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Welcome to the 5th Anniversary Issue of Kultivate Magazine! WOW is all I can say, 5 YEARS!! There are so many people I would like to thank for helping Kultivate reach this milestone, but I do not have the space to thank them, so I will say thank you to all our artists, advertisers, collaborators, friends, and family that have supported us the past 5 years, we hope that you continue to support the mission and goal of Kultivate for the next 5 years and beyond! This issue features 55 images from some of the best artists and photographers in second life, SL17B, Grauland, The Hannington Endowment of the Arts, a photo essay on Rosehaven, Lyrical CafĂŠ, DJ Neo Storm, Safari Park & The Happy Hat, Mangyeong. We also have 3 fashion looks you may want to try this summer! This issue is our largest ever at 340 pages and it demonstrates to me what Kultivate is all about: art, music, fashion, and life! Of course a person needs strong support and I have that in the form of my beautiful Tempest, who is always there to laugh, dance, and enjoy the art world of Second Life with me! Thank you my darling for the support you have given me from day #1 of our friendship and day #1 of our now loving relationship. Tempest and I hope you enjoy the issue!

Sincerely, John, Owner & Publisher of Kultivate Magazine


PUBLISHER’S NOTE


KULTIVATE MAGAZINE JUNE 2020 CREDITS JOHANNES HUNTSMAN OWNER & FOUNDER TEMPEST ROSCA HUNTSMAN PHOTOGRAPHER LIASION & CONTRIBUTION VERUCA TAMMAS, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, GALLERY & SIM MANAGER JESSII WARRHOL, SPECIAL EVENTS MARKETING COORDINATOR CONTRIBUTORS: INARA PEY, LEAD CONTRIBUTOR KAMILLE KAMALA VANESSA JANE MYRA WILDMIST PEARL GREY PARADOX MERCURY ROXANNE FYAANUCCI LOLITA PARAGORN TEMPEST ROSCA HUNTSMAN JOHANNES HUNTSMAN COVER PHOTOGRAPHY TEMPEST ROSCA HUNTSMAN


FEATURED ARTICLE: CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF ART PAGE 42

INSIDE LOOK: SL17B PAGE 160

PLACES SPOTLIGHT: SAFARI PARK PAGE 184

PHOTO ESSAY: ROSEHAVEN PAGE 210

MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: DJ NEO STORM PAGE 226


JUNE 2020 ISSUE—TABLE OF CONTENTS

GALLERY SPOTLIGHT: HANNINGTON ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS PAGE 236

