Our art and photography museum is growing. Our two newest “image creators” exhibiting are Polyhistor Serpente and hilaire Beaumont. We will be inviting others to ‘show their best’ over the next month. (Yes, we have a list and have been checking it twice!) If you find you need to silently and quietly pass some time browsing, it’s here and waiting. And no admission!
For those not used to getting around the various FOCUS offerings easily, the Trick is Click — as in find a kiosk like this, pick where you want to go (photo below), click — and whoosh……………….!!!!
We may have Jimmyt49 Dukes performing at the FOCUS event this coming Friday, November 5th (6 pm SLT). He’s an incredibly talented musical legend in Second Life. Shhhhhhh. It’s just a rumor. Don’t tell a soul! It’s just between you and me!
As a very successful team effort that keeps growing and growing, there are ever more ways in which *you* can get involved, working with nice people doing things you want to do. Some can spend an hour or two a week. Great! Others want to spend an hour or two a day. Also great! And yet others just want to be on call for ‘hey would you be interested in doing this’ occasional projects. Great too! The biggest benefit is getting to meet some awesome people — and knowing part of FOCUS’s success is something that wouldn’t have happened without *you*!
Here are some of the groups.
A volunteer meeting took place on Sunday, October 29th, and both Wren (General Manager), and Angela (Founder and CEO), described the plans for the future of FOCUS. The well-attended meeting was a stewpot of great ideas and suggestions. Too late for you to jump in? No way! This is just the beginning!
As some know, FOCUS Magazine is tied to a Flickr group where you and folks like you can post their creative photographic and artistic output. It’s called “FOCUS Magazine ( Too Sexy for this Group)”. Check it out and if you want to join over 3,600 members who post the images they create in SL, jump on in. The water’s fine! https://www.flickr.com/groups/tsftg/
With 30 Second Life artists and photographers’ best works on display, this hidden jewel box is a must see in Second Life! There are over 175 images on display — not to mention a sitting area if you and your date or partner tire of wandering about the five levels of works. Currently the Exploratorium is undergoing an expansion and new art is being added. If you haven’t been, this is a great time to see what’s on offer.
FOCUS Magazine, FOCUS Gallery FAIR Gallery Exploratorium of Art, Holly Kai Estates (156, 130, 2726) – Moderate
This year’s annual two-week long event is drawing to a close. The shops are all open. People are buying and selling awesome photography items, but in the waning hours a lot of attention is on things like music and dancing. After all, it’s the weekend! So as the “gotta buy now before it ends” people hit any one or more of the 60+ vendors’ stalls, others are thinking of other things. As they should…
The last of our FOCUS Photo Fair challenge themes is “Halloween”. Submit your scary (or amusing) photo by 5 pm SLT, Friday, October 22nd. Simply drop your entry with full permissions into the FOCUS box (on the second floor, FOCUS Photo Fair) before the deadline and your image will go up for voting by the Fickle Friends of FOCUS Fanclub — as soon as the full moon rises and they rise from their dreary weekday lives.
By the way, there’s a cool area in the corner near the dancefloor for you to take your photos. Just don’t disburb the residents. Espcially the one named Yorick. (That’s him on the lower right).