Sunday @ 1pm slt – Kultivate Presents the Art of Michiel Bechier!

Join us this Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as Kultivate presents the art of Michiel Bechier at the Kultivate Loft Gallery! This event will feature live performers Jovan Buchsbaum (1pm to 2pm slt) and Quartz (2pm to 3pm slt) with a casual dress code at both events!

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

You can learn more about Michiel Bechier below:

About Michiel Bechir

I have started my long virtual journey into Second Life as a photographer in 2009.

First my main motivation was to share the richness of creations of all those different sims, with all their aspects. During
my trips I did meet a lot of people from all over the world. They learned me a lot of their backgrounds, passions and interests.

I have discovered the possiblities from all kinds of tools which helped me to improve my captures. By editing them I try to add a personal touch and feeling.
Experiments with the effect of colors are often done, and more recently I am trying to show the details by working with high resolution photos.

Kultivate is Seeking Artists!

Kultivate has 2 artist opportunities available! First Kultivate Select Gallery is seeking artists for our September 27 exhibition, as this is a themed gallery, the theme is animals. And for our Team Diabetes of Second Life fundraiser in October we are seeking artists to be part of our Art Asylum at Scare Me Silly 2020! To register for either event:

https://kultivatemagazine.com/artist-opportunities/

Kultivate Magazine’s August 2020 Issue Is Now AVailable!

The August 2020 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features the talented live performers of Kultivate Music Management, RagingGraphix Gallery, Arnicars Chapel Imagination, The Virtual Peel Center, and Cherry Manga’s Main store & Sim. This issue also has photo essays by Myra Wildmist, Tempest Rosca Huntsman, Whata Conundrum, and Pearl Grey. Lastly this issue contains an update with images of the rebuilt Second Norway Sims! Click the cover below to view the issue:

Kultivate Magazine’s August 2020 Preview!

This week the August 2020 issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published! Below is a sneak preview of the cover, which features the amazing and talented live performers of the newly created, Kultivate Music Management! Look for more info in the coming days on additional articles and features in this month’s magazine edition!

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Edge Gallery’s August & September Exhibition Opening Event!

Join us this Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of The Edge Gallery’s August & September Exhibition! This event will feature live performer Aislen Sings! Casual Dress code! Below is a list of artists who are exhibiting:

Ahn Avion
Graham Collinson
Johannes Huntsman
Maaddi Benazzi
Nodome Resident
Saskia Rieko
Tempest Rosca Huntsman
Veruca Tammas
Vita Theas
Whata Conundrum (formerly Grace Sixpence)

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/43/212/27

Sunday @ 1pm slt -Windlight Gallery’s August 2020 Exhibition Opening!

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Join us Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Windlight Gallery’s August 2020 Exhibition! The event will feature live performer Aislen Sings and the following artists will exhibit this round:

Angel Heartsong
Jessamine2108 Resident
Silverwind Tzedek
deyanira Yalin
Asperix Asp
markman13 Resident
AlexAvion
SkinTrader Greyskin
CharlotteStargazer Resident

Casual dress code for this event and slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/72/143/26

Tuesday @ 1pm slt – Kultivate Presents the Art of Reya Darkstone!

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Join us this Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as Kultivate presents the art of Reya Darkstone at Kultivate Loft Gallery! This event will feature live performers Loreen Aldrin (1pm to 2pm slt)  &  Abby Jaidov (2 to 3pm slt)! Casual dress code at both events!

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

You can learn more about Reya below:
I have been around for some time, and have always been impressed by the vivid imaginations of the many artists that live in this virtual slice of the world. I started taking photos for fun and perhaps contribute a small token of my talent to it all. I am also owner of Rise Design Jewelry & Accessories, so my enjoyment of Second Life is now three-fold; creating pictures for myself and others to enjoy, meeting new people from all over the world, and creating high-quality mesh accessories.

To all my fellow shutterbugs and those that just like to appreciate the art of others, remember there’s always something beautiful in front you–just look in the mirror!

If interested in acquiring a photo, please contact me in-world, “Reya Darkstone”.

FLICKR LINKS:

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Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010067588340
https://www.facebook.com/RiseDesignSL/

Monday @ 3pm slt- Dene Gallery Presents the Art of Mary Layton (Elizabeth Burleigh)!

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Join us at Dene Art Gallery, in Rosehaven, from 3 to 5pm slt on Monday, August 3, 2020 as we present the art of Mary Layton!

Join us from 3 to 4pm slt for a 1 hour performance by Max Kleene, followed by 1 hour of DJ music by DJ John (4 to 5pm slt). Casual dress code for both events!

