Monday, July 30, 2018

Greenhut Galleries' Artists Talk with David Driskell, Daniel Minter and Henry John Drewal

"A Conversation with Artists David Driskell and Daniel Minter"
Moderated by Henry John Drewal
Hosted by Greenhut Galleries
Portland Maine, July 26, 2018

Thank you to Greenhut Galleries for hosting this beautiful artist talk with David Driskill, Daniel Minter and Henry John Drewal. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

"Ashay. Ashay!"

Sunday, July 1, 2018

"AMERICA NOW: A DIALOGUE" Portland Public Library, through July 21, 2018



 “It’s an incredibly important show in these times and a chance to reflect on what America means to us and what it means to be an American,” Bellows said. “I hope this show helps people reflect – and perhaps to act.” (Shenna Bellows, executive director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine) ~ Bob Keyes, "Feeling Desperate Artists Respond to the Times in America Now", July 8, 2018

"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


"Noise" 
2018 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, March 24, 2018

"UPWARD AND ON" Now on display at Dog Bar Jim Coffee Shop in Brunswick

Now on display at Dog Bar Jim Coffee Shop!



I'm in very good company at DBJ! with glorious kitsch, vintage ephemera and a continuous Seinfeld loop. Thanks Ben and Lisa for a great way to start each morning! Make your way to DBJ at 90 Union Street for the best cup of coffee in town. Coffee cake slices the size of a Buick. A breakfast burrito called "Machaca Monday" to die for. And then there's Ben...

"Woman Soul will leadeth us
upward and on." ~ Goethe

My work in creating abstracts from my early drawings and adaptation to the unpredictability of encaustics has encouraged me to loosen the reins and to actually let go of the reins altogether in trying to control the outcome of each piece. There have been happy surprises as a result, which may be a metaphor for life. ~ MBW

 



    




 
Abstracts from Early Drawings
© Mary Becker Weiss

QUOTABLE QUOTES
  • "This is pensive, smiling magic." ~ KT
  • "You are full of surprises." ~ JF
  • "Lovely, fine ~ deep." ~ SM
  • "Your art work has made a lasting impression on me." ~ RA
  • "Hey, man, you're definitely into border violation!"
For comments, inquiries 
and suggestions email:
Mary Becker Weiss

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Great News: "AMERICA NOW: A DIALOGUE" EXHIBIT moving from HHRC to Portland Public Library July 2018

"America Now: A Dialogue"
Portland Public Library, July 6 - 21, 2018

"Exploration" 2018.08 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 2018.07.06

"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"


For comments, inquiries 
and suggestions email:
Mary Becker Weiss

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

Check out some incredible banners 
created by ARRT! (Artists Rapid Response Team)
Learn more about joining ARRT!

Have you seen:
UMVA Members’ Showcase
In the Maine Arts Journal/UMVA Quarterly
Winter 2018
See MORE...

NATASHA MAYERS AND NORA TRYON 2017 MARY BECKER WEISS
Natasha Mayers and Nora Tryon ARRT! Warriors
© Mary Becker Weiss

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and suggestions email:
Mary Becker Weiss
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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

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

“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

For comments, inquiries 
and suggestions email:
Mary Becker Weiss