Nonesuch Residency: G. Scott MacLeod

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G. Scott MacLeod (MA, Art Education) is a multimedia artist and filmmaker with a special interest in peoples and histories — Montreal’s, Canada’s, the Scottish Highlands’, and the Vikings’. His work has been exhibited, screened and collected by cultural institutions and individuals around the world. In June of 2017 Scott attended the SIM Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland: http://www.macleod9.com/iceland-series.html#bjarnarey-vestmann-islands-iceland

While Scott is in residency at Parrsboro’s Main & Station he will be working on a graphic DSC_0230novel of the Saga of Murdo MacLeod; developing a treatment for Ancestral Homes, a documentary on Scottish Immigration to Cape Breton; and presenting his film Water of Life at the Parrsboro Film Festival, http://www.parrsborofilmfestival.com , on Sunday 29 October at 10am.  The screening is free and will begin with a short introduction by Scott and be followed by a Q & A period.

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You can also meet Scott at Main & Station on Wednesday 25 October for a presentation about his experience on residency in Iceland. The talk begins at 7:30 pm in the Nonesuch Café at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro.

For more information about Scott and what he does, check out his site http://www.macleod9.com 
 

Artist in residence: Shelley Freeman

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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.

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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

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

 

 

 

Plein Air Drawing Excursion with Sara McKarney

A 2-HOUR Plein Air Drawing Excursion

WHEN:  Saturday 29 July from 11am-1pm  

WHAT: En plein air is a French phrase meaning “open air”, which has been used over history to describe the act of painting outdoors focusing on the actual visual conditions seen at the time.  Artist-in-Residence Sara McKarney will lead this plein air drawing excursion / workshop, which will focus on different drawing methods such as blind contour and gesture drawings to capture the  landscape and movement of the waves on the coast.

WHERE:   Main & Station will be used as a meeting point, all teaching will be done outside.   To meet at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0

 

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INSTRUCTOR: Sara McKarney  Sara McKarney received her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Lethbridge, Alberta and her Fine Arts Diploma from Grant MacEwan College. She has exhibited drawing-based work internationally, and has participated in artist residency programs at The Banff Centre in Alberta and through the White Rabbit Open Air residency program in Lower Economy, Nova Scotia. She has taught a range of workshops in a variety of institutions across Alberta.

 

To learn more about Nonesuch Artist in Residence Sara McKarney, and what she is doing, please visit her website www.saramckarney.com 

For more info about this workshop…http://hmsnonesuch.com/plein-air-drawing-workshop/

Collage Workshop with Rhonda Barrett

Come to this 1-Day COLLAGE Workshop with RHONDA BARRETT !

WHEN:  Sunday 4 June  from 9 am-5 pm  

WHERE:   At Main & Station, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0

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This one day workshop is dedicated to expanding knowledge of collage techniques and artists and to learning the techniques of collage used by artist Rhonda Barrett. Rhonda will discuss her own definition, ideas, and techniques of modern collage.

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The workshop will include a discussion of how to protect finished pieces. Click here for details and to register…http://hmsnonesuch.com/collage-creation/

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