Sunday @ 1pm slt – Edge Gallery’s January Exhibition Opening!

Join us this Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 1 to 2pm slt for the January 2021 Exhibition Opening at The Edge Gallery! This gallery features black and white art and photography only and the following artists will exhibit at this event:

Jamee Sandalwood
Maaddi
Blues Rocker
Myra Wildmist
Eucalyptus Carroll
Jessamine2108
Moora McMillan
Vita Theas
Veruca Tammas
Tempest Rosca
Johannes Huntsman

The event will feature a 1 hour performance by musician Loreen Aldrin with a casual dress code! Slurl: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/44/210/26

Sunday @ 1pm slt – Windlight Art Gallery’s January Exhibition Opening!

Join us this Sunday, January 10, from 1 to 2pm slt for the exhibition opening of Windlight Art Gallery’s January Exhibition! This exhibition will feature live performer Lyric Serendipity and the following artists:

Jesie Janick
JueL Resistance
Matt Thomson
Cadence Ravenhurst
ViktorSavior
4pril resident
Grace Sixpence
Kalina Sands

The dress code for the opening is casual and we hope to see you there! Slurl: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/32/133/26

Kultivate is Seeking Artists!!

Kultivate is reopening our galleries for 2021! Below are our opportunities for artists:
-January 10-Windlight Art Gallery Exhibition
-January 17-Edge Gallery Exhibition (black & white art only)
-February 5 to 7-Sensuality Exhibition(adult themed)

Visit the following link to express interest and/or register for any of these opportunities: https://kultivatemagazine.com/artist-opportunities/

Sunday @ 12pm slt -Kultivate Loft Gallery Presents The Art of Inara Pey!

Kultivate is pleased to announce our first exhibition of 2021! Join us this Sunday from 12pm to 2pm slt as Kultivate Loft Gallery presents the art of Inara Pey!

This event will feature live performers Rapid Randy & Bubbles Song, with a casual dress code! You can learn more about Inara below:

“As Inara Pey, I’ve been continuously engaged in Second Life since December 2006 – although my initial involvement goes back to before then. Over the years, I’ve been involved in many things, some out of interest, some as a result of real life activities at the time. I’ve been a builder, a sim designer, an estate manager, a region holder, a homestead builder, I’ve run a residential rental business, I’ve tutored and explored, I’ve role-played, I’ve helped establish groups and communities – the list goes on. However, it is as a blogger and explorer that I’ve found my niche – and I count myself as lucky in having people find what I have to write about interesting! I don’t claim to be an expert in art – much less an artist – but I do have an armchair appreciation for the subject something which has led me over the last five years in particular to blog extensively about art exhibits, artists and installations across Second Life. ”

Inara is the owner and author of the very popular Second Life site, Modem World. You can visit Modem World at the following link: www.modemworld.me

We hope to see you at the exhibition opening! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/28/114/32

Celebrate New Years @ Kultivate!

Join us at Kultivate from 4pm to 7pm slt on Thursday, December 31, 2020 for a a 3 hour New Years Eve party! You will have a chance to win free gift cards and linden prizes throughout the 3 hours and the following live performers will perform at this special event:

4pm to 5pm slt – Lyric Serendipity

5pm to 6pm slt – Ambrosia

6pm to 7pm slt – Jesie Janick

The dress code is dress casual and we hope to see you there!

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/63/141/1390

Kultivate Magazine’s December Holiday Issue is Available!

The December Holiday Edition of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features over 40 images by some of the most talented photographers and artists in Second Life, The Janus Art Gallery, the artist Tresore, 3 photo essays by Tempest Rosca Huntsman, Inara Pey, & Grace Sixpence; the new Linden Labs stilt homes, IMAGO Gallery, The Dickens Project Art Exhibition, Aterna 3D Exhibition, and the Snoweeta Sim! Click the image below to view this months issue!

Path to Oneself Reflection Exhibition Press Release

Hello, you are being invited to an exhibition at the sim Devil Legion.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Devils%20Legion/39/45/39

This Event is open for the duration of December and will finish on December 31st

The SL Random Art Crew have built this sim to be a respectful and immersive experience and reflection of the year of 2020. For the residents of Secondlife to explore a series of unique environments and draw on their own thoughts and experiences of the year.

We want people to appreciate and celebrate the amazing efforts that everyone has put into 2020 to make it bearable and save lives and still look forward with hope.

We hope that you will enjoy this sim and tell your friends about it
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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Devils%20Legion/39/45/39

Please make sure to check the Second life events list for the reading events that have been set up for you and your friends to come and enjoy.

Signed:
SL random arts crew
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PRESS RELEASE: The Dickens Project presents the New and the Familiar, beginning December 4

PRESS RELEASE
Issue: Immediate Release

Kill Date: January 3rd, 2021

Media Contact:

Caledonia Skytower, Seanchai Library
caledoniaskytower@gmail.com

The Dickens Project presents the New

and the Familiar, beginning December 4

Second Life – The Seanchai Library is proud to announce the opening of The Dickens Project 2020 Edition. The Project began as a special seasonal presentation of Seanchai Library in 2008. It transformed into an interactive environment in 2012, then to a full region experience in 2017. This year’s two regions are inspired by the Victorian world of A Christmas Carol and other beloved tales, offering a broad spectrum of opportunities to explore, discover, and participate.

The Dickens Project presented over 80 hours of events during the month of December 2019, and this year’s schedule is just as ambitious. Information is available on Seanchai’s website in addition to other information that will be released during opening week. This year’s two-region creation opens to the Second Life community on Friday, December 4th and will remain open through Sunday, January 3rd.

“Every year The Dickens Project intentionally blends the familiar features of previous years with new things waiting to be discovered,” said Caledonia Skytower of Seanchai Library. “It helps our loyal visitors feel like they are coming home, gets them excited about what’s new, and encourages them to share the experience with their friends. That’s our goal. Each year the Dickens Project is just a little different. This year, with a second region, there is a lot that is fresh and new.”

The Dickens Project is also about a community of Second Life individuals and organizations that come together for this month long celebration. That community will again include Radio Riel, and Innsmouth SL. The Community Virtual Library will feature aspects of Victorian life from clothing, workers conditions, Dickens in Spanish, to The London Exhibition in a dedicated information district. Idle Rogue Productions will return with a new edition of their “Midnight Dinner” show, and Misfit Dance & Performance Art returns with “A Very Misfit Christmas” filled with seasonal joy. These are in addition to the live story reading programs which are Seanchai Library’s hallmark.

Virtuoso Performing Arts joins the community this year, presenting their new “Tales of Beatrix Potter” show New Year’s weekend; and the SL Hawks Aerobatic Team will present their “Ghost Flights of Christmas” air show in performances in the skies above Dickens Harbour. That’s right: an air show based on A Christmas Carol.

For inquiring minds, there is “The Horse in Victorian London”, and “The Mine” interactive experiences. The later experience includes a ride through a mine with Sultan the pit pony and his coal carts. “Sultan” is a tribute to the name of one of the last pit ponies in Wales. Like their predecessor, the Urchin Experience (on hiatus this year), these experiences seek to balance the view of Dickens’ world. “It’s not all plum puddings and prize turkeys,” says Skytower, “not for children, the working poor, women, or for animals.”

The popular “Carol Week” returns with a section of Dickens’ novella presented live each day in a “Story Tour” to the sites on the region inspired by the story. Saturday, December 19th features Fezziwig’s Ball in the Opera House. The week culminates in The Big Read on Sunday, December 20th at Noon in Dickens Square. The Big Read is a relay-style presentation involving 9-12 voices in a continuous reading of “A Christmas Carol” from the beginning to the end of it.

“And this is just the tip of the iceberg,” added Skytower, “We have art shows this year for the first time, and wearable horses and carriages that you can drive around on each region, and so much more. It’s not a cliche’. It’s really impossible to concisely summarize everything you can do, see, or experience at this year’s Project. You just have to come and check it out for yourself.”

Seanchai Library offers its thanks to Linden Labs and Patch Linden, our 2020 Region Sponsors.

http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/p/the-dickens-project-sl.html

NOTE TO PRESS/BLOGGERS: A Limited Preview is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd from 2-4pm. Members of the virtual media are invited to get a closer look at The Project before it officially opens. Team Dickens creators will be on hand to answer questions, and the music stream will broadcast music and highlight various features in the region.

About the Seanchai Library

Seanchai Library (pronounced Shawn-a-kee, which means “Storyteller” in Irish Gaelic.) was founded in March of 2008 in Second Life. The program remains dedicated to promoting the power of stories to transform and inspire through live voice presentations: “We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life and other virtual worlds.” http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/

All times listed are SLT/ Pacific.

Sunday @ 12pm slt – Kultivate Select Gallery’s December Exhibition Opening!

Join us this Sunday at 12pm slt for the 2 hour grand opening of the December 2020 exhibition at Kultivate Select Gallery! Kultivate Select Gallery is a themed gallery and this months theme is winter images! The artists presenting their images are:

Tempest Rosca
Jamee Sandalwood
Kalyca McCallen
Jessamine2108 Resident
donnaBrasco Resident
Moora McMillan
Myra Wildmist
JueL Resistance
FreeDom Voix
Veruca Tammas
Zia Branner

The event will also feature live performers Lyric Serendipity (12pm to 1pm slt ) and Jesie Janick (1pm to 2pm slt). Casual dress code at both events! Slurl: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/30/74/25/

Kultivate Magazine’s November 2020 Issue is Now Published!

The November issue of Kultivate Magazine is now published! This issue features artist & musician Suzen Juel, The Let It Snow! Sim, the new game Squee!, family locations photo essay, an update on the Linden Labs transition to cloud servers, a photo essay on the Aqua Breeze sim, 1920’s Birmingham 3D exhibition, the Travel and Present exhibition, the first SLEA grant recipients, Coiottolina Xue’s Bots and Blossoms exhibition sim, and another “riddle me this” photo essay. Click the cover image below to view the issue.

Call for Winter Images!

Kultivate is seeking winter images for our December 2020 issue! Please submit your winter image to our Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivateartphotography/pool/ All images must be of your own intellectual property, be moderate in rating, and the deadline to submit is December 10, 2020.

2020 Scare Me Silly Photo Challenge Winners!

First our apologies for not posting these sooner, due to real life and many other issues, we some how forgot to post the winners of our contest! Below are our winners:

1st Place – Chic Aeon

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2nd Place – D’Ashby

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3rd Place – Wendy Snaps

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4th Place – Sitarra Lefevre

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5th Place – April Showers

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1pm slt-“Wavelengths” Exhibition Opening @ Hannington Art Foundations’ Queen Bee Gallery

Join methis Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as I open my latest exhibition, “Wavelengths” at The Queen Bee Gallery at The Hannington Arts Foundation!

This event will feature live performers Jesie Janick and Rapid Randy with a casual dress code! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xeltentat%20Enterprises/118/127/3478

Hope to see you there!

John

Kultivate October 2020 Music Schedule!

Join Kultivate throughout the month of October for live music and fun! Below is our live music schedule this month and we hope you can make some of the events!

Dress code is casual for all events and the slurls for the venues are: Mad Mare Pub: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/99/219/26

and The Oxford: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/67/136/2502

Kultivate Magazine’s September 2020 Issue Is Now Available!

This issues features artist and gallery owner Sisi Biedermann, the new Second Life Endowment for the Arts (SLEA), photo essays by Tempest Rosca Huntsman , What a Conundrum, and Inara Pey, Bamboo Barnes newest art exhibition, Club End of Days is our music spotlight this month. This issue also features the mainland location of the Yellow Dots Café, and we take a look at one of the many new water logged sim locations in Second Life, Flooding Tango & Dreamy Waters.  Click the cover below to view this month’s issue!

Sunday @ 1pm slt – Kultivate Select Gallery’s September & October Exhibition Opening!

Join us this Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Kultivate Select Gallery’s September and October Exhibition! Kultivate Select Gallery is Kultivate’s only themed gallery and the theme for this exhibition is animals! Below are the artists who are participating in this exhibition:

Ninoventura
Maaddi Benazzi
Jaelle Faerye
Solana Python
Lena Kiopak
Jamee Sandalwood
Angel Heartsong
Chic Aeon
DimiVan Ludwig
Veruca Tammas
Vita Theas

The event will feature live performer Rapid Randy, with a casual dress code! Slurl for the event: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/32/70/26

5 PM Slt – The Oxford Live Venue Grand Opening!

Kultivate is pleased to announce its newest venue–The Oxford Live Venue & Bar! The Oxford will live music on Thursdays!

Tonight’s grand opening will feature live performer Jesie Janick from 5pm to 6pm slt with a casual dress code! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/67/136/2502

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/