NovaOwl Gallery: Skip Shaheli, April 2022 NovaOwl is a new gallery space operated by ULi Jansma, Ceakay Ballyhoo & Owl Dragonash within the Mainland community of Novatron on the southern side of Corsica. It opened at the start of April 2022 with an exhibition of art by Skip Staheli, that runs through until late June […]
This article is copied from the BBB Gazette and written by Yukiko Yeshito
“As February is Black History month, Soull Starlight and Yukiko Yeshto (both residents of South Corsica) collaborated for an event around the Eatonville Living History Museum. The museum is named after a fictional Black settlement town described in the book Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, and is an example of the self-sufficient towns established after the Civil War in the United States.
The series of events include a guided tour/performances by spoken word artists at the Museum; a fashion gallery at the Little Kenya Animal Sanctuary with information about characteristic patterns and fabrics, and a formal banquet at Little Kenya Restaurant where attendees can learn more about the African dishes chosen for the virtual menu.
While Soull and Yukiko initiated and organised the event, it is actually a community effort supported by various people from different projects, such as the Sisters In SL, the Corsica South Coasters, and the Embassy to Corsica (Hon. Ambassador Jack Vincent).
Each of the event venues offers a stamp to be collected for the Bellisserian Passport. Each event (the first of them today) will be staged at two different times to suit visitors from US and European time zones.
Saturday, February 19th – 11am and 2pm
SLT Fashion Gallery at Animal Sanctuary, followed by Formal Banquet
Tabula rasa is a Latin phrase often translated as “clean slate“.
“Tabula rasa is the theory that individuals are born without built-in mental content, and therefore all knowledge comes from experience or perception. Epistemological proponents of tabula rasa disagree with the doctrine of innatism, which holds that the mind is born already in possession of certain knowledge.”
While I have no real certainty of what Theda Tammas is saying with her Art. I do believe Theda’s minimalism with information means the intention is for you to think and come to your own conclusions.
After sitting with her work I found myself musing about a clean slate or new beginnings. Can we begin anew with things we have put a lot of energy and time into? I feel like we can and although we start with a clean slate we do bring with us all the lessons we have learned. I would have to say I lean more in belief of the doctrine of innatatism as we are mammals and there is proof mammals are born with migratory information. But to be honest this is all out of my depth I just loved taking the time to feel immersed in the Art Installation “tabula rasa” that Theda created.
Theda Tammas is an Artist from Brasil, currently expressing Theda through digital ART in Second Life. Theda has been sharing her 3d second life creations since 2007.
“What is your work about?
Theda: I try to show what touches me, giving soul to my work. Most of the time I talk about myself. Many people say its sad what I do, but sadness is not a bad thing in my view, maybe I am still looking for something I did not found yet. Also, I am RL frustrated artist, had to give up making RL art because of life. So SL gives me the window to vent my thoughts.”
Corsica South Coasters is a mainland community that shares a love of creativity, art, music, leisure and beautiful surroundings connecting land and people. It is accessible for anyone to enjoy, with access to the Linden Road and the Waterways, all the way to Blake Sea and beyond. Travelers can arrive or continue their journey by land, sea or air (seaplane/helicopter only) thanks to the direct connection to Circuit La Corse, the nearby docks at Emyniad Harbor, Novatron Port and Port Edge Walker.
I am so happy to be working with people who share this vision and want to live and play in a beautiful landscape. Sad to see Campbell Coast go but we tried so hard to keep it going and well sometimes things change and you let go of what no longer serves you and keep what does.
Corsica South Coasters are located in parts of the Old Campbell Coast. Well worth your time to explore. Please careful of the construction areas, we have lots of ideas and are building them. keep an eye on our Facebook page for events and announcements or join our group, Corsica South Coasters in second life.
Hope to see you at Corsica South Coasters events and land!
“Inspired by the offer of doing an exposition at Eulennest (Owls Nest in German), the theme of Owls was not a large jump to make. I’ve had a few owl pictures, taken at sims in the past, in my inventory for a long time and also objects of owls made by several people in SL. Also, my first try of making animated pictures is that of an owl flying past the moon.
I love owls. I love how they are inspirational to so many people and have significance in many different cultures. How they are creatures of wisdom, vigilance, fortune and also death.
The owls you see in the pictures here were either found on the sims or I brought them with me to beautiful sims where I thought they would fit perfectly.
The group of owls with the goat are a big wink to Kitty and Uli as they are the owls (and variations of them) people receive when tipping the venue!
I hope you enjoy this exposition as much as I did putting it together.”