The March 2021 issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features artist Slatan Dryke, The Lyrical Center for the Arts, Ribong Gallery, The Glinka Gallery, The Drune Diesel Sim, The Biera De Ribera Sim, The New Linden Lab Chalet Homes, and the announcement of SL18B’S Exhibitor’s Applications. This issue also has photo essays by Tempest Rosca Huntsman, Inara Pey, and Grace Sixpence! Clck the cover below below to view this months issue!
“Photography… My Photography is not an Art Expression. It’s only a way to bust from myself… however, being closer to my Kernel”. – Slatan Dryke –
“The suspended moment intervenes during the action, and suddenly it blows up in a sharp lapse into yore”. – Slatan Dryke –
Slatan is Italian and he grew up surrounded by the best Art expression at 360°, and probably the best in the world.
Slatan loves Art in every form, but he is most fond of paintings and sculptures, following his classical education. Slatan is also a photographer in RL.
Always the traveler, Slatan loves to wander across the grid, finding new pockets of beauty for his pictures, thanks to the creativity and imagination of fellow residents.
Slatan is a perfectionist in taking his pictures, never missing a single detail. The ratio, the framing and light are quite an obsession, until finally the right image is in his viewfinder. Slatan rarely uses an editor to modify his pictures, so he likes to say his works are “natural”.
On the other hand, Slatan admits to have limited skills in building, so he creates his sculptures, not following a real scheme, but only indulging his instinct and his love for abstract forms, which are often slight but become alive with a creative use of textures, lights and movements. Slatan likes to use old-school SL building methods, with a preference for prims in their multiple aspects rather than mesh.
His buildings, sculptures and photographies have been exhibited in Art Galleries and at a number of main SL events:: University of Western Australia (UWA), BURN2’s, Santalarity, Burnal Equinox, Conception; SL Birthday, Raglan Shire’s ArtWalk, Art in the Park, Emphatic Eccentricia, Seaside Gallery, Oxford @rts Gallery. Pop-Up Art, Cape Able Art Gallery, VWBPE (Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education), Ethnographia, Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA), Kultivate Windlight Art Gallery, Holly Kay Art Park, Phoenix Artists Collaboration, Ani’s Gallery, La Maison d’Aneli, Argentum Artem, ArtCare Gallery, International Photography Festival, One Billion Rising, Relay for Life, Rock your Rack, Second Life Endowment for The Arts (SLEA), and many others including collaborations with artists in Second Life and Educational Institutions in Real Life as EduNation and Dublin Institute of Technology.
Join us Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 1 to 2pm slt for the opening of Kultivate Edge Gallery’s March 2021 Exhibition! Kultivate Edge Gallery is Kultivate’s only gallery that features black and white imagery. The following artists are exhibiting this month:
Vanessa Jane Jamee Sandalwood Maaddi Benazzi Veruca Tammas Reycharles Resident Soraia Rodrigues Anders Franizzi Saskia Reiko Johannes Huntsman Justice Pedroia
Join us at Windlight Art Gallery on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 1pm to 2pm slt for the March exhibition opening at Windlight Art Gallery! The event will feature live performer Lyric Serendipity with a casual dress code! The following artists are exhibiting:
Jessamine2108 Doris Johnsky Vita Theas Reycharles Resident SoraiaRodrigues Anders Franizzi Moora McMillan
Kultivate’s February 2021 issue is now published! This issue features 3D artist Betty Tureaud, The Florence at Low Tide Sim, The House That Love Built Sim, The 3D Exhibition Khaos in Motion, and the Futur Art Exhibition. This issue also features the following photo essays: Places to Ride Horses in SL by Tempest Rosca Huntsman, Vargsangen by Inara Pey, and Fun photography by Layka. This issue also features the new last names in Second Life and the departure of long time employee Oz Linden from Linden Labs. Lastly this issue features the No Eden to the West sim. Click the cover below to view this month’s issue!
Photographer Nils Urqhart is organising the 2021 “RL Photo Festival” – you can see his work at his Art Gallery Rill’Arts
The Third “RL Photo Festival” (formerly the Annual International RL Photography Festival) will take place between Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 and Sunday, April 25th, 2021. organised by photographer Nils Urqhart, and hosted at the Helvellyn Gallery).
The festival is intended to be a celebration of artistic photographic expression for the physical world, and is open to anyone from across Second Life with an interest it, or passion for, photography. All submissions should meet the following guidelines:
Submissions must be original photographs recorded in the physical world (to images captured in Second Life or computer games).
Submissions may be in colour or black and white, and may be on any theme, and in accordance with the following criteria:
All content must be family friendly. Submissions can depict the human form…
The 14th annual Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education (VWBPE) conference will take place in Second Life between Thursday, March 18th and Saturday, March 20th 2021, with the supporting programme commencing on Wednesday, March 3rd.
The core schedule of events for the conference has been officially announced, and highlights include (att at the main auditorium, unless otherwise stated):
08:00-09:00 SLT: Kick-off event at the VWBPE Gateway.
09:00-09:50 SLT: Keynote address – About the History of Virtual Reality and the Meaning of VR for Education with Dr. Undine Frömming (Angenblick Winkler SL); HMKW Berlin, University of Applied Science for Media, Communication and Management.
15:00-15:50 SLT: What’s up at the Lab? with Patch Linden and hosted by Kevin Feenan (Phelan Corrimal), VWBPE Director; Rockcliffe University Consortium.
