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Lemonodo Oh on LEA24

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Photo by Schickzal
Vanessa has a project about walking and somehow because of her interest in that, I came up with defining a three-dimensional study area of a coastal region in maps and translated it to 64 sq m meshes and flat prims as appropriate. There are numerous borderlines associated with the project, which came out to be less conceptual than my original vision to accommodate walking, but in the end, the concept hasn't suffered much.

Mistero Hifeng at LEA 29 - Now Open

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"Taking a picture is like portraying a part of my inner self, I do this in my real life and in Second Life too, trying to capture moments that give me a thrill, hoping that everyone watching my works will feel the same emotions.
My photos are almost always traveling in parallel with my state of mind; I may want flowers and fantastic colours, as well as a simple point in the blue if at that moment it means a lot more than a full rainbow. "                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mistero Hifeng

Music is his best moving force and often the inspiration comes from the words or the music of a song, the atmosphere of which Mistero tries to represent through surrealist and evocative images.
For some time, thanks to the innovation of mesh, Mistero Hifeng has been using this technique to make two- and three-dimensional works inside Second Life.
They often are the 3D version of the digital images, and in both forms there are symbols and suggestions of a illusive and dreamlike world, but incredibly close to the deepest chords of the human soul.
                                              You can see the Mistero Hifeng works:              ★ Facebook             https://www.facebook.com/camminoevivocapovolto              ★  Flickr            https://www.flickr.com/photos/incognitadelmistero/                    ★ in Second Life            http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dalsgaard/64/84/21                                              =====================================================
“Scattare una foto è come dipingere una parte del mio “Io”, sia in real life che in Second Life, cercando di immortalare attimi che mi regalino un’emozione, sperando che venga trasmessa a chiunque si soffermi a guardare i miei lavori.
"Le mie foto viaggiano in parallelo con il mio stato d’animo. Posso avere voglia di fiori e colori fantastici, come desiderare un punto fisso nel blu, che in quell’attimo può significare molto di più di un arcobaleno.”                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mistero Hifeng

La musica è la sua principale forza motrice, e spesso l'ispirazione proviene dal testo o dalla musica di una canzone, la cui atmosfera Mistero cerca di rappresentare attraverso immagini surreali ed evocative.
Da qualche tempo, grazie all'introduzione delle mesh, Mistero Hifeng utilizza questa tecnica per realizzare immagini bi- e tridimensionali all'interno di Second Life.
Spesso sono la versione 3D delle immagini digitali, e in ambedue le forme si ritrovano simboli e suggestioni di un mondo irreale, onirico, ma incredibilmente vicino alle corde più profonde dell'anima umana.
  Potete vedere le opere di Mistero Hifeng:
 ★ Facebook             https://www.facebook.com/camminoevivocapovolto              ★ Flickr            https://www.flickr.com/photos/incognitadelmistero/                    ★ in Second Life            http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dalsgaard/64/84/21    
Taxi to LEA 29:   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA29/175/115/22      

LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES (Jan 2015): Vilvi Rae's 'Lives of the Monster Dogs'

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 Vilvi Rae, one of the foremost machinimatographers in SL hailing from Jyvaskylla, Finland is at the helm of January 2015 round of the LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES at LEA 6. Vilvi will bring a unique perspective showcasing some of the best of the 'furry' community of Second Life! A full list of the LEA Full SIM offering since inception in 2011 can be found HERE.  This final round of the LEA Full Sim series runs through March 2015, where Rebeca Bashly, will bring the circle to a close. 
In Vilvi's words:  Cute.Weird.Devious.Misunderstood. "Furries" have been part of Second Life right from the beginning. This colourful fandom of anthropomorphic animal characters reaches beyond virtual worlds, including large and varying creative talent. "Lives of the Monster Dogs" (name borrowed from Kirsten Bakis' enchanting novel) is an exhibition presenting that creativity, an attempt to give a glimpse of the furry community, showcasing some of the hidden talent it holds in its paws and claws.
"Lives of the Monster Dogs" - January 15th-31st 2015 - Linden Endowment for the Arts - LEA6 - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA6/49/109/23

The Success of The Euphoria Group on LEA12

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Round 7 of the Artist in Residence Grants end tonight. It seems a fitting time to highlight just one of the successes.
While I know those involved have thanked the LEA committee themselves, as one who is involved peripherally in dance performance, as well as LEA, I would like to thank the Committee for “taking a chance” on Babypea VonPhoenix Bikergrrl’s grant application for a sim. I don’t know if anything similar has taken place on the LEA grant sims previously, so perhaps they were not taking a chance after all! But this group made full use of the opportunity given to them by the Committee!
Not only did the Euphoria group create two very different but amazing sim wide builds during their tenure there, but they filled the sim to capacity on every occasion for their numerous events held there during the months of October, November and December.
The SuperMetropolis Train - photo by BabypeaVonPhoenix Bikergrrl
The urban cityscape which hosted the SuperMetropolis show for 5 performances in October was designed and built by one of the very talented dancers in the group, Chrissy Rhiano. The audience travelled the sim in a specially designed train which stopped at various points where each of the dancers performed using a set they had built.
BabypeavonPhoenix Bikergrrl’s Silver Surfer set at SuperMetropolis - photo by BabypeaVonPhoenix Bikergrrl
During one weekend in November the Dance Galaxy Festival was held with 14 different dance troupes performing, as well as the debut “recital” from students of Babypea’s Dawn of Dance classes.
Ronda Saunders danced her first solo performance at Dawn of Dance - photo by Ronda Saunders
For the Christmas ExtravaDanza performances in December the sim was designed and built by Restlesssoul Blackheart. This time the audience travelled by sleigh around the sim to the different dance performance sets.
LEA12 decorated for the Christmas !* ExtravaDanza*! - photo by BabypeaVonPhoenix Bikergrrl
Dance performance in Second Life is a truly artistic venture, with many talented people in that field. Not only does their love of music, and their skill at choreographing dance routines, shine through in their performances, but the beauty of their sets as well as their creative use of particles and special effects is truly amazing. 
SL scripters, particle makers, special lighting and dance animation creators are all heavily involved in making the tools to improve dance performance within the limits of SL, and it has come a long way in the last few years.
Setsuna Hirano danced in a globe set for the Christmas !*Extravadanza*! - photo by ToySoldier Thor
I hope many new people were introduced to this form of art by Euphoria's presence at LEA12. In addition, many people from the dance community heard about LEA for the first time and hopefully they will explore the other sims too and learn more about the different forms of art in the LEA world. 
Over and over I heard Babypea explain how the LEA program worked to people who asked but had never heard of it. I think two very different groups of people benefited greatly by the Committee’s granting of LEA12 to BabypeaVonPhoenix Bikerrgirl and the Euphoria group.
Babypea danced to Oiche Chiun (Silent Night) by Enya - photo by Gunner VonPhoenix
Fortunately for everyone’s enjoyment Gunner VonPhoenix videoed his wife’s performance and posted it on YouTube.

JMB (Jo) Balogh

Advisor to the LEA Committee