MisaKaory’s The Way I Feel in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Now open at Club LA and Gallery, curated by Fuyuko ‘冬子’ Amano (Wintergeist) is The Way I Feel a selection of images from the portfolio of MisaKaory. I’m actually getting to this review a little late, as the invitation got buried in my inventory, and so offer apologies to Misa and Fuyuko;  but I do recommend a visit before it draws to a close.

“Photography gives me a lot of emotions,” Misa says of her work. “Sometimes it is too exhausting, when you can not sleep at night because you keep thinking of some idea for a photo. It seems the idea came and you get it all together and press the shutter, but you are still dissatisfied. So you keep looking through the viewfinder to find the right angle, lighting, waiting for the moment… And then suddenly, here it is! Often it is a completely random person that you have caught in the frame, a bird or a gust of wind. The feeling that you get after taking the photo you like is just wonderful! The world that we see is infinite, but we remember only some moments that have given us a strong impression.”

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Support Feed A Smile at Nautical Smile in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Nautical Smile is a special event being held at Holly Kai Park in aid of Feed A Smile / Live and Learn Kenya.

The event marks the first major fund-raiser to be held for Feed A Smile at Holly Kai Park, which was adopted as the park’s new charity in February 2017.

Organised and hosted by Rossini Events, Nautical Smile will take place at The Pavilion, Holly Kai Park, and will feature 10 hours of music starting at 11:00 SLT, and finishing at 21:00 SLT, with one hour sets from some of Second Life’s top DJs, and live performers.The live performances at Nautical Smile will include a “double Dutch” back-to-back paring of singers from the Netherlands, Thera D and Hedy Patrucci-Collazo, who will be appearing at 12:00 noon and 1:00pm respectively. They’ll be followed by Akilikos Singer at 2:00pm, and Sal  from 3:00pm. The entire event is sponsored by Meerkats Estates….

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VWBPE 2017: Above the Book and taking a peek | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The 2017  Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education (VWBPE) conference will be taking place between Wednesday, March 29th and Saturday April 1st, 2017 inclusive. A grass-roots community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments, VWBPE attracts 2200-3500 educational professionals from around the world each year.

A press day for the event was held on Sunday, March 19th, but due to physical world things, I ended up unable to attend. Therefore, this little sneak peek at things is coming a little late – although you can have a little explore around the conference regions yourself, as they are now open through until Sunday, March 26th.

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Filling the Cauldron: Cerridwen’s Corner | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

We’re moving ahead with Filling the Cauldron, the event to support Elicio Ember and his family. Already the Design a Garden contest is filled and designers are hard at work. We’re also  receiving applications from DJ, entertainers, artists and volunteers na dahre still looking for more!

Work is continuing in preparing Holly Kai Park – so if you see bits of work going on her and there, please pardon any mess. Hopefully, things are only having minor tweaks, so you should notice too much changing!

In fact the biggest change is to the Storyteller’s Circle in the south-east corner of the park. The tree circle and the paths have been removed to make way for Cerridwen’s Corner, a store area where Elicio’s creations will be on sale, with all proceeds going to Elicio and his family.

Designed by Judi Newall using items created by Elicio to present a little corner of his home region, Cerridwen’s Corner. What’s more, not only will the Corner be selling many of Elico’s creations, if there is anything you cannot find there, a teleport will take you to and from his store at Cerridwen’s Cauldron, giving you immediate access to all of his items….!


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Today @ 2pm slt-March & April 17 Exhibition Opening at The Red Gallery!

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Join us today at 2pm slt for the opening of the March & April 17 Exhibition of The Red Gallery! The Red Gallery raises funds for Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. Today’s event will feature live performer Parker Static and the following artists:

Eucalyptus Carroll
Layachi inhen
ilyra Chardin
Sheba Blitz
Ramsa Luv
Calystiamoonshadow Resident
Emberdearheart Resident
Isis Desmoulins
M8ty Resident
Vee Tammas
John Brianna

The dress code is formal and the slurl is:


Saturday @ 1pm slt-Windlight Art Gallery’s March & April 17 Exhibition Opening!


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Join us at the Windlight Art Gallery for the March & April 17 Exhibition Opening! The formal opening will take place from 1pm to 2pm slt and will feature live performer AM Forte and the following artists, who are also Windlight Gallery Fellows:

Belua Broadfoot
Dema Fairport
Lucia Tophat
Layachi Inhen
Isis Desmoulins
Pipit Peacedream
Ry Heslop
Syphera Inaka
Sandi Benelli
Pam Astonia
Warm Clarity
Bryndarkly Cazalet

The dresscode is 100% formal! We hope to see you at the opening event!
Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/59/133/26

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

Copy of Art Exhibition Flyer Template.jpgJoin us at 1pm slt on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for the latest exhibition opening at the Kultivate Select Gallery! The event will feature live performer  Melenda Mikael and the following artists:

