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.

 

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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

 

 

 

St. Clairs in residence: Artist talks & Workshops

Main & Station is very pleased to have artists Bruce St. Clair and Lori St. Clair in residence.

This week Bruce and Lori will each be offering an artist talk and a workshop:

Painting Realism_ST.Clair_posterWinner of NAOPA’s 2016 People’s Choice Award, the Wellington Church Award, for his painting Three Gables, Bruce St. Clair has 50 years of painting experience and has been teaching teaching drawing and painting for 35 years.

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

 

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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   

Macromareal (a rising tide lifts all boats)

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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Kaylaira Lea : Workshops, Ceremonies, Meditations, and an Artist’s Talk

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Among her many talents and experiences, Kaylaira Lea is a traveller, an artist, and a professional volunteer.   She has a visual arts degree from Kansas City Art Institute, training and career as a filmmaker in Toronto, training and work in metal sculpture, and years as a dance-theatre choreographer and director.  After years of travelling around the world as a volunteer, Kaylaira has returned to Parrsboro to spend some time reacquainting herself with old friends and to share with us some of what she has picked up along the way.

To meet Kaylaira and hear about her practice, please join us for her Artist’s Talk at Main & Station on Wednesday, 5 July at 7:30 pm.

Kaylaira is also offering the following workshops, ceremonies, and meditations.  Please register NOW to reserve your spot!

To learn more about Kaylaira Lea, please view the various workshop pages (see links above) and visit her site here https://kaylaira.wordpress.com

 

Artist in residence: Judith Appleton

 

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Wednesday JUNE 28, 7:30pm ~   Artist Talk with Judith Appleton

Thursday JUNE 29 from 1:30 to 3pm ~  Cut & Paste Fun, a workshop with Judith Appleton. REGISTER NOW…http://hmsnonesuch.com/cut-paste-fun/

WHO

Who am I?

A hard worker. A traveller, yet a rooted person who longs for home after a while. A perfectionist with a great deal of respect for tools and work. Previous incarnations include citrus farmer, working in publishing, documentary photographer, clerk, translator, art teacher, data input worker, book salesperson, copywriter, and more.

I am an American born and trained artist who transferred my life to Israel, where I live but will always be an “immigrant.” I love to travel and interact with people and new landscapes, capturing the light and the feeling of a place, in paint, charcoal, and photographs. When a landscape becomes too familiar, I seek a new place to explore, trying to keep my vision fresh.

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Residency, Experimental Drawing workshops, and an artist’s talk with Carlos Gomez

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Winner of NAOPA’s 2016 Main & Station Award Carlos Gomez is a Colombian artist who resides in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  He is a member of the Nova Scotia Printmakers and works primarily in printmaking, drawing and painting. His work is influenced by the vanguards of the European modern art movement as well as the pre-hispanic artwork of Latin America.

He will be at Main & Station for a 2-week art residency in May 2017.

You can meet Carlos at his Artist’s Talk on Wednesday 10 May at 7:30pm  ~  the talk will be held at Main & Station.

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You can learn from Carlos by signing up for one or both of his Experimental Drawing Workshops on Saturdays May 13  &  May 20 from 1pm- 4pm   See here for more details and how to register http://hmsnonesuch.com/experimental-drawing-1-2/

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PLEASE NOTE: If you are registering for a workshop and need somewhere to stay in Parrsboro, ask us about accommodations.

Artist’s Talk ~ Helene de Winter ~ 2 MARCH

Please join us for an Artist’s Talk with Helene de Winter on THURSDAY, MARCH 2ND AT 7PM.
Born in the little town of Doorn in The Netherlands, Helene de Winter studied fine-art at the Nieuwe Akademie Utrecht.
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Her collages, paintings and drawings have been exhibited throughout The Netherlands, including in Het Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.  In 2014 her collages were published in the artbook “Thawt”, a international collaboration of collage artists. In 2016 Helene won the Nonesuch Art of Paper Best Work Award and is currently in Parrsboro, Canada as a Nonesuch Artist in Residence. Continue reading