Kultivate Magazine’s Second Anniversary Issue is Now Published!

I am pleased to say that our second anniversary issue, is now published and is available for you to read! This issue features artist Bryn Oh, Anouk Lefavre, Stavaros Gracemount, Veruca Tammas, Ilyra Chardin, Inara Pey, Haveit Neox, Kiana Writer, Lanai Jarrico, Marcus Lefavre, Fnordian Link, Heidi Halberstadt, GinPhx, Beatrice Serendipity, Sandi Benelli, Hikaru, Enimo, Caledonia Skytower and over 50 images created by the talented artists of Kultivate Magazine! We hope that you enjoy this issue and we apologize to the lateness of this issue. Due to real life issues, this issue is a few days late but worth the wait!

Kultivate Magazine-July 17

Day #3: Kultivate Homes For Our Troops Art Auction & Fundraiser!

HFOT Charity Art Auction

Welcome to Day #3 of Kultivate’s Homes For Our Troops Art Auction & Fundraiser! Todays events are:

230 pm slt – Storytelling with Seanchai Library

4pm slt to 5pm slt – live performer J Lively

100% donations will go to Homes For Our Troops!  All exhibition areas and the auction are open 24/7

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/144/138/22

Day #1 of Kultivate’s Homes For Our Troops Art Auction & Fundraiser!

HFOT Charity Art Auction

Join us for day #1 of our Homes For Our Troops Art Auction & Fundraiser! The auction area and exhibition rooms are open and we have a performance at 4pm slt today by live performer Melenda Mikael! For a complete list of artists and events: https://kultivatemagazine.com/homes-for-our-troops-art-auction-fundraiser/

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/144/138/22

Kultivate’s Homes For Our Troops Art Auction & Fundraiser Press Release!

HFOT Charity Art Auction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 28, 2017

KULTIVATE PRESENTS HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS ART AUCTION & FUNDRAISER

DATES: JULY 1 TO 4, 2017

WEBSITE: https://kultivatemagazine.com/homes-for-our-troops-art-auction-fundraiser/

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/144/138/22

Kultivate Magazine (Kultivate) will hold a fundraiser in support of Homes For Our Troops. This event will feature live performers, dj parties, a special flag hunt, and an art auction with proceeds going to Homes for Our Troops (HFOT). Homes For Our Troops is a charity that supports veterans by providing resources that can help veterans rebuild their lives after military deployments and war. The fundraiser will take place July 1 to 4, 2017.

The following artists are participating in the fundraiser (in alphabetical order): Booyakashaka Resident, captainofmysoul, Catalina Staheli, Eleseren Brianna, Eucalyptus Carroll, ilyra chardin, Isis Desmoulins, iSkye Silverweb, IthilwenRose Resident, Jamee Sandalwood, John Brianna, Karma Weymann, KodyMeyers, LailaKnight84, Meishagirl Resident, Miele Tarantal, mmorganwhitfield, Myra Wildmist, retroye resident, Sandi Benelli, Sheba Blitz, Solana Python, Syphera Inaka, talligurl resident, Veruca Tammas, Vivienne Darcy, wild Alchemi, and WrenNoir Cerise.

The schedule for this fundraiser can be found below:
Saturday, July 1, 2017:
8 am slt-event area opens; art auction begins; hunt begins
4pm to 5pm slt -live performer Melenda Mikael

Sunday, July 2, 2017:
12pm to 2pm slt-Red, White, and Blue Ball
4pm to 5pm slt-live performer Lark Bowen

Monday, July 3, 2017:
4pm to 5pm slt-live performer J Lively

Tuesday, July 4, 2017:
12pm to 2pm slt-4th of July Party (daytime)
4pm to 6pm slt-4th of July Party (nighttime)
6pm slt-Fireworks; art auction ends; hunt ends

About Homes For Our Troops
HFOT builds homes as a departure point for Veterans to rebuild their lives, and once again become highly productive members of society. Despite their life-altering injuries, many Veterans have embarked on new careers, completed their college degrees, or started families. Empowered by the freedom a mortgage-free and specially adapted home brings, these Veterans can now focus on their recovery and return to their life’s work of serving others. Many have embraced their roles as motivational speakers, sharing their messages of persevering through tragedy with groups and classrooms around the country; others take to a national platform to promote awareness of veteran suicide, homelessness and PTSD. Their incredible stories are the driving force for the work for HFOT.

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, Edge Productions, and The Edge Gallery; The Windlight Art Gallery,  The Red Gallery,  The Kultivate Bailywick Gallery, 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://www.hfotusa.org/

www.kultivatemagazine.com

https://kultivatemagazine.com/homes-for-our-troops-art-auction-fundraiser/

Contact Information:
For inquiries about Homes For Our Troops in Second Life, please contact Frets Nirvana

For inquiries about Kultivate Magazine, please see the link below:

https://kultivatemagazine.com/contact/

 

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Select Gallery’s June Exhibition Opening!

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Join us on Sunday @ 1pm slt for the June Exhibition opening of Kultivate Select Gallery! This event will feature live performer J Lively and the following artists:

Bri Graycloud
CalystiaMoonShadow
captainofmysoul
Catalina StaheliInara Pey
John Brianna
Karma Weymann
talligurl
Tisephone
Veruca Tammas

The dress code is formal and everyone is invited! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/18/39/26

Kultivate Images of the Day: 5/8/17 to 6/22/17

Lots of images of the day to catch up with! Below are our images of the day from 5/8/17 to 6/22/17:

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Image by Loco Oppewall
Sea´s Monsters
Image by Kimeu007
Care for a game of chess?
Image by Eva Luciano
Ocho Tango sunset
Image by Isabelle Beerbaum
The Last Forever
Image by PanAeon
Image Anouk Lefavre
Madpea's The Tower
Image Raizan Field
Forever...pour toujours
Image by Chanell Resident
Back in time, in a old town in England...
Image by Sophia
A Distant Rumble
Image by Indii Tolsen
Book Lovers Retreat!
Image by Caliban Jones
Image Paradox Ivory

Join our Flickr group to have an image considered for our image of the day: https://goo.gl/4kmn77

Day #3 @ Kultivate Magazine’s Anniversary Summer Weekend!

Anniversary Summer 17 Poster

 

Today is the last day of our anniversary summer weekend and our lineup is:
12pm to 2pm slt-Bollywood Art Ball (international)
3pm to 4pm slt-Storytelling with The Seanchai Library
4pm to 6pm slt-rave party, Bishbox, & Decocrate giveaway with DJ Paradox

**the exhibition hall, the hunt, and shopping areas are open 24/7**
 slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/138/139/23

Today @ Kultivate Anniversary Summer Weekend Day #2!

Anniversary Summer 17 Poster

It’s Day #2 of our Anniversary Summer Weekend! Todays lineup:

1pm slt – The E.V.A Project presents !Show!
3pm slt-Live performer Dimivan Ludwig
4pm slt-Live performer Winston Ackland
6pm slt-Rave party with DJ Paradox Messmer

**All galleries, exhibits, shopping, & the hunt are open 24/7

For a complete list of events:
https://kultivatemagazine.com/kultivate-anniversary-summer-17-events/

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/138/139/23

Slurl to !Show!: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/197/234/2601

Kultivate Anniversary Summer Photo Challenge!

ANNIERSARYSUMMERPHOTOCHALLENGE.jpgKultivate is pleased to announce a special photo challenge in honor of our second anniversary! This challenge has a combined total of 5000L’s in prizes. Below are the rules and guidelines:

Prizes:

1st place- 1500Ls and one shopping gift card

2nd place-1000L’s and one shopping gift card

3rd place-500L’s and one shopping gift card

**All images will be published online via our social media websites**

Below are the rules and guidelines of this photo challenge:

  1. There is no set theme for this photo challenge ,we simply ask that you enter your best image
  2. All photos must be posted in the official contest Flickr Group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivatephotochallenges/
  3. You are allowed 1 submission
  4. When posting photos please use the following naming convention: “Kultivate Anniversary Summer-your SL Name” DO NOT use display names
  5. All photos must include the slurl of where you took it in the description
  6. All photos must be new and original, you can post them in other Flickr groups
  7. Nudity and adult themed images and places are not allowed
  8. Editing in Photoshop, GIMP, or some other graphics program is ok
  9. You have until June 16, 2017 at 6pm slt to submit your images. We will use the Flickr date and time stamp to determine if you met the deadline
  10. Remember to follow are sim rules and covenants when visiting sims and places that do not belong to you
  11. The image must be of your own intellectual property and by submitting an image to our Flickr group, you give us rights to publish the image if you win the contest
  12. Please contact Johannes1977 resident in regards to this contest

Kultivate Anniversary Summer Art Exhibition is Now Open!

