Tag Archives: Bay City

Bay City’s Annual Tree Lighting 2015 Press Release


Bay City Treelighting 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann@gmail.com
BAY CITY ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING, CONCERT, AND FUNDRAISER

Sixth Annual event coming in December

BAY CITY, SL (27th November, 2015) – The Bay City Alliance will host its annual Tree Lighting event on Sunday, 13th December 2015 from 1-4 pm SL. The event will be held at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/North%20Channel/128/128/24/ ) and will feature DJ GoSpeed Racer and live performers Christov Kohnke and Grace McDunnough. The event will also feature ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and lots of fun for all!

Since December of 2014, Bay City has raised US$1,675.00 for Child’s Play Charity (www.childsplaycharity.org) and as part of the event, a silent auction will again be held to support them. We are asking Second Life™ designers and artists to participate by providing fun, interesting, unique, or other transferrable items (or a no-copy object that the auction winner can give to you to redeem their prize, if the item(s) have to be no transfer). Please contact Marianne McCann to participate.

Auction will end at the conclusion of the event. All proceeds from the silent auction and from donation bins at the venue will go to Child’s Play Charity. Child’s Play is a 501c3 non profit organization offers online communities such as ours an opportunity to help seriously ill children around the globe during their hospital stays with the purchase of games and gaming equipment.

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.

For more information, or to participate in the event, please contact Marianne McCann

The Bay City Tree Lighting 2013

The Bay City Tree Lighting 2013

Bay City Tree Lighting 2012

Bay City Tree Lighting 2012

Press Release: Fifth Annual Bay City Hay Maze 2015


Bay City Maze Poster

A new press release has been released this week for the fifth annual Bay City Hay Maze which takes place throughout October 2015 in Second Life. The maze is filled with spooky effects and critters.

If you manage to complete the maze, then there are a few signs with locations on them to visit including the Channel Island Asylum and the Falmouth Hotel. Worth a visit!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann@gmail.com

BAY CITY BECOMES “HAY CITY”

Annual autumnal hay maze offers fun, spooks.

BAY CITY, SL (12th October, 2015) – Bay City is hosting its fifth annual Hallowe’en Hay Maze in the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel Region. The space will welcome people from all over the grid to explore a traditional autumn hay maze filled with critters and spooky effects.

The Hay Maze was built by Marianne McCann, with landscaping by Pygar Bu and assistance from Kriss Lehmann of Botanical and the Linden Department of Public works, Enjoy a fun, spooky trek through the maze, and avoid the ghosts, rats, and giant spiders along the way!

After completing the maze, Bay City also welcome you to check out a couple of our permanent locations with a scary flair: the Channel Island Asylum and the Falmouth Hotel. You’ll find signs pointing the way after you exit the maze.

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.

For more information, or to participate in the event, please contact Marianne McCann.

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SLURL – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/North%20Channel/145/137/28

New Art Park is about to open in Bay City


Sneak preview

Sneak preview

At 2pm PDT on Saturday 19th September 2015 there will be a grand opening of a new Pop Up Art Park over at Bay City in Second Life. The art park is set up and everyone is welcome to visit in advance of the opening to preview the new exhibits.

Here is the press release…

Derry McMahon and Bear Silvershade invite you to the opening reception for their latest exhibitions on Sat, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. in Bay City, with Pippa Exonar as our featured entertainer.

This time though, it’s not in a formal gallery.

We’ve watched as galleries flicker in and out of existence, and had shows at several. Two things are consistent: nothing is permanent, and even with the most relentless, ongoing promotion, visitor numbers drop off dramatically after the opening and reach near zero long before a month – the usual length of gallery shows – is up.

Instead of fighting it, we’ve decided to embrace the ephemeral nature of Second Life and experiment with pop-up galleries. It goes like this: Rent a piece of suitable land, set up our work and open it to the public, but just for a couple of weeks.

The short time frame is key. For the patrons, it gives them more incentive to get out and see the show; no putting it off because “There’s plenty of time.” For us, it gives us the freedom to experiment and not feel tied down.

We can set up when and where we want, with whatever style we want. They might happen in different places once a month, or once every six months – whatever feels right.

This was Derry’s idea, by the way, so she’s the one to talk to about it. Our first location is in Bay City, on the Falconmoon sim. We discovered it quite by chance; we had been looking at several commercial properties all around SL, but when we randomly decided to poke around mainland, we found a property we decided would be perfect for a pop-up art park.

Derry is calling her exhibit Double Vision, and she’s paired up her images: one created in real life, one created in Second Life. In some cases, it’s difficult to tell which is which. (Frankly, that worries me a little. They look so alike, so does that mean that Second Life is actually a virtual copy of New Jersey?)

As always, Derry’s images are filled with bright colours so the park setting highlights them beautifully.

Mine, of course, are not so colourful. (You’ll note another difference – I just drove in some fence posts to hang my images from, but Derry insisted on having hers prettily arranged on easels)

The work I am showing this time grew out of my Lonely Streets of Second Life project (which I showed at my former gallery in Avalon). I call this exhibit Solitudes.

Like Derry, I’ve included — for the first time ever in Second Life — a few of my real life images, though I haven’t matched them one-to-one. I am a photojournalist in real life, and the images I have included here are tiny vignettes or scenics, often made on assignment while I am waiting for something else to happen.

The little art park is mostly set up, and you are welcome to drop by in advance of the opening to preview the exhibits or gather images for your blog, but we are hoping you can also make it to the reception on Saturday.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bay%20City%20-%20Falconmoon/210/201/25

Spread the word about the new opening of the art park happening tomorrow. :)