Press Release: Kultivate Magazine & Rock Your Rack’s Charity Art Show & Auction

Kultivate Magazine & Rock Your Rack’s Charity Art Show & Auction

Dates: September 30, 2017 to October 14, 2017



Kultivate Magazine is pleased to have partnered with Rock Your Rack to create a special charity art show and auction! Rock Your Rack is the signature charity of the in world group, Model’s Giving Back. Rock Your Rack benefits The National Breast Cancer Foundation, which sponsors mammograms and breast cancer screenings for women and men.

The art show will feature the following artists: angyel Resident, artandsoul constantine, Astrid Zhangsun, Beth Pentewyn, Booyakashaka Resident, CalystiaMoonShadow, captainofmysoul, chanasitsayo, Daruma Boa, DrusillaGwind Resident, Eleseren Brianna, Elle Thorkveld, emberdearheart Resident, Eucalyptus Carroll, FreeDom Voix, ilyra chardin, Inquisitor Titanium, Jamee Sandalwood, John Brianna, Karma Weymann, Kerry Streeter, M8ty Resident, Meishagirl Resident, Myra Wildmist, NaTaS Janus, retroye resident, Sandi Benelli, Sheba Blitz, tisephone resident. Veruca Tammas, Vivienne Darcy, & wintergeist.

Events will include the return of the Pink Art Ball with live performer SaraMarie Philly, a special gift card raffle, and a special art auction bundle, featuring work by Cica Ghost and Bryn Oh. The art show will participate in the Rock Your Rack hunt, where hunt goers can search for hangers throughout the art area and the rest of the sim.

About Kultivate Magazine:
Kultivate Magazine is a publication about the cultural aspects of Second Life. The goal of Kultivate Magazine is to support art, culture, photography, music, and fashion. Kultivate Magazine consists of the magazine, The Edge and The Edge Gallery, The Windlight Art Gallery, The Red Gallery, The Kultivate Bailywick Gallery, The Kultivate Select Gallery, Ristorante Ivanna, & The Tribute and Crown Pub. Kultivate Magazine is proud to be the media partner and primary sponsor of Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team for The American Diabetes Association.

About Rock Your Rack & Model’s Giving Back:
Rock Your Rack is the annual fundraiser started in October of 2012 by Jamee Sandalwood and the team at Models Giving Back. MGB is the grid leader in trusted charity events. We do it all and have for several years now with one person responsible for the entire event. Jamee takes care of everything from Designers, to bloggers, to musicians, to models. This way any confusion is avoided and no one has to wait to check with anyone else before things are getting done. Jamee’s vision leads the event to success year after year with many of the designers coming back with us due to the smooth, efficient way things are run and reported. With 100% transparency, all of our documentation from screenshot totals, to Lindex transactions, to donation receipts account for every penny that was earned and donated all being posted right here for all to see.

About The National Breast Cancer Foundation:
The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. NBCF’s mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. That’s why NBCF provides free mammograms to women in all 50 states through our network of hospitals. They are now joining hands with people around the world to provide breast cancer education.

For More Information: (official Rock Your Rack & Model’s Giving Back page at The National Breast Cancer Foundation website)

Kultivate Announces Upcoming 2017 Spring Fashion Event


FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event

Dates: February 11 to 26, 2017


Kultivate Magazine is pleased to announce it’s very first Spring Fashion Event! The Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event will take place February 11 to 26, 2017.

This event will feature over 50 designers and creators,  a variety of fashion shows, a shopping area with exclusives, two special hunts, entertainment, and more! The Fantasy Angels will also present a special themed show as the finale on February 26, 2017.

The modeling company that will produce the fashion shows is Amazing Impressions Modeling (AIM) and the charity partner for this event is Feed A Smile. Feed A Smile is the charity of Live and Learn Kenya in Second Life. This nonprofit charity raises funds to provide educational opportunities for the children of Kenya. Visitors will be able to help raise funds for Feed A Smile via their official kiosks and by buying tickets to a special raffle.

Participating  merchant sponsors are: Alpha Tribe, Bliensen + MaiTai, Blueberry, Chiffon, Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery, Closer to the Heart Fashion, DE Boutique, Dot-Be Fashion, EGOISME Milano, Emerald Couture, Entice, Feyline Fashions, FlowerDreams & Nile Karas, Gabriel, Ghee, GiuliaDesign, Mahlberg Tailors, Prey, Prism and Prism for Men, Sachas Designs, Snowpaws, Sonatta Morales, Spyralle, Sweet E’s Designs, Tameless, Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions, The Bohemian Underground, Virtual Diva, White Room Couture, Zibska, & Zuri Jewelry. Other participating merchants include:  .:Jullytobe:., {Aluetia}, *DBS* Designs by Soosy, AnyB Poses, Balderdash, Cosmos Boutique, EED Home & Garden, Get Frocked, IT! (Indulge Temptation!), Just Ordinary, Mara’s Mysteries, Moonstar, Pink Ice Boutique, Pin Up, Portofina Stile, ProPose, Steelhead Outfitters, Stone’s Works, Sweet Dreams, Sweet E’s Designs, TASHI, TRS Designs, & Winterwood.

The Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event has the following media partners, all who have generously agreed to promote this event: ModelS Magazine, Model’s Workshop, Port Elysium News, Radio Riel, SL Live Radio, The Miss SL Organization, The SL Enquirer, The SL Parade, & Virtual Diva Magazine.

About Kultivate Magazine:
Kultivate Magazine is a publication about the cultural aspects of Second Life. The goal of Kultivate Magazine is to support art, culture, photography, music, and fashion. Kultivate Magazine consists of the magazine, The Edge and The Edge Gallery, The Windlight Art Gallery,  The Red Gallery,  The Bailywick Gallery, The Kultivate Select Gallery, Ristorante Ivanna, & The Tribute and Crown Pub. Kultivate Magazine is proud to be the media partner and primary sponsor of Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team for The American Diabetes Association.

For more information:

Kultivate Magazine Offers All Things Art To The SL Community!

Sometimes there is more to a publication that meets the eye…

This discerning realization is especially true for Kultivate Magazine.  A publication that spearheads all things art to the SL forefront, Kultivate Magazine also offers a safe haven for inworld artists to display their works.

Kultivate Magazine Founder and proprietor John Brianna (johanness1977) explains, “…basically, we encourage creativity by having our galleries open for anyone to visit and by promoting them, too; we also work heavily to spread the word about our artist-based opportunities…99% of the sim is mesh, low lag and we made it easier for people to go around it via the paved road…” 

When asked about how long Kultivate Magazine has been in operation, John Brianna says, “We have been open for 18 months now, in June we will celebrate 2 years in Second Life.”

Brianna adds:  “We have gallery openings every month…and the magazine is realized every month on the 1st.”

He also reiterates one of many perks of Kultivate Magazine by explaining how his publication helps other artists and organizations.  “Our company…” John Brianna explains, “…provides opportunities for artists via our galleries and our magazine. We have many art exhibitions and art shows. We also support other art forms, such as theater, music, storytelling, and fashion, too…”

This, along with Kultivate Magazine’s pristine and mountainous location on the Water Haven parcel, creates a comfortable atmosphere that is readily available for SL community members.  John Brianna adds, “I am a firm believer that a location will be frequented based on how it looks and the vibe it presents; my wife (Elesren Brianna) and I wanted to create a good environment for artists and guests…”

John Brianna, Kultivate Magazine Founder and CEO

With great attention and detail given to the Kultivate Magazine’s parcel, it is fair to say that John Brianna has created a sim that acts as a comfortable environment for artists and guests.  The creation of this comfortable environment includes having sitting areas for patrons to duly reflect on the art on display.  Thus, with art as a backdrop, the sitting areas available for all patrons offer a wonderful way to comfortably gauge and admire the art that is on display. This, along with the landscaping methods featured on the Kultivate Magazine parcel were done by John Brianna himself.

Elesren Brianna, who acts as The Edge Gallery’s curator explains, “I know that encouraging the arts and artists is forefront in John’s thinking and reflected in the galleries he has (five in all if you include the Edge Gallery) …and of course the gallery/shops available to rent on the sim…”  Elesren Brianna is privy to John Brianna’s intentions because she is not only a curator on the Kultivate Magazine sim, she is also John Brianna’s RL wife and SL partner. 

Elesren Brianna also encourages SL community members to go directly to John Brianna if they have any questions about the Kultivate magazine parcel.  She explains, “I am responsible for the Edge Gallery parcel on it and can answer questions on that [but] John is probably the best person to go to, as the design of the sim is primarily up to him.”

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II.  John Brianna Discusses Kultivate Magazine’s Key To Success

Though Kultivate Magazine offers artists rental space to display their art to SL art patrons, John explains that Kultivate Magazine would not be in a position to do any of these things without help.  He explains, when asked what he has learned while serving the SL community, “There are many things I have learned, but I think the biggest lesson is that you can’t do it all yourself.  This is beneficial because you have to trust people and delegate responsibilities or you will get burned out….”

