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  • Myra 06:54 on 14/08/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    1st MUGA show: “Touch Me – While I Hold My Breath” by Gwynie Beaumont 

    The Medici University Gallery of Art is pleased to announce its first exhibition at the Art Farm (LEA28).

    “Touch Me – While I Hold My Breath” by Gwynie Beaumont, an installation of sculpture on the MUGA grounds and a retrospective of her photography in the gallery.

    Opening show 1 PM SLT, August 15, 2015.
    The show will run through August 22.

    Due to real life, I won’t be able to attend, but the artist will be available to answer questions. I hope you all can attend.

    The sculptures are really fun.

    For the next show, I’d like to get everyone at the sim to contribute to an installation in the gallery. Make it a collaborative effort, the kind Edie envisioned. 😀

    • Elle Thorkveld 20:58 on 14/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Gwynie’s been working really hard setting up and things are looking great. Please attend & make sure to touch the sculptures. 🙂

    • Edie 19:33 on 15/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Myra! Congratulations Gwynie!

      So exciting!!

    • Neeva 03:10 on 16/08/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Show opening was great! I really enjoyed it. The display of the glyphs was very well done

  • Myra 20:35 on 04/07/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    A graduation gift for everyone 


    Hi, everyone.

    Emma Maybe made a graduation gift for everyone. I sent it out to the group in-world. If you missed it, just im me and I’ll give you a copy.

    Everyone who had a studio at MU and many who didn’t, contributed to the success and wonder that was Medici University. In that spirit, this is a graduation gift for you all.

    It’s an awesome gift, Emma’s awesome for making it, and you’re all awesome for taking part in MU.

    Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for everything.


  • Myra 19:33 on 29/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

    Medici University: A fond farewell 

    Medici University: A fond farewell

    Art and I wrote a little farewell piece for MU over at Creativity. Not quite a commencement speech, but a very hopeful sendoff. There are some very nice pictures of the campus, too.

    • Myra
    • Paypabak Writer 14:34 on 30/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great post. I get very exasperated by WP requiring a different login for every blog I have to register in, so it’s nice to be able to comment here! I am so honored to be a small part of this incredible project and experience.

      • Myra 17:50 on 30/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, Pay. It was such an amazing experience. I’m so happy to have been part of it.

  • Myra 00:43 on 20/06/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Spreading the Love and my Art (If you want it.).

    I owe a lot to my MU experience. All the people I’ve met here and everything I’ve learned has made my time at MU personally transformational.

    Sooo… I’d like to give something back to everyone. If anyone wants a work of my art, please contact me in-world, let me know which one you’d like, and I’ll put it on one of Emma’s canvases for you.

    You can browse my work on my flickr feed. It’s all been done since I started at MU. I think some of it is nice. I’m clearly still learning, though.

    Portrait of Gerty

    This has been a truly amazing experience for me.

    I love you all. Thank you.


    • Elle 04:05 on 20/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Myra, thank you for your most generous offer! I’m taking you up on that, your work is lovely. If we’d had more time I would have loved to see a photography exhibit will all the many talented photogs we have here.

      Like you, I feel I owe a lot to MU, I’ve grown in my skill & confidence, willingness to try new things and met so many wonderful people & gifted artists.

      Thank you for all you do, in your art, DJ’ing, curating and wonderful MU attitude.

      Love to you,

  • Myra 08:53 on 12/06/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    MU Machinima on youtube?

    I’ve found a way to get videos to play from youtube without them kicking over to some random next video.


    Using this method, we could start a MU youtube channel, upload our videos to it, and have them cycle through a stand sl media player.

    Have we considered this? Is there a MU youtube channel out there, already?

    I can still play videos from other urls, such as vimeo, if you don’t want to upload to youtube. It just occurred to me a youtube channel might be worthwhile.

    • Myra 09:10 on 12/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve added Alex’s video in Veyot’s post, below, to the media player in MUGA.

    • Elle 16:42 on 12/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Myra,

      No idea if there is an MU channel. Thank you for posting what you found out about the youtube playlists, I’m going to try it out! Maybe it would be easier to just set up an MU playlist? I believe you can add other people’s videos to one.

  • Myra 20:32 on 09/06/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Generatives, glitch, and gifs MUGA opening 

    The Generatives, glitch, and gifs opening was held on Friday, June 5th. It was a nice event and there was a good turnout. The artists talked about their work and it was an opportunity for others on the campus and off to meet them.

    Thank you everyone who helped with this event, loaned their work to the aspiring gallery, and attended this event. A special thanks to the artists – Pearl Grey, FeelsEmpty, Elle Thorkveld, and Michael Green – and to Oona for building the gallery.

    The show will run through June 15. Please stop by if you haven’t had a chance to see the show. After that, I’ll try to do one last show, probably machinima.

    Here are some pics from the event:


    Artists and attendees at the opening.

    Artists and attendees at the opening.

