|Paintings by Starz McCullogh and Maymay Matova (in back) are just a tiny portion of the work on display at the Raglan Shire ArtWalk|
|Putting the final touches on my exhibit!|
According to ArtWalk director Teal Freenote, 130 artists preregistered to take part in the event. But the actual number of participants may not be known for a while yet. Zayn Till, magistrate of the shire, notes there were 117 artists pre-registered last year, but there 154 participants at the final count.
So give yourself some time. This isn't an exhibition you can cruise through in a few minutes, there is way too much to see.
ArtWalk has a long history. Zayn started it in 2007, not long after he founded the shire, in imitation of the RL ArtWalk in Seattle.
|Kayak Kuu dances at the opening of ArtWalk 2013,|
with Seth Stratten resting in the background in front
of works by Derry McMahon.
It was also the first time I exhibited my images in SL. That makes this the third year for me, a long way from being too shy to show my images to any but closest friends.
In fact, besides Raglan, I have two other exhibitions running right now.
Runningbears Gallery has an exhibition of my SL landscapes and the Rose Theatre & Art Gallery has Journey, a series of my “Lonely Man” images in Gallery 5. Use the teleport next to the landing point if you don’t feel like wandering. But like Raglan, there is a lot to see, so take your time. Quan Lavender recently did a write up of the extent of the galleries.
For Raglan, you might want to start at the Acorn Stage; that’s where my work is hanging.
Raglan Shire: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Raglan%20Shire/99/189/23
Runningbears Gallery: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wharshaw/16/44/28
Rose Theatre & Gallery: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angel%20Manor/88/101/29