One of many ways John Brianna delegates responsibilities is by empowering artists to spread the word about the opportunities available for all. This delegation, he contends, has been instrumental to Kultivate Magazine’s growth as a business, as well as its success.  Brianna adds that, in addition to artists spreading word about available opportunities with Kultivate Magazine, that the use of social media has also played a role in the magazine’s success.  He continues, “Our social media/marketing coordinator Jessi is just awesome when it comes to pr/marketing…she has really grown our social media websites…”

John Brianna with Elesren Brianna

Besides delegation and relying on social media as a platform to spread the word about Kultivate Magazine, John Brianna is also interested in continually hosting events on the Kultivate Magazine parcel; these events are also meant to encourage SL community members to not only appreciate the art featured, but to become actively engaged in it too. Brianna explains:  “This year, we really want to narrow down our events and pinpoint times of the year that are busy for all of the populations we serve. We have opened up a new gallery called Kultivate Select…this is a themed gallery; we have also reopened the Bailywick Gallery…this gallery presents an array of black and white images.  We are accomplishing our goals by planning ahead and taking data from last year to plan out our year and events…”

In additon to the creation of new galleries and the use of social media platforms, Kultivate Magazine also aligns itself with other businesses.  Brianna explains, “We are fortunate to have several media and business partners. Our media partners are AIM/ModelS Magazine, The SL Enquirer, MadPea Productions, The Miss SL Organization, and Virtual Diva. Not to mention The SL Parade! We do link sharing and provide free ads to these organizations. We support many charities. Team Diabetes of Second Life is our main charity and I am honored to serve as coordinator of this charity. We also support Feed A Smile, Rock Your RAck (The National Breast Cancer Foundation), and we used to work with Creations For Parkinsons….”

All of this and more creates opportunities not only for Kultivate Magazine, but for other businesses too.  But with all these accomplishments and more, John Brianna does have one thing he wishes he could do, and that is to do a feature article on an artist that is no longer with us.  He continues, “I would love to feature any famous artist that is no longer with us, and have that artist explain their art and methods, etc.”

Team Diabetes of SL was founded by John Brianna…

And while this dream may very well be on the horizon, Kultivate Magazine has done an excellent job of not only spotlighting SL artists, but in keeping up with other artist that have been previously featured in Kultivate Magazine.  When asked about the first cover story done by Kultivate Magazine, John Brianna explains:  “I have to say that for our first issue we approached artist Bryn Oh to be [the subject] our featured article and to also be on Kultivate Magazine’s cover. I did not expect her to say yes, because Kultivate magazine was, after all…a new publication…but she did and has returned for another follow up interview, too.”  Bryn Oh has continued her involvement with Kultivate Magazine by not only doing follow up interviews, but by featuring her art at an array of Kultivate Magazine sponsored showcases and displays.

III.  Other Kultivate Magazine Perks

Besides an array of art and a beautiful mountainous backdrop, one thing worth noting is Kultivate Magazine’s Restaurant IvannaElesren Brianna explains that this restaurant was created to encourage more traffic on the sim.  “This…” Elesren Brianna continues, “…translates to more visibility for the artists on top of our regular advertising and opening events etc….”

John Brianna adds, “I created [Restaurant Ivanna] so that people can take their dates somewhere nice, have a meeting or just chill…[in fact,] I can pop on anytime and see dates there…and its all 100% free…”
Restaurant Ivanna, complete with its red and white checkered table clothes and sturdy wooden chairs, adds another favorable dimension to a sim that encompasses beauty and enjoyment for all patrons.  With swing music providing a romantic backdrop, this restaurant is particularly appealing to SL community members interested in taking their significant other out for Valentines Day.  John Brianna elaborates:  “…we will have some really cheap bouquets that people can buy for their dates…in case they can’t afford it…complete with a free dress and a tuxedo…while the restaurant is self service, anyone can book the restaurant for an event, more so if we know ahead of time…and it is 100% free…”
Whimsical gestures and romance aside, Kultivate Magazine’s parcel is an excellent place for not only artists, but for all SL community members, too.  To take a look at what Kultivate Magazine has to offer, The SL Parade suggests you first visit the magazine’s website.  To do so, please click here:  Kultivate Magazine.
Kultivate Magazine also has a Facebook page, so feel free to not only like the page, but to check it out as well by clicking the following link:  Kultivate Magazine’s Facebook page.

Some other Kultivate Magazine sources are as follows:

Kultivate Magazine at Google Plus

Kultivate Magazine on Twitter

Kultivate Magazine on Tumbler

If you are interested in learning more about Kultivate Magazine’s available Artist Opportunities, please visit the following link for exhibition opportunities:  Artist Opportunities.

If you are looking for artistic fashion info, please pay a visit to The Edge by clicking on the following link:  The Edge Gallery.

Last but not least, please feel free to stop by Windlight Art Gallery by clicking on the following link: Windlight Art Gallery at Water Haven.