This issue features artists Kapaan, Karma Daxeline, and a Nature Spotlight. This article also features photo essays by Grace Sixpence, Pearl Grey, Inara Pey, and yours truly. Lastly we have articles on the 3D Exhibition Senkonscia, the new Second Life Welcome Islands, the mainland Reformed Town sim, and the L2 & LH001 Galleries! Click the cover below to view the issue!
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:
The dresscode is 100% formal! We hope to see you at the opening event!
Join us this Saturday at 1pm slt for the grand opening of the January & February Exhibition at Windlight Art Gallery! Live performer Parker Static will provide the entertainment and the dress code is formal. This exhibition will feature the following artists who are the Windlight Art Fellows for the month:
Sandi Benelli, Windlight Artist in Residence
Pam Astonia, Windlight Artist in Residence
Bryndarkley Cazalet, Artist in Residence
Warm Clarity, Artist in Residence
Today’s image of the day is from Owl Dragonash:
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Today’s image of the day comes from Wintergeist Resident:
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The July and August Exhibition at Windlight Art will close on Saturday, August 27, 2016 with a special event featuring live performer Mimi Carpenter at 1pm slt! Below are two artists whose work you can view at the gallery:
Adi is an island girl from the beautiful tropical island of Guam. Her love and passion for her island and culture motivated her to capture the different sceneries from the island and combine them to create beautiful works of Art. Join her as she celebrates the Chamorro Culture through her perception of Guam.
I love pictures, and love hows sl give people the chance to create stuff they cannot do in real life and the windlights there so many ways you can mix them it is great
about me i love to explore do pictures i am a model in sl but i love doing pictures and have friends and meet people
EUCALYPTUS CARROLL: I have been in Second Life for 10 years, and have enjoyed seeing the progression of things in this virtual world. I enjoy exploring the many wonderful sims and taking photographs. I am also a Dream’s Builder and enter building contests whenever I can. I have learned a lot about photography and building from my many friends who have always been there to support me.
I have entered a few of my photographs in competitions at Dreams, and was lucky enough to win 1st Place Judged for one of my photos.
My thanks to Margo Hollak and Veruca Tammas for encouraging me to take part in a Windlight Art Exhibit.
My Flicker Photos :
KODYMEYERS RESIDENT: Capturing the wonderful ambiance and environments created by so many talented landscapers in Second Life is my way to relax and explore my imagination.
Each picture depicts a story or is a reminder of an experience one can reflect upon when admiring it. As a perfectionist, I take the time necessary to capture the picture, experimenting with different angles, framings and windlights, until the perfect shot is created — the one that comes alive.
Using different programs and techniques to create my pictures, the result is always a surprise. My goal is to portray the magic behind the raw image. To be able to contribute to peace and happiness in this world is an honor and an endless pleasure.
From April 3-June 14, 2016, my work was displayed at Brook Hill Gallery.
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:
On June 26, 2016 at 2pm slt, the May & June Exhibition at Windlight Art Gallery will close. The closing event will feature live performer Caasi Ansar and details are below:
The following artists are currently exhibiting at the gallery:
WICCA MERLIN (Windlight Art Gallery’s Select Artist)
HONEY BENDER & WARM CLARITY (Windlight Art Gallery’s Artists in Residence)
Today’s Windlight Art Fellows Spotlight is on Margo Hollak and Solde Rothmanay:
BIOGRAPHY: In Second Life I am Margo Hollak and alt, Jolie Carter (poet), and in real life I am P. de Haan. Much of my life has been spent working in the arts as an art teacher, an art gallery director and an art therapist. I attended Pratt Institute for my BFA and Wayne State University for my masters degree in art therapy.
I have experimented with various styles and media, so my body of work is eclectic. I hope that you will find some that you enjoy.
I have a gallery in the Virtual Chelsea Hotel neighborhood . Some of my other pieces are on display at the Art Gallery at JBS Estates, Otherwhen.
“Everything in creation has its appointed painter
or poet and remains in bondage like the princess
in the fairy tale ’til its appropriate liberator comes
to set it free.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
BIOGRAPHY: I began my SL originally in 2007 and since I began I discovered that I loved SL photography. In 2014, I attended Visionaire’s School for Photography here in SL.
While attending Visionaire I expressed my own style and began truly developing into my own. My love of landscapes has always held true though. Landscapes speak to me and I am more inspired.
While in SL, I enjoy being the Vice President of the Gators Motorcycle Club, as well as playing cards and games with my family and friends. I have three SL daughters, Audri, Olivia and Rosalyn, one son, Gage, as well as many members of extended family.
Todays Windlight Art Fellows spotlight is on Trinity Yazimoto and Ronin1 Shippe:
BIOGRAPHY: Im not a photographer per se, but more an photoshopper. If my work always start with a photograph, then its taken in several software like Photoshop where i twist the original image in order to create something new expressing my own view about sl and more generally about life. I also add a lot of coded fragments of myself, who i am, how i feel, etc in each of my pieces. But as soon as they are given to the ppl’s look, they no longer belong to me and everyone is entitled to interpret them as they wish. I would define the style of most of my pieces as fancy, twisted with a touch of bizarre. Some are more conventional, some more abstract but there is always much to read between the pixels.
Brief Bio, Ronin1 Shippe: Ronin1 Shippe is an SL and RL artist, whose mediums include wood, clay, steel, and “painting” on the computer’s virtual canvass.
Ronin began his career as an SL artist while doing volunteer public relations work for an SL organization which assists people with disabilities who wish to explore SL. Ronin, who suffers from some hearing loss, felt that art exhibits might be a vehicle to help raise awareness and acceptance of people with disabilities in SL.
His paintings and art exhibits have since reached some 34 different countries worldwide, and have been very well received in the SL art community, where he is now counted among the better-known SL artists.
His paintings are studies in minimalism – Zen Impressionist works which strive to capture a mood, a moment, or a feeling – often whimsy – with only a minimal number of lines.
If you have any problems with your purchase, I can help. Please feel free to contact me via IM – Ronin1 Shippe. I will get in touch with you promptly and we’ll find a solution.
P.S. Please IM me for other current Ronin1 Shippe art show landmarks. 🙂 Thanks for your interest!
On May 15, 2016, the May-June Exhibition at Windlight Art Gallery will officially open! For this week we are highlighting the art fellows who are taking part in the exhibition! Today’s spotlight is on Lanne Wise and Tessagrace51 Resident:
BIOGRAPHY: Lanne Wise has spent the last nine years in SL exploring, admiring, making art, dancing, learning and meeting people. She still has a good time.
Following is a partial resume of SL Activities:
Symposium on the Evolutions of Communications NMC Conference Center, Second Life (http://www.nmc.org/2007-fall-virtual-symposium)
Digital Copyright Course Harvard University,Berkman Center in Second Life (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Berkman/128/128/0)
2008 – Present
Curator: Chanthira Center for Virtual Arts Second Life (no longer active)
Bebu Gallery (see link below)
Exhibited work: Mixed RL/SL Exhibit Brooklyn Is Watching, Second LifeJack the Pelican Gallery, Brooklyn NYC(http://slurl.com/secondlife/Push/124/47/22)
Exhibited work: “Quiet Sorrows and Elegant Joys” Space I/O, Second Life http://designprobes.blogspot.com/2008/09/exhibition-opening-lanne-wises-at-space.html
Avenue Magazine Interview re: Bebu Club and Gallery
TV bra Performance Piece with Vanessa Blaylock, et all @ Gallery Xue
Collaborative research on movement as communication in SL
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver CA
Summer Exhibit @ Wintergiest Gallery
Bebu Gallery and Club: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chintaru/66/227/21
BIOGRAPHY: Hello, My name is Tessa and I have enjoyed photography in Second Life for the past four years. I first began my journey as a blogger looking for a creative outlet. I soon found that my favorite part of blogging ended up being the creation of the photograph itself. My blogging has since evolved to be more photography based. I enjoy shooting landscape and portrait images the most.
My photography is often inspired by the creations of others. I enjoy exploring the many locations offered around Second Life. Each place that I visit sparks a vision for a future project.
I would love for you to spend a little time and check out my works at the following links:
The Windlight Art Gallery will host its next exhibition opening on May 15, 2016 at 2pm slt! This event will feature the May & June Windlight Artist Fellows:
Honey Bender – Windight Art Gallery Artist in Residence
Wicca Merlin – Windlight Art Gallery Select Artist
Warm Clarity — Windight Art Gallery Artist in Residence
We will feature biographies of each of our artist fellows on our site in the upcoming days!
This Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Windlight March & April Exhibition will close. This exhibition features the following artists, who are the March & April Windlight Fellows:
Wintergeist Resident (Returning Artist)
Wicca Merlin (Windlight Artist in Residence)
Myra Wildmist (Returning Artist)
Join us from 1pm to 2pm slt for a special closing event with live performer Mimi Carpenter! The dress code is casual.
Meet the current March and April Windlight Fellows! This spotlight is on Antartica Slade, Wren Carling, & Cherrycar Resident:
Windlight Magazine’s Art Critic & Gallery Reviewer, Oema, reviews the new exhibition on LEA 29:
LEA29 is hosting a wonderful artistic installation about a fascinating and a little known theme, the passage to the tithe dimension.
I have had the pleasure to go through the various “doors of the awareness“, living this experience with the due lightness.
At the landing point of LEA29 there is a synthetic presentation of the same artistic installation.
Nothing is explained regarding the tenth dimension and even regarding thing to expect from this virtual experience.
The reason is evident: to leave to the observer the pleasure to dive to the 3d reality which looks both surreal that captivating.
It’s notable the ability of Tansee, the author, to create objects 3D and to animate them entirely in an unique way.
The March and April Windlight Artist Fellows can be found at the Windlight Art Gallery! Each day for the next few days, we will highlight these artists. Today’s spotlights are on Vivienne Darcy, Barret Darkfold, and Antartica Slade:
WINDLIGHT ART GALLERY PRESENTS
MARCH AND APRIL EXHIBITION OPENING EVENT
DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016
TIME: 3PM TO 5 PM PM SLT
THE LIVE PERFORMER WILL BEGIN AT 3PM SLT IN FRONT OF THE GALLERY
LIVE PERFORMER: CHRIS QUAN
Wintergeist Resident (Returning Artist)
Wicca Merlin (Windlight Artist in Residence)
Myra Wildmist (Returning Artist)
Today’s Windlight Art Fellows spotlights are on Ceakay Ballyhoo, Warm Clarity, and Victoria Lenoire:
CK Ballyhoo has been roaming SL in search of wonderful landscapes and interesting buildings to capture and use to make her art. She has also discovered the joy of background studios and is still learning new things every day, often through inspiration by other artists.