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 is seeking winter images for our December 2020 issue! Please submit your winter image to our Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/kultivateartphotography/pool/ All images must be of your own intellectual property, be moderate in rating, and the deadline to submit is December 10, 2020.
First our apologies for not posting these sooner, due to real life and many other issues, we some how forgot to post the winners of our contest! Below are our winners:
1st Place – Chic Aeon//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
2nd Place – D’Ashby//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
3rd Place – Wendy Snaps//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
4th Place – Sitarra Lefevre//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
5th Place – April Showers
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!
Join methis Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as I open my latest exhibition, “Wavelengths” at The Queen Bee Gallery at The Hannington Arts Foundation!
This event will feature live performers Jesie Janick and Rapid Randy with a casual dress code! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xeltentat%20Enterprises/118/127/3478
Hope to see you there!
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
Join us this Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Kultivate Select Gallery’s September and October Exhibition! Kultivate Select Gallery is Kultivate’s only themed gallery and the theme for this exhibition is animals! Below are the artists who are participating in this exhibition:
The event will feature live performer Rapid Randy, with a casual dress code! Slurl for the event: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/32/70/26
Kultivate is pleased to announce its newest venue–The Oxford Live Venue & Bar! The Oxford will live music on Thursdays!
Tonight’s grand opening will feature live performer Jesie Janick from 5pm to 6pm slt with a casual dress code! Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/67/136/2502
Join us at Kultivate on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 4 to 5pm slt for a special street party with live performer Wolfie Starfire! Casual dress code and slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/95/135/26
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!
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.
Kultivate has 2 artist opportunities available! First Kultivate Select Gallery is seeking artists for our September 27 exhibition, as this is a themed gallery, the theme is animals. And for our Team Diabetes of Second Life fundraiser in October we are seeking artists to be part of our Art Asylum at Scare Me Silly 2020! To register for either event:
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
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:
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!
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:
Tempest Rosca Huntsman
Whata Conundrum (formerly Grace Sixpence)
Join us Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Windlight Gallery’s August 2020 Exhibition! The event will feature live performer Aislen Sings and the following artists will exhibit this round:
Casual dress code for this event and slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/72/143/26
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!
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”.
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 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.
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!
You can learn more about Mary Layton below:
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.