Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards ~ Parrsboro Exhibition

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Affiche NAOPA 2017_A Parrsboro Les expositions montrent plus de 80 œuvres des artistes en Argentine, Australie, Belgique, Canada, Colombie, Allemagne, Israël, Italie, Japon, Nouvelle-Zélande, Pologne, la Suisse, et l’États-Unis.

6 prix seront remis: 4 sélectionnés par le jury et les prix de choix de 2 personnes sélectionnés par le vote des visiteurs lors des expositions de Parrsboro et de Montréal.

Une réception d’ouverture ~ vernissage aura lieu le samedi 23 septembre de 15h à 20h au 168, rue Main, Parrsboro (N.-É.).

L’exposition à Parrsboro durera jusqu’au 15 octobre.

Les HEURES de l’exposition :

mercredi & jeudi : 13h – 19h

vendredi : 13h – 21h

samedi & dimanche : 13h – 17h

OU PAR HASARD, OU PAR RENDEZ-VOUS

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In 2017 we received over 220 submissions from 16 countries for the Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards exhibitions. The exhibitions will feature over 80 works from artists in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, and the United States.

6 awards will be given:
4 selected by jury and 2 people’s choice awards selected by visitor voting during the Parrsboro and Montreal exhibitions.

The Opening Reception ~ Vernissage is on Saturday, 23 September from 3 – 8pm at 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS.  The exhibition remains open until 15 October, 2017 and the Exhibition HOURS are:

Wednesdays-Thursdays, 1pm to 7pm

Fridays : 1pm to 9pm

Saturdays & Sundays : 1pm to 5pm

OR BY CHANCE OR BY APPOINTMENT

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Artist In Residence Brian D. Cohen: Artist Talk & Workshops

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Main & Station Nonesuch is eagerly looking forward to the arrival of Brian D. Cohen for a Nonesuch Art Residency this September.

Brian D. Cohen is an educator, artist, and writer. In 1989 he founded Bridge Press to further the association and integration of visual image, original text, and book structure.

As a printmaker, Cohen has shown in over forty individual exhibitions, including a retrospective at the Fresno Art Museum, and has participated in over 150 group shows.  His books and etchings are held by major private and public collections throughout the United States, including Yale, Harvard, Brown, and Stanford Universities, Middlebury, Smith, Wellesley, Swarthmore, and Dartmouth Colleges, the University of Vermont, The New York Public Library, The Library of Congress, and the Philadelphia and Portland (Oregon) Museums of Art, as well as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the United States Ambassador’s residence in Egypt.  Cohen was the first-place winner of major international print competitions in San Diego, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, and was awarded the Best Book in Show at the Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair.

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Cohen is also the illustrator of two popular natural science books, Reading the Forested Landscape and The Granite Landscape, and is a frequent contributor of artwork to literary reviews and other publications, including the Paris Review.  A book of his work, Brian D. Cohen: Etchings & Books, was published in 2001. His writing on prints, books, and arts education have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art in Print, Parenthesis, Vermont Views, and other print and online journals and magazines.

 

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Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to meet Brian at his artist talk on Wednesday, September 20 at 8pm and to learn from him at one of his Plein Air Watercolour Workshops on Saturday or Sunday, September 16 and 17, from 2 – 4pm.  See here for more info and to register…    Workshop Info

 

 

 

Only a few more days… don’t miss Marcromareal…

macromarealThis is the last week for the exhibition and installation by Sydney Lancaster & Scott Smallwood

Macromareal (a rising tide lifts all boats)     This show, inspired by local landscape and history, is now open in the secondfloor gallery, 168 Main Street Parrsboro… don’t miss this mesmerizing installation of sound, video, and sculpture by Edmonton artists Sydney Lancaster and Scott Smallwood.

http://hmsnonesuch.com/2017/07/19/macromareal-a-rising-tide-lifts-all-boats-2/

Admission is pwyc /by donation.

The gallery will be open

Tuesday and Thursday 11am – 6pm
Wednesday 11am until 9pm
Saturday 11am – 3pm

and

BY CHANCE or BY APPOINTMENT

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RENGA NIGHT

Renga 2017_webRenga is an old form of Japanese poetry related to Chinese forms of short poems, predating even haiku.  It is a tool for socializing happily, as people sit together and write single two or three-line verses according to content prescribed by a formula.  The Renga Masters (Brendan Hewitt and Czandra) will choose from the verses produced, and link it with the next, and so on, for a total of 18 or 36 verses.

 

This form was used as a safe form for correspondence also:  one poet sends three lines to her friend, who responds in two lines, and back and forth.  Participants should be prepared to enjoy the exercise as a kind of game, but also need to observe the Asian formalism and respect it to some extent!

連歌   the evening will take place in English!
Brendan and Czandra have participated in renga for several years.  Brendan is known in his home town as the Haiku Master.  Czandra compiled and printed hand-made haiku broadsheets for KaDo haiku group two years in a row, which were read consecutive springs at the Japanese Embassy in Ottawa.  Both she and Brendan have read for the Japanese Ambassador from their own work.  Both are members of Haiku Canada, and they’re married, with two sons.
The result of the first Renga night at Main & Station in 2015 was published in the online journal, A Hundred Gourds… http://www.ahundredgourds.com