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Resolution Exhibition Press Release!

RESOLUTION EXHIBITION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RESOLUTION EXHIBITION

Dates: July 10 to 12, 2020

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

Kultivate’s latest gallery, Dene Gallery, presents the Resolution Exhibition! This special three day exhibition will feature some of the top talented photographers and artists that can be found on Flickr. The exhibition is curated by photographer and artist,  Tempest Rosca (Huntsman) and will feature 3 days of live music. 

ParticipatingArtists Include: 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

The following live performers will provide entertainment throughout the exhibition: Samuel James, Steph Sinatra, Mavenn, Wolfie Starfire, Jesie Janick, Max Kleene,  & Samm Qendra. 

About Dene Gallery & Kultivate:
Dene Gallery is part of the Kultivate family of galleries and is located in Rosehaven. The gallery is curated by Tempest Rosca (Huntsman) and highlights one artist each month. Kultivate consists of Kultivate Magazine, Windlight Art Gallery, The Edge Gallery, Kultivate Loft Gallery, Kultivate Signature Gallery, & Kultivate Select Gallery. The goal of Kultivate is to promote and support the cultural aspects of Second Life. Kultivate is proud to be the official sponsor and media partner of Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association.


For More Information:
https://kultivatemagazine.com/resolution-exhibition/

Monday @ 3pm slt-Dene Gallery Presents the Art of Wildstar Beaumont!

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Kultivate’s satellite gallery, Dene Gallery will present the Art of Wildstar Beaumont exhibition on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 3 to 5pm slt! This event will feature live performers Abby Jaidov & Wolfie Starfire with a casual dress code!

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

You can learn more about Wildstar below:

Wildstar Portrait - squareHello, and thank you for you for taking time to read this and for taking an interest in my work

I am Wildstar. I joined Second Life in 2007 and I have been an active resident ever since. I live in Rosehaven, a medieval-fantasy sim which is part of the Steamlands, those nations in SL more or less inspired by the steampunk culture. Rosehaven is also home to my little gallery, the Bright Star Gallery. You’ll find the LM in the same folder where you found this notecard.

 

Photography became part of my second life pretty soon, actually almost immediately. I have photos of noobie-me a few days old. After a few weeks, once I made my very first friends, I was asked to take photos at a wedding. It was the first of several.

After a while I started entering a few photo contest. I remember fondly the one organized in Grignano by the late Osprey Therian, a legend of Second Life.

One of these contests brought me to become the official photographer of the Second Life Shakespeare Company, active until around 2010, that made some unforgettable productions of Hamlet and the Twelfth Night, in world.

By then photography had become a significant part of my Second Life. I have become an official photographer for Relay For Life, for which I have covered the seasons from 2011 to 2020 as much as I could. I was also a photographer for the now defunct Primgraph Magazine and for the Prim Perfect Magazine, one of the most known periodicals in Second Life.

I am also the photographer for Designing Worlds, one of the premiere TV Shows produced in Second Life. Every week I produce a slideshow of still images complementing the videos of the current episode. Over the years I have had the opportunity to cover some of the most fantastic results of the creativity of the Second Life residents.

I consider myself a landscape photographer and I love to capture and preserve the beauty that can be found in SL.
I particularly enjoy color in my photography, both in SL and in RL. Deep blues and flaming reds can often be found in my photos. In SL I also love to play with shadows. Photography means “writing with light”, and Second Life offers such great opportunities to play with light source and create unique landscapes.

Capturing the various editions of the Second Life birthdays has also been something I love to do. Here you can see on display a selection of my capture from the previous eight editions.

I hope you will enjoy my images as much as I did taking them.

Wildstar Beaumont, June 2020

Picturing the lighthouses of Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

HEA: A Tribute to Lighthouses

If there is one thing region designers / owners tend to love in Second Life, it is lighthouses. Over the years, I’ve visited and written about hundreds of region designs around the grid, and one of the most common elements to be found across them is the humble (or grand, or steampunkish or fallen or … and so on!) lighthouse. And they reside not just on public regions either; they can oft pop-up on private region homes (so much so that a couple of estates around Blake Sea actually requested tenants stop using lighthouses as island décor!).

And to be fair, they can be an eye-catching sight – I admit to photographing more than a few in my travels and frequently use one of SL’s most famous lighthouses: that of Blake Sea – Crows Nest (itself modelled after Fastnet, off the southern coats of Ireland)…

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A look at UASL in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

UASL July: Skyler Morningstar Arel

In the wake of the Linden Endowment for the Arts winding down almost a year ago (see: Linden Endowment for the Arts to officially close), a number of in-world arts group were created in an attempt to fill the void left by its departure so as to offer artists a range of facilities and opportunities in lieu of those presented by the LEA.

Well none can in all honesty provide anywhere near the extensive facilities and opportunities presented by the LEA (that’s the advantage of having the Lab sitting behind you), several have gone on to offer artists rich opportunities for the exhibition of their work. One of these groups is the United Artists of Second Life (UASL), operating out of the Mainland and presented facilities on, and over a full region.

