Mysteries by Melusina Parkin

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Mysteries by Melusina Parkin continues at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery through November.

For a thorough and lovely account of the exhibit, read Oema’s post on Virtuality blog.

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Sujeewa Kumari and Sanjeewa Kumara at interstellART

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by Sujeewa Kumari Mixed Media on Paper

Opened at the SanSuJee Gallery at interstellART on Oct 23: “This gallery is dedicated to Sujeewa Kumari and Sanjeewa Kumara, a Sri Lankan artist couple, creating pictures full of fantasy, dreams and colorful beauty … ”

by Sanjeewa Kumara

Notecards with extensive info are available by clicking the notice board near the landing.

The 2D pieces are displayed on the outside walls of the gallery too.

The works can be purchased and look much better inworld than these photos can indicate.

Currently at La Maison d’ Aneli, Virtual Holland

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by Theda Tammas

The current exhibits at La Maison d’ Aneli opened October 26 with the next exhibits opening November 29.  At the landing, upstairs, is the vibrant 3D installation shown above.

Across from Tammas’ work is a multi-level installation by Xirana Oximoxi which requires a fair amount of time to take in properly. It focuses on historical and current situations regarding Catalonia with relevant reminders about human rights, Civil and Political Rights, A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation and the importance to THINK before you post.

by Holala Alter

Also near the landing is an hommage to HOLALA Alter ( March 8, 2008 — October 20, 2017) by Duna Gant with a couple of animated works by Alter.

Moving downstairs are the real life paintings of VanGogh Rembranch on the left.

Photographs by Kalijah Chrome on the right.

Also on this level, in a large, white room,  are a 3D and  2D works by Morlita Quan.

 

Tete de L’Art at Orangerie Valpennac

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When I received a group notice about an exhibit at one of my favorite stores, Never Totally Dead, I went with a friend as soon as possible.

“We are happy to announce that, for the first time, l’Orangerie de Valpennac will host an art exhibition.

“Tete de l’Art” by Djedge Freschi will be visible in this new Gallery in November and December 2017.”

The 15 works of art are called paintings, look like collages, and can be purchased separately or as a collection for 50% off. I found them to be amusingly offensive.

Never Totally Dead has classic old manor homes, historical items, many haunted  pieces, antique furniture and curiosities.  I enjoy the group gifts.

The collection is well suited for their L’ Orangerie de Valpennac and would be wonderful to stumble across on a grand estate.

I chose this piece for some ruins that chickens roam in at Shoshin Acres in Sedge.

 

L A Gallery, Amaro

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Recently I’ve visited the LA Gallery several times after new exhibits have opened. I’ve been aware of the place since about February of last year but it has only been during the last few weeks that I’ve been able to check it out.

Opening earlier today is Visions by Kimeu Korg at Gallery Level 1 South.

Part of the artist statement:

“There you will see my own Vision about how i understand the world and life of Photography. From me a good picture have to tell a story, a flash of Life, a moment in time and space, can be done in so many ways and Second Life is an excellent platform from create moments.”

Across from Korg’s exhibit is Transitions by Myra Wildmist which opened on October 22.

From Myra’s artist CV:

“BIOGRAPHY:
My art primarily explores the freedom online communities, specifically Second Life, provide, allowing you to set aside your cultural roles and explore other roles. Real life cultural roles are necessary for a functioning society, but they are often extremely confining, almost forcing people into pigeon holes of expected behavior. Second Life gives us all the opportunity to slip out of our pigeon holes and be almost anything we can imagine.

My work is done entirely in-world using SL Windlight, effects, settings, and filters.

Second Life is my medium.”

Above Myra’s exhibit on Level 2, is Photography by John Brianna which has been open the longest. The artist bio contains info on his other exhibits and links to follow his work as do the bios of the other photographers.

Information about Fuyuko (wintergeist) and her Club L A and Gallery can be obtained at the landing.  Walking through the gallery and out the back, you’ll find a peaceful park and then an office/studio space with a catalog of Fuyuko’s work.

 

 

 

Berries at Montara Bridge Works Gallery

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Open November 7 through January 2018 at Montara Bridge Works, the Berries series is a 2D digital art meditation incorporating virtual photography.

BERRIES

seasonal

abundant

accessible to more than
just the lofty ones

pass by
the hard and bitter

pass by
mushy ones with no real substance

savor the moments
of the real and the sweet

~ Pearl Grey

November 5, 2017

You are more than welcome to stop by and my latest gallery exhibit.

 

 

 

 

Route 2 ~ Epione to Emmelia, Heterocera

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Having finished a series of posts focused on the virtual infrastructure of Route 10 in Jeogeot about a month ago, I am resuming on Route 2 in Epione on Heterocera.

I am beginning where Route 2 meets Mock Heather Road. These photos were taken about a month ago so I am checking the route again to make sure that no huge craters or other disasters have happened to make the area unrecognizable.

Moving from Epione to Siona, I discover that the wonderful land that was for sale last month has been sold but there is a security orb.

That is wonderful Drongolia shown in the background.

The bridge looks like this on the road.

Entering Gnoma, I couldn’t help but notice the terrible proliferation of sage grass and disrepair.

I walked through Ridens, Viciae, Albulata and Brithys. The road had fewer sage bushes in some stretches.

I called in map-reading backup here in Brithys where there is a road to the left. (Route 2 veers sharply to the left a little further on.)

A few steps further straight ahead we entered Emmelia with the Emelia Rez Zone on the left.

And to confirm we were going in the right direction.

You can buy the Linden Department of Public Works Manhole Cover for L$0.

A little further on, still in Emmelia, is a bridge.

The bridge from the side.

Many times there are interesting things to see under the LDPW bridges.

Including under water.

It’s just after this bridge that Route 2 turns sharply to the left.

 

Art Project 3 at Blue Orange

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Art Project 3 opened at the Blue Orange on October 15. The SLurl will take you to the music club. Glancing around, you’ll see the poster on the wall, as shown above. It’s important to click the poster for the notecard which has LMs in case you get lost. (I needed them.) Also there’s a heads up about flashing lights in one of the exhibits. Blue Orange is located on the Adult sim of Empire State Island.

Shown above is DONE by Rebecca Bashly. I found it by walking through the opening in the wall as shown in the right of the top photo. The Art Corner has had a renovation since the last project and there are different routes to get around.

Art by Ini.

I enjoyed the presentation of the art and the care put into the gallery ambiance. From the notecard: “No pressure about advanced lights and WL, but it could help.” I don’t recall changing anything to take these photos.

Shown above is work by Xirana Oximoxi.

I walked through a couple of installations and then didn’t follow through into the hallway with the pulsing lights, located in the area shown in the center of the photo above. The area can be approached from another direction too, where I saw non-pulsing pieces by the artist, Nevereux.

Back tracking, I looked into a room behind a blue door and found this vibrant installation by Tubal Amiot.

This is another hallway leading to more art.

By Nevereux.

Mind Game by NicoleX Moonwall and Gitu Aura. NicoleX has created machinima of Blue Orange installations and events which can be seen on the vimeo channel, Gumbo Productions.   

Before the end of my tour, I needed to check the landmarks on the notecard to find the areas I missed. Other artists in this project are Jadeyu Fhang, Theda Tammas, and Chibbchichi.

Bryn Oh installation 51, Photos By You All, is shown above. I’m pleased that I didn’t overlook the note card info about the installation and Bryn’s talk on Not Possible in Real Life.  The hall with the photos, photographers names underneath, is to the left of where I began, shown in the top photo.

There is much to see here.

 

 

Sailing Trip from Coniston to Calleta

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This is an account of a sailing challenge I accepted a few weeks ago, departing the Wheedle Gallery in Port Langdale, with the destination being the Wheedle Gallery in Calleta. The journey was made in two separate trips. I prepared by getting my camera out and finding a good map reader and boat navigator to laugh with.

The boat chosen was a [TUFF] Old Rustic Brown Sailboat v 1.1. The challenge was published in the October edition of the Greater Coniston Courier and is also copy/pasted at the end of this post.

We sailed past shipwrecks, a volcano. the Linden Village in Pooley, into Maryport where we stopped for donuts and coffee and then through a narrow channel.

Sailing from Sansara to The Atoll, we were fortunate to make a couple of stops where we have rez rights. We kept lookout for public rez zones such as this one in East River Community, past the bridge in Kirkstone.

There were crashes, a difficult run-in with the junction of four sims plus at least one shocking ban line jutting way out into the water that wreaked havoc for a few moments. Fortunately there were also some land owners with temporary rezzing on plus enough Li available to rez our little boat.

We paused in Edgerley to look at the map, then sailed a huge expanse of water before getting dumped in Uba. The photo above was taken near the broken bridge in Fujin.

We took a detour to leave the boat at my place in Montara and resumed the trip another day.

We passed the rez zone in Harvey while sailing the L-Shaped Lake.

Eventually we reached the Wheedle Gallery in Calleta and enjoyed looking around the area.

 

“The Calleta or Bust Challenge

The Wheedle Gallery has had the privilege of having one of its galleries located in Coniston on the waterfront for some time now. A much larger Wheedle Gallery is also located near the water, far away in the historic sim of Calleta. An interesting fact is that waterways connect both art galleries. It is possible to successfully travel from Coniston to Calleta by boat. I have done it twice now. The question is, “Do you have the time, patience and willpower to make the trip?”

The rules are simple. Boat all the way from the Coniston Wheedle Gallery,

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coniston/252/160/24,

to the Calleta Wheedle Gallery,

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Calleta/104/112/30,

successfully. If along the way your viewer crashes, you accidentally get ejected from private property or you lose your boat in a sim crossing, simply backtrack your route until you find a convenient rez zone and then continue on your journey. If for some reason your trip is interrupted, simply landmark the spot where you currently are and when you have the time, backtrack from your spot to the nearest rez zone and continue on your way again. Once you arrive at Calleta, be sure to take the time to explore Calleta and the surrounding community.

May you have fair winds and calm seas.

Wheedle”

If you have read this far and accept the challenge, let us know how you did in the comments below. Or you can drop a notecard in the mailbox at North Keswick Press.