The exhibit opened today, 29-November at the SAS La Criee Art Gallery. The featured artists are; JadeYu Fhang - Jazz62 Masala aka Vasco Lago Pinto - Layachi Ihnen aka Layachi Hamidouche - Solkide Auer. Location - http://ping.fm/bAcUc
Alizarin Goldflake is pleased to announce the grand opening on Saturday, November 27, at 3 pm SL time, of CHEZ ALI! The shop features an eclectic mix of beautiful garden items, furniture, particle emitters, personal accessories, and more, all of which are derived from her art and studio builds. They retain the unique and deliciously ethereal quality of Ali's artwork but are also practical items that will make any SL home unique.
A new artist community has been established in the virtual world. Alexanderia's Kingdom founded by Jeri Rahja has announced the formation of the community in the virtual world of Inworldz. Ms Rahja, a major supporter of virtual art, is housing the community at her four SIM's, Alexanderia, Angels Loft, Moonglow, and Isle of Skye. In a statement she explained that Alexanderia's Kingdom "is a unique community of artists enjoying what they do best, creating with little to no restrictions". She also stated that the current residents include; Soror Nishi, Alizarin Goldflake, Glyph Graves, Miso Susanowa, Ub Yifu, Goose Wycliffe, Feathers Boa, Copan Falta, Caren McCaw, Nyx Breen, Ginger Alsop and CHUCKMATRIX Clip.
I spoke to her recently and she told me of two exciting projects currently underway. The first is that Ub Yifu is doing his entire recreation of Gulliver, his dream build and that it will be a "Beautiful gift to the people of Inworldz. The build is breathtaking and amazing to watch on a daily basis." She said and then added; "We are also building a museum to house most of the artists' works and hope this build by Nyx Breen will show off his architectural achievements ... and we plan to make that building available to purchase along with many of the other extraordinary buildings of Nyx."
"What do you for see in the immediate future at Alexanderia's Kingdom?" I asked.
"What I would like to happen is for the community to grow so the artist can enjoy their lives here for as little cost as possible and the tier can be paid for by sales in the future. Right now all costs are being absorbed by me so the artists can get established and get their works transferred or rebuild or new projects underway … because at Inworldz, each SIM comes with 45,000 prims." She said and then added; "I am making Inworldz a very art world friendly place, as any artist that comes in can come to me and live free at my SIM's and create as much as they want. We work a very small commission back just to pay for the SIM. I make no profit and take no commission until they are ready and I buy a new SIM as soon as one is needed."
As I had promised her, I went out there to check out Alexanderia's Kingdom and was duly pleased that I did. If you're out in Inworldz, be sure to visit this community. With so many talented artists and creators present it is sure to be a pleasurable experience.
The four act play which began its in run in Second Life a week ago is about to end this week-end. In case you hadn't been able to catch a performance, there are two left of "Hedda Gabler" a drama by Henrik Ibsen. One each on Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th of November. Both performances begin at 2 pm PST/SLTand will be held at the George C. Dove Theatre, on the Rockcliffe University SIM.
George Tesman: the husband of Hedda; an academic - Ixmal Supermarine
Hedda Tesman: the heroine - Morgue McMillan
Juliana Tesman: aunt of George - Elegia Underwood
Thea Elvsted: friend of Hedda and George, confidante of Eilert - Aara Frequency
Judge Brack: friend of the Tesmans - Caliban Jigsaw
I received this from Kitviel Silberberg, an announcement message, when I logged into Second Life this morning:
"TLE Educational Network Is Closing - To my sorrow, the TLE Educational Network will be closing today. I just wish to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you, for helping to create a free educational environment in Second Life. The Sim is closed for classes as of today. A note card is attached. Thanking all of you for your incredible support in this endeavor at free education."
The extraordinary talent of homeless people profiled at an international event in the Garden for Change, Second Life.
Earlier this year Homeless Link, the national network of English charities, launched a virtual Garden for Change, with support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The real life Places of Change Garden was created by around 500 volunteers from more than 40 homeless agencies from across England. It won silver medal at the Royal Horticultural Society's Prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in May.
