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Changes to Kultivate for 2018!

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Changes to Kultivate 2018:

Foreward:

Dear Kultivate Family,

I want to first thank everyone for being patient during my and Eleseren’s absence the past couple of months. We hope that this message clarifies what is going on and explains our absence. First real life has caught up with us both. Eles recently inherited a home in the north of Scotland from a relative and has been going back and forth from Germany to the UK, to sort this out. Secondly, as I am in the military, training schedules and other military work related matters have thrown my schedule into a fix. Combine this with Eles traveling and two kids, I have not had time in SL, as I would have liked.

We have both decided to restructure again, in order to balance our real life with SL. We could simply close up everything and go, but we both feel that SL has a special meaning to both of us. It is where we met, it is where we have met some of our closest friends, it is also our love of the arts in both worlds, that makes us want to push on. We hope that these changes are the last time we have to change anything and that we keep pushing forward.

We do want to personally thank Vee (Veruca Tammas) for her patience, guidance, and advice as we have thought hard about these changes. Without her, we could not do what we do each and every day for Kultivate.

Please note that the changes below do not address the fashion aspect of Kultivate. Eles will address those in a couple of weeks.

Thank you for reading and understanding.

Sincerely,

John

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Changes to Kultivate 2018:

New Partnership with The Keys Entertainment Group:  -The Keys Entertainment Group will relocate to our sim. They will take up a quarter of the sim. -This partnership will allow us to bring new people to the sim and to also promote the music component of the arts. With this partnership, sim ownership does not change, everything is still ran by Kultivate, except the quarter parcel that the Keys will manage and run.

-You can find out more about The Keys at this link: https://thekeyslivemusic.wordpress.com/

-Gallery Changes: -As The Keys needs a quarter sim, we are redoing the galleries somewhat. The following changes will take place:

  1. The Windlight Gallery will have a new build (two stories, with The Windlight Gallery below and upstairs The Edge Gallery of Black & White Imagery & The Kandis Gallery, will both share space)
  2. The Select Gallery will remain in it’s same location
  3. The space currently occupied by The Edge Gallery will be where the restaurant on the sim will relocate to, as well as the fishing area on sim that is occupied every day at 605 pm slt by a group of dedicated 7seas fishers

-Other Sim Changes-As we hold fundraisers and big shows on the sim, we still will have half a sim free, so the adjusting of the galleries is to ensure that we can still support our main charity of Team Diabetes and have our week long gallery events

-Gallery Season: -Due to an increasing real life, we will run the galleries each year from August 1 to middle of June each year. As I have kids in real life, I spend a lot of time with them in the summer and holidays throughout the year. Real Life will always come first for me.

-With the changes in The Edge Gallery & The Kandis Gallery, the opening events for these galleries will always be held on the same date

-All gallery openings will be held on Sundays, with openings every other month, this will adjust when we have special events.

-The gallery form will go out again soon for a call for Artists for Rock Your Rack’s charity art show and for our upcoming gallery season

-Magazine & Website Updates: 

-The magazine will continue publication in August

-Based on the summer changes, the SL anniversary issue each year will be our summer issue, with a hiatus from June to August, due to my rl

-The website also will be updated during this time, we hope to have a system in place soon where you can promote your own galleries and events

2nd Annual Sensuality Exhibition Press Release!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

MAY 11, 2018 

2ND ANNUAL SENSUALITY EXHIBITION 

DATES: MAY 11 TO 13, 2018 

WEBSITE: https://kultivatemagazine.com/sensuality-exhibition/ 

SLURL:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/187/133/1513

Kultivate Magazine presents the 2nd Annual Sensuality Exhibition. This special exhibition is the only adult themed art show that is curated by Kultivate and will take place May 11 to 13, 2018. The exhibition features a variety of sensual,  erotic, adult, and sexual imagery. **Please note that the location will be adult rated and themed.** 

Events include live music, dj parties, a special raffle, photo challenge, and hunt. Exhibiting artists include: eruca Tammas, Rasecel Masatada, bri graycloud, Ramsa Luv,
maaddi, chey5620 resident, SeasidePurcell Resident, retroye resident, Fafnir Kiranov, ChristianAyden Resident, Myra Wildmist, reycharles resident, Hadiya Draper, damien0krux, Darrian Royce, Raddick Szymborska,Isle Biedermann, Sparklybootie, lovingdiscord, Kapaan, Karma Weymann, Cyberspy, FiordiligiDaPonte Resident, &  Johannes1977 Resident.

