Art Korner Weekly : The Way of the Sun, Magical Worlds and Much More

An ancient temple dedicated to the Sun, captivating surrealist paintings and Michiel Bechir’s art walkway – all in this weekly newsletter.

Featured Installation

The Way of the Sun” by Bleu Oleander at Ribong Artspace 3583

Solar motifs have been used in religions and cultures all over the world for ages. However, in Egyptian, Indo-European and Meso-American cultures, the Sun is worshipped as the sustainer of life on the entire planet. In these cultures, he is regarded as the ruler of this world and also considered to be a source of wisdom due to the universal connection of light with the attainment of the state of enlightenment.

This art installation by Bleu Oleander at Ribong Artspace 3583 explores themes of temple building, pilgrimage, worship, reflection and transcendence. She has created the captivating images used in this artistic installation by taking inspiration from pictures of the sun taken by NASA. The temple environment and design is a mixture of elements from Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Meso-American structures.

Bleu Oleander’s art installation succeeds in its purpose of inspiring reflection, creativity and spiritual awakening. This is an installation that should not be missed.

Also Showing This Week

Magical Worlds” by Viktor Savior

Enter the magical world created by florals in this grand display of RL works by artist and photographer Viktor Savior at the UASL – East Pavilion.

Genesis” by Moki Yuitza

Moki Yuitza demonstrates her creativity and ingenuity in a highly atmospheric exhibition at the Dixmix Gallery.

Ephemeral Visions” by Layachi Ihnen

Take a walk through the Janus Gallery and discover the surrealist paintings of Layachi Ihnen that offer a nod to some stalwarts of the genre like Dali and Chirico.

Michiel Bechir’s Art Walkway

Michiel Bechir, an artist highly skilled in depicting the beauty of SL landscapes, has lined an entire walkway with some remarkable photographs, thus making this a walk any art lover will enjoy.

What’s New This Week

N+K Shipyard Photo Contest – Entries Close on May 15th!

Entries for the N+K Shipyard Photo Contest close on May 15th for all participants.

The contest is being held in three different categories with total prizes of L$17,000! The winning pictures in all categories will also be reproduced as painting by the well-known painter Alurcha Niekerk.

Hurry up and send in your entries! For more info, click HERE

On the Art Exhibits HUD This Week

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On the Blog This Week

We covered a variety of art exhibitions as well as some scenic sims to explore in the past week. Here is a brief look at them.

Nekomachi Street : Welcome to Cat City

Explore an urban Japanese market on a sky platform over Tonarino containing delightful scenes created with the help of animated cats.

The Surreal World of SenKonscia

Explore the strange and bizarre world of SenKonscia, created by Selen Minotaur by utilizing the works of several artists who are masters of this style.

Krak Bak Caye : A Slice of Tropical Paradise

Elizabeth Jewell returns to The Sim Quarterly to create an exciting, new scenic installation of a small but beautiful tourist town that offers a plethora of activities for visitors.

Angel’s Nest : A Vibrant Gallery in the Desert

Explore a brand new gallery that currently exhibits the works of three extremely talented artists and is an exciting addition to the art scene.

The Bayou : A Taste of the American Deep South

A swampy wilderness, vibrant jazz clubs and sunlit beaches – explore this region that transports you to the Deep South.

White Canvas : A Study of Tattoos by Diconay Boa

Diconay Boa creates magic at the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery with her latest exhibition depicting the creativity and sensuality of tattoos in the virtual world.

Coming Up Soon

The Kondor Art Square

Be there on Thursday, May 13th at 12:30 pm SLT for the Grand Opening!

Art Exhibition by Sugah Pancake along with Opening of the Kondor Art Collection and Kondor Art Books.

Live music by Nefer followed by After Party with DJ Clearstone

If you would like your upcoming exhibition (opening between May 18th to 25th) to feature in next week’s issue, please send a full perm poster, landmark and relevant details in a Notecard to Frank Atisso by Sunday May 16th 11:59 pm.

Best of Flickr This Week

The Art Korner Flickr Group always contains some really wonderful additions by some of the most creative individuals. Some of them are established figures in the world of art while others are still starting off on their journey. This is where we highlight some incredible images from our Flickr group.

Let Go~
Apres Midi Promenade
Tresore Prada-Hawkins
chkdsk /t*
Traci Ultsch
Crash Landers
Lost Connection
Mareea Farrasco
Lori Bailey
Puce Hax

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