A Year of Change 2019

Second Life Changes:

I purchased more land for more prims for an expanded gallery. Some of you might recognize this large warehouse gallery space. It is the same building I had back in 2014. I also purchased the same Spanish colonial house from back when I was aztec Fenstalker. Then there is the upgrade of my avatar. New mesh boby and mesh head, which meant I had to spend money purchasing new clothing. As everyone knows, once you begin changing things there is no stopping!

Another change is the addition of a fully equipped photo and film studio. Located high above the Gallery, it is a place I work on publishing books and doing private photoshoots for people wishing to upgrade their profile.

So now! Gallery No. 8 is in the book publishing business. I began with the release of the gallery’s first book, a large picture book about the build at Burning Man2: Metamorphoses 2019. Yes, the theme was – change, very appropriate for what has been happening in my new life here in Costa Rica! Do you have an idea for a book in SL? Contact me for details on how you can make that a reality!

Make sure and visit the new gallery and bookstore which officially opens Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, at 12:00 pm SLT

Mayaeight: Gallery No.8/Photo Studio/Beach House Starship (128,64)

https://world.secondlife.com/group/7ea21909-48d4-e3d7-2772-088e5a3ccb1b

 

There have been many changes in Kitely. Here is a summary:

Kitely.com: Gallery No.8 and Town Center: All properties have been upgraded and/or redesigned. There is now an expansion: The Western Region where you will find resort homes for rent and the Western Region Power Plant and Education Center. The Education Center has exhibits on display about renewable and sustainable energy. There is also the Desalination Plant where you can learn how seawater is processed. Would you like to rent store space? There is now a beautiful commercial building where you can establish your business. Come visit! Be prepared to spend many hours exploring! Here the seasons change, so come enjoy the beautiful colors of the fall!

https://www.kitely.com/virtual-world/Maya-Eight/Gallery-No-8-and-Town-Center

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Kitely.com: Seaside Dreams: Expansion and Additions: The Castle Winery has expanded its list of fine wines for sale. There is now a bakery: Castle Bakery, Annies Apple Pies, and Castle Pottery. So, when you visit, plan on making some great purchases of finely made and crafted products! Do not forget that the Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial is an ongoing educational site. You will find a teleporter at the Seaside Dreams landing point. It is always sunny and springlike here at Seaside Dreams. There are many places to relax and stay. Spend a day exploring the many rooms of the castle.

https://www.kitely.com/virtual-world/maya-eight-2/Seaside-Dreams

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Map of Wounded Knee Exhibit Overview Map with Labels

Map of Wounded Knee Memorial

Click here to download the small powerpoint about Seaside Dreams:

Seaside Dreams PowerPoint

 

OpenSim: Remodeled and added more art to Gallery No. 8. I installed beacons to connect the regions all to the Open Sim. I now get much more traffic to the regions in Kitely by way of the OS grid. The Gallery is small, featuring only the most recent artwork. Below the gallery at sea level is a beach and house to explore – also kilometers of open water!

https://opensimworld.com/hop/80542-Gallery-No-8

hg.osgrid.org:80:Gallery No. 8

 

Finally, in addition to all of the changes that occurred, there are now apparel and home decor items available with Michel’s artwork!

Check out VIDA.com:    https://shopvida.com/collections/galleryno8

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Also Check out TeeSpring.com:  https://teespring.com/stores/gallery-no8?page=1

 

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Christmas 2018

Pleas do visit my worlds in Kitely.com.

It is now winter at Gallery No. 8 and Town Center:  grid.kitely.com:8002:Gallery No.8 and Town Center

and it is always summer fun at Seaside Dreams: grid.kitely.com:8002:Seaside Dreams

There are several special events planned!

On Saturday, December 29th I will be hosting an annual presentation at the Wounded Knee Memorial in Seaside Dreams. Please do visit the memorial to learn how the past connects to the present.

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A Christmas Eve Party and Dinner will be held at Gallery No. 8 and Town Center: Time 6:00 CMT.

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Gallery No. 8: Located in Three Worlds

After much work, Gallery No. 8 can now be found in three virtual worlds. The main Gallery No. 8 is located in Second Life: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Starship/138/64

This gallery exhibits both past and present work by Maya Eight and Aztec Fenstalker. This is the largest gallery and features both real life art work as well as sculptures. There is a teleporter to the beach house far below on the mainland where you can wander around a lovely forest garden or sit and watch the waves hit the shore.

Next, in the Kitely Grid, there are actually two galleries:

Kitely.com: grid.kitely.com:8002:Gallery No.8 and Town Center

The larger gallery and artist workshop is in Gallery No.8 and Town Center where more real life art can be purchased. This gallery is among many other shops on an island land of fun and excitement. There are many things to explore in this world! Music concerts, swimming, sailing, hiking, relaxing in Crescent Park. Or perhaps you would like to host a conference at the Amphitheater. Reserve a room at the Lodge or at the Beach House!  Continuing on, at Seaside Dreams: Kitely.com: grid.kitely.com:8002:Seaside Dreams

You can find a small Gallery No. 8 in the marketplace where a collection of digital art can be found, as well as the artist’s published art books about Second Life. Located at the landing point is a teleporter to the Wounded Knee Memorial education site and an OS Teleporter Beam to other OS sites.

Finally, the new edition is Gallery No. 8 in OS Grid: Opensimworld.com: hg.osgrid.org:80:Gallery No. 8

After landing at the dock, one can explore a whole island or immediately fly a pod up to the Gallery. There is also an OS Teleporter Beam located here. At the visitors center, up near the Gallery No. 8,

there is information about all of the other No. 8 galleries and art projects. The gallery itself contains a collection of artist works, from paintings, digital art, to photography and sculptures. In addition, there is gallery space for conferences, meetings or parties. Surrounded by nothing but open ocean and open sky above, this is truly a very beautiful world by Danger Lytton.

Now in Costa Rica

Many things have happened! I sold most of my stuff, sold my house, retired from teaching and I am now in Cost Rica!

In addition, I am not on Facebook anymore due to the censorship and increased advertisements.

Updated Links:

http://www.rsmmichel.com/

https://www.behance.net/ReneeMichel

http://aztec8888.wix.com/michel

https://about.me/Gallery_No_8

https://shopvida.com/collections/galleryno8

https://www.kitely.com/virtual-world/maya-eight-2/Seaside-Dreams

I created a virtual memorial of the Wounded Knee Massacre. Please visit to gain knowledge of how the past links directly to current events. At this virtual interactive site, I use videos, primary source materials, and photos to explore the events that led up to the massacre of mostly unarmed women and children. In addition, please find an interview about the site at: https://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/2018/02/2018-edu-massacre-at-wounded-knee.html

https://www.kitely.com/virtual-world/maya-eight-2/Gallery-No-8-and-Town-Center

http://www.blurb.com/user/aztec8888

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The Mountain Tram at Kitely

Learning code! I found someone online who had code for the tram to move easily up and down the mountain! This after 2 years working on this idea. So, I tried the script out and …my tram kept rotating sideways and backwards before actually moving up and down the line. !!! So I reached out to the script writer who was very nice in making some changes to his code. Except now my tram goes up the line stops and then goes off sim! I will figure this out some way. I am closer to having the mountain tram at Gallery No. 8 and Town Center!