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La Maison d’Aneli: new exhibits; new look

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

La Maison d’Aneli Gallery: Sweet Susanowa

Wednesday, May 20th marked the opening of a new ensemble exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli Gallery, curated by Aneli Abeyante, together with a new look / set-up for the gallery’s spaces.

For those familiar with the gallery’s former “indoor” futuristic look with the display spaces all physically linked, the current appearance is very different. On the ground sits a warehouse-like building tucked into a corner of Virtual Holland. With an outdoor seating area / event space, the warehouse offers two routes to the exhibition spaces.

La Maison d’Aneli: Desy Magic

The gallery spaces are now located in the sky overhead and connected via teleport both with the ground and one to the next. These new spaces actually gives artists more physical space with their exhibitions / installations, including the freedom to add the the décor / environment in which they are displaying their…

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Firestorm 6.3.9: housekeeping matters

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

On Wednesday, May 27th, 2020, Firestorm released version 6.3.9.58205 of their viewer.

This release brings Firestorm up-to-date with all official viewer releases prior to the EEP update, and includes assorted updates and fixes from upstream of that release from the Lab, plus fixes and improvements from the Firestorm team, including a lot of OpenSim updates.

However, it should be noted that this release does not include EEP (Environmental Enhancement Project). As such, this is perhaps best seen as a maintenance release to prepare the way for a later EEP release.

As always, the focus is on those updates that may be of particular general interest, rather than trying to cover absolutely everything. Readers are referred to the release notes for a full list of updates / fixes and all associated credits.

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The serenity Wision in Second Life

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Wision, May 2020 – click any image for full size

Wision is a Full region designed by Mexi Lane, and intended as a place where:

Virtual projects are created for the real world… The sim hosts conferences and art exhibitions, but is available to photographers of the metaverse or to those who wish to stop in its suggestive quiet corners.

– From the region’s About Land description.

Wision, May 2020

A wildness region, largely given over to trees and open trails, ruggedly raised to the south-east, it is otherwise predominantly flat. It is home to three structures: an ancient turret of hewn stone sitting on the shoulder of the south-east hills, a far more recent warehouse-like building sitting within the trees to the west, and a futuristic geodesic dome on the west coast.

Wision, May 2020

The latter would appear to be the location for conferences / presentations, given the…

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Friday May 29th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Safe Friday everyone!

10 am Field Trip: The Vinnie Show at Cafè Musique!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sandness/83/225/21

1 pm Field Trips: Lexus Melodie, Suzen JueL, Twostep Spiritweaver

Lexus Melodie at Burnt Norton (End of Time)!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eotia/15/204/24

Suzen JueL at Isle of Thoughts!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Thoughts/139/60/21

Twostep Spiritweaver at The Blarney Stone (2 hours)!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dublin/81/85/25

3 pm Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at Concepts!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Passion%20Peak/11/235/20

4 pm Field Trip: Gypsy Dhrua at Higher Ground Beach!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Vectra/195/13/21

5 pm Field Trips: Senjata Witt, Jamba LosAngeles

Senjata Witt at Surfside Hideaway!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crystal%20Falls/151/73/32

Jamba LosAngeles at Hotel Chelsea!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lanestris/100/166/104


And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind! http://cp6.digistream.info:20354/

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The art of Shakti Adored in Second Life

I love to paint nature in the abstract form as I feel it. I try to capture that energy, the movement, of the natural world. My innate and incessant feeling and filtering energy is what drives me to paint the crazy way I do. – Shakti Adored I make no apology for covering another art […]

The art of Shakti Adored in Second Life

2020 Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition in Second Life

Officially running from Friday May 22nd through Sunday May 24th inclusive (so my apologies to John and the Kultivate team for getting to it so late) is the 2020 Kultivate Sensuality Art Exhibition. As the name suggests, this is very much an exhibition of adult-themed art, so may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Located […]

2020 Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition in Second Life

Tuesday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Presents the Art of Shakti Adored

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Join us this Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at The Kultivate Loft Gallery for the grand opening event of Kultivate presents The Art of Shakti Adored Exhibition!

The grand opening of this exhibition will take place from 1pm to 3pm slt and feature live performers Mavenn and Lark Bowen with a casual dress code.

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/28/114/32
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Congratulations to the Kultivate Sensuality Photo Challenge Winners!

