Kultivate Magazine celebrates two years in Second Life

 

Kultivate Magazine Summer Weekend

Kultivate Magazine, the award-winning arts magazine and brand,turn two in June, and to celebrate, there’s a special in-world Summer Weekend event taking place on the Brand’s home region, Water Haven, from Friday, June 9th through until Sunday, June 11th. It kicks-off a series of events taking place throughout the rest of the month to mark the anniversary.

“It’s hard to believe that Kultivate Magazine is closing out another amazing year,” brand founder and CEO, John Brianna said. “Our events, exhibitions, readership, content, and social media content have grown amazingly throughout the past two years.”

Since its inception, the brand has grown to encompass the magazine, the Windlight Art Gallery, the Bailywick Gallery, the Kultivate Select GalleryThe Edge fashion and Art fusion and Gallery, and both Ristorante Ivanna, & The Tribute and Crown Pub. In addition, Kultivate has provided fund-raising support for Team Diabetes of SL, through events and the Red Gallery art exhibitions; Rock Your Rack (supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation – NBCF), and Feed a Smile / Live and Learn Kenya.

Kultivate Magazine Summer Weekend

The Summer Weekend

Kicking-off at 08:00 SLT on Friday, June 9th, the Summer Weekend will feature live music, DJ parties, shopping, a special art exhibition, storytelling from the Seanchai Library, tribute bands, a special hunt and more! This weekend will also see the début of Kultivate Magazine’s latest artistic component, The E.V.A Project, launch with a very special artistic fashion theatre production named !Show! – of which more below.

The full schedule for the weekend, at the time of writing) is as follows (all times SLT):

Friday, June 9th, 2017:

  • 08:00 –  Art Exhibition & Shopping Area Opens
  • 16:00 – Melenda Mikael sings live
  • 17:00 – DJ Whymsee
  • 18:00 – SarahMarie Philly sings live

Saturday June 10th, 2017:

  • 13:00 – The E.V.A. Project presents !Show!
  • 15:00 – Dimivan Ludwig sing live
  • 16:00 – Winston Ackland sings live

Sunday, June 11th, 2017:

  • 12:00 noon – Art Goes Bollywood With DJ Gabriele Riel
  • 15:00 – Seanchai Library
  • 23:59 – Kultivate Anniversary Summer 17 Art Exhibition & Shopping Area Closes
Kultivate Magazine Summer Weekend

The E.V.A Project !Show!

The E.V.A. ((Exceptional, Vibrant, and Artistic) is a fusion of fashion, art, music, and theatre. The goal is to showcase how the art forms – music, art and theatre – combine with fashion to create unique experiences. It is the latest addition to the Kultivate Magazine suite of brands.

The E.V.A. Project will début at the Kulivate Summer Weekend with a presentation of !Show! featuring Elysium Cabaret choreography and 23 of Second Life’s top models. The show will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017, at 13:00 SLT, and is made possible through the involvement of the following sponsors and designers:  Rapture, Ghee, Blacklace, Aleutia, Pink Ice, Faster Pussycat, Vero Modero, Azul, Dirty Princess, Utopia, Chiffon, Mahlberg Tailors, Boudoir, Lamu Fashion, LOVE, Spot on Stage Props, Irrisistble, Audadacious, and Pixel Box.

As well as the Summer Weekend, other dates to note in Kultivate’s celebratory month are:

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017, 13:00 – Kultivate Magazine & Model’s Workshop “Fashion in Art” Styling Challenge
  • Sunday, June 25th – publication of the special Sensuality edition issue, from the Kultivate  Spring Sensuality show
  • Saturday, July 1st – Kultivate Anniversary Summer 17 special edition issue will be published.

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Kultivate Spring Sensuality exhibition

Kultivate Spring Sensuality exhibition

The Kultivate Magazine 2017 Spring Sensuality Exhibition officially opens on Friday, May 5th at 08:00 SLT (note that any SLurls to the event will not before the opening).

The magazine’s first Adult-rated event (in which images should be considered NSFW), will run through until Sunday, May 7th inclusive in a specially constructed event area in the sky over the Kultivate home region of Water Haven.

Over 30 artists are participating in the exhibition, which will also include several entertainment events as well. The artists taking part are:

Artandsoul Constantine, Beatrice Serendipity, Booyakashaka Resident, Bri Graycloud, ByrneDarkly Cazalet, captainofmysoul, Catalina Staheli, Glitterprincess Destiny, Greg Paslong, Honey Bender Laperrier-Auer, Isis Desmoulins, JolieElle Parfort, Kacey Macbeth, Lanne Wise, Lucia Tophat, lulyboop, Lyekahgood Nighbor, Marcus Lefevre & Hikaru Enimo, Miele Tarantal, Myra Wildmist, Paradox Messmer, Pipit Peacedream, Ramsa Luv, Ricco Saenz, Slatan Dryke, Talligurl Resident, Timaaj Resident , Tintin Tuxing, Tisephone, Tiszo Cioc, Umshlanga Barbosa, Veruca Tammas, and wintergeist.

Kultivate Spring Sensuality exhibition

Schedule of Events

All times SLT, and correct at the time of going to press

  • Friday, May 5th, 2017:
    • 08:00 – exhibition opens
    • 16:00 – Parker Static, live (1 hour)
  • Saturday, May 6th, 2017:
    • 14:00 – Lark Bowen, live (1 hour)
  • Sunday, May 7th, 2017:
    • 12:00 noon – Sunday Sensuality Ball (2 hours)
    • 23:59 – exhibition closes

Please not that dress code through is casual with the exception of the Sunday Sensuality ball, at which formal attire is requested, with masquerade mask or blindfold. A free party pack will be presented to all guests.

