Farewell to the Refuge and the Expansion – for now

The Refuge and the Expansion by AM Radiobr Photographed by PJ Trenton
The Refuge and the Expansion by AM Radio: Photographed by PJ Trenton

Back in December, I wrote about the closure of the Princteon sims, including The Quiet by AM Radio.  On Sunday, May 31, sunset will fall at another of AM Radio’s  intallations: The Refuge and the Expansion.  This is, however, a planned closure of the installation on a regular art space, and will be celebrated in style, with a final benefit concert to raise funds for Heifer International.

The Refuge and the Expansion by AM Radiobr Photographed by PJ Trenton
The Refuge and the Expansion by AM Radio: Photographed by PJ Trenton

The artists appearing (at SLTime) are:
ColeMarie Soleil at  3 PM
Joaquin Gustav   at 4 PM
KelvinBlue Oh       at 5 PM

These performers are returning to The Refuge and once again are donationg their time, talents and tips to Heifer International.  AM and the organisers are asking people to please donate generously to show appreciation for their performances and their generosity.

If you haven’t seen the installations yet, today is you last chance to go – and I do urge you to take the opportunity to see this iteration of the work!  Links are:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Welsh%20Cove/8/124/30

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wales%20Springs/236/127/30

In  AM Radio’s words:

The Refuge and the Expansion by AM Radiobr Photographed by PJ Trenton
The Refuge and the Expansion by AM Radio: Photographed by PJ Trenton

“After a longer than expected stay, The Refuge and the Expansion’s second iteration (hosted at the art installation sims Wales Springs and Welsh Cove by Alexandar Vargas, as curated by Callipygian Christensen) will be sunset. Thank you all who made this instalation possible and thank you for your support of the arts. The Refuge and The Expansion was a redux of The Refuge and The Prospect. It represented a laboratory, an opportunity to experiment with ideas and techniques that I had been kicking around since The Far Away (wheatfield) location. I have enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful creativity and reaction to the space. The Flickr group has managed more than 1600 images, recording the space, but also recording how people explored, utilized, and felt in the space. I can think of no better record to document the sim. Thank you all,critics and advocates alike. I learned, I progressed, and all of you will have influenced the next version of this sim, which is sure to be created soon.”
Information on Heifer International can be found at www.heifer.org

The Refuge and the Expansion by AM Radiobr Photographed by PJ Trenton
The Refuge and the Expansion by AM Radio: Photographed by PJ Trenton

All the images on this page are by PJ Trenton.  Images by others  of The Refuge and the Expansion can be found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/therefugeandtheexpansion/

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