Monday, February 19, 2018

Life Warriors : “Fighting the Good Fight”

From left to right: Brown Lethem, Suzanna Lasker, Peg Mascher and Mary Becker Weiss 

“The relentless cycle of bad news, the politics of greed and the clear and sinking knowledge that the soul of America is rapidly disappearing felt like a terrible weight to carry. Many years of attending meetings and participating in marches didn’t lift my hopes. ARRT!’s process of collaboration in image making, of working together to define the essence of a message in visual terms is a joyous, hopeful and extremely useful endeavor. As a visual artist and activist I feel like I’m using my expertise to assist hard working, inspiring people who are out there fighting the good fight for our American soul.”  ~ Nora Tryon, Maine Artist/Activist 2016


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created by ARRT! (Artists Rapid Response Team)

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Have you seen:
UMVA Members’ Showcase
In the Maine Arts Journal/UMVA Quarterly
Winter 2018
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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Power to the Polls!

“Woman Soul leadeth us
 upward and on.” ~ Goethe

“Life Warriors”  © Mary Becker Weiss
“Life Warriors” 
© Mary Becker Weiss

“We’ll Always Have Paris” © Mary Becker Weiss
“We’ll Always Have Paris”
© Mary Becker Weiss

“14th Amendment” © Mary Becker Weiss
“14th Amendment”
© Mary Becker Weiss

“Just Another Day in Hallowell” © Mary Becker Weiss
“Just Another Day in Hallowell”
© Mary Becker Weiss

“Life Warriors” © Mary Becker Weiss
“Life Warriors”
© Mary Becker Weiss

“Psalm Unsung” © Mary Becker Weiss
“Psalm Unsung”
© Mary Becker Weiss

“Posted: Fundraiser for Harlow Gallery” © Mary Becker Weiss
“Posted: Fundraiser for Harlow Gallery”
© Mary Becker Weiss

“Her Echo Will Echo” 
© Mary Becker Weiss

“We’re Not Going Back” for Maine Women’s Lobby © ARRT sponsored by UMVA
“We’re Not Going Back” for Maine Women’s Lobby
© ARRT sponsored by UMVA

“She Was Warned” © Mary Becker Weiss
“She Was Warned”
© Mary Becker Weiss

“Unaltered 1187” © Mary Becker Weiss
“Unaltered 1187”
© Mary Becker Weiss

“Portrait of Harriet Tubman” © Mary Becker Weiss
“Portrait of Harriet Tubman”
© Mary Becker Weiss

“And Still We Rise” © Mary Becker Weiss
“And Still We Rise”
© Mary Becker Weiss

Saturday, December 30, 2017

HOT OFF THE PRESS: “Maine Arts Journal/The UMVA Quarterly Winter 2018”

      

“We choose subject matter we are drawn to for reasons 
we don’t always understand and such choices 
are critical to our exploration of who we are.”

UMVA Members’ Showcase
Maine Arts Journal/UMVA Quarterly
Winter 2018
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Don't Miss : "AMERICA NOW : A DIALOGUE" at HHRC in Augusta, through December 20, 2017

"America Now: A Dialogue"
Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine
UMA at Augusta Maine
Exhibition: October 20, 2017 - December 20, 2017

"Noise"  2017 Mary Becker Weiss for America Now: A Dialogue
"Noise" 
2017 Mary Becker Weiss

Artist’s Statement:
“A piece of artwork can stop traffic.
Can make you think.
Rise above the noise.
Make you act.
Make it impossible to forget.
Make it impossible to walk away.”
~ Mary Becker Weiss 10.20.2017

For comments, inquiries 
and suggestions email:
Mary Becker Weiss

Saturday, September 23, 2017

"America Now A Dialogue" : HHRC at UMA in Augusta on Exhibit through December 20, 2017

"America Now: A Dialogue"
Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine
UMA at Augusta Maine
Exhibition: October 20, 2017 - December 20, 2017


"The art of "America Now" tells us that unless we can live in harmony with one another and with nature we are doomed." ~ Edgar Allen Beem, "America Now and Then: Art in Times of Crisis

"The (America Now) exhibition is full of images that capture and comment on America’s anxiety sown by divisions across race, class, gender and politics. “America Now” reflects that anger and angst, while providing moments of empathy and humanity that connect people and offer hope for bridging the divides. In a world filled with contention, where respectful dialogue is elusive, “America Now” offers an opportunity for conversation." ~ Bob Keyes, "The Artists Are Restless" Portland Press Herald, October 29, 2017

For comments, inquiries 
and suggestions email:
Mary Becker Weiss

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

METTA : CAN'T SAY IT OFTEN ENOUGH!

Jose Andreas' World Central Kitchen for disaster relief



Detail of "Metta" 
2017 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.

For comments, inquiries 
and suggestions email:
Mary Becker Weiss