Friday, June 22, 2007

Krya, Vlad and Lou at the aho

The aho museum is proud to present a new collection of 3 artists - Kyra Gaea, Lou Portsmouth and Vlad Bjornson. Sunday the 24th of June at 4pm Slt @ aho museum, NMC Campus (49, 101, 38) **You must join the NMC guests group to visit the campus**

Gaea a painter, poet, composer and pianist in real life - presents oil on canvas & palette knife which is skillfull guided slides across her canvas producing truly inspirational works.

Bjornson says “mother nature has a wild imagination, and that he likes to experiment with the shapes and colours that nature creates” - his Natural Symmetry exhibition awaits you.

Lou Portsmouth - I have been keeping journals and making artworks since I was a very young child. At some point these two outlets for personal catharsis, immature and indiscriminate grumblings, and “analytical distance” merged together to become a mash-up of media and meditation, mapped in non-linear fashion onto the pages of folio-sized hardbound sketchbooks. The pages were shaped by clippings and scrawled doodling in pencil and ink, paint and magic markers swirled with reckless abandon, all with little reverence for - but keen attention to - the information barrage coming from external stimuli: friends, family, teachers, and the surrounding environment. As time went by, and lessons (both soft & hard) were learned, the thickening layers of the sketchbooks began to form a personal and distinct syntax and running narrative; I realized that I was in possession of a certain & deliberate apparatus for not only the marking of time, but also for the synthesis and synchronization of disparate and altogether non-sequential moments and occasions. Such a device has been an invaluable tool in my life, and I am ever searching for ways to transform it, to allow it to evolve. Second Life might just be the next major step, and the possibilities amaze me!

We greatly look forward to seeing you all there!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Photography Studio of Grignano

Photography Contest

From the Wikipedia:
"Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction which came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. It is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other). Apart from time period, the main difference between cyberpunk and steampunk is that steampunk settings tend to be less obviously dystopian."

The contest themes are always loose - any interpretation is good. The theme is STEAMPUNK. Do ANYTHING you want.
Some nice steampunky areas in SL include but are not limited to: Babbage Square, Babbage Canals, Caledon, esp. SteamSkyCity
There are shops selling steampunk gear. - Ordinal Enterprises and Fredrickson Airships spring to mind but there are many.
There are steampunk groups.

The gallery will be set up with some interesting artifacts and landmarks in the latter part of June.
These will just be to educate and instruct and will in no way be required as subject matter for your photographs.
Straight snaps or manipulated - it's all good.

Enter by: 13 July 2007 at 5:30.
Exhibition: 16 July - 4 August 2007 in the Photography Studio upstairs gallery.

We will have cash prizes and an awards ceremony - time TBA.

Enter 3 textures of Second Life screenshots. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<----------
Textures can be no bigger than 512x512 - rectangular photos saved as 512x512 regain their proportions once they are put on a prim.

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 permission.
Give me an IM so I know to look for them.

Don't send them in a notecard - I say this as I look at textures every day but I rarely look at notecards. If I don't get your heads-up the entry gets buried under the billion spam notecards I get per week. I hate it when things get lost - the only entries to've been lost thus far were in notecards.