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First Annual Celebration of the Arts: The Artists!

Bleu Oleander & Wizardoz Chrome

Two machinimators, Wizardoz & Bleu, are creators of short movies shot in Virtual Worlds, better known as machinima. They will present a talk, both in voice and local chat on the nature of machinima followed by the screening of two machinima of two different types. In “Art of Mind” by Bleu Oleander, and “The Surreal Cube” by Wizardoz Chrome. We invite you also to visit Machinima Land where you will be able to view more.

Visual Arts Particle Show –
Moondance Parx

“Come experience the magic of music, color and movement truly aligned! All live shows are accompanied by an awesome light show that is produced in real time. The visuals are highly respectful of the music as the lead and integrate the beats per minute into the formulas used for the particle movement. This results in virtual waves of particles that swash (is that a word?) in time with the music….. I find my art to be a comfortably humble expression of logical rules that produce magnificent results. 🙂 hope you dig it!”

Spanish Acoustic Guitar –
Arimo Teixeira
Sponsored by Cats MusikCircus

“‘The Blue Bandito Rides Again… ARRRRRRIMO!’ ARIMO Hijacks the Spanish Guitar and Steals the Hearts of Music lovers with his Bandito Blues. Guitarist, Arranger, Composer, and Singer Songwriter, Mario Metsovaara-Torrez is Arimo Teixeira, Streaming Live Music from Chicago, Illinois.”

Prose & Poetry of the Moment
Caledonia Skytower

“Seanchai Library’s Caledonia Skytower shares a literary intersection: a moment where ideas from different forms and eras come together in a single point to celebrate the Grande Opening of the Second Life Endowment for the Arts. The works of poets Joy Harjot and Maya Angelou, author Hans Christian Andersen, and more, presented live.”

Misfit Follies:
A Showcase of Theater Dance
Misfit Dance and Performance Art

“We are a unique Full Production Dance Company in Second Life who have been performing for almost 7 years. Music, Dazzling Sets, Costumes , Special FX & animated Dance all come together to tell a little story & warm your heart in each Dance Number. .. Our SLEA presentation will feature 7 of the now more than 90 Dances ( and counting! ) created by JenzZa Misfit and presented by The Misfit Dancers.”

Note: On arrival please accept and attach the Misfit Cam HUD system as part of the experience.

Indie-folksters –
Thet & Wheelbyte

Duo, Thet and Wheelbyte, have played together for more than 7 years, in both SL and RL. They use voice, five-string electric guitar (electric bouzouki), and five-string electric violin, with occasional recorder and piano.

Songs are mostly slow, mostly sad, often apocalyptic or eschatalogical, and mostly original, although there are also a few covers from the likes of Dylan, and the Pogues.

Theater, Creative Arts & Shenanigans Keeba & the Tiny Maniacs

Keeba Tammas streams from the Midwest and serves up an extremely eclectic repertoire of music… “At the age of four my mother plopped me on a stage, at the age of 15, I began recording voices for cartoon and commercial work… I have been performing in SL since 2007 and most recently have been performing with my backup band, “The Tiny Maniacs”! Actually, I am starting to wonder if they perform with me–or I perform with them!! I invite you to watch my descent into dementia!”

“Art & Sustainability”
Live Reading of Poetry & Prose
Delia Lake

Co-author of the ‘Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook, Building New Bridges’ (2019), Delia looks at the world ‘Through the eyes of a grandmother…. As a grandmother, I look forward, and imagine the world of my grandchildren’s children. My choices for today shape their world of tomorrow. Each of my days, I do what I can to make theirs a better world.” She brings us “Art & Ecosystems” through poetry and prose.

Acoustic Soul and Blues Composer & Artist
Suzen Juel

“The family that Suzen JueL grew up in has a strong line of artists and musicians on both sides of her family. Her grandfather Jule also painted and did cartooning/ did her mother…as well as multiple musical instruments that also were weaved into the family history…Suzen JueL grew up in a world of color…spending time in her grandpa’s wonderful painting area in the basement, looking at all the colorful paint stains on the table…watching him draw after dinner or on sunny afternoons…”

Expect the flavour of the Suzen family’s influence in an hour of original acoustic music and more.

Live Rock, Pop & Blues
Lyric Serendipity
Sponsored by Kultivate

“Lyric describes herself as a “mumbling, giggling, by-the-seat-of-my-pants” performer. Her sets are truly a ‘stream of consciousness’ experience. She sings the songs you forgot you loved. Her sets are heavy on the classic 60s – 90s rock, but she has an expansive song list with an eclectic mix from a variety of artists….
Lyric brings the memories of the years of teen angst, new loves, raw sex, painful break ups, fun days and wild nights of our youth rushing back.” (source Kultivate)

Live Classical Jazz Pianist
Sandia Beaumont

Sandia Beaumont is the first of three pianists we welcome to SLEA today. From France, Sandia specialises in jazz & classical music.