MAINLAND SPOTLIGHT: THE HAPPY HAT MAGYEON PAGE 262

VENUE SPOTLIGHT: LYRICAL CAFE PAGE 280

PHOTO ESSAY: GRAULAND PAGE 298

FASHION LOOKS PAGE 318


FEATURED ARTICLE: CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF ART PHOTOGRAPHY: VARIOUS SECOND LIFE ARTISTS


IMAGE BY SADY LITTLEPAWS


IMAGE BY BELLISA DION


IMAGE BY VITA THEAS


IMAGE BY ANOUK LEFAVRE


IMAGE BY MADDI


IMAGE BY VANESSAJANE


IMAGE BY LAWRENCE D


IMAGE BY ANGEL HEARTSONG


IMAGE BY BRYNEDARKLY CAZELT


IMAGE BY MOMO CASAGI


IMAGE BY VERUCA TAMMAS


IMAGE BY KIMMY LITTLEBOOTS


IMAGE BY MYRA WILDMIST


IMAGE BY WANTED YOUR STYLE


IMAGE BY ETA MAE


IMAGE BY TALITHA MINX


IMAGE BY TELYA SAINT CLAIR


IMAGE BY KLINT KOORD


IMAGE BY KUNISAKI IZUMO


IMAGE BY NOEL HEARTSONG


IMAGE BY LIZZY AUSTEN


IMAGE BY VIKTOR SAVIOR


IMAGE BY TARA AERS


IMAGE BY $WINGS$


IMAGE BY ZIA BRANNER


IMAGE BY EVA MUSE


IMAGE BY ROXANNE FYANUCCI


IMAGE BY $HEBA BLITZ


IMAGE BY MICHAEL LYSIOS


IMAGE BY KACEY MACBETH


IMAGE BY ROMAN GODDE


IMAGE BY BEUANNA BANANA


IMAGE BY SKIP STAHELI


IMAGE BY ANGEL DE ALEZANDRO


IMAGE BY LENA KOPIAK


IMAGE BY Q


IMAGE BY TEMPEST ROSCA HUNTSMAN


IMAGE BY DREAM KOLDA


IMAGE BY DEVLIN MUIRCASTLE


IMAGE BY JAMEE SANDALWOOD


IMAGE BY ANDERS FRANIZZI


IMAGE BY KARMA WEYMANN


IMAGE BY KISMA REIDLING


IMAGE BY GLITTERPRINCESS DESTINY


IMAGE BY MURDOCK VOOM


IMAGE BY DRUSILLA GWIND


IMAGE BY AHT1981


IMAGE BY AHN AVION


IMAGE BY SEIKO BLESSING


IMAGE BY RAGIN G BELLS


IMAGE BY MATT THOMSON


IMAGE BY ANIBRM JUNG


IMAGE BY SILVERWIND TDZEK


IMAGE BY JOHANNES HUNTSMAN


INSIDE LO

ARTICLE & PHOTOG


OOK: SL17B

GRAPHY: INARA PEY


Second Life marks its 17th anniversary in 2020, with a week-long celebration of music, entertainment, art and more across 23 regions, seven of which are given over to exhibits from Second Life residents and through the companion Shop and Hop event. Events officially kick-off on Friday, June 19th, with the full opening of the SL17B regions, where celebrations will start with the SL17B Music Fest, and the Shop & Hop event. However, members of the Second Life Birthday in-world group can access the SL17B regions from Thursday, June 18th. The following is intended to offer an overview to the main SL17B regions, including SLurls to core locations, and offer an overview to some of the events.

In addition, the core facilities also include: •

The Tapestry of Time exhibition – more below.

The Gift Area fun fair: grab an assortment of gifts and ride the rides – again, more below.

The Dinosaur Park and the tram ride.

The drive-in theatre, showing official SL videos.

The beach and cove: sunbathe or take a swim – and maybe try some scuba diving The best way of getting around is via the Teleport Maps, one of which is shown on the right. These can be found throughout the regions as sign boards, and the SLurls to the event regions given at the end of this article will generally land you close to one of them. Just click on an individual panel to be teleported to that location.

Fifteen of the regions are (or will be) given over The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Road to the main celebratory facilities, with seven Trips and Vacations” – although the Lab have more devoted to resident exhibitions. The main made it clear that exhibitors do not have to facilities comprise: keep strictly to that theme; it is the participation that’s important. Many have, however, • The Auditorium – where you’ll be able to attend (among other activities) the Meet the attempted to offer a reflection of the theme in some manner, either directly in layout and Lindens sessions (more below). content, or through more subtle touches – Bay The Welcome Area – pick up your Linden gift City Alliance, for example, offer the opportunity and free Swaginator HUD to seek and find to discover more about their leading members unique gifts scattered across the SL17B within a bus station. regions. The Main Stage – focal point for the SL17B Music Fest. •

As is common for SLB events, the mix of content is varied, and the representation of interests • The DJ Stage. broad. Role-play groups, arts, communities, are represented across the seven regions open to exhibitors; some are static, others are The Auditorium and Main Stage each have three interactive in nature. Social and support groups like Survivors of Suicide, together with social landing points apiece, and the DJ has two – again, all SLurls can be found at the end of this events such as 1 Billion Rising, whilst some offer social commentary. piece.


The SL17B Gifting Area offers over 150 gifts from the Birthday exhibitors and from merchants Now a staple of SLB activities, Meet the participating in the Shop & Hop event. Gifts Lindens features the opportunity to listen to and ask questions of, employees of Linden Lab include several exclusive breedables and other at 14:00 SLT, Monday 22nd June through Friday, commemorative pieces to celebrate Second Life turning 17! 26th June at the SL17B Auditorium. MEET THE LINDENS

You can find out more about who is taking part this year in my blog post, Meet the Lindens at SL17B – who and when, however, the schedule for the sessions is given below for ease of reference. In addition, you can learn more about staff at Linden Lab by following the SL17B Employee

LINDEN HOMES PREVIEW REGION Once again, the Second Life Birthday celebration will include a special preview of the next Linden Homes theme that will be released by the Lab. A teaser image from Patch Linden to his Flickr stream has set off a lot of speculation in the Linden Homes forum thread on whether the new theme is something like beach houses or a

Day (14:00 – 16:00 SLT)

Lindens

Monday 22nd June

Ebbe Linden (Altberg), Linden Lab CEO

Tuesday 23rd June

Patch Linden, Vice President of Programme Operations

Wednesday 24th, June

Oz Linden, Vice President of Second Life Engineering

Thursday 25th June

The Marketing Team

Friday 26th June

Meet the Moles!