Currently on show at Raging Bellls’ Raging Graphix Gallery is a joint exhibition by Second Life partners, John (Johannes Huntsman) and Tempest Rosca-Huntsman (Tempest Rosca) entitled Yin and Yang.
It’s a title that reflects both the art on display and the artists themselves on a number of levels. At its most literal, the title reflects the fact that whilst opposites on several levels (e.g. male and female, the fact that they originate on opposite sides of the Atlantic, etc.), Tempest and John naturally combine to form a whole. There’s also the fact that all healthy relationships contain within them the ability to grow and change, for both sides to contribute to the whole – and through their art and other endeavours in Second Life this is very true of John and Tempest.
Raging Graphix Gallery: Yin and Yang – Tempest Rosca
Join us this Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Kultivate Select Gallery’s February Exhibition! Kultivate Select Gallery is a themed gallery and this month’s theme is portraits! The following artists will exhibit at this exhibition:
The start of February saw me hop over to tour Dya OHare’s latest design at her homestead region after receiving an invitation from her to do so. It’s a setting that sees Dya move away from the Americas, which have been a focus for her last two designs (see: Dya’s Scent of the Caribbean in Second Lifeand Dya’s Southern Twilight), and instead turn to the Middle East for inspiration.
As its name suggestions, Dya’s Little Jordan is a take on the Kingdom of Jordan, and it has quite a lot to offer Second Life photographers. However, I’ll state up-front that, thanks to past idiocy on the part of some visiting Dya’s builds, group membership (L$300, so not a fortune) is now required to access Dya’s region, so do keep that in mind. I’ll also confess that Jordan isn’t a country with which I’m…
I’ve fallen behind in my tracking of Speedlight, the browser / Android / iOS Second Life client. There are several reasons for this – most of them down to me & time (or lack thereof), although I admit a couple of issues with the application have also kept me from using it. With regards to the latter, I’d like to offer a doff of my virtual hat and a “thank you” to the Speedlight Live Chat support mechanism and Speedlight Support Manager QuincyJohnes (that’s a name you have to love for it’s little play on things) for getting me sorted in very short order.
There have been numerous changes to Speedlight since my last article in July 2020 (see: Speedlight: group functionality and other updates), some of which are more under-the-hood than user visible, and there are several more in the pipeline. As such, this piece is offered…
Well, truth be told, first looks tended to suggest not a lot had changed; the majority of the region is still given over to a large landmass in part cut through by the single line of a railway track that terminates abruptly alongside a little station building, while a small stream slices through the bedrock. Around both lies a landscape suggestive of the…
Currently available the Monocle Man Gallery, curated by Kit Boyd and Lynx Luga, is an outstanding exhibition by Hiliare Beaumont. Untitled, it presents a series of self-portrait avatar studies that are – despite the fact I often use this phrase with regards to art exhibitions in Second Life – genuinely rich in their depth of narrative and content.
These are piece that bring together a range of inspirations – literature, film, music, elements of fantasy, historical drama to present pieces that are evocative, layered and often highly emotive. Through their presentation, these are pieces that illustrate the fact that Hilaire was initially drawn to Second Life as a place of role-play, and has since grown towards photography as a means of expression and emotional release.
Monocle Man Gallery: Hilaire Beaumont
The role-play aspect can perhaps be seen in the likes of Le Fantome de…
Giovanna Cerise is an artist whom I’ve admired for years. Her work, which spans both the virtual and the physical, is exceptional, whether seen as an individual piece, or as a complete installation.
As I recently reported, she has recently returned to artistic expression through Second Life after a hiatus of several years, opening a studio gallery at Campbell Coast – and I’m particularly honoured and delighted to announce that Giovanna is the first artist to appear at the Phoenix Artists Collaboration as a Featured Artist.
PAC Featured Artist: Giovanna Cerise
Officially opening on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at PAC, is a special display of art Giovanna has put together, entitled Traces. It marks her first formal exhibition since her return to Second Life – although it will obviously not be her last. It presents a mix of her work, past and present; …
Where Our Journey Begins is a homestead region held and designed by Vivian Ewing. It’s a place we first visited fairly recently – in September 2020, in fact. However, after getting several nudges from people that the region has been redressed for the coming Spring, I suggested to Caitlyn that we hop over and take another look.
The changes made since that first visit of ours are extensive; yet at the same time, there is much about the setting that does offer a sense of continuation from that iteration to this: the curtain wall of cliffs with their waterfalls (now to the south-east of the region, rather than to the north), the use of granite-like tables of rock on which to site some of the region’s buildings, etc. This mix gives the region a pleasing sense of the familiar couple with discovery.
Kultivate brings a new version of Sensuality with the Sensuality Exhibition-Love Edition, which takes place February 5 to 7, 2021! This is one of two Kultivate adult themed exhibitions that features sensual, adult, erotic, and sexual art! The following artists are currently exhibiting their sensual art and photography:
Elise Sirnah 4pril Resident Dusty PEdroia Jesie Janick Jamee Sandalwood Johannes Huntsman Kacey Lysios Kalina Sands Kimmy Ridley Laerka Resident Moora McMillan Resmay Bloodstorm Myra Wildmist Q (Sirspanking Resident) Talitha Alice Tempest Rosca Huntsman Vanessa Jane Veruca Tammas Vita Theas