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

You can learn more about Mary Layton below:

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Mary Layton paints stuff. Mostly mythic, fantasy, fairy stuff. Her favourite media are watercolour, pencil, pen & ink, and digital. Over the past couple of years, she has created content for the virtual world Second Life, including in-world homes and furnishings, décor (including virtual canvases of her artwork), items of clothing, and most notably, jewellery.

Her Second Life creations can be found in-world at Rosehaven Laudanum, Caledon II, and at various in-world events, or online at the SL Marketplace.

Mary is also an author and published her first novel in 2015, a paranormal romance titled “Chasing Demons” as M. E. Layton. She lives with her husband in North Carolina.

Sunday @ 1pm slt Kultivate Signature Gallery Presents the Art of Kisma Stepanich-Reidling

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Join us this Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as Kultivate presents the Art of Kisma Stepanich-Reidling! This event will feature live performers Wolfie Starfire (1pm to 2pm slt) and Dimivan Ludwig (2pm to 3pm slt) with a casual dress code at both events!

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

You can learn more about Kisma below:

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Kisma Reidling

Real Life Visionary Mixed Media Artist and Author.

Hi, I’m most happy to come into SL and share my real life paintings with you.

The best way to explain who I am and what I do is to simply invite you to my website.

https://www.InspirationArtJournal.com

You are very welcome to join me in one of my live zoom classes/circles or enjoy experiencing one of my FREE online video classes. Naturally, if you live in Orange County, California, once in person activities resume, join me in a class! I have lots of fun!

In the meantime, come on over to my NEW studio, courtesy of the Phoenix Artists Collaboration group (Thank you Audie and Skye) located on the gorgeous Cherished Melody sim and have a look at what I’m currently showing in honor of the Divine Feminine.

If you see something you like, just get me an IM or just say “hi” — I love to chat!

Have Fun Creating!
Kisma

Kultivate Magazine’s July 2020 Issue is Now Available!

The July 2020 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available!  This isssue features the historical and rp sim of 1920’s Berlin and it’s sister sim Time Portal. We take a closer look at Carmel Arts Community, Pony Box, and the Kondor Arts Center Steam Machines Exhibition. This issue also features photo essays by Tempest Rosca Huntsman and Whata Conundrum (Grace Sixpence). Lastly this issue features photographer Reya Darkstone, the Second Life based machinima film, STOMOL, and information about the recent sale of Second Life parent company, Linden Labs. Click the cover below to view this month’s issue:

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Kultivate Announces KDEA 3D Arts Grants!

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Kultivate is pleased to announce KDEA (Kandis Dene Endowment for 3D Arts) Grant program.KDEA grants are for 3D artists and we have 3 parcels to choose from, all free of charge! Each grant also includes a 2 hour free exhibition opening with 2 live performers! For more info and to apply: https://kultivatemagazine.com/kdea/

Sunday @ 1pm slt – Kultivate Select Gallery’s July Exhibition Opening!

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Join us Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the July Exhibition Opening at Kultivate Select Gallery! This gallery is Kultivate’s only outside and themed gallery and this month’s theme is portraits!

The event will feature live performer Loreen Aldrin with a casual dress code and the following artists are exhibiting:

Matt Thomson (MTH63)
Karma Weymann
Kapaan
DreamMakerXDreamBreaker Resident
Lena Kiopak
Angel Heartsong
Khayman Karlsvalt
Veruca Tammas
Vita Theas
maaddi
Vida Serrari

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

Day #3 @ The Resolution Exhibition!

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Today is Day #3 of the Resolution Exhibition, featuring over 30 talented Flickr artists and photographers! Join us for a 3 hour closing party::

-11 am slt – live performer Max Kleene
-12pm slt – live performer DimiVan Ludwig
-1pm slt – live performer Samm Qendra

For a list of artists and a complete live performer listing:: https://kultivatemagazine.com/resolution-exhibition/

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

Day #2 @ The Resolution Exhibition!

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Today is Day #2 of the Resolution Exhibition, featuring over 30 talented Flickr artists and photographers! Today’s events are:

-2pm slt – live performer Wolfie Starfire
-3pm slt – live performer Jesie Janick

For a list of artists and a complete live performer listing:: https://kultivatemagazine.com/resolution-exhibition/

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

Day #1 @ Resolution Exhibition!

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The Resolution Exhibition, featuring over 30 artists, is now open! Join us today from 3 to 6pm slt for a 3 HOUR kick off party! Today’s schedule of events are:
3 pm slt- live performer Samuel James
4pm slt – live performer Abby Jaidov
5pm slt – live performer Mavenn
For a list of artists and a complete live performer listing: https://kultivatemagazine.com/resolution-exhibition/

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

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

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:

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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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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:

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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/