"Hello again! I’m going to be straight with you. I don’t see the point in starting another blog post about Sheba Blitz by explaining what a mandala is. We’re all on the internet, and I would just be paraphrasing a wikipedia entry or other article. Mandalas aren’t foreign to me by any stretch of the imagination, but to explain them to you? I’m not the person to do it. Besides, to use the traditional explanations to try and convey what Sheba does not only talks down to you, but over simplifies her work. No single description could fully convey what she does." Read more on the blog.
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"Bamboo Barnes started making images in Second Life in 2011. She started with avatar screenshots. When she learned how 3D installations work, she felt deeply moved, fell in love with it, and this changed her art-making path completely." Read more on the blog.
"Join us this Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Kultivate Select Gallery’s February Exhibition! Kultivate Select Gallery is a themed gallery and this month’s theme is portraits!" Read more on the blog.
"“Spiralo” is a virtual cultural complex produced by the noise-classical music project by Tia Rungray’. The space includes a sound installation hall, a gallery, a café and a shopping floor." Read more on the blog.
"Unlike the average sandbox regions in Second Life, the SLEA Art Sandbox isn’t another place dedicated to opening packages. The region is a birth place of creation and creativity. If you have been looking for a warm and welcoming place to bring your artistic visions to life, the SLEA Art Sandbox is the perfect creative space for you." Read more on the blog.
"Yes love is in the air and I am in love with this village of 42 Art Galleries. Do bring your valentine or come solo and party with us and see the Art of Second Life’s extremely talented Artists." Read more on the blog.
"The Covid exhibit holds some of my drawings and paintings I did as I was thinking of what it looks like. Some of the key points that became important to the world, like masks, toilet paper, and vaccination." Read more on the blog.
"We here at Sinful Retreat and Angels Rest are thrilled to anounce our first themed art show open to artists and poets across the grid and around the world. We are accepting submissions of 2D art, 3D art, and poetry on a prim. Read on for all the details!" Read more on the blog.
"Many from the SLEA community, sporting Regimade T-Shirts (courtesy of Regi Yifu), took a field trip to the Designing Worlds Studio for their first episode of the season." Read more on the blog.
"The first of Phoenix Arts Collaboration (PAC)’s Feature Artist exhibitions at the Cherished Melody location brings us Giovanna Cerise with her solo exhibit “Traces” Opening February 6th at 1.00 pm slt. “Music with Joachim Gustav from 1:15” Do take the time to see this very skilled Artist’s exhibit and come party at the opening." Read more on the blog.
"Focus invites all of you art lovers to an extraordinary exhibition opening!" Read more on the blog.
"One of the first things to learn about iSkye Silverweb, the last of the Launch 1 Grant Award artists to be featured in our snapshot series, is that she is a very busy woman, her second life overlapping with real life passions and commitments. iSkye is a facilitator and enabler in both worlds, with responsibilities in several organisations" Read more on the blog.
“Nitroglobus presents PART II of the meaningful and provoking exhibition ‘American Shot’ in which Milena Carbone takes us by the hand and shows us the decay of the Western Empires in 28 images of which the second batch of 14 pieces will be shown in February." Read more on the blog.
"Join us this Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 12 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Anouk Lefavres exhibition at Kultivate Signature Gallery! This exhibition will feature 3 floors of art work by Anouk and will feature live performers Abby Jaidov (12pm to 1pm slt ) and Jesie Janic (1pm to 2pm slt). Casual dress code." Read more on the blog.
"Deyanira Yalin’s digital manipulations have always been striking. Often deceptively bright, they sometimes seem to conceal something deeper, darker. Her aptly named exhibit, “Portals” in Janus Gallery II tears open the veil between realities. Each piece feels like a glimpse into a different parallel dimension, or a dive into a world of fantasy made real." Read more on the blog.
"Art Galerie HaXue is owned by the two artists Puce (titput) and Cayenne (Bebop Xue). During my visit Nieu (NieuwenHove) was present as he was preparing the stage for the opening party. He gave me some background information about the two artists:" Read more on the blog.
"Mei Vohn’s photostream is a glorious travel journal of Second Life sims highlighted by a person who sees the beauty in a single detail. Her pictures are very impressionistic. They make me think of the phrase “see through a glass darkly” from First Corinthians. Her pictures give us impressions, we have to go there to see it for ourselves. I just wish she gave Second Life teleport links to the places she's visited." Read more on the blog.
"WHAT IF I’M A PRINCESS ON ANOTHER PLANET? AND NO ONE ON THIS PLANET KNOWS IT?
The above quote, from The Carrie Diaries by American author Candace Bushnell, is a musing on the part of the book’s protagonist, the young Carrie Bradshaw (the book is a prequel to Carrie’s later adventure in Sex and the City) as she endures high school in Cranberry, Connecticut and dreams of life in New York City and all she might become / escape once she has moved there to become an aspiring author, and left behind her provincial origins.
It is also a quote that Cica Ghost uses in her latest installation, which opened on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 – and in using it, she offers perhaps the most perfect encapsulation of what Second Life can be to those of us invested in their digital world."
"When viewing Asperix Asp’s digital creations, it becomes evident that Asperix is in a league of his own. His use of fractals and exquisite rendering techniques will surely have you absorbed in each of his pieces. One aspect that completely sticks out in his digital imagery is his experience. Asperix’ work is not simplistic in the sense of creation, nor is it so complex that you become lost in interpretation. " Read more on the blog.
"One great thing to come out of the Biden inauguration yesterday... are the Bernie memes, photoshopping the cranky senator in mittens into various wacky situations. Acting quickly, the acclaimed metaverse artist known as Whiskey Monday brought Bernie into several of her Second Life scenes." Read more on the blog.
"I was immediately drawn to “Saying Goodbye” from Trisha Rose. It is beautifully composed directing my attention to the figures in the tree even though it does not follow the Rule of Thirds or Fifths or the Golden Mean. What’s going on? I had to download it, run it through GIMP's cropping guideline feature, and fiddle around seeing what gave it such appeal. Referencing this handy tutorial I recommend to image makers, I checked how its diagonals line up:" Read more on the blog.
"Second Life Endowment for the Arts (SLEA) is in partnership with Linden Lab (LL) who has generously provided grid space for the creative advancement of virtual Arts in Second Life (SL). A fresh LL endowment genesis is evident in the futuristic, eco-friendly and artfully designed Main Landing Region7, which serves as a nucleus for the surrounding free-standing Art Grant Award regions." Read more on the blog.
"Join us this Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 1 to 2pm slt for the January 2021 Exhibition Opening at The Edge Gallery! This gallery features black and white art and photography only and the following artists will exhibit at this event:" Read more on the blog.
"16 January 2021 – 1 PM SLT - Dixmix Gallery presents, “Waves of Silence” by Etamae" Read more on the blog.
"Melusina Parkin opened her latest exhibition in Second Life Life on Thursday, January 14th at the Kondor Art Centre’s White Gallery. Lockdown and Hope is a highly topical selection of art by Melu that takes as a part of its theme – as the name implies – something that remains on a lot of people’s minds as we roll on into 2021: the situation around the continuing threat of the SARS-CoV-2 virus / COVID-19, and the continuing grind, for so many of us, of being in a lockdown situation that brings limited opportunities to get out, interact with others or do the things we really want to do." Read more on the blog.