Exposition NAOPA ~ Montréal

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English follows.

L’exposition des finalistes pour les prix d’excellence Nonesuch pour les arts papier ouvrira à Montréal le vendredi 1 décembre. L’exposition montrera quelques-unes des nombreuses façons de créer de l’art sur ou avec du papier.

Il y aura une réception ~ vernissage le samedi, 2 décembre de 13h à 17h à 141 rue Ann (Griffintown, Montréal). L’exposition restera à Montréal jusqu’au 16 décembre.  Il y aura une réception ~ finissage le samedi, 16 décembre de 17h à 21h Les lauréats seront annoncés pendant le finissage.

L’entrée est gratuite / par donation

Cette année, il y a eu plus de 220 soumissions de 16 pays, dont 131 provenant du Canada avec 51 de la région maritime et 68 du Québec. Les expositions montrent plus de 80 œuvres d’artistes en Argentine, Australie, Belgique, Canada, Colombie, Allemagne, Israël, Italie, Japon, Nouvelle-Zélande, Pologne, Suisse et États-Unis.

Six prix seront décernés: quatre sélectionnés par le jury et deux prix public, les prix Wellington Church, sélectionnées par le vote des visiteurs lors des expositions de Parrsboro et de Montréal.

NAOPA_Cover_wLe catalogue de l’exposition sera disponible pour l’achat sur place pour 30$ + hst. Le catalogue de 8.5 x 11″ à 65 pages qui inclut des photographies et une description de chaque œuvre acceptée pour les expositions, ainsi que des biographies courtes d’artistes. Pour commander un catalogue par poste, contactez-nous à paperawards@gmail.com

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The Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards exhibition in Montreal will open on Friday, 1 December. The exhibition of finalists will show some of the many ways of creating art on or with paper.

There is an opening reception ~ vernissage on Saturday, 2 December from 1pm to 5pm at 141 rue Ann (Griffintown, Montreal).  The exhibition will remain in Montreal until 16 December.  There will be a closing reception / finissage on Saturday, 16 December from 5pm to 9pm. The award recipients will be announced during the closing reception.

Admission is free / by donation.

This year there were over 220 submissions from 16 countries, 131 of these from Canada with 51 from the maritime region and 68 from Quebec.  The exhibitions include more than 80 works from artists in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, and the United States.

Six awards will be given: four selected by jury and two people’s choice awards, the Wellington Church awards, selected by visitor voting during the Parrsboro and Montreal exhibitions.

NAOPA_Cover_wThe print catalogue of the show will be available for purchase at the exhibition for $30 + hst. The 65 page, 8.5 x 11″ coil-bound catalogue includes photographs and a description of each artwork accepted for the exhibitions, short artist biographies, and some background about the awards and Main & Station Nonesuch.  To order a catalogue by post, please contact us at paperawards@gmail.com.

Writer in residence: Ian Ferrier

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Main & Station is very pleased that writer and performer Ian Ferrier is once again in Parrsboro for a writer’s residency.  You might remember Ian from one of his previous residences: he has taught several writing workshops here and in 2013 he came here with For Body and Light, a contemporary dance company directed by choreographer Stéphanie Morin-Robert and, on that occasion, featuring the dancers Linnea Gwiazda, Marie-Pier Gilbert, and Marie-France Jacques.

At the end of their residency, For Body and Light wowed Parrsborians with their first performance of Coming and Going in our secondfloor gallery. The dance-music-poetry performance was created during the previous weeks while in residence at Main & Station and was inspired by the local environment and lore and especially by the tides coming and going in the Minas Basin.  Since that time the company has taken Coming and Going across Canada and to New York City. They have also created and performed several other works, including Bear Dreams which they worked on while Nonesuch artists in residence at Techno-Lith (New City Gas) in Montreal.  Ian has now also published books based on these performance works, Coming and Going & Bear Dreams.

The books are available for purchase at Main & Station.

While in Parrsboro Ian is working on a documentary about the wild paper pickers of Minas Basin.

For more information about Ian and what he does, take a look at his website http://ianferrier.com, the Wired on Words website http://wordsandmusicshow.com, and the For Body and Light website http://www.forbodyandlight.org

Sarah Beth Goncarova in residence

 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

Writer in residence: Katrina Maloney

Katrina_MaloneyWe 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.  s386686241581639622_p2_i2_w640The 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.

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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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