Artist Bryn Oh is about to create something new, but you still have a few days left to view current exhibition:
Now that I have completed the machinima for The Singularity of Kumiko it is time to take it down and begin work on something new. For those of you interested in stats and juxtaposing a real life gallery exhibit vs a virtual world one then here are a few things related to this one. In my first life a gallery exhibit of my paintings would have an opening night reception of approximately 300 people and then would run a month with visitors each day dropping to around 30-40 at the start of the month to probably 20 by the end. I am going to be generous and say perhaps 1500 people will visit a first life gallery exhibit of my paintings over the course of a month. I would get one or possible two such exhibits a year and the majority of people who are exposed to my work this way are local to Toronto.
This comic opera by early 18th century composer, Giovanni Battista Perlogesi, is a joint production between ACT and Rocca Sorrentina players. The opera will be presented in Rocca Sorrentina on Saturday, August 13th at 12 noon and in Avilion on Sunday, August 14th at 12 noon.
Congrats to Kultivate Contributor Myra Wildmist on her new exhibition!
Myra Wildmist is a very talented photographer in Second Life that often uses projectors and light in her work. She currently has an art installation at the University of Western Australia (UWA) Exhibition.
Kultivate Magazine and Maven Homes are pleased to announce a new photo challenge! This photo challenge has a combined 3,000Ls in prize money and the winner will win The Camden Photo Studio from Maven Homes! Below is an image of this awesome photo studio:
The Camden is 100% mesh, 96 prims, 31 by 30 m and has shutters, a light rig, and lockable doors. You can view this building in world at Maven Homes: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Maven%20Homes/128/128/24
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:
At 12 am slt, on July 31, the next round of 30/31 will begin! You can take a peek at some of the items below and see the list of participating merchants and artists!
Theda Tammas: D A N C I N G with S P I R I TS at Galleria Kakku
Opening party Saturday, 30th of July, 2016 1pm SLT
Live music by singer Samm Qendra
Dress code free, no nudity, moderate sim
Attendance: freeEvent lasts 1 hour, but please feel welcome to look around exhibit and the gallery.
Exhibit will run through August and September, 2016.
Source: Galleria Kakku: Theda D A N C I N G with S P I R I TS Sat.30thJuly 1pmSLT
Igor Ballyhoo’s venerable Forest of Scissors has been temporarily reconstructed at LEA7. This immersive and gigantic field of sharp objects is a delight to photograph and explore, although both my partner Kinn and I were oddly pushed off the platform repeatedly. (Try flying above or below if that happens.) As new material is in development elsewhere on the sim, which is owned by Rose Borchovski for an LEA grant, the Forest of Scissors may disappear soon. Thanks to the astute observation of friend and photographer Anita Witt for the alert.
Source: Ziki Questi’s Blog: Forest of Scissors
Preiddeu Annwn (or Preiddeu Annwfn, “The Spoils of Annwfn“), is one of the most famous gnomic / philosophical poems to be found in the Middle Welsh Book of Taliesin. In just eight irregularly versed stanzas, it records a journey the poet (possibly intended to be the 6th Century poet Taliesin, although the poem itself dates from around the 14th Century), made with King Arthur to the Otherworld (the Annwfn of the title) – a place of eternal youth and delights, which is common to Welsh mythology (appearing in, for example, the Four Branches of the Mabinogi).It is also now the subject of an immersive environment itself entitled Preiddeu Annwn, designed by Hypatia Pickens, a professor of English at the University of Rochester, New York, and her students. It’s function is to provide an interactive means by which the poem and its themes can be explored and better understood, both within itself and with regards to broader medieval Welsh mythology and medieval literature. It is also an extraordinary piece of scholarly art.
It has been an incredible first year at Windlight Magazine! We have grown beyond leaps and bounds and have covered so many areas of the arts!
Throughout the past year our scope and mission has grown to encompass the various art forms: music, fashion, literature and more! To reflect the change in our scope and mission, we have decided to rebrand as we are also looking outwards towards artistic horizons beyond Second Life and into real life.
When I created Windlight last year, I wanted to assist artists and to provide resources for the art world to anyone who wanted them. I also started Windlight in memory of a much beloved younger sister, who tragically passed away two years ago.
My sister was a photography student and loved the arts. Her love of the arts took her to the great and cultural city of Paris, where she was motivated and inspired by everything she saw in the city of lights.
Kandis, my sister, experienced growth in more ways than one in Paris and took her photography to new heights and levels as she perfected her craft. This growth is what has lead me to rebrand Windlight into it’s new name: Kultivate.
Cultivation is the art and science of growing things. We hope that you will continue to grow with us and Kultivate our love of all things artistic. Please note that our strong commitment to the arts will never change. We will continue to have our art shows, our galleries, and our many artistic events to bring you the resources you have grown to love and utilize. If anything we will simply expand and bring you additional resources to help you to cultivate your craft.
And one last note, you may ask why did we chose to spell cultivate with a K? The answer is simple–to honor my sister Kandis, who I know is shining down brightly on me as I continue futhering the arts in her name.
Earlier this month, Windlight created a hunt, in support of the charity, Feed A Smile. Feed A Smile raises money for children in Kenya and provides education and learning for the children. Feed A Smile is a registered charity in Germany.
When we created the hunt, we pledged to match all donations and we also pledged to make a large donation at the end. Our efforts paid off and we raised enough funds to feed 180 children in Kenya! You can see from the photo above that the children are very thankful and you can see additional photos below of the children enjoying the meal.
Putting this all into perspective, this is what Second Life should be about, coming together to help others. We have seen it time and time again, with the recent Pulse fundraisers, to the various charity organizations in Second Life (Rock Your Rack, Creations For Parkinsons, Autism Speaks, Team Diabetes of Second Life, Homes For Our Troops), that the charitable spirit is alive and well in people.
