Exchanging words with Cordova Tapas and Wine

Karen Kornelsen Blog

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Two gentlemen from Europe have brought the tastes of France and Spain to the Exchange District with a tapas bar that is as authentic as the historic buildings that surround it. Located at 93 Albert Street (former home of The Fyxx and Across the Board), co-owners Gael Winandy and Greg Stevenard chose to open up Cordova Tapas and Wine there because it reminds them so much of home. “The Exchange District is so nice,” says Stevenard, with a thick French accent. “It is very comparable to Europe with its history and architecture. Everywhere you go, there are bricks, it’s so beautiful.” Not only have the two young men started up a unique and authentic restaurant all on their own, they …

Five Ways to Exchange – September 29, 2017

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. THE EVENT Nuit Blanche Practically Christmas for artists and art lovers, the entire Exchange will come alive this Saturday from 6pm until the wee hours of Sunday morning. A completely free event, this is your chance to experience one-of-a-kind video installations, dance and musical performances, artists working in their spaces, and more than a few surprises. Into getting an early start? The Luckygirl Pop-Up event takes place in Old Market Square noon-nuit. Put your dad’s old dress shirt on backwards (in case you need …

Five Ways to Exchange – September 22, 2017

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. THE DISPLAY Waterfront by Yael Brotman @ Martha Street Studio On now until October 21 at Martha Street Studio (11 Martha Street), Winnipeg-born Toronto artist Yael Brotman’s print construction pieces featured in Waterfront are intricate, interesting, and imaginative. Mixing “unpredictability with a playful sense of humour and optimism,” Brotman’s work (which has exhibited internationally at museums, artist-run centres, and university galleries) definitely makes you want to be creative.   Visit printmakers.mb.ca for more information. THE EVENT Iron Ride @ Old Market Square Pan Am Place, the Exchange District’s …

Five Ways to Exchange – September 15, 2017

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. THE EVENT Wall-to-Wall: Hotel Room at Forth Okay, here we go. Ming Hon, one of Winnipeg’s most daring and innovative performance artists, is turning the entire lower level of Forth (171 McDermot Avenue) into a functioning hotel (with a few surprises) as part of her new work in progress, Only the Dead Wear Shoes to Bed. Hon brings all the elements she’s known for (dance, video, performance) and a few friends (DJs Super Shonek and Louie Lovebird) to the party, taking place tonight for …

Exchanging Words with Cree Ryan

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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A year ago, Nicole Ryan had an idea. She was going to blend her love of greenery with her newfound passion for macrame to create unique hangable art. She would design prototype plant holders and, through trial and error, create a line of four unique designs. In January of this year, she would launch her online store, creeryan.com. With no marketing budget, she would use Instagram to get her creations out into the world. Ryan says she had no idea her @creeryan Instagram account would gain over 20 thousand followers within eight months. “Instagram has been an incredible tool for me, and it has been intentional from the beginning,” she says while seated in her gorgeous, naturally lit studio space. “When …

Exchanging Words with La Carnita

Karen Kornelsen Blog

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Exchanging Words is an ongoing series of conversations with the people behind the places in the Exchange District. If you would like to be featured, please email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Exchanging Words” in the subject line. Dining in the Exchange District is like taking a journey across the globe. From South America to Japan, from Italy to Belgium, your taste buds have the opportunity to experience the many flavours inspired by unique places from around the world, with cuisine made right here in Winnipeg by local award-winning chefs. Now, the tastes of Mexico are available with La Carnita breaking into the District’s food scene with a focus on art, food and music. La Carnita, located at the old Fox and Fiddle space on …

Five Ways to Exchange – September 8, 2017

Stephanie Stroh Blog

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(Pictured – “He is the Walrus” by Ningeokuluk Teevee, part of Floe Edge at Urban Shaman) Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. THE DISPLAY Floe Edge Opening Reception at Urban Shaman   Featuring non-traditional works from a wide variety of Inuit artists (including Nicole Camphaug, Danny Osborne, Jamasie Pitseolak, and many more) the new exhibit at Urban Shaman, Floe Edge, opens tonight at 8pm with a gala reception. “By engaging with the works in this exhibition,” explains the artist statement. “We remind ourselves that many of the ways we commonly …