Art Exhibition Kimono Silks Featuring New Works By Batik Master Mary Edna Fraser

Top Quote Mary Edna Fraser art exhibit, KIMONO SILKS opens Thursday December 10. Charleston audiences are familiar with her aerial perspective by the large-scale sculpture at the Airport and the silk map at the Visitorís Center. Fraserís earliest exhibits in New York and Boston featured kimonos. While teaching in Australia, Fraser discovered narrow vintage kimono silk, just waiting to be dyed. End Quote
  • Charleston-North Charleston, SC (1888PressRelease) November 18, 2009 - The master dyer comes home with her aerial landscapes featuring batiks, monotypes, oils and archival prints. Fraser discovered the vintage narrow silks on her recent Australian adventure and shares her journey on her blog, KIMONO SILKS.

    Charleston, South Carolina Meet the Artist Thursday, December 10, 2009 6:00-9:00 PM - 214 King Street Gallery, open to the public. The exhibition is open through January 24, 2010 9:00-5:00 Monday through Saturday, 12:00-5:00 Sunday.

    Mary Edna Fraser is a master of the ancient art of batik on silk.†With the largest batiks in the world, she illustrates her bird's eye view of threatened landscapes. Exhibited and lectured internationally, she has been featured by Duke University, the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, and National Geographic.†Private and public collectors include, most notably, the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University, the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, the New England Aquarium in Boston, the American Embassy in Thailand, and NASA.

    Captivated by the complex patterns from the air, sheís been photographing France, Indonesia, Australia, and most of the coastal U.S. for more than a quarter century. A sunset flight over her South Carolina home will reveal an immense undeveloped coastline, where beach, marsh, and mainland entwine. Her knowledge will provide a unique aerial perspective, an awe-inspiring experience.

    For additional information please visit her blog and website.

    Mary Edna Fraser
    Master Batik Artist
    843 762 2594
    info ( @ ) maryedna dot com

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