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Monday, June 19, 2023

SPOTLIGHT FEATURE: “Edward Hopper” Exhibition at La Gallery~ Ely Catronis Reporting…

Glancing around New Orleans, you see this dark diner, it seems familiar, you cannot quite place it, La Gallery invites you to walk inside.  This is when you realize you have just entered one of Edward Hopper's most famous paintings, Nighthawks. 

 This is one of the many works of art featured in the exhibit of his work being showcased at La Gallery developed for you to learn and enjoy.  Edward Hopper, a man who felt “If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.”

I stepped off the trolley in front of La Gallery and met up with Lalle to learn more about this unique exhibit.

Interview with Lalle Vanbeeck-Na (lallena)

Ely: Hello Lalle!  It is wonderful to be here at La Gallery again. This is your second exhibition here at La Gallery, we covered your first show here. That was such a wonderful exhibit. I will make sure to include the link to that article for our readers.

Is there anything you would like to share about that show before we head into this one?

Lalle:I could  add that the exhibition is still relevant since it is still possible to visit it in New Orleans . I really liked doing it. The theme of the exhibition "Celebrities who are also painters" is quite unique, because I think it has never been done before even in RL. This asked me for some work so I think it will remain permanent.

Ely: Oh that is great!  We can make sure everyone gets the Slurl to the new location for it.  Keeping it permanent must help you keep your overall purpose of La Gallery thrive on in Second Life. Can you explain with us what the purpose and goal of La Gallery is in SL?  What do you want to achieve?

Lalle:I wanted to create, to do something concrete in SL. I did it in a field that interests me: the art world. It is first of all a personal satisfaction. The Gallery, like any gallery, is a space dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of art in general, the main purpose being to present works to the public and to promote artists. The theme of these two exhibitions was close to my heart but with artists who did not really need promotion. We are in SL, so I think that the next exhibitions will also be devoted to artists who evolve in SL.

Ely: That sounds wonderful.  You mentioned art close to your heart. This new exhibit features the artwork of Edward Hopper. What inspired you to choose the work of this one artist? 

Lalle: I had the chance to see the exhibition devoted to Edward Hopper 10 years ago in Paris. I was still young but I had really liked it. Later in my studies, I did a presentation on Hopper. So I knew the subject quite well. It seemed interesting to me to present his artwork. And even if he is a very famous American painter of the 20th century, I realize that many people do not know him.

Between his paintings, his etchings, his illustrations..., Hopper has produced a very diverse and impressive work. Through this exhibition, maybe some will know him a little better.

Ely:  Walking around the gallery with you, I was able to experience first hand with you many features of this exhibit. Can you share with our readers a little about what to expect at the exhibit?  What makes it unique?  Are there special pieces that you feature?

Lalle: You will see many paintings by Edward Hopper. It is a fairly complete panorama of his work, all presented chronologically and according to the techniques used (watercolor, oil painting, etchings, drawings, illustrations, etc.). There was a lot to show. We needed a method of presentation.

I don't think there is something very unique in this exhibition because all his paintings are  known. We did not discover a painting hidden in an attic. The only thing that could be called unique is that we have reproduced the bar from his famous painting "Nighthawks" at the entrance of the gallery, which you may have walked through, in New Orleans City.

Ely:  I did enjoy being able to sit at the counter in the diner. Also watching the video about him was interesting as well. I'm Curious, do you have one piece of Hopper's that is your favorite?  

Lalle: If I have to choose one, I'm not going to be very original,  I'm going to choose the most famous "Nighthawks". This iconic artwork depicts a late night scene in a bar with three customers and a waiter (the bar we reproduced in New Orleans). There is a somewhat strange, dark and worrying atmosphere that I like; between the lit interior of the bar and the darkened street outside. I could have mentioned many others like "Gas" with its red gas pumps, "Automat" or "Chop Suey" for  example.

Ely:  You have all the works throughout the decades of this work. Is there an era of his that you prefer over the others?

Lalle: I appreciate all the periods and all of his work. However, I have a preference for scenes of urban life, streets, buildings with this very precise architecture... but also interiors and the characters around, often lonely and melancholy.

Ely:  If someone is interested How can an artist showcase their work here? What type of art are you looking for?

Lalle: He just has to contact us... and present his work... It must please us at least a minimum  and likely to please others as well... We are  open to all types of art... We are  not closed.

Ely:  Anything else you would like to share?

Lalle:  I just hope that people will come and visit and also appreciate the exhibition and the work of Edward Hopper. I really enjoyed doing it even if it took a long time to set up. 