Below are the winners of the Kultivate Sensuality Photo Challenge! Please note that these images are adult in nature.

1st Place-Graham Collison:

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2nd Place – Alex Avion:

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3rd Place – Gina Brucato:
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4th Place Tie – James Raww:
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4th Place Tie – Jamee Sandalwood:
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Honorable Mentions:  Kelly, Matt Thomson, Ahn Avion, VanessaJane, ViktorSavior, & Malarky Studios

Last Day @ Kultivate’s Sensuality Exhibition!

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Today is the last day of the 4th Annual Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition! This annual event features adult and sensual themed art and is Kultivate’s only adult exhibition! Today’s events are:

Sunday, May 24, 2020
-Sensuality Photo Challenge Winners Announced
-1pm to 2pm slt – Sinful Event with Erika Ordinary (2,000L’s Bosh Gift Card Giveaway – Adult Furniture)
-Exhibition Ends @ 1159 pm slt

**dress code is anything with clothing being optional. No kid avis are allowed at this event**
slurl:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Legions%20Cove/189/174/2995

Day #2 @ The Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition!

KULTIVATESENSUALITY

The 4th Annual Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition is now open! This event will take place May 22 to 24, 2020 and features adult themed photography and art, live music, and giveaways! We also have a special photo challenge where you can win lindens! You can find all events on our official event page: https://kultivatemagazine.com/sensuality-exhibition-2/

Today’s events are:

Saturday, May 23, 2020
-Sensuality Photo Challenge Entries Due (6pm slt)
-1pm to 2pm slt – Naughty or Nice Event withWolfie Starfire (1,000L’s Bad Unicorn Gift Card Giveaway – Adult Furniture)
-2pm to 3pm slt – Naughty or Nice Event with Samuel James (1,000L’s Bad Unicorn Gift Card Giveaway – Adult Furniture)

**dress code is anything with clothing being optional. No kid avis are allowed at this event**
slurl:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Legions%20Cove/189/174/2995

Wandering the Woods of Whimsy in Second Life

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The Woods of Whimsy, May 2020 – click any image for full size

Gilfalma Ashbourne recently invited us to visit her recently opened Mainland parcel, Woods of Whimsy. Within it, she has created a garden setting with something of a Middle Earth setting that stirs in one or two other influences to create a space of natural beauty ripe for exploration and photography.

The Woods of Whimsy, a Tolkien inspired land, mixes virtual gardening with a love of magic and the divine. Here paths meander through waterfalls, threading ancient ruins with a verdant splendour.

– Woods of Whimsy description

Woods of Whimsy, May 2020

Bordered by water on two sides and high cliffs on the other two, this is a place that blends the space between these borders to create an environment that is richly evocative. Fronting the high cliffs, the parcel’s uplands step gently down to the lowlands…

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Tutorial: Viewer Camera Presets

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The default viewer camera placement has long been the bane of the Second Life viewer. Placing the camera well above and behind the avatar, it gives an awkward over-the-head view of the world, rather than the more intuitive over-the-shoulder view seen in many video games.

While the camera’s debug settings have allowed a custom camera preset to be set-up, it has never really been possible to easily create, save, and swap between presets according to need.

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The Camera Presets controls, developed and contributed by Jonathan Yap, the developer responsible for the graphics presets options in the viewer (see Avatar Complexity and Graphics Presets in Second Life for more) and released on…

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Day #1 @ The Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition!

KULTIVATESENSUALITY

The 4th Annual Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition is now open! This event will take place May 22 to 24, 2020 and features adult themed photography and art, live music, and giveaways! We also have a special photo challenge where you can win lindens! You can find all events on our official event page: https://kultivatemagazine.com/sensuality-exhibition-2/

Today’s events are:

Friday, May 22, 2020
-Exhibition Opens
-Sensuality Photo Challenge Opens
-4pm to 5pm slt – Smexy Event with Stephanniyah Sinatra (1,000L’s Xcite Gift Card Giveaway)
-5pm to 6pm slt – Smexy Event with Alex Mays (1,000L’s Xcite Gift Card Giveaway)

**dress code is anything with clothing being optional. No kid avis are allowed at this event**
slurl:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Legions%20Cove/189/174/2995

Kultivate Magazine’s May 2020 Issue is Now Published!

