A Vegan Supper Party

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We are delighted to announce an opportunity to meet Sydney Humble and Dylan Nickolet and to sample their culinary creations…

Both from Saskatoon, the young couple are avid explorers who spent last winter travelling the world.  This year they have chosen to travel around their own country and drove here at the beginning of the month in order to spend a few months in Parrsboro before going to Montreal where Sydney will be commencing a program of study at Concordia University in January.  A visual artist, Dylan is making good use fo his time here to draw and create every day. He has also worked several years in kitchens and loves creating and cooking wholesome food for himself and loved ones.

Join us on Sunday 22 October at 5pm in the Nonesuch Café.

The cost is $12 per person and reservations are required.  You can reserve by email at fun@hmsnonesuch.com or by telephone at 514-979-3978.

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Exhibition Extension + a New Arrival: NAOPA 2017 until 30 October

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The 2017 Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards Parrsboro Exhibition has been extended to 30 October.  Even if you have already been, come again as we have just received the 84th artwork featured in the 2017 Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards: Jim Holyoak’s “Book of Nineteen Nocturnes”.

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The exhibition will be open ONLY BY CHANCE or BY APPOINTMENT.  You can contact us by email at fun@hmsnonesuch.com to arrange a viewing or just stop in when you see we are open.

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Artist in residence: Shelley Freeman

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You can meet Shelley Freeman during her artist talk on Thursday 26 October, 7:30 pm in the Nonesuch Café at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro.

Shelley Freeman is a visual artist with family roots in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta, B.C. and England. She grew up in Hudson Heights, Quebec, surrounded by art created by her great-grandfather, grandfather, grandmother, mother and 2 brothers.

For the past 18 years, Shelley’s painting has focused on interpreting empty spaces that exist within natural phenomena such as caves, rocks, water and ice formations, and man-made structures such as abandoned mines and tunnels. She is an active caver and combines hiking and travel with research into the underground.

I am intrigued by the idea of the “underground landscape”: it is difficult to see, confined, absolute and claustrophobic, in contrast with a terrestrial landscape that presents itself to us as distant and limitless, extending laterally and heavenward with no apparent boundaries.

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Shelley states that it is not simply the visual representation of underground and underwater spaces that interests her.

She is also concerned with illusion, ambiguity of scale, the juxtaposition of light and dark masses, and the combination of figurative and abstract elements in the same composition.

Shelley is currently working on a series of paintings depicting deep areas in pools of water. She says “the underwater world may be perceived as empty, even though in reality, it teems with colour and movement, sometimes too subtle to be visible at the surface.”  She plans to use her time in resdiency to explore new ways of incorporating more abstract elements into her compositions.

For more information about Shelley and what she does, check out her site  http://www.shelleyfreeman.ca

Nonesuch Residency: G. Scott MacLeod

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G. Scott MacLeod (MA, Art Education) is a multimedia artist and filmmaker with a special interest in peoples and histories — Montreal’s, Canada’s, the Scottish Highlands’, and the Vikings’. His work has been exhibited, screened and collected by cultural institutions and individuals around the world. In June of 2017 Scott attended the SIM Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland: http://www.macleod9.com/iceland-series.html#bjarnarey-vestmann-islands-iceland

While Scott is in residency at Parrsboro’s Main & Station he will be working on a graphic DSC_0230novel of the Saga of Murdo MacLeod; developing a treatment for Ancestral Homes, a documentary on Scottish Immigration to Cape Breton; and presenting his film Water of Life at the Parrsboro Film Festival, http://www.parrsborofilmfestival.com , on Sunday 29 October at 10am.  The screening is free and will begin with a short introduction by Scott and be followed by a Q & A period.

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You can also meet Scott at Main & Station on Wednesday 25 October for a presentation about his experience on residency in Iceland. The talk begins at 7:30 pm in the Nonesuch Café at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro.

For more information about Scott and what he does, check out his site http://www.macleod9.com 
 

Sarah Beth Goncarova in residence

 Sarah Beth Goncarova has returned to Parrsboro for a 2 week residency at Main & Station.  You might remember Sarah Beth from her beautiful installation What Gifts the Rain May Bring which was featured in our secondfloor gallery in 2014.

While she is here Sarah Beth is working on a sculptural installation in West Bay and doing research for an upcoming commission at Still Waters Pond, an unplugged retreat in Voluntown, Connecticut, USA, http://www.stillwaterspond.com.

You can find out more about Sarah Beth and her work at http://goncarova.com

Writer in residence: Katrina Maloney

Katrina_MaloneyWe are delighted to welcome Katrina Maloney as Nonesuch writer in residence during the month of September at Main & Station. Katrina lives and writes in southern New Hampshire and, while here, is thrilled to be dedicating her time to the second volume of letters from her great grand aunt who was in Russia from 1917-1919.  s386686241581639622_p2_i2_w640The first volume Dearest Ones at Home: Clara Taylor’s Letters from Russia, 1917-1919, came out in 2014, published by  SheWrites Press, Berkeley, CA.  Katrina is also the author of Strong Women and Horses: poems, published in 2014 by Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY.

You can find out more about Katrina on her website, http://www.katrinamaloney.net, and by attending her presentation in the Nonesuch Café at Main & Station on Saturday, 16 September at 8pm.

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