Very special thank you to the merchants who participated:
Prism Designs, Miss Darcy, FLOOD, Bindu Gallery, % Percent Furniture and Lighting, The Edge Gallery, CKB Gallery, Kaerri, Maven Homes, Windlight Workz, and Windlight Magazine.
Please contact Brique Topaz in Second Life if you would like to support Feed A Smile.
Windlight Marketing & Social Media Coordinator, Jessi, is back with another SL Etiquette post! This time she explores SL Profiles:
Hi everyone! I am back with another slice of SL Etiquette 101, this time I am going to cover tips on how to perfect your SL profile. Please note that your profile is yours and that this article is merely tips to help a variety of people who may want to gear their profile towards a specific genre in Second Life.
On August 1, 2016, the next issue of Windlight Magazine will be published! This issue will feature artist Igor Ballyhoo, photographers Pam Astonia and Sparkie Cyberstar, Brook Hill Gallery, Cain Maven, and Miss SL Organization’s Founder Marcus Lefevre. Windlight Contributor’s Veruca Tammas and Ilyra Chardin return with their respective “Voyages With Vee” and “Inspirations With Ilyra” series; The Edge brings you a great essay on maximilism by Eleseren Brianna and this issue features the very first article of The Riff, the new rock music division of Windlight! Below is a preview of the cover, very special thank you to Igor Ballyhoo for some awesome images:
The Edge Contributor, Stavaros Gracemount discusses whether or not one should use nudity in their artwork:
Nude or Not… That is the question…
There are many people with varying opinions on nudity and art. There is a fine line that is tread between the two. After attending several meetings and reading several other articles, I’m left somewhat disappointed with the lack of open-minded people within Second Life.
There are those that claim to be cutting edge, when I have discovered they are more into covering edge. What I mean by my statement is, as some appear to be fashion forward in their thinking, they are not. They are the ones that hold back the industry from getting any new blood.
Windlight Magazine is pleased to be a sponsor and the primary media partners of Team Diabetes of Second Life, which will return for a second season!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Team Diabetes of Second Life to Return for a Second Season
DATE: 18, JULY 2016
We are pleased to announce the second season of Team Diabetes of Second Life! Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The mission of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to raise awareness, tolerance, and funds for diabetes in the virtual world of Second Life.
In honor of the Windlight Anniversary Summer, we are pleased to have partnered with Ghee for a special fashion collection, The Windlight Collection:
To celebrate their ongoing collaboration with Windlight Magazine in Second Life, Warm Clarity and Beatrice Serendipity have released a special mini collection, the Ghee Windlight Collection, consisting of six beautiful fashion creations inspired by Fine Art.The Ghee Windlight Collection was released at the Windlight Summer Fashion Showcase from 9th – 17th July 2016, and will be available from the Ghee Main Store from 17th July.
The next rounds of shows at the Windlight Summer Fashion Showcase are today at 3pm slt! Join us to view the designs of Vero Modero and Prism Designs! Join us later at 6pm slt for a special Foo Fighters Tribute Concert, presented by Bad Amp Tribute Bands!
The shows begin at 3pm slt and while you wait, look for hangers in our special hunt and why not enter our special photo contest with LUMIPro!
On Sunday, July 10, 2016, the Windlight July and August Exhibition will open! This event will take place at 12pm slt and feature live performer Talleysin! The following artists are in the exhibit:
The dresscode is formal and we hope to see you there!
Today is day #1 of the Windlight Summer Fashion Showcase! Join us for our first show, which will feature the designs of Byrne and Faster Pussycat! The shows begin at 3pm slt and while you wait, look for hangers in our special hunt and why not enter our special photo contest with LUMIPro!
Win A LUMIPro at The Windlight Summer Fashion Event!I am excited to announce the start of the Windlight Summer Fashion Event! What does this have to do with photography or LUMIPro, you ask. At any great event there is always a… photo contest!
LUMIPro is very proud to be a sponsor for this amazing event! Before we talk about the event as a whole I want to tell you about the photo contest itself. Everyone is eligible to enter. Here are some of the guidelines:
1) Shoot a photo featuring an item bought at the Windlight Summer Fashion Event (not a Hunt item), and shoot the photo on the Event Summer Fashion Event Plaza build:
2) Submit the Photo labelled ‘Windlight Summer Fashion Event Competition’ to the Windlight Events Group Flickr Page: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2975500@N21/
3) Photo description should include your SL Avatar legacy name, and the item name and designer brand of the item featured in the photo. (Photo must include at least one item)
4) Entries are due by 12AM SLT on July 17, 2016.I know you all must be dying to know what the winner will receive. Their very own gift certificate for a LUMIPro 2016! If you have always wanted a LUMIPro, or have a friend who really wants one, this is a great way to make it happen!
The winner’s name will be announced on the Windlight Magazine Website, and the LUMIPro blog. The winner can receive their gift certificate by contacting me, Samantha Ansar-Buscaylet (SamoanHoneyPot Resident).
This event is so much more than a photo contest, to get plugged into all the awesomeness check out their website. We are so pleased to be working with them!Until next time… Happy Shooting!
Source: LUMIPro: Win A LUMIPro at The Windlight Summer Fashion Event!
Windlight is further committing to the arts by covering music, and not just any type of music, but rock music! I am proud to introduce our latest brand: The Riff. The Riff will cover rock music and clubs throughout Second Life! We are currently hiring a contributor for The Riff. If you love rock clubs and dancing, then please apply: http://goo.gl/forms/DMAheDkcYm10kz3g1