Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Presents the Art of DimiVan Ludwig!


Join us this Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as Kultivate presents the Art of DimiVan Ludwig at Kultivate Signature Gallery! The event will feature live performers Wolfie Starfire & Mavenn with a casual dress code!


And if Dimi’s name sounds familiar it is because in addition to be a very talented artist and photographer he is also a very talented live performer! You can read more about Dimi below:

DimiVan Ludwig

DimiVan Ludwig, known as Dimi by his friends, is a long time Second Life and Real Life photographer. Most know Dimi as an acoustic musician, but when he isn’t performing, he can often be found snapping photos. He calls himself a novice, but those who have seen his photographs would say otherwise. He frames his shots with the final product in mind, editing very little in post production. He uses his Nikon d3500 to shoot real life landscapes. In Second Life, he prefers to snap portraits utilizing the features provided by LUMIPro. You can find his work on his personal webiste: on his Flickr account:

Kultivate Magazine’s 5th Anniversary Issue is Now Available!

The 5th Anniversary Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features 55 images from some of the best artists and photographers in second life, SL17B, Grauland, The Hannington Endowment of the Arts, a photo essay on Rosehaven, Lyrical Café, DJ Neo Storm, Safari Park & The Happy Hat, Mangyeong. We also have 3 fashion looks you may want to try this summer! Click the cover below to view this issue.





Kultivate Magazine 5th Anniversary Issue Preview!

The 5th Anniversary Issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published on Wednesday, June 24, 2020! As this is a special issue we will not tell you what is in the issue, but we will give you a sneak peak of the cover! Very special thank you to Tempest Rosca-Huntsman for the cover image:


SL17B the artists and the art

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

SL17B Welcome Area

Second Life’s 17th anniversary celebrations officially opened on Friday, June 19th – although members of the Second Life Birthday in-world group have been able to access the celebratory regions since June 18th. Those looking for a general guide to the region and facilities can do so by following my Pocket guide to the celebrations, which covers some of the major activities and includes links to all the core locations within the celebratory regions and to the SL17B Shop & Hop event that also opens on June 19th.

The seven regions devoted showcasing exhibitor builds are packed with installations that reflect the breadth of creativity and activities available in-world. However, for this article, I’m focusing on some of the art installations that are now available for your enjoyment and appreciation.


Ethereal II “Where Will You Go?” by Pixels Sideways

A tiered installation offering a touch of…

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Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate AIR Gallery Exhibition Opening!



Join us on Sunday, June 21, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of the latest exhibition at Kultivate AIR Gallery! This gallery features the Kultivate artists in residence:

GlitterprincessDestiny Resident
Veruca Tammas
Vanessa Jane
Jamee Sandalwood
Tempest Rosca-Huntsman
Kody Meyers
Wintergeist Resident
Sevant Anatra
Angel Heartsong
Dream Koda
Cybele Moon
Myra Wildmist

Live performer Samm Qendra will perform throughout the hour! Casual dress code and slurl:

2pm slt-Music & Trivia @ Mad Mare Pub & Dene Art Gallery!


Join us for music, trivia, & fun at Mad Mare Pub & Dene Art Gallery today! Today’s events:

2pm to 3pm slt – DJ John & Trivia
3pm to 4pm slt – live performer Wolfie Starfire

casual dress code for both events


Kultivate 5th Annual Anniversary Photo Challenge Winners!

Congrats to the winners of the 5th Annual Anniversary Photo Challenge:

1st Place: Angel HeartsongParty Everyday

2nd Place: Maiya Grant Creativity Tree

3rd Place: Kisma ReidlingKultivate Photo Challenge final

Day #3 @ Kultivate’s 5th Anniversary Weekend!


Today is the last day of Kultivate’s 5th Anniversary Weekend! Today’s events are:

-5th Anniversary Photo Challenge Winners Announced

-1pm to 2pm slt – live performer Max Kleene (One LumiPro Giveaway)

-1159 pm slt – exhibition area closes

Event stage slurl:


Come out and celebrate with us!


Day #2 @The 5th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Weekend!


Today is day #2 of the 5th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Weekend, celebrating 5 years of Kultivate on the grid! Today’s events are:

-Exhibition Opens, Photo Challenge Begins
-4pm to 5pm slt – live performer Samuel James (10 winners will win 250L’s each, 1 Templar Poses poseback giveaway & 5 easel slideshow frames)
-5pm to 6pm slt – live performer Aislen Sings (10 winners will win 250L’s each , 1 Templar Poses posepack giveaway, & 5 easel slideshow frames)

Photo Challenge Info

Slurl to event:

Event stage slurl:


Come out and celebrate with us!

