to exhibit a sampling of my artworks for the month of June 2015.
The exhibit kicked off yesterday June 2nd with a 7pm slt Opening Show that proved to be a big success!
A common practice for most exhibits is for the Artist and/or Curator to develop a theme for the exhibit. For the Living Room Gallery, Daallee & Owl provide the incoming Artist with a tall, round room, glass walled and domed blank floor space. They leave it up to the Artist to develop the space and artwork displays to meet a theme he/she creates. When I first landed at the space 4 days before the exhibit's opening event, I really was lost on what to do with the space. I did know that I wanted to highlight my recent accomplishment of completing my first transformation of one of my SL Mesh Art sculptures (Shattered) into a real life bronze cast. The problem was that I had not created ANY related posters, photos, displays, etc related to this theme.
But after a couple hours of playing around with some floor / wall prim placements, my idea of an exhibit floor space layout started coming together. I transformed the 1 floor exhibit into 2 floors. This gave me a lot more exhibit space and effectively leveraged the nice glass dome.
I also extended the main floor past the glass perimeter walls with a new solid wall. I used the space between the glass and solid walls to place all of my Mesh Art sculptures which actually gave the statues a heightened sense of importance by being behind glass.
I built a small musician stage on the main level. I then used the main back wall of the 2nd floor to exhibit my SHATTERED SL MESH ART to RL BRONZE JOURNEY theme. The entire exhibit was populated with a wide variety of my eclectic art themes, styles, and mediums. Although the space was relatively small, the layout provided ample space for even the largest turnout.
I completed the entire gallery layout and artwork display in two days. At the same time, Owl, Daallee and myself worked hard to get the message out to the Secondlife community that the opening was happening June 2 @ 7pm slt. I need to thank both the ladies for all their efforts in getting the message out. And from the amazing consistent large turnout of art lovers and friends throughout the entire 1+ hour event, the efforts were well rewarded. Also, the event was completed with some beautiful music styling from Joe Paravane.
Here are some photos I captured from the well attended event.
I was also honored to have the popular Simon Linden show up and stay for the entire show! Simon has really become the LINDEN FACE on the grid and we residents truly appreciate his appearance. I means a lot to all of us.
I want to add another special thanks and hugs to everyone that came and actually purchased some of my artworks on display and taking the time to talk to me about it. It means so much to me that someone would like my art enough to actually spend their hard earned Lindens on one or more of my artworks.
Finally I must thank both Daallee and Owl for inviting me to their gallery space, promoting the event, arranging the entertainment, and even hosting the event. THE BUGGEST HUGS TO BOTH OF YOU ... and Nora as well for assisting in hosting.
For those that missed the event - don't fear. My art is on display for the entire month of June. Also, the exhibit ends with a CLOSING SHOW June 23rd at 7pm slt.
Musician BartAlan Barbasz.
Here is the SLURL to the gallery. Please come by anytime....
THE LIVING ROOM GALLERY SLURL
THANKS ALL !!!