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GHava{SL} Center for the Arts ayou are herea exhibition sets precedent in Second Life

February 21, 2007

Contact: Derek Lerner, GHava{SL} Center for the Arts
718-388-5519 / ghavasl@ghava.com

GHava{SL} Center for the Arts inaugural exhibition, “you are here”, sets precedent by showing top New York artists' work in Second Life for 1st time.

GHava{SL} Center for the Arts is proud to announce the opening of its inaugural exhibition, "you are here", featuring the artwork of New York's brightest talent: Andre Razo, Bryan Collins, Cameron Martin, Cheryl Dunn, David Merten, Erik Foss, Ivory Serra, J Penry, John Minh Nguyen, Kim Bennett, Kimberly Stillman, Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Patrick O'Dell, Peter Rentz, Rostarr, Ryan Coleman, Sadek Bazaraa, and Shelter Serra.

GHava{SL} Center for the Arts is a virtual exhibition space showing the work of selective artists, based in the metaverse Second Life. "you are here" will take place 1,805 ft high in the sky, in one of GHava{SL}'s several 16,533 sq ft glass galleries. It was curated by artists Annie Ok (Xantherus Halberd in SL) and Derek Lerner (Rhizome Szydlowska in SL) who also conceived of and did the environmental design for the art center. GHava{SL} Center for the Arts is made possible by the sponsorship of GH avisualagency.

This will be the first time that any of these artists have exhibited in Second Life. The roster includes those who have shown previously at such prestigious institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Alleged Galleries, Deitch Projects, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Creative Time's The Brooklyn Anchorage, Bronwyn Keenan, American Fine Arts, Thread Waxing Space, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery and many others worldwide.

"you are here" sets a monumental precedent, enabling Second Life residents from all over the globe to experience the best that the contemporary New York art movement has to offer in an immersive online 3D medium. It is just the beginning of many more exciting exhibitions at the GHava{SL} Center for the Arts.

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“you are here”

Opens March 1, 2007

GHava{SL} Center for the Arts is located at
Haenim (11, 114, 550) in Second LIfe