Now, on Monday 22 November, one of the people who had the biggest overview of the Places of Change Garden, as its official real life photographer, will be taking part in a 2 hour event at the virtual garden.
Robert Davidson, the official photographer for the Places of Change Garden and former photographer for the Moody Blues and The Move, became homeless at the age of 65. He found his local council most unhelpful, but was subsequently supported by a variety of homelessness services in London who helped him to rediscover his love of photography. Robert's photographs are exhibited at the Garden for Change. Robert's avatar will be interviewed by Jenny Valerian, the avatar of Jenny Edwards, Chief Executive of Homeless Link, in front of an international audience.
The interview will start at 10.15am SLT (16.15 GMT). It will be conducted in voice so please make sure you have headphones or speakers and enable voice in preferences.
Following the interview and questions there will be a tour of the Garden led by Jenny Valerian. Siri Vita, the creator of the in-world garden for Homeless Link will also be present to talk about the process of creation and inspiration she found from the real world garden's design and the stories behind it. Junivers Stockholm will be streaming music, including some he has composed for the garden and some tracks from Streetwise Opera's CD "There's a Place for Us".
Jenny Edwards, Chief Executive of Homeless Link, said, "The idea behind the Garden for Change was to build on the positive impact of the real garden. We want to break down the stereotypes of homeless people by demonstrating to the general public and business internationally that homeless people have talents and potential and should not be written off by society. We want to promote the project to homelessness organisations internationally in order to share the learning and good practice. Second Life offers an alternative way to host debates and discussions with people from across the world.
The event on November 22 is part of a series of talks, events, performances and workshops that will be held at the Garden for Change where people from different countries can meet and share solutions to homelessness. Each event will involve homeless people who were involved in the creation of the original garden or other digital media projects.
1. About Homeless Link:
Homeless Link is the national membership organisation for 500 frontline homelessness charities in England. Its mission is to be a catalyst that will help to bring an end to homelessness. Its vision is to see an end to street homelessness by 2012. It is working with the UK national government and civic leaders to this aim. www.homeless.org.uk
2. About Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation:
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation's purpose in the UK and Ireland is to help enrich and connect the experiences of individuals and secure lasting and beneficial change. It has a special interest in supporting those who are most disadvantaged. One of its core aims is to support imaginative interventions that contribute to an increased public understanding of the importance of habitat conservation for the protection of the environment. The Foundation was established in Lisbon in 1956. The UK Branch, based in London, has for more than 50 years initiated and supported pioneering cultural, social and educational developments. For further information see: www.gulbenkian.org.uk
3. Visiting the Garden for Change:
To visit the Garden for Change in Second Life, you need an account (available for free at www.secondlife.com. Once you have an account and an avatar, you can search for the Garden for Change on the map and then teleport to the site or use this link directly once you are logged in http://bit.ly/gardenforchange. To keep in touch with events sign up to the Garden for Change subscribomatic list.
7. For more information:
Gill Perkins, Head of Communications, Homeless Link
Gill Seerose in SL
on 020 7840 4425 or 07881 921476
♪♫♪ WHAT: November Dance Party and Open House ♪♫♪ WHEN: Saturday, November 20, 12:30 to 2:00 pm SLT ♪♫♪ WHERE: P2P Headquarters at Artropolis
You're invited to a Dance Party and Open House at our headquarters this Saturday! Come gather together to dance, meet people, spend time with friends, and help us celebrate another wonderful month of improving the SLives of people on disability.
All are welcome ... spread the word ... pass along this invitation ... post it in your groups ... bring a friend ... bring 'em all!
I'd missed the opening but stopped by this morning to view pieces exhibited at L'Atellier de Luciella & June. The exhibit is featuring works by Ikeo Catnap, Sledge Roffo and Littleone Aries. All three are talented artists, and their use of color and form worth seeing when you have a moment to stop in. http://ping.fm/x3ghg
I received the invitation when logging in and read it quickly."Paranormal Frottage" by Misprint Thursday opens on 10-November at 7 pm PST/SLT. At the first opportunity, I messaged her to thank and congratulate her on the event. She offered to port me over which I readily accepted. Arriving I saw she had been busily preparing for the festivities and was accompanied by Maya Paris who was there assisting.
