Art in motion: a walk in the Shire

Today sees the start of the Raglan Shire Artwalk 2012, which will be running through until  May 27th, featuring almost 2000 works of art from over 130 artists from across Second life.

Now in its sixth year, the event is being hosted on the tiny community of Raglan Shire, and features displays of art, photography and sculpture.

Commenting on the event, Zayn Till, Magistrate of Raglan Shire said, “I started ArtWalk in 2007, inspired by the ArtWalk of Seattle, Washington. We want to give artists a fabulous opportunity to exhibit both RL and SL works. Over the years it has grown into one of the biggest art festivals in SL.”

Arrtists participating in the event include: Sledge Roffo, Van Caerndow, Corcosman Voom, Cat Boccaccio, briawinde Magic, StarZ33 McCullough, Gleman Jun, Nessuno Myoo, Teal Freenote, Kicca Igaly, Revontuli Oh, Kicca Igaly and Carlotta Ceawlin.

Visitors are encouraged to wander through the Raglan Shire regions, where they will find all manner of 2D art exhibited along the hedgerows in the central area of Raglan Shire sim, with sculpture work displayed among the trees and along the shores of the western half of Heron Forest in Heron Shire sim, in the parks on Morning Shire and Raglan Commons sim. TP kiosks to all display locations can be found throughout the grounds of the festival.

“We are so excited to see such a wonderful collection of excellent works exhibited by the artists of Second Life,” Teal Freenote, ArtWalk Director and herself one of the exhibiting artists, said “Fabulous artists, both tiny and big, make this a visual feast.  What better way to enjoy May than wandering the lush grounds of the Shires reveling in wonderful art!”

Avatars of all shapes and sizes are welcome to visit the show during May and enjoy wandering these enchanting sims dedicated to tiny avatars.

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With thanks to Bear Silvershade and the folk at Raglan Shire.

Microsoft Skydrive: Viewer crashes

Update: Latif Khalifa reports encountering the problem on Singularity, so the issue is likely to affect V1-style Viewers as well, and provides a potential workaround for those encountering the issue (see comments, below).

There have been a number of reports of mysterious Viewer crashes of late, specifically in relation to file operations (saving a texture or snapshot to disk, attempting to upload, setting your cache location, etc.).

The problem appears to be manifesting itself in V3-based Viewers, and the culprit appears to be Microsoft Skydrive.

A JIRA has been raised on the issue in general (VWR-28843), with reports that uninstalling Microsoft Skydrive eliminates the issue. This is obvious not the best solution for the situation, but those experiencing the issue may wish to check the JIRA and consider WATCHing it.

With thanks to Innula Zenovka.