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Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate’s KDEA 3D Arts Foundation Presents Ilyra Chardin’s Evolution!

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Join us this Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as Kultivate’s KDEA 3D Arts Foundation formally launches! Kandis Dene Endowment for 3D Arts or KDEA is the charitable branch of Kultivate that aims to support 3D artists specicially by offering each artist significant space and prims to build the 3D art installation of their choice! You can learn more about KDEA here: https://kultivatemagazine.com/kdea/

Our first grant receipient is Ilyra Chardin, who presents her 3D installation, “Evolution.” Evolution will open formally on Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt with 2 hours of performances by Wolfie Starfire (1pm to 2pm slt) and Erika Ordinary (2pm to 3pm slt). Dress code is casual for both events and the slurl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/153/163/22

You can learn more about Ilyra below:

ilyra Profile Pic Sq 2019Ilyra Chardin is an artist and designer, whose work has been featured in numerous installations and exhibits across the grid. Her art work crosses media and styles, spanning from real life and digital to SL art. First and foremost, Ilyra is a story teller. Whether in full SIM, 3D installation, sculpture, or 2D (original mixed media, hand-painted, hand-drawn, and photo) art, she includes multiple layers with depth of meaning. Her work has been the subject of numerous blogs, machinimas, and has been featured on Designing Worlds.

A selection of her artwork may now be viewed in a permanent exhibit at Emergent. Current Exhibitions & Art Installations change frequently and are best seen by looking at ilyra’s profile main page and in picks.

Sunday @ 1pm slt Kultivate Signature Gallery Presents the Art of Kisma Stepanich-Reidling

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Join us this Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as Kultivate presents the Art of Kisma Stepanich-Reidling! This event will feature live performers Wolfie Starfire (1pm to 2pm slt) and Dimivan Ludwig (2pm to 3pm slt) with a casual dress code at both events!

Gallery slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/52/185/26

You can learn more about Kisma below:

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Kisma Reidling

Real Life Visionary Mixed Media Artist and Author.

Hi, I’m most happy to come into SL and share my real life paintings with you.

The best way to explain who I am and what I do is to simply invite you to my website.

https://www.InspirationArtJournal.com

You are very welcome to join me in one of my live zoom classes/circles or enjoy experiencing one of my FREE online video classes. Naturally, if you live in Orange County, California, once in person activities resume, join me in a class! I have lots of fun!

In the meantime, come on over to my NEW studio, courtesy of the Phoenix Artists Collaboration group (Thank you Audie and Skye) located on the gorgeous Cherished Melody sim and have a look at what I’m currently showing in honor of the Divine Feminine.

If you see something you like, just get me an IM or just say “hi” — I love to chat!

Have Fun Creating!
Kisma

Kultivate Magazine’s July 2020 Issue is Now Available!

The July 2020 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available!  This isssue features the historical and rp sim of 1920’s Berlin and it’s sister sim Time Portal. We take a closer look at Carmel Arts Community, Pony Box, and the Kondor Arts Center Steam Machines Exhibition. This issue also features photo essays by Tempest Rosca Huntsman and Whata Conundrum (Grace Sixpence). Lastly this issue features photographer Reya Darkstone, the Second Life based machinima film, STOMOL, and information about the recent sale of Second Life parent company, Linden Labs. Click the cover below to view this month’s issue:

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Monday @ 3pm slt- Dene Gallery Presents the Art of Mary Layton (Elizabeth Burleigh)!

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Join us at Dene Art Gallery, in Rosehaven, from 3 to 5pm slt on Monday, August 3, 2020 as we present the art of Mary Layton!

Join us from 3 to 4pm slt for a 1 hour performance by Max Kleene, followed by 1 hour of DJ music by DJ John (4 to 5pm slt). Casual dress code for both events!