Anniversary Summer 17 Poster

At the Kultivate Anniversary Summer Weekend, we have a special art exhibition set up! The exhibition is now open for viewing and the following artists are taking part in this special exhibition:

Ilyra Chardin
KodyMeyers Resident
Slatan Dryke
Tisephone Resident
Sheba Blitz
Sandi Benelli
Veruca Tammas
Jaime Poutine
Jamee Sandalwood
Wintergeist
Catalina Staheli
Wild Alchemi
Anouk Lefavre
Syphera Inaka
Sabine Mortenwold
Pam Astonia

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/187/177/21

Day #1 of Kultivate’s Anniversary Summer Weekend!

Anniversary Summer 17 Poster

Today is day #1 of the Kultivate Anniversary Summer Weekend! Our schedule is:
**Open all day-art exhibition, summer hunt, & shopping
4pm slt-live performer Melenda Mikael
5pm slt-Whymsee Audience Cabaret
6pm slt-live performer SaraMarie Philly
For a complete listing of events: https://kultivatemagazine.com/kultivate-anniversary-summer-17-events/

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/138/139/23

Kultivate Magazine Presents The E.V.A Project & !Show!

!show! Poster #1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 7, 2017

THE E.V.A PROJECT’S DEBUT PRODUCTION: !SHOW!

DATE: JUNE 10, 2017

TIME: 1PM SLT

WEBSITE:  https://theevaproject.wordpress.com/

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/197/234/2601

Kultivate Magazine is pleased to launch out latest venture, The E.V.A. (Exceptional, Vibrant, and Artistic) Project. This special project combines the art forms of fashion, music, theater, and art to create a unique experience and event, which is appropriately titled !Show!

!Show! Will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1pm slt. This artistic fusion will feature Elysium Cabaret choreography and the following models (in alphabetical order): Apocketfullofbutterflies, Aealla Illyar, Anne Daumig, AriannaJasmine, Beatrice Serendipity, Dakota Lavarock, Desireme Fallen, Eleseren Brianna, Falbala Fairey,GinPhx , Jamee Sandalwood,Jaily Bailey, Judelin, Lolita Paragorn, Lucemia, Meishagirl, Miele Tarantal, Milla Crumb, Onix1997, Payton Heron, Ruby Ornamental, Sabine Mortenwold, and Tiszo Cioc.

Sponsors and designers for !Show! are Rapture, Ghee, Blacklace, Aleutia, Pink Ice, Faster Pussycat, Vero Modero, Azul, Dirty Princess, Utopia, Chiffon, Mahlberg Tailors, Boudoir, Lamu Fashion, LOVE, Spot on Stage Props, Irrisistble, Audadacious, and Pixel Box.

!Show! Is part of the Kultivate Magazine’s Anniversary Summer 17 Weekend, which celebrates Kultivate Magazine’s two year anniversary. “!Show! Is a chance to do something different in Second Life for the fashion industry and to showcase the arts in a blended format. I hope that everyone loves what we have put together with this project, “ said Eleseren Brianna, Produce for The E.V.A Project & COO of Kultivate Magazine.

About The E.V.A Project
The E.V.A Project is a fusion of fashion, art, music, and theater. The goal of the project is to showcase how the art forms complement with fashion. E.V.A stands for exceptional, vibrant, and artistic. The project is part of the Kultivate Magazine suite of brands.

