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October Update

What a busy October it has already been! With Nocturne over and our lovely guest artist, Melany Nugent-Noble, back in Kelowna we finally have a moment to give an update from our end. First of all, a big thank you to Melany, Nocturne, and all of the Eyelevel volunteers for such a wonderful and successful Nocturne this year. It is especially appreciated as Eyelevel underwent an unexpected transition. We had an incredible turnout and an estimate of 200+ participants in Melany’s project, Invisible Threads are the Strongest Ties.

Secondly, it is with sincere excitement and gratitude that we announce Wren Tian-Morris as Eyelevel's Interim Artistic Director! They started in early October amid all of the Nocturne preparation. We had planned for our Artist Director Sally Wolchyn-Raab and Wren to work alongside one another for the next month however, some sweet little beings had other plans. Sally has begun her parental leave and Wren will be stepping up for the next eight months. Having worked with Eyelevel as our 2020 Summer Student and a member of our Programming Committee since then, we couldn't be happier to have their brilliance guiding Eyelevel while Sally is away.

Wren Tian-Morris (they/them) is a trans visual artist of Chinese descent —graduated from NSCAD University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Expanded Media and residing as an uninvited settler in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Their interdisciplinary practice often revolves around their identity and community—exploring themes of queerness, pleasure, and transracial adoption with special care for lens-based work. They hold collaborative work close to their heart as they are drawn to the playful and healing nature that working with others can bring about. They are excited by the possibilities of community-oriented arts practices as a way to carve out space and imagine new futures.

We are sending our love and care to Sally and her family!

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