Sarah Beth Goncarova in residence

 Sarah Beth Goncarova has returned to Parrsboro for a 2 week residency at Main & Station.  You might remember Sarah Beth from her beautiful installation What Gifts the Rain May Bring which was featured in our secondfloor gallery in 2014.

While she is here Sarah Beth is working on a sculptural installation in West Bay and doing research for an upcoming commission at Still Waters Pond, an unplugged retreat in Voluntown, Connecticut, USA, http://www.stillwaterspond.com.

You can find out more about Sarah Beth and her work at http://goncarova.com

Artist Talk & Carving The Sea – A Community Art Project with Nancy Agati

ARTIST TALK with NANCY AGATI: Wednesday, 9 AUGUST at 7:30pm in Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro.

Winner of the 2016 Nonesuch Art of Paper L’Usine de papier Award for the most creative paper construction for her work Nectar, Nancy Agati is an artist living and working in Philadelphia.  She is currently in Parrsboro for a Nonesuch Art Residency and, in addition to working on her on projects, is offering Carving The Sea, a Community Art Project which invites public participation.

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The tools and materials Nancy uses tend to change piece by piece depending on the concept of the work. Most often she leans toward finding objects from nature to lead the way for a project. Natural materials that inspire her include vines, mica, birch bark, driftwood, wasp nests, seed pods, insect trails et cetera.

 

 

Along with making artwork, Nancy is employed as a studio art instructor.

Carving the Sea is a Community Art Project which invites the public to participate in creating a large carving that can then be used as a relief sculpture and/or a block from which to create a print.  Nancy has brought along tools to allow participation of 10-12 people at a time.  If you would like to participate, please send an email to fun@hmsnonesuch.comPASSERSBY ARE ALSO WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE so you may also come by Main & Station on Saturday 12 August to just watch or to join in as space and tools allow.

For more information about Nancy Agati and her artwork, please visit her website http://www.nancyagati.com

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L’exposition des finalistes pour les prix d’excellence Nonesuch pour les arts sur papier

Ne manquez pas le vernissage / Don’t miss the Montréal opening of the Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards: le 30 septembre, 2016 à 17h à 141 rue Ann (Griffintown), Montréal, QC.

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LES DATES ET HEURES DE L’EXPOSITION/ THE EXHIBITION DATES AND HOURS 

mercredi & jeudi : 13h – 19h   /   Wednesdays & Thursdays : 1pm to 7pm

vendredi : 13h – 21h   /   Fridays : 1pm to 9pm

samedi & dimanche : 13h – 17h   /   Saturdays & Sundays : 1pm to 5pm  

OU PAR RENDEZ-VOUS    /    OR BY APPOINTMENT :                     fun@hmsnonesuch.com, paperawards@gmail.com

TJ Sadowski installs new sculpture at Main & Station

Invited by Main & Station as part of our ongoing Call for Sculpture, this Friday afternoon sculptor Thaddeus (TJ)  Sadowski from Ipswich, Mass. installed the sculpture ‘I Zigged When I Should Have Zagged’ at Main & Station.
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I Zigged When I Should Have Zagged

                                                       Thaddeus Sadowski

Steel, Epoxy Paint, Rubber
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COME ON BY AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!

A Nonesuch Collaborative Residency : Lancaster, Smallwood, Waldron

Lancaster Elsewhere Exhibition 360 gel transfers on wood

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

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Jessica Returns

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We are delighted to announce that Jessica Sallay-Carrington, a ceramic artist currently residing in Montreal, will be returning to Parrsboro on a Nonesuch Artist’s Residency in February 2016.

During her stay in Parrsboro Jessica will create new work focussed upon questions such as how body hair relates to gender in modern western culture and similar explorations of the female form that contradict stereotypes and preconceived ideas about gender and body image.

As well as making her own art, Jessica will once again be teaching the very popular workshop HOLLOW SOLIDS.

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Jessica is the recipient of a  2016 Nonesuch Fellowship for Ceramics, Sculpture, and Stonework. The fellowship will provide for half the residency fees and includes an offer to purchase a new piece of Jessica’s work for the Nonesuch Collection.

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Rammits Revealed Exhibit Closes June 18th

Birdlady _smallThe exhibition of work from Jessica Sallay-Carrington’s artists’ residency at Main & Station, Rammits Revealed, will remain open in the secondfloor gallery until June 18th.

This expertly displayed work is beautiful, evocative and interesting.
Work from the students in Jessica’s workshops, Hollow Solids & Epic Mugs, is also on display.
Don’t Miss It!
Rammits revealed