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All About Trinity

All About Trinity

I am happy to announce that Trinity Taryn Ansome will be joining Roxeter as a Second Life Arts, Music and Culture Blogger. I asked her to write a post to introduce herself to our community and followers.

“Hello Everyone!

“Thank you all for taking the time to read a little about me. In this wonderful reality called Second Life, my name is Trinity Taryn Ansome. I’ve been a member of this wonderful world since August of 2010. Prior to this new opportunity here at Roxeter, I have acquired some job experience in Second Life, everything from event planner and coordinator to personal assistant. While in Second Life, I enjoy a vast array of activities. Some of my activity loves include shopping, touring, role play, visiting fashion exhibitions, relaxing on beaches and attending other social events.

Trinity

Outside of Second Life, in the real world; I am a college student, video game enthusiast and avid reader. A couple of my favorite authors are Stephen King and Agatha Christie, and; there are very few days when I do not indulge myself in a game or two of League of Legends and Hearthstone. “Girls do it in all the lanes!”

“I am excited about my new opportunity here to meet people and explore more of this fascinating world that we all share. I also look forward to writing informative and interesting posts for you all to read and enjoy.

Much Love,
Trinity”

A Successful Opening Week

A Successful Opening Week

This past week has seen the grand opening of our concert stage at Zephyr Point, the Roxeter Arms Pub, and the first exhibit at Roxeter Place for the Visual Arts. The turnout was fantastic, and the featured artists and performers superb!

On Thursday we had our first live music performers at Zephyr Point, thanks to the efforts of our Live Entertainment Manager, Freya Lovencraft. Canadian musician Quartz was followed by Mason Thorne. The night was beautiful, the musicians fantastic, and a good time was had by all!

Quartz at RoxeterMason Thorne at Roxeter  Freya the birthday girl

Zephyr Point Opening Night 2

On Sunday morning our first gallery show opened, featuring the art of Sisi Biedermann and Talullah Winterwolf, organized by our curator Shakti Adored. Selador Cellardoor streamed in update and “deranged” classical and baroque music to fit with the theme of the show, March Madness. The mad tea party table set completed the theme.

Freya and Shakti Mad Tea Party

Sisi Biedermann

Selador

Sunday afternoon, Second Life comedian Archered billed as “The Great Pretender” opened the Roxeter Arms pub with his Jeff Foxworthy show. The turnout was great in this cozy venue and he kept everyone laughing.

Archer as JeffFoxworthy

PubCrowd

Pub Bar

Viv and Freya at Pub

All in all I would say that this was a great and successful opening week for Roxeter. The library will host some literary events starting in April, and the theatre is still under construction. There are good things to come!

Grand Opening of Roxeter Place for the Visual Arts

Grand Opening of Roxeter Place for the Visual Arts

Sunday at 11am the gallery opens with Sisi Biedermann and Talullah Winterwolf for a March Madness Show.

Wear your crazy and come and have tea and black wine with us while listening to some deranged Mozart.
Insanely good!

Classical and baroque music provided by DJ Selador Cellardoor.

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SisiBiedermannArt

 

And so it begins!

And so it begins!

Quartz Promo PicMarch is here, and we are starting up our first events in Roxeter! On Thursday, March 5 we will have our first live music events featuring Quartz at 5 pm SLT and Mason Thorne at 6 pm SLT.

Quartz is a Canadian singer, songwriter and musician who performs all his shows with passion and an emotional connection to the music he sings. Quartz plays keyboard, lead, bass and acoustic guitar. His genre is typically classic and progressive rock, from the cassette years to now, and he brings a repertoire of over 200 songs including his own compositions.

Mason brings his unique style of humor to any venue! You’ll laugh, you’ll wince! But either way, you’ll be entertained by his folkie musical taste and his above average guitar playing!

On Saturday at 1 pm SLT Ashton Andretti takes the stage. Ashton Andretti is an acoustic musician from the Midwest who is relatively new in Second Life music. Ashton deviates from the norm and plays an eclectic taste in the Indie and Folk genres covering artists like Clem Snide, Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, The Tallest Man On Earth, Griffin House, Colin Meloy, Jonathan Coulton and more!

Maximillian KleeneThe Roxeter Arms pub will host a show by a Steve Martin impersonator on Sunday, March 8 at 1 pm SLT. “Steve” Martin is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and producer. Martin came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. One of the funniest comedians of all time! Look forward to an hour of LOLs and ROTFLMAOs! Arrow through the head! Banjo! King Tut! A “wild and crazy guy!”. You will not want to miss this performance.

