Owl Dragonash has been a long-term patron of the arts in Second Life. She has supported artists through her curation of multiple art spaces, including most recently her own Hoot Suite Gallery, and she has done much to promote live music in Second Life, as well a providing huge support for a range of arts groups and locations in-world.
Owl has also been a keen SL traveller and blogger over the years, capturing regions, parcels, arts events and more. Over the years, it’s been my pleasure and privilege to come to know her and to experience first-hand her support, so it is will a genuine sense of pleasure that I hope I can help turn the spotlight on Owl’s own work as a Second Life photographer and recorder of places to visit and appreciate through her new exhibition that is open through…
She has shared with her readers art, landscapes, boats, planes, viewers, space, opinions, builds and so much more. Personally my second life would be a lot less informed and explored without Inara’s Modem Word Blog. I have been following her writing since 2009 and exploring her tips on art and regions.
This exhibit at Konect Art Gallery features many places Inara has visited and blogged since 2014. The landscape photos Inara shares offer a journey through Second Life. The evolution of regions people have created for our enjoyment. Any photo that catches your eye in this exhibit you can search n her blog and go vet the place it was taken if t is still open.
Inara’s Photo “Gates on the Water” brings to mind calm and serenity. You can inhale and smell sakura blossoms and fresh water. Exactly what I felt when visiting the Kintsugi – Spirited Beyond region that Inara Blogged in May 2020. I had to go see it and with Inara’s post fresh in my mind I felt a deeper connection to what I was seeing. Knowing the regions creation story definably added to the connection.
“Woman of eclectic tastes, very involved in virtual worlds (particularly Second Life). Sometimes musician (piano, guitar), sometimes writer, occasional kinky bitch, frequently confused (generally during the hours when eyes are required to be open). “
from Inara Pey’s flicker bio
Inara brings detail to her writing sharing bits of the creator with us. Each of her landscape photos can be traced to where she took the photo giving the viewer a bit more and the ability to go see too. In my experience her insight has led me to explore wonderful places in Second Life.
Opening date: 5th October 202 – Closing date: 25th October 2020
“My inspiration for this set of images came from the season Autumn, which is a time when the sun’s angle changes, the weather becomes cooler, and all of those beautiful leaves earn a fiery glow before falling… shades of red, orange, yellow, yellow-green, brown, and the colors between.”
Anouk Lefavre’s notecard for the exhibit
“Still Melancholy” defiantly embraces autumn with both color and mood.
I was particularly drawn to a duet of photos Melancholy #1 & #2 together they depict a beautiful fall wooded area on the water with 2 homes. All set on a rocky island and containing the reflection of it all.
Anouk creates the vibe with her wind light choice and editing of her photos. In this case a dreamy melancholy and fall look.
Blues Rocker has reconnected with his muse and is exhibiting.
Blues Rocker has been involved in the Art scene in Second Life since 2011. In his life he has experienced and created art in many ways.
“Coming from a musical background, I have had a very keen appreciation of the creative process, whether it be in music, the performing arts, painting, writing or photography. Having that interest sparked my involvement in the artistic possibilities of Second Life”
This exhibit depicts landscapes by Blues 2 pieces really caught my eye.
“Somewhere Around Taos” and “Moon over Grand Canyon at Dusk”
What kept my attention in both of these pieces is the realism, you feel right there looking at them. After staring for a while, I still do not know if these were shot in second Life or his waking Life.
Though hmm the lm to Isme Fine ART Galleries is Grand Canyon south…Either way the mood and view are worth seeing!
Club LA curated By Wintergeist featuring the art of Blues Rocker
My current favorite piece at his Campbell Coast Gallery is titled “Bliss” A sweet Black and white piece clearly depicting bliss on his subject’s face.
Looking at it makes me smile.
“I like to be diverse in my works, and I love taking portraits, the more artistic and esoteric and landscapes equally. Wherever my muse takes me at any given time. Really, the only limits are those of the realms of the imagination. “
This magical woman has such a wonderful eye and energy!
Second Life can be a beautiful place to be creative and explore. You can nearly do anything in this pixel world. The friendships here are very real, the pixels are not. For me SL is about creating stories. Using the imagination. Smiles and lots of laughter. I hope the reader experiences both!”
Gidgy also has a permanent Gallery at Campbell Coast do come visit.
“All the world is filled with magic, but the greatest magic of all is found within.”
Gidgy did a redesign in 2018 of the Savor Serenity region keeping the magic and fantasy energy that is so her signature. This gorgeous magical region is well worth your time. get lost in the fantasy build of forest and dragons, plant and myth. let the fog and stars guide you as you wander the depths and delight of each curve and detail.
Fantasy Faire 2020 was the 12th year of the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, role-players and performers in the virtual world. Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.