NS PRINTMAKERS Travelling Exhibition


The Parrsboro vernissage and opening reception of the Nova Scotia Printmakers travelling exhibition A Sense Of Belonging will be on Sunday, 1 November from 2 pm5 pm in Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery

In this exhibition twenty-five printmakers from around the province and beyond explore the theme of Nova Scotia’s local culture through diverse printmaking techniques on paper. Together these works make up a colourful, varied picture, while separately they each tell their own contained story.

More than an exhibition, this is also a print exchange in which each participating printmaker receives a full set of prints and so gets to hold on to the entire colourful interpretation of their home or adopted province.

A number of artists will be present at the reception to talk about the project and to answer questions including Julie Rosvall, Suzanne Gauthier, Maria Doering, and Bonnie Baker, the president of the NS Printmakers.

The exhibit will remain on display until 28 November.


The Nova Scotia Printmakers is an informal body of professional printmakers and individuals with a more general interest in the printmaking media. Members share a common concern for printmaking and the desire to promote Nova Scotia prints and printmakers.  Founded in 1988, NS Printmakers connects printmakers in the region, educates the public on both traditional and experimental forms of print media, and organizes regular exhibits.

For more information about NS Printmakers please visit their website here…https://nsprintmakers.wordpress.com/

If you would like to know more about this project, the artists involved, to view the online catalogue or order a print version, visit the project page here… https://nsprintmakers.wordpress.com/2015-exchange/

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.