Montréal À Parrsboro… MAP … a Mail Art Project

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MAP_promo_1_2_72dpiLoren Williams is a Montreal based, visual artist who often creates work for the specific site where it will be exhibited. Main & Station’s past life as a post office is the inspiration for her current project MAP, on exhibition at Main & Station from July 28th to August 16th.

Please join us at the Opening Reception ~ Vernissage

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

from 6 pm until

Williams created 20 small scale artworks and sent them by post from Montreal to Parrsboro. MAP is a mail art project that connects these two places. Two points on a map separated by vast amounts of water and dense forest. The works are about measuring distance and finding one’s way from A to B.

The works propose various, some dubious, modes of transportation and should not be considered as reliable navigational aids for traveling from Montreal to Parrsboro.

For more about Loren…www.lorenwilliams.com

Exhibition: Drawing out Loud – Faces of Lyme Disease

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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 tract. 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.

Delicious Fungus, Open Discussion, and MAP: an Exhibition Opening & Reception

  • 10:30 am Tuesday, July 28  Nonesuch Talks: judith bauer talks about Mycophagy: Delicious fungi, mushrooms, insects, cheese and more
  • 10:30 am Wednesday, July 29  Nonesuch Talks: OPEN DISCUSSION: Why Now Isn’t there a better time?
  • 10:30 am Thursday, July 30 Nonesuch Talks: OPEN DISCUSSION:  Happiness What is it and does Bhutan have the right idea?

We have three Nonesuch Talks this week beginning at 10:30am and whatever you do, DON’T MISS THE EXHIBITION OPENING of  Montréal À Parrsboro… MAP … a Mail Art Project  on Tuesday, July 28 at 6 pm come meet Montreal artist Loren Williams  and have a look at her latest work, MAP, a mail art project connecting Montreal, Quebec with Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.

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Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotiahttp://hmsnonesuch.com/

Truro poet Chad Norman featured at Main & Station

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Tuesday evening beginning at 7:30 pm it is POETRY NIGHT at Main & Station. 

Please join us for some fun, interesting discussion, poetry, and art.

If you are hungry, the café will also be open. This tuesday evening, July 21st, we are pleased to welcome Truro poet Chad Norman as our featured poet. Come on by to meet Chad, hear his work, and get your books signed. 

 

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Charcoal, Visible Voices, Mudflats and War Poetry

Donna Jacobs Charcoal Workshop

  • 10:30 am Tuesday, July 14 : Donna Jacobs __in residence Artist’s Talk
  • 7:30 pm Tuesday, July 14 : Poetry at the PO with featured poet Donna Jacobs
  • 10:30 am Thursday, July 16 : Maxine Westhead with Mudflats of Minas: the weird and the wonderful
  • 10 am – 1 pm Saturday, July 18: Drawing Blind Charcoal Workshop  REGISTER NOW !!
  • Ongoing :  DRAWING OUT LOUD EXHIBITION continues in our secondfloor gallery.
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DON’T MISS THE EXHIBITION OPENING of Drawing Out Loud - Faces of Lyme Disease 

Also, this week we have 3 NONESUCH TALKS :

 On Tuesday, July 14  come listen to Quebec artist and poet Donna Jacobs talk about her work.
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On Wednesday, July 15 tune in for Bruce Wark‘s – Visible Voices: The Radio Revolution PART II   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.

On Thursday, July 16 enjoy  Mudflats of Minas: the weird and the wonderful with Maxine Westhead – Marine organisms abound in what looks like a lifeless surface. Marine Biologist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Maxine Westhead talks about the Minas Basin Mudflats.

POETRY NIGHT  IS TUESDAYS AT 7:30 !!!

For the regular tuesday Poetry Night this week we are pleased to welcome war poet Donna Jacobs from Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec.  Come hear selections from her book Still In Arms. A mother’s perspective of a soldier’s life and sacrifices.

Next week on July 21st, Truro poet Chad Norman will join us as featured poet. Chad has published some 15 books and his 16th, Learning To Settle Down, is due out this Fall from Black Moss Press. Chad’s 17th book, Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of The Sky, illustrated by Truro artist Bruce Wood, is a children’s book – also poetry – due out later this year. Chad will read to us from Learning To Settle Down and from Masstown, a collection that celebrates the once-thriving dairy community west of Truro, in Colchester County. You can read more about Chad Norman here: http://sandraphinney.com/author-author/author-author-2/
 **Please note that the café is open from 10am -2pm Tuesdays – Saturdays and for coffee, snacks and dinner each Tuesday from 5 P.M. and we are also open By Chance or By Reservation. If the door is open or the lights are on, please stop in.
 
This week’s menu will include : Madras Vichyssoise Soup; Black Bean Mango Tortas, Broccoli Quiche; Cheese Platter with a selection of local, Québec, and international cheeses; Greek Salad; Janet’s Breakfast; Fruit Tarts; Rhubarb Pie (GF), Cappucino, Fresh juice; and more.
 

Bees, Posterity, Exhibit Closing, Feta Cheese & No Poetry

  • 10:30 am Wednesday, July 8 : Bees & Dialogue, with Monique Léger.
  • 10:30 am Thursday, July 9 :  Writing for Posterity with Linda Hargrave.
  • Ongoing :  FULL BORE MYSTIC EXHIBITION continues in our secondfloor gallery. The exhibition will CLOSE this Friday, July 10th. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the work created by Mark BeeBe & Julia DaDDS this June while in residency at Main & Station.
This week we have NONESUCH TALKS.
On Wednesday, July 8 we have Bees & Dialogue with Monique Léger and on Thursday, July 9 the subject is Writing for Posterity with Linda Hargrave.
The regular tuesday Poetry Night is cancelled this week but please join us again next week for some poetic fun and interesting discussion. Donna Jacobs from Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec will be our featured poet on July 14th. She will read to us from her book Still In Arms. A mother’s perspective of a soldier’s life and sacrifices.
On July 21st, Truro poet Chad Norman will join us as featured poet. Chad has published some 15 books and his 16th, Learning To Settle Down, is due out this Fall from Black Moss Press. Chad’s 17th book, Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of The Sky, illustrated by Truro artist Bruce Wood, is a children’s book – also poetry – due out later this year. Chad will read to us from Learning To Settle Down and from Masstown, a collection that celebrates the once-thriving dairy community west of Truro, in Colchester County. You can read more about Chad Norman here: http://sandraphinney.com/author-author/author-author-2/
 **Please note that the café is open from 10am -2pm Tuesdays – Saturdays and for coffee, snacks and dinner each Tuesday from 5 P.M. [closed this evening but we will be open next week], and we are also open By Chance or By Reservation. If the door is open or the lights are on, please stop in.
 
This weeks menu will include : Sesame Carrot Soup; Red Lentil Burgers; Eggplant, Potato & Cheese Casserole; Black Bean Tortas, Mediterranean Quiche; Cheese Platter, Greek Salad; Dippy Eggs; Chocolate Layer Cake; Rhubarb Pie (GF), Fresh juice; and more.
 
** The café has gluten-free, lactose-free and sugar-free options. Please tell us when placing your order if you have any food allergies or restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate.
Hope to see you there!
Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws
168 Main Street (the red brick building with the clocktower)
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia