Twilight’s Peace Art Gallery & Park – New space, new exhibits

Twilight's Peace 2.0

Just received from Jonah Zenovka:

Shiki, Second Life – August 11, 2009 – Twilight’s Peace Art Gallery & Park is pleased to announce the opening of our newly redesigned and expanded arts center featuring works by seven amazing visiting artists. We invite you to enjoy the exhibit spaces, lounge by the river, and join us for many exciting live music events that celebrate art, including a special grand opening celebration to be announced.

In the main building you’ll discover the photography of Carabella Babii as well as colorful pieces by Juliete3d Quinzet and a fabulous collection of pour and drip paintings by Gracie Kendal. The second floor features an evocative collection of Second Life photography by Sapphoria Shilova.

In the courtyard, Em Larsson displays selections from her new Scotland series, and across the water in our brand new art pavillions we welcome Krissy Sinclair with brand new figural pieces, and Dane Fride takes us to Morocco with his latest photos.

Be sure to watch the events calendar as we welcome to the Twilight’s Peace Riverside Stage a quality mix of some of SL’s favorite performers, exciting new voices, and fun dj personalities.

Twilight’s Peace is a group committed to the following charter: There comes a time when people – after growing weary of intolerance, violence and oppression –  must band together in an effort to bring peace to our communities.  Twilight’s Peace is an interfaith group dedicated to bringing people together from all religions, races and cultures to advance peace worldwide.  Members employ art, music and discussion as tools for working toward this goal.

Twilight’s Peace is an open enrollment group, so please join and invite your friends.  If you have suggestions regarding art, programming, or philanthropies please contact either Jonah Zenovka or Alexxa Laval.


  1. BlogHUD hates me.  Alternatively, snapshot emails from Second Life hate me.  Regardless, I’ve tried to get about 3 photos and art highlights onto this blog and failed.  I’ll keep trying.
  2. Much more importantly, welcome, Nazz Lane, to Second Arts!  As you can see from his recent posts (Nazz chooses not to use BlogHUD right now, a wise avatar if I ever saw one), he’s quite an afficionado of the arts and has plenty to offer as we share what we see from around the grid.  Nazz also is the publisher of the Lane’s List weblog, a very good one if you haven’t checked it out already.

Arts writers wanted

If you enjoy sharing you love of the Second Life arts scene, consider writing at Second Arts!  No pay, no obligation, all for fun.  Interested parties should email me at morrisvig [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.

Cetus Gallery District for sale

From Jonah Zenovka, part of the Cetus leadership group:


March 23, 2009

Dear Valued Cetus Gallery District Community Members,

As many of you know, construction of Cetus began in 2006. Since then, the district has played an important role in the cultural life of the Second Life grid. Although I have been off-world and away from Second Life for some time now, Cetus has continued on, thanks to a dedicated team of residents.  However, given that my real life priorities have altered my SL ones so substantially in recent months, with an increased project load and new publishers occupying my schedule, I have decided either to: 1) identify a buyer for the sim, or 2) cease operations effective April 30, 2009. 

If you or someone you know may be interested in continuing the legacy of Cetus Gallery District, please contact me. Otherwise, please drop by the sim before the closing date for a final visit. Residents may collect rezzed objects prior to the 4/30/09, or those objects simply can be returned by me to your inventory after that date.

Thank you for being part of the wonderful experiment and historical moment – the world’s first online simulated urban arts district. While Cetus may not continue in operation should no one opt to take it over, our network of friends and business relationships – and fond memories – can endure well beyond Cetus.


Best Always,

Xander Ruttan

Founder, Cetus


Here’s hoping for the best for one of SL’s consistently fine arts venues…

Second Arts: #61 on the list, #1 in your hearts!

Thanks to Second Effects for the mention. It’s an honor to be mentioned in that group of Second Life-related blogs!

Congrats to Filthy Fluno!


Filthy Fluno by TerryAnn Antonelli - courtesy of Snapzilla

Filthy Fluno by TerryAnn Antonelli - courtesy of Snapzilla

If you haven’t yet heard, the inimitable Filthy Fluno was profiled in the New York Times Magazine.  Nice writeup, and surely will attract more creative minds to Second Life – a very good thing.


For those who aren’t aware, Filthy was part of a very interesting ArtTalk panel on Success in Second Life Art.  I kept a transcript of the talk and posted it on Second Arts.  It’s a good read…go check it out!

Bravo, Filthy!  Perhaps hitting the Times can be viewed as achieving just a small measure of success in Second Life art!

Yes, Virginia, I erred. Really, I did.

From Sledge Roffo, in reply to my post on his Gallery of the Minotaur:

Hey Morris. I appreciate your coverage of my gallery. I read with interest that you usually don’t cover work that isn’t done Inworld.

You apparently didn’t realize that my work is authentic to Second Life. I don’t use Photoshop. I may crop a picture or use contrast but I am using the SL camera to take pictures of my sculptures. Its called Primagery and there are examples here in Flickr.

Anyway, I’m glad you appreciate my gallery creation. Maybe you can return and take a closer look at what it houses. I’d sure appreciate it and would be glad to demonstrate for you how my work is absolutely created Inworld with twisted prims and virtually no augmentation.


So it is cleared up.   Apologies to Sledge.   What can I say, the pieces I saw on the wall didn’t appear to be inworld photos.

It still is a very nice build, IMHO.