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.



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 

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