Mary Edna Fraser: Artist, House & Studio, James Island, Charleston, SC
Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound opens at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN on September 13, 2013August 28th, 2013
SEPTEMBER 13 – OCTOBER 20, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 13, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound, a multimedia exhibition, offers a unique approach to our corner of the universe: the solar system. Large-scale silk batiks by artist Mary Edna Fraser provide insights into each planet’s personality. Planetary scientist Ted Maxwell of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum provides text as the viewer experiences silk galaxies and heavenly bodies. Music composed by Mark Mercury evokes the majesty of our nine planetary worlds.
Wednesday, September 11, 2:00 p.m., Regents Hall 210
Hidden Rivers and Lakes of the Northeast Sahara and Implications for the Origin of Mars Channels
Dr. Ted A. Maxwell, Senior Scientist at the National Air and Space Museum’s Center or Earth and Planetary Studies
Round Table Discussion
September 12, 7:00 p.m. Dittmann Center Room 305 with Mary Edna Fraser, artist; Anne Goodyear, President, College Art Association, Co-Director, Bowdoin College Museum of Art; Dr. Ted A. Maxwell is Senior Scientist at the National Air and Space Museum’s Center for Earth and Planetary Studies; Mark Mercury, composer.
Fall Break (museum closed): October 12 -15
My recent class “Mapping Your Personal Landscape Two-Day Batik Workshop” at the Textile Museum in Washington DC was a success. There are still openings for the SPIN workshop in Florida this weekend.
SPIN (SILK PAINTERS INTERNATIONAL), TALLAHASSEE, FL—August 9-11, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts. Instructors include Mary Edna Fraser, Jan Janas, Diane Tuckman, Diane Lawrence, Deborah Younglao, Suzanne Punch and Marcia Ferris. See festival website to register for the master classes.
Mary Edna Fraser presents her batiks on silk and didactic process photographs at The Citadel’s Daniel Library, opening May 30, 5:30-7:30pm. Admission is free. She brought together songwriter Dana Downs and author Akiko Busch for a musical performance, reading, and projection of art on May 31 and June 1, 7pm, at The Citadel’s Bond Hall. Tickets are $20; seniors $15. Buy your tickets here: http://www.piccolospoleto.com/?tribe_events=traditional-music-of-the-old-south-nine-ways-to-cross-a-river
Here is link to the full current issue of Eno: http://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/eno/current-issue/
Please click to enlarge the page below, featuring Mary Edna.
Fundraiser on Valentine’s Day
1723 Oak Point Road, Charleston, SC
Thursday evening, 5pm-9pm
Join us to celebrate this proactive organization and meet Cyrus Buffum and Andrew Wunderley. Charleston Waterkeeper is dedicated to protecting your right to swimmable, drinkable, fishable water by defending against pollution. Find out what you can do to help your favorite creek.
Libations and fun provided. Please park at the Harris Teeter and stroll over.
See our previous posts on Delete Apathy for more information about our relationship with Charleston Waterkeeper.
Visitors have been steady but comment that its an adventure coming to visit me. Here are a few visuals to guide you down the dirt road into the gallery. Only three days left before I leave for Christmas in North Carolina with my daughters.
Holiday Open Studio, 10 AM-5 PM, December 19, 20, & 21
1723 Oak Point Road, across from Harris Teeter off Folly Road, James Island
After the 25th, I will be open by appointment. Contact Mary Edna Fraser at (843) 762-2594 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After seeing the exhibition “El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa” (pictured below) at the Denver Art Museum and many works by the great colorist Van Gogh, my artistic cup is filled to the brim. A full day of art and it snowed here too but the leaves are on the trees in full autumn colors.