Pepa Chan

Remember the Pick-Me-Up Artists? They have some new members, including Pepa Chan, who does adorable-creepy stuff.

Originally from Argentina, she was living in Vancouver when she and her boyfriend decided to move to Halifax. They started hitch-hiking their way across the continent, and about halfway along got picked up by the Idlers, who told them St. John’s is way cooler and that’s where they were taking them. So here she is. Tough noogies, Halifax.

It’s stories like these that really make me appreciate the local arts scene. It feels isolated from the rest of the country, but it’s big, and very intense, and very welcoming. And it pulls people in.

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