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Adults read from their youth
Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids is coming back to Winnipeg on May 4. The event will take place at The Park Theatre at 8 p.m. It’s an open-mic style event where adults over 19 read pieces like old report cards, poetry, diary entries, letters and other subjects. The adults perform their readings to an audience full of strangers. If you’re interested in reading, you can sign up on their website: grownupsreadthingstheywroteaskids.com. You can also purchase tickets on their website.
From fog to flowers
Artist Cameron Cross’s new project involves turning the defunct smokestack at The Forks into a vase. He plans on making eight giant prairie crocuses made of steel, aluminum, fibreglass and polymers. The exhibition will be called “Ears of the Earth,” and it’ll pay homage to indigenous people. Indigenous people called the prairie crocus the ears of the earth because it was the first flower to appear through the snow. Cross has been working on the project over the last two-and-a-half years and it’s estimated to cost between $460,000 and $640,000.
RAW Natural Born Artists Winnipeg has a showcase of 32 local artists coming up on April 21. The event will take place at 441 Main Street and it will be turned into an interactive art gallery. RAW showcases indie talent in visual art, film, fashion design, music, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography. Local band Nocturnal Divinity will be showcasing their latest music video for Mad Hater at the event. For more information, or if you want to purchase tickets, visit www.rawartists.org.