Black River Cypress PreserveJune 17th, 2021

"On June 10 - 12, 2021, John (the Dr. Babe) and I travelled 90 minutes outside of Charleston to the Black River Cypress Preserve. Celie Dailey, who wrote The Batik Art of Mary Edna Fraser and managed my studio for 15 years, is the botanist there. We rode bikes 2.5 miles to the kayak landing, then had a gorgeous experience visiting a millennial cypress in its swampy home..."

Metallic Canvas PrintsFebruary 22nd, 2021

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.

Painting on DeweesFebruary 12th, 2021

BIG Thank You to Cori McIntyre for hosting & being Mary Edna's dutiful "art sherpa" during a cold February visit to Dewees Island due north of Charleston, SC. The barrier island is a nature preserve accessible only by boat, flocked with shorebirds and filled with cypress groves. Mary Edna immersed herself in the unique environment to create several new paintings, coming soon to the site!

In Memory of TrebekNovember 16th, 2020

Fun Fact: On April 26, 2004, Mary Edna's batik "Eye of Hurricane Hugo" was shown on an episode of Jeopardy...

Journal of Ocean Technology Parting NotesSeptember 28th, 2020

"Bajan Mud Volcanoes" batik on silk appeared in the latest issue of the Journal of Ocean Technology. The piece is based on watercolors of the ocean floor, created on board the Woods Hole vessel Atlantis with Duke University biological oceanographer Dr. Cindy Lee Dover....

Online Auction for Charleston Pro BonoSeptember 16th, 2020

We’re involved in this Wednesday’s Virtual Art on the Beach! Tune into the IG Live on @artonthebeachchs at 7PM Eastern on Wednesday to join in on the fun. Features include @greyghostbakery @erikalynnhandmade @maryednafraser @annexdancecompany @ginocharleston @crucatering @chdmag @artonthebeachchs #aotbgoesvirtual

Barbados Room at Mills House InstallationAugust 3rd, 2020

This week, in collaboration with Principle Gallery, Mary Edna installed two recent oil paintings plus a large metallic canvas print at the Barbados Room restaurant in the historic Mills House hotel.

Save the Creek: New OilsMay 28th, 2020

Mary Edna has been quite busy during isolation: from protesting development on the property across from the dock on James Island Creek (so far, successfully) to painting her pristine natural views on large-scale canvases and in triptych.

“Charleston Charted” InstallationMay 14th, 2020

On May 6th, Mary Edna and studio crew went to the new Ingevity headquarters near Park Circle in North Charleston to supervise the (socially distant) installation of "Charleston Charted" on the 40' x 15' stairwell wall.

“Charleston Charted” CommissionApril 23rd, 2020

In 2019, Mary Edna was commissioned by Ingevity, a sustainable company, to design artwork for the 3-story stairwell in their new headquarters. She recently completed "Charleston Charted" a 171" x 55" batik on silk depicting the peninsula and surrounding scapes in bright colors to coordinate with interior design plans by local firm LS3P. Everyone is delighted with the result, and now we eagerly await an enlarged reprint which will span 12 canvases (3 columns of 4 each) to cover the 40' x 15' wall. Stay tuned for more details on the installation happening in the next couple of weeks!

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