Thursday, August 18, 2016

“Awt in da Pawk” in Second Life

Everything you can imagine is real.

Pablo Picasso 

             As part of my personal self-improvement plan, I’m trying to expand my familiarity with culture and the arts.  (This was after being told by Significant Other that reading Archie comic books didn’t count.  Who knew?)   

            So, when Perryn Peterson, the Mayor of Mieville, impresario extraordinaire, and my good friend in Second Life (SL) (Actually, one of the few willing to admit it.) dropped a line to tell me about an upcoming art show and sale that he was co-hosting with Miss Maggie Puss of Tinyopolis in Mieville, well, I just had to make sure I went and did a story! 

            I also reached out to my latest Companion to join me and help with the photographs as she’s a talented photographer.  (She also wishes to remain anonymous to protect her professional reputation.  Significant Other doesn’t blame her.) 

            The event is Awt in da Pawk and is being held in the Tinyopolis neighborhood in Mieville. 

            This is pronounced as if you’re from Boston and not from Brooklyn as I had to continually explain to the Companion.  (Not sure where she’s from but wherever it is, they certainly need more familiarity with regional American accents.) 

            Awt in da Pawk is an art show and fair open to all artists inworld.  Works can include photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and whatever other materials suit the creator’s fancy.  Copies will be available for sale. 

            Awards for best in show pieces will be made on the third and final day.

            The show will be open to the public on August, 19th, 20th, and 21st and takes place here at Tinyopolis in Mieville. 

            The Companion and I dropped by to visit the show as it was being set up shortly before its opening.

            The show is in the main square in Tinyopolis.  Open-sided tents forming a rectangle
house the various works on display.  There is quite a selection of art of very high quality.  (I’m ignoring Significant Other’s barbed query of how would I know.)

            While viewing the artwork, the Companion and I met a photographer, Noxoko, who was setting up his exhibit.  A long time SL resident, he has recently taken up photography inworld specializing in black and white photographs.  Make sure to check his work out and maybe buy some!  I hope to have a story about Noxoko and his work in the not too distant future. 

            As always with any event in Mieville, they’re guaranteed to be fun, worthwhile, and a great way to meet folks inworld!  In addition, this is a chance to see some incredible art created within SL. 

            The Companion thought there was a good variety of artists and that the show was a
local, small town, kind of fun thing to do!

            I strongly recommend that you visit Awt in da Pawk, you won’t regret it!

            Maybe you’ll run into me and the Companion!  (She’s the good looking one!)

            I’d like to thank Perry and Miss Puss for hosting this show and allowing us to visit it beforehand for this story.

            I’d also like to thank Noxoko for taking the time to meet with the Companion and me, and answer our questions.

            Last but not least, I’d like to thank the companion for joining me and taking photographs.  (Hers are the better ones here and on this Flickr page where all our photos from this trip can be found.) 

As always, I’m grateful to all inworld for their kindness and time in stopping to talk with a stranger who was passing through their lives. 

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