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Now open! Best of The Citadel 2009

The *Best of The Citadel* exhibition is now open! Many thanks to all who joined us yesterday at the opening and concert, making it a great event! And again BIG thanks to Cristian Rexie from the Special One Gallery for the support and making it all possible:-)




Alia Qunhua

Alvar Astulez

Andrea Costa

Ariel Brearly

Bennie B










Pan Aeon


Toni Duarte


Yves Lecoq


A while ago Aelin, my dear co-admin of The Citadel had a wonderful idea: A virtual exhibition showing the 20 most outstanding works posted to our group 2009.


About the retrospective


With so many outstanding works published all year long to The Citadel, we eventually had the idea of selecting 20 of the very best works of 2009

and organize an exhibition in Second Life. Thanks to the great support of Cristian Rexie, Special One Gallery was selected to host the event. Notwithstanding the quality of the works presented, the exhibition is also original by mixing Real Life and Second Life art and artists to create an inspiring art experience!


About the artists and works selected


Given the quality of the works featured in The Citadel, the choice was difficult and Carlotta and I had to leave a lot of brilliant works and talented people aside. The artists we eventuallly retained come from all over the world, from Europe to Japan, from US to Brazil. All of them are regular contributors of The Citadel and have their unique style and vision. The 20 featured works for the 2009 retrospective are :


1. Alia Qunhua, "Ghost ship"

2. Alvar Astulez, "Sacred Place"

3. Andrea Costa, "Castelllo di Praga"

4. Anibal Gonçalves (Transmontano on FlickR), "Oliveiras (II)"

5. Ariel Brearly, "The little tree of long-standing sorrow"

6. CheyneySan, "Abandon"

7. Eugene Goldin (egold on FlickR), "Attached to the Art... or flights in dream and reality"

8. Hartwig Kopp-Delaney (h.koppdelaney on FlickR), "Zen garden"

9. Janne Olkkonen (JanneO on FlickR), "The second sun of my mind"

10. Jenny Terasaki (ĴęNňζ™ on FlickR), "Lust"

11. Kimico, "Sea Me"

12. Kiyo Murakami (kakhabad on FlickR), "Masquerade"

13. Lynn Benson (Bennie B on FlickR), "Into the distance"

14. Malcolm, "Breaking Eden again"

15. marcarambr, "Composição do Corpo"

16. Michi67, "At Pixel Dreams"

17. Pan Aeon, "A Demons lament"

18. rohaberl, "Untitled"

19. Toni Duarte, "Pico Ropé, Chera"

20. Yves Lecoq, "Oh shit , I forget my Nikon !"


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Taken on April 9, 2010