Exchanging words with Binasii Inc.

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Michelle Klippenstein, Manager of Binasii Inc. Preserving culture and language is an important part of what makes Winnipeg a melting pot of different cultures. Binasii Inc. made it their main focus to preserve the First Nations language by working with indigenous communities. They’re doing that and so much more at their new Exchange District office at 314-63 Albert Street. Binasii is a First Nations owned and operated company that focuses on communications, creative and digital branding. They work with Indigenous communities from elders to youth and mainly language speakers. “We have developed our work ethic to promote a holistic approach to maintaining cultural sensitivities as well as First Nations principles and practices into modern technologies,” says Michelle Klippenstein, manager of …

Five Ways to Exchange – November 17, 2017

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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 The Gathering @ various venues (Nov 17-19) Billed as a “collective sharing of experiences among the participants,” The Gathering features multifaceted artists from around the globe at various venues across the Exchange and downtown area. While these feminist artistic experiences are being livestreamed, experiencing them in person is preferable. Featuring such artists as Ardele Lister, Ming Hon, Helga Jakobson, Hope Peterson, The Ephemerals, and many more, The Gathering will offer discussion, experiences, and insight on a cold winter weekend. Visit videopool.org for …

Five Ways to Exchange – November 10, 2017

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(Image courtesy of ryansmoluk.com) 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 Wake Up Call @ Artbeat Studio (on now until November 24) Artbeat Studio alumni Ryan Smoluk delivers a diverse collection of recent multimedia work on the fourth floor of 62 Albert Street. An advocate for mental health and well being, this autistic artist graduated from the University of Manitoba’s School of Art in 2013 and has been going strong ever since, showing in galleries all over Winnipeg. Visit ryansmoluk.ca and artbeatstudio.ca for more information. THE LAUGHS Skit or …

Five Ways to Exchange – November 3, 2017

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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 First Fridays in the Exchange Every month, the galleries, restaurants and shops of the Exchange District stay open a little later to create an evening of art and celebration like no other in the city. From Lennard Taylor’s living mannequins to pop ups and galleries on multiple floors of 290 McDermot and 62 Albert (among many many many others), there’s literally something for everyone. Visit firstfridayswinnipeg.org for more information. THE TOUR Art Talk/Art Walk with Toby Gillies and hannah_g Tonight’s First Fridays …

Exchanging Words with Tiny Feast

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While it feels like it opened just yesterday, the little print/stationery/gift shop that could, Tiny Feast, is celebrating four years as an Exchange District mainstay this week. Opened in 2013 by creative/life partners Danika Bock and Drex Serduletz, the shop is your go-to for creative inspiration. Bock and Serduletz, who came up with the idea for Tiny Feast while living in Berlin, say that placing the shop in the Exchange was a no-brainer, as it captured the European aesthetic the two design enthusiasts were going for. “I think a lot of what you get to imagine when you’re not in ‘real life’ is the potential to bring what you see traveling back to your city, and take ownership of the …