ARTIST TALK with NANCY AGATI:Wednesday, 9 AUGUST at 7:30pm in Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro.
Winner of the 2016 Nonesuch Art of Paper L’Usine de papier Award for the most creative paper construction for her work Nectar, Nancy Agati is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. She is currently in Parrsboro for a Nonesuch Art Residency and, in addition to working on her on projects, is offering Carving The Sea, a Community Art Project which invites public participation.
NECTAR Nancy Agati
The tools and materials Nancy uses tend to change piece by piece depending on the concept of the work. Most often she leans toward finding objects from nature to lead the way for a project. Natural materials that inspire her include vines, mica, birch bark, driftwood, wasp nests, seed pods, insect trails et cetera.
Along with making artwork, Nancy is employed as a studio art instructor.
Carving the Sea is a Community Art Project which invites the public to participate in creating a large carving that can then be used as a relief sculpture and/or a block from which to create a print. Nancy has brought along tools to allow participation of 10-12 people at a time. If you would like to participate, please send an email to email@example.com. PASSERSBY ARE ALSO WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE so you may also come by Main & Station on Saturday 12 August to just watch or to join in as space and tools allow.
Bruce studied at the Ontario College of Art and has gained national and international attention as one of Canada’s foremost realist painters. To learn more about Bruce St. Clair and what he is doing and where, please visit his website http://www.theegallerystclair.ca
Three Gables Bruce St. Clair
Lori St. Clair comes from a Graphic Design background with a photography major and started her journey into the arts on a professional level. She has exhibited her work throughout Ontario, including the Parliament in Ottawa, and has won awards for her photographs, for illustration, and for her paper pulp sculpture.
Her passion is teaching anyone and speaking to everyone about the power of creativity in our lives and the need for it in our world today. Lori enjoys the enchantment that surrounds the arts created through our partnership with imagination. She has taken her passion for the arts, and also for collaborative pieces that build co-operative teamwork and interdependency, into schools and art programs in the community to cultivate a hospitable, nurturing environment that encourages exploration, experimentation and growth.
To learn more about Lori St. Clair and what she is doing and where, please visit her FaceBook page L.V. St.Clair
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
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
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.
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.
Evidence 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.