Author: Ashlyn Peterson

Local artist throws free show at Warehouse Artworks

Shane (Mini) Davis displays new works at Exchange District gallery   By William Rhoda   It’s Saturday night in the Exchange District and something’s going on at Warehouse Artworks. A passerby comes in off the street and asks a gallery employee who the featured artist is. Shane (Mini) Davis, the artist, is standing an arms-length away, making sure his guests’ wine glasses stay full while discussing a series of pastel pieces he’s displaying. He says that some of his work took less than six hours to make, which seems to baffle some, but Davis, 60, has spent most of...

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Cyclists by design

New bike lockers at Notre Dame campus feature notable Winnipeg locations   By: David Boulet   The designs on the new bike lockers at Red River College’s Notre Dame campus are for more than just aesthetic – they’re meant to represent the different commuters that might use them.   Marc LeBrun, a graphic designer at Red River College and an avid cyclist, said he worked with the college’s sustainability office to come up with the exterior designs.   “The goal of each locker was to give each its own personality,” said LeBrun. “I didn’t want it to look like just one type of...

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Walking among ghosts

Ghost signs at Exchange District campus provide a glimpse into the past By: Alyssa Etsell At the Red River College (RRC) Exchange District campus, people walk among ghosts. Winnipeg is home to one of the largest collections of ghost signs in North America. These fading, historical advertisements were hand-painted on the sides of buildings beginning in the 1880s and ending in the 1940s, said Matt Cohen. Cohen is a self-proclaimed ghost sign enthusiast, and founder of the website Ghost Signs, a digital archive of ghost signs in Winnipeg’s Exchange District developed by the Advertising Association of Winnipeg. “We had...

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