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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Windlight Magazine Announces Name Change to Kultivate

 JULY 31, 2016

Windlight Magazine announces its name change to Kultivate Magazine. The name change is part of the rebranding of Windlight to reflect its expansion into other art forms, including music, fashion, and literature.

Kultivate Magazine will continue being a provider and supporter of the arts in Second Life and will continue providing these services to the many artists and creators in Second Life. The brand will also continue providing services to it’s real life virtual patrons in the form of tutorials and classes.

The name Kultivate was chosen for a variety of reasons. Brand founder and publisher, John, explained his reasoning for the choice of name: “When I created Windlight last year, I wanted to assist artists and to provide resources for the art world to anyone who wanted them. I also started Windlight in memory of a much beloved younger sister, who tragically passed away two years ago…….Kandis, my sister, experienced growth in more ways than one in Paris and took her photography to new heights and levels as she perfected her craft. This growth is what has lead me to rebrand Windlight into it’s new name: Kultivate.” The choice to spell cultivate with a K was in honor of John’s sister Kandis.

Kultivate will encompass Kultivate Magazine, The Edge and The Edge Gallery, Windlight Art Gallery, Windlight Bailywick Gallery, The Riff, and the upcoming Team Diabetes of Second Life Art Gallery.

“Cultivation is the art and science of growing things. We hope that you will continue to grow with us and Kultivate our love of all things artistic. Please note that our strong commitment to the arts will never change. We will continue to have our art shows, our galleries, and our many artistic events to bring you the resources you have grown to love and utilize. If anything we will simply expand and bring you additional resources to help you to cultivate your craft, “ continued John.

For More Information
For more information on the brand’s name change, please visit the following link:

About Kultivate
Kultivate’s goal is to support and further the arts in Second Life. The main art forms that the brand supports are 2D and 3D art, literature, music, fashion, and lifestyle elements. For more information please visit:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Team Diabetes of Second Life to Return for a Second Season

We are pleased to announce the second season of Team Diabetes of Second Life! Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The mission of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to raise awareness, tolerance, and funds for diabetes in the virtual world of Second Life.

According to the World Health Organization (2016): 422 million adults in the world have diabetes and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.

Team Diabetes of Second Life was founded by Jessii2009 Warrhol and Johannes1977 Resident and will continue functioning in the form of an advisory board, with a coordinator leading the TEam Diabetes of Second Life effort. The 2016 Team Diabetes of Second Life Coordinator is Johannes1977 Resident and the 2016 Team Diabetes of Second Life Advisory Board members are: Jessii2009 Warrhol, Dawnbeam Dreamscape, Eleseren Brianna, Veruca Tammas, Sandie Loxingly, Rob Fenwitch, and Earth Nirvana. Saiyge Lotus is a special advisor to the advisory board.

The official Team Diabetes of Second Life's season will take place from October 2016 to January 2016, with the following events scheduled to take place:

Off Season Event - October 13 to October 31 - Scare Me Silly Shopping Event
November 1 to November 30 - National Diabetes Month
November 1 to November 30 - The Red Hunt
November TBD - The Red Ball
November TBD - The Red Hop Around Shopping Event
November TBD - The Edge Anniversary Events
December 8 to December 18 - The Windlight Winter Art Show and Winter Merchant Showcase
January 2017 - TBD - Tour de SL Bike Race and Season Closing Events

In addition to the events mentioned above, individuals, businesses, and organizations are encouraged to hold fundraising events in support of Team Diabetes of Second Life! An official fundraising toolkit will be available to the Second Life Public on August 1, 2016 at the organization’s office in the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life.

About The American Diabetes Association:
The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.

Free resources are available in English and Spanish at and 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2382).

For More Information: (The official American Diabetes Association page for Team Diabetes of Second Life) (Website to find diabetes information in your home country)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :Announcing Windlight Magazine’s New Literary Journal, The Quill and Pen

Windlight Magazine is continuing it’s commitment to the arts and is pleased to announce the formation of The Windlight Quill & Pen Literary Journal. The Windlight Quill & Pen aims to highlight the voices of gifted and innovative writers in both real life and Second Life.

The first edition of The Windlight Quill & Pen will be released on June 15, 2016 and the second will be released on December 15, 2016. The publication will be released on the Windlight Magazine website and will be published in ebook format, so that all participants will have the chance to become published.

Categories in the journal include nonfiction, poetry, and fiction. Mini shorts also known as flash stories can also be submitted. Interested participants can find category guidelines and submission information at the following link:

Windlight Magazine’s founder, owner, and publisher Johannes1977 (John) Resident will be the editor in chief of The Windlight Quill & Pen. Co-Editors are Windlight Chief Operating Officer & The Edge Editor in Chief Eleseren Brianna and Windlight Lead Contributor & Living in a Modem World owner, Inara Pey.

About Windlight Magazine:
Windlight Magazine is an award winning publication about the art, cultural, and photography world of Second Life. The goal of Windlight Magazine is to support artists, photographers, galleries, and related events. Windlight achieves its mission via the Windlight Artist Fellowship Program and by providing free ebooks, photography and art tutorials. Windlight Magazine consists of The Windlight Art Gallery, The Edge (fashion division of Windlight Magazine), and 30/31 (artistic shopping event).