La Gallery SLURL:

Group: La Gallery secondlife:///app/group/4fb0f7e5-1fd9-fdc1-0209-37bf57b9a0a7/about

Preferred Contact: Lalle Vanbeeck-Na (Lallena Resident)

Article on first exhibit:

New Slurl to the “also painters” exhibit:

Monday, September 26, 2022



The Men´s Closet Event by Posesion Productions We open the September round of our exclusively male event THE MEN´S CLOSET. You can find original creations only for men. Clothes, shoes, accessories, hairs, eyes, complements.....all you need to make you unique. Don't miss what our fabulous designers have made for you! The Best Brands for YOU !!!!!!!!!! This round we have a fantastic group gift by NOCT!! September 26th - October 19th Event gallery : Taxi: **DESIGNERS** .catori. Altgard Angry Store Animosity Artisan Eden B(u)y Me Poses BamPu Legacies Bartimeu Blue Flower Boyberry Bring To Light Chou Corvines Dialogue Dopelit Dreamland Designs Eaglelux Girl Krush Goddess Creations Hagenti HIS Holik In-Joi Lush Poses Madame Noir MaleDiction MaleFic Maza Noct Nosferatum Rise Design Rowers Sanjak Six Feet Under SVP Tenebre Totally Wicked Vegvisir ZAKER ZOD

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Sunday, May 22, 2022



La Gallery presents “CELEBRITIES ALSO PAINTERS” a unique exhibition, dedicated to celebrities who are also painters, like Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Row Wood, Paul McCartney, and many others: 60 artists - 150 paintings. This exhibition is sponsored by The Second Life Enquirer and the City of New Orleans At the same time, La Gallery presents a photo exhibition by Lalle Van Beeck-Na. We expect many of you in our large art space with a bar and good music. The Gallery is dedicated to all kinds of exhibitions and events: painting, sculpture, photography, design, performances... You are a creator, painter, sculptor... You wish to present or sell your works... Do you have some exhibition ideas? Contact : Lalle Vanbeeck-Na (Lallena Resident) Taxi : Interview of Lalle Vanbeeck-Na published in the SL Enquirer :

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Circle of Influence A New Art Installation by Monroe Snook


You are cordially invited to join us Sunday, 27 February from 12pm-2pm slt for Monroe Snook's special exhibit on Sinful Retreat II entitled, "Circle of Influence." Bsukmet and DJ Sussyk will bring their unique musical stylings to the fray. We are so excited to share this afternoon of art and music with you! ___________________________________________________________________ About the Artist: Monroe Snook - Multi-media artist (digital and analog), Fine Art and Abstract photography, Curator and owner of Studio 33, an SL art gallery active for about 10 years, SL fine art photography and SL fashion photographer for about 5 years. Art Maniacs Group founder. Monroe's first exhibits in SL showcased her RL floral photography depicting macro images of sensual structures of nature's plenty. In early 2008, she became passionate about SL photography - growing her skill and range within this medium just after the launch of wind-light prior to the explosions of filters and presets. Other artistic endeavors include digital abstracts, abstract photography, multi-media collage, watercolor, acrylic painting, pastel, and sketch work. Many of Monroe's works are award-winning from various SL photo and KoinUP SL photo contests. Her work has been featured in many blogs, SL magazine articles, and SL Best of Best. She was a featured artist of Avatriat and has exhibited work across the SL world. Thank you for visiting this Monroe Snook collection. As a curious artist, it seems my style and approach are ever in flux - there is always a new direction, a new technique, or inkpot I am excited to try. As a result, my exhibits are unpredictable. I like that. Boil it all down...Monroe is alive, does art, and is blessed to have such awesome friends.


Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Dollhouses & Miniatures at Janus Gallery III


You are cordially invited to join us Sunday, 13 February from 12pm-2pm slt for Cassie Eldemar's new exhibit at Janus Gallery III entitled, "Dollhouses and Miniatures" Holly Giles will perform for the first hour followed by Winter. We're excited to share this unique afternoon of art and music with you!

