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.

Kultivate Magazine’s October 2020 Issue is Now Available!

This issue features artist Anouk Lefavre, United Artists of Second Life (UASL), The Outer Garden Photo Essay, Phoenix Artist Collaboration, Gem Preiz’s Arcadia 3D Exhibition, Just Melusina Exhibition by Melusina Parkin, an update on Second Life’s Cloud Uplift Project, Nostalgia Falls Sim, Whimberly, and photo essays by Tempest Rosca Huntsman & Grace Sixpence. 

Click the cover below to view this month’s issue!

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 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.

Sunday @ 12pm slt – Kultivate Summer Art Gala & Ilyra Chardin’s Evolution 3D Exhibition Closing!

Join us this Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 12 to 2pm slt for Kultivate’s Summer Art Gala and the closing of Ilyra Chardin’s Evolution 3D Exhibition!

The event will feature live performers Max Kleene (12 to 1pm slt) and Steph Sinatra (1pm to 2pm slt) with a casual dress code at both events!

The following items will be given away throughout the 2 hours: 10 gift cards, 10 photo backdrops, 2 TEMPLAR Poses Posepacks, & 2 Mesh Skyloft Gallery skyboxes. Plus everyone gets an end of summer gift pack!

We hope to see you there! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/168/164/21

September 6, 2020 @ 1pm slt – Kultivate Presents the Art of Sisi Biedermann!

Join us Sunday, September 6, 2020 @ 1pm slt for Kultivate presents the Art of Sisi Biedermann at Kultivate Signature Gallery! This event will feature live performers Mimi Carpenter (1pm to 2pm slt) and Mavenn (2pm to 3pm slt). Casual dress code for both events and you can learn more about Sisi below:

I joined Second Life in 2007, and back then I never realized how much this would mean to me.
Back then I had just started painting with acrylics after a very long break where I raised my children and looked after my family and my work.

Today I have been painting several hundred paintings since then and I still get a lot of inspiration from nature, second Life and northern islands such as Faroe Islands and Iceland.

In SL I started taking photos already in 2008, and has developed my style ever since. All this brings me to where I am today and I hope you will enjoy my pictures.

/ Sisi Biedermann

You can find Sisi’s works in Second Life at the following slurls:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caisteal%20Maol/238/109/40

Kultivate Magazine’s August 2020 Issue Is Now AVailable!

The August 2020 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features the talented live performers of Kultivate Music Management, RagingGraphix Gallery, Arnicars Chapel Imagination, The Virtual Peel Center, and Cherry Manga’s Main store & Sim. This issue also has photo essays by Myra Wildmist, Tempest Rosca Huntsman, Whata Conundrum, and Pearl Grey. Lastly this issue contains an update with images of the rebuilt Second Norway Sims! Click the cover below to view the issue:

Kultivate Magazine’s August 2020 Preview!

This week the August 2020 issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published! Below is a sneak preview of the cover, which features the amazing and talented live performers of the newly created, Kultivate Music Management! Look for more info in the coming days on additional articles and features in this month’s magazine edition!

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Edge Gallery’s August & September Exhibition Opening Event!

Join us this Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of The Edge Gallery’s August & September Exhibition! This event will feature live performer Aislen Sings! Casual Dress code! Below is a list of artists who are exhibiting:

Ahn Avion
Graham Collinson
Johannes Huntsman
Maaddi Benazzi
Nodome Resident
Saskia Rieko
Tempest Rosca Huntsman
Veruca Tammas
Vita Theas
Whata Conundrum (formerly Grace Sixpence)

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/43/212/27

Tuesday @ 1pm slt – Kultivate Presents the Art of Reya Darkstone!

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Join us this Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as Kultivate presents the art of Reya Darkstone at Kultivate Loft Gallery! This event will feature live performers Loreen Aldrin (1pm to 2pm slt)  &  Abby Jaidov (2 to 3pm slt)! Casual dress code at both events!

