Lesley-Anne Evans

LESLEY-ANNE EVANS detests writing bios for herself. She thinks they sound stuffy and silly written in third person. If you are reading this, then Lesley-Anne’s first poetry art book is in your hands. That’s all that really matters. If you want to be in touch, please do so through laevans.ca or popuppoetry.ca or mygracenotes@gmail.com.

Lesley-Anne was our featured artist on November 19th at Kelowna Heritage Museum.

Derek Joel

Derek Joel is a singer/songwriter who forgot to send his bio to Erin, so know she gets to write what she knows about him here, for all of you. Derek is an incredible songbird, and in fact I used to hear him often singing away while we were neighbours. He spends a lot of his time recording and jamming. IWC is stoked to see him come out and share some of his passion and talent.

Rhian Jack

Rhian Jack graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Performance Studies this past year from UBC-Okanagan.

As a Feminist performance artist, I investigate Western Women's lived experiences through a subversive and satirical lens, combining physical comedy and burlesque sensibilities. I deconstruct what it is to live as a commodity by disrupting stereotypical notions of femininity through the agitation of representations within Patriarchal culture. The purpose of this gesture is to generate friction and to make some noise specific to gender issues existing within the fictitious framework that binds me. I actively question a structure that negotiates women's degrees of worth (lessness) based on desirability, thus making the ideal woman synonymous with youth, beauty, and fertility. And through radical characterizations, I reclaim my feminine identity while remaining housed in a social construct that has backed me, and many women, into a corner.

Rhian was overtaken by nasty kid germs during her October 1, 2015 featured slot, and will hopefully be back end of December/early new year to share her oddity with us.