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.
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.
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
In the 60’s and 70’s I was a folk singer and traveled the South, mainly in my home state of NC, playing guitar on porches and various venues. My first coffee house was opened when I was in the 10th grade in a church basement in Fayetteville, NC. Singers from NY and DC would stop in to warm up in our little dimly lit den before their night club gigs. At East Carolina University
in Greenville, NC, I organized another coffee house for students and musicians. This Thursday is a reliving of that era on Kiawah.
THE TOWN OF KIAWAH ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL
THURSDAY JANUARY 7TH 2010
7:30 PM THE SANDCASTLE
Old time, gospel, folk, and country standards
Play along, sing along or sit back and enjoy
Bring your own beverage and snack
And The New Folk Troubadours
Lime (Mary Edna Fraser) and the Coconuts (various talented musicians) reach to the past for swing standards and tunes that make you want to tap your feet. Guitarist and vocalist Roger Bellow plays almost anything with strings other than a puppet. In the circle of superlative pickers he is a cherished music man. On the ukulele is Sandy Hines who sounds like the female lead singer on a scratchy old time record and Noodle with his magician fingers on the frets. Jeff Narkiewicz plays doghouse bass and David Hinson’s vintage drums round out the sound. Adding to the jocularity are the velvet voices of Berita Martin and Anne Goold as well as Keith Namm’s sexy sax and clarinet.