Kultivate Magazine’s April 17 Edition is Now Available!

On April 1, 2017 the next edition of Kultivate Magazine will be published (and no it is not an April Fool’s Joke)! This issue will feature artist Giovanna Cerise, the Rosehaven Sim, a preview of the Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show, The Grand Canyon in Second Life, live performer Melenda Mikael, a discussion of Flickr & art, a cyberpunk photo essay by Wicca Merlin, a photo essay on cityscapes and city streets, The Edge Stylists present their April stylings, and an article to help you produce a fashion show. Click the cover to read the issue:

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Kultivate Magazine’s March 2017 Edition is Now Available!

The March 2017 edition of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features CasperTech Owner, Casper Warden; LaurieC Alexis, Co-Owner of The Keys Live Music Venues & Management Group, artist Nils Urqhart, The Ciottolina Rooftop Gallery, Builder’s Brewery, the Somewhere Sim, March stylings by The Edge Stylists, and two photo essays by Ilyra Chardin and AmyBeeBe. You can click on the cover below to view the issue:

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Kultivate Magazine March 2017 Issue Preview!

On March 1, 2017, the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published. The featured article for this issue is on Casper Warden and his brand, CasperTech. This issue will also feature Laurie Alexis, Co-Owner of The Keys Live Music Venues & Management Group; artist Nils Urqhart, the Ciottolina Rooftop Gallery, Builder’s Brewery,  the Edge Stylists present their March stylings, and the Somewhere Sim. Our photo essays are from llyra Chardin who presents a Modicom of color and guest contributor Amy BeeBe presents Spring Art.

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Kultivate Magazine’s February 2017 Issue is Now Available!

 

The February 2017 issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available!  This issue features artistic and talented designer, Lyrical Bizarre. Illyra  Chardin provides images of romantic art in honor of Valentines Day, Guest contributor Miaa Rebane has generously provided images for a photo essay, Kinn Fiachra has a new mainland piece on The Outlands, Veruca Tammas visits Weeville, Inara Pey reviews The Sagan Planetarium and the new exhibit at MetaLes, ILlogism; Eleseren Brianna previews Kultivate’s Spring Fashion Event, and  John interviews The SL Parade Owner, ReRe Sandalwood. Click on the cover below to view the issue.

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Kultivate Magazine February 2017 Issue Preview!

On February 1, 2017, the next issue of Kulivate Magazine will be published! This issue will feature artistic and talented designer, Lyrical Bizarre. Illyra  Chardin provides images of romantic art in honor of Valentines Day, Guest contributor Miaa Rebane has generously provided images for a photo essay, Kinn Fiachra has a new mainland piece on The Outlands, Veruca Tammas visits Weeville, Inara Pey reviews The Sagan Planetarium and the new exhibit at MetaLes, ILlogism; Eleseren Brianna previews Kultivate’s Spring Fashion Event, and  John interviews The SL Parade Owner, ReRe Sandalwood.

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Kultivate Magazine’s January 2017 Issue Preview!

On January 1, 2017 the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published! This issue will be a special edition issue and will feature over 40 images from the great artists of Kultivate. The issue will also feature  Bento from A to Z (everything from bento heads to the technical know how), CasperTech, Mr. SL 2017, The Abstract Lines Art Gallery, Mainland Bridges, January 2017 Edge Stylists’ Looks, New Year’s Resolutions, & 2017 Second Life Predictions. Very special thank you to Anouk Lefavre for the cover image:

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Kultivate Christmas Party! Everyone is Invited!

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We have decided to throw a special 2 hour Christmas Party for all of our artists, supporters, and readers! The party will be this Friday, December 23, 2016, from 4pm to 6pm slt.  The party will be held at our main gallery, the Windlight Art Gallery and will feature live performer Dimivan Ludwig from 4pm to 5pm slt and the party continues with DJ John from 5pm to 6pm slt. Dresscode is casual and we will have free Christmas gifts and more for everyone!

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The December Issue of Kultivate Magazine is Now Available!

The December issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue will feature 3D artist, Haveit Neox, Ghee Co-Owner & Top Model Beatrice Serendipity, poet Kile Koba, Seanchai Library’s The Dickens Project, Baycity , Winter Art, DSA Aircraft, The Wastelands Sim, the new Linden Labs experience, Horizons; and a year review of Kultivate’s fashion division, The Edge. Click the cover below to read the issue:

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Kultivate Magazine’s December Issue Preview!

On December 1, 2016, the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published. This will be our last issue of 2016, so we made sure it is full of stories for you! This issue will feature 3D artist, Haveit Neox, Ghee Co-Owner & Top Model Beatrice Serendipity, poet Kile Koba, Seanchai Library’s The Dickens Project, Baycity , Winter Art, DSA Aircraft, The Wastelands Sim, the new Linden Labs experience, Horizons; and a year review of Kultivate’s fashion division, The Edge. Below is the cover of this packed issue:

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Editorial: What Trump’s Win Means for The Arts

Kultivate has largely tried to remain out of the election fray, only allowing slight commentary in our in world group. But as we are an arts magazine, I feel that it is important to spell out what Trump’s win means for the arts in America.

It is no secret that the arts are always under attack. Usually in public schools, art programs are the first to be cut when a budget crunch hits. From art teachers to music teachers, their numbers have dwindled in America’s public schools. Back when I attended high school, in the late 80’s and early 90’s, I can remember my high school having 4 art teachers, 4 music teachers, and many English and literature teachers. My high school offered Art 1 to 4, photography, painting, chorus, band, etc..Fast forward to last year at my nephews high school and he has confirmed that there was only 1 art teacher and 1 music teacher, with less offerings.

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Kultivate Magazine’s November 2016 Issue is Now Available!

The November 2016 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available!  The following topics are in this issue: Inara Pey explores 360 Panoramic Photography in Second Life, Veruca Tammas explores the Outer Garden sim, Ilyra Chardin has an Autumn Art photo series, Kamille Kamla interviews poet Cortes Guitterz, The Edge Stylists showcase their November stylings, and Stavaros discusses avatar proportion. Our spotlights this month are on Zuri Rayna, The White Gallery, and Spookyboo Puddleglum. Very special thank you to Spookyboo Puddleglum for our cover image:

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Today @ 4 pm slt-Halloween Costume Party at Scare Me Silly Event!

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Today is the last day of the Scare Me Silly event. This event is in support of Team Diabetes of Second Life! As it is Halloween, the final party will be a costume party and will feature DJ John, who will play 2 hours of your favorite Halloween songs! The fun starts at 4pm slt and all tips and donations goes to Team Diabetes of Second Life:

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Kultivate Magazine November 2016 Issue Preview!

On November 1, 2016, the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published! The following topics are in this issue: Inara Pey explores 360 Panoramic Photography in Second Life, Veruca Tammas explores the Outer Garden sim, Ilyra Chardin has an Autumn Art photo series, Kamille Kamla interviews poet Cortes Guitterz, The Edge Stylists showcase their November stylings, and Stavaros discusses avatar proportion. Our spotlights this month are on Zuri Rayna, The White Gallery, and Spookyboo Puddleglum. Very special thank you to Spookyboo Puddleglum for our cover image:

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Curator’s Corner: Finding The Perfect Gallery Build

If you are a curator or a gallery owner in Second Life, you may have ran into the problem of finding a building that meets your gallery requirements. I know that when I changed galleries early during the building of Windlight Art Gallery, it took me about 2 months to find the current build that I am using.

