The Winnipeg Art Gallery lays claim to stirring up an encyclopedia of emotions for me. It was there that I experienced my first feeling of awe when given the chance to enter the vaults and view Käthe Kollwitz drawings. It was also there that I received the news that my father had passed away. I have had the great fortune to study under the current director, Stephen Borys, and voraciously research in the Clara Lander Library. I have dear friends on staff, and even dearer friends whose work adorns the walls on this very day.