Mary Edna Fraser Celebrates Belle’s Birthday
@ Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center
Thursday, August 16th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$50 / Person (limited to 90.)
Celebrate Belle Baruch’s birthday with a gourmet reception featuring wine, cheese, pastry and more hosted by Foundation staff featuring artist Mary Edna Fraser. An international educator and author, Fraser has consistently received honors and awards for her art depicting breathtaking perspectives of space, earth, and the deep sea. Whether photographing the coast from an open cockpit of her family’s plane or painting plein air in the backwoods of national parks, each adventure is distilled into a moment of visual poetry in her studio. In 2009, Fraser was commissioned to create an aerial view of Hobcaw Barony, resulting in a four-panel batik installed at the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center, depicting what Belle called, “the friendliest woods in the world.” (Exertion level: Low impact, sitting.) Reservations are required.
Climate Change: How Art Can Inspire Action with artist Mary Edna Fraser
@ One Hundred Miles Savannah Office
2424 Drayton Street, Unit B, Savannah, GA 31401
Friday, August 17th at 6:30 pm
Free, but donations help to support OHM’s education and advocacy programs.
Using photographs taken from the open cockpit of an airplane, renowned artist Mary Edna Fraser captures some of the Atlantic seaboard’s most remote barrier islands onto silk using the ancient medium of batik. Her art tells the story of the special places of the Georgia and South Carolina coasts and the importance of their preservation. “Witnessing their vulnerability and noticeable changes from the aerial viewpoint brings subtle environmental messages,” she says. Mary Edna’s work has been exhibited across the country, including at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Duke University Museum of Art, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Science Foundation. Join Mary Edna Fraser and One Hundred Miles for a behind-the-scenes evening lecture on the issues of climate change and learn how now more than ever, art can make a difference. Don’t miss this incredible artist and her story of change for our coast. Reservations are required.