RAMMITS REVEALED : Exhibition Opening June 5th plus EPIC MUGS Workshop Starts Sunday !


Epic Mugs

Due to popular demand, Jessica Sallay-Carrington, artist in residence at Main & Station has agreed to teach one more workshop before she leaves on June 7th. The workshop, EPIC MUGS, is open to participants of all ages and experience. To find out more, and to register, visit the workshop page here… http://hmsnonesuch.com/epic-mugs/


Rammits revealed

Before she leaves Main & Station will host an exhibition of the work Jessica has created while in residency. Much of the work created by her workshop students will also be included in the exhibition. The exhibition will open on June 5th at 5 pm and run until June 18th.


The work is about horny rabbits, sexy rammits and more,

it is playing around with gender identity and femininity.,

it is what washes up on the shores,

what humans and animals leave behind

and what they find




Today in the Café


Our guest speaker for this morning’s coffee talk will be Bruce Wark here to tell us about Visible Voices: The Radio Revolution Why and how was radio invented? Who made the world’s first broadcast? And what can we “see” when we listen to it? Veteran radiophile Bruce Wark takes us on an audio tour: radio then and now.

Janet is baking up some fresh Carrot Pineapple Muffins for the occasion and we also have fresh Maple Nut Granola served with yogourt, fruits, and maple syrup, Peanut Butter Banana Toast, Chocolate Toast and more.

Fresh Granola        Granola Yogourt with Fruit and Syrup

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Full Bore Mystic, Meditative Collage, and Sacred Tremors


For the month of June 2015, creative duo Full Bore Mystic will be Nonesuch Artists in Residence in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. Poet and visual artist Julia Heimer Dadds & painter Mark Beebe will be coming to us from Bloomington, Indiana where Julia teaches and Mark, now retired after some 25 years guarding museum treasures, is devoting himself full-time to his painting and his family.

"Sacred Tremors" Indiana Version, May 2015, Mark Beebe


You can meet Mark and Julia at their Artists’ Talk on Friday June 12th at 10:30 am in the Nonesuch Café.

Julia will also be giving two Nonesuch Coffee Talks on Tuesday, June 23rd, Lao Tzu at the Gate, and on Tuesday, June 30th, Talismans of the everyday.

On June 20th and 21st, Julia will be offering a Meditative Collage Workshop (or all mixed up and that’s just fine). For details and to register, see here… http://hmsnonesuch.com/workshops-seminars-conferences/learn/all-mixed-up/

Julia HD _Collage

Be sure to look for both Mark & Julia at our Tuesday Poetry Nights throughout the month of June and note that Julia will be our featured poet on Tuesday, June 9th so come on down for that and also keep an eye out for Mark in and around town as you may just find him somewhere painting up a storm.

And finally, definitely don’t miss the exhibit of their work opening June 25th at 5 pm.

To give you a taste of her poetry, here is a sample Julia tells me is ‘a tad rough’. It is from a series Julia is working on around Jane Schoolcraft’s story (and her family’s). Her Ojibwe name  was Obabaamwewe-giizhigokwe (in modern spelling) (The Woman of the Sound [Which the Stars Make] Rushing Through the Sky) and she was married to the white man who renamed the lake from which the Mississippi flows.  Julia says she has “a small obsession around this story. She wrote poetry“.

In the past, strong brown women gave up their names, put on shoes and led
Him into the new world. Only this time, I will not show Him the headwaters of the Mississippi and despair. 
Darling, history has been written by the winners—all about skin tone and chromosomes…but no more. 
Lake Itasca will not bear his foolish Latin name.
Sit here beside me, sister, before we sing this song in a strange land; weave chanterelles and Queen Anne’s Lace—
food and beauty. We will change our minds, not sing their song. The salt water is drying into my shoes 
and I ask your forbearance. I am coming home to you but first I must remember I want to live, barefoot and knowing home. 
Let me forget—as our grandmothers did—the 10,000 things. Full circle, we will step—footprints washed clean, shoes left behind like a compass losing North.
She is coming home, sisters,
Not caring much for shoes.(from “Jane Johnston Returns” by Julia Heimer Dadds. Creative Commons 2014).

You can see more of Mark and Julia’s work here… http://markbeebe.net/Galleries/Nothing_Indifferent_Here.html

Nonesuch Café Hours!

Janet listens to Tracy

The new hours for the NONESUCH CAFE  are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM until 2 PM  so come on by MAIN & STATION  (Parrsboro’s old Post Office) for delicious freshly made lunch and treats by Janet & Judith.

        The NONESUCH CAFE is also open for supper each Tuesday from 5 pm.

Please note that the café is ALSO OPEN BY CHANCE : if you see the sign outside, the door open, or the lights on, please don’t be shy to come right in to see what we have on offer in the café & to check out the new stock of secondhand books and art.


We also offer special event and private parties on site or catered.

For reservations, email fun@hmsnonesuch.com or call 514-979-3978 and leave a message.

The cafe menu changes regularly depending on our mood and what is in season.


                          Gluten and Lactose & Sugar Free Friendly.


Tracy Coffee Talking main    Tracy Coffee Talking 2

Exhibition: Drawing out Loud – Faces of Lyme Disease

Donna Jacobs is a multimedia & graphic artist, a ceramicist, and poet.  She will be in Parrsboro for a week in July to teach a charcoal workshop and hold an exhibition of her work.

drawing-out-loud-exhibit-vernissage-1For over a year Donna has being drawing sketches that encompass emotions both she and her daughter Bronwyn were experiencing, but could not express in words, as Lyme disease ravaged Bronwyn’s body with damage to her stomach, gallbladder and digestive track. Each day Donna would put a new sketch up on the wall of the hospital room. What they discovered was that the sketches became a focus and broke down some barriers between the health care professionals and Bronwyn. They would discuss the sketches and the atmosphere became more human. This was to her benefit.

Don’t miss the exhibit of these sketches on display in Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery this July. The exhibit will open with a soirée on July 15th at 5pm and will remain on display until July 24th, 2015. Come to the opening to see the work, meet Donna, and learn more about Lyme Disease and how to prevent it.





Gerhard Richter                        Abstract Painting 1992 92 cm x 82 cm  Oil on canvas

Jane and Gerhard_

Links for Examples of his Work and to Learn More about Gerhard Richter