On My Own

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free.

Three years ago, when Adele Bachman made the decision to develop her artistic abilities, she relied on other people to give her inspiration and subjects.  Adele makes a huge leap with this show and features only works that are strictly of her own artistic vision.  The body of work showcases the confidence she has acquired to choose her own subjects and paint from her own experiences, without relying on detailed instruction. 

About Adele Bachman

Adele came to Crested Butte newly married to Don Bachman in October 1966.  She opened a gift shop, “Rags and Old Iron,” in their home at 113 Elk avenue in 1968.  The shop featured items made by talented friends from across Colorado and clothing, both fabric and leather, designed by Adele. In 1968, Adele and Don purchased “Tony’s Tavern” from Tony Kapushion.  Genevieve was born September 1969.  After they sold Tony’s, Adele did what the young people of Crested Butte did (and still do) - anything to stay in Crested Butte.  Ultimately, Adele retired as the Postmaster in Crested Butte in August 2012.  In 2014, after watching Jerry Yarnell’s painting classes on Create TV, she bought paints, brushes and canvases and started to paint. Adele took classes offered through the Center of the Arts; Drawing with Donna Rozman, Portrait Painting with Megan Craver, and Pastels with Beck Chappell. She was extremely interested when the Center for the Arts started offering “reCreations” with Jennifer Vannatta and “Cocktails and Canvas” with Becky Chappell.  Many of these sessions expanded her skills. Adele continues to paint along with Jerry Yarnell on Create TV and is painting compositions from photos and plein air views in and around Crested Butte.