Avalon Collector’s Circle: Samara Furse-Barzane


This month, long-time Avalonian Samara Furse-Barzane shows selections from her extensive collection at the Avalon Town Exhibit Hall.

A resident since 2007, Samara has been an avid arts enthusiast since she first visited Cetus soon after her rezzday, where she seems to have had some bizarre adventures: ‘Ask me about the cannon and the exploding sheep. Recommendation, do not hit the sim owner with a cannon ball!’ Her Avalon show reflects her long collecting history.


She is perhaps best known as the owner and curator of Park Galleries, which she took over from the late Artistic Fimicoloud, and which she finally closed in December 2011. She has also owned and operated a translation agency [now closed] and her other virtual work includes CSR at ETD  and Fleur, Store Manager for MichaMi, and Sim Manager for Copley Square. She retired from SL commerce to work on her own photomontages which are exhibited in her gallery in Avalon.

On her exhibition at the town hall, Samara says:

I am honored to have been invited to show my art collection at Avalon Town/Art District Exhibit Hall in Ars Lunga. The 31 pieces by 26 artists represent 4 1/2 years of collecting in SL, from Cetus to Avalon.

While there were several items I could not locate, this exhibit is representative of the development of my visual art tastes over that time period. It is illuminating to see what you purchased over time all together in one space.

The artists I know in SL, especially those who were part of Park Galleries at one time or another, have influenced my choices. This is primarily reflected by the number of constructions and kinetic works that take their places along side the more traditional flat paintings.


Samara has expertly arranged an exhibit featuring 31 works from 26 artists, including:
Artistic Fimicoloud
Jeanni Nishi
Tricia Aferdita
Winter Nightfire
Alexandra Mensing
Ichiko Miles
Ub Yifu
Mahsa Khazeni
Angel Enoch
Blau Huet (Friedl Aigner)
Moeuhane Sandalwood
Karen Petty
alba2 Rossini
Kayly Iali
Julian Deghy
Jessica Ornitz
Jofus Wrigglesworth (Joseph Perkins)
Gracie Kendal
Ivar Kaasik
Kerry Streeter
Semiramis Theas
Finny Yates (2 works)
Pol Jarvinen (2)
Scottius Polke (2)
sistagrlro wei (2)
Harter Fall (2)

Please join us for the opening tomorrow (Sunday 3rd June) from 2-4 with DJ Walt Vieria – fun and dancing as usual!

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About Rowan Derryth

Art & Design Historian. Arts Writer. 80s child. Pixelated.

Posted on June 2, 2012, in Art News, Events & Openings. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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