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, Edge Productions, and The Edge Gallery; The Windlight Art Gallery,  The Red Gallery,  The Kultivate Bailywick Gallery, 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://theevaproject.wordpress.com/
www.kultivatemagazine.com

Contact Information:
https://theevaproject.wordpress.com/contact/

Kultivate Anniversary Summer 17 Weekend Press Release!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 7, 2017

KULTIVATE ANNIVERSARY SUMMER WEEKEND 2017

DATES: JUNE 9 TO 11, 2017

WEBSITE:  https://kultivatemagazine.com/kultivate-anniversary-summer-17-events/

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/138/139/23

Kultivate Magazine, a magazine that celebrates the artistic side of Second Life, will celebrate its 2nd anniversary in June 2017. Kultivate Magazine is the brainchild of owner, founder, and publisher, John Brianna (johannes1977 Resident) in the virtual world of Second Life.

“It’s hard to believe that Kultivate Magazine is closing out another amazing year. Our events, exhibitions, readership, content, and social media content has grown throughout the past two years, “ says John Brianna, Founder and Owner of Kultivate Magazine and it’s many divisions.

To celebrate this milestone, Kultivate Magazine will have a special weekend of events that will include, live music, dj parties, shopping, a special art exhibition, storytelling from the Seanchai Library, tribute bands, a special hunt and more! This weekend will also see the debut of Kultivate Magazine’s latest artistic component, The E.V.A Project, launch with a very special artistic fashion theater production named !Show!

The complete anniversary weekend schedule can be found below:

June 7, 2017-
Kultivate Anniversary Summer 17 Photo Challenge Begins

June 8, 2017-
4pm slt-Bad Amp Tribute Bands presents The Rolling Stones

June 9, 2017-
8 am slt-Kultivate Anniversary Summer 17 Art Exhibition & Shopping Area Opens
4pm slt to 5pm slt – Live performer Melenda Mikael
5pm to 6pm slt– Whymsee
6pm to 7pm slt– Live performer SarahMarie Philly

June 10, 2017-
1pm to 2pm slt-The E.V.A Project presents !Show!
3pm slt to 4pm slt-Live performer Dimivan Ludwig
4pm to 5pm slt-Live performer Winston Ackland

June 11, 2017-
12pm to 1pm slt- Art Goes Bollywood With DJ Gabriele Riel
3pm to 4pm slt-The Seanchai Library
1159 pm slt – Kultivate Anniversary Summer 17 Art Exhibition & Shopping Area Closes

Additional events will take place throughout the remainder of June and July 2017. “We are proud of this anniversary weekend and are looking forward to continuing to support the arts in Second Life and across the metaverse,” says John. “It is rewarding to see the support and dedication from various persons in Second life for Kultivate.”

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, Edge Productions, and The Edge Gallery; The Windlight Art Gallery,  The Red Gallery,  The Kultivate Bailywick Gallery, 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:
www.kultivatemagazine.com

https://kultivatemagazine.com/kultivate-anniversary-summer-17-events/

Contact Information:
https://kultivatemagazine.com/contact/

 

BURN 2 Conception 2017!

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BURN2 Conception: “Take a Look Inside”

July 14-16, 2017

The Beginning of “The Welcome” to a Visitor

How do we convey the need to be a Community?  An Invitation, we invite someone inside.

We invite the visitor into our home and make them feel welcome. Offer them Comfort, Laughter, and Sincerity. The community grows as we come together in our common areas. Think of the Piazzas of Italy, the gathering of the community on a daily basis, bonding, sharing stories, laughter and sharing time.

Building outside the box,

by building inside the box!

Your build inside the box is sharing your invitation, sharing YOU. The spaces outside the box we share “ALL of US”, in lively community, our Ten Principles in action.

We will work together as a community making the Visitor more important than the box. All boxes are the same except for the Silhouette you choose to show.

We invite artists and builders to come and fill the boxes on the playa with the amazing variety of delightful creations, all of your different interpretations on the theme of welcoming the visitor. DJs and live performers will be able to sign up to play on the stage, and Greeters are getting ready to welcome you to the event. And, as always, we will have the Burns to watch together! Interested in being a part of this, helping in planning? Contact Event Lead Daark Gothly inworld.

 Bloggers and sharers of BURN2 news! Please share this news as much as you can! If you need larger size images to share this with others, contact iSkye Silverweb inworld.

The event details! We can’t forget the details!