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Windlight Magazine To Host First Annual Art Show 2016- Lanai Jarrico Reporting…

From April 11th to April 17th Windlight Magazine is hosting its first annual Spring Art Show. This event will feature over 50 artists competing for a grand prize of 20,000L in cash prizes. Entertainment will be provided by poets, tribute bands and live performances- as well as photo contest, special hunts and a collaborative Art and Fashion Show! From the sound of it, this event will be a blast for virtual 2D/3D Art and Fashion enthusiasts alike!
SLE caught up with Windlight Magazine’s CEO, Johannes1977 for a behind the scenes look at this upcoming event.

Interview with Johannes1977

Hi John, congratulations on Windlight Magazine. You are doing a great job informing the SL community about all the creative Arts that can be found in Second Life. Before we get into the first Annual Spring Art Show coming up, can you share with are readers about the new addition to WM; The Edge?

John: Sure and thanks for the congrats. The Edge is the fashion arm of Windlight Magazine. Fashion is an art form and as Windlight aims to cover almost everything we can about the arts, I decided that fashion needed to be covered. My goal wasnt just to be another fashion magazine or another fashion segment. I wanted to cover art from an artistic standpoint, particularly the images and the stylings (learned this word from Eleseren)! So back in the Fall of last year, I started looking at models and thinking about the ones that would be the right fit for Windlight. The person I had in mind, would have to understand both real life and Second Life fashion and be artistic themselves. I had worked with Eleseren during my LEA build and had seen her work and knew that she was quite artistic and of course she loved fashion. After putting together a proposal for her to come on board to Windlight, The Edge was born and here we are now.
The Edge has stylists and just opened it’s own gallery, which displays fashion photographers who take artistic images. Eleseren is the editor of The Edge and the curator of The Edge Gallery. I have to say that I am very proud at the direction she has taken The Edge and it has added a new dimension to our arts coverage.

The Fashion community is huge in Second Life, so The Edge is a great addition to Windlight Magazine. Now you are combining art and fashion with this upcoming Spring Art Show. Can you tell us about all the exciting activities you are packing into that weeklong event?

John: The spring art show is one out of three we hope to have this year. It is a week long show and will feature over 50 artists. Some are 2D and some are 3D artists. We have an exciting week planned, along with the show, which offers both a juried and non juried competition, we will have a poetry night by Lyrical Cafe, storytelling by Seanchai Library, two live performers, two tribute bands, a special performance by Elysium Cabaret, even a magician! We were lucky to include a charity component, the fashion show will be in support of The National Breast Cancer Foundation and Models Giving Back is the coordinator and firm that is doing the show. Models Giving Back was created by model Jamee Sandalwood and shes been great to work with.
There are over 50 Artists being features at the show as well as an assortment of tributes and live performers. That is impressive! Can you tell us who some of them may be?
John: Sure, the artists are: Antartica Slade, Aradia Aridian, Bamboo Barnes, Betty Tureaud, Boudicca Amat, Bryn Oh, Caelin8 Resident, Carley Noonan, Cherrycarr Resident, Cica Ghost, Danity Mynx, Dawnbeam Dreamscape, Eeraftr Resident, Eleseren Brianna, GlitterPrincess Destiny, Hana Hoobinoo,  Haveit Neox, Honey Bender, Ilyra Chardin, Inara Pey, Jarla Capalini, Joanne Vuitton, Johannes1977 Resident,  Journey McLaglen, Judilynn India, Kayly Iali, Layachi Ihen, Margo Hollak, Miele Tarantal,  Myra Wildmist, Peli Dieterle, Richie Narstrom, Roffellos Resident, Sandi Benelli, Saulgoodie Resident, Secret Rage, Shakti Adored, Skip Staheli, Slatan Dryke, Sparkie Cyberstar, Syphera Inaka, Tempest Rosca, Theda Tammas, Tripleplaynitely Resident, Warm Clarity, Wicca Merlin, Wiild  Alchemi, WrenNoir Cerise, and Ziki Questi. The Edge will also have a gallery set up of some artistic fashion images.

The grand prize for these competing Artists is over 20,000L in cash prizes. Can you tell us about the competition?
John: The juried competition is split into two categories: 2D and 3D art. Each category will have three winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd). For the juried competition we have judges who will have to vote in two rounds and the top 3 artists in each category will win the juried contest. In addition to linden prizes we also have gift cards and other items from our sponsors that will go to the winners. The show is not all juried as we will have a non juried section for artists who simply wanted to display their work or if they work for Windlight, they cannot be juried.
You are also doing a special Photo Contest and Hunt. Can anyone get involved or do they have to register?

John: Anyone will be able to enter the photo contest and the hunt. The spring show will be open to the public on April 11. We will have information on our website and in our groups about how to enter the photo contest.

Are you looking for more artists to feature at this show? If so, how can they get involved?

John: We did the spring show differently as it was invitation only. First preference was to established artists in Second Life. We also try to support our own Windlight artists and those who have shown with us before in the past so they were invited. We did open up 10 lottery slots to people who wanted to apply for one and those have been awarded. If you are an artist and missed out on this one, then I strongly suggest to apply for a Windlight or Edge Gallery Fellowship, as we will have a Summer/Fall show, along with a Winter show also.

Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers about The Spring Art Show 2016?

John: I hope to see as many people as possible supporting the show, but most important the artists. Art adds another dimension to Second Life and its just great to see what people can create in both real life and Second Life. The creativity is enormous in Second Life and I hope the show inspires others to take part in that creativity.

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