About Kultivate Magazine and Brand

Kultivate Magazine is a publication about the cultural aspects of Second Life. The goal of the magazine is to support art, culture, photography, music, and fashion. The brand includes: the magazine, The Edge and The Edge Gallery, The Windlight Art Gallery,  The Red Gallery,  The Kultivate Bailywick Gallery, The Kultivate Select Gallery, Ristorante Ivanna, & The Tribute and Crown Pub.

In addition, Kultivate Magazine is proud to be the media partner and primary sponsor of Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorised fund-raising team for The American Diabetes Association.

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Kultivate 2017 Spring Art Show in Second Life

Kultivate Magazine 2017 Spring Art Show

The Kultivate Magazine 2017 Spring Art Show officially opened on Monday, April 3rd and runs through until Sunday, April 9th. This celebration of 3D and 2D art features more than 50 participating artists, with both juried and non-juried art competitions, with those participating in the juried event are competing to win a shared prize pot, gift cards, and more.

The event – which is talking place on a specially constructed festival area at Kultivate Magazine’s home region – will also feature live performers, tribute bands, DJ parties, two hunts and a photo contest, Spring Into Art.

Kultivate Magazine 2017 Spring Art Show

Hunt-wise, the Palette Hunt features artist’s palettes scattered across the show. Simply find them (in any order you come across them), and touch them to receive a prize.  The Art Quest Part 2 hunt is a HUD-based hunt, also running throughout the show, and is a mystery for you to solve. Follow the clues, and the following prizes could be yours:

  • A free mesh artist studio skybox
  • A free mesh slide show frame for your images
  • A free artist furniture mesh set
  • A free mesh frame
  • A free piece of art work.

You can pick up your HUD and the 2D Exhibition Art Gallery.

Kultivate Magazine 2017 Spring Art Show

A full list of participating artists and the event sponsors can be found on the Spring Art Show Press release, and artists are also listed by subject area:

A new component to this year’s show are the Art Talks. These classes feature a variety of subjects, including Second Life photography, copyright and creative commons information, how to market yourself as an artist and more. All of the talks are taking place at the Art Show theatre, at the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 07:00 SLT: Strawberry Singh, “Second Life Photography Tips”
  • Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 17:00 SLT:  Veruca Tamma “Copyright and Creative Commons”
  • Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at 17:00 SLT: Kaijah Chrome “Beginner and Intermediate Photography class”.

So, as is always the way with Kultivate Magazine, there is a lot going on. To get a complete feel for the event, follow the links below, and be sure to visit the Kultivate 2017 Spring Art Show in-world.

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Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event in Second Life

Kultivate Spring Fashion Event
Kultivate Spring Fashion Event

The first annual Kultivate Spring Fashion Event opened its doors on Saturday, February 11th, and runs through until Sunday February 26th, in aid of Feed A Smile  / Live And Learn Kenya.

The event features over 50 designers and creators,  a variety of fashion shows organised by event partners Amazing Impressions Modelling (AIM), a shopping area with exclusives, two special hunts, entertainment, and more! The Fantasy Angels will also present a special themed show as the grand finale to the event.

You can find out full details on participating merchants and designers on the Spring Fashion Event web pages, and the shows scheduled for the event are as follows (all time SLT, check the event schedule for any updates):

    • February 11th:
      • 10:00 – Exclusives Show
      • 16:00 – Bliensen & Mai Tai, Sonatta Morales, & The Bohemian Underground.
    • February 12th:
      • 10:00 – Mahlberg Tailors, Virtual Diva, & Prism
      • 16:00 – Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions, Feyline, & Spyralle.
    • February 18th:
      • 10:00 – Zibska, Alpha Tribe, & Zuri Jewelry
      • 16:00 – Flowerdreams, Snowpaws, & Sascha’s Designs.
    • February 19th:
      • 10:00 – Ghee, Dob.Be, Prism for Men, & Sweet E’s Designs
      • 16:00 – Market Show.
    • February 25th:
      • 10:00 – White Room Couture, Entice, & Closer to Heart
      • 16:00 – Chop Zuey, GIULIA Designs, & Emerald Couture.
  • February 26th:
    • 10:00 – Chiffon Launch Show
    • 14:00 – The Fantasy Angels presents.
Kultivate Spring Fashion Event catwalk
Kultivate Spring Fashion Event catwalk

Entertainment for the event will kick off at 13:00 SLT on Saturday, February 11th, with Dimivan Ludwig.

Two hunts will be running throughout the event. The Rose Hunt features 25 roses scattered across the event areas. Simply follow the hints and find the roses. The free-to-enter, HUD-based Fashion Quest offers a prize bag of 10 items for all who complete it. Someone has deliberately hidden much-needed items for an upcoming fashion show across the event areas. Can you follow the clues and recover them all to solve the Fashion Quest mystery?

Throughout the week, visitors to the event will also be able to donate directly to Feed A Smile via their official kiosks and / or by buying tickets to a special raffle.

You can find out more and keep up-to-date with the event via the Kultivate Spring Fashion Event web pages.

About Feed A Smile

Feed A Smile is a programme run by Live and Learn Kenya (LLK) to provide nutritious warm lunches for over 400 children every day, paid for entirely from donations to the project. Over a third of the money directed at the programme comes from donations received through Feed a Smile in Second Life – and that’s a remarkable figure.

The money is raised through fund-raisers like this, and through live music played at the Feed A Smile Region, which stages around 5 or 6 events weekly. At these music events, musicians donate their tips, and visitors are asked to donate just L$100 ($0.30), which is enough to purchase a filling meal for a child in Kenya, a fact that within itself is also quite mind-boggling!

If you would like to offer support to Feed A Smile through fund-raising, etc., please contact Brique Topaz in-world.

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