Schedule of Events:
May 11, 2018:
-8 am slt-Exhibition Opens to the public
-8 am slt-Hot Kiss Hunt Opens to the public
-8 am slt-Sensuality Raffle Opens
-8 am slt-How Sensual Are You Photo Challenge Opens
-4pm to 5pm slt-As Bare As You Dare event with live performer Jaq Luik

May 12, 2018:
-1pm to 2pm slt-Naughty Trivia & Angels N Demons Party

May 13, 2018:
-12pm to 2pm slt-Sensuality Whips & Chains Masked Ball
-8 pm slt-Exhibition, Sensuality Raffle, How Sensual Are You Photo Challenge & Hot Kiss Hunt Ends

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 Edge and The Edge Gallery of Black and White Imagery, The Windlight Art Gallery,  The Kandis Gallery of real life imagery, The Kultivate Select Gallery, Ristorante Ivanna, & The Tribute and Crown Pub. 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.

For More Information:
https://kultivatemagazine.com/sensuality-exhibition/
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Kultivate Magazine’s April 2018 Issue is Now Available!

The April 2018 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue will feature 15 Years of Second Life, a photo essay on sailing and nautical art, a photo essay on The 1900’s Paris Sim, a photo essay on spring safaris, The Luane’s World sim, The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Exhibition in Second Life, the latest exhibition at The Dixmix Gallery, and The Edge Stylists bring you their April 2018 stylings! Click on the cover below to view this month’s issue:

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Scare Me Silly is Now Open!

Team Diabetes of Second Life

Scare Me Silly 2018 PosterSCARE ME SILLY EVENT PRESS RELEASE

DATES: October 19 to October 27, 2018

WEBSITE: https://www.teamdiabetessl.org/scare-me-silly

SLURL: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/148/143/22

The 3rd Annual Scare Me Silly event returns in support of Team Diabetes of Second Life! This event, is the first fundraising event for Team Diabetes of Second Life and features two hunts, live performers, dj’s, an art show, shopping, and lots of tricks and treats!

Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The mission of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to raise awareness, tolerance, and funds for diabetes in the virtual world of Second Life. According to the World Health Organization (2016): 422 million adults in the world have diabetes and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.

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Linden Lab blocks Android client “IM to SecondLife”, with security advisory for users

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Oz Linden, Technical Director for the Second Life platform at Linden Lab, has issued a blog post indicating the  Android client “IM To SecondLife” has been blocked from accessing Second Life.

While no specifics have obviously been given, the blog post notes the reason for the blocking is due to the committing “serious violations of the Policy on Third Party Viewers relating to user account security and user privacy.”

The blog post goes on to provide direct security advice for users who may have downloaded and made use of “IM to SecondLife”:

If you have ever used that viewer, Linden Lab strongly suggests that you secure your Second Life account, beginning with updating your password on the Second Life account page:
https://accounts.secondlife.com/change_password/

We may need to temporarily hold some accounts in connection with this incident. Please ensure that your contact information is up to date and verify your email address:

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Designing Worlds explores the making of the machinima Arrivals and Departures

Prim Perfect

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 24 September for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, for the new episode of our autumn/fall season, we take a look at the story behind the 15-minute machinima produced by Caledonia Skytower, Honey Heart and our very own Elrik Merlin: ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES.

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Saffia Widdershins and guest co-host Corwyn Allen talk to the film-makers about how the production came about and how it was made, in the special theatre created by Honey Heart for the premiere; and we talk to Marcus Inkpen of in-world creators The Looking Glass who produced the build, Erstwhile Station, in which the story is set.

Arrivals & Departures – Trailer from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES is a 15-minute machinima shot in Second Life®, based on a short story written as part of…

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Tutorial: How to get bokeh in SL

Myra Wildmist

Bokeh isn’t just for real life photographers. You can get it in Second Life, too.

What is bokeh? Literally, it’s blur. That’s what bokeh means in Japanese. But it’s so much more than that. That blur can be so beautiful, so pleasing to the eye. Photographers love bokeh; they covet that lovely, blurry effect I’ve tried to demonstrate in this featured photo, Bokeh Poppies.

Here’s how you can get bokeh in SL:

1. Find a spot with nice sun and scenery that breaks up the light, like tall grass, foliage, or a field of flowers. Or even something with lots of lights. It all works. You just don’t want a flat, even background like a wall.