Day #1 @ The 5th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Weekend!


Today is day #1 of the 5th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Weekend, celebrating 5 years of Kultivate on the grid! Today’s events are:

-Exhibition Opens, Photo Challenge Begins
-4pm to 5pm slt – live performer Nina Setner (10 slide show frames giveaway, 1 Templar Poses poseback giveaway, & 1,000L’s Trompe L’Oeil Gift Card giveaway)
-5pm to 6pm slt – live performer Melenda Baptiste (10 slide show frames giveaway, 1 Templar Poses posepack giveaway, & 1,000L’s Trompe L’Oeil Gift Card giveaway)

Photo Challenge Info

Slurl to event:

Event stage slurl:


Come out and celebrate with us!

5th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Weekend Press Release!



5th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Weekend

Dates: June 12 to 14, 2020


Kultivate turns 5 this year and the annual anniversary weekend is returning June 12 to 14, 2020! This special weekend will feature a special art exhibition, live music, & giveaways!.

ParticipatingArtists Include: :aht1981, Akiko.Tripsa, AlexAvion, Angel Heartsong, Anibrm Jung, Anouk Lefavre, archgothica, DrusillaGwind Resident, Elle Thorkveld, Francis Bagration,  Hana Hoobinoo, ilyra chardin, Inara Pey, Jamee Sandalwood, Johannes Huntsman, Kapaan, Karma Weymann, KismaKSR Resident, Myra Wildmist, Reycharles Resident, Rissy Feiri, Sabine Mortenwold, Sheba Blitz, SkinTrader Greyskin, softandred, Syphera Inaka, talligurl resident, Tempest Rosca-Huntsman, Vanessajane66, Veruca Tammas, Vita theas, & wintergeist

The following live performers and instructors will provide entertainment throughout the anniversary weekend: Nina Setner, Melenda Baptiste, Samuel James, Aisle Sings, and Max Kleene. 

About Kultivate Magazine:
Kultivate Magazine is a publication about the cultural aspects of Second Life. The goal of Kultivate Magazine is to support art, culture, photography, music, and fashion. Kultivate Magazine consists of the magazine, The Windlight Art Gallery, The Edge Gallery of Black & White Imagery,  The Kultivate Loft Gallery, The Kultivate Signature Gallery, The Kultivate AIR Gallery & The Kultivate Select Gallery. Kultivate Magazine is proud to be the media partner and primary sponsor of Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team for The American Diabetes Association

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show #258: influx press does literary love

the drax files radio hour

258 shoe #258

another fabulous book club, this time focusing on independent publishing of the literary fiction variety [which, according to wikipedia is of higher value than commercial genre fiction…] = influx press is in the house!

shiromi pinto, annabel banks, gary budden and kit caless are guests, writers all of them and the two men [+ sanya semakula who was not present] running the business side of things. how do they survive in this world of nonstop audio/visual entertainment?

maybe we will find out! enjoy a fascinating discussion dominated by non-humanoid avatars ….

and here is some more context:

  • the original livestream from this past wednesday:
  • a few pics to illustrate “plastic emotions” – the love story between minette de silva and le corbusier are in order:
  • do you want to see these avatars in the REAL WORLD? Gary and Kit have a podcast:
  • found annabel reading poetry…

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Tranquil Droplets at Nitroglobus in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Nitroglobus: Bamboo Barnes – Traquil Droplets

Opening on Monday, June 8th, 2020 at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery, curated by Dido Haas, is Tranquil Droplets, an exhibition of art by Bamboo Barnes.

There can be few involved in the art world within Second Life who can be unfamiliar with Bamboo’s work; it is by turns vibrant, evocative, provocative, emotive and so often rich in narrative. A physical world artist hailing from Japan, Bamboo works with digital tools to produce her pieces, her finished works strongly assertive in terms of its presentation, ability to dominate the space it occupies and in the way it demands the attention of the eye and mind.

Nitroglobus: Bamboo Barnes – Tranquil Droplets

There’s hopeless life still seeking for hopes like abandoned walking shadows of people on the street, my artworks are expression of confusion of life, darkness of light and strangeness of love. I create what…

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The Happy Hat, Mangyeong

Million Happy Endings

Well over a month ago I was traveling through the Chilbo area on Jeogeot with a friend. We came across three parcels owned by Rah Rehula.

