Thursday, May 26, 2016

LEA26,27,28,29 - Ultra in the City Stadium

Ultraviolet Alter will play a RL stream concert in Betty Tureaud's art installation The City at the local Stadium

Friday, May 27th at 2pm SLT

Friday, May 20, 2016

Seanchai Library's Presentation Begins at the Beginning on LEA 9

Saturday, May 21st at 1pm SLT seven members of Seanchai Library's Story Staff will assemble in the Crazy Eights Arena on LEA 9 to present the entire text of Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."

"We begin at the beginning, and go on till we come to the end, then we stop, "quoted Caledonia Skytower, when explaining what a Seanchai Library "Big Read" is.  Voice performers including Corwyn Allen, Hana Hoo, John Morland, Kayden Oconnell, Dubhna Rhiadra, Trolley Trollop, and Caledonia Skytower.   

The presentation will begin with " Down the Rabbit Hole" at 1pm slt, and conclude with "Alice's Evidence" shortly after 4pm.  The performance will begin with voices reading in pairs and crescendo to a cacophony involving the entire cast, in a script arranged by Kayden Oconnell which includes all the words from the original, with no adaptation.

When asked what more we should know, Skytower replied, "The stage is set: the tea is poured, the cards are dealt.  All that remains is you!"  Guests are welcome to enjoy all or part of Saturday's performance.

The "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" Big Read - Saturday, May 21st beginning at 1pm at the Crazy Eights Arena on LEA9
More about Seanchai Library at their website Seanchai Library

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Round 11 - Applications for Artist in Residence Grants are open until May 31st

Round 10 - LEA10 - Asmita Duranjaya
photo by JMB Balogh

May 3rd - Round 11 applications open
May 30th - Round 11 applications close
June 14th - Email sent to applicants.
July 1st - Hand over sims to Round 11 recipients.
It's time for the next round of the LEA Artist-in-Residence Land Grants! The LEA Land Grant program seeks to promote and nurture the arts in Second Life, through a six-month land grant to recipients. Recipients can be individuals or groups interested in creating or curating art, or proposing cultural projects which would require/utilise a full-sim build and can be completed within the allotted time frame. The LEA is able to offer land grants through the generosity of Linden Lab.

You. And the LEA. We are looking for projects that utilize the many possibilities available in the virtual world. This is not limited to visual art; we encourage applications that are also collaborative efforts across the spectrum of  the arts, including performance, music, and film. We encourage Second Life residents at all levels to apply, and also suggest residents might form groups and apply together if they don't feel they're able to fill a sim on their own.
Land grant recipients are expected to complete a project and open it to the public within the 6-month grant period. This has often been in the form of a full-sim art exhibition and/or immersive installation, but we also welcome applications which propose curatorial projects, especially those which have a connection to physical exhibitions and events ('mixed reality') by individuals and arts groups. The LEA would also prefer that projects be original works for this installation, though of course curators might be presenting existing works.
Recipients will 'buy' (at zero cost) a full sim's-worth of land from the LEA. You will own the land and be able to deed it to your group, and so forth. You will also be an estate manager for the region as well. This gives you a great deal of expressive control over the region, such as setting windlight and terrain textures. We can help with owner-level management such as terrain RAW files.
Artists should take no more than 3 months to execute their build, so that all sims have open work during the last 3 months of their grant. This, however does not mean you cannot open your project earlier than the 3 month deadline, and in fact many artists in the past have used their land to have multiple exhibits. However, it's important that your project will be ready within 3 months, and this time-frame should be considered (and reflected) in your application.
In addition to completing and presenting their art works, recipients must also uphold the LEA Code of Conduct.
Recipients will also be expected to present at least one event at some point within their residency. This could be an art opening, or it could be lectures or demonstrations. It could be an ongoing event, as well.
In addition to providing land and estate management support, the LEA wants to help make your project a success. You will be assigned a liaison from the LEA Committee, who will help guide you through the land grant timeline, land management, PR planning, and provide information about other helpful resources.