Social Media Campaign available on the forums refresh of / addition to the original Traditional and through outlets such as the official Second Homes theme released in the first batch of the Bellisseria Linden Homes. Life Twitter account . Patch will only say people should await his Meet the Lindens session on Tuesday, June 23rd for OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST more – at which point the new preview region will be dropped into the SL17B estate – and I’ll THE TAPESTRY OF TIME obviously have a report! First presented in 2018, the region-wide Tapestry of Time presents visitor with a walkthrough of Second Life’s history from 2003 through to the present day using images, text and videos. True, not everything has been recorded, but there’s enough within the region to be of interest to the historically minded. THE GIFTING AREA FUN FAIR


SL17B SHOP & HOP As well as the SL17B celebratory regions, there’s also the Shop & Hop event. Opening on June 19th and running through until July 12th, 2020, it takes place in the familiar Second Life shopping event mall. For SL17B, Shop & Hop covers 10 shopping regions, each with 20 stores per region, making for a total of 200 merchants in all. Each merchant will have at least a 20% discount on all items, and some will have a gift people can pick up for free either at their Sop & Hop store or at the SL17B Gifting Area fun fair. Refer to the complete list of participating merchants for more – including store SLurls! ADVICE ON A BETTER EXPERIENCE •

The SL17B regions – celebratory and Shop & Hop can get exceptionally busy. To help ease the pain for you:

If you have a high draw distance, reduce it to 128m (or less if required).

Turn off shadows in your viewer if you usually have them enabled.

Go to Preferences → Graphics and reduce the slider Max # Non-Imposter Avatars to a minimum.

Remove texture-heavy HUDs to free-up more texture memory.

To assist the simulator, remove unnecessary scripted attachments.

If you are using Firestorm and still encountering issues, try going to Preferences Graphics → Rendering and:

If you are running a 64-bit version of the viewer, make sure Restrict Maximum Texture Resolution to 512px (will require a viewer restart).

Use the Max Texture Quality Level drop-down to set texture rendering quality to Mid. For more information:

https://secondlife.com/destinations/sl17b KM


LOCATIONS : SAFARI PARK: A SURPRISING ADVENTURE ARTICLE & PHOTOGRAPHY: VANESSA JANE


Sometimes on mainland SL we stumble across treasures that we may expect should be on their own sim offshore. Safari Park on St Martin sim is one of these. The parcel here covers only part of the sim and fits between other parcels but nevertheless draws you in to an absorbing experience and a very believable environment.

When you land at Safari Park you find yourself by an ‘end of the line’ little railroad station, where chickens peck around on the dusty platform. From here there are various paths leading in different directions but I was pulled initially by the sound of distant grunting roars (almost primeval) and following the direction of these I walked through a natural stone arch and was met by the most extraordinary vista. It was as if an African waterhole had been transplanted into SL. In the background of this area (almost like the interior of a long dead volcanic crater in the wild heart of the African plains), a huge and dramatic waterfall plunges down from great heights. It falls into a small lake, filled with Elephants and Hippopotami bathing. Around the waterhole Antelope and Giraffe and Zebra graze the dry grasslands, watched by prides of lions, awaiting the chance of their next meal.

All of this is observed in turn by groups of monkeys, Rhino, and chimpanzees watching from the trees and rocky outcrops. If you are brave you can track through this wilderness down to the waters edge, and thence around the lake to a long rope ladder which gives access to a rickety wooden walkway, pinned high on the cliff face. Daring this will give the most amazing views. There are other less challenging places to see the vista of from, for the less intrepid. There is a wooden observation


tower by the shaded game warden landrover (handy for beating a hasty retreat from lions). While there is a cookfire there and a place to have a snack I would suggest not feeding the nearby monkeys. Near the entrance to the crater is a wooden shack up on a promontory which perhaps could provide the possibility of a longer and safer overnight stay.

