The Edge Gallery’s August & September Exhibition Opening!

On August 6, 2016 at 2pm slt, The Edge Gallery will open it’s new August & September Exhibition! The Edge Gallery showcases artistic fashion imagery and is curated by Kultivate COO, Eleseren Brianna. The exhibition will feature the following artists: Alex Avion Alpha Auer Blanche Foxclaw Caesar Langer Falbala Fairey Jamee Sandalwood Kess Crystal Lagoa … Continue reading The Edge Gallery’s August & September Exhibition Opening!

Cica’s Them in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Inara reviews Cica Ghost’s latest installation, “Them.”

Now open is Cica Ghost’s latest full region installation: Them, and it is perhaps one of her most intriguing, and oddly endearing installations, yet beneath a blue / ochre sky, across which clouds periodically scud, lies as barren, undulating landscape of rock and rounded peaks. Strange tentacle-like forms rise into the air at various points, their dimpled sides suggesting they might be hollow, while their tampering, slightly twisted forms suggest tree trunks denuded of branch and leaf.

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Bryn Oh: Last days of Singularity of Kumiko

Artist Bryn Oh is about to create something new, but you still have a few days left to view current exhibition:

Now that I have completed the machinima for The Singularity of Kumiko it is time to take it down and begin work on something new.  For those of you interested in stats and juxtaposing a real life gallery exhibit vs a virtual world one then here are a few things related to this one.  In my first life a gallery exhibit of my paintings would have an opening night reception of approximately 300 people and then would run a month with visitors each day dropping to around 30-40 at the start of the month to probably 20 by the end.  I am going to be generous and say perhaps 1500 people will visit a first life gallery exhibit of my paintings over the course of a month.  I would get one or possible two such exhibits a year and the majority of people who are exposed to my work this way are local to Toronto.

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‘La Serva Padrona’ | Avilion Arts

This comic opera by early 18th century composer, Giovanni Battista Perlogesi, is a joint production between ACT and Rocca Sorrentina players. The opera will be presented in Rocca Sorrentina on Saturday, August 13th at 12 noon and in Avilion on Sunday, August 14th at 12 noon.

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Art Installation by Myra Wildmist – StrawberrySingh.com

Congrats to Kultivate Contributor Myra Wildmist on her new exhibition!

Myra Wildmist is a very talented photographer in Second Life that often uses projectors and light in her work. She currently has an art installation at the University of Western Australia (UWA) Exhibition.

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Enter the Kultivate Magazine & Maven Homes Home Away From Home Photo Challenge!

Kultivate Magazine and Maven Homes are pleased to announce a new photo challenge! This photo challenge has a combined 3,000Ls in prize money and the winner will win The Camden Photo Studio from Maven Homes! Below is an image of this awesome photo studio:

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The Camden is 100% mesh, 96 prims, 31 by 30 m and has shutters, a light rig, and lockable doors. You can view this building in world at Maven Homes: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Maven%20Homes/128/128/24

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August Issue of Kultivate Magazine is Now Available!

The August 2016 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features Igor Ballyhoo, Pam Astonia, Sparkie Cyberstar, Brook Hill Gallery, Marcus Lefevre, Miss Virtual Diva 2016, Maven Homes, Maximalism, Ocean Photography, Autism Speaks, Wild Angels Rock Club, and The August 2016 Edge Stylists! Click the image below to access the issue:   Continue reading August Issue of Kultivate Magazine is Now Available!

30/31 Event August Round Shopping Guide!

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At 12 am slt, on July 31, the next round of 30/31 will begin! You can take a peek at some of the items below and see the list of participating merchants and artists!

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Preiddeu Annwn: immersive education in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Preiddeu Annwn (or Preiddeu Annwfn, “The Spoils of Annwfn“), is one of the most famous gnomic / philosophical poems to be found in the Middle Welsh Book of Taliesin. In just eight irregularly versed stanzas, it records a journey the poet (possibly intended to be the 6th Century poet Taliesin, although the poem itself dates from around the 14th Century), made with King Arthur to the Otherworld (the Annwfn of the title)  – a place of eternal youth and delights, which is common to Welsh mythology (appearing in, for example, the Four Branches of the Mabinogi).It is also now the subject of an immersive environment itself entitled Preiddeu Annwn, designed by Hypatia Pickens, a professor of English at the University of Rochester,  New York, and her students. It’s function is to provide an interactive means by which the poem and its themes can be explored and better understood, both within itself and with regards to broader medieval Welsh mythology and medieval literature. It is also an extraordinary piece of scholarly art.

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Use Social Media To Bring Foot-Traffic To Your Art Gallery Or Photo Studio

Getting new customers to come to your physical location is a challenge for any business, but it’s especially true for independent gallery owners and photo studios. Luckily, there is a tried-and-true marketing technique that works every time: the special promotional offer! Special offers always receive increased engagement and they motivate new customers to give you … Continue reading Use Social Media To Bring Foot-Traffic To Your Art Gallery Or Photo Studio

Windlight Raises Enough Funds to Feed 180 Children in Kenya for Feed A Smile!

Earlier this month, Windlight created a hunt, in support of the charity, Feed A Smile. Feed A Smile raises money for children in Kenya and provides education and learning for the children. Feed A Smile is a registered charity in Germany. When we created the hunt, we pledged to match all donations and we also … Continue reading Windlight Raises Enough Funds to Feed 180 Children in Kenya for Feed A Smile!

SL Etiquette 101: Perfecting Your SL Profile

Windlight Marketing & Social Media Coordinator, Jessi, is back with another SL Etiquette post! This time she explores SL Profiles:

Hi everyone! I am back with another slice of SL Etiquette 101, this time I am going to cover tips on how to perfect your SL profile. Please note that your profile is yours and that this article is merely tips to help a variety of people who may want to gear their profile towards a specific genre in Second Life.

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Adobe Lightroom comes to Apple TV, of all things | TechCrunch

Adobe just announced that its popular Lightroom photo editing software is coming to Apple TV. Well, not the editing part. It’s basically a slideshow app — but really, that’s fine.

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“Beautiful Bizarre” at Daphne Arts Gallery, surrealist beauty of an uncertain and confused era

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Theda Tammas’ Beauty is Strange Feelings

Windlight Art Critic & gallery Reviewer, Oema, is back with a review of the new exhibition at Daphne Arts Gallery:

By always the art is an expression more showy of the epoch of reference. The Surrealist movement was and is particularly suited to the moments of great transition and confusion, as our one at this time.

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SL Photography: Simulating popular lenses in Phototools

Windlight Contributor Myra Wildmist explores how you can Simulate popular lenses via the Second Life PhototoolsL

When you take a snapshot in Second Life, you’re essentially using a 50mm lens: The default settings are almost the same as a standard 50mm lens. I say, almost the same, because most 50mm lenses in real life have an angle of view around 48 degrees. The SL default camera angle of view (View angle in Phototools.) is set to 1.047 radians or 60 degrees. They probably do that because 60 degrees is the focused field of view of a typical human eye, so it’s more comfortable to set the angle of view of SL at 60 degrees for normal viewing.

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Windlight Magazine August 2016 Issue Preview!

On August 1, 2016, the next issue of Windlight Magazine will be published! This issue will feature artist Igor Ballyhoo, photographers Pam Astonia and Sparkie Cyberstar, Brook Hill Gallery,  Cain Maven,  and Miss SL Organization’s Founder Marcus Lefevre. Windlight Contributor’s Veruca Tammas and Ilyra Chardin return with their respective “Voyages  With Vee” and “Inspirations With … Continue reading Windlight Magazine August 2016 Issue Preview!