Misprint Thursday: Hi Nazzzzz … How's Life in the Nazz Lane going.
Nazz Lane: Heya Mis … moving along at posted speeds.
Maya Paris: Hi Nazz:)
Misprint Thursday: Yes
Nazz Lane: Hey Maya :)
Misprint Thursday: Well don't get a ticket man … I hear they are brutal in SL
Misprint Thursday: So there is vid and sound here Nazz. Let me know if you get it … ok. The sound is in the video only.
Nazz Lane: I turned it on ... It sound is good.
Misprint Thursday: Thank you. It was an unexpected collaboration. I received the track in e-mail and wrote the song and sang it … sent it back. It worked out pretty well I think. I have another version as I was telling Maya.
Nazz Lane: On your site?
Misprint Thursday: Yes I have a link to it … you can listen to hear the difference
Opening up on the 12th of November is an installation by Betty Tureaud at ART Planet 2010. A reception and opening party is set to begin at 1 pm SLT. The exhibit is being sponsored by Danish Visions. If you've not had a chance to see the work of this talented artist now is a good time to do so. I had an opportunity to view a recent build of hers, "Nine Steps to Heaven." Check out the great machinima by Iono Allen.
On Thursday the 11th of November, Texanna Schumann's "Feels Like Fall" photography exhibition opens at Ragamuffin Kips' Gallery in Avalon Town. The exhibit kicks off with a reception that begins at 7 pm SLT. The event is being hosted by Tricia Aferdita. Ms Schumann's photo's on display are something new for her, she presents a series of pumpkins and gourds in which she attempts to emphasize "colors and forms". The style she tells me was inspired by Edward Weston's photography of vegetables.
I've seen Texanna's work several times over the last few years and have enjoyed her collection of prairie flowers and garden scenes. She has a good eye for capturing the colors of her subjects and her choice of content is strong. I did stop by before the opening of this exhibit at her invitation and enjoyed viewing the pictures. Her subjects are indeed colorful and one does get a strong feel of fall in viewing them.
An off-line message arrived from good friend Persia Bravin telling me of an exciting event happening on Saturday, November 6th. Excerpts from the press release which she had included in an invitation passed along via an inventory offer follows:
The Second Life official launch of the EXPLORE IT! project funded by the California SB 70 Grant, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Initiative on Improving and Strengthening Career Technical Education.
Launching on Saturday November 6th from 11am-3pm, this truly innovative project has been designed by an all star team and will be used to teach thousands of students from junior high, high schools and colleges to explore career routes in the technical fields of multimedia, culinary arts, the automotive industry, horticulture and hospitality.
On Saturday, 6-November the next performance of "Follow the Light" is happening in Second Life. The show is billed as a "A spectacular son e lumiere" and will be held on Music Island with a start time of noon PDT/SLT. The performance is also a fundraiser for Peacefest 2010.
A stunning display of fireworks, live original music and dances for earth and sky. Brought to you by an international cast from Sweden, UK and USA. Junivers Stockholm - SL's own composer and performer Jannne Janus - Firework supremo Performers - Medora Chevalier (Costumes, choreography), TheDove Rhode, Debbie Trilling, Sunshine Vayandar, Southern Riptide
I missed the opening but managed to get over a little later in the evening. The exhibit titled " Hot Winter at Pyramid 2010-2011" started today, the 3rd of November and will be open as the invitation suggests for the "whole winter". The exhibit features the work of many talented artists and includes;
Aloisio Congrejo Daco Monday Giovanna Cerise Gleman Jun Kicca Igaly Lion Igaly Maryva Mayo nessuno Myoo Nino Vichan Peste Razor Solkide Auer Tani Thor
First mesh makes its appearance in Inworldz. Artistide Despres created a stunning piece of art using mesh. We're standing nearby viewing it with Jeri Rajha who brought over Elenia Llewellyn the founder of Inworldz for her to view. The piece is of a towering woman, and uses an incredible number of prims in its construction. Congrats! Arti and to Jeri for having the foresight to set up Alexanderia's Kingdom.