This shoreline is a much longer stretch of beach, wild and romantic looking, with seals on rocks, pelicans, cranes and other sea birds. The waves break with a relaxing sound and there are various places to sit and chill including at one end of the beach a small bar. At the other end of the beach a group of pelicans paddle in the sea watched by a large heron and Cormorants stretching out their wings to dry Fascinating as this area was, I tore myself away near an old wooden shack built above the to see what else Safari Park offers. There are waves. In the distance a fisherman casts his rod several areas and one could just follow the off the side of a battered old fishing boat. I paths and see what one finds. I found initially a hope the circling gulls didn’t steal his catch. cute little caravan park by a tiny private beach. A wooden platform overlooking the One further surprise awaited me in this sand below makes a perfect evening barbecue fascinating place. The sight of torches in the area. distance led me up a slope to a shelter cut directly into the cliff face. A table with fossils There are further places to find, either by and paleontological notebooks lay scattered walking or using the tp system dotted around there, together with the huge fossilized jaw of a the sim. I clicked ‘Waterworld’ at random on terrifying shark or sea beast. my first selection of the teleporter and was transported to what looked initially like an For an area of probably less than a 1/3 of a sim innocuous piece of shoreline. Plunging down in total (made up of various parcels so I cannot below the water (scuba gear recommended) be sure), Safari park is packed with places to reveals a beautiful undersea ‘garden’ of corals visit and the beautiful detailed build means and seaweeds, and a suggestion of a sunken that there are huge photographic opportunities Greek temple. Fish, Turtles, Rays, Dolphins and here. It also has a real charm about it and is other sea creatures swim around this area clearly a labor of love. I thoroughly enjoyed my which is small but vibrant. visit here and am sure to return.

The Tropical Jungle area was next for me via the Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ Teleporter. This is a narrow strip behind the St.%20Martin/177/170/23 KM bigger beach area (of which more in a minute). Like several of the areas in Safari Park it is small but beautiful and detailed. Bamboo and vines line the pathway, and one passes groups of monkeys, iguana lizards and a rather scary jaguar. A path leads up to viewing point (from which the shore looks magical).


PHOTO TRAVELS WITH TEMPEST

PHOTOGRAPHY: TEMPE


ESSAY: T: ROSEHAVEN ABSTRACT

EST ROSCA HUNTSMAN


MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: DJ NEO STORM PHOTOGRAPHY: KAMILLE KAMALA


Hi Loves, I had a chance to interview an awesome DJ I ran into on the grid. DJ Neo Storm, has some of the most inspiring and personal sets I have ever experienced. He agreed to sit down with me in my famous "Superstar" chair and as he settled in, I began my regime of questions we all want to know.

I explained to him that I loved that and he explained to me he thought the world needed more kindness in both worlds Second Life and real life and I agreed.

Happy with that answer I wanted to know, "What in your opinion makes a great DJ?" He said to me, "Honestly, I think a DJ is like being a counselor at times because sometimes people just want to get in a whole new mood or be taken from a bad mood. DJs help in ways I asked him, "I gathered that you are people don't even have a clue to at times. building an empire here in SL. Will you give us I think it takes just being nice is my thing be some of your background on your business nice you never know what people going ventures here inworld?" He responded by through and they need the DJ sometimes to saying, "No, I didn't think I was building an just be nice and be a help in changing the empire here in Second Life. I just do what I like mood from gloom to good. They definitely and that is to entertain people as well I like to need be able to hold a conversation with the help good people build their dreams. In real audience." life, I work in the entertainment business as a model, talk show host, promoter, and I do a I needed to know more so I asked him, "Did lot of different types of fund raisers for non you choose to be a DJ or did the profession profit organizations so working in Second Life somehow find you?" comes a little easy not to mention some of the Emphatically, he responded, "Definitely, that's good people like Budda Ondamove Charmant, a no, I didn't choose it in real life I had an who taught me how to DJ in Second Life and event the person and the person who was Lovely with Pure Platinum Radio that give me supposed to host the event was very late, so I a platform that have helped me get had no choice but to open the show. Actually, I established as a DJ here in sl." ended up hosting the whole thing. A lady was in the audience that owned a online radio Eagerly, I posed several questions at once, station called Communication Is Key, she "What made you want to share that talent in called me the next day and offered me my first Second Life live? I have three favorite sayings show and since and then I have had seven talk and thoughts about business; (1) team work radio shows, plus two local tv talk shows." makes dream work, (2) be a blessing to get a blessing, (3) and, most importantly, in order to show and since and then I have had seven talk be successful you have to help others become radio shows, plus two local tv talk shows." successful. So actually, I don't own a business I help with Pure Platinum Radio which also I had to agree that yes, he was chosen. And, helps me with my real life career, as well." this concludes my talk with yet another Superstar here on the grid. I hope you enjoyed "Wow, so true. ", I responded and our te - a - te as well as look forward to my immediately, I asked, "What is your overall next chat. Bye for now, Loves. Kamille R. message with your music? How do you want Kamala KM people to feel when they come away from one of your shows? He told me, "I think I give a little of everything but for sure, when they leave me I want them to feel good and make sure they know they are wanted not just a number at my event."