    Stepping on Feels' art

    Stepping on Feels’ art. It glitches!

    Trilby at the opening

    Trilby at the opening


    FeelsEmpty at the opening

    • Oona 20:50 on 09/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great article Myra 🙂 The show was a great success I think. I’ll be sad when June ends, I love MUGA a lot.

    • Elle 16:04 on 10/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great write up & love the pics, Myra. It was a fun opening, thanks to my fellow artists and all who attended for making it that way! And thank you to Myra for curating & facilitating this exhibit and to Oona for all her gallery building. Excellent work.

    • Paypabak Writer 19:21 on 10/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I recall participating on one of Feels Empty’s Step Art creations. Fun! Great exhibit.

    • Myra 06:37 on 11/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

      thanks so much, everyone. It’s official, now. I want your movies. We’ll figure out how to upload and host them.

    • rmarie beedit 22:37 on 14/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great work Myra – congratulations on a strong gallery show. And congrats to all participants! Making MU vibrant…

    • Myra 21:12 on 16/06/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you so much, Marie. So many people made this happen – Elle, Feels, Oona, Michael, Pearl. I was thrilled it turned out as well as it did.

  • Myra 10:42 on 04/06/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Ziki Questi and the Turing Test

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    A new, hopefully interesting article in MU/Creativity about MU’s own photographer, Ziki Questi and how she challenges our ideas of what is real. As a bonus, there’s even a link to Alan Turing’s original paper proposing his famous test.

  • Myra 23:55 on 22/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    BAOC awarded to Alexandre Lois 


    This week I’m passing the Big Avatar on Campus award on to Alexandre. Alexandre is one of MU’s greatest contributors and most prolific artists. He is active on the blog, on campus, and he is a very diverse and talented artist.

    If I had to say one thing about his art – and there’s lots to say – I’d say his art always makes me think, it makes me reconsider the world through his eyes. I love that. And his music is cool.

    Congratulations, Alexandre.

    • Myra 23:56 on 22/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      On a side note, I broke the award. I really couldn’t link my addition to it, but it’s on Alexandre’s studio, now. Sorry about that, Hope someone can fix it.

    • Newton 03:26 on 23/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Alexandre!

    • Elle 03:29 on 23/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Myra, I very much agree, he is a diverse and talented artist who makes cool music and is always willing to share very novel and interesting information. Congratulations Alexandre!

    • Izzy 14:11 on 23/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Alex! It’s been so great to have you be a part of the campus community. Thank you for your contributions in-world, here on MU/Talk, etc!

    • Neeva 23:24 on 23/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great pick. Thank you Alexandre for your many contributions to our community.

    • AlexandreLois1 21:50 on 25/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Ooooh, my friends, you surprised me with this award. I did not expect. Thanks to all.

  • Myra 07:08 on 10/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    The MU Gallery of Art is open and we want to show your art!

    We’ve opened an art gallery on the ground floor of the new dance club. Please send me a work of your art – your writing, your photos, your towers, your devilish good looks. Anything. I’ll find a way of exhibiting it.

    Curator, The MU Gallery of Art

    • Autopilotpatty Poppy 20:54 on 10/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Myra. I’m a 9 1/2 year old SLer, a rl and sl photographer. In 2008 I did an exhibit called Moon over Caledon and would like to exhibit the two pieces from that exhibit. One is called Men’s Discussion Group and the other is called Women Being Women. I’d love to show them in your gallery. Thanks so much for all your work!

    • Myra 09:57 on 11/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      HI, Poppy. Sure, contact me in-world. MU students have priority, but I should have room. And I think we have a spare studio spot if you want to join MU. : )

      Thank you for your interest.

    • Oona 03:57 on 14/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      So excited for this opportunity to showcase the amazing art that MU Students are creating. Stop by often, as Myra changes out art, and donate often, I’m talking to every one of you and your amazing art, photography, mixed media, sculpture talent.

  • Myra 09:06 on 04/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Z is for Zombie Apocalypse
    Z is for Zombie Apocalypse

    In the end, the zombies came for me…

    • Elle 02:10 on 07/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      haha, love it! a fitting end. 😉

  • Myra 22:59 on 02/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Y is for Yoga
    Y is for Yoga

  • Myra 04:27 on 01/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    X is for X marks the spot
    X is for X marks the spot.

    I had to do a pirate. : )

    I’ll finish the challenge, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to do them all in April. Y and Z are coming, soon.

    • Elle 06:29 on 01/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      That’s great, Myra. I’ve really enjoyed your pictures for the A-Z.

      • Myra 10:09 on 02/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

        ty, elle. it’s been a lot of work, but I’ve loved doing it. Z should be fun.

    • Oona 07:21 on 02/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Love it! 🙂

  • Myra 09:49 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    W is for Wall
    W is for Wall

    • wendz tempest 00:38 on 30/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      love the angle Myra, great action shot

    • Oona 15:34 on 01/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great colors, I love that graffiti!

  • Myra 20:26 on 27/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    V is for the View
    V is for the View

    • Oona 00:57 on 28/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I wonder what she’s looking at.

  • Myra 09:21 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    U is for Up
    U is for Up

  • Myra 10:28 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    T is for Thiebaud
    T is for Thiebaud
    Wayne Thiebaud comes to SL. : )

    You can find the painting that inspired my pic in this article:

    • Oona 15:25 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great homage. 🙂

    • Neeva 17:42 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I love that you work your knowledge of painters and Art history into your SL work. It gives me extra delight because I not only enjoy your photo, I get to learn about artists and styles. I also like how you have taken the basic pose and idea, but changed the color and background so much. Also the angle of the shot.

  • Myra 10:26 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    S is for Spinning Sweet Sounds
    S is for Spinning Sweet Sounds

    I had to do a dj one. : )

    • Neeva 17:44 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Two of your three major SL creative outlets in one fabulous photo.

    • Oona 08:36 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      The colors are great. Good wind light choice 🙂

      • Myra 09:22 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        thanks, oona. it took forever to get this shot. : )

  • Myra 22:27 on 21/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    R is for Running in the Rain.
    R is for Running in the Rain

    Sorry for the visual pun. : )

  • Myra 07:41 on 20/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Q is for Quiescent Mind, and a little about my photos. 

    Q is for Quiescent Mind. Plus, a little bit about the theme my series has taken on.

    Following Oona’s lead, here’s my picture for letter Q. Q is for Quiescent Mind:

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    (More …)

    • Oona 07:47 on 20/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’m so glad you are doing this challenge. I don’t think I’d be doing it if it wasn’t for you and the other people who are challenging themselves on Flickr. Its been so fun and surprising. And you definitely have been an inspiration. 🙂

    • Myra 07:55 on 20/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, my god. I’m blushing and so complimented. Thank you so much, Oona.

      I love what everyone is doing who’s been doing this challenge. I see so much that’s personal and touching and amazing.in the work. And you can see how people are growing and their work is getting better.

      I love R is for Regret. You used a simple title, but it’s so full of meaning and subtext. I feel I could write a book just from the inspiration of that one picture.

    • Ryan 08:58 on 20/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Wow Myra, your Q is for Quiescent Mind seems to share a little bit with my Q is for Queer Theory! 😀


      • Myra 09:30 on 20/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        I’m sure that’s where some of my inspiration comes from, Ryan. Marginalized groups, in particular, might be more attune to these ideas.

        It’s also a popular theme in art, too. ; )

    • rmarie 16:10 on 20/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you Myra. I’ve always been surprised when people assume we are striving to recreate ourselves in SL. Of course, our avatars contain essential components – sometimes unexpected ones – of our typists. But anyway, I love your photo and the notion the SL is a boundless expression of who we areand aren’t. x

    • Pearl Grey 02:29 on 21/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I really enjoy and appreciate your photos Myra.

    • Neeva 19:09 on 21/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Myra, your series could almost be a tarot deck. It illustrates such a variety of feminine archetypes. It is interesting to see this post juxtaposed with Vaneeesa’s post deconstructing the French Maid.

    • Elle 19:19 on 21/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Beautiful work, Myra!

    • Myra 22:25 on 21/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, all, so much for the beautiful thoughts and compliments. MU has been so good for me and that’s because of all the wonderful people I’ve met here. I never could have done these photos on my own.

      Love you, all. : )

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  • Myra 18:38 on 02/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

    The answer to the art riddle:

    Short answer: It’s 8-bit ascii. There’s a longer explanation in the comments of the creativity post.

  • Myra 04:49 on 31/03/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    I posted an art riddle. Yes, very strange, I know. It kinda came to me when I was making a new piece, today. I hope it’s not too obscure. If you’re curious, it’s posted over at MU/Creativity.


    • Oona 15:23 on 31/03/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I love riddles. 🙂 This is a hard one!

    • Myra 18:56 on 31/03/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I think it is a hard one. I don’t think I’d get. My mind just happened to be wandering this particular path that day.

    • Paypabak Writer 15:57 on 02/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Is it okay to guess? I am seeing parts of the letters that spell ART. Is that it?

    • Myra 18:41 on 02/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Sure guess. Of course. The answer is up, now, but don’t peek if you want to figure it out on your own. : )

  • Myra 19:04 on 24/03/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Anthea Sharp event on SL Calendar.

    I’ve added the Anthea Sharp event to the SL calendar, too. If anyone wants to know how to do this for other MU events they might want to publicize more widely, just let me know.


    Also, does anyone know the closest landing point to the event? I’ll add it to the event once I figure that out.

    • Paypabak Writer 20:44 on 24/03/2015 Permalink | Reply

      You will probably need to explain to visitors that they need to walk to the actual site as precision TPing is not allowed. You may be able to get signs put up pointing to it.

      You might let people know that Anthea’s first book in the Feyland series is free for Kindles!

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