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Windlight Art Gallery to Open August 1, Formal Opening Reception on August 8!

This post originated @ Windlight Magazine.

Windlight Magazine Gallery Opening PosterFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grand Opening of Windlight Magazine’s Art Gallery & August Windlight Artist Fellows Exhibition

DATE: August 1, 2015

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Windlight Magazine, Second Life’s newest magazine about the arts, will open it’s brand new Windlight Art Gallery with a group exhibition on August 1, 2015. The opening reception will be on August 8, 2015 at 1pm slt and feature live performer Anek Fuchs. A closing reception will be held on August 23, 2015 at 3pm slt and will also feature live performer Anek Fuchs.

The exhibition will feature August 2015 Windlight Art Gallery Fellows Artemis Greece Resident, Richie Narstrom, Seb Arkright, Bones Delicioso, Ozymandi Resident, Ilrya Chardin, Sandi Benelli, Myra Wildmist, SereneDean Resident, Roffellos Resident, Bluesrocker Resident, ChrysteRox Resident, and Wicca Merlin. Many of the works are original pieces by each artist in a variety of scenery and art mediums.

About the Windlight Artist Fellowship Program:
The Artist Fellowship program will provide free gallery space to both new and established artists for a period of 30 days. This program is open to both new and established artists in Second Life. The goal of the program is to provide promotional and artistic resources to artists in Second Life.

About Windlight Magazine:
Windlight Magazine is a publication about the art and photography world of Second Life. The goal of Windlight Magazine is to support artists, photographers, galleries, and related events. John nee Johannes1977 Resident is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor in Chief of Windlight Magazine and Gallery. The magazine is published on a monthly basis.

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Time Weavers Gallery

This post originated @ Windlight Magazine.

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Saoirse reviews the upcoming Time Weavers Gallery:

Coming soon….Stopped by to see how things are shaping up at Time Weavers a new gallery by Artist Vivienne Flatley.

The layout of her gallery space is full of diffuse lighting with high ceilings and comfortable places to sit and contemplate the art.  A black on white stencil type picture greets us in the lobby area.  Look carefully at the trees!  I can already see she is putting extra energy into displays by using the slide show frames for a few pieces.  I was impressed by the artful placement of a working white baby grand piano.  The piano is both inviting as well as visually soothing in its placement.

A cornerstone of SL art is work made using the artist image, in this we may see how the artist captures best, him or herself using their favorite tools of the SL landscapes and studios.  Vivienne uses a lovely portrait of herself on her profile which you may see full size at the studio.  Deep purple and blue, stark, against white skin and eyes that are deep wells of blue.  There are a couple other self portraits, one that turns the play of light around and has her in a wintery setting.  One I really enjoy is a beach scene and in this picture we see the shadowy pits where people walked to the beach between the grasses.  The ocean is in the distance.  From the long shadow that falls across the path and the many marks in the sand, it feels as if it is late in the day when everyone is gone.  Peaceful.  Also peaceful is a picture with a woman dragging her hand into the sand with in a lazy, carefree manner.  I must zip my lip with any other details.

When she announces her show, I promise you will find I didn’t mention a couple of very special items.  Life is a camera…you will soon see why she thinks this is true.


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Gallery Sanguine Dictorem is Gratum Oculus [eye pleasing]

This post originated @ Windlight Magazine.

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Saoirse reviews Gallery Sanguine:
Entry to gallery stylish a bottle of wine, visitor counter and a fresh copy of Sanguine Dictorem magazine.  When you enter there are stairs to either side, on the right it leads up to a fractal installation the left is not yet open.  There is a wealth of interesting, captivating and diverse pictures here and I will mention a few though honestly I would have a hard time picking a favorite.

