Sunday @ 1pms lt-Kultivate Select Gallery’s September Exhibition Opening Event & Gallery Reopening!

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Join us this Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 1pm to 2pm slt for the September Exhibition Opening event and gallery reopening of Kultivate Select Gallery! The gallery has received a complete makeover and is now an outdoor gallery and venue! Kultivate Select is a themed gallery and this month’s theme is Fall has returned! Live performer Nina Bing will provide 1 hour of entertainment and the following artists are exhibiting:

Eucalyptus Carroll
emberdearheart Resident
Bri Graycloud
Veruca Tammas
Gwen Enchanted
ilyra chardin
retroye resident
CalystiaMoonShadow
John Brianna

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

**The dresscode for this event is casual**

Black & White Exhibition-Day #1

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Today is the first day of the Black and White Exhibition! Over 40 2D and 3D combined artists have created a variety of black and white art work! Todays day will kick off at 4pm slt with a special performance by Parker Static! Dresscode is casual!

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/137/140/23

Complete listing of artists and performers: https://kultivatemagazine.com/black-white-exhibition/

 

Kultivate Magazine-August 2017 Issue Is Now Available!

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:

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Sunday @ 1pm slt-Bailywick Gallery’s July & August Exhibition Opening!

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Join us tomorrow at 1pm slt for the grand opening of the July & August Exhibition at Bailywick Gallery!

This gallery features the black and white imagery from the following artists:

Solana Python

KodyMeyers Resident

Lulyboop Resident

GlitterPrincess Destiny

The dress code is formal and live performer Melenda Mikael will provide the entertainment!

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bailywick/121/93/21

Windlight Art Gallery’s July & August Exhibition Opening Event!

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Join us on Saturday, July 29, 2017 for the formal opening of Windlight Art Gallery’s July & August Exhibition! The event will be from 1 pm to 2pm slt and will feature live performer Dimivan Ludwig and the following artists:

Xilion Iceberg
Ghosty Kips
Blip Mumfuzz
Coltonvond Resident
CalystiaMoonShadow
Sabine Mortenwold
Booyakashaka Resident
Kapaan
angyel Resident
Veruca Tammas
Sandi Benelli
Pam Astonia
Slatan Dryke
Byrnedarkly Cazalet
Tiszo Cioc

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/65/132/26

**The dresscode is 100% formal**

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 Anniversary Summer Art Exhibition is Now Open!

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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

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)

Saturday @ 1pm slt-Windlight Art Gallery May & June Exhibition Opening

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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:

Catalina Staheli
CalystiaMoonShadow
Gwen Enchanted
Kat Feldragonne
kat4er
KodyMeyers Resident
Emberdearheart
Ry Heslop
Sabine Mortenwold
SeasidePurcell Resident
Sol Jinx
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

Kultivate Images of the Day: 4/26/17 to 5/1/17

Here are the images of the day for 4/26/17 to 5/1/17:

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Image by Holly Portland
Crystal Garden Estates
Image by Ornella Batriani
Le problème Frenchtouch
Image by Arno Planer
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Image by Skippy Beresford
Is the way i am!!
Image by Kimeu 007

 

"Life is a long preparation for something that never happens..."
Image by Amouk Lefavre

Summer’s colours and sensual moods in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Now open at DixMix Gallery are two new exhibitions which, although not in any way intentionally paired, offer studies in the two most popular forms of Second Life photography: landscapes and avatar studies. Between them, they feature the work of Lam Erin and Tintin Tuxing.For Colours of the Summer, Lam Erin presents ten images of landscapes within Second Life, the majority of which have been tinted / enhanced with colours associated with summer – notably gold, yellow and green – but which should not be taken to be simple photographs of summer scenes. Rather, these are studied pieces, carefully processed to present a range of responses and perhaps suggest certain ideas for narratives behind them.

In particular, each of the pieces is marked by a broiling, active cloudscape; a dramatic, even foreboding, cast to the skies which even in the more restful images among the ten (such as Autumn Trace and Italian Countryside) adds an edge to the picture. They serve to make us reconsider each image after we’ve first cast our eyes over them, drawing us into the narrative behind the scene presented. Sometimes this can be direct – such as the brooding sense of a rising storm in Neverfar, through to a more subtle reminder that the ship lying calmly at anchor in Bal Harbour can have a capricious mistress with the seas on which she sails….

Source: Summer’s colours and sensual moods in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Last Day @ the Spring Sensuality Exhibition!

