Poets, from left to right; Emmy Chahal, Nygel Metcalfe, Lolu Oyedele, and Lesley-Anne Evans.
Wednesday evening, four local Kelowna poets served up a live poetry show called “Make Love Poems” at heART School on Pandosy. Each poetic collaborator, collaborated collaboratively in a love poem collaborative. They wrote #hastag poems on social media leading up to their event, then pinned up #allwedoismakelovepoems Pop-Up-Poetry around Kelowna as an invitation and a gift to whomever found them. Their event included individual work and, your guessed it, collaborative works. The audience was invited to collaborate in an interactive poem, posted HERE. It was an extraordinarily creative and heart warming meeting of intellects, minds and souls. True collaboration.
1. to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor
2. to cooperate with or willingly assist
an enemy of one’s country and especially an occupying force
3. to cooperate with an agency or instrumentality with which one
is [was] not immediately connected [before.]
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For those who are interested in more of the poets, following are vital stats that will allow you to connect (for future collaborations perhaps!)
And, if you are interested in adding your name to the growing list of those interested in an #allwedoismakelovepoems book, please do so by commenting on our event Facebook Page HERE.
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In heART School’s 2nd annual celebration of February as “Paper Month,” Lesley-Anne Evans joins with a collective of talented local artists showing their works on paper, for sale, at heART School, 1546 Pandosy St. in downtown Kelowna, B.C.
Lesley-Anne is offering her poetry, handwritten onto nostalgic postcards and quality papers, in blackout poems on vintage pages, and on romantic photo-ready framing mats. Poetry scrolls and tea lights are available from Lesley-Anne’s Illumination collection, and other new works melding poetry and paper. See the slide show below for more information.
Lesley-Anne joins Carrie Harper, Joleen Mackie, Nikki Balfour and other local artists with a wide array of original works celebrating the month of love and loss. Your Valentine will thank you for any piece of this lovingly crafted romantic art. You may never go Hallmark again!
You can share your own words about love in the “All We Make Is Love Poems” drop box! Lesley-Anne will collect your words and craft an “Interactive Poem” which she’ll read at the upcoming Make Love Poems ~ Live Poetry Show, February 25, at heART School. More information on Facebook. Tickets are available through Eventbrite or at the door.
Artists and paper go together.
Nostalgia and process is what this month is about. Surprise your sweetie with a handmade original work of art.
Do you remember buying little boxes of valentines when you were a child? Or folding craft paper in half to cut out hearts? What about spirograph? Bring your family into our creative space and make things for your true love for the whole month of February…make a wish and clip it on our wishing tree. ~ Carrie Harper