Mary Bachman fills Riverside Arts Center, and your senses with her Retrospective

Riverside Arts Center, a glimpse at the gallery for Mary Bachman Retrospective.

Riverside Arts Center, a glimpse at the gallery for Mary Bachman Retrospective.

Mary Bachman has been making and exhibiting art for many years. A former art teacher and weaver, her skills as an artist encompass a range of media beyond weaving; including oil painting, watercolor, pastels, casein, colored pencil, graphite, photography, pottery and sculpture. She likes to call herself an “all media artist.”

Her retrospective at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti is a delight of color in range of styles and subjects. Her landscapes feel personal. Viewing them you can almost imagine visiting these places with Mary.

"Trio" bronze sculpture by Mary Bachman

“Trio” bronze sculpture by Mary Bachman

I was especially drawn in by her sculptural pieces. The bronze titled “Trio” is my favorite. In this piece she has created a balance between realism and abstraction. Viewing the sculpture we clearly see how these women are closely connected yet maintain individuality. What a beautiful metaphor for our friendships

Artist Reception will be held Saturday, June 8, 5-7pm
Exhibition runs May 30 to June 29, 2013.
Gallery Hours: Thur-Sat: 3-8pm; Sun 1:30-4pm

About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
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4 Responses to Mary Bachman fills Riverside Arts Center, and your senses with her Retrospective

  1. Thanks for this fantastic write-up, as I’m not going to make it to her exhibit before it’s over. So happy you included photos! 🙂

  2. wow! Very talented artist.

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