___________________________________________________________________ About the Artist: Cassie Eldemar - Biography "I listen when the prims start to whisper, and we create a story" Cassie Eldemar - Retired school teacher and soon to be great grandmother. I joined SL in 2007 a year before I retired. A librarian friend told me about SL and talked me into joining. I was pretty new to computers and the internet back then, and after a couple dozen attempts to find a name that wasn't already taken, I ended up as Cashew Writer...laughs. It didn't take me too long to find the Ivory Tower of Prims which became my alma mater. I've always laughed and called myself the slowest builder in SL. One because I took my time, and two because it seemed to take me about 6 years to catch onto building. It was about then that I became very ill. After I started to recover, I considered quitting SL. But my RL husband of 45 years thought I should stay, and joined SL to be with me here: As it turned out, building became my therapy. I learned to start listening to the prims and my building started to bloom. A building friend introduced me to Mesh Studio, and that has become a very useful building tool. About 4 years ago, I tried making a dollhouse on a very small scale. As I finished a linkset I would mesh it, and when I was finished, the little victorian dollhouse was only 9 LI! Everyone loved the size, the details, and the low I tried making one with furniture and other details....and as they say, the rest is history. Last summer, I started the Collectible series which are smaller and lower LI than the miniatures and include little people. They promise to be a lot of fun:) Enjoy! Cassie

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

From the Depths to the Heights at Sinners & Saints Art Show- STARTING JULY 10th!


In the wake of the UWA Gratitude Art Show back in November which Chuck Clip curated alongside Mariposa Upshaw, we here at Sinful Retreat and Angels Rest decided to carry UWA's torch onward into the future in the form of occasional themed art shows. Sinners & Saints Art Show is our first show which serves the dual purpose of carrying the aforementioned torch and celebrating the culmination of our first year in Second Life. 

Sinful Retreat and Angels Rest are mirrors for each other, highlighting the dichotomy of light and dark in art and humanity as a whole. We thought it appropriate that our first show should reflect that. Despite the terminology, you need not think in terms of Christianity. This show represents the width and breadth of the arts in Second Life. With submissions from about 30 artists and poets from across the grid, and performances by 15 musicians and DJs (and counting) this show is sure to encapsulate all of us and serve to start some interesting conversations. We cannot wait to gaze deep into the mirror with you. 

Sinners & Saints Art Show opens on July 10th with spiritLed, Semina, and Acoustic Energy at 12pm SLT. Music events will follow throughout the month, and the exhibit itself will stand through September, at which point selected pieces will rotate in and out of circulation on the sims of Sinful Retreat and Angels Rest. 


July’s Schedule (Subject to change and additions) 

Keep an eye here for any changes

July 10th

3PM Spiritled

4pm Semina


July 13th

12PM SLT Buskmet Stormcrow

1PM SLT Morlita Quan

July 17th

7PM Aufwie

8PM Noma

July 18th

1PM SLT Traci

2PM SLT Haze

July 19th


11PM SLT Poul

July 20th

12AM  SLT Kael

3PM SLT Donn Devor

July 25th

9PM Essence

10PM Max

Saturday, April 25, 2020

5th Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show April 24th- May 1st


5th Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show

Kultivate Magazine is a publication about the cultural aspects of Second Life. The goal of Kultivate Magazine is to support art, culture, photography, music, and fashion. Kultivate Magazine consists of the magazine, The Windlight Art Gallery, The Edge Gallery of Black & White Imagery,  The Kultivate Loft Gallery, The Kultivate Signature Gallery, The Kultivate AIR Gallery & The Kultivate Select Gallery. Kultivate Magazine is proud to be the media partner and primary sponsor of Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team for The American Diabetes Association

Dates: April 24, 2020 to May 1, 2020
The 5th Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show will take place April 24 to May 1, 2020 and will feature 2D and 3D artists, live music, a hunt, storytelling, and cabaret dancing! We will also have a variety of giveaways and contests, so you can win a variety of artistic and photo tools, as well as lindens! This event will feature both a juried and non juried competition component, where artists will compete for prizes in a variety of categories.
Participating juried artists include: AlexAvion, angyel Resident, Anouk Lefavre, danielofangel, Eucalyptus Carroll, Freedom Voix, ilyra chardin, Jamee Sandalwood, Johannes Huntsman, Judilynn India, Kacey Macbeth, Kapaan, KodyMeyers Resident, Michael Lysios, mth63, Myra Wildmist, paineful, Rory Torrance, Sabine Mortenwold, SandyBlackCloud, Sevant Anatra, Sheba Blitz, Skye Joubert, softandred, softandred, Solana Python, Syphera Inaka, TaraAers, Tempest Rosca, Vanessa Jane, Veruca Tammas, & ViktorSavior. There are also two special exhibitions by Debauche Dance & The Art Loft.
The following live performers and instructors will provide entertainment throughout the art show:  Wolfie Starfire, SaraMarie Philly, Aislen Sings, Melenda Baptiste, Samm Quendra, Holly Giles, Savannah Rain, Mavenn, and Maximillion Kleene. Whymsee and Seanchai Library will also have special events at the art show.
About Kultivate Magazine:
Kultivate Magazine is a publication about the cultural aspects of Second Life. The goal of Kultivate Magazine is to support art, culture, photography, music, and fashion. Kultivate Magazine consists of the magazine, The Windlight Art Gallery, The Edge Gallery of Black & White Imagery,  The Kultivate Loft Gallery, The Kultivate Signature Gallery, The Kultivate AIR Gallery & The Kultivate Select Gallery. Kultivate Magazine is proud to be the media partner and primary sponsor of Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team for The American Diabetes Association

