November 30th, 2022 saw the opening of the latest arts centre within the broader selection of galleries spaces and art walks making up the Corsica South Coasters, a group which includes the NovaOwl Gallery and the South Corsica Art Trail, both of which I’ve written about in these pages, and CK’s Corner.
The new facility is located on a sky platform and is called – appropriately enough – the Cloud Galleries. It has been created by arts patron Owl Dragonash, and offers 10 galleries spaces available for rent use by artists.
For the opening, se were occupied by:
Elan (Ineffable Mote) – primarily paintings from the physical world at the time of my visit.
Michiel Bechir – Second Life landscapes.
Anna Maria (AnnaMaria Lysette) – avatar studies.
Prins (Skylog) – images from Second Life.
Suzen JueL (JueL Resistance) – physical world art.
Pau (Paula Sieberi) – abstract expressionism.
KayLy (Kayly Iali) – animal and pet paintings from the physical world.
Jaminda Moon (Jaminda) – Second Life landscapes.
Raisa Reimse (RaisaReimse) – Second Life landscapes and images.
Owl Dragonash – Second Life landscapes.
Set within a garden, the gallery units are all built to the same style, offering split-level display space indoors, and a small outdoor display / sitting space to the rear.
Unit rentals are set at L$100 a week for 50 LI. CasperLet rent boxes are located at the rear of each studio, should one be available. General enquiries on availability and other requirements for using the gallery units should be passed to Owl Dragonash.
As a part of the broader Corsica South Coasters, Cloud Galleries can form part of a wider visit to locations in the group, and can be enjoyed alongside group music events and activities. Details of the group and everything going on within it can be found on the Corsica South Coasters website.
The annual RFL Christmas Expo opens its gates on Friday, December 2nd, 2022, and will run through until Sunday December 11th in support of The American Cancer Society and RFL of SL.
This year the Expo takes on a tales and fables theme entitled The Magic of Holiday Stories, and in keeping with this, with 11 of the 12 regions presented as “Chapters” in a storybook, with each telling its own story to visitors and landscaped by a guest designer. Rounding out the dozen is the Linden Lights of Hope region by Linden Lab, highlighting Linden Homes. Thus, the full dozen region comprise:
Linden Lights of Hope (Linden Homes) by Linden Lab (no SLurl available at the time of writing).
Notes to the above list:
Links provide SLurls to the regions.
Chapters 1 through 6 are the main shopping regions.
Chapter 7 and 8 are the Breedables / Pets regions and auctions areas.
Chapter 9 is the Expo Market.
As with past years, the event enfolds Fashion & Accessories, Home & Garden, Animations, Breedables and Pets, together with entertainment, auctions, hunts, special events, and more. All to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Childhood Cancer initiatives, where they will be used in support, research and palliative efforts to help children with cancer.
One of a Kind Auction Package: TWO 12 month Premium Plus Subscriptions (one for the winner and one to gift to a friend,) and a Homestead Region with no monthly maintenance fees for 12 months.
Linden Holiday single item auctions:
1 x 12-month Premium Plus Subscription.
1 x 3-month Premium Plus Subscription.
1 x 1-hour hang-out / photos with Patch Linden.
Linden Holiday auction package: 1 x 12-month Premium Plus Subscription; 1 x free Name Change; 1 x 1-hour hang-out / photos with Patch Linden; 2 x limited edition Patch Linden Bear (1 to keep and one giftable).
All proceeds from the auctions and raffles go to RFL of SL / The American Cancer Society.
Lights of Hope landing point: once again Second Life’s premier builders are joining the SL Christmas Expo to present the 5th Annual Lights of Hope Home Decoration Contest, and this year, the region has been been playfully designed based on The Nutcracker story by SkyeRyder Varriale, of Varriale Designs.
Each of the builders has decorated the outside of one of their stunning houses in holiday style and brought it to the Expo. Stroll the Holiday Road neighbourhood at the Expo and vote for your favourites by donation to the American Cancer Society kiosk in front of each home! 100% of all donations go directly to the American Cancer Society. You can even purchase some of the homes and / or decorations from the American Cancer Society Christmas Expo vendors some of the builders have placed in front of their homes.
Build a Snowman Contest: get rolling those prims and build your snowman (build dates: December through 6th, inclusive). Plots are L$50 each (100% of all donations go directly to the American Cancer Society). original and unique snowman designs are encouraged, if prefab snowmen are used, they must include unique elements added to them. The best builds will be decided upon by popular vote, which will be open between December 7th and 10th, 2022, with the winners announced on December 11th.
Santa’s Sleigh Ride Tour: join Santa in his sleigh at Tour Ride 1 or Tour Ride 2, for a reindeer powered flight around the Expo regions (optional donations can be made via the kiosks alongside the tour start points).
The 7th Annual Stocking Stuffer Hunt: find the Christmas Stockings hung in participating Expo merchants shops. Pay L$25 (all donations to RFL of SL / The American Cancer Society) and claim a copy of its contents. And take note – there may be more than one stocking in a store!