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Today is the last day of the Spring Sensuality Exhibition!  This special exhibition has over 30 artists who have created a variety of adult, erotic, and sensual art. Today’s events:

12pm to 2pm slt – Spring Sensuality Ball w/ DJ Paradox. (Blindfolds and/or masks, and formal attire is required. We will have give aways to some of your favorite adult stores in Second Life)

2pm to 3pm slt- Live performer Melenda Mikael

**Please note that this exhibition is adult themed and the sim is adult rated**

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

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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Mistwood Gallery on Storybrook – desert mice and dreams

If any of my Runes Blog followers want to know what a story looks like in an immersive  360 degree virtual world, I made this short video which was the best I could do using Fraps and Filmora and a few limited effects on a very slow PC.Much better of course to see the build first hand! Ceakay is multi-talented and a water colour artist in real life. She did justice to my tale giving it that touch of magic!the journey begins here the tale of a young girl who searches for her dreams and finds her destiny

Source: Mistwood Gallery on Storybrook – desert mice and dreams

Enchanted Art in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Enchanted Art, operated by Oema Resdient and Magda Schmitzau, is based on Oema’s homestead region, Astralia, which I last blogged about in August 2016. The idea is to present artists with the opportunity to display a selection of their work on a monthly basis, with those who apply and are accepted being promoted through the Enchanted Art web pages on Oema’s blog and through the usual in-world channels for art.

The current exhibition features Bamboo Barnes,  Jarla Capalini, Clary Congrejo, Paola Mills, Antarctica Slade, Toysoldier Thor, Lissa, Terrygold, with Oema and Madga rounding-out the numbers. Each artist is provided with space to display two 2D pieces of art, with Toy also supplying one of his 3D masterpieces.

Enchanted ArtThe region offers a marvellously enchanted aspect for exhibitions, being decorated using Elicio Ember’s wonderful plants and  creations, which have been brought together under a suitably atmospheric windlight to  present an ethereal, otherworldy setting visitors are encouraged to explore. Within this, there are two areas in which art is displayed: an open-air setting and a separate gallery building.The landing point delivers visitors at the foot of the outdoor exhibition area, caught in the light of a setting sun, which is periodically eclipsed by the presence of another body in the sky – one big enough to suggest is it a planet, and the gallery and its surrounds are perhaps on a moon of that world. This outdoor space makes for a pleasant walk, platforms for the artists to either side of the path, each clearly labelled and with a Flickr link to the artist’s photo stream. The offer of biographical notes would have been appreciated, but this is a minor point…

Source: Enchanted Art in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Bailywick Gallery April to June Exhibition Opening!

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Join us this Sunday, from 1pm to 2pm slt for the grand opening of the April to June Exhibition at Bailywick Gallery. The Bailywick Gallery houses black and white images and the following four talented artists are exhibiting:

Anouk Lefavre
Hana Hoobinoo
Wintergeist Resident
Tisephone Resident

The event is formal and will feature live performer Winston Auckland. Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bailywick/121/93/21

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

Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show Winners!

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Congrats to all of our winners of the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show! Below is our complete list of winners;

Best in Show:
1st Place: Sabine Mortenwold
2nd Place: KodyMeyers Resident
3rd Place: Grazietta Blauvelt

3D Juried Art:
Winner: Alpha Auer

2D RL Juried Art:
1st Place: Sabine Mortenwold
2nd Place: Grazietta Blauvelt
3rd Place:  Hana Hoobinoo
4th Place: Elle Thorkveld
5th Place: Kayli Iali & Layachi Ihen
Finalists: Pipit Peacedream, Jaime Poutine, ArtandSoul Constantine, and Sheba Blitz
Honorable Mentions: Saulgoodie Resident

2D SL Juried Art:
1st Place: KodyMeyers Resident
2nd Place: Sandi Benelli
3rd Place: Catalina Staheli, Isis Desmoulins, & Slatan Dryke
4th Place: Roxaane Fyanucci
5th Place: Vivienne Darcy
Finalists: Myra Wildmist, Alex Avion, Sparkie Cyberstar, Daisy Daze, Syphera Inaka, & Jamee Sandalwood
Honorable Mentions: Calystiamoonshadow, Emberdearheart, Ilyra Chardin, Lucia Tophat, Talligurl Resident, Tiszo Cioc, & Wintergeist Resident

Exhibition Non Juried Award Winners:
Anouk Lefavre, Belua Broadfoot, Bevie Oh, Bryn Oh, Dakota Lavarock, Eucalyptus Carroll, Inquisitor Titanium, Iskye Silverweb, Jayapplebutt, Justmetrying Resident (Lichtbringer), Kacey Macbeth, Lulyboop, Michael Lysios, Sch511 Resident, Silas Merlin,
Slatan Dryke, Solde Rothmanay, Veruca Tammas, Honey Bender, Paradox Messmer, Brynedarkly Cazalet, &  Wicca Merlin

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, media partners, presenters, judges, and performers for their hard work and of course all of our artists!