Tuesday, November 20, 2007

From RL to SL to RL

You can now get Filthy's RL prints from SL with the click of an image, for only a few Lindens.
Just go to Filthy's Joint on his island of Artropolis ...browse over a hundred images...then click on the ones you want. Soon a signed print will arrive at your door, anywhere in the world from Filthy's real life studio.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

November Exhibits and Commissions

...Filthy currently has an exhibit up at Starbuck's in Woburn, MA. The exhibit will be up for the entire month of November.


..Filthy has a commission planned Citizens Bank in Nashua, NH. He is busy interviewing the staff there and will start this drawing soon. Also in the works is a Valentine's themed exhibit and event at the bank for February.

....Filthy recently completed a commemorative commission for Intel's Velu Balasubramanian and his wife Anu. Anu works as a speech pathologist and Velu is also a talented amateur photographer. This is one of several recent commissions that Filthy has done for couples about their individual personalities and the their personality as a couple.

SL's Cylindrian Rutabaga Tours Boston

In October, after Filthy returned from Cali, we hosted Georgia's all star musician/singer/songwriter Cylindrian Rutabaga, Grace Buford in RL, for her Boston area tour and visit. Cylindrian came to town to attend and perform at Pod Camp in Boston and to play at several other venues around the greater Boston area, including Boston's Sweetwater Cafe, Chelmsford's The Java Room and Cambridge's Lizard Lounge. In fact Grace placed in the top three in Lizard Lounge's weekly singer/songwrighter contest. Grace will be asked back to perform in a final showdown at the Lizard Lounge with the possibility o getting a solo gig there. If you ever get the chance to see Grace Buford play live.. don't miss it... you are in for a musical treat.

Filthy and Cylindrian had first met in person at the SL conference in Chicago. While visiting here in MA she got to hang out with Filthy in his studio. Filthy worked on some new drawings while Grace worked on some new tunes. At the end of her visit Filthy and wife Anya made Grace a New England style Lobster dinner! We think she had a good visit... and we know for sure that WE had an amazing time.

Filthy's Trip to Cali Part 2

In October, Filthy travelled to the San Francisco Bay area to meet with Second Life's Holli Hollwood and to create a commissioned drawing for Holly and her husband Angus. Holli owns the in-world jazz club Blue Fusion and in RL works for IBM Lotus.

In addition to karaoke every night at Angus and Holli's, Filthy visited his old friends at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose.

Shown above is Filthy with Almaden's Douglas McDavid.
The purpose of this visit was to spearhead a partnership with Artropolis, Blue Fusion, IBM and Almaden Research Center, beginning with some upcoming joint events in SL.
Also in the works ... Filthy is planning an exhibition at Almaden's Library. So, stay tuned....