Friday, August 28, 2009

Flanders' contribution to virtual Art in Second Life

A friend of mine and "almost" neighbour in RL, Dan Yapungku, one of the teachers of the virtual TLE Educational Network, and also teacher in Arts in RL, opened last Wednesday, August 26th, a festival, together with the help and co-organisator AuraKyo Insoo.

Many coming artists have participated in this show, such as Elizabeth Spieler, Penelope Parx, Franchella Milena, Rozamyndi and Ludo Meri, as a result of their workshops in SL.

RL works of Dan, the maestro himself, are also exhibitioned in the Indie Egg Studio.

Another part of the festival is dedicated to the friends of Dan, with the amazing works of Roodvosje Rosse, SaveMe Oh, Bekas Takaaki , yeuxbleux Noel, Carabella Babii, Artistide Despres, Arnold Jung, Petta Hax & Teaseu Xeno, Igor Ballyhoo, AuraKyo Insoo and ...Looker Lumet.

This is one art show you don't want to miss. Follow the link to visit the R.E.N. festival.

CNN iReport has covered the opening too, you can read the report here.

"Second Life (SL) Art Educator, Dan Yapungku, has revolutionized fine arts instruction using SL’s abundant artworks and SL’s infinite 3-D canvases to empower artists. In a stunning show of artworks featuring a dozen of his colleagues and students."

For the Dutch speaking readers of the blog, they can also read an article, which is more detailed than mine on this site, written by Frans Tomsen, CEO of Metapartners.

"Een Festival ter afsluiting van het eerste gedeelte van het KHLim project, met Daniël als begeleider – coach – kunstenaar, waar studenten lerarenopleiding/kunst, experimenteerden en via kunst-workshops, beide realiteiten in- en uitliepen als waren het kamers waarbij de scheidingswand was weggenomen.

Dit alles met de steun van het Regionaal Expertise Netwerk Vlaanderen (R.E.N Vlaanderen), onder de auspiciën van het Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs, Vorming en Tewerkstelling."

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