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/28/114/32

You can learn more about Reya below:
I have been around for some time, and have always been impressed by the vivid imaginations of the many artists that live in this virtual slice of the world. I started taking photos for fun and perhaps contribute a small token of my talent to it all. I am also owner of Rise Design Jewelry & Accessories, so my enjoyment of Second Life is now three-fold; creating pictures for myself and others to enjoy, meeting new people from all over the world, and creating high-quality mesh accessories.

To all my fellow shutterbugs and those that just like to appreciate the art of others, remember there’s always something beautiful in front you–just look in the mirror!

If interested in acquiring a photo, please contact me in-world, “Reya Darkstone”.

FLICKR LINKS:

Colors of the Holidays
[ rD ] Ives Set @ Fameshed Event December!

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010067588340
https://www.facebook.com/RiseDesignSL/

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate’s KDEA 3D Arts Foundation Presents Ilyra Chardin’s Evolution!

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Join us this Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as Kultivate’s KDEA 3D Arts Foundation formally launches! Kandis Dene Endowment for 3D Arts or KDEA is the charitable branch of Kultivate that aims to support 3D artists specicially by offering each artist significant space and prims to build the 3D art installation of their choice! You can learn more about KDEA here: https://kultivatemagazine.com/kdea/

Our first grant receipient is Ilyra Chardin, who presents her 3D installation, “Evolution.” Evolution will open formally on Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt with 2 hours of performances by Wolfie Starfire (1pm to 2pm slt) and Erika Ordinary (2pm to 3pm slt). Dress code is casual for both events and the slurl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/153/163/22

You can learn more about Ilyra below:

ilyra Profile Pic Sq 2019Ilyra Chardin is an artist and designer, whose work has been featured in numerous installations and exhibits across the grid. Her art work crosses media and styles, spanning from real life and digital to SL art. First and foremost, Ilyra is a story teller. Whether in full SIM, 3D installation, sculpture, or 2D (original mixed media, hand-painted, hand-drawn, and photo) art, she includes multiple layers with depth of meaning. Her work has been the subject of numerous blogs, machinimas, and has been featured on Designing Worlds.

A selection of her artwork may now be viewed in a permanent exhibit at Emergent. Current Exhibitions & Art Installations change frequently and are best seen by looking at ilyra’s profile main page and in picks.

Monday @ 3pm slt- Dene Gallery Presents the Art of Mary Layton (Elizabeth Burleigh)!

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Join us at Dene Art Gallery, in Rosehaven, from 3 to 5pm slt on Monday, August 3, 2020 as we present the art of Mary Layton!

Join us from 3 to 4pm slt for a 1 hour performance by Max Kleene, followed by 1 hour of DJ music by DJ John (4 to 5pm slt). Casual dress code for both events!

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Absinthe/52/162/22

You can learn more about Mary Layton below:

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Mary Layton paints stuff. Mostly mythic, fantasy, fairy stuff. Her favourite media are watercolour, pencil, pen & ink, and digital. Over the past couple of years, she has created content for the virtual world Second Life, including in-world homes and furnishings, décor (including virtual canvases of her artwork), items of clothing, and most notably, jewellery.

Her Second Life creations can be found in-world at Rosehaven Laudanum, Caledon II, and at various in-world events, or online at the SL Marketplace.

Mary is also an author and published her first novel in 2015, a paranormal romance titled “Chasing Demons” as M. E. Layton. She lives with her husband in North Carolina.

Kultivate Magazine’s July 2020 Issue is Now Available!

The July 2020 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available!  This isssue features the historical and rp sim of 1920’s Berlin and it’s sister sim Time Portal. We take a closer look at Carmel Arts Community, Pony Box, and the Kondor Arts Center Steam Machines Exhibition. This issue also features photo essays by Tempest Rosca Huntsman and Whata Conundrum (Grace Sixpence). Lastly this issue features photographer Reya Darkstone, the Second Life based machinima film, STOMOL, and information about the recent sale of Second Life parent company, Linden Labs. Click the cover below to view this month’s issue:

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Kultivate Announces KDEA 3D Arts Grants!