Conception: Take a Look Inside

JULY 14-16, 2017

Deep Hole in Second Life

Details on burn2.org

Questions about the event can be directed to Event Lead Daark Gothly inworld. Join the BurningMan 2.0 group in world to stay abreast of the latest news from BURN2.

Please let us know when you include us in your publications. We link back to online, TV, magazine and blog posts at http://www.burn2.org/media_coverage. We would love to include you! Just email a link to your content to communications@burn2.org.

BURN2 is the virtual extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It spreads Burning Culture and the Burning Man Ten Principles all year round.  We are one Burning Man regional among more than 100 first world Regional groups.

We encourage you to use the following labels and hashtags when you write about the event: Burn2, #burn2 . We will promote those tags to make it easier for people to find your content.

Want more information? Connect with us through our networks::

Website: https://burn2.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BURN2BURNER

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BURN2BURNERS

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Burn2.SL/

Google+ Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/114073732445186160592

Regional Page: http://regionals.burningman.com/regionals/cyberspace/second-life/ 

BURN2 Inworld Contacts:

BURN2 Communications: iSkye Silverweb communications@burn2.org or contact inworld

BURNING MAN Regional Contact: sl@burningman.org

Seanchai Library on the Move!

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Press Release is also available at http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/p/press-re.html

Issued: May 31, 2017
PRESS RELEASE
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT

Caledonia Skytower, Seanchai Library

caledoniaskytower@gmail.com

Seanchai Library On The Move

 Second Life – Seanchai Library, one of Second Life’s oldest spoken word programs –  now in its tenth year, is relocating from its current home on the Bradley University, hosted by the Community Virtual Library (CVL), to Holly Kai Park on the Blake Sea, part of the vast USS Regions and Estates.

“Both Seanchai and the CVL are currently facing crossroads in their organizational lives” said Caledonia Skytower, representing Seanchai Library, “Such transitional times involve challenging processes of review, reflection, and analysis in our best efforts to keep our presences in the virtual world relevant. Done well, it leads to healthy change.”  Seanchai Library engaged in just such a review and discussion process, and decided to take advantage of an offer to join the arts programming on Holly Kai, which includes the Art Hill, music events at The Pavilion, regular DJ gatherings at Catinara Bar, and larger community events such as the recent “Filling the Cauldron” fundraiser in early April.

 

“Seanchai Library is the perfect compliment to what we already present here.” said Holly Kai Curator Inara Pey, “We have enjoyed the storytelling programs that we have already offered, and are excited about having a greater spoken word presence here as part of our portfolio of features.”  Seanchai and Holly Kai have already collaborated on several events including last October’s “The Great Boo” ghost stories, “Dragon Tales” at the recent fundraiser, and an ongoing series of “Stories at the Park” presenting original micro-fiction and poetry inspired by, and presented concurrent to, the regular series of art installations.

In 2010, Seanchai accepted an invitation to make the CVL its home.  From locations on Info Island International, Imagination Island, and in the last two years on Bradley University, the Library has produced over 1,800 hours of live programming promoting literature, stories, and poetry.  Seanchai Library has supported cooperative programming with the CVL; producing numerous fundraising events, and twice producing The Dickens Project as a benefit for the CVL.

“This move is not a ‘good bye and good luck’ move,” Skytower clarified, “One of the great strengths of virtual worlds is the ability for it to break down barriers, including those of proximity.  While the move to Holly Kai provides Seanchai Library with some new opportunities, it does not do so to the exclusion of other relationships. We believe that all of our cooperative relationships, including with the CVL, will benefit by this change.”  Seanchai Library has already reached an  agreement regarding this year’s edition of The Dickens Project, scheduled to take place in a LEA Core Region this December, with the CVL contributing background resources on Charles Dickens and Victorian England that will be available to all visitors.

Seanchai Library will present its last story on Bradley University on Thursday, June 22nd at 7pm slt with Chief Storyteller Shandon Loring’s presentation of Ron Rash’s “The Southern Thing,” opening in the new location the following Sunday, June 25th.

Seanchai Library (Shawn-a-key, which means “Storyteller” in Irish.) was founded in March of 2008 in Second Life. Thousands of stories, and hundreds of authors later, the program remains dedicated to promoting the power of stories to transform and inspire through live voice presentations: “We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.” Learn more about the program at Seanchai Library’s website – seanchailibrary.com

Look for landmarks and slurl for the new library in announcements in-world, facebook, Google+ and at the Seanchai and Holly Kai Park websites.

