A Nonesuch Collaborative Residency : Lancaster, Smallwood, Waldron

Lancaster Elsewhere Exhibition 360 gel transfers on wood

This July Main & Station is delighted to welcome back artist Sydney Lancaster and geologist John Waldron, and to introduce composer Scott Smallwood to Parrsboro.

The team are collaborating on a multidisciplinary project that will “explore both the limitlessness of the tide’s ebb and flow, and the limits of human capacity to comprehend time on that immense scale”.

This summer is a 2 week Research & Development Residency, to plan and develop a new site-specific sculptural installation responding to the tidal range in the Bay of Fundy. The goal is to scout potential locations for an installation, meet with local people (potential collaborators) and get to know the area.  The team will also be learning about local materials and trying some experiments to see what might best be used for the work, a large-scale site-based sculptural installation which they hope to create and document in summer 2017.

Want to know more? Join us for an artist’s talk, a workshop or a walk…

  • Sydney Lancaster will be giving an ARTIST’S TALK at Main & Station on Wednesday, 6 July at 7pm.
  • Scott Smallwood will be giving an ARTIST’S TALK at Main & Station on Wednesday, 6 July at 8pm.
  • Take a GEL TRANSFER PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP with Sydney Lancaster…http://hmsnonesuch.com/gel-transfer-printmaking/
  • Join John Waldron for a Geology Shore Walk on Saturday 16 July, 2 – 4 pm

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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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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.

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.
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.


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.