The Closing of LEA: My Thoughts..

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My thoughts on the closing of Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA)…

I have been asked by various people in Second Life on how I feel about the LEA sims closing and how it impacts art. I wondered why I was even getting such ims and questions, but it hit me that people remembered that I was on the LEA Advisory Committee and I have a big interest in the arts in Second Life, first with Kultivate and I am an artist in both worlds.

So here are thoughts which are all mine and no one else’s:

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Sunday @ 1pm slt-Grand Reopening of Kultivate Select Gallery!

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Join us this Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 1pm slt for the grand reopening of Kultivate Select Gallery! This is a themed gallery where artists create art work around a common theme. This month’s exhibition is summer and will feature the following artists:

Freedom Voix
KodyMeyers Resident
captainofmysoul
JenJen Sommerfleck
Lena Kiopak
Kayly Iali
Moora McMillan
CalystiaMoonShadow
jamee sandalwood
DreamMakerXDreamBreaker Resident)
marcel mosswood
sophie congrejo
John Brianna

Live performer Mavenn will perform at the event and the dresscode is casual. Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/32/70/26

4th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Exhibition Opens Today @ 1pm slt!

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Join us today from 1pm to 3pm slt for the grand opening of the 4th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Exhibition!

Today’s performers are:

1pm slt-Lark Bowen
2pm slt-Melenda Baptiste

Dresscode is casual and we will give away one of 2 LumiPros today!

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/142/129/22

For a list of artists:
https://kultivatemagazine.com/anniversary-exhibition/

Grand Opening of Kultivate AIR Gallery!

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Join us today, Sunday, June 30, 2019 @ 1pm slt for the grand opening of the Kultivate AIR (Artists in Residence) Gallery! This gallery will feature the following artists:

angyel Resident
Anouk Lefavre
CalystiaMoonshadow
DreamMakerXDreamBreaker Resident
GlitterPrincess Destiny
Jamee Sandalwood
JolieElle Parfort
Kody Meyers
Maaddi
Marcel Mosswood
Myra Wildmist
Pam Astonia
Sevant Anatra
wintergeist

Live performer Parker Static will provide the entertainment and the dress code is casual: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/57/118/26

The Edge Gallery Artists for June 2019

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The following artists will be exhibiting at The Edge Gallery of Black and White Imagery this month! The exhibition will open on June 23, 2019 @ 1pm slt!

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carisa franizzi
Davenwolf Dagger
DrusillaGwind Resident
Eucalyptus Carroll
honeyBi
KodyMeyers
Lena Kiopak
Nodome Resident
understandingcomplexity
Veruca Tammas

Meet the Kultivate Artist’s In Residence

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The following artists are now Kultivate Artists in Residence and will exhibit at the new Kultivate AIR Gallery wing of the Windlight Gallery on June 30, 2019:

angyel Resident
Anouk Lefavre
CalystiaMoonshadow
DreamMakerXDreamBreaker Resident
GlitterPrincess Destiny
Jamee Sandalwood
JolieElle Parfort
Lanne Wise
Maaddi
Marcel Mosswood
Myra Wildmist
Pam Astonia
Sevant Anatra
wintergeist

A very special thank you to these artists and to all artists who applied to our AIR program!

Windlight Art Gallery Presents: The art of Maaddi Benazzi

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Join us at Windlight Art Gallery for a special exhibition, featuring the work of Maaddi Benazzi!

This special exhibition will open on Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 1pm slt, with special performances by Melenda Baptiste (1pm to 2pm slt) and Wolfie Starfire (2pm to 3pm slt).

Dresscode is casual and we will have a few giveaways! Come out and celebrate the art of Maaddi Benazzi!

1pm slt-Edge Gallery Grand Reopening!

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Join us at 1pm slt today for the grand reopening of The Edge Gallery of Black and White Imagery! Live performer Quartz will be on hand for a 1 hour performance and the dresscode is casual: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/43/212/27

Winter Burn 2019: Seasonal Perceptions

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Seasonal Perceptions: Theme for Burn2’s Winter Burn Event

Perception — the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.

This is particularly important as we move through the seasons… especially the holidays.  However, our perceptions are affected by our environment… the things and people around us.  Even the weather!  At this time of year, one person might be shoveling the snow off his driveway while another might spend the day surfing the waves off the coast of Australia!

But it is also influenced by our imaginations.  Michael Whelan, a world-renowned artist, once did a painting of his young daughter who loved playing in the sandbox.  What he did differently is depict his daughter wearing a spacesuit and playing in a lunar sandbox!

Our perceptions ares a driving force in how we interact with the world around us.  But imagination is also a strong influencer.  Given all that, how would you perceive the seasons?  Would you reflect the environment around you… or imagine something completely off the wall and different?  Show us your “Seasonal Perceptions!”

Lamplighters will help to open the event with a walk-on from the Welcome Area to the main stage.

Artists and builders are invited to sign up for a plot (limited number, first come first served). We also have a collaborative build area set aside for Burners who would like to join a team with other creatives to build to theme. Signup is available at https://burn2.org/seasonalperceptions-buildsignup. On this form, one can indicate interest in the collaborative team or a single plot. There is also an opt-in available to be part of the Ten Principles Hunt if signing up for a single plot.

As for performers – live singers, group acts and DJs – watch for the self-signup to play at Burn2 in the next few days. If you know you are interested, you can contact Cuga Rajal inworld, until the signup sheet is available.

The Weather Machine will have its place at the center of the playa, an interactive build gleefully doomed to burn!

Mark Your Calendar and SHARE the News!

We look forward to welcoming Home Burners and community, to explore the builds and enjoy the music that will fill the air over the playa. The BURN2 Calendar at http://www.burn2.org/calendar will fill up quickly as performers sign up.

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Please let us know when you include us in your publications. We link back to online, TV, magazine and blog posts at http://www.burn2.org/media_coverage. We would love to include you! Just email a link to your content to communications@burn2.org, or in a notecard inworld to iSkye Silverweb. If you need full size images of the three posters pictured on this release contact iSkye either inworld; if you wish her to send them via email, leave a notecard with your SL name and email address.

 

BURN2 is the virtual extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It spreads Burning Culture and the Burning Man Ten Principles all year round.  We are one Burning Man regional among more than 100 first world Regional groups.

 

We encourage you to use the following labels and hashtags when you write about the event: Burn2, #burn2 . We will promote those tags to make it easier for people to find your content.

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/BURN2BURNER

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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Burn2.SL/

Google+ Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/114073732445186160592

Regional Page: http://regionals.burningman.com/regionals/cyberspace/second-life/

 

BURN2 Inworld Contacts:

BURN2 Communications: iSkye Silverweb communications@burn2.org or contact inworld

BURNING MAN Regional Contact: sl@burningman.org

 

 

Call for Artists: Kultivate Select Gallery!

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Kultivate Select Gallery is currently seeking artists for the February 3, 2019 grand reopening! This is a themed gallery so your images must match the theme of Love or Anti Valentine. Click the link to express interest in exhibiting in this exhibition:
Kultivate Select Gallery Exhibition Interest Form

 

1pm slt-Windlight Art Gallery Grand Reopening!

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Join us today at 1pm slt for the grand reopening of Windlight Art Gallery! A variety of artists are exhibiting in our brand new gallery and live performer Melenda Baptiste will perform for the hour. Dress code is casual! Everyone is invited! slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/31/133/26

Kultivate July & August Gallery Registrations Are Now Open!

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Registration is now open for our July and August 2018 gallery exhibitions! For more info and to register: https://kultivatemagazine.com/artist-opportunities/

2nd Annual Sensuality Exhibition Press Release!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

MAY 11, 2018 

2ND ANNUAL SENSUALITY EXHIBITION 

DATES: MAY 11 TO 13, 2018 

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

SLURL:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/187/133/1513

Kultivate Magazine presents the 2nd Annual Sensuality Exhibition. This special exhibition is the only adult themed art show that is curated by Kultivate and will take place May 11 to 13, 2018. The exhibition features a variety of sensual,  erotic, adult, and sexual imagery. **Please note that the location will be adult rated and themed.** 

Events include live music, dj parties, a special raffle, photo challenge, and hunt. Exhibiting artists include: eruca Tammas, Rasecel Masatada, bri graycloud, Ramsa Luv,
maaddi, chey5620 resident, SeasidePurcell Resident, retroye resident, Fafnir Kiranov, ChristianAyden Resident, Myra Wildmist, reycharles resident, Hadiya Draper, damien0krux, Darrian Royce, Raddick Szymborska,Isle Biedermann, Sparklybootie, lovingdiscord, Kapaan, Karma Weymann, Cyberspy, FiordiligiDaPonte Resident, &  Johannes1977 Resident.

Schedule of Events:
May 11, 2018:
-8 am slt-Exhibition Opens to the public
-8 am slt-Hot Kiss Hunt Opens to the public
-8 am slt-Sensuality Raffle Opens
-8 am slt-How Sensual Are You Photo Challenge Opens
-4pm to 5pm slt-As Bare As You Dare event with live performer Jaq Luik

May 12, 2018:
-1pm to 2pm slt-Naughty Trivia & Angels N Demons Party

May 13, 2018:
-12pm to 2pm slt-Sensuality Whips & Chains Masked Ball
-8 pm slt-Exhibition, Sensuality Raffle, How Sensual Are You Photo Challenge & Hot Kiss Hunt Ends

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 of Black and White Imagery, The Windlight Art Gallery,  The Kandis Gallery of real life imagery, 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/sensuality-exhibition/
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Sunday @ 1pm slt-Windlight Art Gallery’s May & June Exhibition Opening!

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Join us on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 1pm to 2pm slt for the May & June Exhibition opening event at Windlight Art Gallery! This event will feature live performer Dimivan Ludwig and the following artists:

Kodymeyers Resident
Kapaan
Virtualnsanity Resident
ladmilla
Lena Kiopak
Reycharles Resident
Inara Pey
Syphera Inaka
FreeDom Voix
Neoma Vasilia

The dresscode for the event is dressy casual, we hope to see you there! slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/65/132/26

Kultivate Magazine’s April 2018 Issue is Now Available!

The April 2018 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue will feature 15 Years of Second Life, a photo essay on sailing and nautical art, a photo essay on The 1900’s Paris Sim, a photo essay on spring safaris, The Luane’s World sim, The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Exhibition in Second Life, the latest exhibition at The Dixmix Gallery, and The Edge Stylists bring you their April 2018 stylings! Click on the cover below to view this month’s issue:

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3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show Winners!

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The 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show has wrapped and here are the winners:

BEST IN SHOW:

Best in Show 1st place– Bellissa Dion

Best in Show 2nd place – Sabine Mortenwold

Best in Show 3rd place – Fiore

3D ART WINNERS:

3D Art 1st place – Fiore

3D Art 2nd place – Erkek Decuir

3D Art 3rd place – Secondhand Tutti

2D SL BASED ART WINNERS:

2D SL Based Art 1st place – Bellissa Dion

2D SL Based Art 2nd place – Dilligaf

2D SL Based Art 3rd place – Maaddi Benazzi

2D SL BASED ART FINALISTS:

2D SL Based Art Finalists:  Aquarius Lowtide, Bri Graycloud, Eucalyptus Carroll, Freedom Voix, Gwen Enchanted, Jamee Sandalwood, Kody Meyers, Syphera Inaka, Wild Alchemi & Wintergeist.

2D SL BASED ART HONORABLE MENTIONS:

2D SL Based Art Honorable Mentions: Avalon Chrome, CalystiaMoonshadow,  Chanasitsayo, Dakota Lavarock, Lucia Tophat, Myra Wildmist &Pipit Peacedream

2D RL BASED ART WINNERS:

2D RL Based Art 1st Place: Sabine Mortenwold

2D RL Based Art 2nd Place: Sheba Blitz

2D RL Based Art 3rd Place: Elle Thorkveld

EXHIBITION AWARDS:

Non Juried Exhibitor Awards: AJ, aht1981 resident, Bellissa Dion, Eleseren Brianna, Eviana Robbiani, GlitterPrincess Destiny, Hana Hoobinoo, iSkye Silverweb, Jasmin Currier, John Brianna, Kimblecoles Resident, M8ty Resident, Mangrovejane Resident, Slatan Dryke, & Veruca Tammas.

SPRING INTO ART PHOTO CHALLENGE WINNERS:

1st Place:  Booyashka

2nd Place:  Mystic

3rd Place:  Secondhand Tutti & Doubledenim – Tie

2018 Jury: Veruca Tammas, Artist, Kultivate Contributor & Sim Manager; Dawnbeam Dreamscape, Artist & Former Kultivate Contributor; Belle Roussel, Chop Zuey Owner; Beatrice Serendipity, Ghee Owner, Photographer, & Top Model; ReRe Sandalwood, Owner of The SL Parade; Eleseren Brianna, COO of Kultivate, 2D, and 3D Artist; Opal Faith, Kultivate Host; BB Schmooz, Kultivate Host & Cabaret Dancer; Sparkie Cyberstar, Photographer & Live Music Promoter; Caledonia Skytower, Storyteller & Manager of The Seanchai Library; Winter Loxely, Owner of Potomac Homes; Ariannajasmine Resident, COO of Model’s Workshop; Kaijah Chrome, Artist, Photographer, & Owner of ENT Radio; and Gemma Cleanslate, Writer for The SL Newser.

Last Day @ The 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show!

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Today is the last day of the 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show! Today’s events are:

3pm to 4pm slt-live storytelling by Seanchai Library

430 pm to 6pm slt-Awards Banquet

Open all day: both hunts and all exhibits

For more info:https://kultivatemagazine.com/3rd-annual-spring-art-show/

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/142/136/22

Day #8 @ The 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show!

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Today is day #8 at the 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show! Today’s events are:

Open 24/7: Both hunts and all galleries
4pm to 5pm slt-Live performer Dimivan Ludwig at our stage. Dress code is dressy casual.  Event slurl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/206/140/22

Check our website for a complete listing of events: https://kultivatemagazine.com/3rd-annual-spring-art-show/

Day #7 @ The 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show

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It is day #7 at the 3rd Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show! Today’s events are:

Open 24/7: All exhibitions and both hunts

4pm to 5pm slt-Live performer Melenda Baptiste. Dress code is dressy casual and slurl to the stage: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/206/140/22

For a complete list of events: https://kultivatemagazine.com/3rd-annual-spring-art-show/