Art and stories in Second Life

Stories at the Park - Holly Kai Park
Stories at the Park – Holly Kai Park

Over the last few months, it is has been my pleasure to re-launch Art at the Park at Holly Kai Park, work on the development of Holly Kai Art Garden. and together with Caitlyn, launch Caitinara Bar with a weekly programme of music.

Now, I’m very pleased to announce that on Sunday, April 3rd and 15:00 SLT, a new monthly series will be launching at the Park, courtesy of Seanchai Library.

Stories at the Park, presented by Seanchai Library will coincide with the Art at the Park exhibitions at Holly Kai Park. Each month, members of Seanchai Library will select pieces of art by the artists participating in the current Art in the Park exhibition, and write either a 100-word work of fiction (referred to as a “drabble”) or a 100-word poem about each piece, which will be read live in Voice during Stories at the Park events.

Stories at the Park will take place at the stone gazebo located in the heart of Holly Kai Park’s hilltop art display area (walk up the hill from the waterside arrival point), and will feature stories and poems by Caledonia Skytower and Kayden Oconnell, based on the works of our current Invited Artists, Io Bechir, Goodcross, Hana Hoo, Mistero Hifeng and Sisse Singh.

A poem by Kayden Oconnell, inspired by Hano Hoo’s “Alice is Watching”, and produced for Stories at the Park

“I know, for me, looking at the work of visual art gives me an inspiration to let out thoughts of my own. I suspect the same is true of Kayden,” Caledonia Skytower said of the new series. “We have written 100 word stories and poetry, which could be either haiku or free verse as long as it did not exceed 100 words, and we have deliberately both written about a few select works because we believe that a really good work of visual art (and there are plenty here) speaks to each person uniquely.”

For my part, I’m thrilled to see this launch of this new series at Holly Kai Park, and look forward to seeing it grow alongside our Art at the Park and Art at the Garden events, and hope that you will join us.

Should you plan to attend, you might want to visit the park ahead of the start time (or over the weekend) and enjoy the exhibits by our artists prior to listening to the stories and poems by Caledonia and Kayden.

We look forward to welcoming you to this new event at Holly Kai Park on Sunday, April 3rd.

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6 thoughts on “Art and stories in Second Life

  1. oh I just hated to miss this due to RL house hunting appointment. as I love storytelling and poetry. Very honoured that I was part of it. Thank you Inara!


    1. You’re welcome – Cale and Kayden were fabulous. The stories and some recordings will be up on the Holly Kai blog soon!

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