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Main & Station is pleased to announce

The international NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS

These awards are open to all artists.

The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at $ 20,940.00:

  •               The Nonesuch Best Work Award
  •                L’Usine de Papier Award
  •               The Main & Station Award
  •               The Griffintown Award
  •               The Wellington Church Award

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DEFEND OUR FREEDOM Nationwide Day of Action

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As part of the Defend Our Freedom national day of action to stop the Secret Police Bill C51 from being enacted into legislation, Parrsboronians & Canadians are courageously standing up against this act of fearmongering and Stephen Harper’s attempt to limit our freedoms.

Defend our Freedom

This is a reckless, dangerous and poorly thought out piece of legislation which will restrict our rights of free expression and allow for censorship of debate.

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The Defend our Freedom national day of action happened on Saturday, March 14th, noon-2PM at Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaw (The old post office) 168 rue Main Street,  Parrsboro Nova Scotia and over 70  other key locations across the country.

We gathered to send a message that while the politicians are debating the bill in parliament, there are more and more Canadians that find this bill as presented not acceptable and an attack on our already compromised freedoms of expression and our right to protest any injustice. Although he was invited, the Prime Minister did not attend.

Wisdom Wanted

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 A town with a history

The project will focus on sage members of the community and has the following elements:

  • Each participant will be interviewed / asked to verbally share stories and recollections & whatever else they want to say.
  • Each participant will be photographed to create a portrait. The other details of the portrait and how revealing it is will depend on the individual.
  • A website will be created. The website will have a page for each participant. Each page will include audio from interviews. Hopefully each page will also include old photos, mementos, texts, bios, poems and other relevant material contributing to a multimedia portrait.
  • The photographic portraits will be printed in large format and installed in various locations about town… ideally each portrait will be installed in a location that has particular resonance for the subject of the portrait, a location that features prominently in their audio or other material. Each portrait will have a QR code allowing viewers to use their smart phones to link to the internet page (the url will also be included for those without smartphones).
For more information about this Main & Station initiative, please visit  www.hmsnonesuch.com, phone 514-979-3978, or contact Harvey Lev or Judith S Bauer, at  fun@hmsnonesuch.com   

Desperately Seeking Sculpture

SCULPTURE WANTED

 

Eligibility:  Open to all

Guidelines for Art

Sculpture must be suitable for outdoor public display. It should be stable and free-standing. Artists will be expected to install their own sculptures within the designated time frame and remove them the week after the tour ends leaving the site in its original condition and to have the necessary proofs of insurance.

How To Submit

Send submission and/or CD/DVD to:

Main & Station, P.O.Box 507, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0 or by e-mail to fun@hmsnonesuch.com

An electronic submission or a   CD/DVD  should be labeled with the name of the artist. It should have at least 3 images of the sculpture. Each image must be a PC-compatible JPEG file at 300 dpi, as close to but not larger in either dimension than 750 pixels.  Each JPEG  file must be named in the following format – “last name_title_view #.jpg” – where the artist’s last name is followed by underscore, title of artwork, underscore, view number (1, 2 or 3), file extension.(jpg)   Please do not present your work as a montage of images (ie., in a PowerPoint file); each image must be a separate JPEG.

Self-addressed stamped envelope of proper size and sufficient postage should be enclosed if the artist wants the return of submitted materials

Artist is responsible for transport, anchoring system,  installation of the sculpture, and removal after the tour leaving the site in its original condition and will require all the necessary insurance.

We will notify you if your work is accepted.

Sculptures can be made available for sale or rental.

The sculptures will remain on exhibit for at least 1 year.

Each chosen work will receive an honorarium.

An artists reception/ vernissage will be held.

 

For more information about this Main & Station initiative, please visit www.hmsnonesuch.com, phone 514-717-4823, or contact Harvey Lev or Judith S Bauer, at fun@hmsnonesuch.com