The August 2017 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now published! This issue will feature Sansar via an excellent article by Inara Pey, three photo essays by Illyra Chardin, Sandi Benelli, and Wicca Merlin, a great article by Myra Wildmist on who is an artist, and commentary on the behavior of models in the Second Life fashion industry by Stav Gracemount. This issue also features an exhibition on Bryn Oh at the Serena Arts Center and a visit to the Marfa sim by Veruca Tammas. To round off things we have The Edge stylists who have presented a variety of Summer and fun fashions for you. Click on the cover below to view the issue:
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!
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/
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**
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 7, 2017
KULTIVATE ANNIVERSARY SUMMER WEEKEND 2017
DATES: JUNE 9 TO 11, 2017
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.
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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.
The latest fusion from Kultivate Magazine is The E.V.A Project! This exciting concept combines the main elements of art and fashion for a unique experience! The first show from The E.V.A Project, which is appropriately titled !Show! will take place on June 10, 2017 at 1pm slt. !Show! is part of the Kultivate Magazine Anniversary Summer of events, as we celebrate our second birthday!
You can visit the new E.V.A Project website and our teaser trailers below:
During our second anniversary summer, we will formally launch The E.V.A Project, which encompasses the four main art forms. As part of the launch of the project we will have a series of teaser videos. Our very first teaser video features some of the models of this new and exciting project:
Join us this Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 1pm to 2pm slt for the formal opening of the May & June Exhibition at Windlight Art Gallery! This event will feature live performer Nina Bing and the following artists are exhibiting:
Sandi Benelli, Lead Artist in Residence
Pam Astonia, Artist in Residence
Byrnedarkly Cazalet, Artist in Residence
Slatan Dryke, Artist in Residence
The dress code is formal and the slurl to the gallery is: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/65/132/26
SPRING SENSUALITY EXHIBITION PRESS RELEASE
DATES: May 5 to May 7, 2017
Kultivate Magazine is pleased to announce it’s first annual adult themed art exhibition: The Spring Sensuality Exhibition! This show will feature 3 days of sensual and adult themed art by over 30 artists and photographers in Second Life. The 3 days will feature live performers and a special Sunday Spring Sensual Ball.
Participating artists (in alphabetical order): artandsoul Constantine, Beatrice Serendipity, Booyakashaka Resident, Bri Graycloud, ByrneDarkly Cazalet, captainofmysoul, Catalina Staheli, Glitterprincess Destiny, Greg Paslong, Honey Bender Laperrier-Auer, Isis Desmoulins, JolieElle Parfort, Kacey Macbeth, Lanne Wise, Lucia Tophat, lulyboop, Lyekahgood Nighbor, Marcus Lefevre & Hikaru Enimo, Miele Tarantal, Myra Wildmist, Paradox Messmer, Pipit Peacedream, Ramsa Luv, Ricco Saenz, Slatan Dryke, Talligurl Resident, Timaaj Resident, Tintin Tuxing, Tisephone, Tiszo Cioc, Umshlanga Barbosa, Veruca Tammas, and wintergeist.
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, 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
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Soon the world will have a massive physical monument to censorship.This year, Argentine artist Marta Minujín will open an installation built from books, all of which were banned around the world at some point in history. The “Parthenon of Books,” a re-creation of her 1983 installation in Buenos Aires, will be unveiled in June at art festival documenta in Kassel, Germany.Minujín and her team worked with researchers from the University of Kassel to identify book bans of regimes past. The resulting list, which will help books be vetted for the installation, names around 72,000 forbidden titles going back to the 1500s.
The list, last updated in January, highlights extensive censorship in Nazi Germany, 18th-century Austria, and the Soviet Union, and draws on a huge list of banned books kept by the Catholic Church from 1559 to 1966.(Quartz/Thu-Huong Ha)It would be “simply impossible” to create a comprehensive list for all regimes for all of time, says Florian Gassner, who co-leads the project. But the list does contain a fascinating smattering of censorship attempts from the rest of the world:
In China where the state continues to censor political discourse, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll was also restricted in 1931.
In the 1970s, books by Karl Marx and Fidel Castro were banned in Argentina, as well as El Principito (Le Petit Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. During the country’s period of extensive censorship in the 1970s and ’80s, the government banned a host of children’s books, including those of icon María Elena Walsh, whose songs and poems criticized the dictatorship.
During the 1940s, Canada restricted Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead, while the Soviet Union banned George Orwell’s 1984. The University of Kassel database also shows that in 1870s United States, Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron and Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales were both banned from sale for their obscene material under the Comstock Laws.
The project aims to collect 100,000 books to build the installation. Anyone can donate books for consideration, but only those legal in Germany will be included.
