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 consider myself a narrative artist, fascinated by the uniqueness of our human experience. Sculpture has enabled me to capture endless stories. I’m particularly seduced by the tangible qualities of Clay. Process and product are equally irresistible to me.
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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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