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The Linden Endowment of the Arts is an official Linden Community Partnership program whose purpose is to help new artists, cultivate art in SL, and foster creativity, innovation, and collaboration within the art community.PatriciaAnne Daviauhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03691262124851721177noreply@blogger.comBlogger608125
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LEA8 - "Light In Black" - Mandel Solano, with Tansee and Ultraviolet Alter

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 15:54

LEA8 Core Grant
"Journey To Ultama"
Celebrates The Installation of Mandel Solano
"Light In Black"

Saturday  April 28 2018   2pm SLT

Live Music By
"The Invisible Band"
About The Band
Having to reach into the Virtual Belly of the Dark Underground, Mandel Solano the installation creator, has struck a deal with "The Invisible Band" a dangerous but colorful group of rebel musicians who are wanted on outstanding warrants issued by the Galactic Federation Officials. The music described by the Federation is as Highly Charged as the speed of Light. Put on your boogie dancin' shoes & Be ready!

 LEA8 will be declared a safe zone for the band members in exchange for some delicate information given to The Federation by leader Alazarin Mobius that could quite possibly save our world. No Bounty Hunters Allowed during that time frame. The Band Biography promises to be an entertaining read and will be available the day of the Event.


About The Artist
Mandel Solano is a Swedish VR artist that has done extensive original works with his very identifiable style using lights, mirrors, projections, shadowing, bumpy, shiny and a some original unique methods using his own textures.

It is "Highly Recommended" to explore the multi level installation with a pre-visit prior to the special event.  For those new to SL there is help available to set your Graphics to really consume the depth of this build.  For the seasoned explorer, High Graphics is a must,,, Ultra is BEST and enable Sun, Shadows, Projections. The build was created using midnight, but you will always find something interesting experimenting with all the environment settings. There is also a short tutorial explaining the Graphics settings located at the bottom and top level of the build.

For the photo enthusiasts this build promises to provide you infinite possibilities of a great photo ops.

Be sure to grab one or all of the Free Light Hats that will reveal some very special surprises as you explore this build as well as a Free Face Light tester.

A Note To Explorers:  There are 10 levels and the build has a
                                  center ramp that  will get you to the very TOP. or Bottom


This live musical event will hosted by Mandel Solano assisted by the other two sim creators Ultraviolet Alter and Tansee. 

LEA28 - Untitled, installation by Storm Septimus is now open

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 10:53

Untitled at LEA28
Storm Septimus has this to say about the installation:

Untitled is a dark, extraordinary, and powerfully immersive environment open to everyone to explore. As a destination it reflects the darker corners of the mind, with deep provocative imagery throughout. This installation is emotionally and visually hard hitting. There is an extensive note card available at the landing point to help visitors gain a thorough understanding of the build. 

 This installation is not the most performance friendly work either. Its a very complex layered build which has issues in some places with loss of frame rates and/or not fully loaded pieces. This ranges wildly between users as of course some people's machines are higher end than others.And some people have no issues at all, whereas others find it absolute torture.  But I wanted to add this note because I am aware of the issues and its worth mentioning that if someone is expecting a smooth experience they are probably in for a shock.  
 Also worth mentioning that the build has an area dedicated to the work of Virtual Ability. They were kind enough to give me a bundle of info about the support they offer in second life to its disabled users. Which is something I would very much like to highlight as it could help someone greatly.

Teleport to landing point:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA28/57/157/1990

LEA13 "Emphatic Eccentricia" by Veleda Lorakeet Opens 4/1/18

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 13:54
      Emphatic Eccentricia was founded to give virtual and mental space for people to develop their creative skills.At our LEA13 presence we have OhMy Shalala's wonderful atmospheric land of fairytales, A throw back to pre Gutenberg times with Vian Magic's Chained Library, and the surreal and violent calm of Veleda Lorakeets Cubimatrix 147. And that is not all in this maelstrom of creativity!You are invited to explore , create and enjoy this amazing InstallationLANDMARK FOR INSTALLATION :: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA13/107/96/186