| 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
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”.
The exhibition will be open ONLY BY CHANCE or BY APPOINTMENT. You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a viewing or just stop in when you see we are open.
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.”
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
We 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. The 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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