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Absinthe/52/162/22

You can learn more about Mary Layton below:

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Mary Layton paints stuff. Mostly mythic, fantasy, fairy stuff. Her favourite media are watercolour, pencil, pen & ink, and digital. Over the past couple of years, she has created content for the virtual world Second Life, including in-world homes and furnishings, décor (including virtual canvases of her artwork), items of clothing, and most notably, jewellery.

Her Second Life creations can be found in-world at Rosehaven Laudanum, Caledon II, and at various in-world events, or online at the SL Marketplace.

Mary is also an author and published her first novel in 2015, a paranormal romance titled “Chasing Demons” as M. E. Layton. She lives with her husband in North Carolina.

Premièring on July 24th, 2020: STÖMOL a Second Life Machinima

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Update: due to some last-minute changes, the public première of  STÖMOL is now slated for July 24th – details at the end of this article.

STÖMOL is an ambitious feature-length science fiction machinima filmed entirely in Second Life and due to première on You Tube on Thursday July 23rd, 2020.

Written, directed filmed and produced by Huckleberry Hax, who also takes the lead role of Epi Stömol, a private investigator. Also appearing in the film are Caitlin Tobias as Waarheid and who is also the film’s assistant director and publicist; Ylva as Verity Certain, Boudicca Amat as Istinito Tatsache, Anthony Wesburn as Adevaru) and Mich Michabo as The Quill.

Stylistically, the film is very much shot in the style of an animated graphic novel – think of the likes of Sin City and you’ll get the idea – that grew out of Hax’s writing and Second…

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Renoir and PxL at Club LA and Gallery

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Club LA and Gallery: Renoir Adder

Now open at Club LA and Gallery, curated by Fuyuko Amano (Wintergeist) are two boutique exhibitions offer small selections of art by Renoir and Adder PxL (Z3NooBhasR3turn3D), two very distinctive and very different artists who together present two very different displays of art.

Renoir Adder is an artist who straddles genres. Within his pieces can be found elements of post-impressionism, potentially influenced by the like of Van Gogh; suggestions of Picasso; and surrealist leanings.

Club LA and Gallery: Renoir Adder

Here he presents a dozen paintings, some ten of which carry a strong hint of Van Gogh. Rich in colour, they present a range of landscapes and studies that might have been lifted from a gallery in the physical world and dropped into Second Life. The last two, meanwhile, lean more towards the surreal, with one in particular offering a nod and wink…

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The climbs and caves of Mount Campion in Second Life

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Mount Campion, July 2020

Mount Campion is the highest point on the Mainland of Second Life. Sitting on a high ridge of hills running along the north side of Heterocera, it is home to the Mount Campion National Forest, a series of high granite steps that reach almost to the mountain’s green peak.

As the name suggests, the rocky steps and plateaus are home to a rich forest of fir, cedar, maple, birch, beech and more, tall and short, all  casting their boughs over paths and trails that wind up and and down between their trunks and over the rocks, shaded from view above by the umbrellas of green held aloft by the trees.

Mount Campion, July 2020

Designed by Marz (Mar Scarmon), the forest is home to many secrets. Scattered through the woodlands, for example, are houses and cabins. Some stand at the side of the tracks that…

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Casting call for a new Second Life Documentary

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Olivia De Camps is a freelance Dominican-American film student in her Senior year at New York University Tisch School of The Arts and a former intern at the New York based independent film production company, Killer Films Inc.

For her latest project, she has teamed with producer and writer Tom Sidi in order to produce a documentary examining the ways in which people use virtual worlds like Second Life, with their introduction to the project stating:

THROUGH A SERIES OF INDIVIDUAL STORIES, THIS DOCUMENTARY AIMS TO EXPLORE THE CORE OF BASIC HUMAN INTERACTION. FOR MANY INDIVIDUALS, VIRTUAL WORLDS NOT ONLY SERVE AS ESCAPISM, BUT ALSO MORPH INTO AN EXPANSION OF THEIR REAL LIFE – WHERE GENUINE FRIENDSHIPS ARE FORMED, ECONOMY THRIVES, AND OFTEN ROMANCE IS BUILT UPON AN VIRTUAL IMAGES THAT IS FREQUENTLY TRANSFERRED INTO THE REAL WORLD. USERS HAVE THE ABILITY TO IMMERSE IN THE WORLD…

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An ethnographic exhibition in Second Life

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Ethnographic Exhibits of Two Cultures from the Republic of Panama

Available now at the Community Virtual Library, and with its official opening towards the end of July 2020, is Ethnographic Exhibits of Two Cultures from the Republic of Panama.