GALLERY SPOTLIGHT: HANNINGTON ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS (HEA) ARTICLE: JOHANNES HUNTSMAN PHOTOGRAPHY: INARA PEY & TANSEE


The Hannington Endowment for the Arts (HEA) is a new, communityfostered arts center and group that has been founded to “to unify The Arts and artists in SL by providing a central info location to find all participating art related events and locations .” Established following the closure of the Linden Endowment for the Arts – with which it has no official connection, being entirely resident supported and run, HEA has been made possible by longtime Second Life resident Hannington Xeltentat, for whom the center and group have been named, and who directly sponsors HEA activities and art installations available at the HEA’s in-world gallery spaces, which are managed by Tansee and available on a grant basis for 1, 3 or 6 months at a time I was able to sit down with curator Tansee to discuss HEA’s mission, goals, and more! JOHN: So tell me about HEA. When did it come into existence? Why was it formed? TANSEE: In 2019 upon hearing the possibilities that Linden Endowment For The Arts might continue if presented a feasible plan I formed the Group LEA 2.0. As the time grew nearer to the cessation response from LL was bleak. I put out a group notice as a last ditch effort asking if anyone may know a possible benefactor to continue LEA. I received one response from a man that I had never met named Hannington Xeltentat who I later learned is an art lover in both lives. Over the months we met and I shared my vision, plan and approach. He agreed and gave me carte blanche to proceed with 6000 free prims dedicated to The Arts. I have always appreciated & participated in "Hive" co-op projects in RL and realized the hexagon shape utilized by bees building their hive was the perfect basis to build an artist hive in SL


JOHN: How do you select the artists for HEA? Tell us about that process. TANSEE: To launch the project I contacted artists that I had met during my many LEA Grants through the years and asked them if they would like to participate as "launch artists". The word quickly spread.and artists began to inquire. With great success we are full through the spring of 2021. The selection basis that I am solely responsible for is by originality, creativity, concept, design, content and tbh a just a bit of my artistic "gut instinct".

TANSEE: As the original creator, designer, builder and maintenance girl :) of the concept I have been the curator since the birth of HEA in August of 2019. JOHN: Are you an artist also? If so what type of artwork do you create?