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Kultivate is pleased to announce KDEA (Kandis Dene Endowment for 3D Arts) Grant program.KDEA grants are for 3D artists and we have 3 parcels to choose from, all free of charge! Each grant also includes a 2 hour free exhibition opening with 2 live performers! For more info and to apply: https://kultivatemagazine.com/kdea/

Sunday @ 1pm slt – Kultivate Select Gallery’s July Exhibition Opening!

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Join us Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the July Exhibition Opening at Kultivate Select Gallery! This gallery is Kultivate’s only outside and themed gallery and this month’s theme is portraits!

The event will feature live performer Loreen Aldrin with a casual dress code and the following artists are exhibiting:

Matt Thomson (MTH63)
Karma Weymann
Kapaan
DreamMakerXDreamBreaker Resident
Lena Kiopak
Angel Heartsong
Khayman Karlsvalt
Veruca Tammas
Vita Theas
maaddi
Vida Serrari

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/18/39/26

Day #2 @ The Resolution Exhibition!

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Today is Day #2 of the Resolution Exhibition, featuring over 30 talented Flickr artists and photographers! Today’s events are:

-2pm slt – live performer Wolfie Starfire
-3pm slt – live performer Jesie Janick

For a list of artists and a complete live performer listing:: https://kultivatemagazine.com/resolution-exhibition/

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/147/128/24

Day #1 @ Resolution Exhibition!

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The Resolution Exhibition, featuring over 30 artists, is now open! Join us today from 3 to 6pm slt for a 3 HOUR kick off party! Today’s schedule of events are:
3 pm slt- live performer Samuel James
4pm slt – live performer Abby Jaidov
5pm slt – live performer Mavenn
For a list of artists and a complete live performer listing: https://kultivatemagazine.com/resolution-exhibition/

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/147/128/24

Monday @ 3pm slt-Dene Gallery Presents the Art of Wildstar Beaumont!

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Kultivate’s satellite gallery, Dene Gallery will present the Art of Wildstar Beaumont exhibition on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 3 to 5pm slt! This event will feature live performers Abby Jaidov & Wolfie Starfire with a casual dress code!

slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Absinthe/52/162/22

You can learn more about Wildstar below:

Wildstar Portrait - squareHello, and thank you for you for taking time to read this and for taking an interest in my work

I am Wildstar. I joined Second Life in 2007 and I have been an active resident ever since. I live in Rosehaven, a medieval-fantasy sim which is part of the Steamlands, those nations in SL more or less inspired by the steampunk culture. Rosehaven is also home to my little gallery, the Bright Star Gallery. You’ll find the LM in the same folder where you found this notecard.

 

Photography became part of my second life pretty soon, actually almost immediately. I have photos of noobie-me a few days old. After a few weeks, once I made my very first friends, I was asked to take photos at a wedding. It was the first of several.

After a while I started entering a few photo contest. I remember fondly the one organized in Grignano by the late Osprey Therian, a legend of Second Life.

One of these contests brought me to become the official photographer of the Second Life Shakespeare Company, active until around 2010, that made some unforgettable productions of Hamlet and the Twelfth Night, in world.

By then photography had become a significant part of my Second Life. I have become an official photographer for Relay For Life, for which I have covered the seasons from 2011 to 2020 as much as I could. I was also a photographer for the now defunct Primgraph Magazine and for the Prim Perfect Magazine, one of the most known periodicals in Second Life.

I am also the photographer for Designing Worlds, one of the premiere TV Shows produced in Second Life. Every week I produce a slideshow of still images complementing the videos of the current episode. Over the years I have had the opportunity to cover some of the most fantastic results of the creativity of the Second Life residents.

I consider myself a landscape photographer and I love to capture and preserve the beauty that can be found in SL.
I particularly enjoy color in my photography, both in SL and in RL. Deep blues and flaming reds can often be found in my photos. In SL I also love to play with shadows. Photography means “writing with light”, and Second Life offers such great opportunities to play with light source and create unique landscapes.

Capturing the various editions of the Second Life birthdays has also been something I love to do. Here you can see on display a selection of my capture from the previous eight editions.

I hope you will enjoy my images as much as I did taking them.

Wildstar Beaumont, June 2020