The May 2020 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now published! This issue features artist and Kultivate 5th Annual Spring Art Show Best in Show Winner, Skye Joubert. The Dirty Pretty Sim, the HP Lovecraft themed Innsmouth Sim, and the Twins Exhibit at Carbone Gallery will be featured. The issue also contains articles on live performer Lark Bowen, the 15th Annual Raglanshire Artwalk, the Thermae region, and the forests of Bellissaria. We also debuting a new travel feature: Travels with Tempest! Click the issue cover below to view it:

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Cybele’s Spaces Between in Second Life

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Kultivate Signature Gallery: CybeleMoon

CybeleMoon (aka Hana Hoobinoo) is an artist oft featured in these pages. Her mixed media art is renowned for its fabulous richness of tone, balance of light and shade, depth of symbolism and – most poignantly – its wonderful framing of narrative that makes any exhibition of her work in Second Life utterly unmissable.

There are many ways to explore Cybele’s work, some of which I’ve touched upon in writing about it. However, there is one aspect that I’ve not really explored in words thus far; one that Cybele herself examines in her latest solo exhibition The Spaces Between Heaven and Time, which is currently on display the the Kultivate Signature Gallery.

I often use doorways, windows, bridges and solitude in my images as a way of conveying my impression of stopping the world and perceiving my own reality in the shifting tapestry of…

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Kultivate Magazine May 2020 Issue Preview!

On May 20, 2020 the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published! This issue will feature artist and Kultivate 5th Annual Spring Art Show Best in Show Winner, Skye Joubert. The Dirty Pretty Sim, the HP Lovecraft themed Innsmouth Sim, and the Twins Exhibit at Carbone Gallery will be featured. The issue also contains articles on live performer Lark Bowen, the 15th Annual Raglanshire Artwalk, the Thermae region, and the forests of Bellissaria. We also debuting a new travel feature: Travels with Tempest! You can get a sneak preview of the cover below:

Art in Second Life 2020 (26) Eta’s Feed Your Fetish Gallery

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After my blogpost about the April exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli (read here) I had contact with one of the artists who were featured in this exhibition – Etamae.

Etamae is from the UK and began taking photographs and then turning those photographs into digital art in 2018.
Her first passion was erotic art and I had come across Etamae in 2019 the first time when I visited her exhibtion “Dominance and Submission” at Elevate Femdom (see here).

Eta’s Feed Your Fetish Gallery (1)

And more of etamae’s erotic art can be seen at Eta’s Feed Your Fetish Gallery which is “a little edgy, somewhat sensual centered about the erotic and the BDSM lifestyle” and hence does fit to my personal passion. On Monday, April 27th, I visited Eta’s Feed Your Fetish Gallery.

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etamae uses the pictures she took…

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Second Norway: making the changes

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Second Norway, March 2020

At the end of April I was able to confirm that Second Norway, after recent concerns about its future, would be continuing as a part of the Luxory Estates group, with Vanity Bonetto and her team taking over day-to-day management of things – land management and sales / rentals, etc., with Ey, Mialinn, SlaYeR, joining the Luxory team with responsibilities for the road and rail network, management of the Second Norway airport and for social / community elements within the estate. See: Second Norway: the future is bright.

In that article, I noted that as part of the change-over, there would be a certain amount of work being put into the estate, with the northern regions being re-worked to offer new island home spaces, together with a re-laying of roads and rail systems through the more connected regions within the estate.

Second Norway: one of…

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Friday May 15th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Safe Friday everyone! Please take this list and go have fun roaming the grid listening to all these awesome musicians 🙂

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10 am Field Trip: The Vinnie Show at Cafè Musique!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sandness/83/225/21

1 pm Field Trips: Lexus Melodie, Twostep Spiritweaver

Lexus Melodie at Burnt Norton (End of Time)!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eotia/15/204/24

Twostep Spiritweaver at The Blarney Stone (2 hours)!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dublin/81/85/25

3 pm Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at Concepts!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Passion%20Peak/11/235/20

4 pm Field Trip: Zorch Boomhauer at Streaming Falls!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dark%20Side/34/128/46

5 pm Field Trip: Senjata Witt at Surfside Hideaway!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crystal%20Falls/151/73/32

6 pm Field Trip: Effinjay at The Warehouse in OpenSimLife!

http://grid.opensim.life:8002:Inspiration Island


And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind! http://cp6.digistream.info:20354/

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