March 10th, 2014
February 25th, 2014
Lightsome, oil on panel, framed, 12″ x 12″
View the newest oil paintings in the studio: http://maryedna.com/works-for-sale/oils/
I’ve had several opportunities to paint with masterful artists on location outdoors, producing a series of oils inspired by nature. It is liberating to translate color knowledge from batik on silk to oils on canvas with the palette knife, my new favorite tool.
Sara Jane Reynolds painted with me on my father’s 80th birthday in a house we rented in McClellanville, SC. It even had a landing strip for the family Ercoupe. Karen Weihs, Judy Fuller and Judy Walters kindly took me under their wings in the Louisiana Bayou Cajun Country where Judy Fuller has a studio. Back in South Carolina we were joined by Hilarie Lambert and Ruth Heffron to paint on Sullivan’s Island. Each of these women gifted me with knowledge as we worked side by side.
Come to the studio anytime to see these new works.
January 30th, 2014
I’m eternally grateful to Susan Pearlstine for commissioning me to create a work of art which hides her big screen TV. This site-specific piece is the first time that I’ve made my art move, thanks to Brent Havens. The main panel on the left, which covers the screen, is a combination of an aerial view and an on-location shoot from the ground. The trees feel like they’re in a mysterious creek and the Spanish moss gives the batik an atmospheric texture. Two side-by-side verticals are stationary on the right and show a satellite image of Chadwick Road, Charleston. Once the square panel moves behind the two verticals, it makes a whole new work of art. Thanks to Lauren Sanchez, Mark Sloan and Reggie Gibson for helping me with the process of design.
October 8th, 2013
Nicky Jones is my new assistant who went with me, silks loaded in the van, in frightfully cold weather to New Jersey in mid-January 2014. My outer space show, Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound, was installed at “All That Glitters…” with music by Mark Mercury.
This collaboration came about because of my daughter Sarah Fraser who performed at the opening under the tent-like silk structure. Open through March 20, 2014 at Newark Gateway, NJ.
October 1st, 2013
Sierra Club Celebration invitation
August 28th, 2013
Mary Edna by Freunde von Freunden
Mary Edna Fraser: Artist, House & Studio, James Island, Charleston, SC
August 6th, 2013
SEPTEMBER 13 – OCTOBER 20, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 13, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sea of Serenity, batik on silk, 32″ x 118″
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
May 14th, 2013
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.
February 21st, 2013
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
February 13th, 2013
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.
Eno Magazine, #2
Self Portrait, batik on silk, 102" x 36"
Fundraiser on Valentine’s Day
1723 Oak Point Road, Charleston, SC
Thursday evening, 5pm-9pm
An art exhibition by Mary Edna Fraser and Jeff Kopish
Non-profit Charleston Waterkeeper is alerting our fair city about threatened waterways in our community. You can view a map of impaired locations here.
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.
Live music by Sweetgrass Band. Beer donated by Holy City Brewing. Vietnamese sandwhiches by Auto-Banh and sweets by Dulce food trucks.
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.