Loren Williams is a Montreal based, visual artist who often creates work for the specific site where it will be exhibited. Main & Station’s past life as a post office is the inspiration for her current project MAP, on exhibition at Main & Station from July 28th to August 16th.
Williams created 20 small scale artworks and sent them by post from Montreal to Parrsboro. MAP is a mail art project that connects these two places. Two points on a map separated by vast amounts of water and dense forest. The works are about measuring distance and finding one’s way from A to B.
The works propose various, some dubious, modes of transportation and should not be considered as reliable navigational aids for traveling from Montreal to Parrsboro.
Due to popular demand, Jessica Sallay-Carrington, artist in residence at Main & Station has agreed to teach one more workshop before she leaves on June 7th. The workshop, EPIC MUGS, is open to participants of all ages and experience. To find out more, and to register, visit the workshop page here… http://hmsnonesuch.com/epic-mugs/
Donna Jacobs is a multimedia & graphic artist, a ceramicist, and poet. She will be in Parrsboro for a week in July to teach a charcoal workshop and hold an exhibition of her work.
For over a year Donna has being drawing sketches that encompass emotions both she and her daughter Bronwyn were experiencing, but could not express in words, as Lyme disease ravaged Bronwyn’s body with damage to her stomach, gallbladder and digestive tract. Each day Donna would put a new sketch up on the wall of the hospital room. What they discovered was that the sketches became a focus and broke down some barriers between the health care professionals and Bronwyn. They would discuss the sketches and the atmosphere became more human. This was to her benefit.
Don’t miss the exhibit of these sketches on display in Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery this July. The exhibit will open with a soirée on July 15th at 5pm and will remain on display until July 24th, 2015. Come to the opening to see the work, meet Donna, and learn more about Lyme Disease and how to prevent it.