Alternate Worlds by Whiskey Monday


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Alternate Worlds by Whiskey Monday is open through the end of August at Dusty Prims LEA 6. The photo exhibit is in the Canning-Tate Gallery based on the real life Tate Modern in London.

On the upper level are some 3D pieces by Ramen Oodles. A few more pieces have been added since I took the photo above.

I really like the piece above called Through the Window.


Anyway, the first floor shows the wonderful collection of photos by Whiskey Monday.

Fortunately I had made time to appreciate the photos and their titles.

The landing point is fixed. The Canning Tate Gallery is a pleasant walk on the northeast corner of the sim.



Dusty Prims LEA 6


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Open through August 31st, Dusty Prims at LEA 6 exhibits a collection of creations by Dusty Canning.

“Mesh is Amazing . . . but I’m just an old time Prim builder !
I love to build ‘stuff’ and LEA6 contains a collection of many of the things I have created over the years . . I hope you enjoy it”–Dusty Canning

One of my favorite creations, although I don’t have a photo of it, is the diorama which is near the landing. It is of a place called called Black Stump and I found the history of it interesting. Much of the diorama is micro-prim work and there are resources on a notecard regarding creating with them.

“I would like to encourage any builders who wish to try micro or tiny prim building to get in and give it a go. This detailed diorama took me several long weeks to build and I enjoyed every moment of it. I still spend time watching my trains and planes and have never got bored with it.”

There is much to look at. I learned that many of the creations had been exhibited at UWA. I enjoyed my visit there with friends and spent most of my time socializing instead of taking scholarly notes, not that I ever do.

Dusty Canning obviously appreciates the work of Van Gogh and there is a huge collection of his work as well as the art of some others.

On the northeast side of the sim, is an exhibit by Whiskey Monday at the Tate-Canning Gallery which I’ll post about tomorrow.


One Tree Hill


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Open through August 31st, One Tree Hill is on the core sim of LEA 7. I first visited months ago and now is the time for a bit of scrambling to share some places closing the end of August.

“Welcome to “One Tree Hill”, a virtual Celebration of the U2 Album “The Joshua Tree” on its 30th anniversary. Take a walk in the desert and discover how the words and music from this album are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.”

“Why that album? When it was released, there was a republican in his 70’s in The White House and a conservative woman leading Britain. Both countries were engaged in conflicts across the globe, and both were struggling with economics at home. Coal and the men that made their living mining it had become a substantial issue. As the album turns 30, does any of this sound familiar today?”

Karma Avedon, the creator, states in the info notecard that the sim is not meant to be political but the…”goal with this project was to try and take you on a virtual tour inside an album of songs. What does a song look like if you could step inside it and walk around? That was the question that inspired this project, and I felt the amazing songs from this particular album where as good a place to start as any because the words and the sounds still seem so relevant some 30 years later.”

It’s recommended to use the default windlight and keep sounds and music on. I lightened the exposure on these photos. My initial visit was an immersion into the music. There’s a gallery on the sim that still has an Under Construction barrier up. There are photos and seating inside now and it looks complete to me. Perhaps it’s intended for a closing party, something I’m not likely to be able to attend.  

“One Tree Hill is a fictional place. It is a search for a mythical “American Dream” using the songs in your heart as the map. Wooden signs will help you find various points of interest, but the path is yours to choose. I hope you walk “where the streets have no name” and enjoy the journey!”

The photo above shows one of my favorite scenes at One Tree Hill.

In the welcoming notecard, Karma Avedon also thanks others:  “Thanks to Soda Sullivan, Nodnol Jameson, Zoe Jimenez, Noah Heart and a special thanks to the artist Abbi Quartz. Also thank you to everyone at LEA for guidance and all the artist and musicians who helped bring it all to life.”



Confluence by Aneli Abeyante


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Confluence by Aneli Abeyante opened yesterday, August 7, at the R & D Gallery at Diotima-Ocio & Cultura.

The long gallery room exhibits paintings plus some animated pieces and what look to me like CyLents. Figures slowly rotate in the middle of the room, wearing some of the textures of the art. About half of the art is available for purchase. There’s more to see in an area to the left at the far end.

From the English part of the artist notecard: “I like geometry ant mathematics. In reel i paint , i search only harmonisation.
Also today I present some painting works as well as creations and some photos, a confluence of my different works throwing in sl 🙂
A big thanck to Red Bikcin for the invitation.”

This was my first visit to the sim. There’s also a R & D Gallery 2 showing an exhibit which opened in mid-July plus some other buildings I intend to look at during a future exploration.

Future by Cica Ghost


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Opening yesterday, Sunday, August 6th, Future by Cica Ghost is a new installation on Seth Island.

