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.
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