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Earlier this year, Lisa Bachman Jones (’02) reached out to Westminster about contributing to the school’s vision in a nontraditional way—through a series of abstract paintings based on Westminster’s mission, vision and core values. On August 23, Westminster will host a reception to launch the exhibit of Lisa’s paintings, which will be displayed on campus this fall.
The series consists of ten paintings, one of which Lisa plans to donate as a gift to the school. The remaining nine paintings are available for purchase, with 70% of each sale given back to Westminster. Paintings can be purchased until the conclusion of the exhibit in December.
From the time she was a student at Westminster, Lisa knew that she wanted to become an artist. Once she had taken all available art classes, she learned through independent study to love the quiet, uninterrupted studio time required to be an artist and the necessity of critique to challenge one’s art. Lisa says of her Westminster experience: “I am thankful for the biblically informed, academically challenging education I received. Westminster prepared me for what was ahead.”
In the ten years since graduating from Westminster, Lisa has worked with museums, galleries, schools, businesses, churches and musicians as an art maker, educator and curator. She earned a BFA in Painting from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. Her work is represented by The Rymer Gallery in Nashville and has been recognized with grants and awards from Belmont University and The Tennessee Arts Commission. Lisa resides in Nashville with her husband of three years, Pete, and her stepdaughter Mia.
Lisa will be available at Westminster on August 23 from 6-9 p.m. to introduce guests to her work and to answer questions. For more information about the exhibit or Lisa’s artwork, you may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other works by Bachman are on display at her website http://labachman.com.