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Limoncello News – Edition 10

AN OFFICE ON THE CAMPBELL COAST

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Fenella outside her new office

We have a new location in SL (as always, please click the picture to enlarge it). It's not a gallery but an office for the Limoncello News in the beautiful Scottish region of Campbell Coast.

Owl Dragonash manages the artists' village there; a neighbourhood of galleries run by the artists themselves. It's new, but is already one of our favourite art destinations so we are happy to be represented there.

Please stop by to say hello (and take a look at Nessie through our window). If you have "copy" or photographs for us to feature, please IM Fenella, drop her a notecard or email her at limoncello.curator@gmail.com.

FENELLA'S NEW JOB

As if editing the Limoncello News was not enough work, Fenella has joined the BBB – the Bellisserian Bureau of Bureaucracy. Her first job as an apparatchik (oh how RL friends would laugh at the very idea!)  is to test a route around the Linden Continent's sights and attractions which people will soon be able to follow to collect stamps in the Bellisserian passport issued by the BBB. You can read more about this project here and Fenella's reports from her tour of the route will follow shortly.

NEW ACQUISITIONS

Second Life is not one world but many. It's made from all our imaginations and features everything from the dark through the magical to the prosaic or even vulgar. Fenella recently started to research the merfolk of SL with a view to giving a mer-curious friend a nice tail as a gift. As is her nature, she soon got caught up in it herself! It's an immersive (!) and fascinating other world under the Linden Seas. There are spectacular builds that most leggers never find. Certainly, in our fourteen years in SL, we had no idea they were there.

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"Finella" in her new home

Among the sunken ships and flooded ruins of Fenella's new home in Haven of Mermaids, there's an undersea dance club, bars, a shopping mall and – yes – an art gallery! Bryn Oh's statue of a mermaid is at the centre of it. Fenella loved it and was keen to acquire our own copy. It's only available as part of a Gacha that involves getting random halves of two mythical creatures and combining them, but we asked Bryn and she kindly donated one to us. We have given it pride of place in the lobby of the LG Tower.

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Fenella admiring Bryn Oh's "Mythical Creature: Mermaid"

We also bought two pieces by Bryn called Flutter and Flutter holding hand, which now stand under Mistero Hifeng's clock sculpture in the courtyard of the LG Tower. We think they make an intriguing little scene; vulnerable and touching. It made us think of the Kindertransport, but it's in the nature of art that it may say something quite different to you. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Continuing the watery theme, on the Fifth Floor of the LG Tower is Ancient Water World, by Michelle (Aquarius Lowtide). On the Sixth Floor are two new sculptures, both by Artemis Greece. They are Attraction and Venus. We admire Artemis's low-key, modest approach to her SL creations, which she markets as decor not art. We beg to differ. In addition to Bryn Oh's piece, we also have another new sculpture in the lobby of the LG Tower – No escape from the grid man, by Cherry Manga. We have long been thinking of adding one of Cherry's works to the collection so this was a perfect birthday gift to Dave from his friend Lisa. Thank you, Lisa! Dave's RL birthday is tomorrow, by the way. He missed being born on St. Patrick's day by minutes.

Finally, we invested at long last in our first piece by well-known and well-loved SL artist Bamboo Barnes. Her painting called Life now hangs on the 5th Floor of the LG Tower

ELSEWHERE ON THE ARTY GRID AND LIMONCELLO ARTIST IN FOCUS

One of the first artists to feature in our collection was Elin Egoyan, who owns the Galeria Arte Colorido in SL. In RL she is Marijke Pel and her website is here. Her "Different Paths, One Destination" has been giving us pleasure since our founder bought it for the walls of his then SL home back in the early days. It now hangs on the ground floor of the Main Gallery in Bellisseria. Elin writes of herself; 

My artistic life started about 35 years ago with a pencil, soft pastel crayon and my fingers as tools. Finally after a long time ignoring my desire to draw (teenagers are busy with far more ‘important’ things of course:)) I gave in and,… was lost! I really got the hang of it!

Of her long-standing second life, she says; 

One of my main goals was to have my own gallery and show what I made in RL.  I found so much satisfaction in being creative in more ways SL offers. The landscaping, the building,… the drive to make creations better and better. So many ideas are whirling in my head.

She features in Elsewhere on the Arty Grid as well as being this week's Artist in Focus because she has an exhibition in progress from March 14 to April 14 at the ArtCare Gallery. It's called Call to Nature and we recommend it to you. We like her work as much as we ever did and we are glad to have one of her pieces in our collection. 

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

We are coming to the end of "Roni Revisited: A Ronda Saunders Retrospective" at the Jishnu Room of the Main Gallery. Roni destroyed her inventory when she left Second Life, so some of these pieces are rarely seen now and you should really take the chance to visit before they disappear into their owner's inventory. The exhibition finishes at the end of March. "To Infinity and Beyond" – our exhibition of Cate Infinity's work – continues until the end of April and "Abstracts", by Kisma Reidling runs until the end of May. "In my Mood" by Eylinea Seabird has no fixed end date. The directory board teleports at all our locations will take you to any of them.

Until next week, Limoncello Friends, Happy Saint Patrick's Day and stay arty!

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