[Photo by Suzie]
I always get excited when people write or make art about Winnipeg. For those of you who are not from here - Winnipeg is a small prairie city with lots of heart (and art). It's small and homey and great for artists because of this. We are known for our frigid winters that can dip as low as -50C. My friend Suzie has just started a gem of a blog that I can't wait to see flourish, called Winnipeg Yearbook. Suzie is an art historian/actress/photographer and after working with her at the 'lonely suburb diner' I can vouch that her thoughts consist solely of beautiful, grunge poetry (if you can call that a type of poetry - I'm not a writer). Suzie's writings on Winnipeg are comforting to me and speak of the mixed feelings that many peggers have in the Winnipeg winters...
-excerpt from 'In Touch with my Solecism" by Suzanne Pringle
To give you some insight as to the infamous hangouts Suzie is referencing I've added photos from local photographer, Bryan Scott, to see the city through his eyes and put things in context.
Exchange District... full of heritage buildings, the exchange houses our most concentrated arts community - galleries, studios, diners, and vintage