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Art 101: Final Exhibition in Second Life: Updated
August 4, 2009, 5:54 pm
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art101-day-11_001As the second summer semester came to an end, Anthony Fontana’s Art 101 class in Second Life held a gallery opening on the final day of class. This opening and exhibition was open to the public and several SL residents and BGSU community members were in attendance!  Visit the gallery by clicking on this SLURL:

This exhibition includes two floors of artwork. The first floor hosts work created by Art 101 students influenced by works from history. The full assignment sheet can be seen here. Each work is presented next to the work that inspired it. You can read more about what inspired the students by clicking on each of the works in Second Life.

The exhibition also includes a show of artwork by practicing artists curated by Art 101 students. The assignment sheet for this show can be seen here. Each student interviewed the artist about their work. The interview can be read by clicking on each work in Second Life.

Images from throughout the semester, including the exhibition opening can be seen here:

Below are a few of the “Extra Credit” postcards and posters made for the exhibition.



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SIGGRAPH SpaceTime Exhibition
August 4, 2009, 2:15 pm
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siggraph-spacetimeThe SpaceTime competition is an international juried exhibition for students currently enrolled in school and studying computer graphics and digital arts disciplines. The exhibition captures the state of creative computer-based student work and acts as an annual slice of the computer graphics continuum. The exhibition encompasses three general areas: Print, Animation, and Interactive works.

This year’s SpaceTime exhibition is hosted in Second Life on the BGSU Virtual Campus. The exhibition is now open and features over 80 artworks.

siggraph-spacetime_001To visit the exhibition in Second Life follow this SLURL:

siggraph-spacetime_002Our dynamic media player in Second Life allow visitors to watch all the animations on demand.

SIGGRAPH (short for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is the name of the annual conference on computer graphics (CG) convened by the ACM SIGGRAPH organization.

SIGGRAPH on Wikipedia

Official SIGGRAPH Website

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Celebrate Virtual Campus Birthday/Earth Day
April 22, 2009, 3:40 pm
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(Bowling Green, OH) – The Bowling Green State University virtual campus in Second Life is celebrating its second birthday in conjunction with an Earth Day celebration in the virtual world on Friday, April 24 at 11:00 – 4:00pm EST. The festivities will include a fashion show, poetry readings, art exhibitions, live music by BGSU student DJs, virtual flea market, and a “Save the Earth” scavenger hunt.  The event will take place on the Bowling Green State virtual campus in Second Life and simultaneously presented in the lobby of the Bowen Thompson Student Union.

The Birthday/Earthday celebration will begin with a tour of the BGSU virtual campus and afterwards there will be an InWorld Fashion show where avatars will model a sampling of the amazing attire available in Second Life. At 12:30 there will be an Open Mic poetry reading at the BGSU Writing Center in Second Life.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to “step up to the mic” at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, where their words will be broadcast into the virtual campus.

At 1:00, there will be a special EarthDay scavenger hunt on the BGSU virtual campus.  Avatars will compete in a quest to find information on how to help combat global climate change.  The first avatar in Second Life to find all the clues will be awarded prizes in Linden dollars.  Participants will face simulated climate change and environmental disasters that will prove to be both challenging and thought provoking.

After the Scavenger hunt ends, there will be live music by BGSU student DJs, What the Bleep and DJ PsysiX in the lobby of the BTSU Student Union. The DJ’s music will be streamed into the Performance Center in Second Life and avatars are invited to socialize and dance to the sounds of Jungle and Psytrance music.

Throughout the event, people are encouraged to attend the opening of the Digital Arts student art exhibition and visit the bargin/barter flea market. The artwork will be displayed in the Vertical Gallery and avatars are invited to “fly” through the gallery to view the work.  At the flea market, avatars will give away and barter virtual objects such as clothing, furniture, buildings, etc.

To find out more about how to get a free Second Life avatar, visit

To visit the BGSU Virtual Campus, go to

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FATE: Student Exhibition of Art
April 10, 2009, 12:10 pm
Filed under: Art,Event,secondlife,Virtual Campus News | Tags: , , ,

Please join us on Friday, April 10th at 8pm EST on the BGSU Virtual Campus for the opening of the FATE: Foundations in Art: Theory and Educations Student Exhibition in Second Life.

This exhibit features student work by FATE members, including artwork by students of BGSU faculty members: Michael Arrigo, Joe Mesier, Joel O’dorisio, and Anthony Fontana. Each artwork, when clicked, leads to the FATE assignment wiki, a wiki that enables art educators to share assignments for 2d, 3d, Drawing and other college Freshman art courses.

Come meet FATE members, see the artwork, and experience an gallery opening on BGSU’s Virtual Campus in Second Life!

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