Release the Hounds ~ Krista Wells exhibit and book launch!

 

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On Saturday, December 14th at 4 p.m. at Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery don’t miss the book launch and exhibition of original artwork for Krista Wells’ latest publication, DOG-EARED JOURNALS – art and observations from a dog living in Portugal.

Inspired by her frequent travels in Portugal, the story is told through the eyes of Wells’ alter ego, a street dog and artist named Ruca. Ruca lives in a quiet village on the south coast of Portugal and the book incorporates details and illustrations from journals including sketches, paintings, and anecdotes.

DOG-EARED JOURNALS shows readers the world through Ruca’s eyes as he navigates the cobbled streets and rugged clifftops of his life. His perspective is fresh, four-legged, and often funny.

Each page is lavishly illustrated using a variety of techniques including pen and ink, watercolour, coloured pencil, photography, relief printing and more. Part travelogue, part artist’s journal, this book will appeal to artists, travelers, animal-lovers and those who simply have a curiosity about the world.

DOG-EARED JOURNALS ($19.95 paperback) will be available through amazon.com in early 2014. In the meantime it is available at Main & Station, directly from the author or through her website, www.kristawells.ca  Digital copies ($9.99) may be purchased through www.blurb.ca.

Coming & Going on Saturday August 17

Main & Station Presents

For Body and Light / pour corps et lumière

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For the next week or so keep your eyes open around Parrsboro as poet Ian Ferrier, choreographer Stephanie Robert and dancers Marie-Pier Gilbert, Marie-France Jacques, and Linnea Gwiazda explore, practice and perform in the streets, on the beaches and, on Saturday, at Main & Station…https://www.facebook.com/events/582619101781267/

Don’t miss this contemporary performance inspired by historic Parrsboro and the movement of the tides in the Minas Basin.

WHERE: Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro

PRICE: pay what you can
WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 2013, doors open at 8:30pm, show starts at 9pm

choreography by-
Stephanie Robert

sound and voice by-
Ian Ferrier

performance by-
Marie-Pier GilbertMarie-France JacquesLinnea Gwiazda

Alexis Williams: Entrance (Drain Spotting) & Mushroom Walks & Market

Coming to Main & Station in July 2013, graphite rubbings by Alexis Williams & a photography exhibit by Fiona Annis.

Opening: Wednesday July 10th, 5pm -8pm. Includes artist talks

Exhibition: July 10th – July 19th, 2013

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Entrance (Drain Spotting)

Alexis Williams

 Entrance is a series of graphite rubbings of conduit covers reorganized into geometric patterns.  The project evolved from the juxtaposition of gravestone decorations and man hole covers to point out their similarities as markers between above and below and as thresholds between the known and the unknown. The work has been refined into reproductions of manhole, drain and conduit covers remixed into geometric patterns resembling monumental mandalas.  The collection’s title refers to both a place of entry and the induction of a trance. The work is designed to simultaneously act as a doorway through which things are revealed to consciousness and as a dissociative that will calm the unconscious mind. While staying in Parrsboro Alexis will begin creating new rubbings of the manhole and drain covers of Nova Scotia.

Alexis Williams (A.K.A Ember Erebus) is a Canadian artist working mainly in video and print. She has a love for biology and frequently uses natural materials like butterfly wings, mushroom spores, cast-off snake skins and spider web Silk in her artwork. As an amateur mycologist, wild mushrooms often take center stage both as material and subject of her work. Foraging and collecting are fundamental practices that lead her deep into the Canadian wilderness in search for new ideas, shapes and colors. A common theme in her work is the comparison of sampling and remixing cultural material to the collection and representation of natural material. In both cases of appropriation, the aesthetic and conceptual qualities of pre-existing elements are used to compose a new work that comments on the original.   Alexis is fascinated by the natural world and is devoted to sharing her discoveries and creations to inspire others to indulge in their own interests in nature.

During her stay in Parrsboro, Alexis will also be offering Mushroom Walks and participating in Main & Station’s market.

www.AlexisWilliams.net