A memorial art show featuring watercolor paintings of local beloved artist Mary Ann Putzier will be held from April 1 – May 5 at The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) gallery, located at 6 Church Street in Old Town Bluffton. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Putzier, who passed away in November, often referred to herself as a teacher first and and artist second. Putzier received her masters degree in art education from the University of Minnesota/Mankato. She taught art her entire adult life — including preschoolers, teenagers in public and private schools and adults in art organizations. Over her more than 40-year career, Putzier was an active member of many art organizations, including long-time member of SoBA and All About Art. Additionally, she was honored with numerous awards and exhibited in galleries across the United States.
“Seeing and transforming images and ideas into visual art is what satisfies me most,” Putzier once said. “I paint what I see, fully aware that my perception is unique and personal. People are my inspiration. They, like snowflakes, are an endless resource because of their wonderful variety.”