Saturday, March 14, 2020

A SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE: Unusual Oracle at Curei's Floating Gallery


The creative, nonprofit "Curei's Floating Gallery" keeps coming up with the most unusual things.  It has brought you everything from a photojournalist's panoramas by Curei, and a trip to a little island in the river Seine in Paris, to real world gallery prints from virtual reality by Tal.  And it has also become a place known for it's three music streams and amazing interactives.
Now, there is the most unusual Oracle since Delphi.  The wisdom it imparts is so vast that you can access the offerings for more than an hour and you will not experience any repeats.  It is the wisdom of the ages made personal, and that's what makes it truly special.  You get the sense that it was created for you, personally.  Guess what,.... that's exactly what was done.
The words brought up are shared with all those nearby, which makes it a natural for an educational discussion group that uses the Oracle as a very unique tool for personal discovery.  Such activities are encouraged, for learning and growing are what it's all about.
This one-of-a-kind Oracle was the creation of a very special team comprised of Tal, who researched and created the massive database, Fran, who programmed it into the operating system of the Oracle, and Curei, who originated the idea and formed the outer appearance of the creation.  All three find it to be something that truly has become more than the sum total of its parts.
All of this is open to the public and additionally, special group tours of this new creation, and of all the unusual things to be found here, are available upon request.  Send your email request to:
And remember, everyone will always be welcome at any time at "Curei's Floating Gallery."

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Interview with SL Photographer Dixmix Souce -Seersha Heart Reporting...

Becoming a resident of Second Life in November of 2006, Dixmix Souce has been active in the SL photography scene for almost ten years.  In 2012, he was one of the artists who provided tours for the Virtual Ability Tour group and in that same year was part of GIFT [GA International Fine Arts Tour].  This year he has curated Escape In Landscapes in July and has recently opened Dixmix Gallery.  Dixmix Gallery is a new venue for 2D and 3D artists in world.

 Let’s get personal with Dixmix.

Saoirse Heart:  Welcome Dixmix and thank you so much for talking to me today.  I thought I would start off with a basic curiosity question, tell me how you got into Second Life.

Dixmix:  When I rezzed I thought SL was a chat room.  It took me one week to jump over the wall around the house where I was!  Then I met someone who taught me the basics of Second Life.  It did not take me long to discover the camera and take my first pictures.  My first house was a NY loft and of course it was also my first gallery.  I got into the photography scene and got brand new friends.  Some of those friends are still here and have not disappeared.  Others sadly died or maybe they just TP to heaven.

Saoirse Heart:  You have collaborated a lot with well resident Megan Prumier.  She built the new gallery.  She is the creator of the darkly enjoyable builds Crimarizon and Deadpool.  How did you meet her?

Dixmix:  It was in September 2011 at the Blacksilk academy, she went there with a mutual friend for some kind of fun or maybe just to see my exhibition.  Later Megan asked me if I would like to be the curator of the gallery she was building in a strange jungle sim called Crimarizon.  I accepted the job even though I already own my gallery.  Within a few months she had rebuilt it wonderfully.  Since then we have done a lot together and have a strong friendship. We both are Capricorn maybe it helps us to understand each other.

Saoirse Heart:  Let me ask you about something another artist said to me.  He said that "chicks dig artists'.  Do you find that to be a true statement?

Dixmix:  To be an sl artist, and it’s the same in rl too, you need to be alone. In my solitude is where I find my inspiration and my time to shoot.  Yes you can be surrounded by some cute AVI, who is smart and funny but when you’re starting a photo session you don’t have much time to talk.  You have to set the light, select the poses, have a look on every detail of the outfit.  Usually I tell them, sort your messy inventory or get ready for the next outfit.  Otherwise I have close friends, close enough to know the name of our children, talk about life, bitching about the weather, like many others I believe have in world.

Saoirse Heart:  On Saveme Oh’s blog she posted dialog from the one of your gallery openings in September 2016.  You were gracious and polite, yet her behavior earned her an ejection.  What is the most outrageous thing someone has done for your attention?