The steel, cement, gray skies and water are evocative of a stark, dramatic beauty.

The uplifting parcel music balances what some might see as bleak, hinting at magic and and ongoing narrative.

From the land description:”If you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all.”
John Green


Some Current Art Exhibits in Second Life


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Early last week I viewed several current gallery exhibits which I’m going to share the landmarks to so you can enjoy them as well. At Gallery 23 at Virtual Chelsea Hotel six artists are showing work through August. On the left in the photo above is shown work by Pepper Chaffe. On the right are Decayed Maps by Klaus. Other exhibitors are Jim Garand, Gjo Bing, Pi and John B.

At La Maison d’Aneli in Virtual Holland through August are works by Kicca Igaly, Red Bikcin, Vonniethefox, Terra Merhyem and Rage Darkstone. The photo above shows art by Vonniethefox with a glimpse of Kicca Igaly’s in the background to the right.

The colorful pieces by Vonniethefox are animated and I find them delightful.

‘Absences’, a photo exhibit by Melusina Parkin is at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery. The sculptures are by Nitro Fireguard.

You can pick up an intro notecard written by Melusina which begins in part: “Absence is a negative concept: it means that something should be there and it doesn’t. So, when we look at an empty place – a room, a seashore, a road or even a chair – we can’t avoid thinking of something or somebody who has been or will be there. That’s even more true when a world, including nature and landscape, is entirely made by humans, like Second Life does.”

At the AiR Gallery of InterstellART is Pieces of a Whole by Wintergeist. There are colorful pieces exhibiting too, not shown in my photo above.

Last but not least in my mind, are six of my works (plus blackboard texture) at Montara Bridge Works Gallery. Expressing different moods and strategies of my First and Second Lives during this summer, the exhibit is titled ‘Subtle Maneuvers’ inspired by a line in a letter Franz Kafka wrote in 1912: “Time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wiggle through by subtle maneuvers.”

Wanderlust Art Park and Cafe ~ May and June


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There’s a little over a week left to visit the art park and cafe in Quentin if you haven’t been there in May and June.

The photo above shows work, from left to right, by Mr Kaplan, (Art Park owner), Klaus Bereznyak, Wheedle, Melusina Parkin and Arden Grendel. The retro television in front is by Kimika Ying.

There are sculptures from my Silas Merlin collection scattered about and I got some new seating from Hearth and Home, a shop on the mainland I saw during the Steam Hunt.

Art from left to right is by Mango Lassi, SAUL GOODIE, Lynette Trinity, Elle Thorkveld and Kate Silver.

Every exhibit series has had a timely literary quote on a notecard placed in an image. I did the first few and Klaus has done very well since. The collection is on the back fence at Sojourners Ground. The work on the right is by Cake and a couple of my pieces are on the far left.

Our Second Life locations are transitory. The first set of destination posters we offered was valid for a good while. Recently a new set was created. Click the posters for landmarks; you can also take copies of individual posters plus there is a free box of 18 posters in a folder on the nearby bench.

The photo on the right is by ChrysTeRox.

A new sign reminding people of more art in the birdhouse.

There’s more seating in the birdhouse; all species welcome.

The large pot in the foreground is by Lynette Trinity. There are exhibit posters plus art by Saul, four on the left and a collage by baker Bloch. This is on the Wanderlust Cafe and Art Park Extension side as it WAS about a week ago.

Not to be missed is a 3D piece by Art Oluja, a mini Glass Jars, (like her LEA 11 grant sim, open until the end of June) which can be peeked into. There’s also a 2D piece by Savage Taurus, part of which can be seen in the upper left here.

Planning the new construction above.

More people have been moving into the Quentin area lately; the view is changing. Last week SAUL GOODIE changed the Cafe side and I love it. The timing is right.

Chandra House, Samia


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Very recently I found a new-to-me parcel called Chandra House, just off Sandgrass Road on the Atoll. I would have passed it by as a private place but for the large welcome sign near the road. There were vehicle rezzers near the entrance; I saw a bike rezzer and near the large home is a dandelion to fly with.

There are numerous areas to hang out all over the parcel which turned out to be much larger than it first appeared. The SLurl reads: “Welcome to Chandra House & Beach 18+ – Naturists welcome, Samia. Moderate”.

The doors of the large house opened as I walked by but I chose to explore the outdoors instead.

I really liked the nature sounds which were different in each area. You can hear the wind in the field where the horses are. The standing ones can be ridden.  I have my own horse I enjoy riding and these were new to me, “R^ Vehicle Wandering Riding Hourse- Bronze”, so I set out to explore further on horseback.

I hadn’t planned on exploring. While sitting at Neumoegen looking at land sales on the map I accidentally teleported into an abandoned field, walked to the road which I idly strolled down while in IMs.

Some of the descriptions change for the different areas, such as:”Welcome – Mature Area 18+ – Nudity Welcome
Respect a Must
Marina Club, Horse Riding, Beaches, & More”.

There are rezzers for sailboats, jet skis and bumper boats.

Taking snapshots from horseback wasn’t easy enough so I dismounted in a grove of falling coconuts. It was still in this area when I was ready to log so I rode it back to the stables.

There are some underwater places.

There’s a large party place.  “Welcome to Club Samia Marina- Adult 18 + Nudity Optional”.

There’s some Private Land, a Wiccan area, which is well marked near this part of the beach.

The Meditation Station is on a separate 480 sq m above the beach. When you press the piece above the portraits, near the top, chants of “Om Namah Siviaya” begin.  Or there’s a radio for Trance/Chill/Ambient music.

The land description here reads: “Through the portals of silence the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you.”



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One of the destinations I’ve enjoyed visiting during the last month is Whimberly. Most of those visits were during the last “under construction” phase. It looked to be an orderly process; subsequent visits showed some changes in select places and there were always pleasant places to sit.

There are two reasons I chose this location to blog about. I liked the photos I snapped; these aren’t processed except for cropping.

Also machinima is allowed, a permission that isn’t necessarily granted like photography in SL.

“Come and explore the spring themed location called ‘Whimberly’.
Enjoy your stay, take lots of pictures, meet friends an above all have fun!
And to all the amazing Vloggers out there: you are allowed to take videos! II would love to see your work ♥”

There are several buildings on the sim, including a bakery in a windmill.

Whimberly is Adult rated.

A friend and I rode our horses around the sim.

I can understand why flying isn’t allowed. Flying to snap pics is easier than manipulating the camera controls for me but there are plenty of great views.

It’s a beautiful destination. Even with the high traffic, my visits were always peaceful.




Keepsakes Contest and Travelling Art Truck


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There are two time sensitive things you have the opportunity to enjoy during the week ahead. One is the Wanderlust Art Truck parked in Maryport through the 28th and the other is a Keepsakes Contest with a deadline of June 1st.

The truck is parked at A Little Piece of Art. On the grounds are a cafe, The Pixel Gallery and a club called A Heart Shaped Box.

The Glass Jars Keepsakes Contest is offered by Art Oluja:

“My vision is to keep this *Easy, Fun, and Inspiring* so here are the guidelines:

1. The theme of the contest DOESN’T NEED to reflect the LEA11 Glass Jars exhibit specifically,
but more importantly, its about how you relate to the concepts of DREAMS, MEMORIES, TIME. Be creative, be authentic, have fun. 🙂

2. Your choice of expression, whether its a poem, story, snapshot, scanned artwork, 3d piece (not too big or li heavy please), or other forms of creativity are good!

3. No fb/flickr/whatevs needed. You’re of course welcome to share wherever you like, but the contest will be a non-voting one, focused on inworld appreciation of creative expression.

4. Winning Pieces will be selected by Art Oluja, based on a range of criteria, with just one being the overall technical skill/quality of the finished piece. However, authenticity and reflective perspectives, openly expressive pieces will go far in the “judging” process.

5. Please send a copy of your work to Artistik Oluja, the object must start with the title GJ KEEPSAKES, so that it doesnt get lost. DEADLINE IS JUNE 1st! The pieces and works will be displayed at LEA 11, Glass Jars until the end of the lea round (June 30)

and Finally! Several cash prizes to go out to the winners,
1000L to favourite piece, and 500L to five more winners for surprise categories.
Think of this contest not as one to win over the votes, but as a prompt to create something you would personally want to take away from the experience.. as a keepsake!”

While you’re checking out the Art Truck and exploring the parcel, you can click on one (or more) of the squares on the profile pic display board in the club.

The Wanderlust Art Truck is an enjoyable project by myself and Klaus Bereznyak. We show art from contributors and from our collections of ourselves and those of our hosts; it’s different each time. Sometimes there’s an opening party, sometimes not.

I have documented  the Truck at each location and uploaded them to vimeo. They aren’t organized in a collection but here is the machinima from the last location at Jiminy.

A good portion of the fun for us is the filming of the travelling scenes by road, water and air. Above is shown a photo from our journey to Toshimora Observatory.

We began the project in February at my home in Rosieri (where I accidentally returned everything that was rezzed) and the truck has visited Sojourners Grove, Elle’s Art Lot, Trilby’s Moors, Toshimora Observatory and Cricket’s Comfort. The Truck, or sometimes just the container of art, is usually at a location for about two weeks.

Notecards for the Glass Jars Keepsakes Contest can be picked up inworld from the posters at A Little Piece of Art and Glass Jars, LEA 11.