Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

2017 Summer and Fall Exhibitions

Tenth Annual 10x10 Brunswick Benefit Art Show & Sale
for Arts Are Elementary
Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Room and St. Paul's Episcopal 
Parish Hall, Brunswick, Maine
Friday, September 22, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m.

Harlow Gallery Summer Members' Exhibition
Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell, Maine
June 30 - July 22, 2017

2nd Friday Brunswick
Exhibition of Mixed Media & Assemblage
Fiore's Oils and Vinegars, 90 Maine Street, Brunswick ME
Friday, July 14, 4-7 p.m., Friday, August 11, 4-7 p.m., Friday, September 8, 4-7 p.m.

2nd Friday Brunswick Celebration @ Fiore's June, 2017   ARRT BANNERS sponsored by UMVA

A Solo for Two Voices @ UU Church Brunswick ME, February 2017   NOISE 2017 Mary Becker Weiss   Artist Talk at Joy of Art Award Winners ceremony for "Noise" Mary Becker Weiss

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

New Assemblages with Antiques, Ephemera & Found Objects : For Harlow Gallery Summer Members Exhibit and 10x10 Exhibit for Arts Are Elementary

In an assemblage made up of many found objects which have been discarded or abandoned, elements are brought together to become a thing of beauty with new purpose. There is a comfort in breathing new life into that which has been destroyed or lost.

DESTINY 5890 : Assemblage of Antiques, Ephemera and Found Objects : Mary Becker Weiss
Assemblage of Antiques, Ephemera & Found Objects
© 2017 Mary Becker Weiss

(submitted for 2017 Summer Members Show & Sale
at Harlow Gallery, scheduled for Friday, June 30 - July 22, 2017)

UNALTERED 1187 : Assemblage of Antiques, Ephemera and Found Objects : Mary Becker Weiss
Assemblage of Antiques, Ephemera & Found Objects
© 2017 Mary Becker Weiss

(submitted for 10x10 Exhibition Fundraiser 
to benefit Arts Are Elementary in Brunswick
scheduled for Friday, September 22, 2017
More Assemblages 

It's All in the Details!

Favorite Quotes of the Day:
MS from Maryland says:
"Your assemblages are particularly strong. I love the detail and cleanness of the small pieces, intimately put together in 'Two Perspectives and One Vanishing Point.' It is somehow very soothing." ~ MS 

From a visitor in the Brunswick Outdoor Art Festival:
"Your assemblages remind me of that Joseph Campbell guy (Joseph Cornell) ~ you know that hermit who lived in his mother's basement all his life." ~ RG

"Smut!" ~ used to be my favorite, absolutely hilarious quote of the day (in reference to "Speechless.") But I have to now say that no one, I mean no one, is going to be able to top this comment! I'll welcome a comparison to Joseph Cornell's work any time, any where, any how! ~ MBW

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Save the Dates : 2nd Friday Brunswick Artwork Celebration : Fiore's Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars

You're invited!
2nd Friday Brunswick
Exhibition of Mixed Media & Assemblage
Fiore's, 90 Maine Street, Brunswick
Friday, June 9, 4-7 p.m.
Friday, July 14, 4-7 p.m.
Friday, August 11, 4-7 p.m.
Friday, September 8, 4-7 p.m.

Got off to a great start for this year's art walk celebration at Fiore's on June 9th. It really was a "happening" in downtown Brunswick this year thanks to the tireless efforts of BDA! Thanks to all of you who came by to see our work and to enjoy the beautiful Fiore's experience. Please join us again on July 14th. I have new works in progress as we speak... we'll be looking for you!

"Meet Me at the Frontenac on Sunday"
2017.07.14 Mary Becker Weiss 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Remembering Mildred Johnson

“I honestly can’t remember a time when I wasn’t making art. I’m still playing with found materials – and I still feel the excitement of discovery that I remember as a child.” ~ Mildred Johnson

Thank you, Mildred, for your creativity, sense of beauty,
irreverence and artistic generosity! 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring 2017 : "A SOLO FOR TWO VOICES" : Mary Becker Weiss

Press Release: “A Solo for Two Voices” by Brunswick artist/activist Mary Becker Weiss is an evocative exhibition of mixed media and encaustic pieces reflecting the isolation, fear and helplessness of those with no voice. Mary has worked for years to advocate for victims of domestic violence, to facilitate support groups in Hospice’s Grieving Children’s Program, and most recently as a TimeSlips facilitator who works with creative storytellers with dementia and varying levels of cognitive abilities. In Mary's work through the years, art has been a powerful tool for self expression, emancipation and empowerment. 

Some lovely quotes of the day 
~ thank you very much!
"Terrific show ~ great thinking and seeing." 
"Such powerful work. I tremble."
"Mary, this work is fabulous! Thoughtful, beautiful."
"Your work is breathtaking and brave. I am in awe."