

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Monkey selfie Naruto: If a monkey snaps a selfie, does he own the rights to his own photograph? — Quartz


If a monkey snaps a selfie, does he own the rights to his own photograph?

If a monkey takes a selfie in the forest, and no one is around to see it, does he make money? (Wikimedia Commons… or is it?)SHAREWRITTEN BYJustin Marceau6 hours agoA few years ago in an Indonesian forest, a crested macaque monkey named Naruto picked up an unattended camera and took several photos of himself. The resulting monkey selfies have become the center of a debate concerning the overlap of intellectual property law and animal rights.

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Kultivate Image of the Day-8-26-16!

Today’s Kultivate image of the day comes from Sofia Besant:

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Image by Sofia Besant

The spirit of dancing | Second Sighting

Dancing With Spirits is an art installation by theda (or Theda Tammas) which is being hosted throughout August and September by Galleria Kakku, curated by my friend Pieni. It presents to the viewer an intriguing ball of different figures – alone, in pairs and trios – and one can join them to be part of the scene.

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Announcing the Kultivate Image of the Day !

With the many talented artists and photographers who post each day in our official Flickr Group, we at Kultivate have decided to choose an image of the day. Each day the image will be posted on our website! Today we have TWO images of the day:

Image by Evil Stacy
I know why the Caged Bird Sings - Featuring Sofia by Azul
Image by Eleseren Brianna

Split toning: Add a Touch of Lavender in Lightroom

Split toning is an effect which involves assigning different colors to the shadows and the highlights of an image to produce a unique look. Typically, using opposite colors for each –cyan and red, magenta and green, yellow and blue– produces the best results. Here’s how to use Lightroom’s Split Toning tool to set the colors, adjust the strength and balance out the effect to add a touch of lavender to an image.Rest all values to zeroTo ensure previous settings will not interfere with our new look, click on the Development module and reset all values to zero. This step can be skipped once we create the “Touch of Lavender” preset. You could take the time and go through each setting or download the Reset preset we created in “Create a Lightroom Reset Preset.” Creating a Split tone effect

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Rain songs and cipherscapes in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Song about Rain is an ensemble exhibition now open at the Pretentious Art Gallery, Crestwick Island ( a location I blogged about in June 2015), featuring images by Panteleimon Aeo, Burk Bode, MaryFelicity, Cold Frog, Nur Moo, Charlie Namiboo, Laura Richards, Mr. S., Sugar Silverstar, Maloe Vansant, and  Anita Witt.As the title suggests, the central theme of this exhibition is rain, with each artist submitting a single avatar study on the subject. Thus, it is an eye-catching exhibition of subtle contrasts in using rain  to frame a scene, focus the eye and  / or tell a story. All of the images have much to say, but I confess that where storytelling is concerned, I found myself particularly drawn to The Rain Song by Mr. S. (featured at the top of this article), which suggested an entire novella to me whilst admiring it. All of the pictures are offered for sale at the set price of L$300 each….

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US National Parks at 100: Stunning photos showcase 100 years of American parks and summer road trips — Quartz

The US National Park Service turns 100 today, Aug. 25. To commemorate the milestone, one of the oldest and most important museums of photography is hosting a stunning show in its honor.

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~Closing Party for MOLLY BLOOM’s “Creative Inhalations”~ YOU’RE INVITED!!!!! | Magick Thoughts

You are invited to attend the Closing Party for MOLLY BLOOM’s “Creative Inhalations” Exhibit

Curated by Sir Walter – Arts Director of Paris METRO Art Gallery (PMAG)

WHEN: Saturday – August 27th 2016

WHERE: Paris METRO Art Gallery LITTLE VERSAILLES GARDEN PMAG Little Versailles Garden LM


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A Chinese Garden in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

There are many spiritual centres throughout Second Life offering a range of environments and opportunities for rest, spiritual comfort, recovery, teaching and more.

One such region is Qoheleth (Hebrew:  gatherer / assembler; an assembly). I’ve been drawn there a couple of times over the course of the last year – although admittedly not out of any spiritual want or needs – because the region is largely given over an oriental theme, something of which I’m rather fond. In particular, it includes A Chinese Garden, designed by Camryn Darkstone with the assistance of region holder Grath (Grath Helgerud), as it is this garden which has tended to attract me.

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Home Away From Home Photo Challenge Winners!

Congratulations to Ricco Saenz! He won first place in the Home Away From Home Photo Challenge, which was sponsored by Maven Homes and Kultivate Magazine! Second place was won by Jamee Sandalwood and third place was won by Lake Tower! Below are the winning photos:

1st Place – Ricco Saenz


2nd Place-Jamee Sandalwood


3rd Place – Lake Tower

Very special thank you to Maven Homes, our judges, and to all our entries!