TANSEE: I have limited college (drop-out) _education in art and consider myself a self taught wanna be artist in RL and in SL and love dabbling in all types of art & design creativity in both lives. I am fortunate to have a sizable studio in RL and is being renovated to house my own personal gallery of work. My art includes JOHN: Describe some of the current exhibitions pen and ink, oils, photography, pastels, at HEA. sculpture, fabric, cartooning, woodworks, and reclaimed recycles creations. I became an TANSEE: We currently have 6 very distinctly Occupational Therapist and restaurant owner different installations. The artist hive exhibits with art dabbled in throughout my life. are numbered. 1. Kraven Klees "Fractal to Sculpture "known for his Fractal work opening JOHN: Name some of your favorite real life soon 2. Machinima Artist Wizardoz Chrome will artists. be opening "The Naked Sun" based upon the book by Issac Asimov 3. Moewe Winkle brings to life a scripted work of art "What's the Time". TANSEE:I might have too many to mention but in no particular order Frida Kahlo, Yayoi 4. Fiiona Fei's beautiful concept installation "I Kusama, Jean Metzinger, Maxfield Parish, Van Had a Dream and You Were There",5. The particle/media art of Roxy and 1Earth of Particle Gogh, John William Waterhouse, Peter Max, Magic "Color Your World 6. The very powerful Toulouse-Lautrec, TS Escher, April Turner etc. "Endometriosis" by Cherry Manga (closing June etc. the list goes on. I admire many local artists 30) All 6 artists are distinctly different. Coming in RL as well as SL. soon in The Queen Bee Gallery is the AvantGarde exhibit by Senna Coronet. JOHN: Name a piece of artwork that has JOHN: What are the future plans for HEA? TANSEE: We hope to continue to build a solid foundation and representation for The Arts in SL by presenting original, innovative new works by SL artists. 2021 will be an exciting new year for Hannington Endowment for The ARTS with a unique secret project to be announced to the public in the fall. Stay Tuned!

JOHN: How long have you been a curator in SL?

personally moved you and why. TANSEE: Once again I am moved by several works. There is never one. As an example I feel deeply moved by Cherry Manga's current exhibit at Hannington Endowment for The ARTS. She shows the deep emotion and physical pain associated with a RL disease of endometriosis. To many it can be shocking and difficult to look at but it conjures up emotions within the viewer and that moves me in a good piece of art. When my emotions kick in to high gear upon viewing someone's creation I consider it great artwork.


As I concluded my chat with Tansee, she added: One of the important facts about HEA is the design concept of the physical build. It begins with a hexagon in the center and is based on the world of bees. The Artist Hive Exhibit spaces receive their configuration from that It is an original built in a sim wide 256x256 cylinder. Each hive exhibit area is approximately 1/6 of a sim with the use of 1000 prims. It has been designed using High Graphics and based upon one single center hexagon creating an interesting, geometrically artistic environment. (Some artists may view this as difficult to work with and others consider it a positive artistic challenge.) KM

You can visit Hannington Endowment of the Arts at the following slurl http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xeltentat%20Enterprises/132/124/3524

You can visit Hannington Endowment of the Arts online at the following web links: Hannington Endowment for The ARTS SL FBGroup https://www.facebook.com/groups/2317149131719260 https://hanningtonendowmentforthearts.art.blog/ (under construction)

Video Credits:Aki (AkikoKinoshi) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59Nz5Ymg4Eg&t=401s Artist Grant Moewe Winkler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16a5HHGOhho ARtist Grant Betty Tureaud Show by The Imaginals "Emergence" Grant that I was invited to participate in as a dancer https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=1bwssBO3vWw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1sLiAqNfE7J2UO_u1kVN79B3PzZYr_DYW3G8g9apqy9YWjjCQMa9x6Jc


Mainland Spotlight: The

ARTICLE & PHOTOGR


Happy Hat, Mangyeong

RAPHY: PEARL GREY


The first parcel, closest to the road in the direction we were travelin There are often changes to the sound, the scen


ng was The Happy Hat. “See Rah’s latest hats! Kick back and enjoy… nery and the inventory to suit Rah’s mood ;-)”


I went inside the Hideki Forest Cabin, a build I reall I’ve very recently returned to make sure these parcels still exist, and n


ly like, and found welcoming spaces plus Rah’s art. noticed the differing windlights which aren’t evident in these photos.


Close to The Happy Hat is Movie Time. “A flick place.� It has the amenities for watchi There are rabbits, pygmy goats, and an anima


ng media. I was impressed with the variety of the animal kingdom on the properties. ated great horned owl among other creatures.


