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

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Presents the Art of Myra Wildmist!

myrajulyJoin us this Sunday, July 5, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt at Kultivate Loft Gallery, as we present the art of Myra Wildmist! The event will feature 2 live performers with a casual dress code.

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

You can lear more about Myra below:

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BIOGRAPHY:
My art primarily explores the freedom online communities, specifically Second Life, provide, allowing you to set aside your cultural roles and explore other roles. Real life cultural roles are necessary for a functioning society, but they are often extremely confining, almost forcing people into pigeonholes of expected behavior. Second Life gives us all the opportunity to slip out of our pigeon holes and be almost anything we can imagine.

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Sunday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Presents the Art of DimiVan Ludwig!

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Join us this Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as Kultivate presents the Art of DimiVan Ludwig at Kultivate Signature Gallery! The event will feature live performers Wolfie Starfire & Mavenn with a casual dress code!

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/52/185/26

And if Dimi’s name sounds familiar it is because in addition to be a very talented artist and photographer he is also a very talented live performer! You can read more about Dimi below:

DimiVan Ludwig

DimiVan Ludwig, known as Dimi by his friends, is a long time Second Life and Real Life photographer. Most know Dimi as an acoustic musician, but when he isn’t performing, he can often be found snapping photos. He calls himself a novice, but those who have seen his photographs would say otherwise. He frames his shots with the final product in mind, editing very little in post production. He uses his Nikon d3500 to shoot real life landscapes. In Second Life, he prefers to snap portraits utilizing the features provided by LUMIPro. You can find his work on his personal webiste: https://diminished9th.wixsite.com/mysiteand on his Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/diminished9th/

Kultivate Magazine’s 5th Anniversary Issue is Now Available!

The 5th Anniversary Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features 55 images from some of the best artists and photographers in second life, SL17B, Grauland, The Hannington Endowment of the Arts, a photo essay on Rosehaven, Lyrical Café, DJ Neo Storm, Safari Park & The Happy Hat, Mangyeong. We also have 3 fashion looks you may want to try this summer! Click the cover below to view this issue.

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Kultivate Magazine 5th Anniversary Issue Preview!

The 5th Anniversary Issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published on Wednesday, June 24, 2020! As this is a special issue we will not tell you what is in the issue, but we will give you a sneak peak of the cover! Very special thank you to Tempest Rosca-Huntsman for the cover image:

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Kultivate 5th Annual Anniversary Photo Challenge Winners!

Congrats to the winners of the 5th Annual Anniversary Photo Challenge:

1st Place: Angel HeartsongParty Everyday

2nd Place: Maiya Grant Creativity Tree

3rd Place: Kisma ReidlingKultivate Photo Challenge final

Day #2 @The 5th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Weekend!

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Today is day #2 of the 5th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Weekend, celebrating 5 years of Kultivate on the grid! Today’s events are:

-Exhibition Opens, Photo Challenge Begins
-4pm to 5pm slt – live performer Samuel James (10 winners will win 250L’s each, 1 Templar Poses poseback giveaway & 5 easel slideshow frames)
-5pm to 6pm slt – live performer Aislen Sings (10 winners will win 250L’s each , 1 Templar Poses posepack giveaway, & 5 easel slideshow frames)

Photo Challenge Info

Slurl to event: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/136/135/24

Event stage slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/220/130/26

Website: https://kultivatemagazine.com/5th-annual-kultivate-anniversary-weekend/

Come out and celebrate with us!

5th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Weekend Press Release!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5th Annual Kultivate Anniversary Weekend

Dates: June 12 to 14, 2020

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/136/135/24

Kultivate turns 5 this year and the annual anniversary weekend is returning June 12 to 14, 2020! This special weekend will feature a special art exhibition, live music, & giveaways!.

ParticipatingArtists Include: :aht1981, Akiko.Tripsa, AlexAvion, Angel Heartsong, Anibrm Jung, Anouk Lefavre, archgothica, DrusillaGwind Resident, Elle Thorkveld, Francis Bagration,  Hana Hoobinoo, ilyra chardin, Inara Pey, Jamee Sandalwood, Johannes Huntsman, Kapaan, Karma Weymann, KismaKSR Resident, Myra Wildmist, Reycharles Resident, Rissy Feiri, Sabine Mortenwold, Sheba Blitz, SkinTrader Greyskin, softandred, Syphera Inaka, talligurl resident, Tempest Rosca-Huntsman, Vanessajane66, Veruca Tammas, Vita theas, & wintergeist

The following live performers and instructors will provide entertainment throughout the anniversary weekend: Nina Setner, Melenda Baptiste, Samuel James, Aisle Sings, and Max Kleene. 

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 Windlight Art Gallery, The Edge Gallery of Black & White Imagery,  The Kultivate Loft Gallery, The Kultivate Signature Gallery, The Kultivate AIR Gallery & The Kultivate Select Gallery. 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/5th-annual-kultivate-anniversary-weekend/

 

Call for Artists-Kultivate Select Gallery!

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Kultivate Select Gallery, Kultivate’s themed gallery is seeking artists for its July 19 exhibition. The theme for July is portraits.

To express interest: https://kultivatemagazine.com/artist-opportunities/or https://tinyurl.com/kultivateselectgallery

Call For Images – Kultivate Magazine June 2020 Issue!

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For Kultivate’s 5th Anniversary we are asking artists and photographers to submit 1 image that will be published in our special anniversary issue of Kultivate Magazine this month, on June 20!

To submit your image, please post it to our Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivateartphotography.

