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.

WHAT

I mostly paint outside or draw models. Over the past two years I have been attempting to combine the two, putting scenery after the models or models within the scenery, making collages of old paintings and new drawings, trying to find a way out of the dead end of realism/figuration/observation, while simultaneously appreciating the practice and discipline of classical academic art.

I am fascinated by the idea of being near water. This would continue my series of icebergs painted on a frozen island surrounded by a sea (Greenland residency). I look forward to painting an area with neutral emotions, as opposed to the charged landscape of Armenia with its memories of genocide (Yerevan residency). In both cases I worked daily and held an exhibit for the community at the close.

Open to, and looking forward to drawing people and the Minas Basin and the town.

HOW

My favourite materials are charcoal on paper or gessoed canvas, pencil on gessoed canvas or paper, oils on canvas, pastels on paper, and photography.

I look forward to making a video, my latest experimentation in new material.

WHEN

June/July 2017

http://judithappleton.com

 

Meet Judith on Wednesday JUNE 28, 7:30pm at her Artist’s Talk and come to her Collage workshop on Thursday JUNE 29…

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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

A Nonesuch Collaborative Residency : Lancaster, Smallwood, Waldron

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This July Main & Station is delighted to welcome back artist Sydney Lancaster and geologist John Waldron, and to introduce composer Scott Smallwood to Parrsboro.

The team are collaborating on a multidisciplinary project that will “explore both the limitlessness of the tide’s ebb and flow, and the limits of human capacity to comprehend time on that immense scale”.

This summer is a 2 week Research & Development Residency, to plan and develop a new site-specific sculptural installation responding to the tidal range in the Bay of Fundy. The goal is to scout potential locations for an installation, meet with local people (potential collaborators) and get to know the area.  The team will also be learning about local materials and trying some experiments to see what might best be used for the work, a large-scale site-based sculptural installation which they hope to create and document in summer 2017.

Want to know more? Join us for an artist’s talk, a workshop or a walk…

  • Sydney Lancaster will be giving an ARTIST’S TALK at Main & Station on Wednesday, 6 July at 7pm.
  • Scott Smallwood will be giving an ARTIST’S TALK at Main & Station on Wednesday, 6 July at 8pm.
  • Take a GEL TRANSFER PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP with Sydney Lancaster…http://hmsnonesuch.com/gel-transfer-printmaking/
  • Join John Waldron for a Geology Shore Walk on Saturday 16 July, 2 – 4 pm

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Full Bore Mystic, Meditative Collage, and Sacred Tremors

For the month of June 2015, creative duo Full Bore Mystic will be Nonesuch Artists in Residence in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. Poet and visual artist Julia Heimer Dadds & painter Mark Beebe will be coming to us from Bloomington, Indiana where Julia teaches and Mark, now retired after some 25 years guarding museum treasures, is devoting himself full-time to his painting and his family.

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You can meet Mark and Julia at their Artists’ Talk on Friday June 12th at 10:30 am in the Nonesuch Café.

Julia will also be giving two Nonesuch Coffee Talks on Tuesday, June 23rd, Lao Tzu at the Gate, and on Tuesday, June 30th, Talismans of the everyday.

On June 20th and 21st, Julia will be offering a Meditative Collage Workshop (or all mixed up and that’s just fine). For details and to register, see here… http://hmsnonesuch.com/workshops-seminars-conferences/learn/all-mixed-up/

Be sure to look for both Mark & Julia at our Tuesday Poetry Nights throughout the month of June and note that Julia will be our featured poet on Tuesday, June 23rd so come on down for that and also keep an eye out for Mark in and around town as you may just find him somewhere painting up a storm.

And finally, definitely don’t miss the exhibit of their work opening June 25th at 5 pm.

To give you a taste of her poetry, here is a sample Julia tells me is ‘a tad rough’. It is from a series Julia is working on around Jane Schoolcraft’s story (and her family’s). Her Ojibwe name  was Obabaamwewe-giizhigokwe (in modern spelling) Continue reading

Chloé Beaulac, exhibit & residency

  • WHEN: August 2014. The exhibit opens on August 8th at 6pm.  The artist will be on site and will present a short talk about her work. The exhibit will remain open until August 17th.

  • WHERE:  the secondfloor gallery  at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS.   

Chloé Beaulac, a multidisciplinary artist based out of Montreal, has accepted a residency at Main & Station this August.  An exhibition of her work LA NATURE ENTRE NOUS – THE NATURE BETWEEN US will open in the secondfloor gallery at 6pm on August 8th, 2014.

chapter 2Beaulac puts understanding our role in nature and history at the heart of her artistic pursuit. In the manner of an explorer, she travels a territory letting it infuse her with its history, myths, and personalities. Following these encounters with nature, Beaulac translates them through her screenprints, drawings, paintings, sculptures and multimedia works into symbolic elements that she fragments, recomposes and layers.

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Her process of deconstruction and reconstruction is Beaulac’s way of recreating the ephemeral nature of epiphanies. She studies events that have the power to evoke a sense of personal transformation, drawing upon their various spaces, objects and relationships in order to reproduce or capture the essence of their transformative qualities. Through her creations, she meticulously channels the memory of charged events in the interest of creating an accurate representation of the emotions felt during these experiences rather than the fallible images once recorded by memory. Her works are a personal representation of identity, influence and reflection.

 http://www.chloebeaulac.com/