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
The 5th Annual Parrsboro Film Festival begins Friday, 23 October and runs until Sunday, 25 October. All films are screened at The Hall (www.thehall.ca), which has a 16-foot retractable screen, comfortable theatre seating and surround sound. The festival celebrates Atlantic Canadian with an original lineup of films, filmmakers, music, and more. Visit the festival website to see the program http://www.parrsborofilmfestival.com/
For the second year, Main & Station collaborates with PFF to host a Nonesuch After Hours portion of the festivities on both Friday and Saturday evenings from the time the screenings at The Hall finish (around 11pm) until.
Last year we showed more films but this year we are mixing it up a little with some live music, dancing, and drawing. The Wazoo Blues Band will be here both nights and the floor will be cleared for dancing!
Also, October is The Big Draw, an international festival that is part of the Campaign for Drawing. All over the world during the month of October there are many events that encourage drawing activities. You can learn more about the Big Draw and the Campaign for Drawing at: http://www.thebigdraw.org/
So come on by the Nonesuch Café (in Parrsboro’s old Post Office) on Friday 23 October and Saturday 24 October beginning at 11pm and be a Night Owl for a change!
DON’T MISS IT TONIGHT, FRIDAY 21 AUGUST at 7 pm !!
This evening closes the week of Painting in situ with Joy Laking, Susan Tooke, Susan Paterson, Judith Bauer, Richard Rudnicki, and Bill Rogers… http://hmsnonesuch.com/2015/08/10/painting-in-situ-parrsboro-2015/