The deadline to submit is June 15, 2020. Please list the name you want to be credited by in the description. The image must be your own intellectual property.

Sunday @ 1pm slt-Windlight Art Gallery June Exhibition Opening!

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Join us on Sunday, June 7, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Windlight Art Gallery’s June Exhibition! This event will feature live music with a casual dress code! The following artists will be featured in this exhibit:

Angel Heartsong
Jamee Sandalwood
Johannes Huntsman
Kapan
Margo Hollak
Reycharles Resident
Vanessajane66
Vita Theas

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/31/133/26

Monday @ 4pm slt – Grand Opening of Mad Mare Pub & Dene Art Gallery

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Join us on Monday, June 1, 2020 from 4pm to 6 pm slt for the grand opening of Kultivate’s newest venture and gallery: The Mad Mare Pub & Dene Art Gallery!

This art venue in a medieval setting, is located in Rosehaven and the first exhibition, Scenes from Rosehaven, features art work by Tempest Rosca Huntsman & Johannes Huntsman!

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The event will feature live performers Jesie Janick & Melenda Baptiste with a casual dress code! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Absinthe/52/162/22

Tuesday @ 1pm slt-Kultivate Presents the Art of Shakti Adored

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Join us this Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at The Kultivate Loft Gallery for the grand opening event of Kultivate presents The Art of Shakti Adored Exhibition!

The grand opening of this exhibition will take place from 1pm to 3pm slt and feature live performers Mavenn and Lark Bowen with a casual dress code.

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/28/114/32
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Congratulations to the Kultivate Sensuality Photo Challenge Winners!

Below are the winners of the Kultivate Sensuality Photo Challenge! Please note that these images are adult in nature.

1st Place-Graham Collison:

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2nd Place – Alex Avion:

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3rd Place – Gina Brucato:
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4th Place Tie – James Raww:
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4th Place Tie – Jamee Sandalwood:
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Honorable Mentions:  Kelly, Matt Thomson, Ahn Avion, VanessaJane, ViktorSavior, & Malarky Studios

Last Day @ Kultivate’s Sensuality Exhibition!

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Today is the last day of the 4th Annual Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition! This annual event features adult and sensual themed art and is Kultivate’s only adult exhibition! Today’s events are:

Sunday, May 24, 2020
-Sensuality Photo Challenge Winners Announced
-1pm to 2pm slt – Sinful Event with Erika Ordinary (2,000L’s Bosh Gift Card Giveaway – Adult Furniture)
-Exhibition Ends @ 1159 pm slt

**dress code is anything with clothing being optional. No kid avis are allowed at this event**
slurl:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Legions%20Cove/189/174/2995

Day #2 @ The Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition!

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The 4th Annual Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition is now open! This event will take place May 22 to 24, 2020 and features adult themed photography and art, live music, and giveaways! We also have a special photo challenge where you can win lindens! You can find all events on our official event page: https://kultivatemagazine.com/sensuality-exhibition-2/

Today’s events are:

Saturday, May 23, 2020
-Sensuality Photo Challenge Entries Due (6pm slt)
-1pm to 2pm slt – Naughty or Nice Event withWolfie Starfire (1,000L’s Bad Unicorn Gift Card Giveaway – Adult Furniture)
-2pm to 3pm slt – Naughty or Nice Event with Samuel James (1,000L’s Bad Unicorn Gift Card Giveaway – Adult Furniture)

**dress code is anything with clothing being optional. No kid avis are allowed at this event**
slurl:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Legions%20Cove/189/174/2995

Day #1 @ The Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition!

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The 4th Annual Kultivate Sensuality Exhibition is now open! This event will take place May 22 to 24, 2020 and features adult themed photography and art, live music, and giveaways! We also have a special photo challenge where you can win lindens! You can find all events on our official event page: https://kultivatemagazine.com/sensuality-exhibition-2/

Today’s events are:

Friday, May 22, 2020
-Exhibition Opens
-Sensuality Photo Challenge Opens
-4pm to 5pm slt – Smexy Event with Stephanniyah Sinatra (1,000L’s Xcite Gift Card Giveaway)
-5pm to 6pm slt – Smexy Event with Alex Mays (1,000L’s Xcite Gift Card Giveaway)

**dress code is anything with clothing being optional. No kid avis are allowed at this event**
slurl:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Legions%20Cove/189/174/2995

Kultivate Magazine’s May 2020 Issue is Now Published!

The May 2020 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now published! This issue features artist and Kultivate 5th Annual Spring Art Show Best in Show Winner, Skye Joubert. The Dirty Pretty Sim, the HP Lovecraft themed Innsmouth Sim, and the Twins Exhibit at Carbone Gallery will be featured. The issue also contains articles on live performer Lark Bowen, the 15th Annual Raglanshire Artwalk, the Thermae region, and the forests of Bellissaria. We also debuting a new travel feature: Travels with Tempest! Click the issue cover below to view it:

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Kultivate Magazine May 2020 Issue Preview!

On May 20, 2020 the next issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published! This issue will feature artist and Kultivate 5th Annual Spring Art Show Best in Show Winner, Skye Joubert. The Dirty Pretty Sim, the HP Lovecraft themed Innsmouth Sim, and the Twins Exhibit at Carbone Gallery will be featured. The issue also contains articles on live performer Lark Bowen, the 15th Annual Raglanshire Artwalk, the Thermae region, and the forests of Bellissaria. We also debuting a new travel feature: Travels with Tempest! You can get a sneak preview of the cover below: