I’d been vaguely aware of it for years, while I was learning about the SL Mainland. One of the pod routes on Sansara travels through Coniston, changing into a boat in Port Langdale; I’d explored the area several times over the years. And I’d also seen the Wheedle for Governor signs in Calleta.
I am writing of the Wheedle Gallery in Coniston, as well as Wheedle’s home next door. They have been available for the public to enjoy for years, and will be closing in a little over a week from now.
The gallery exhibits art by Wheedle, which is affordable for collectors, as well as some freebies, including a boxed Zorgone Nation Starter Kit.
A press report was submitted to the Greater Coniston Courier, the monthly paper for the area:
“The Wheedle Gallery in Coniston is Closing
Sadly, Wheedle’s gallery in Coniston will be closing. Wheedle stated two reasons for closing the small art gallery. First of all, his ongoing campaign for Second Life Governor has been taking up more and more of his time. It is surprising how demanding the campaign trail can be. His second reason for closing the gallery and moving out of the adjoining cottage was that the commute to and from His main art gallery in Calleta was just getting impossible with all the lag. The rumor that Wheedle was abducted by aliens is totally false and was possibly spread by someone in Governor Linden’s employ.
The cottage known and “The Wheedle House” and the Wheedle Gallery will be abandoned sometime in late September. All are invited to visit both locations before that time. Wheedle assures everyone that his gallery in Calleta and the mission in Baileya will continue to stay in business.
Wheedle expressed his appreciation to his wonderful landlord Rey and stated that it was a delight living and doing business in the area.’
I am including photos of Wheedle’s open house for documentation. What do I observe? He likes to read, his home is tidy and good use has been made of the Li allowance. Art and plants brighten the living space.
Fresh pizza is available; a celebratory picture is on the wall. Wheedle is shown in the left of the picture.
He is a private and productive avatar, who has been a consistent participant at Wanderlust Bench Art Park. He is also currently participating in the Another Coffee Shop Something Blue art show and the Another Town residency.
Mysterious crates provide some furnishings; there’s a clean recycle bin by the door, under a cross-stitched Rental, sweet Rental piece. There’s a pleasant view of Port Langdale.