UASL is a relaxed group of artists in SL that share and communicate…

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K360 – a 360-degree image viewer

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The K360 Image Viewer, courtesy of Yuzuru Jewell / Kanae Project

Yuzuru Jewell is a long-time Second Life user who has, over the years, come up with a number of tools that have been of assistance to SL users in various ways. I first became aware of his work – provided under the Kanae Project banner in 2012, and have documented a number of his applications in these pages.

For his latest product, Yuzuru offers a handy tool that may be appreciated by those who enjoy creating 360º photographs. K360 is a lightweight viewer that supports viewing (or previewing) 360º photographs primarily taken with the Second Life 360º Snapshot viewer, although it works equally well with any composed 360º image, including those produced by 360º cameras and – in the case of Second Life – via third-party HUD systems (see the links at the end of this article for more…

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Coalition Island: looking at the US military’s use of Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Coalition Island – June 2020

In late 2008, the US Army made the headlines in a number of on-line periodicals such as Wired, when it announced the Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) was opening a “recruitment island” in Second Life, hoping to tap into the “4 million” users of the platform (yes, this was the era of hype about SL) into signing-up through a mixture of promotion and tchotchkes.

While that announcement was met with sniggers by some of the press reporting on it, it actually masked the fact that the US military had been engaged in evaluating Second Life as a platform for modelling, simulation and training (MS&T) activities for more than a year.

This work was centred on a group of regions called MiLands – Military Lands – which at their height (2009-2010) were made up of around 30 regions, split between the four major…

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DimiVan Ludwig at Kultivate Signature Gallery

Thank you for the review Inara!

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Kultivate Signature Gallery: DimiVan Ludwig

Long-term Second Life resident DimiVan Ludwig – Dimi to his friends – is a man of many talents: business owner, musician and photographer. As a business owner, he created and ran the Hummingbird Café between 2006 and 2011, and is also the owner of the Duval Pub. As a musician, he was a regular performer at both, and at venues across SL, including Menorca, the first live music venue in Second Life (2005) and recently re-created in-world.

As a photographer, DimiVan works both in the physical and digital worlds, and his work from both is currently the subject of an exhibition at the Kultivate Signature Gallery.

Kultivate Signature Gallery: DimiVan Ludwig

The introduction to the exhibition notes:

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…

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Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Presents the Art of Myra Wildmist!

myrajulyJoin us this Sunday, July 5, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt at Kultivate Loft Gallery, as we present the art of Myra Wildmist! The event will feature 2 live performers with a casual dress code.

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/28/114/32

You can lear more about Myra below:

Myra profile photo in shadesMyra Wildmist

BIOGRAPHY:
My art primarily explores the freedom online communities, specifically Second Life, provide, allowing you to set aside your cultural roles and explore other roles. Real life cultural roles are necessary for a functioning society, but they are often extremely confining, almost forcing people into pigeonholes of expected behavior. Second Life gives us all the opportunity to slip out of our pigeon holes and be almost anything we can imagine.

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3pm slt-Music & Trivia @ Mad Mare Pub & Dene Art Gallery!

Join us today at Mad Mare Pub & Dene Art Gallery, from 3 to 5pm slt for music and trivia! From 3 to 4pm slt we have live performer DimiVan Ludwig and from 4 to 5pm slt we have music from the British invasion era with London trivia! DJ John will provide the music during this hour and both events have a casual dress code!

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

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Artfully Yours in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Artfully Yours

Artfully Yours is the name Sandi Peterson has given to her gallery space in Second Life, where she displays the work of invited artists as well as presenting some of her own 3D artwork.

For June, the gallery presents the work of five artists under the umbrella title The Dynamic Edge, which Sandi defines as:

We live in a world of “edges”. We think of the edge of twilight, at the edge of one’s seat, falling over the edge, or the cutting-edge of an idea. As the price of seashore homes will attest, we love to live on “edges”. The artists in The Dynamic Edge explore different ways that this concept expresses itself: the edges between places, choices, times, and spiritual realms.

The lower floor of the gallery presents a joint exhibition by John (Johannes Huntsman) and Tempest Rosca-Huntsman (Tempest Rosca) entitled Vintage, and which “shows…

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

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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!

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

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: https://diminished9th.wixsite.com/mysiteand on his Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/diminished9th/

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.

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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:

KULTIVATE-JUNE2020 ISSUE

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.

Astonish

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!

 

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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:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/57/118/26

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

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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

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

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!

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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: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/220/130/26

Website: https://kultivatemagazine.com/5th-annual-kultivate-anniversary-weekend/

Come out and celebrate with us!

 

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

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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: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/136/135/24

Event stage slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/220/130/26

Website: https://kultivatemagazine.com/5th-annual-kultivate-anniversary-weekend/

Come out and celebrate with us!