Art in Second Life 2020 (50) Michiel’s Art café and gallery at Little Paris

I got an invitation from Michiel Bechir to attend an opening party for a new exhibition at his Art café and gallery at a sim named “Little Paris”.

On July 29th, I had the opportunity to visit the Art café and gallery. The Art café and gallery fits perfectly into the environment. It is a 3 story city building, the ground floor is occupied by the café, a place to sit and talk that is nicely decortated.

The Art café and gallery at Little Paris

The pictures at the wall in the café are from Tresore Prada Hawkins (tresore). Tresore Prada (tresore) is in SL since 2011. She writes about herself “I love SL because it allows me to explore, discover new parts of myself, be creative, connect and experience others. It enriches my life. I have found in photography and visual arts the perfect outlet for creativity.”

Tresore Prada Hawkins (tresore) at The Art café and gallery at Little Paris

As far as I understood, the 2nd floor exhibtion changes. Right now the art of Star (gossamerstar) is showcased there. Her pictures have one common theme – fantasy. Star (gossamerstar) is Canadian and in Second Life since 2013. Star had a few exhibtions before. The art presented at th Art café and gallery show young fairy-like women surrounded by flowers painted in pale colours.

Star (gossamerstar) at The Art café and gallery at Little Paris

And on the third floor under the roof, Michiel has exhibited a few of his own pictures. Michiel Bechir is quite a while in Second Life already (since 2007).
Michiel likes traveling in Secnd Life and takes his pictures within Second Life. With the options offered by several photo tools he improves the pictures, makes them more colourful, highlights the beauty of the original picture and adds a personal touch and feeling.

Michiel Bechir at The Art café and gallery at Little Paris

And that’s it about my visit to Michiel’s Art café and gallery at “Little Paris”, a nice small gallery, a place to enjoy a conversation and a place to look at artful pictures. Thank you Michiel.

Landmark to Art café and gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Vanilla%20Sky/16/112/1057
Tresore Prada Hawkins (tresore) flickr

My List, Cover...thank you <3

Star (gossamerstar) flickr

Infinite galaxies

Art in Second Life 2020 (19B) Michiel Bechir Galleries current exhibtions

At Michiel Bechir Galleries a new exhibtion was opened on Friday, April 10th. I went there on Saturday, April 11th. The exhibition features the work of Tresore Prada (tresore), Mélodie Heart (mariemadeleine38), Star (gossamerstar) on the 2nd floor and Michiel Bechir’s own art on the 1st floor. Unfortunately I didn’t find a notecard with more information about the artists, hence I have only some basic information.

Tresore Prada (tresore) is in SL since 2011. She writes about herself “I love SL because it allows me to explore, discover new parts of myself, be creative, connect and experience others. It enriches my life. I have found in photography and visual arts the perfect outlet for creativity.” At Michiel Bechir’s Galleries we see her pictures, that are related to peaceful fairy fantasy worlds. The floor of the room at the gallery is covered with grass and wildflowers, there’s a fountain and the opportunity to sit. This way you see the pictures in a fitting environment.

Tresore Prada (Tresore) at Michiel Bechir’s Galleries

Mélodie Heart (mariemadeleine38) is in SL since 2016. She has had several exhibtions also together with other artists in Second Life and her art work has messages – mostly realated to nature and evironmental issues: “This paper cut world will replace the world we live in once it will be worn out.” I haven’t seen this kind of art in Second Life yet but only in RL and I like it! The world map made up with pieces of paper, almost breaking apart dominates the room with her art. But look also at all the other paper cut work.

Mélodie Heart (mariemadeleine38) at Michiel Bechir’s Galleries

Star (gossamerstar) is Canadian and in Second Life since 2013. Star had a few exhibtions before. The art presented at Michiel Bechir Galleries fits a bit to the art of Mélodie Heart (mariemadeleine38), the floor of the room is also covered with green gras and there’s an Angel statue made of stone in the center of the room. The pictures itself are are also related to fantasy worlds yet a tiny bit less romantic (I wonder is there something like more or less romantic?)

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Star (gossamerstar) at Michiel Bechir’s Galleries

Michiel Bechir is quite a while in Second Life already (since 2007). Michiel art deals also with pictures taken within Second Life. He says about himself:
I have started my long virtual journey as a photographer in Second Life in 2009. First my main motivation was to share the richness of creations of all those different sims, with all their aspects. I discovered the options offered by several photo tools, which helped me to improve the shots I captured. By editing them I try to add a personal touch and feeling.
Michiel’s pictures are impressive as the processing makes them more colourful and highlights the beauty or the original picture.

Michiel Bechir’s own art at Michiel Bechir Galleries

Landmark to Michiel Bechir Galleries
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amarantha%20Island/80/70/3006