Press Release: Stories at the Park

Stories at the Park - Holly Kai Park
Stories at the Park – Holly Kai Park

Issued: April 1st, 2016

Holly Kai Park Announces Stories at the Park

We are pleased to announce the launch of Stories at the Park, a further step in our program to bring art of all forms to Holly Kai Park in Second Life.

Stories at the Park, presented live in Voice by Seanchai Library will coincide with the Art at the Park exhibitions at Holly Kai Park. Each month, members of Seanchai Library will select pieces of art by the artists participating in the current Art in the Park exhibition, and write either a 100-word work of fiction (referred to as a “drabble”) or a 100-word poem about each piece, which will be read live in Voice during Stories at the Park.

The first Stories at the Park session will take place on Sunday, April 3rd, from 3:00pm SLT at the stone gazebo located in the heart of Holly Kai Park’s hilltop art display area, and will feature stories and poems by Caledonia Skytower and Kayden Oconnell from Seanchai Library.

“I’m delighted to see this new program launch at Holly Kai,” said the Park’s curator of art, Inara Pey. “The idea grew from a discussion between Caledonia and myself, and I’m absolutely thrilled to see Seanchai Library, with their long and distinguished history of traditional storytelling, come to Holly Kai and present Stories at the Park.”

Commenting on the event, Caledonia Skytower said, “I know, for me, looking at the work of visual art gives me an inspiration to let out thoughts of my own. I suspect the same is true of Kayden.” She then continued, “we have written 100 word stories and poetry, which could be either haiku or free verse as long as it does not exceed 100 words, and we have deliberately both written about a few select works because we believe that a really good work of visual art (and there are plenty here) speaks to each person uniquely.”

It is suggested that visitors attending the event arrive ahead of the start time so that they can visit the exhibits by our Visiting Artists participating in the current Art at the Park exhibition: Io Bechir, Goodcross, Hana Hoo, Mistero Hifeng and Sisse Singh, and which will feature in the stories and poems presented during Stories at the Park.

To reach the art display area, simply walk up the hill from the Park’s waterside arrival point.

For further information about the event, please contact Inara Pey, Holly Kai Curator of Art.

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