2. Turn on your DoF.
Alt+P will bring up Phototools in FS. Turn on your DoF under the DoF tab.

3. Set your f-number low (Also on the DoF tab.). This gives you…

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Simploring 2018 (78) Happy Clam Island

Diomita and Jenny Maurer's Blog

Thursday, September 6th, I picked Happy Clam Island for my simploring tour. I found the link in someone’s profile while standing in a S&M (Stand & Model) club and reading profiles and the description and the accompanying picture caught my attention:
PSY Trance Sin
(flower.rainforest): “Organica: some of the best damn lag in SL”
Goa, Oldskool, Psy, Trance, Psytrance,PSY, Solstice, Equinox, Festival, Electronic , tribe, nature, tree, love, Peace

Impressions of Happy Clam Island (1) – around the landing point

There’s a homepage for Happy Clam Island and I visited it before I actually visited the island inworld:
“We are a virtual community in Second Life devoted to Peace and Higher Consciousness through music. Our magical venue, Organica, provides wonderful goa/psy and live music events, and our island exists as an educational portal and place of community where friends can meet and share ideas and talents as we prepare for…

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Prim Perfect’s Cakes Against Cancer 2018 – for Macmillan Cancer Support

Prim Perfect

For the last five years, we have held a very special coffee morning at Prim Perfect head offices in support of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Morning, where we have raised over £740.00 (over US$970) through the sale of virtual cake – and real recipes – and we will be doing it again this year.

Every September, the UK charity Macmillan Cancer Support holds the biggest coffee morning in the world – and since 2013, we have held our own event in Second Life. The event in 2018 will be our fourth year hosting this.

DJ Kess Crystal will be will be spinning the tunes at the Prim Perfect Head Offices from 12 – 2pm SLT. and DJ Elrik Merlin will be taking control of the decks from 2 – 4pm

Macmillan Cancer Support is the UK’s leading charity offering support for people with cancer and the Coffee Morning is…

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A further trip to The Galleries in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The Galleries Museum

The Galleries, curated by Ernie Farstrider is an extensive gallery complex ideal for those wishing to explore many of the rich facets of art in Second Life. As I last wrote about the complex nearly a year ago, I thought it about time I talked a little more about it, this time taking a look at the Ground level facilities of The Galleries Museum.

Modelled on New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, the building is very much a gallery space, despite the “museum” in the title, and at the time of my visit had just opened a new exhibition of art by Violetta Carolina, who returns to the gallery for the first time in five years.

The Galleries Museum

The exhibit features Violetta’s 2D the 3D art, the former presented as a series of bold paintings, rich…

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The Culprit Sonata Bento piano in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The Culprit Sonata upright (l) with my Lisp grand (r) at our home in SL

It’s no secret I play the piano; I’ve mentioned it a fair few times; I can sometimes be heard playing arrangements on my You Tube videos, and I’ve reviewed the various pianos I’ve had in SL through these pages.

By-and-large, I prefer to go for grand (concert or baby) pianos in SL, simply because a) the comparative sizes of houses in SL tend to mean a grand can be installed easily and not lost against a wall; b) I have a Yamaha N1 in the physical world, that nicely reproduces the sound of a grand (but only takes up as much space as an upright!), so I’m naturally more accustomed to the more rounded sound of a grand, and heaving on in SL puts me in mind of that roundedness.

Thus, finding me writing about…

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Hounds, cats, murder and clocks in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Seanchai Library

It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s home at Holly Kai Park, unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, September 23rd

13:30: Tea-time at Baker Street

The third full-length novel written about Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles is likely to be the one Holmesian story which – at least in outline – known to most, whether or not they have actually read any of Holmes’ adventures.

But how many of us know the story as it was originally written? Over the decades it has been adapted for film and television more than 20 times, starting as early as 1914/15 with the 4-part series, Der Hund von Baskerville, and continuing on through to Paul McGuigan’s The Hounds of Baskerville, featured in the…

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DiXmiX: Maloe, Isa and Harbor

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

DiXmiX Gallery: Maloe Vansant

In September 2017, Dixmix Source opened DiXmiX Gallery (read here for more). Since then, the gallery has run a series of exhibitions, running on roughly a monthly basis, featuring some of Second Life’s most impressive artists from across the grid.

