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Weekly Picks

Changhigh Trinity Sisters
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A visually arresting performance group that employs real-time coordination of avatar animation and effects to create a show that spans circus, acrobatics and ballet paradigms.


PleaseWakeMeUp Idler conducts Art Talks Mondays at 6:30 at Mandel'BRAT's and BREW in Artropolis. Subjects range from protecting your intellectual property rights to critiques of artworks. From February 11 to March 3 the four-part series is titled What is Art? Click here for the February schedule.


Cyanide Seelowe, organizer of the Virtual Artists Alliance, has started a weekly art contest called the Haiku Speedbuild. It takes place at the the VAA contest area in Blekinge Sculpture Park, where you now can view prior winners. Come Thursday at 6 PM to enter the contest or be a spectator.


Can a Beauty Pageant be Art?

The 2008 Miss SL Universe Pageant

Frolic Mills wrote, produced and directed what can only be described as an awesome spectacle on January19. Beautiful avatars and gowns mixed with high drama,  performance art (Yman Juran), and live music (Starr Singer) in this impressive event that was broadcast live by SLCN-TV. It all flowed so smoothly, until there were just two contestants left. That was due to Frolic's directorial skills, though during the show he appeared only as the perfect MC. The choreography flowed so naturally I wouldn't have thought about it if I hadn't attended the final rehearsal and seen him in action there.

But what happened at the penultimate moment, just as the winner was being announced?



Rezzable opens their new Collector's Gallery with an exhibition of works by Light Waves. If you like the master craftsmanship, monumental sculpture, and sense of humor of Starax Statosky and Nomasha Syaka, don't miss this extensive and interestingly designed exhibition. 


SLART™ events in the Media

UgoTrade: Soho + Second Life = Sexy!
Location One: Live tour of the SL Art World (video)
Studio 360 ( (PRI): Kurt Andersen interview (audio)
DIE ZEIT: Pixel und Papier
Financial Times Deutschland: Second Life - das ist Beuys...
Smithsonian Museum Eye Level: Second Life Meets...
Hrag Vartanian: Art in Second Life, an interview with ...
ARTKRUSH: Mag Tracks Art of Second Life
CIBERESCRITURAS 2-17-07 Slart: magazine y galerías ...


SLARTTM Video Tour of the
Second Life
® Art World
Now Playing
The live SL art tour
at Location One
is now playing in Second Life at a theater near you.



If you are ejected from the Oyster Bay Group
don't take it personally. The group started closing immediately after the announcement on February 17.

Morris Vig, the entrepreneur who created one of Second Life's most important art venues has announced that it will close immediately.                        read more...


Stanford's METAVERSE U Conference
will be streamed into Second Life
February 16-17. Click for details.


Art and Politics

Political is Personal

A walk-through installation by PleaseWakeMeUp Idler and Sherpa Voyager brings attention to the human side of the Iraq war and some of the motivations that gave rise to it. In one of the rooms faces turn to follow you, and floating texts appear from them with comments.

Ad Reinhardt meets Thorstein Veblen
More than just propaganda, the installation brings together an unusual mix of art history and economic thought. In a room bearing the inscription "Conspicuous Consumption" on a wall there is a small white object made of 1000 prims. The motto comes from Veblen's 1899 classic, The Theory of the Leisure Class, and the

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NMC Presents
ZeroG SkyDancers III

Click the image above to see our review with pix and
the February performance schedule. 


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