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All Image Credits – Inara Pey

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Kultivate Magazine June 2017 Issue is Now Available!

The June 2017 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! Due to technical difficulties in real life, the issue was a bit delayed, but it is worth the wait! This issue features Slatan Dryke, La Vie Sim, Flashback/Flashfoward, Haute RP Couture, photo essays by Amy Beebe, Illyra Chardin, Falbala Fairey, and Paradox Messmer, Show Art Exhibition, and the June Edge Stylists. Click on the cover to access the issue:

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Kultivate Magazine – June 2017 Issue Preview!

On June 1, 2017, the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published. This issue will feature 2D and 3D artist Slatan Dryke. Inara Pey has stories on the last exhibition for UWA and an update VR and MR. Veruca Tammas brings a voyage to the La Vie sim. Myra Wildmist comments on the competitive nature of art. We also have several photo essays: Amy Beebe covers Summer art, while Illyra Chardin brings you a secret garden photo series, and Falbala Fairey offers summertime fashions. Rounding out our photo essays is Paradox Messmer with abstract fashion imagery. For our fashion division, The Edge, Eleseren Brianna presents Haute RP Couture, and The Edge stylists present their June 2017 stylings.

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Kultivate Images of the Day: 5/2/17 to 5/7/17

Below are our images of the day for 5/2/17 to 5/7/17:

Image by Anouk Lefavre
A Yorkshire Tale
Image by Jen Zalivstok
ᗪOGGY ᖴᗩᗰIᒪY
Image by Pamela Stipes
Born to be Wild!
Image by Wicca Merlin
Anduril
Image by Pan Aeon
endless horizon
Image by Flubs
Forever
Image by Will Corrigan

 

♥ Royal Flush ♥
Image by Chris Morrisey

New Kultivate Summer 17 Commercial!

Kultivate invites you to a summer of art! Check out our new commercial, featuring the work of Sandi Benelli, Lead Kultivate Artist in Residence:

Black and White Women in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Now open at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery, curated by Dido Haas, is Black and White Women, and exhibition of photography by Christower Dae.“Chris likes to explore, experiment, is curious and loves making pictures. Photography for Chris is immortalizing avatars in ambiguous attitudes,” Dido states in the liner notes for the exhibition. “His dedication to the avatar portraits, to the capture of those expressions that a skin can offer by giving (according to many people) a soul to the avatar and its personality begins.”

The result is a series of stunning avatar portraits presented in black and white, focusing on the female face. Presented in the familiar large format for Nitroglobus. However, these are no ordinary portraits. Each offers a considered, unique moment in time captured in the life of each subject; that all are presented in black and white services to heighten the beauty within it.

Each of the images is perfectly framed to offer a story; what that story might be is left entirely up to us: there are no visual clues within the pictures themselves; those which do offer any background do so in soft focus, ensuring attention remains on the face before us. Shown in close up, every detail of each face is presented to us: the brush of freckles across a cheek, the reflection of light within an eye, the spread of eyelashes, the fullness of lip – all are beautifully captured and rendered.

I’ve seen many images of avatars in Second Life, both through exhibitions and via Flickr, but Black and White Women is one of the more remarkable sets of such studies I’ve seen. The natural cast to each is – to repeat myself – genuinely unique. This is an eye-catching exhibition, one I recommend visiting.

Source: Black and White Women in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Saturday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Select Gallery’s May Exhibition Opening Event!

Kultivate Select Gallery May Exhibition Poster

Join us this Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 1pm to 2pm slt for the formal exhibition opening of the May Exhibition at Kultivate Select Gallery! This event will feature live performer Wolfie Starfire and the following artists:

 

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

DRESS CODE: FORMAL

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
wintergeist resident
Jamee Sandalwood
Aradia Aridian
Tisephone
retroye resident (Pipit Peacedream)
Lucia Tophat
ilyra chardin
M8ty Resident
Calystia MoonShadow
Catalina Staheli
Wicca Merlin
John Brianna (johannes1977 Resident)