Musical art to aid children

Quan Lavender dropped me a note on a new exhibition taking place over the Christmas period in aid of SOS Children’s Villages India.


Hosted by Art India Gallery, which is operated by Veekay Navarathna, the exhibition presents a range of works donated by 25 of SL’s top artists. All of the works are displayed in a beautiful winter landscape created by Trill Zapatero, who also provides a free pair of ice skates for visitors, who are encouraged to skate around the exhibition.


Items on display are available to buy or are supplied as individual works available for auction. All proceeds from both sales and the auction will go directly to SOS Children India.

Purchases for items on sale can be made via the gift-wrapped boxes alongside of each exhibit (each has a box for purchasing a copy of the art and a box which gives out a notecard on the piece / artist). Each has been created on the theme of a music box – hence the title of the exhibition, Music Box for Children. Prices range from L$10 through L$1000.

The auction runs through until December 22nd, so that the highest bidders will receive their work in time for Christmas. The entire exhibition will be open through until January 22nd 2013.


Participating Artists

chefkoch, Rebeca Bashly, Igor Ballyhoo, Rose Borchovski/Caer  Balogh, Giovanna Cerise, Shari Davies, Linus Humphreys, Kicca Igaly, Pol Jarvinen,  Pallina60 Loon,  Haveit Neox, Bryn Oh, SaveMe Oh, Melusina Parkin, Secret Rage, Sir Real, Arduenn Schwartzman, Josiane Sorciere, Lorin Tone,  Betty Tureaud, Eupalinos Ugajin, Eliza Wierwight, Ub Yifu and Trill Zapatero.


About SOS Children’s Villages India

SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-governmental, social development organisation that provides family based care for children in India since 1964. It advocates the concerns, rights and needs of children. More than 6000 children and young people live in 33 SOS Children’s Villages and 27 SOS Youth Facilities in the country.

The organisation believes that every child should grow up in a strong family environment, and so helps families to create a loving, caring home. Work focuses on strengthening families, helping them to stay together during difficult times and provide the best care possible to their children.  As family needs can be varied, SOS Children’s Village experts work with families to help them develop a wide range of skills, from house-hold budget planning, how to get a job and earning a living, to bonding with a child or young person and learning to create a stable family life at home.

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Viewer release summary 2012: week 49

This summary is published every Monday and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Viewer Round-up Page, a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware) and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy
  • By its nature, this summary will always be in arrears
  • The Viewer Round-up Page is updated as soon as I’m aware of any releases / changes to viewers & clients, and should be referred to for more up-to-date information as the week progresses
  • The Viewer Round-up Page also includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.  

Updates for the week ending: 9 December, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • Beta version rolled to  on December 5 – core updates: GPU table updates; snapshot tiling bug fix – release notes
      • Development rolled to on December 4
  • Dolphin rolled to – core updates: changes to graphics setting to reflect latest updates from LL reflecting the underlying changes to how graphics cards are grouped into classes; “rebake region” button moved into a menu option in Build/Pathfinding; adds fix for edge-on rotation always behaving as if “snap to grid” is enabled; columns in the Area Search floater can now be properly resized; IM tabs can now be vertically stacked in the Conversations floater – release notes
  • Firestorm rolled to a FULL release – on December 3 core updates: too many to mention; please see the release notes and my view  (beta release review here)
  • Kukua Beta rolled to Kokua Beta on December 5 and then to 3.4.3. on December 9 – no release notes available, but appears to be merged with latest LL beta release, including tiling bug fix; also back-out of Opensim texture fetch spamming issue, see here for details
  • Cool VL updates:
    • Stable branch rolled to and Experimental branch rolled to, both on December 8 – core updates: shared media implemented; updated and improved fast timers; additional nVidia GPU support added in line with LL’s updates; crash fixes including port from Firestorm for some notecards no auto-opening and reversion of Gimbal Lock Fix to present crashes; code clean-up and optimisations
    • Release notes
  • Lumiya rolled to 2.3.3 on December 5 – core updates: improved texture support incl. terrtain texture rendering; HUD support; flying controls in 3D world view; copy chat / avatar keys to clipboard; clear cache option; restart sim option for land owners; device LED support; assorted fixes – release notes; latest review
  • Libretto – removed from round-up page due to website being unavailable and client removed from the SL Third-party Viewer Directory.

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