Here are the images prior to being positioned with Gentle in the picture.
We had fun exploring the work of the other artists too...the variety of work is intriguing and the visitors to the exhibition are in for a treat. I hope to link with Slatan at some point over the summer to learn about how he creates his interactive installations and moving frames.
gentle told us about Fenimore Art Museum in SL, just across the park from Cape Able Gallery, who's curator is Nicolo Anthony in SL. Nicolo is Paul D'Ambrosio in RL, the Curator of Fenimore Gallery in New York. Nicolo keeps the gallery in SL current to his real life museum and its well worth a visit.
Isn't it wonderful that one can make international professional contacts in a virtual world. I have come to realise that the possibilities SL are limitless and that it is such an amazing platform for engagement across so many boundaries.
Finally, I wanted to make a special effort for Whatyamacallit to look her best for the exhibition on Wednesday night - so Faye kindly took me shopping for free clothes!!!.. and this is the result.
Whatya in a sari !!! and minus her glasses.
Finally the night of the exhibition arrived. We all teleported to Cape Able Gallery on Virtual Ability Island where quite a crowd had gathered. The input and effort made by everyone was amazing and it was good fun. As my first experience of a virtual party it wasn't a bad one.
Each group nominated a member of their team to step forward and to explain how their painting related to the concepts of Utopia, Heterotopia and Dystopia. The feedback from the visitors was very positive all round. My only criticism is that we didn't hear from the Cape Able artists regarding their work. I was actually a bit embarrassed that they were not invited to step forward and give an account of their art...after all they had put so much effort into the exhibition.
Lots of group photographs were taken and we departed feeling very proud of ourselves.
|My individual painting in the gallery.|
|First Year Avatars - Group Photograph|