Thursday, December 14, 2017

LEA2 Rory Torrance's Asteropolis Re-Opens

Rory Torrance, the Ambassador from Far Out and Elsewhere, invites you to the Grand Re-Opening of his ASTEROPOLIS show, a huge overview of his artistic and architectural work, old and new. 
This is not only for those who missed the original event -- there are several new displays and diversions, and numerous updates and corrections as well.
Bring your microscope, telescope and x-ray machine -- you won't want to miss a single detail, external or internal, of his amazing builds.

TIME:  Tuesday December 19th at 1:30 PM SLT

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

LEA9 - The Lull by Starla Metaller

DATES: December 4th through December 31st
ARTIST: Starla Metaller 

 The Lull is the culmination of a three-month land grant from the LEA, where the space is navigated using an avatar as a tool to engage with the works and the space as a whole.

The focus of the work is an installation which comprises particle effects to create the impression of fog and flickering transparent coloured shapes to mimic projections, together with a representation of a projector and beam.  The audio emanates from the centre of a transparent object placed around ‘chest height’ on an average avatar, allowing for a degree of variation in the sound levels, sounding louder close to the centre of the installation, and quieter towards the edges of the space.

The Lull is also a gallery space in which works exploring the use of colour, light and material properties are displayed alongside an studio area showing early versions of objects which were created as part of the development of the installation.

You are invited to discover The Lull – An immersive gallery and installation space – officially open from Monday 4th December until Sunday 31st December.

Friday, December 1, 2017

LEA29 - "Starry Starry Night" by Particle Artist Alyx Heron, Sunday Dec. 3 ~ 1pm SLT.

Sunday Dec. 3 ~ 1pm SLT.

Alyx has been a long time particle creator, artist, and performer in SL.  Alyx says..... "I am in the business of blending together light, space and music to paint the SL world with dreams. They can be fantasies or nightmares, lifting you up in magically sparkling lights or dragging you down into strobes and whirlpools that illustrate dark desires. To keep my work always fresh, I make my own textures and do my own scripting, so that no two shows are ever alike. I perform at many clubs, including The Leonard Cohen Club, Marcel's, Pavlov's Dog and Port of Dreams." 


Thursday, November 30, 2017

LEA22 Asmita Duranjaya presents final event

"The Arcane Forest"  located on LEA22 will be presenting its final event 
for the Round 13 Artist In Residence program
on Sunday, the 10th of December at 1pm SLT  
featuring a cyber-live concert by ambient composer Maikelkay 
and a dance and fracticle show by LEA22 Artist Asmita Duranjaya

Sunday, November 26, 2017

LEA2 Rory Torrance opens ASTEROPOLIS

ASTEROPOLIS:  Alien Architecture and Art by Rory Torrance
An astonishing display of virtuoso primsmanship!

Rory is known for his unusual buildings, made entirely of prims without mesh or sculpties, and exhibiting exotic geometries.   His work is as precise as possible, and always flawlessly textured.
Many of the builds are scripted with doors and windows that open and close at a touch.  Those that don't have stairs are equipped with teleporters.
The default location has teleporters to the other locations.  The show consists of 18 distinctive edifices on land and in the sea and air. 
It also incorporates a retrospective of Rory's favorite sculptural and graphic works.  Some of the sculptures do incorporate mesh or sculpties, but again they  mostly rely on 'prim torture'.
Be sure to visit the Planetarium in the Rhombic Temple, where models of all the 45 worlds of the Solar system (excluding only the non-rounded bodies) and the 9 extra-solar worlds of the Uncommonwealth are on display.
We hope you enjoy your visit to Asteropolis.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

LEA14 - Coming in December to The White Cliffs of Dover

Greetings, Cliffwalkers!!

Here's an update on The White Cliffs of Dover!

First, I want to thank everyone who visited this world, making it what it was meant to be!  I've spoken with many visitors and had some very nice conversations, learning even more about Dover and the Cliffs and seeing your perspectives. 

The cliffs will come down at the end of the year but will not go quietly!  I hear there's going to be a huge battle, one where the Brits will prevail! I believe it's called the Battle of Britain!  It's a big one, so it might last across a couple days.  So keep your ears open and maybe think about how you could participate in the battle as civilian or military, and help defend the homeland at the end of the year!

A video of the battles may even be in the works and you would be added to the permanent history of this amazing place!

Second, the cliffs were featured by Designing Worlds.  They did a fabulous job, each host reciting their poem of choice while standing on the cliffs' edges. 

Here's the link if you wish to see it.
Designing Worlds video

But first, there will be Christmas!!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

LEA21 -- "A Blind Party" Saturday November 25th 1PM SLT

Come and restore the sight of the Blind Locomotive or find your dream glasses.

Glasses and devices by:
Penumbra Carter, Dekka Raymaker, Haveit Neox, Kikas Babenco, Marmaduke Arado, Art Oluja, Meilo Minotaur, Piraiyah Novikov, Aen Aenis, Soy, Melodie Heart and Harald Nykvist, Yoon, Kake Broek, Naxos Loon, FreeWee Ling, Eupalinos Ugajin, Simotron Aquila...

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Would YOU like to be an Artist in Residence at the Linden Endowment for the Arts?

The LEA Land Grant is a program to distribute 20 regions (LEA10-LEA29) generously donated by Linden Lab to promote art and artistic endeavors in Second Life. These full regions of virtual land are made available to in-world artists for a six month period.

If you would like to find out more about the application process and what holding a grant entails, join committee members for a question and answer session on Wednesday 22nd November at 2pmSLT in the LEA Theater:

You can also find out more about the LEA on our website: or our Facebook page:

To see some of the recent installations and hear some of the artists in residence, you can watch Designing Worlds: LEA November 2017:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

LEA 7 - The Dickens Project 2017 Edition Opens Nov 25th

The Dickens Project will celebrate its fifth year in Second Life on Linden Endowment for the Arts Region 7 in an expanded edition of the annual event that features "something for almost everyone." Staged on a full region this year for the very first time, the traditional 10 day event that began in 2012 as a celebration of the Dickens Centennial will be open to residents for five weeks, beginning November 25th and closing December 30th, on LEA 7

The celebration will feature live music, weekly DJ sessions, stage performances by Guerilla Burlesque, and Misfit Dance & Performance Art in addition to Seanchai's traditional spoken word presentations from the canon of author Charles Dickens (1812-1870) centered on, but not limited to, his novella A Christmas Carol.  Carriage and balloon tours, skating, sledding and a few surprises are among the other features planned for LEA 7. The Community Virtual Library has designed an interactive information center on the times and work of Charles Dickens which can also be explored.