T his parcel is called The Home of Imagination. The shared environment light is lovely, and quite different “The Storyteller Manor became Rah’s home quite some time ago. Please enjoy time spent here. Relax nook and cranny and believe I didn’t miss anythin


T than what is shown here. When I took these photos around the end of April, I thought this light lovely. x. Meditate. Read. Write. Snap some photos. You may find some crazy stuff…” I poked around in every ng. I didn’t stay as long as that reader though. KM


VENUE SPOTLIGHT:

ARTICLE: & PHOTOGRA


: THE LYRICAL CAFE

APHY: KAMILLE KAMALA


There is a venue here on the Second Life platform that is full of the Spoken Word Art, Live sax music, live singing and more. A place that has a framework that sits solidly built on the present day and the history of Art and all cultures are in most ways are explored and respected. This venue is endearingly titled, The Lyrical Cafe Poetry Pavilion, owned and operated by Kamille R. Kamala since December 7th, 2009. The very first event took place on a tiny 512 plot. And, I expected to have say ten or less to come and spark the beginning of my business venture. But, I was truly amazed when the turnout surpassed all of my expectations and it was standing room only. I can never express fully how excited this made me and how it was am actual omen to me that I had made the right decision to open its doors and to continue on with my efforts. Needlessly to say, I had to move to a bigger plot and that was the birth of the Lyrical. Over the years, there have been countless performers who have graced its stage. Some who were even real life celebrities along with some who were famous inworld only. Regardless of the nature of their professional careers, the Lyrical was lucky to have had them help me to create a great show. That has always been the main focus of what I have tried to do, is create a very memorable time, full of quality entertainment and build a legacy. Fast forward to the first year anniversary another packed house with the then popular group called DRUM. This event was so exciting! We had them play their drums with all of the colorful show of lights and tribal sounds being played it was truly breathtaking. I would have to say that until this day that was what I feel the peak of the Lyrical and its popularity.


I cannot count the times I have had someone randomly IM me and tell me that they left Second Life for a while taking a break to concentrate on real life, but when they returned the first thing they looked for was the Lyrical and how excited to know I was still open. Also, the Lyrical has been known to give many artists their debut on the stage. This includes singers like Melenda Yarrowroot and other famous poets and singers. They explained to me that it was because of the Lyrical they launched their careers and continue on this day to perform. Let us not forget the Seventh year anniversary with about 72 avatars in attendance. This event lasted hours and hours with several Spoken Word stars and singers. Most memorable was Miss Diva Stone who I came to love her Jill Scott renditions, may she rest in peace. And, currently, the Lyrical has a special weekly show lineup with a live sax player and singer along with streamed and live poetry/spoken word. We have our regularly scheduled show every Sunday evening at 2pm SLT. In addition, this year the Lyrical was chosen to take part in SL17th Birthday Exhibition on the Incredible sim. Stop by if you would like to check out our pod. Check out all the pods you like! Now, that is the box topped with a pretty red bow on top of one of Second Life's premiere venues the Lyrical Cafe Poetry Pavilion. Whoever you are and wherever you are on the grid you are welcome to come check us out! Me and all those who love the Lyrical welcome you with big arms and the warmest hello. See you there! Kamille KM


PHOTO ESSAY

ARTICLE & PHOTOGRA


Y: GRAULAND

APHY: MYRA WILDMIST


Grauland is something of an open secret among Second Life p That makes it a bit mysterious, and when you go there for the first time yo Grauland not being widely publicized, I t is a popular sim among photograp


photographers. If you look for it in SL Search, you won't find it. ou'll feel like you've stumbled upon a Cezanne at a flea market. In spite of phers and explorers and anyone looking for a thoughtful place to hang out.


Grauland is the creation of Jim Garand, who has been an active bu “My partner PaleLily and I decided to go bigger ab “Several things inspired me to build Grauland. Serene Footm been among my favorites. I also wanted to do something th sensibility that is evident throughout Grauland. There ar contemporary art throughout the sim. Th


uilder in Second Life for a few years. Grauland is his first sim build. bout a year ago and opened Grauland,� says Jim. man's sim, Furillen, and Hazardous and the Trace have always hat I could change as it suited me.� Jim has a strong artistic re touches of classicism, minimalism, and a sprinklings of here are even some Richard Serra walls.


There's even a sculpture park. (Well, now, there is. Grauland is always subject to change.) Grauland there for photos or to explore or even hang out, it shouldn't be missed. Perhaps it will become one Grauland Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/4560078@N24/ KM


d is a lovely sim with an artistic sensibility. It's one of my go to photography sims in SL. Whether you go e of your go to sims. Grauland slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mobile/198/164/29


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Makeup; Shadows Vol.V by Lilithium (at Phases Event) Blazer with Thong: Rory Thong Blazer by Pare (at Equal10 June round)


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