On Saturday, December 14th at 4 p.m. at Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery don’t miss the book launch and exhibition of original artwork for Krista Wells’ latest publication, DOG-EARED JOURNALS – art and observations from a dog living in Portugal.
Inspired by her frequent travels in Portugal, the story is told through the eyes of Wells’ alter ego, a street dog and artist named Ruca. Ruca lives in a quiet village on the south coast of Portugal and the book incorporates details and illustrations from journals including sketches, paintings, and anecdotes.
DOG-EARED JOURNALS shows readers the world through Ruca’s eyes as he navigates the cobbled streets and rugged clifftops of his life. His perspective is fresh, four-legged, and often funny.
Each page is lavishly illustrated using a variety of techniques including pen and ink, watercolour, coloured pencil, photography, relief printing and more. Part travelogue, part artist’s journal, this book will appeal to artists, travelers, animal-lovers and those who simply have a curiosity about the world.
DOG-EARED JOURNALS ($19.95 paperback) will be available through amazon.com in early 2014. In the meantime it is available at Main & Station, directly from the author or through her website, www.kristawells.ca Digital copies ($9.99) may be purchased through www.blurb.ca.
Main & Station will be open off and on throughout the month of December… if you see the open sign out front, come on in!
On Saturday, December 14th a number of vendors will be here and we will be open from 11am -4pm.
Come on by to do a little shopping and join us for tea, coffee and cookies.
If you are a vendor and would like to participate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS
When: September 7th – 28th on Fridays and Saturdays from 11-5pm or by chance or appointment
Preview Showing: Saturday, August 31st from 2-5pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th from 2-5pm
A collection of dresses recovered from the attic of an old store in Advocate Harbour is the subject of a series of works on paper by Catherine MacLean. The circa 1950 dresses had been owned by the storekeeper and purveyor of all good things, Maurita Murphy. The were discovered by MacLean in 2006 when she moved her studio into the building which had been vacant for almost a decade.
This work was originally exhibited under the title ‘the dress rehearsal’ on February 14th, 2010 at The Old Murphy Store in Advocate, NS and again at the Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth NS during March of that year. The current installation of these drawings, retitled ‘Redress’, celebrates the exciting new art space, Main & Station, which has revived Parrsboro’s landmark post office building..
Catherine MacLean is an artist and teacher who divides her time between Advocate Harbour and Halifax, Nova Scotia