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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Les prix pour les arts PAPIER 2017 Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards

(voir ci-dessous pour le français)

 

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Main & Station is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the international NONESUCH ART OF PAPER AWARDS.

These awards are open to all artists.
Finalist works will be included in 2 Canadian exhibitions: in Montréal, Québec and in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.
The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at over $ 21,000.00:
  • The Nonesuch Best Work Award
  • L’Usine de Papier Award
  • The Main & Station Award
  • The Griffintown Award
  • The Wellington Church Awards
Submission Deadline: 30 April, 2017

For the first edition 230 entries were received from 17 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Estonia, France, Italy, Israel, Japan, Spain, and the United States of America. Over 35 submissions came from artists living in the Maritime Provinces and over 55 from the island of Montreal.

More than 70 works of art were shown in the two finalist exhibitions. The diverse works created on or with paper included drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, crochet hangings, origami, photography, collage and hand-made books by artists from all over the world and from around the corner.
Over 700 visitors participated in the public ballots to select the winner(s) of the Wellington Church Award, the people’s choice award.
For additional details on the awards and information about how to apply, please visit the Awards page here…http://hmsnonesuch.com/nonesuch-art-on-paper-awards/

 

The NONESUCH ART OF PAPER AWARDS were created and funded by artists and supporters of the arts. Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws is a privately funded endeavour based in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and Montreal, Canada that promotes the arts and humanities.

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Main & Station est heureux d’annoncer la deuxième édition des prix d’excellence NONESUCH pour les arts PAPIER.

Les prix d’excellence Nonesuch sont ouverts à tous les artistes.
Les œuvres sélectionnés feront partie de 2 expositions canadiennes : à Montréal, au Québec et à Parrsboro, en Nouvelle-Écosse.

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Exhibition Catalogue: Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards

 

The catalogue of the 2016 Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards finalist exhibitions is available for purchase on site during the exhibition.  If you would like to order a catalogue, please contact us at paperawards@gmail.com.  This 70 page book includes some background about Main & Station and the Nonesuch Awards as well as photographs and a short description of each artwork accepted for the exhibitions.

SUPPORT THE NONESUCH AWARDS & RESIDENCIES, BUY A CATALOGUE 

SOUTENIR LES PRIX & RÉSIDENCES NONESUCH, ACHETER UN CATALOGUE 

Le catalogue de l’exposition des finalistes pour le 2016 Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards est disponible sur place lors de l’exposition.  Si vous souhaitez commander un catalogue, SVP nous contacter à paperawards@gmail.com. Cette 70 page livre comprend des renseignements généraux à propos de Main & Station et les prix Nonesuch ainsi que des photographies et une courte description de chaque œuvre acceptée pour les expositions.

Prix /Price : $ 30 CAD (+ taxes + livraison/shipping)

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Editing & Poetry workshops (and more!) with Sandra Stephenson

Editor, teacher, and poet Sandra Stephenson is in Parrsboro for a Nonesuch Residency from now until late September.

She will be hosting 2 workshops during that time, a Poetry Workshop on Wednesday afternoons and an Editing Workshop on Thursday afternoons.

For more information, visit the workshop pages here: Poetry Workshop and here: Editing Workshop.

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While she is here Sandra will also be offering Sivananda Yoga on Tuesdays and Fridays and a ceremonial drumming evening on 27 August.

On 9 September, Czandra will be reading her poetry live alongside poet Darryl Whetter at Main & Station’s Nonesuch Café and if you miss that, or want to see them again, they will be performing together on 10 September at Truro’s Noveltea Bookstore & Cafe.

And if you like to be read aloud to, or to read aloud, join us weekday mornings, Tuesday – Friday, from 11am for Bruce Chatwin’s ‘On the Black Hill’ and other literary treats.