To celebrate the gallery’s first anniversary, Dixmix held a special party on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, which including the opening of the latest exhibition, featuring images by Harbor (Harbor Galaxy),  Maloe Vansant and Isa Messioptra. All three are making a return to DiXmiX gallery, and between them present an intriguing – some might say disturbing, in places – series of studies, some of which appear to have come as much from the physical world as from Second Life.

DiXmiX Gallery: Isa Messioptra

The majority of the images are close-up studies, rich in emotional content and expressiveness, each with a story to…

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The autumnal beauty of Zone One

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Zone One; Inara Pey, September 2018, on FlickrZone One – click any image for full size

Lam Erin is a skilled Second Life photographer perhaps most noted for his landscape work, which has captured and uniquely accentuated many a region for posterity. Given his skill and eye, it should come as little surprise that were he to turn his attention to region design, he’d produce something equally as eye-catching as his art.

And thus it is with Zone One, the full region that is also the home of Lam’s Soul Identity store and Ohemo. We’ve been watching the development of the ground level of the region since work started in about June 2018, and have made several visits over the last few months to witness how things have grown, which itself has been intriguing to watch.

Zone One; Inara Pey, September 2018, on FlickrZone One

There is no set landing point, so I’ve arbitrarily selected one alongside the landmark giver for the region…

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Team Diabetes of Second Life to Return for Season #4!

Team Diabetes of Second Life

teamdiabetes17TEAM DIABETES OF SL TO RETURN FOR A FOURTH SEASON

DATE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

WEBSITE: www.teamdiabetessl.org

SLURL:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Plush%20Non%20Profit%20Commons/221/30/26

We are pleased to announce the fourth season of Team Diabetes of Second Life! Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The mission of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to raise awareness, tolerance, and funds for diabetes in the virtual world of Second Life. According to the World Health Organization (2016): 422 million adults in the world have diabetes and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.


The official Team Diabetes of Second Life’s season will take place from October 2018 to December 2018, with the following events scheduled to take place:

Off Season Event – October 19 to October 27 – Scare Me Silly Event & Autumn Art Show
November 1, 2018- Team Diabetes of Second Life’s Season…

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Sea Monsters in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Sea Monsters

Open through until the end of September 2018, is Sea Monsters by Citta Wiskee. Created on a homestead region, it forms both an art exhibition and a place to visit, and offers a unique environment for explorers.

Sitting under a stormy sky lies a series of green islands caught within a dark sea. The largest of these islands is ringed by the others, and forms the landing point. Wooded and devoid of buildings, it is home to little water drop spirits, with more scattered across several of the other islands. Tiny and white, these little spirits offer a greeting to travellers or play instruments or paddle leaf boats on a pond or simply watch / listen. But they are not the only inhabitants of this region islands; there are others around the islands and some quite literally watching over them.

Sea Monsters

Look up, and you’ll see…

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Friday September 7th – The Dirty Grind’s in-house shows are back!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Friday everyone! The wait is finally over: Lisa and Ian worked hard on the renovations, so a spanking new venue awaits you and, since they never do things half-assed, they are throwing a party so big it’ll last three days, with aallll our extremely talented musicians entertaining you for hours on end 🎶 Also, let’s not forget the incredible art exhibition by Silas Merlin and, of course, the field trips!

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3pm David Csiszer

David Csiszer is a vocalist/multi-instrumentalist artist playing acoustic-centered music flavored with different genres, sometimes splashing his electric guitar, bass, drums, keys, and banjo into the mix.

4pm Strum Diesel

Sean began playing guitar and writing songs at 13. In 2008, he entered Second Life as Strum Diesel, sharing his craft in a live unpredictable setting, where listeners can hear what Sean is really all about.

5pm The Matthew Show

Whether it’s a song about drinking…

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A Carnival of the Arts in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Carnival of the Arts: Silas Merlin

The Dirty Grind Independent Artist community is celebrating its fifth anniversary over the weekend of Friday, September 7th through Sunday, September 9th, 2018 with a Carnival of the Arts. The weekend will be marked by live music sets throughout the three days, and also art displays by Enola Vaher, Toysoldier Thor and Silas Merlin, who appears at the Dirty Grind as the celebration’s featured artist.

The focal point for the event is a newly revamped venue building, where the artists can be found, and a stage area has been established in the back lot area. Inside the building, 2D and 3D art Enola and Toysoldier is located on two floors to one side of the building, with Silas’ 2D pastel art from the physical world and his 3D mesh sculptures created for Second Life can be found at the back of the…

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Destiny Gardens in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Destiny Gardens; Inara Pey, September 2018, August 2018, on FlickrDestiny Gardens – click any image for full size

Destiny Gardens is a fully region island primarily landscaped by Adalynne Romano (AdalynneReed) and held by Destiny Milos. Making use of the additional 10K land capacity available to full region owners (to give a total capacity of 30K), Destiny Gardens is a veritable temperate summer paradise – but visits to it may come at a cost to some.

This is a place that, from the landing point in the south-west through to all three other corners, is awash with colour from trees, shrubs and flowers. The landscape, raised to the south and low-lying to the north, is cut by waterways and pools, some of the latter quite large, the channels themselves crossed by a variety of bridges, all of which make for interesting rambles along trail, through grass and across shady glades.

Destiny Gardens; Inara Pey, September 2018, August 2018, on FlickrDestiny Gardens

The landing point, in…

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Land, Water, Sky in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

National Museum of Caledon: Phrynne

Opening on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at the National Museum of Caledon, is an exhibition of the physical world photography of Phrynne, Dean of Commons at Caledon Oxbridge. Entitled Land, Water Sky, Phrynne describes the exhibition as a record of some of the places in North America she has visited and loves.

The upper floor and the centre in the lower floor contain photos of the Genesee River Gorge as the river flows through Letchworth State Park [the] oldest state park in New York … Also on the upper floor are photos taken on Oahu of sea and sky and wildlife. Downstairs are photos from Vermont, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland and Minnesota, landscapes both wild and tame.

– Phrynne, describing Land, Water, Sky

National Museum of Caledon: Phrynne

The resultant images in the exhibition are dramatic in tone and scope…

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The Cat Museum in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Cat Museum

If you are, like me, a cat lover, you might like to take a little trip out to the Cat Museum in Second Life. Curated by Selena Alexandre, it makes for a curious, playful visit – in much the same way as cats are curious, playful companions.

Currently featured in the Destination Guide, the museum occupies a 2048 sq m parcel of mainland, making for an easy visit. It is divided into a number of areas, again for easy browsing; on the ground floor, to the left as you enter through the front doors are plaques and boards honouring famous cats from the physical world, film and cartoons – with 10 Downing Street’s cats prominently featured (pity they aren’t actually running the country, particularly given Larry’s Twitter account 😉 ), together with Félicette, the first of two cats to fly in space (launched by the French Centre…

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SL Land User Group and User Group summary

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The Concierge & Land User Group meeting area

In my week #35/1 SL projects update, I referenced the upcoming re-launch of the Governance user group. Since then, the Lab has added a further group to the list that people might want to take note of.

The Concierge & Land has a fortnightly schedule (meeting every other Thursday), commencing on Thursday, September 13th, 2018, between 12:00 noon and 13:00 SLT; this puts it immediately before the Content Creation User Group. It will be led by Theresa Linden, and it will be held at the Linden Estate Services meeting area.

The focus for the meeting is described as being:

Discussion & education of SL topics such as current known issues and bugs, project viewers and new features, and general Mainland issues.

I assume the “known issues and bugs, project viewers and new features” relate directly to the land management tools…

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Call for Fall/Autumn Images!

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Kultivate Magazine is seeking Fall/Autumn images for our September 2018 issue. If you would like to have your image published, continue reading:

Images have to be Fall/Autumn in nature. Your images can feature avatars enjoying Fall/Autumn activities.
The images must feature something that relates to the theme
All images must be moderate/mature/pg/g in rating. Adult images or nudity is not allowed
You are allowed to submit exactly ONE image
The image must be of your own intellectual property
All images must be submitted to our Flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/kultivateartphotography
All images must be submitted by September 10, 2018 at 8 am slt

A late summer exhibition at the Rose Gallery

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The Rose Gallery: Biancajane Juliesse

The Rose Gallery, curated by  Shakti Sugafield (Shakti Adored) is hosting a”late summer” exhibition with a focus on physical work art, of which the greater theme within it might be said to be of an abstract nature.

On the ground floor, in Halls 1 and 2, the marvellous art of Sisi Biedermann continues to be exhibited. Her work – always marvellous to see – was a focus of what might be called the “early summer” ensemble of art on display at the Rose, again in Halls One and Two, and was a subject of my review of the Rose exhibitions at that time. Her display has been refreshed, with a further offering of her stunning art, some of which can also be found in her What a Wonderful World exhibition at the Lin C Art Gallery (read here for more).

The Rose…

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