Elven Enchantment Museum and Art Gallery officially opened on September 1, 2007, at 5:00 p.m. SLT, however, the dedication of the Museum was officially done on the previous evening, August 31 and reads thus:
On this day 31 August 2007 Elven Enchantment Museum and Art Gallery is dedicated to my friends who have given unswerving support, love, and assistance during the last and final push to complete the museum and prepare it for opening night.
With my entire heart, I say, “Thank you.”
Atlantis Jewell, Curator
There was a live sculpture, featuring SL subs and a beautiful light blue Japanese letter, at the entrance of the Gardens. The landscaping of these lovely gardens was done by Mello Bonetto. The art on the Garden Level is the erotic Art of Atlantis Jewell. Across from the landing point in the gardens is the grove.
On the First Level on the west side of the Museum is the Scripted Art of Drathon Montague. In Second Life, all items you see are either built or scripted to animate movement in-world. The Scripted Art featured in the Museum is "Lunar Month", "Houston", and "Sunset Sailing" in each piece of art there are elements that move and interact with the still textures bringing the art alive with movement and passion.
Another artiste featured on the northwest and eastern walls are the lovely sketches of Dominique May. These are RL sketches that she has done and they are lovely representations of pointillism.
In order to preserve the beauty of the Gardens, glass flooring was put in on the First, Second and Third Levels. On each of the levels of the Museum above the gardens has a feature element and on the First Level there are two distinct items that are not to be missed. The first centre element is the pottery, ancient vases, and wolf fountain. The second attraction are the big windows overlooking the Grove. The moving statuary, trees, and rainbows can be seen to advantage from this point in the Museum.
On the Second Level is the incredible Private Art Collection of Mello Bonetto who has kindly lent to the Museum his extensive Van Gogh and Picasso canvasses. Each canvas has been identified by its proper name and period in which the artistes rendered them complete. There are notecard dispensers that detail each painting in this collection. The Museum received an On Lend of a Monet from Ailenor Laval and purchased the paintings of Michelangelo, Rubens, and Da Vinci.
The center element is a scripted, eight prim build that is a Fairy Tale Castle and designed and built by RacerX Gullwing who made this work available for purchase and all proceeds during the Relay for Life was donated to charity.
On the Third level is the "Magic Revealed" and Art Gallery. The Art Gallery features Exclusive Limited Editions of "Sunset Sailing." This Exclusive Limited Edition is a 20 edition set and once gone will only be available if a SL resident puts his or her copy up for sale through the various networks available for this in-world. The Art Gallery also features the Asian art of Shenn Coleman and the photograph art of Maxumus Barbosa.
Come by and see this lovely Museum and purchase any artwork that you are interested in having in your home. Before you leave be sure to force your settings to midnight as this gives a whole new meaning and romance to the Museum.