The main floor is circled by landscape pictures of stark SL views, the clarity and richness of the landscapes is easy to see both from a distance and up close to the pictures.  I felt a freedom looking into each one, crisp and unobstructed by distraction.  The artist, Donatella Mitchell, placed some pictures of a sail boat on the back wall, one had an airplane crash in the left area.  SL art at it’s finest, these looked as vivid as any rendering in rl.  A sunset, the sailboat up close for us to view, then further back an appreciation for water details.  The main floor opens to a mezzanine level where the artist has strategically places a series of self portraits capturing the lighting and many of the effects unique to SL photography.  Set in the center of the room are displays of her three panel work.  These range from surreal to landscape and even texture.  One I took particular notice of was a three panel animal texture [‘Animalized’] of leopard, tiger and zebra.  The different skins are quite eye catching in this panel, the patterns of spotted and different directional lines will draw your eyes to this piece.  There is also a three panel of the forest with sunlight cascading through from above titled ‘Fantasia’.  With the lighting effect the view is very 3D within this 2D medium almost as if you could walk into this lovely forest straight away.
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Walk up the stairway that is not roped off and you will find a fractal art installation.  The artist placed a particularly beautiful piece at the beginning titled ‘Tranquility’.  This picture displays the Fibonacci sequence in a bejeweled appearing spiral.  The branches from the main sequence line are white and then black in a almost spectral quality  This is presented on a light to dark background and it is simply spellbinding.  It is so amazing that those working with the Fibonacci sequence and fractals originated from a young man in Pisa in the year 1202 rl.  The is the thing about art though isn’t it?  Richness of history and influence brought with the current day.
     The pieces in this fractal portion of the gallery deliver on the creative promise the artist reveals in their names, such as ‘Sea of Madness’, ‘Spiral Velocity’, ‘Psionic’, ‘Maelstrom’ and ‘Red Density’ to name a few.  Standing at each one, I spent a few moments giving myself to the colors as each broke into their design.  For each piece I could find that something that made it special to me.  ‘Electro Violence’ is one I will mention here.  There is stark contrast between the trail flowing down the center and the colors on each side.  This jagged trail is all things; lightning, crack in reality, or perhaps a view from space of a river on another planet.  ‘Dark Cavern’ cylindrical design looks as if it is descending into one of those multi-diminsional universes with swirls of pink at the top of each line inward.
     Leaving this part of the installation we pass something we passed on the way up that I waited to mention.  A picture on near each staircase, one a man and one a woman, both influenced in style by Andy Warhol’s famous silkscreen images.  Most well know of Warhol’s is perhaps his Marilyn Monroe silkscreens.  The artist also has a piece on display with the three panel portion of the gallery that is very reminiscent of the Vincent Van Gogh’s art with seemingly heavy brush strokes in a dark bold background.  Titled ‘Nightlife’ I don’t believe anyone familiar with Van Gogh’s Starry Night will be anything but delighted by this superb piece.
      Take a friend or wander on your own, but do visit this installation.  The pieces are diverse and well done, you might even take one home  for yourself.  Artfully yours, Saoirse Heart


New Windlight Gallery Artist Fellows Announced!

This post originated @ Windlight Magazine.

Windlight Magazine is pleased to announce it’s new art fellows! The Windlight Magazine Art Gallery Fellowship program gives new and established artists free gallery space for 30 days and helps to promote the artists throughout their duration at the gallery!

The upcoming fellows are:

Ilyra Chardin

Sandi Benelli

Ozymandi Resident

Bluesrocker Resident

Serenedean Resident

Wicca Merlin

Congrats to these new fellows and if you would like to become a fellow, please see our special fellowship page to find out how you can apply for this special opportunity!

http://windlightmagazine.com/fellowship-program/


Meet Our Sponsors: The Lost Unicorn Gallery

This post originated @ Fantasy Faire 2015.

Natalie Montagne, the owner of the Lost Unicorn Gallery, shares what it is like to own and curate an art gallery in Second Life, what made her become a sponsor of Fantasy Faire and what she loves most about fantasy. This is your first year sponsoring Fantasy Faire. What made you decide to become a … Continue reading Meet Our Sponsors: The Lost Unicorn Gallery

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