Manitoba

I collect rocks! A behind-the-scenes look into one of Manitoba’s top artisan jewellers

I collect rocks! A behind-the-scenes look into one of Manitoba’s top artisan jewellers

by Michelle Rosner

  In a small house-turned-shop in the south end of Winnipeg, locally sourced petrified woods, prairie stones and silver and gold metals are cut down, smoothed out and baked to produce beautiful and ironically exotic-looking necklaces, rings, and earring. Redd Line Jewellery, owned by Christopher Redd—a man whose rough, marked-up hands exemplify the passion and…

Become a culture curator—get involved in CD Manitoba!

Become a culture curator—get involved in CD Manitoba!

by Michelle Rosner

  There are many reasons to get involved in Culture Days and Nuit Blanche: If you work in a school, Culture Days represents a great opportunity for young people to engage with the different groups of people that make up our diverse community; If you’re an emerging artist, the three-day long weekend can act as…

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2015: Emerging Voices and Illuminate the Night

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg 2015: Emerging Voices and Illuminate the Night

by Michelle Rosner

Some call it transformative. Some describe it as the night where the city comes alive. And some simply ache and yearn for that one night a year when our prairie town is lit from the centre with art, music, dance, inspiration and exceptional beauty. Five years ago, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg barged into the city’s cultural…

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The Human Mosaic Project Brings Students Together to Celebrate Storytelling

The Human Mosaic Project Brings Students Together to Celebrate Storytelling

by Michelle Rosner

Ask a room of students to tell you a story and without hesitation, hands fly into the air, students are eager to talk about their lives. Ask experienced storytellers like Jamie Olivero and his artistic partner, Shawn Kettner to engage in students storytelling, and the stories change from simple details to bigger ideas including how…

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Culture Days Manitoba: Meet you at the Forks!

Culture Days Manitoba: Meet you at the Forks!

by Michelle Rosner

Here we go! For the fifth annual Culture Days Manitoba we’ve served up an exciting line up. Some acts may seem familiar, while others are stepping out onto the stage for the first time and Culture Days is more than obliged to provide the venue for their debut. At the Forks on Friday, September 26th,…

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The 204: Packed to the Rafters

The 204: Packed to the Rafters

by Michelle Rosner

With close to 300 events to date, Manitoba will be celebrating Culture Days in style in 2014. Featured events include the annual Storytelling Day at Central Park in which hundreds of students from across Winnipeg and Manitoba convene in the centre of the city to hear folk tales and stories from experienced storytellers and educators…

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Wall-to-Wall Arts, Crafts and Culture!

Wall-to-Wall Arts, Crafts and Culture!

by Michelle Rosner

5 years! Celebrating 5 years calls for special events, special projects and certainly very special initiatives. Enter Synonym Art Consultation, a Winnipeg organization run by Chloe Chafe and Andrew Eastman, seek to match artists and their work to unconventional venues (such as restaurants, stores), throw events to showcase the venue and artist and create a…

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Jean Giguère is Honoured for her Unwavering Support for the Arts

Jean Giguère is Honoured for her Unwavering Support for the Arts

by Michelle Rosner

Culture Days Manitoba is pleased to congratulate Jean Giguère, co-chair of the Culture Days Manitoba Task Force on receiving the Order of Canada. Giguère was awarded the country’s highest civilian honour in June 2014 for her outstanding commitment to the arts. She also received the 2014 Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts. Originally from…

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Culture Days Manitoba Remembers Project Manager and Friend, Kevin Walters

Culture Days Manitoba Remembers Project Manager and Friend, Kevin Walters

by Michelle Rosner

Kevin Walters, Project Manager for Culture Days Manitoba passed away on June 23rd 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba after a year long battle with stomach cancer. For over four years, the Culture Days Manitoba team has been privileged to work with Kevin. Caring and consistently positive, Kevin possessed the wonderful ability to say “yes” to every…