In her group Sandia’s 88, she asks, “How many keys does a piano have?
You guessed it!
Just come and see what Sandia can do with them…”

“In jazz I try to vary between soothing and rebellious. In Classical music I don’t always sound classical. Programme for my SLEA gig is likely to be Chopin, Gershwin, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Michel Legrand, Mozart and variations on a traditional African tune.”

Live classical pianist and composer Prowess Rayna

“To play the piano as an artist,
is to dance as a couple in love.
The pianista plays with her whole body; embracing, exploring and feeling the keys, notes, strings, harmonics and percussive aspects of her dance partner, her lover…the piano.” (Prowess Rayna)

Expect classical pieces and original compositions.

“Rising” Dance Performance
The Imaginals & MADaboutDANCE

Created by Medora Chevalier, Janjii Rujanii & Zimp Rexie for the opening of SLEA, ‘Rising’ celebrates humanity united, across borders, working together to heal ourselves & the planet.
Act 1 – Welcoming the Sunrise, the Coming of Light
Act 2 – We meet our higher selves, bringing our minds and emotions together
Act 3 – We make a deep change in our lives & celebrate our new way forward together.

Live Folk/America/Appalachian
Chap Zane

“Chapman Zane is a folk singer/song writer from southern Kentucky. Chap’s background in music spans nearly 60 years with over 10 years performing in Second Life. Chap brings a mix of classic folk music and old time mountain songs along with genuine Americana and new Indie Folk music. Chap switches between 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, a handful of old timey banjos and occasionally the autoharp and mountain dulcimer.”

Live Country
Rapid Randy
Sponsored by Kultivate

“I have spent my last 40+ years singing in RL, around the house, all through school, the Navy Blue Jacket Choir, driving in my car, as well as sitting in with a couple of local bands here in Chattanooga, TN. Influenced in my early years by my father, I like to sing Country, Easy Listening, Soft Rock and Gospel, and experiment with current tunes on occasion. I recently made the move from Paltalk to SL, after 20 years. ” (source Kultivate)

Live Jazz Saxophonist

“With over three decades in music, saxman66 uses the depth and breadth of this lifetime of experience to create unique interpretations of the jazz masterpieces. His set will include works made famous by jazz legends Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and more.”

Live singer/songwriter
KALEN (Death by Piano)

“Death By Piano” (DBP) is a Brooklyn-based duo comprising singer/keyboardist KALEN and producer/instrumentalist Greywolf. DBP mixes the sounds of their native borough — electronic beats, distinctive analog instrumentation, and a thick brew of strings and synths — sifted through their reconstructive filter, centered by Kalen’s lush and expansive voice.”

‘Quantum Field Theory’
Media Experience
Thoth Jantzen

“Mediamagician Thoth Jantzen will unveil his latest monstrosity, “Quantum Field Theory” …with a multimedia show that includes dramatic visual and sound effects. DJ Verdant will continue the party…. QFT will be a main part of a larger long-term installation called “Immergence” being built and hosted at the Akimitsu region as part of the Akipelago virtual art network.”

Note: It is IMPORTANT visitors ensure their Sound&Media preferences are set to ENABLE media to autoplay and the media filter is disabled BEFORE arriving. Graphics prefs to high or better with Advanced Lighting Model enabled is also strongly recommended.

Meanwhile our grant award artists continue to host events through the weekend ….


While still a work in progress, Pearl Hyacinth opens Region 6 to show her Bioacoustics MuseoLab. She will be adding to the build throughout her six month residency and encourages you to return periodically to see the experiment unfold. It will progress in four stages from the current bones of the display to adding images, mesh and sound, followed by an invitation to performers to interact with the display, culminating in a final presentation about the project.

Region 2 Sunday 24th noon

On Region 2, you are invited to participate in the ongoing ‘Diaspora’ exhibition, write a piece of Flash Fiction in response to one of this week’s builds, and view the living sculpture ’13 Most Beautiful Avatars’, Sunday 24th at Noon, to be followed by a discussion on ‘Beauty’ at 1pm. Visit here for more details.

Region 1, Winter Slavic Rebirth, presents the dance and musical production “First Slavic Mystical Horror” by Russian Theater “Orchid”, at 11am on Saturday. The production is based on a novel by Nikolay Gogol and includes a cast of a dozen actors. An exciting start to a superb series of events.

Between events, please visit the nine regions that make up your SLEA; there is so much more to enjoy in addition to the performances scheduled for this weekend.


Published by Safar Fiertze

Safar used to be a slave to her own ideas about what it meant to be a proper person. When she woke up she decided to learn how to ride a motorbike, and took to the road armed only with pen and paper. She now calls herself a writer, though currently as a ghost.

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