On Sunday, March 15, at 7 pm SLT Maximillion Kleene takes the stage. Maximillion Kleene, winner of the 2012 Avi Choice Award for “Favorite Pop Singer” and 2013 Avi Choice Award winner for Favorite Pop Singer, Favorite Rock Singer, Favorite Male Musician and Favorite Singing Duo with Lisa Brune.has been amazing his audiences since 2007. His dynamic musical range and smooth acoustic groove “Max-imizes” tunes ranging from CCR to Foo Fighters; from Train to Jason Mraz. Streaming from Niagara Falls Canada, Max provides his fans with an hour of musical magic and brings a vast repertoire of quirky, classic, and current covers to Second Life.

Gallery Entrance

Watch soon for the grand opening of our gallery, Roxeter Place for the Visual Arts. We are finalizing the details of the opening of an exhibition featuring the works of two amazing Second Life artists, Sisi Biedermann and Talullah Winterwolf. Prepare to be amazed. Once details are nailed down we will announce an official opening date.

Check our calendar often!

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Introducing our Librarian!

Introducing our Librarian!

Ercila Robbins is our Chief Librarian at Roxeter. I have known Ercila for a few years in Second Life. She is lively, adventurous, wickedly smart, and above all friendly. She has a knack for making attractive avatars and low prim decorating! I asked Ercila to introduce herself.

“Hi! I’m Ercila Robbins and I LOVE books! I was delighted when Vivienne allowed me to be the librarian at Roxeter.

“I have a BA in English and a JD. I am an author, poet, former journalist, and I have taught writing classes as an adjunct professor at my community college.

“I have been with Second Life well over eight years and I have enjoyed every minute of it. (Well, maybe not those minutes spent in heavy griefing.) I have made a lot of friends and have participated in literature discussions, writing sessions, and open mic poetry and reading sessions.

“If you have a group looking for a change of pace, a venue to host readings and book discussions, or just a place to hang out and enjoy the wonderful creative space of Second Life, come to The Roxeter Public Library. And if you want a quiet place to work on your award-winning novel, we have plenty of room to sit and write.

Enjoy your stay and be creative.”

Our gallery has a curator and a name!

Our gallery has a curator and a name!

curator pic_red 1024Shakti Adored, artist in real life and well experienced gallery curator in Second Life, has taken on the position of Gallery Curator in Roxeter. She has named the gallery “Roxeter Place for the Visual Arts.”

I asked Ms. Adored to write up a an introduction of herself for the blog.

“Hello, I’m Shakti Adored, formerly angel Kingmaker of Angelwood Bay Arts Center.

“I have three years experience in the Second Life art world as an artist, curator and art broker. I have been inspired by galleries and communities such as The Rose Gallery of Angel Manor, the East River art village at Helvellyn, Alanis Gallery and Avalon Town, as well as countless artists I have met over the years.

“I have been owner and curator of four galleries before coming to Roxeter Place for the Visual Arts. All were my own until now. I loved the work and gave all I had.

“What I learned is that it takes a team. I longed to collaborate with other supporters of the arts. And so I look forward excitedly to be part of the Roxeter sim projects.

“Promoting and sharing art is my life. I am available often to assist and answer questions. I look forward to sharing a great deal of art and culture with patrons of Roxeter and residents of Second Life.

“The first show at Roxeter Place is planned to open the beginning of March. Its theme is “The Ides of March.”
It will be followed by a “Spring Fling” in April to May, and then we will settle in for some “Summer Fun” in June.

Yours truly,
Shakti Adored”

We are very excited about Shakti’s arrival in Roxeter and can’t wait to see her first gallery opening!

Construction almost complete!

Construction almost complete!

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I know several of you are eager for construction to be completed and for Roxeter to officially open. The building of this web page is part of that construction, and it is now set to go.

What’s left? I have yet to put out Roxeter signs that when you click on them will give you a landmark, notecard, and url to this website. I will be putting out rental boxes for the houses. The rent will be low, the goal being not to make money from them, but to discourage people from leaving prims down on the sim, occupying a house and not being present for long periods of time, while others wait for the very limited housing.

The final piece will be the theatre, which is a large construction project. We can start things going as that is being built.

We are looking for people to run various parts of Roxeter. As sim owner and running my business in Second Life (which pays for it all), I find I have my hands full. No-one can do it all. We have a librarian and gallery curator, but we need someone to organize live performances of music, comedy, and perhaps even inspirational speakers. We will be looking for an active theatre group to make their home in Roxeter, and a theatre manager who would arrange for other theatre groups to come and perform occasionally. There are other possibilities, should someone be interested and step forward to take charge of them, such as Radio Station Manager, Contributing Bloggers, Roxeter Gazette editor, or religious groups.

We gladly offer to provide a venue for charitable groups, such as Relay for Life.

If you have any ideas or questions, please drop an IM to Vivienne Daguerre, or contact us through the contact form on the “About Us” page.