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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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!

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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)

Spring Sensuality Exhibition Press Release!

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SPRING SENSUALITY EXHIBITION PRESS RELEASE

DATES: May 5 to May 7, 2017

LOCATION:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/162/156/3820

WEBSITE: https://kultivatemagazine.com/spring-sensuality-exhibition/

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

For More Information:
https://kultivatemagazine.com/spring-sensuality-exhibition/

Kultivate Magazine-May 2017 Issue is Now Available!

This issue will feature artist, fashion model, and the Best in Show winner at the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show, Sabine Mortenwold. Artist Kody Meyers is also featured, along with The Key’s Live Music Venue owner Liz Harley. Contributor Veruca Tammas discusses copyright and creative commons, Sandi Benelli has a photo essay on trees, Inara Pey has two features on the Butterfly Conservatory and the Edge Stylists present their May 2017 stylings, and Edge Stylist Tiszo Cioc presents a unique photo essay. Click on the cover to view the May 2017 issue:

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Kultivate Magazine May 2017 Issue Preview!

On May 1, 2017, the next edition of Kultivate Magazine will be published. This issue will feature artist, fashion model, and the Best in Show winner at the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show, Sabine Mortenwold. Artist Kody Meyers is also featured, along with The Key’s Live Music Venue owner Liz Harley. Contributor Veruca Tammas discusses copyright and creative commons, Inara Pey has two features on the Butterfly Conservatory and the Edge Stylists present their May 2017 stylings, and Edge Stylist Tiszo Cioc presents a unique photo essay. You can preview the cover below:

Kultivate Magazine-May 2017

Raglan Shire ARTWALK 2017

RAGLAN SHIRE ARTWALK 2017May 14 – June 18, 2017 – Raglan Shire Sim Cluster in Second Life Residents of Second Life may show their artwork during this time.  Reproductions of RL artwork (painting, drawing, digital fine art, printmaking that can be imported and put on a prim) are encouraged, along with SL photography, manipulated photography and sculpture.

(Full information – click Deadlines, Info, Requirements link below.) Each year we have had over 100 artist participants exhibiting in spaces over several sims. This year, the 12th ArtWalk, we hope for a good turnout and will include space in the newly renovated Raglan Shire, in Heron Shire forest, and in other sims in the cluster if needed. The 2D artwork will be displayed along hedgerows around Raglan Shire, and sculpture in designated areas of the forest on Heron Shire.Deadlines, Info, Requirements:

All the info you need (please read and print) >> Registering for ArtWalk 2017 implies that you have read and agree to this information.

Click Here to Register for ArtWalk 2017!

Visit ArtWalk May 14 – June 18, 2017, in Raglan Shire, Second Life.

Questions?  Contact in world:      Karmagirl Avro, ArtWalk Director

You can also ask questions in Friends of Raglan Shire group.

RAGLAN EVENTS (ARTWALK) 2017 CALENDAR – Look at May-June for dates

Source: Raglan Shire ARTWALK

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

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Join us this Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm slt for the formal opening of the Kultivate Select Gallery’s April Exhibition! The Kultivate Select Gallery is a themed gallery and this month’s theme is “Spring is in the Air.” The gallery will feature the following artists:

Sheba Blitz
Eria Ziemia
Timaaj TJ
Isis Desmoulins
Margo Hollak
Solana Python
pixieatx
Ry Heslop
Kade Sinclair
Methias Kira
Jamee Sandalwood
CalystiaMoonshadow
Eucalyptus Carroll

Live performer Dimi Ludwig will provide the entertainment and the dresscode is formal for this event. We hope to see you at the exhibition!

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

Switch on the Lights at DixMix in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Now open at DixMix Gallery is an ensemble presentation of art entitled Switch on the Lights, which appears to be wither sponsored by, or a co-presentation with, LUMIPro, the commercial photography  lighting system, and the first to use projection prim capabilities.

So far as I can tell, the participating artists are  Jr Feiri, Reneesme Portland, xxstanislasxx resident, Kimma, Cyrece Delicioso, Angi Manners, DixMix Source,  Trixie Pinelli, Toxic Valentine, Sedona Silverpath, Peep Sideshow Darkward, Tazara Bailey, Kira Ragged, Scarlett Rhea, Ornella Batriani, Space Hurricane, Ilke Huygens, Freekency Banx, Wiwi Swot, Marleine Magic, Kevin De’Cypher,  Bettina, Ember Wulluf, Calypso Keng, Fleur Imagines SL, U.Sabra, Sedona Silverpath and Abi Latzo.DixMix Gallery: Switch on the LightsAs one might expect with LUMIPro’s involvement, the majority of the pieces in the exhibition are avatar studies. However, if I sound a little uncertain about this display, it’s because the information relating to it is less than forthcoming.

The invitation I received contained only the Gallery’s landmark and a note card advertising LUMIPro. There is a similar dearth of information actually at the gallery as well. Thus I had to resort to editing each image to grab the artist’s name. Not ideal when reviewing.There are other minor annoyances as well. The exhibition is referred to as “selected photographies” – but how were they selected and what role did LUMIPro play in it? Given some artists appear to have only one piece submitted, others 2 or 3, what criteria were employed in the selection process? Did some artists only submit the one piece, and other several? Were submissions adjudicated? If so, how? And so on…..

Source: Switch on the Lights at DixMix in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Today @ the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show!

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Today is the last day of the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show! Today is our lineup of events:

-1pm slt- live performer SaraMarie Philly
-3pm slt-Storytelling with Seanchai Library
-4:10 pm slt-Awards Ceremony
-Immediately following the Awards Ceremony-1 hour closing party

**Both hunts and all galleries are open 24/7
Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/179/138/22

Art Talks @ the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show!

A new component to this year’s Spring 17 Art Show are Art Talks! These classes feature a variety of subjects, including SL photography, copyright and creative commons, how to market yourself as an artist and more! Below are speakers for these classes:

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Strawberry Singh

Art Talk #1: Second Life Photography Tips
Presenter: Strawberry Singh
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 @ 7 am slt
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/157/15/22

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Veruca Tammas

Art Talk #2: Copyright & Creative Commons
Presenter: Veruca Tammas
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 @ 5 pm slt
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/157/15/22

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Kaijah Chrome

Art Talk #3: Beginner & Intermediate Photography Class
Presenter: Kaijah Chrome
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @ 5pm slt
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/157/15/22

Kultivate Magazine’s April 17 Edition is Now Available!

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:

Kultivate Magazine-April 17

 

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.”

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

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….

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

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.

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

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….!

 

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

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:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bailywick/155/96/1887

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
Chanasitsayo
Lucia Tophat
Tisephone
Layachi Inhen
Isis Desmoulins
Pipit Peacedream
Rinzlerkitty
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
AlexAvion
CalystiaMoonShadow
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….

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

Today @ the Kultivate Spring 17 Fashion Event!

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