On the CoversMarch 20th, 2018

Mary Edna is pleased to contribute her artwork to appear on the jackets of two recent publications. The first is Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast, by Christine DeLucia (Yale University Press,) featuring "Narragansett Bay" (batik on silk, 66" x 46".) The other is On the Mediterranean and the Nile: The Jews of Egypt, by Aimée Israel-Pelletier (Indiana University Press,) featuring "Nile Delta Desert Islands" (batik on silk, 52" x 36".)

Museum of the Earth exhibition extendedFebruary 23rd, 2018

The exhibition Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY has been extended until the first week of June. The show has been a big hit and we are pleased with the response!

Spring Island workshops with Cecelia Dailey and Mary Edna FraserFebruary 22nd, 2018

Cecelia Dailey and Mary Edna Fraser will host consecutive workshops on Spring Island the first week of March. Tuition cost listed below will be reduced with additional students. Folks not living on Spring Island can stay at a hotel Beaufort, SC. Contact Pam Brickell (pbrickell@springisland.com) to reserve your space! Registration ends Monday, February 26th. Email celiedailey@gmail.com or info@maryedna.com for questions. The duo will also have an artists' reception on March 7th and they will give a trust talk on March 8th on Spring Island, SC.

Chamber Music CharlestonFebruary 1st, 2018

If you've never heard of the Chamber Music Charleston group, they are incredible! I'll be going for my birthday in March. Upcoming events in 2018 include house concert series every month, and ovation concerts at Dock Street Theater. The batik on silk, Ashley River, was featured on the cover of the current program.

Watercolors for saleJanuary 6th, 2018

Here is a sample of watercolors on paper for sale at the studio. There are many works on paper including monotypes which can be framed to your specifications. We are transitioning to a new website soon! See you there in about a month.

Borseda, ItalyOctober 18th, 2017

Ellen Kochansky’s Rensing Center Residency in Borseda, Italy is a delightful refuge. On the last week of September, we travelled increasingly winding roads through a hailstorm followed by a rainbow. All of the descriptions and tidbits of kind information made the key turn of a green door open to a place and time that I will forever cherish.

Anthropocene BluesAugust 30th, 2017

In the story of the earth, geologists tell us that around 12,000 years ago the planet shifted from the Pleistocene to the Holocene. There probably were poets to sing about that change, but of what they sang, we have no records. Even earlier, paintings on cave walls point toward an artistic response from our upstart species. These early artists painted the Pleistocene's last great ice age herds thundering past.

“STRADA AT HOBCAW” STRADA Easel Video ChallengeJuly 31st, 2017

Mary Edna climbed the fire tower at Hobcaw Barony to paint plein air for the Strada Easel Video Challenge. She has a ball with her Strada easel on location and back in the studio. Watch for the hilarious ending! This video was compiled from Facebook live videos. Please watch and share so we can go viral!

28th International Cartographic Conference exhibitions in Washington, DCJuly 3rd, 2017

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CAGIS) invited us to display art for the 28th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, supporting two exhibitions in Washington, DC. "cARTography" at Wardman Marriott (2660 Woodley Road NW) atrium installation is now open to the public, on display until July 6th at noon. Large-scale silks hang from the gridded ceiling.

“Force of Nature” feature in Charleston MagazineMay 15th, 2017

Mary Edna is so honored for her most recent work, from oil painting to climate change activism, to be featured in the May 2017 issue of Charleston Magazine. Many thanks to Stephanie Hunt for the brilliant writing, to Leigh Weber for the stunning photography, and especially to editor Darcy Shankland for inclusion in CM. Read the full article and view photos here on their site...

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