There are a few things to consider when trying to find that perfect build:

  1. How Many Prims Do You Have? This is very important because if your land can only hold a small number of prims, then your gallery build will have to reflect this. While mesh is prevalent on the grid, at times your preferred build may still be over your land’s prim budget
  2. Land Size: This too will influence the type of build that you use for your gallery. You could have a smaller parcel but benefit from many prims due to land group sharing of prims or by sim prim bonuses.
  3. Cost: Just how much do you want to spend on the gallery? This does not mean you cannot find a decent gallery building, it does mean that a custom job may be out of the question if you cannot afford it.
  4. Gallery Theme: What is the theme of the gallery? For example if your theme is medieval you probably will not want a very modern looking gallery building and vice versa.
  5. Number of Artists: This will influence the type of partitions you may or may not use for artists to set up in your gallery.If the gallery is just for your own personal artwork, then this obviously will not be an issue, but if you would like a decent number of artists, then you will want a decent sized building to set up in.
  6. Will the Gallery Host Events? If you do not have the land size to host events say outside the gallery, then you will probably host events in the gallery. Will the gallery build be large enough to host events you may want to have in support of the artists?

After considering these items, choose your preferred build and begin setting up your gallery! In the next Curator’s Corner we will discuss how and where to find artists.

Kultivate Magazine’s October Issue is Now Available!

The October 2016 issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! You can click the cover below to read the issue. This issue features the art of Sandi Benelli, photographer Amy Beebe, Potomac Homes Owner & Creator, Winter Loxely, Bird Art, Live Performer Ceci Dover, Charity in Second Life, Wanderlust Bench Art Park, the Sarawak Sim, and Faster Pussycat and Bender owner & designer, Honey Bender!

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Kultivate Magazine's October Issue is Now Available!

The October 2016 issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! You can click the cover below to read the issue. This issue features the art of Sandi Benelli, photographer Amy Beebe, Potomac Homes Owner & Creator, Winter Loxely, Bird Art, Live Performer Ceci Dover, Charity in Second Life, Wanderlust Bench Art Park, the Sarawak Sim, and Faster Pussycat and Bender owner & designer, Honey Bender!

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Kultivate Magazine’s October Issue Preview!

On October 1, 2016 the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published! This issue will feature the art of Sandi Benelli, photographer Amy Beebe, Potomac Homes Owner & Creator, Winter Loxely, Bird Art, Live Performer Ceci Dover, Charity in Second Life, Wanderlust Bench Art Park, the Sarawak Sim, and Faster Pussycat and Bender owner & designer, Honey Bender! Very special thank you to Sandi Benelli for the cover images below:

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From The Editor’s Desk

An Editorial: On Whom Ill Words Reflect…

In establishing Windlight and Kultivate brands in Second Life, I’ve been amazed at the outpouring of talent and support I’ve received. In the course of 15 months, what started as an idea to establish a gallery and magazine to support visual arts in Second Life has grown into something which amazes me.

It would be easy to declare the success of both Kultivate and Windlight as being down to myself, or one or two others – but the truth is, the success runs much broader than any individual. Kultivate and Windlight are about a broad range of people from across Second Life, all of whom are willing to put their time, effort, talent, skill, and support into our magazine, our shows, and our events. Artists, writers, creators, designers, models, performers – all of them have played parts large and small in building Kultivate and bringing success to our door.

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The Dirty Blog: Sunday September 4th LIVE @ The Dirty Grind!

Visit the opening exhibit of Kultivate Owner, Johannes1977 Resident, at The Dirty Grind”

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It’s Sunday-Funday for all of us here at The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community! And do we have some awesome stuff in store for you!  Join us for the Premiere of our newest Featured Visual Artist Johannes1977 Resident, accompanied by three entire hours of 100% live music! You won’t want to miss this folks!

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Kultivate Magazine September 2016 Issue Preview!

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On September 1, 2016 the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published. This issue features MadPea Productions, Sheba Blitz, Katy Dirkle, The Vordun Gallery, Blanche Foxclaw, Bonefacio and AIM, Autism Awareness, Lakeside, fashion and modeling certification importance, Caltrinara’s Bar, and guest contributor Sparkie Cyberstar has an awesome photo essay!

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:

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