On April 1, 2017 the next edition of Kultivate Magazine will be published (and no it is not an April Fool’s Joke)! This issue will feature artist Giovanna Cerise, the Rosehaven Sim, a preview of the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show, The Grand Canyon in Second Life, live performer Melenda Mikael, a discussion of Flickr & art, a cyberpunk photo essay by Wicca Merlin, a photo essay on cityscapes and city streets, The Edge Stylists present their April stylings, and an article to help you produce a fashion show. Click the cover to read the issue:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show
Dates: April 3 to April 9, 2017
Kultivate Magazine is pleased to announce its second annual Spring Art Show! This show will feature a week long celebration of 2D and 3D art. Over 50 artists are participating in this week long show. The event will feature both a juried and non juried component. Juried participants are competing to win a shared prize pot, gift cards, and more. The week long show will feature a variety of live performers, tribute bands, DJ parties, a photo contest, and two special hunts. This year’s event will also feature a new series, “Art Talks,” which will feature informational sessions on a variety of topics such as photography in Second Life, copyright and Creative Commons, Photoshop and GIMP tips, and more.
On April 1, 2017 the next edition of Kultivate Magazine will be published (and no it is not an April Fool’s Joke)! This issue will feature artist Giovanna Cerise, the Rosehaven Sim, a preview of the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show, The Grand Canyon in Second Life, live performer Melenda Mikael, a discussion of Flickr & art, a cyberpunk photo essay by Wicca Merlin, a photo essay on cityscapes and city streets, The Edge Stylists present their April stylings, and an article to help you produce a fashion show. Below is a sneak peak of the cover:
Kultivate’s Marketing & Social Media Coordinator, Jessi is back with another SL Etiquette 101. This time she discusses politics in Second Life:
The 2016 election was quite polarizing in America. Whether you are a democrat or a republican, you may have found yourself drawn into the political debate in real life, on social media, and in Second Life. I conducted a poll back in February to gauge the mood of Second Lifers, to see if they felt politics should be talked about in Second Life.
The March 2017 edition of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features CasperTech Owner, Casper Warden; LaurieC Alexis, Co-Owner of The Keys Live Music Venues & Management Group, artist Nils Urqhart, The Ciottolina Rooftop Gallery, Builder’s Brewery, the Somewhere Sim, March stylings by The Edge Stylists, and two photo essays by Ilyra Chardin and AmyBeeBe. You can click on the cover below to view the issue:
On March 1, 2017, the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published. The featured article for this issue is on Casper Warden and his brand, CasperTech. This issue will also feature Laurie Alexis, Co-Owner of The Keys Live Music Venues & Management Group; artist Nils Urqhart, the Ciottolina Rooftop Gallery, Builder’s Brewery, the Edge Stylists present their March stylings, and the Somewhere Sim. Our photo essays are from llyra Chardin who presents a Modicom of color and guest contributor Amy BeeBe presents Spring Art.
Join us for our last weekend of Fashion shows at the Kultivate Spring 17 Fashion Event:
10 am slt – White Room Couture, Entice, & Closer to Heart
4pm slt – Chop Zuey, GIULIA Designs, & Emerald Couture
Hunting, shopping, and fundraising open 24/7
Music – Movement – Creation – Joy – Friendship
This Friday, February 24th, Elysium Cabaret honours Black History Month through music and dance. Featuring acts inspired by some of our most-loved black singers and musicians. Come on out and celebrate with us!Elysium Cabaret takes you there every Friday at 6pm. Let your imagination come out to play! In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, we strive to bring you an eclectic mix of music genres, dance styles, elaborate staging and dazzling costumes. At the end of our shows, we invite you on stage to dance with us and celebrate the simple joy of dance! Welcome to the weekend!
Now open through until Saturday, March 4th, 2017 is the MadPea International Food Fair, in aid of Live and Learn Kenya (LLK) / Feed a Smile. Featuring shopping, music via live performances and DJ and an art exhibition, the Food Fair has a very worthwhile cause in mind: to raise L$9,879,000 (US $37,000) to fund the construction of a kitchen for impoverished school children in the Rhonda Slums of Nakuru, Kenya.
Creators and designers participating in the event include The Cube Republic, Little Llama, Vagabond, Riot, Plastik, Supernatural, Speakeasy Tattoo, Velvet Whip, Refuge, Serenity Style, Razor, RandoMatter, PFC, Nox, Nomad, NOeditON, Ninety, Minimal Jewellery, Mesh India, Lushish Poses, Kargo, Imeka, ITI, Lucas Lameth, Goose, Junk Food, Mello, Merak, Studio, Fiasco, Krescendo, Fetch, La Baguette, Entice, Duvet Day, Eve, Cutie Cakes, Etnia, Cwitch, Disorderly, Cubic Cherry, Chez Moi, Cheeky Pea, Black Bantam, Big Bully, Balaclava, Apple Fall, Atooly-Rockaroo-Gossip, Bellequipe Design, Identity, Adored, Drot, Senses, 1313 Mockingbird Lane and Vengeful threads.Each designer has made an exclusive item for the Food Fair (single item or a whole gacha set) There will be decor to clothing, poses to accessories and plenty of food! The sky is the limit but everything is for the same amazing cause…..
Today is the second weekend of The Kultivate Spring 17 Fashion Event! Today’s fashion show schedule is:
February 18, 2017 – 10 am slt – Zibska, Alpha Tribe, & Zuri Jewelry
February 18, 2017 – 4 pm slt – Flowerdreams, Snowpaws, & Sascha’s Designs
**The Rose Hunt, Fashion Question, & shopping is open 24.7**