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Wpg Free Press: Winnipeg entry among river trail hut winners

February 7, 2019 — 

As reported in the Winnipeg Free Press, School of Art studio technician Chris Pancoe [BFA(Hons)/02] and his wife Jennie O’Keefe’s design was one of three winners in the 10th international Warming Huts competition:

A winning entry in The Forks warming hut contest wants to lick you up.

Huttie, a character inspired by the retro cult kids’ TV series, H.R. Pufnstuf, welcomes passersby with a bright-red tongue that waggles back and forth. Skaters pass through Huttie’s mouth into a gingerbread-like house and rest on the tongue.

The design is by Jennie O’Keefe and Chris Pancoe of Winnipeg, one of three winners in the 10th international Warming Huts: An Arts + Architecture Competition on Ice.

It’s only the second time Manitobans have won the event.

Read the full Winnipeg Free Press story here.



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