Saturday, September 23, 2017

Save the Date : "America Now A Dialogue" : HHRC at UMA in Augusta : October 20 - December 15, 2017

Save the Date!
(click on each image for a cheap thrill...)

America Now: A Dialogue, Holocaust and Human Rights Center, UMA at Augusta      


"America Now: A Dialogue"
Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine
UMA at Augusta Maine
Opening Reception: October 20, 2017, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition: October 20, 2017 - December 15, 2017


A group of artists, living and working in Maine, is coming together to mount a group exhibition entitled : "AMERICA NOW: A DIALOGUE." This exhibition is focused on artistic creativity in a country divided against itself and considers the purpose and function of the arts in times of social and political stress.

The exhibition of artwork, selected by guest curator Bruce Brown, opens with a public reception on Friday, October 20 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. with a program beginning at 5:30 p.m. and continues through Friday, December 15 at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center on the University of Maine campus in Augusta.

This exhibition will be presented in two parts. Approximately 40 works will appear in the HHRC Gallery itself. A considerably larger number of images including those in the gallery will be posted online with interactive photos.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

METTA: CAN'T SAY IT OFTEN ENOUGH...

Metta evokes within a warm-hearted feeling of fellowship, sympathy and love which grows boundless with practice and overcomes all social, religious, racial, political and economic barriers. Metta is a universal, unselfish, all embracing love.
Detail of "Metta" © Mary Becker Weiss

Metta evokes within a warm-hearted feeling of fellowship, sympathy and love which grows boundless with practice and overcomes all social, religious, racial, political and economic barriers. Metta is a universal, unselfish, all embracing love.

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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
DESTINY 5890
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
UNALTERED 1187
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!