Upcoming & Ongoing at Main & Station Nonesuch
ONGOING Exhibition in the secondfloor gallery: 2017 Nonesuch ART OF PAPER Awards Exhibition… http://hmsnonesuch.com/2017/09/13/nonesuch-art-of-paper-awards-parrsboro-exhibition/
Tuesday OCTOBER 10, 8:00pm ~ Poetry at the PO with featured poet Richard Dittami
Wednesday OCTOBER 25, 7:30pm ~ G. Scott MacLeod : AIR in Iceland
Thursday OCTOBER 26, 7:30pm ~ Artist Talk with artist in residence Shelley Freeman
For more information about these and other events, see below and check out our website.
We are delighted to welcome Richard Dittami
back to Main & Station.
Come listen to him live on Tuesday, 10 October and check out his recent performance at the 2017 Pugwash climate change conference, here on YouTube…
G. Scott MacLeod (MA, Art Education) is a multimedia artist and filmmaker with a special interest in peoples and histories — Montreal’s, Canada’s, the Scottish Highlands’, and the Vikings’. His work has been exhibited, screened and collected by cultural institutions and individuals around the world. In June of 2017 Scott attended the SIM Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland: http://www.macleod9.com/iceland-series.html#bjarnarey-vestmann-islands-iceland
While Scott is in residency at Parrsboro’s Main & Station he will be working on a graphic novel of the Saga of Murdo MacLeod; developing a treatment for Ancestral Homes, a documentary on Scottish Immigration to Cape Breton; presenting his film Water of Life at the Parrsboro Film Festival, http://www.parrsborofilmfestival.com; and
You can meet Scott at Main & Station on Wednesday 25 October for a presentation about his experience on residency in Iceland.
7:30 pm in the Nonesuch Café at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro.
For more information about Scott and what he does, check out his site http://www.macleod9.com
Shelley Freeman is a visual artist with family roots in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta, B.C. and England. She grew up in Hudson Heights, Quebec, surrounded by art created by my great-grandfather, grandfather, grandmother, mother and 2 brothers.
For the past 18 years, Shelley’s painting has focused on interpreting empty spaces that exist within natural phenomena such as caves, rocks, water and ice formations, and man-made structures such as abandoned mines and tunnels. She is an active caver and combines hiking and travel with research into the underground.
“I am intrigued by the idea of the “underground landscape”: it is difficult to see, confined, absolute and claustrophobic, in contrast with a terrestrial landscape that presents itself to us as distant and limitless, extending laterally and heavenward with no apparent boundaries.”
Shelley states that it is not simply the visual representation of underground and underwater spaces that interests her. She is also concerned with illusion, ambiguity of scale, the juxtaposition of light and dark masses, and the combination of figurative and abstract elements in the same composition.
Shelley is currently working on a series of paintings depicting deep areas in pools of water. She says “the underwater world may be perceived as empty, even though in reality, it teems with colour and movement, sometimes too subtle to be visible at the surface.” She plans to use her time in resdiency to explore new ways of incorporating more abstract elements into her compositions.
You can meet Shelley Freeman during her artist talk on Thursday 26 October, 7:30 pm in the Nonesuch Café at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro.
For more information about Shelley and what she does, check out her site http://www.shelleyfreeman.ca
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Main & Station Nonesuch
Kickshaws, Residencies, Books
Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards
PO Box 507
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia