New oils from Sperry Chalet

November 2nd, 2015

Small plein air oil paintings on panel can be seen here, at the gallery on my website. These oils will be featured at Jericho Arts opening November 12, 2015 and are available as 6″ giclée prints.

On the way to Gunsight Pass

On the way to Gunsight Pass

Sperry Glacier panorama

Sperry Glacier panorama

Plein air painting

Plein air painting

Sperry Chalet

Sperry Chalet

Sperry Chalet staff

Sperry Chalet staff

Mules bring in supplies

Mules bring in supplies

Loving the moment

Loving the moment

After a strenuous hike through lush cedar and hemlock forests, I’m welcomed by the camaraderie of the staff at the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park. Two of the more ambitious hikes in the backcountry are to the Continental Divide at Gunsight Pass and the Sperry Glacier Trail. The Great Northern Railway opened the chalet in 1914. No roads, electricity, or telephone made this the perfect place for an artist to work. You can only get in by horse or foot on an arduous trail. It was an honor to have been the artist-in-residence for two extraordinary weeks in August 2015. I’m in process of creating a book of photographs and oil paintings to document this wilderness experience. E-mail me if you’re interested in more information.

Panoramas by Mary Edna Fraser of the exhibit at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

March 31st, 2015

I am so excited to be able to exhibit 3 segments of my career’s work with scientists in the elegant City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Over 1000 people went last weekend to see the silks. The show ends on May 3rd and the lecture is Saturday, April 18th at 2pm. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm and located at 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A, Charleston, SC. Above, Between, Below also has 2 films explaining my process and adventures.

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Above, Between, Below by Mary Edna Fraser at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

Conservation Magazine features batiks from “Global Climate Change: A Primer”

February 14th, 2012

Conservation Magazine’s article Batik Earth appears in the “Climate Change” section of their website.  Reaching an international audience, readers have already contacted Mary Edna in response to the article’s publication.

Mary Edna and Orrin Pilkey lecture at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY, Friday, January 20th, 7 pm

January 17th, 2012

Global warming lecture set” by Scott Cornell was published by The Poughkeepsie Journal this morning, Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in anticipation of Fraser and Pilkey’s arrival at the Cary Institute. The article is quoted below:

Duke University professor Orrin H. Pilkey and environmental artist Mary Edna Fraser will discuss their book “Global Climate Change: A Primer” when the institute presents “Global Climate Change: What Every Citizen Needs to Know” at 7 p.m. Friday in their auditorium at 2801 Sharon Turnpike in Millbrook.

The discussion will not be the first time the institute hosts a lecture on the hot-button issue of global warming, communications program assistant Pamela Freeman said.

“Given the importance of global climate change, a number of our offerings have touched on the topic,” she said. “The Pilkey lecture will be provocative because he will tackle popular anti-warming arguments head-on, using the best peer-reviewed science available.”

The upcoming lecture is part of the Cary Institute’s monthly discussions on environmental topics that include global warming, Lyme disease, West Nile virus, urban ecology and the Hudson River, Freeman said. The institute also offers weekend education programs.

“Global Skepticism and Global Change” by Orrin & Keith Pilkey published by Berfrois literary magazine

January 11th, 2012

“If the vast majority of scientists believe that humans are directly contributing to climate change, then why do polls show that fewer Americans today see global warming as a serious threat than they did two years ago? This public opinion phenomenon is directly attributable to groups motivated to misinform the public. These groups are commonly funded by the Fossil Fuels industry and they are increasingly becoming worldwide in scope.”–Orrin H. & Keith C. Pilkey

View the full text here: http://www.berfrois.com/2012/01/the-editorial-climate-pilkey/

“Global Skepticism and Global Climate” was published January 10, 2012 by Berfrois literary magazine to promote the vital and timely content of Global Climate Change: A Primer, Duke University Press (2011).

Northwest Passage, batik on silk by Mary Edna Fraser, 38.5″ x 54.5″

Orrin and Mary Edna lecture at the Cary Institute, New York, January 20th

January 5th, 2012

Orrin Pilkey and Mary Edna Fraser will discuss the politics of climate science and the damage being caused by rising CO2—from ocean acidification to melting glaciers—at the Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies. Join us on January 20th at the the Cary Institute’s auditorium, located at 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) in Millbrook, New York. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

“Global Climate Change” part of New Scientist Christmas list

November 30th, 2011


Popular science books to put on your Christmas list on the New Scientist blog describes our 2011 Duke University publication, Global Climate Change: A Primer:

“Gorgeous batik illustrations inspired by satellite and aerial photographs turn global catastrophes into works of art in this book on climate change basics.”

We’ve got plenty of books for sale at the studio, plus lots of other gift ideas! Call Mary Edna (762-2594) or email (info@maryedna.com) if you want to drop by the studio.

Booksigning for “Global Climate Change” at Malaprop’s in Asheville, NC

September 12th, 2011


Photos by Elizabeth LaBar

Orrin and Mary Edna’s booksigning at Charleston Library Society

September 9th, 2011

Last night Orrin Pilkey and Mary Edna gave a presentation of their newest title, Global Climate Change: A Primer, Duke University Press. The event was supported by the Coastal Conservation League. Many attendees came out and all were attentive and full of questions by the end of the program. Below are pictures from that event.

Orrin and Mary Edna are doing a booksigning tonight, Friday, September 9, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC, starting at 7 PM.

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Delete Apathy: Hurricane Irene’s wake

August 30th, 2011

Check out our latest post on Delete Apathy, a venue for creative people to change the political climate of environmental and social policy. We hope to form a pattern for activism in your backyard. Delete Apathy is our signature for various events and includes choreographed dances, musical compositions, and other fine arts, planned for major universities and institutions.