MEF for Art QuillSeptember 26th, 2023

The Art of Mary Edna Fraser: Poetic Landscapes By Art Quill Studio Director: Marie-Therese Wisniowski Saturday, September 16, 2023

MEF for Bold JourneyAugust 29th, 2023

Mary Edna recently engaged in a conversation with BOLD JOURNEY about her passion and her process...

Lewis Ocean BayJuly 18th, 2023

Mary Edna just returned from five hot days painting plein air at Lewis Ocean Bay Wildlife Heritage Preserve in the name of environmental activism. She recovered from thousands of chigger bites even though she wore snake boots. The pitcher plants look like they are singing in the painting, completed in the studio...

MEF at PechaKucha 42May 16th, 2023

On May 3rd, Mary Edna led the pack of dynamic speakers at PechaKucha 42 held at Charleston Music Hall. View a video recording of her short talk on our Blog...

Painting in the ACE BasinMarch 21st, 2023

On March 13th, Mary Edna presented at the Edisto Art Guild and then spent the remainder of the week painting plein air...

Metallic Canvas PrintsFebruary 22nd, 2023

Over the past year, we have installed several metallic canvas prints based on Mary Edna's batiks and oils. This format is an affordable way to fill a large space with a durable product that can better withstand sunlight and public interaction. So satisfying are the end results, we are pleased to offer this option for your homes and offices.

FLIGHT at Aiken-Rhett House MuseumAugust 28th, 2022

Mary Edna teams with poets Marjory Wentworth and J Drew Lanham to create an installation of oils, silks and words honoring the enslaved people who lived and worked in the Aiken-Rhett House. Half of all proceeds from art sales will go to Charleston based Center for Heirs Property - Preserving Family Land. Their legal and forestry work has started an economic and land conservation movement that creates intergenerational wealth among historically underserved landowners. Wentworth and Lanham share poems in the Servants Quarters and Laundry. Oils in black frames are placed to tell a visual story of swamps, rivers and landscapes folks traversed seeking freedom. Silks drape through rooms suggesting the spirits of those who were lost and voiceless. Batiks on silk and oils add a visual narrative to the poetry.

Studio as Creative SanctuaryJuly 13th, 2022

In Charleston’s July heat the studio becomes a creative sanctuary...

Creek by Creek at City GalleryMarch 19th, 2022

Creek by Creek is a collaborative effort by artists Mary Edna Fraser and Jeff Kopish, underscoring the perils of plastic pollution and the importance of protecting the Lowcountry’s unique waterways. Featuring an array of Fraser’s batiks on silk and oil paintings and Kopish’s ceramic and found object sculptures incorporating everything from recycled plastic to actual trash, this exhibition aims to further educate the public on environmental issues through the lens of art, and to remind viewers of the consequences of their own actions within the larger ecological systems of which they are a part.... The installation will be on view Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5pm starting March 18 and closing May 8, 2022 at City Gallery.

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