Sandie Benelli
Lucia Tophat
Ramsa Luv
Solana Python
KodyMeyers Resident
talligurl resident
jaime poutine
GlitterPrincess Destiny
Syphera Inaka
Warm Clarity

The dresscode is formal and the slurl to the gallery is: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/18/39/26

Cica’s Under the Sea in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Under the Sea, Cica Ghost’s latest region-wide installation in Second Life opened on Friday, March 3rd. It is in some ways a follow-on from her previous Frogs, in that it has a decidedly aquatic lean.“There is a strange world under the sea,” Cica informs visitors, who arrive on a wooden platform, open on three sides and lacking a roof. A brief set of instructions are provided on how best to enjoy a visit (in short, enable Advanced Lighting Model and make sure Shadows: Sun/Moon + Projectors is active – Cica has taken care to minimise the performance hit with the latter as much as possible). Once done, follow the steps down beneath the waves, and discover that strange world.

Here can be found all manner of creatures, familiar and exotic. fronds of seaweed and forests of kelp undulate under the pressure of passing water; schools of fish hover at the edges of some of these copse-like knots of green, staring nervously outward. A great sea snail expands and contract, as if making its way across the sandy floor without moving. Other fish hover nervously at the empty eye sockets or under bleached ribs of even bigger creatures which have long since died, while splashes of vivid colour are offered by anemones, starfish and strange plants standing tall on cage-like roots….

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Today @ the Kultivate Spring 17 Fashion Event!


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

The Photo Game in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Thus reads the invitation to The Photo Game, an intimate little display of art being hosted at Boudicca Amat’s An Uncertain Destiny (which you can read about here). And when I say intimate – I mean just that: a total of 6 images are offered, three by Boudicca, and three by Ricco.

As the invitation states, this is something of an interactive exhibition: visitors are invited to click the links either alongside or below each piece and read the comments, and also leave comments of your own.

The Photo GameThe images by Boudicca have been selected by Ricco, who also offers his own view on each piece – and Boudicca has done the same with the three images she has selected from Ricco’s work. Each offers an analysis of the other’s work based on the approach taken – both technically and artistically – in producing each image.Given that Boudicca and Ricco are both consummate artists, their comments also form something of an invaluable guide to technique and approach for those of us who are considerably less able in our ability to wield the camera and produce consistent, rewarding results. Thus, while small, this exhibition offer far more than at first might first seem to be the case, and makes for an extremely worthwhile visit. And if you haven’t done so before, take a little time to tour An Uncertain Destiny as well – you won’t be disappointed!

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February 14th: will you be a hugger, a dunker or both in Second Life? | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The Isle of View, the “official” destination for Valentine’s Day reappeared on the grid earlier in the month, and on Tuesday February 14th, the Lab will be host a “Hug and Dunk” session wherein people visiting the isle can opt to either hug a Linden – or dunk them in the water (or both!).

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CioTToLiNa’s rooftop exhibition in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

It’s been a while since Caitlyn and I last visited Art on Roofs at Solodonna Land, so it was with some delight I received an invitation to pay a visit to explore a new exhibition by an artist I admire: CioTToLiNa Xue.

I first encountered CioTToLiNa’s work whilst visiting an exhibition on Mistero Hifeng’s work at the same exhibition space (which you can read about here). Since then I’ve been captivated, and always enjoy seeing her pieces on display.Art on Roofs: CioTToLiNa XueSome 20 pieces are presented across the rooftops of Solodonna’s Art on Roofs exhibition area. All are quite exquisite and carry a narrative of their own. Some embody the intimacy of love, others reflect CioTToLiNa‘s cultural / political / ecological interests, others marry 3D work with 2D art – notably the three Moods pieces – as seen in the image above.

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A special Valentine from Calas to you:) Tuesday, February 14! | Calas Galadhon Park









Looking for a place to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Second Life? If so try Calas Galadhon:

Tuesday Calas Galadhon will be all dressed up for Valentine’s Day – hearts and flowers everywhere on the main sim and lots of romantic opportunities:) And, in the evening Calas is proud and honored to present a special Valentine’s Day Event: The music of one of SL’s very best performers and a man dear to our hearts at Calas Galadhon – Mr HammerFLA Magic!

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Day #2 of the Kultivate Spring 17 Fashion Event!


It is day #2 of the Kultivate Spring 17 Fashion Event! Today’s schedule is:

10 am slt – Mahlberg Tailors, Virtual Diva, & Prism

1pm slt to 2pm slt -Live performer Parker Static

4 pm slt – Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions, Feyline, & Spyralle

**Shopping, fundraising, hunting, and the fashion quest are open 24/7**

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/63/131/2802

Today at the Kultivate Spring 17 Fashion Event!


The Fashion event for Kultivate is now open! Today’s schedule at the fashion event:

-10 am slt-Exclusives Fashion Show

-1pm slt-live performer Dimivan Ludwig

-4pm slt-Bliensen & Mai Tai, Sonatta Morales, & The Bohemian Underground Fashion Show

**The Rose Hunt & Fashion Quest, Shopping are open 24.7**

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art — Quartz

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, all of art in the US public domain, were previously available online, but with some stipulations about commercial use. You can find them at the digital collection, with “Public Domain Artworks” checked in the left-hand column.“[The collection] represents 5,000 years of human endeavor, culture, and thought,” says Lauren Nemroff, head of digital content at the Met. She hopes people will create new works of their own, perhaps like these.

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Can you help the East River Community in Second Life? | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Located on the mainland continent of Sansara, the East River Community (ERC) will this year celebrate its ninth year of operations in Second Life – although it can trace its roots as far back as 2006 with the MBYC, one of the first sailing clubs in Second Life – and sailing remains very much a part of the ERC’s activities.

Comprising a federation of groups, the intent within East River has always been to create an open, collaborative and convivial space for residents and businesses, nurturing the growth of relationships, friendships, personal projects, and encouraging collaborative activities  with both members and non-members of the community.

ERC has always been particularly engaged in fostering cultural activities and in enhancing the Mainland experience by demonstrating an attractive residential and commercial environment can be created purely through resident action.


Newcomers are always welcome to explore the community’s regions, which offer a wide variety of public spaces including art galleries, cafés horse riding tracks, entertainment venues, nautical events, a harbour and airport for boating / flying enthusiasts and, for those wanting to get their first taste of water-based activities, a variety of free-access zero-cost boating.

Arriving at one of East River Community’s airfieldsOne of the mainstays of ERC has been its founder, Indigo Mertel – who has also contributed immensely to the Second Life community as a whole through a wide range of user-focused activities from establishing and building East River through to her work in curating and disseminating Second Life news form a wide range of notable sources, to the benefit of all users…

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Wanderlust Bench Art Park ~ January and February

Review of the current exhibit at Wanderlust Bench Art Park

Million Happy Endings


The current art at Wanderlust Bench Art Park will continue to be exhibited until the end of February. The view has been changing with neighbor’s renovations, land sold and abandoned and some recent weird terraforming on abandoned land which might be coding errors or some strategy on the part of the Lab.


Joining us is Ani Jung with three beautiful nature photographs.

The piece propped against the wall to the left gives a notecard with a timely philosophical quote.


From left to right, by ChrysTeRox, Saul Goodie, Lynette Trinity, Elle Thorkveld and Mango Lassi.


Soon we’ll have been here for one year. I’ve learned a lot taking care of this place and enjoy hanging out with friends here so I don’t begin to associate it only with working and communication tasks. Behind us on the wall to the left are the current destination posters with landmarks and then photography by…

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Angi Manners at DixMix Gallery in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

In Lust We Trust is the title of an exhibition of 15 images by Angi Manners (Anj4) which opened on Saturday, February 4th at DiXmiX Gallery, curated by Dixmix Source.A creator of avatar skins and co-owner of the Polar Bear brand of erotic poses designs for photographers, Angi regards photography as her passion. For In Lust We Trust – and as the title might imply – she presents a series of erotically charged pictures, together with three or four which veer more towards the sensual end of the scale than the erotic, but all of which might be considered NSFW.DiXmiX Gallery: Angi Manners

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Kultivate Magazine’s February 2017 Issue is Now Available!


The February 2017 issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available!  This issue features artistic and talented designer, Lyrical Bizarre. Illyra  Chardin provides images of romantic art in honor of Valentines Day, Guest contributor Miaa Rebane has generously provided images for a photo essay, Kinn Fiachra has a new mainland piece on The Outlands, Veruca Tammas visits Weeville, Inara Pey reviews The Sagan Planetarium and the new exhibit at MetaLes, ILlogism; Eleseren Brianna previews Kultivate’s Spring Fashion Event, and  John interviews The SL Parade Owner, ReRe Sandalwood. Click on the cover below to view the issue.


Gallery Preview – Stigmatophilia | Fathom

Welcome to my exhibit “Paraphilia” being held in the Dominion Art Gallery, at The Dominion Femdom. This is my third installment in my weekly talk on this.

This was the photo that started the ball rolling for me. It was a feeling, after the first shot, I knew I had the photo I wanted and that I was going to be able to do the entire series.  I don’t know if other people have had a similar experience.  I had been both excited and unsure if I was going to be able to capture what I wanted, in a way that was more elegant than just a series of naughty photos.Here is a complete version of “Stigmatophilia”, you can see it better at the exhibit, alongside 8 other interesting fetishes.

♥I hope that you will come by the Dominion Art Gallery and see my show. It was a lot of fun producing, and I am very proud of the results.

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