A collaboration between Nexus Dot, a  cultural anthropologist, and co-curator and media specialist Shiloh Emmons, the exhibit represents two decades of ethnographic research Nexus has made studying two groups indigenous to the lowland tropical rain forests of Panama, the Guna and the Emberá, examining their life styles, culture, art and religion.,

Located on a sky platform, the exhibition comprises six main components that examine both the Guna and the Emberá from several perspectives, including their cultures, the Mola art of the Guna, Emberá cosmology, ecology, and shamanism, and more. In addition, the exhibition presents photos of the Emberá Drua heritage ecotourism project, and offers an ethnobotany examination of…

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Bryn’s mythical creatures in Second Life

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Bryn Oh: Mythical Creatures

Now available at her Immersiva arts region, is Bryn Oh’s latest presentation Mythical Creatures, which is will have an official opening on Sunday, July 19th, 2020.

Perhaps the best way to describe this collection of 21 pieces is as a series of art collectibles, in that they come with a unique property, which I’ll get to shortly.

This was a fun project where I researched 20 legendary, mythical or creatures of folklore from around the world and re-imagined them. Some are well known such as the Dragon or Phoenix, but then there are more obscure ones like the Nariphon or the horrifying Manananngal.

– Bryn Oh on Mythical Creatures

Bryn Oh: Mythical Creatures

Each creature is presented as a 3D sculpture on a plinth bearing a brief description of the creature’s form. More detailed descriptions of the creatures and their histories, drawn from multiple sources…

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Speedlight: group functionality and other updates

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It’s been a little over a month since my last update on Speedlight, the browser based Second Life client, so here’s a quick round up of the major updates since then.

Note that unless otherwise stated, the following notes apply to the browser version of Speedlight, as at the time of writing they had yet to be applied to the dedicated Android app version or (so far as I’m aware), the beta iOS app version.

Group Support

Perhaps the most noticeable update to the browser version of Speedlight since June is the expansion of Group related capabilities, specifically:

  • Search your groups.
  • View group notices and send  group notices.
  • Leave a group.
  • Invite someone into a group.

Obviously, all group actions are subject to the group permissions assigned to your role within the group.

Notes:

  • Groups are accessed via the Group option in the Speedlight client menu.
  • The Group…

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A vicarage, two computers, poetry, a cat and a Batman!

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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. Note that the schedule below may be subject to change during the week, please refer to the Seanchai Library website for the latest information through the week.

Sunday, July 19th: 13:30: Tea-Time with Miss Marple

Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,’ declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, ‘would be doing the world at large a favour!’ It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later – when the colonel was found shot dead in the clergyman’s study. But as Miss Marple soon discovers, the…

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Kultivate Announces KDEA 3D Arts Grants!

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Kultivate is pleased to announce KDEA (Kandis Dene Endowment for 3D Arts) Grant program.KDEA grants are for 3D artists and we have 3 parcels to choose from, all free of charge! Each grant also includes a 2 hour free exhibition opening with 2 live performers! For more info and to apply: https://kultivatemagazine.com/kdea/

Sunday @ 1pm slt – Kultivate Select Gallery’s July Exhibition Opening!

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Join us Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the July Exhibition Opening at Kultivate Select Gallery! This gallery is Kultivate’s only outside and themed gallery and this month’s theme is portraits!

