New In The Neighbourhood, Schwinghamer and Zdansky

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We are proud to congratulate Jane Zdansky and John Schwinghamer in the purchase of a 200 year old heritage building on Brier Island. Jane and John have been among our biggest supporters at Main & Station. Jane will paint & sculpt , John will write and take over janitorial duties. They have taken the responsibility of saving this beautiful structure from the ravages of time. This our first success at helping an artist and an economist to resettle in Nova Scotia, and save another iconic heritage building. We welcome their continued association with us and we expect to do lots of good things with them.  Our next project together will be announced around solstice time.

Jane’s work, www.janezdansky.com, (paintings and sculpture) can be seen at Main & Station, John’s book, Purple Chips, is available at the book shop next to the cafe.

TGRPP or PIP : WWGRD

THE GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING PROJECT

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JANE & GERHARD_PAINTING IN PERFORMANCE or PIP : WHAT WOULD GERHARD RICHTER DO ?

Gerhard Richter                        Abstract Painting 1992 92 cm x 82 cm  Oil on canvas

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Links for Examples of his Work and to Learn More about Gerhard Richter

https://www.gerhard-richter.com/en/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerhard_Richter

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/gerhard-richter-1841

 

NONESUCH KAFFEEKLATSCH

Main & Station is pleased to announce the preliminary schedule for the first Nonesuch Coffee Talks series happening in the Café on most Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from May 19th through July 31st 2015. But there are exceptions to every rule so please note that talks are occasionally scheduled on other days as well and that although the series officially begins on May 19th, there are 2 artist talks scheduled beforehand on May 4th and May 7th. Please consult the schedule below.

If you are not already on the schedule but have something you want to talk about, please send your contact information and availability along with a talk title and short description to judith at fun@hmsnonesuch.com

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Oil Painting with Jane Zdansky

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This summer Jane Zdansky returns to Parrsboro for DARE TO PAINT, a four day oil painting workshop to be held from August 11th -14th, 2014 on Main & Station’s Second Floor .

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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.

For more information, and to register, click here… http://hmsnonesuch.com/dare-to-paint-with-jane-zdansky/

Jane Zdansky, B.Sc., B.F.A., has been painting since she was a child and has been exhibiting work since 1999. Her work can be viewed at www.janezdansky.com.

RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT

 a Jane Zdansky exhibition of oils and watercolours

RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT

opens July 30th

meet the artist, Friday August 2nd, 10am -1pm

Landscape, 2010, 12" X 12", oil on wood

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.

Jane Zdansky, B.Sc., B.F.A., has been painting since she was a child and has been exhibiting work since 1999. Her work can be viewed at www.janezdansky.com.

Painting with Jane Zdansky

 

2 Horse Butts, Jane Zdansky

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Jane Zdansky is an artist living and working in St-Henri, a vibrant artistic neighbourhood in Montreal. She has been painting since she was a child and today her art addresses a range of issues concerning biodiversity, such as the depletion of fish stocks, and most recently, the removal of homes and horses from Griffintown.

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From 2006 to 2009 Zdansky organized art-walks in St-Henri, inviting the public to explore the many artist studios in her area. In the final edition of the art walk, well over 600 people came out to explore the 50 open art studios all within walking distance of each other. In 2011, as part of Urban Occupations, Zdansky created Scrapped, a monument in the form of a life size horse, to the Griffintown Horse Palace. In May 2012 Zdansky organized over 70 individuals in a community workshop/ fundraiser, Pour mieux nous connaître, based on self-portraiture. Also in 2012 she organized the Griffintown Horse Palace Fundraiser which involved 10 artists creating works of art on site for a silent auction.

For years Zdansky has been spending part of each summer on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia and has expressed a desire to eventually live here. She holds a B.Sc. from McGill University and a B.F.A from Concordia University and has been exhibiting work since 1999. She works primarily as a painter and more of her work can be viewed at www.janezdansky.com.

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At the end of July Zdansky will be here in Parrsboro to teach a 3-day acrylic painting workshop focused on self-portraiture. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced painters. Self –portraiture has been used for centuries as a venue for artistic expression. Through use of colour, line, stroke intensity, et cetera, a self-portrait allows for the personality and mood of an individual to come through. Done on a small scale, self-portraits can be both fun and challenging at the same time.

At the end of the workshop, Main & Station will mount an exhibition of the works created.

FOR A FULL WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION ON HOW TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE… http://hmsnonesuch.com/workshops-seminars-conferences/learn/acrylic-painting-self-portraits/