There’s still time to check the exhibitions at SL16B (and enjoy some pictures)

One of the most interesting aspects of the Second Life birthday celebrations has been the community exhibitions, and checking the ones prepared for SL16B may become a fun time for visitors at the event. It’s particularly important, I’d say, because it reminds us of how the use of SL can be a creative one. After all, the extent of SL’s user-based creativity is what has brought many of us to the platform, and it’s what keeps Second Life attractive and alive in many ways.

Shui Mo Chinese Brush Art, art installation by Fiona Fei. Taken at SL16B
Ricco interacting at Shui Mo Chinese Brush Art, art installation by Fiona Fei
Ricco flying at Shui Mo Chinese Brush Art, art installation by Fiona Fei. Taken at SL16B
Ricco flying at Shui Mo Chinese Brush Art, art installation by Fiona Fei

My intent here is not to review the exhibitions, there are many of them to explore and it would be unfair to select just a few to recommend. If one can see them all, I’d surely say: go, you have until July 8 to see them, it may be plenty of time for many of us. In case one has to select just a few, though, it’s impossible to find a single criterion to follow – maybe the best thing to do is to read about them on SL’s Destination Guide and choose which ones would better fit one’s interests.

Ricco sitting on a table at Home Sweet Home, art installation by Cica Ghost
Ricco sitting on a table at Home Sweet Home, art installation by Cica Ghost
Confugerunt, art installation by Marina Munter. Taken at SL16B
Confugerunt, art installation by Marina Munter

The pictures shown here are, thus, not a statement about which exhibitions are better: they just correspond to the ones that I’ve found easier to take photos at. Still, I do stress it: I hope my readers won’t choose the exhibits they’d like to check only based on my pics. There are plenty of other reasons to go see what some SL residents have prepared for the public in the community exhibition sims at SL16B.

Catznip Viewer installation at SL16B
Catznip Viewer installation at SL16B
The Blake Sea, 10 Glorious Years, presented by JAPA (Journey Academy of Performing Arts)
The Blake Sea, 10 Glorious Years, presented by JAPA (Journey Academy of Performing Arts)

It’s interesting to notice that the exhibitions may be forms of expression by individuals, but also initiatives by different groups in SL (support ones or identity-based associations, for instance) or buildings by third-party viewer developers, art installations or other kinds of creations. They all reflect different aspects of SL’s community creativity.

Walking Under the 50’s Light Line, art installation by Van Loopen
Walking Under the 50’s Light Line, installation by Van Loopen
Ricco and Randy at Bears Gone Wild, a photo exhibition by Randy Firebrand
Ricco and Randy at Bears Gone Wild, a photo exhibition by Randy Firebrand

I’m also using this post to show some pictures I’ve taken during the first week and a half of SL16B, as seen below. I hope my readers enjoy the pics and their own time at the event.

All around SL16B

Couple dancing at SL16B's DJ stage
Couple dancing at SL16B’s DJ stage
Tiny dragon flying around at Tapestry of Time
Tiny dragon flying around at Tapestry of Time
Ricco playing before a school
Ricco playing before school
School at SL16B, interior
School at SL16B, interior
What screts a school at SL16B can hide?
What secrets can a school at SL16B hide?
People dancing at SL16B's Welcome Area
People dancing at SL16B’s Welcome Area
Stairway to the main stage
Stairway to the main stage

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