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/

Macromareal (a rising tide lifts all boats)

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Main & Station is delighted to have Sydney Lancaster & Scott Smallwood here in residence with us again for the implementation of their collaboration, macromareal (a rising tide lifts all boats).

Meet Sydney & Scott at the exhibition opening and reception on Saturday, 12 August from 4pm – 8pm in the secondfloor gallery at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro.

The exhibition remains open until 26 August.

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In 2016 the team were here on a Research & Development Residency to plan and develop a multidisciplinary project that explores “both the limitlessness of the tide’s ebb and flow, and the limits of human capacity to comprehend time on that immense scale”….http://hmsnonesuch.com/2016/06/21/a-nonesuch-collaborative-residency-lancaster-waldron-smallwood/

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EVIDENCE at the Nonesuch Centre for the Performing Arts

Please join us on Thursday, 27 July, 2017 at 8pm for EVIDENCE, a performance which will inaugurate the Nonesuch Centre for the Performing Arts located at 171 Queen Street in Parrsboro’s former Trinity United Church.

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This event is PWYC (pay what you can) / By Donation.  Your generosity is appreciated and all donations go to support the artists as well as the Nonesuch Residency Program.

PastedGraphic-1Evidence is a collaboration between sound artists Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood. Since 2001, they have developed a distinctive language of deeply layered sound, using field recordings of natural and industrial sounds as a primary source of inspiration and sonic material. Their activities range from studio compositions and live improvisations to sound installations, street performances, and numerous collaborations with other musicians, choreographers, and video artists. They have presented their work world-wide, including recent appearances at the Balance-Unbalance Conference in Manizales, Colombia, the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) Conference in Brisbane, Australia, and at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in upstate New York.

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Carole Glasser Langille: 8pm on 1 August at Main & Station

Carole Glasser Langille is the author of four books of poetry, two collections of short stories and two children’s books. She has been nominated for The Governor General’s Award in poetry, The Atlantic Poetry Prize, and, for her last book of short stories, the Alistair MacLeod Award for short fiction.

She has given readings and workshops in South Africa, India, Kauai and Paris, France. She was writer/artist in residence at the Dalhousie Medical School in 2015-2016 and writer in residence at the Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver for February and March, 2017. She teaches Creative Writing: Poetry at Dalhousie University.

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