The first parcel, closest to the road in the direction we were traveling was The Happy Hat. 

“See Rah’s latest hats! Kick back and enjoy…There are often changes to the sound, the scenery and the inventory to suit Rah’s mood ;-)”

I went inside the Hideki Forest Cabin, a build I really like, and found welcoming spaces plus Rah’s art.

I’ve very recently returned to make sure these parcels still exist, and noticed the differing windlights which aren’t evident in these photos.

Close to The Happy Hat is Movie Time. “A flick place.”

It has the amenities for watching media.

I was impressed with the variety of the animal kingdom on the properties.

There are rabbits, pygmy goats, and an animated great horned owl…

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The Isle of Pandasia in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Isle of Pandasia, June 2020 – click any image for full size

Welcome to the island of Pandasia, mystic with a Zen atmosphere for nature lovers, relaxing and taking photos or taking a boat trip. the sim is fully open including the beach side house. [Have a] Good visit!

– About Land, Isle of Pandasia

For those looking for somewhere just a little bit different in-world to visit, Isle of Pandasia could be just the ticket. The work of T-Chat (noisette Haller), it is a curious mix of oriental themes, fantasy, whimsy and animal cuteness. It might best be described as a series of interlinked vignettes than a continuous landscape, held together by water.

On first arrival, the region seems simple enough: a body of water ringed by high-sided islands of rock, some of which appear to intrude into the region from their off-sim placement. It seems to simply be…

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Monday @ 2pm slt-Party at Mad Mare Pub & Dene Art Gallery!


Join us Monday, June 8, 2020 from 2 to 4pm slt for a 2 hour party at Mad Mare Pub & Dene Art Gallery!

From 2 to 3pm slt we have DJ John and 1980s tunes, plus trivia! Stick around from 3 to 4pm slt for live performer Abby Jaidov. Casual dress code for both events!


Second Pride 2020: TOGETHER in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Second Pride 2020

SL Pride, the event celebrating diversity organised by and on behalf of Second Life’s LGBTQ+ community officially opens on Friday, June 5th, 2020 at 14:00 SLT, and runs through until Sunday, June 14th.

With entertainment and activities through the week, this year’s event has the theme TOGETHER, which the organisers define as: Together in Unity; in Life; in Health; in Harmony; in Spirit; in Love; in Power; in Strength; in Mind; in Body and in Peace. Given the situation in the United States at present, the event also stands in support of, and in solidarity with, Black Lives Matter.

Second Pride 2020

Once again, the event is centred on a city-like region setting, a central park within it offering the event space. Surrounding this is an elevated train line designed by Jogi Schultz (yogijo), who also supplies the buildings below the elevated rails that…

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Friday June 5th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Safe Friday everyone! Today we have field trips throughout the day, starting early as well, so you can have a steady dose of great live music 🙂


7 am Field Trip: Zorch Boomhauer at Cafè Musique!

12 pm Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at Bellazur!

2 pm Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at Hagandaz!

4 pm Field Trip: Zorch Boomhauer at Bellisseria RFL!

5 pm Field Trip: Shannon Oherlihy at Hotel Chelsea!

7 pm Field Trips: Twostep Spiritweaver, Effinjay

Twostep Spiritweaver at Club PlanetAry!

Effinjay at Luskwood!

8 pm Field Trips: Thunderfoot Lorefield, Ren and Quai

Thunderfoot Lorefield at Avian Retreat!

Ren and Quai at Burn2’s Main Stage!

And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind!

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Art at Love and Love in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Love and love Art Gallery

Love & Love Art Gallery is, for me, a new venue for art in Second Life. Curated by Lylaya Love (lylaya), and co-founded by her and her partner Bohemio Love (Bohemi0), the gallery occupies a pristine 3-storey building set with a 4096 sq metre parcel set out with a small, tidy garden space before it.

At the time of my visit, the ground floor space of the gallery was not in use – I’ve no idea if it will offer future exhibitions – with a teleport offering the way up to the upper two floors.

Love and Love Art Gallery: Cornelia Augusta

On the first of these, Cornelia Augusta (cornelia Longfall) presents Kaleidoscope of Souls, an exhibition of avatar studies across the floor’s two halls and set within an environment that is best appreciated with the viewer’s Advanced Lighting Model (ALM) enabled (Graphics →…

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