ARTIST TALK with NANCY AGATI:Wednesday, 9 AUGUST at 7:30pm in Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro.
Winner of the 2016 Nonesuch Art of Paper L’Usine de papier Award for the most creative paper construction for her work Nectar, Nancy Agati is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. She is currently in Parrsboro for a Nonesuch Art Residency and, in addition to working on her on projects, is offering Carving The Sea, a Community Art Project which invites public participation.
NECTAR Nancy Agati
The tools and materials Nancy uses tend to change piece by piece depending on the concept of the work. Most often she leans toward finding objects from nature to lead the way for a project. Natural materials that inspire her include vines, mica, birch bark, driftwood, wasp nests, seed pods, insect trails et cetera.
Along with making artwork, Nancy is employed as a studio art instructor.
Carving the Sea is a Community Art Project which invites the public to participate in creating a large carving that can then be used as a relief sculpture and/or a block from which to create a print. Nancy has brought along tools to allow participation of 10-12 people at a time. If you would like to participate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. PASSERSBY ARE ALSO WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE so you may also come by Main & Station on Saturday 12 August to just watch or to join in as space and tools allow.
Bruce studied at the Ontario College of Art and has gained national and international attention as one of Canada’s foremost realist painters. To learn more about Bruce St. Clair and what he is doing and where, please visit his website http://www.theegallerystclair.ca
Three Gables Bruce St. Clair
Lori St. Clair comes from a Graphic Design background with a photography major and started her journey into the arts on a professional level. She has exhibited her work throughout Ontario, including the Parliament in Ottawa, and has won awards for her photographs, for illustration, and for her paper pulp sculpture.
Her passion is teaching anyone and speaking to everyone about the power of creativity in our lives and the need for it in our world today. Lori enjoys the enchantment that surrounds the arts created through our partnership with imagination. She has taken her passion for the arts, and also for collaborative pieces that build co-operative teamwork and interdependency, into schools and art programs in the community to cultivate a hospitable, nurturing environment that encourages exploration, experimentation and growth.
To learn more about Lori St. Clair and what she is doing and where, please visit her FaceBook page L.V. St.Clair
Thursday, 13 JULY in Main & Station’s secondfloor Gallery- 7pm – 10pm Judith Appleton: Work in Residence, a closing reception and an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and videos created during Judith’s Nonesuch Residency. The work will remain on exhibit through July.
Among her many talents and experiences, Kaylaira Lea is a traveller, an artist, and a professional volunteer. She has a visual arts degree from Kansas City Art Institute, training and career as a filmmaker in Toronto, training and work in metal sculpture, and years as a dance-theatre choreographer and director. After years of travelling around the world as a volunteer, Kaylaira has returned to Parrsboro to spend some time reacquainting herself with old friends and to share with us some of what she has picked up along the way.
To meet Kaylaira and hear about her practice, please join us for her Artist’s Talk at Main & Station on Wednesday, 5 July at 7:30 pm.
Kaylaira is also offering the following workshops, ceremonies, and meditations. Please register NOW to reserve your spot!