The Urban Art Experience, Revisited

I noticed that Charmarley Nightfire has relisted his Urban Art Experience as updated, so I popped over a couple of times today, just to take a second look. (The first time I visited this morning, I encountered a newcomer to Sansar, who said he was connecting from Saudia Arabia!)

There’s lots of amazing urban art on display, as I reported on my first visit, including at least one new gallery. I took a few photos to give you a taste of what’s there, and to encourage you to make a visit yourself to this virtual art gallery. Where else could you see so much urban art all in one place? You’d have to travel the globe to see all the art in its original locations!

You enter a dimly-lit, meandering cave where fireflies dance near the entrance, and you discover several monochrome artworks which are on display by candlelight. If you’re visiting in desktop mode, you might find it a bit too dark, which means you could get lost. Follow the candles!

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A side passage in the cave takes you to some colourful and playful murals:

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You continue through, past a political Pinocchio mural where a war rocket replaces Pinocchio’s lying nose, and you exit the cave. Turn left and follow the stone wall, and you will find a new gallery, with a yellow “Warning: Area Under Construction” sign. As you follow the stone hallways, you come across windows opening out onto bitingly satirical cartoon images, each taking a potshot at corporate greed and amorality:

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The only way that this splendid virtual art collection could be any better, would be if Charmarley added captions to the works on display, giving information about the artists who did the work. (I realize that in some cases the works are anonymous.)

If you haven’t been yet, or if you haven’t been lately, I would urge you to pay a visit. It’s definitely one of my Top Sixteen Sansar experiences!

Atlas Hopping with Berry and Drax, Episode 11!

Today was episode eleven of the regular Atlas Hopping feature, livestreamed by both Draxtor Despres and Strawberry Singh.

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We were joined by none other than the famous and irrepressible Second Life landlady, Jo Yardley, who was on her brand-new, crowd-funded computer!

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Today we visited three Sansar experiences:

  1. Maganda, by Jadyn Firehawk
  2. The Urban Art Experience, by Charmarley Nightfire
  3. The Diner, by C3rb3rus, the recent winner of the grand prize in Sansar’s Scariest Experience contest

Here are a few pictures of The Urban Art Experience, which I can highly recommend. I got to see a few new areas I hadn’t seen before!

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Here’s Drax’s livestream of today’s adventues:

And here is Strawberry’s livestream:

Pick of the Day: The Urban Art Experience

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Sansar is a natural environment for art. The Urban Art Experience by Charmarley Nightfire bills itself as “a hand-picked collection of works from the world’s very best urban artists”, and it certainly delivers.

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I was a little confused at first because I visited this experience twice to take these pictures, and I started off in two different spots! The second time, I spawned in a small park where you walk into a venerable red British telephone booth which teleports you to Art Street.

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In Art Street, the houses are literally plastered with fine examples of urban art! It’s quite enjoyable to walk around and experience works by Banksy and other street artists.

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There’s also a “contest” by the experience creator, Charmarley Nightfire:

Come and try the INVADER CHALLENGE…here’s how it works: There are 10 Invader pieces hidden around the experience. Simply find the odd one out and email me why it’s the odd one out to charmarleynightfire@maiL.com FOR EVERY CORRECT ANSWER RECEIVED, I WILL DONATE S$50 TO THE PALESTINIANS CHILDRENS RELIEF FUND!! (only one entry per user, per week)