Saturday, September 02, 2006

Czar Nicholas

“I started drawing and painting when I was 40. I spent my life saying I sure would like to me an artist, too bad I can’t draw.

One day I was having that same conversation with a bottle of Bacardi Dark, and my friend Bacardi wouldn’t hear of it, so I sat there with a pack of oil pastels and typewriter paper and drew drunk pictures til the high wore off. My friends and neighbors lied to me and told me I was good, so I kept doing it.”

Czar Nicholas was born in Austria, lived in Italy, then, leaving home at the age of 13, he spent decades on the road exploring the North American continent. Over the years he worked at many varied jobs, from picking cotton to being the general manager of a chain of bookstores, and is now considering going back on the road for the rest of his life.

“Every artist should use the great symbols of our species” he said to me while we were discussing one of his paintings, Madonna and Child.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Autopilotpatty Poppy at Mysterio gallery

Autopilotpatty is a RL photographer and artist whose work involves reflections of objects and flowers, sometimes computer manipulated, with rich colors and sensual delights. The opening of Patty's show is tomorrow, September 2, 2006, at 2PM SLT, at Mysterio Gallery, in Palomarian.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Calling Boston-based Artists

I am in contact with a reporter from the Boston Globe who is writing a piece on Second Life. She would love to meet/chat with a few artists who live in Boston (or the Boston area) and are using SL as a creative space.

If you are interested or you know an artist who is from around Boston, please IM me (Amalthea Blanc) inworld and I will be happy to pass the info along to her. :)

Contest 19: Black & White

The themes are always loose - any interpretation is good. Black and white in any permutation, from manipulated black & whites, through depth snapshots, to color snaps featuring black & white. Have a lovely black and white dress? Play the piano? Like whisky? Read newspapers? How about an argument with one seeing b&w while the other sees shades of grey? I don't know - but there's a virtually unlimited number of interpretations!

To Enter:
Enter textures.

Title entries with your name + title <---= so I don't lose it in my inventory
Send them to Osprey Therian with MOD permission and COPY perms.
Give me an IM so I know to look for them.

3 Entries is the limit.
Category 1 -- Second Life - snapshots Category 2 -- Second Life - manipulated imagery

Entries accepted until October 7th at 5:30pm The show will go up on the 8th - and we will have an awards ceremony, probably at 3pm on Monday, October 9th The Photography Studio is located in The Brownstone East, Grignano Grignano is a pg sim. <--=<

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Kaboom Art Gallery Presents Anz Malthus

Chicanery Turnbull, posing in front of his art gallery sign.

Chicanery Turnbull, Kaboom art gallery owner, is happy to present the art exhibition of Anz Malthus, starting at 6 pm SLT on Sept. 2nd. Join us in Crimson Falls for live music by Takamura Keiko, champagne with the artist, free gifts from Grimbabies, and an overall quality time.

The gallery is currently rotating artists every month, waiting for the moment when a mixed reality event will be possible. The work we will be seeing for this event is a collection of digitally edited photography from Anz Malthus.

Artist Anz Malthus, explaining one of his works -- Cosmopolitan.

Anz's art is a play of color and ideas based on photographs he takes in real life. The result is a vivid and fully digital impression of that image, rendered with a texture one can almost touch.

Come meet Anz and enjoy the live music, Sept. 2nd at 6 PM!
is on every Sunday starting at 4am and 4pm.

Selador broadcasts an eclectic mix of music from his gallery in Umber, including off-the-beaten-track classical. Click the link to get connected.