Dixmix:  I will not talk about about Saveme oh.  For me nothing is outrageous, I respect every kind of second life choices; you can be human, elf, hobbit, monkey, wear strange clothes or even a fashion addict. We are all pixel, but if you talk to me for 10 minutes, you will understand I'm real I'm not role playing as an artist or as a curator. I'm always talking to the person in front the screen.  I save my RP for some places where I always keep my clothes on.

Saoirse Heart:  Many artists and builders use ALTs as part of their creative process.  Do you use an ALT for creating or other purposes?

Dixmix;  Not really.  I’ve an Alt but he’s my banker.  Some years ago, someone stole my money by a script when I didn’t have much L$.  So I have him saving my money, no friend no group no sl just an account. But I know some have for different reasons, last week I spoke with someone who said ‘I’m the alt of my alt’.  I don’t really need to hide myself under another AVI.  I like the light and the darkness I can mix both in one SL.

Saoirse Heart:  Brings me to my next question, what do you do in second life besides your art?

Dixmix:  I wander a lot, shops, galleries, nice sims, thematic lands.  I chat with friends online and discovering new people.  My friends are not only photographers. Some are builders, sculptors, designers, DJs, dancers, Bloggers, famous models even some weak submissives owned by some kind of pixels master.  It’s a network but I’m very busy with photography and curating the gallery. 

Saoirse Heart:  It has been said that 'everyone is an artist in second life' do you believe this to be a true statement?  What do you think of this statement?

Dixmix:  Everything in SL has been created by someone.  Yes everyone is an artist there some are amazing and while some suck.

Saoirse Heart:  Some artists and builders work on multiple platforms.  Have you ventured onto other grids/platforms to create such as the O/S grid or High Fidelity?

Dixmix:  Not yet, I’ve enough with SL.  You know maybe one day SL will be out of date or will get stronger after the next metaverse revolution. 
The Dixmix gallery is a realistic gallery now playing host to SL’s Art, Photography, Sculpture and Music.  Built by Megan Prumier, it celebrates five years of collaboration between she and Dixmix.  Artists now on display are Ariel Brearly [entrance], Grazia Horwitz [first SL exhibition, black and white in Black Gallery], Ziki Quest [Grey Gallery], Megan Premier [pink images behind the Atom] and Dixmix photography [3 shades of monochrome, a selection of B&W].  A great place to hang around and see works from talented artists.


Friday, September 30, 2016

A Review of Nabrej Aabye's latest exhibition "Itineraries" - Triuzla reporting.

 Sometimes while wandering through virtual art galleries it can bring about unexpected and priceless experiences. A visit to Crossroads Gallery can be one of such bargains for travelers seeking new discoveries in SL.
The paintings presented at the “Itineraries” exhibition at Crossroads Gallery are intriguing and thought provoking. Don’t resist the temptation to explore the whole building.

Nabrej AAbye is a mysterious creator living in Tunisia. Since 2007, he as been involved with art and builder in Second Life. You can visit his art studio where you can buy even more beautiful pieces of art, which are not included in the current exhibit. The artist shares his inspiration by incorporating real life scenes as subjects in transition to second life in its diverse form. Truly, the blend of two realities causes controversial and disturbing feelings of dynamic and emotions, hidden deep in ones’ sub consciousness.

The use of bright colors influences the whole specter of thoughts and provokes tough inner response. Nevertheless, there’s no doubt that the pictures can be stared for a long time, delving into the virtual dialog with the creator.

What did he mean by adding this or that layer? Did he wish us to meditate on his artworks or take immediate action? Questions emerge all the time.        

I can’t say that the theme of revolutionary changes is the guiding idea of  Nabrej’s works. In his native country he has experienced these dramatic events, turbulence and rigorous vibes which can be perceived through the contemplation on his works.
 True features of talent is his ability to transform hard experiences into optimistic, mature sated works, setting peace and wisdom in the viewer’s soul.

“La Marche” can make one stand motionless. The artwork contains numerous female dark silhouettes, hurrying on somewhere (on execution, as artist explained in a private talk). However there’s one bright white young representative of this mass, which totally differs and can become the agent of changes.
It is perceived as a bright hope depicted in a playful form. The pureness and open-warmheartedness permeates the air around all pieces of Nabrej’s art.
For example, “Avatars” is a piece that stimulates imagination with its intriguing layering effect. Watching this picture for a long time you can imagine an abstract idea.
Despite this fact one can feel a strong connection with their own adventures in SL.  
On the one hand, art should actually cause such an effect. On the other hand, Kerouak’s quote on the floor sets the whole mood of the perception and makes it clear what the creator was trying to tell us.