The event will feature live performer Loreen Aldrin with a casual dress code and the following artists are exhibiting:

Matt Thomson (MTH63)
Karma Weymann
Kapaan
DreamMakerXDreamBreaker Resident
Lena Kiopak
Angel Heartsong
Khayman Karlsvalt
Veruca Tammas
Vita Theas
maaddi
Vida Serrari

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/18/39/26

Day #3 @ The Resolution Exhibition!

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Today is Day #3 of the Resolution Exhibition, featuring over 30 talented Flickr artists and photographers! Join us for a 3 hour closing party::

-11 am slt – live performer Max Kleene
-12pm slt – live performer DimiVan Ludwig
-1pm slt – live performer Samm Qendra

For a list of artists and a complete live performer listing:: https://kultivatemagazine.com/resolution-exhibition/

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/147/128/24

Day #2 @ The Resolution Exhibition!

RESOLUTION EXHIBITION

Today is Day #2 of the Resolution Exhibition, featuring over 30 talented Flickr artists and photographers! Today’s events are:

-2pm slt – live performer Wolfie Starfire
-3pm slt – live performer Jesie Janick

For a list of artists and a complete live performer listing:: https://kultivatemagazine.com/resolution-exhibition/

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/147/128/24

Resolution’s art in Second Life

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Resolution Exhibition, July 10th-12th

Running from Friday, July 10th through Sunday July 12th is the Kultivate Dene Gallery’s latest exhibition, Resolution. This is a special 3-day event curated by Tempest Rosca-Huntsman, and forms Dene Gallery’s first exhibition as a part of the Kultivate family.

Some 30 artists are taking part in the event, as follows: Beuanna Banana, Brian2 Werefox, ByrneDarkly Cazalet, CalebBryant Resident, Giselle Chauveau, Inara Pey, Ivyana Szondi, Johannes Huntsman, Kacey Macbeth, Kalina Sands, Ladycharis, Lam Erin, LawrenceD, Morgaine Blackrain, Myra Wildmist, Nugget Ichibara, Paradox Mercury, PinkRayne, Reya Darkstone, Rockcail Resident, Roman Godde, serenaelia, sirspanking, Skip Staheli, Skye Fairywren, Sugarfairy88 Resident, Tempest Rosca, TrishaSrose, Whata Conundrum, & Wicca Merlin.

Resolution Exhibition: PinRrayne

The event will feature live entertainment across the three days, with the schedule lining up as follows (all times SLT):

  • Friday, July 10, 2020:
    • 15:00-16:00: Samuel James.
    • 16:00-17:00: Abby Jaidov.
    • 17:00-18:00: Mavenn.
  • Saturday, July 11, 2020:

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Day #1 @ Resolution Exhibition!

RESOLUTION EXHIBITION

The Resolution Exhibition, featuring over 30 artists, is now open! Join us today from 3 to 6pm slt for a 3 HOUR kick off party! Today’s schedule of events are:
3 pm slt- live performer Samuel James
4pm slt – live performer Abby Jaidov
5pm slt – live performer Mavenn
For a list of artists and a complete live performer listing: https://kultivatemagazine.com/resolution-exhibition/

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/147/128/24

Linden Lab announces it is to be acquired

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© and ®Linden Lab

On Tuesday, July 9th, 2020, linden Lab announced it is to be acquired by “an investment group led by Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager”.

The acquisition is currently pending approval by financial regulators in the U.S., due to the Lab’s subsidiary, Tilia Inc., which forms part and parcel of the acquisition.

The full statement on the matter, which can be read on the Lab’s corporate website, includes a statement from Linden Lab CEO, Ebbe Altberg:

We’re excited for this new chapter to begin. We see this as an opportunity to continue growth and expansion for Second Life and our money services business Tilia. We’re grateful for the ongoing support from our community, business partners and investors. Now more than ever, there is increased recognition of the value and utility of virtual worlds to bring people together for safe, shared, and social on-line experiences.

Once the…

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