LEA6 features Kazuhiro Aridian thru May 31st

If you haven't stopped by LEA6 to see what's been happening ~ 
now is definitely the time! Kaz has filled the sim with- well you should really see for yourselves, but... 
here is the slurl to visit the location: 

and a short film to whet your appetite for newness
~thru May 31st~

LEA26,27,28,29 - 5 Dimensions invite you Take a Quantum Leap to Tansee's 10th Dimension

 ═══════════  5 Dimensions Group ═══════════ 
Gem Preize~Betty Tureaud~ Mandel Solano~Tansee 
                        5D  Invite You To  
Take a Quantum Leap Inside Tansee's 10TH DIMENSION  
        Quad Build  @ LEA 26~27~28~29
                Saturday May 21, 2016 
     DJ Aeryie     1pm SLT  ~ MYSTIC Experience    

      DJ Absinthe  2pm SLT ~   SPACE Odyssey
                 5D Performance Platform     ๔€€™  
  Special Intergalactic  3D Visual  Effects
                 by Kurk and Tansee

Dancin'  Floatin' & Sum Serious Space Jammin'

 PUt on your fav  Cyber Inter Galactic Apparel or Alien skin

LEA10 CYBER Fashion Show by Asmita Duranjaya

_______________________CYBER FASHION____________________________
Featuring the finest Second Life Artist's and Fashion Designers "touch of elegance Cyber " surrounded within the swirl of colors that dazzle our Universe! Join us along with Bright Metallic Magazine, for highlights of the event on the runway of LEA10 "The Oracle" with featured designs from the Participants of The Second Life Community! The new designs by our SL participants will lead the way to fresh and exciting inspirations for the Cyber life so richly found within the Virtual Universe, we know and enjoy!
The CYBER Fashion Show will take place on Sunday 22th of May at 1pm SLT so please arrive early for best seating!
Welcome to all our guests and we look forward to seeing the new Cyber designs shown at LEA10 on the beautiful red carpet!
 Links to the Fashion Event are posted below and can be found also at the LEA3 Welcome Area!  _______________________________________________________________
The Cyber Fashion Show :: May 22nd 1PM ::

Listing below for LEA3 Welcome area Teleports

Example of a fashion-picture taken at LEA10 by Sita Writer

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Monarchs presents Adventures from Lost Island, The Enhanced Experience at LEA12.

  The Monarchs presents Adventures from Lost Island, The Enhanced Experience. LEA12

  Come see the show without any compromise, just the way it was made to be seen!
  2 Shows only! Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th at 1 pm SL Time,
   right about here:

Thursday, May 5, 2016

It must be the last month of Crazy Eights - the Kraken has come to LEA 9!

Crazy Eights has had a terrific run in LEA since January 31st, celebrating the art of stories and spoken word in Second Life.  To date, there have been 31 individual events, presenting over 40 hours of live voice presentations, featuring over 30 storytellers, authors, poets and voice performers.  Over one thousand individual residents have visited LEA 9 for events, or to wander and explore. Many returned for events or to relax among the many stories represented, and Crazy Eights is proud to report a 2:1 ratio of unique to return visits.

There's still more to come. May is "Crazy Eights" last month, and there's no holding back on the adventures; there's still plenty to share.  See the schedule below.

May at Crazy Eights (all events live in voice):

•    Sundays (all month) at 1:30pm slt in the Baker Street Area - 221b Lounge: TEA TIME at Baker Street presents "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" with a different adventure every week.

•    Wednesdays (all month) at 7pm slt in the Featured Book Area: Caledonia presents the final Features Book Series at Crazy Eights: "The War That Saved My Life" one of this year's Newbery Honor Books. 

•    Sunday, May 15th at 3pm slt at the Arena: The Final Storytellers' Sandbox (90 minutes)

•    Saturday, May 21st at Noon-3:30pm slt in the Crazy Eights Arena: THE BIG READ: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." 

•    Saturday, May 28th at 1pm - Story Forest Tour!

•    Continuing through May in the Eastern Meadow, the photographic art of Bear Silvershade - His "Lonely Man" Project, as well as a gallery of images from Seanchai Library's past.

See the full schedule with additional details on our special Crazy Eights webpage


Monday, May 2, 2016

LEA26 - Retrospective by Gem Preiz

In addition to his excellent exhibits Heritage and Wrecks fractal artist Gem Preiz has installed a retrospective of some of his earlier artworks which will be on display for the remaining two months of his tenure at LEA26.


Saturday, April 30, 2016

A voyage through a surreal black and white landscape, where time stands still, in an etching brought to life.

Mourningstar is an immersive
installation informed by combined
studies in Computer Arts and Religion.

An exploration of the ideas of the fallen
angel, the vengeful god, and the diverse
perceptions of Lucifer in various
religious an social traditions.

Inspired in great part by
Milton’s Paradise Lost
and Gustave Dorรฉ’s illustrations.
The exhibit opens on May Day
(May 1st) at noon SLT
and runs until June 30.
MAY 1ST 12:00 PM SLT