Main & Station is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the international NONESUCH ART OF PAPER AWARDS.
- The Nonesuch Best Work Award
- L’Usine de Papier Award
- The Main & Station Award
- The Griffintown Award
- The Wellington Church Awards
Version française suivra.
These awards are open to all artists.
The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at $ 20,940.00:
Sarah Beth Goncarova’s latest sculptural installation opens at Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery on Friday, August 22nd, at 8:30pm.
Come on by to immerse yourself in the art, meet Sarah Beth, and enjoy a little refreshment.
168 Main Street, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
On Saturday, December 14th at 4 p.m. at Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery don’t miss the book launch and exhibition of original artwork for Krista Wells’ latest publication, DOG-EARED JOURNALS – art and observations from a dog living in Portugal.
Inspired by her frequent travels in Portugal, the story is told through the eyes of Wells’ alter ego, a street dog and artist named Ruca. Ruca lives in a quiet village on the south coast of Portugal and the book incorporates details and illustrations from journals including sketches, paintings, and anecdotes.
DOG-EARED JOURNALS shows readers the world through Ruca’s eyes as he navigates the cobbled streets and rugged clifftops of his life. His perspective is fresh, four-legged, and often funny.
Each page is lavishly illustrated using a variety of techniques including pen and ink, watercolour, coloured pencil, photography, relief printing and more. Part travelogue, part artist’s journal, this book will appeal to artists, travelers, animal-lovers and those who simply have a curiosity about the world.
DOG-EARED JOURNALS ($19.95 paperback) will be available through amazon.com in early 2014. In the meantime it is available at Main & Station, directly from the author or through her website, www.kristawells.ca Digital copies ($9.99) may be purchased through www.blurb.ca.
Where: Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS
When: September 7th – 28th on Fridays and Saturdays from 11-5pm or by chance or appointment
Preview Showing: Saturday, August 31st from 2-5pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th from 2-5pm
A collection of dresses recovered from the attic of an old store in Advocate Harbour is the subject of a series of works on paper by Catherine MacLean. The circa 1950 dresses had been owned by the storekeeper and purveyor of all good things, Maurita Murphy. The were discovered by MacLean in 2006 when she moved her studio into the building which had been vacant for almost a decade.
This work was originally exhibited under the title ‘the dress rehearsal’ on February 14th, 2010 at The Old Murphy Store in Advocate, NS and again at the Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth NS during March of that year. The current installation of these drawings, retitled ‘Redress’, celebrates the exciting new art space, Main & Station, which has revived Parrsboro’s landmark post office building..
Catherine MacLean is an artist and teacher who divides her time between Advocate Harbour and Halifax, Nova Scotia
a Jane Zdansky exhibition of oils and watercolours
RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT
opens July 30th
meet the artist, Friday August 2nd, 10am -1pm
My work is a response to reality rather than an imitative picture of reality. Whether my inspiration is a forest, a person or a vase of flowers, my approach is always to create a portrait of my subject that evokes an emotional tone through aesthetic mean.
All art speaks directly to our emotions. As a visual artist I employ the formal elements of line, colour, mass, composition, visual rhythm, etc. to communicate feeling in painting, sculpture or other visual media. The work is informed by every experience in my life. For me, working in the studio is not removed from life but an extension of it, it is a stew of memories, desires and a place where I can process the hurly-burly of contemporary experience and create a therapeutic haven producing work that fills a need for contemplation.