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

Rain, Rain, Rain, Gifts, Globes & Venus

Throughout the summer and autumn, Sarah Beth Goncarova was here in Nova Scotia bending branches, wiring lights and recording sounds. In August and September we were privileged to have her experiential sculpture, What Gifts the Rain May Bring, installed in the secondfloor gallery at Main & Station. She also created installations in the gardens at West Bay and at The Pond House.  Check out the videos, words, and images below for a taste of her wonderful creations.

What Gifts the Rain May Bring from Sarah Beth Goncarova on Vimeo.

Sarah Beth Goncarova is also a poet…

What Gifts the Rain May Bring

               for Judith and Harvey      

What you call Invasive Species

I see for what they are—

scourged by hurricane winds,

dried up and tired and

picked at and picked over

Oh-so-ready to rest their broken bones

into the damp

In these I see

a haven in the trees

for fireflies lost and forgotten

seeking shelter

from the wind who

will always have her way

A nest to nourish lost dreams–

the ones most meaningful and yet

most likely to be sneered at

and declared Invasive

and sprayed with Round-Up

and chopped up don’t worry

it’s better this way

I see a place where you can do handstands and cartwheels

and build castles in the mud

and forts in the trees

and play Uno in your undies

in a tree house by flashlight

and talk like gangsters

and chew on carrots like cigars

and drink root beer floats without mom knowing

and blow bubbles through straws

with your nose

We all need a place to play–

a nest for fireflies lost and forgotten

where you can do anything

or do nothing

and just watch what gifts the rain may bring –

even when, especially when

we are all grown up.

     -Esbie Goncarova

 

Venus of Parrsboro. A living sculpture of alder wood and moss, commissioned by The Pond House Pottery Center, Nova Scotia.

“Her movements large and lush, flush with green, she bends and twists in roaring dance and silent prayer to sights unseen.”

To see and read more of Sarah Beth’s work, visit her website http://goncarova.com/

What Gifts the Rain May Bring – Opening Friday!

Animatronic jellyfish dance to the motion of The Spinning Wheel. Sculpture and performance.

Sarah Beth Goncarova’s latest sculptural installation opens at Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery on Friday, August 22nd, at 8:30pm.

Come on by to immerse yourself in the art, meet Sarah Beth, and enjoy a little refreshment.

168 Main Street, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

http://goncarova.com/

 

 

 

A Nonesuch Arts Residency: Gordaneer, Patterson, Trosztmer

PETER TROSZTMER  «The Choreographers»</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>EESTI : Myths and MachinesOn a tour of eastern Canada to perform ‘Eesti: Myths and Machines’, this autumn, dancers and choreographers Thea Patterson & Peter Trosztmer, and artist Jeremy Gordaneer will be in Parrsboro for a Main & Station Nonesuch Arts Residency which will culminate in a public performance. The residency group will also include dramaturge Lois Brown, lighting designer Rasmus Sylvest, and sound designer Jean-Sébastien Durocher.

The group have performances of Eesti scheduled in Halifax from September 25th through 27th at liveart Dance Productions as well as an intimate sound performance at  Parentheses on the 28th. On October 8th they will perform at Neighbourhood Dance Works in St John’s.

EESTI:”Myths and Machines”-Trailer from Peter Trosztmer on Vimeo.

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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     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for submissions

ART en majuscule

Main & Station will be opening an art gallery as part of the depARTment store we will be operating in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. We are looking for art works for both exhibition and sale.

Fiona Annis, Photographer

Fiona Annis, Photographer

 

We are looking for contemporary Art, Sculpture, Painting, Ceramics, Photography etc. All submissions will be juried. Please contact us at fun@hmsnonesuch.com.