Bismarck artist Linda Schadewald will exhibit "Mandala: Reinventing the Wheel" at the Northwest Art Center's Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery at Minot State University, June 8 through July 12. Schadewald works in a variety of media including stained glass, oils, acrylics and colored pencil.
"The term 'mandala' comes from the ancient Sanskrit language and means 'circle with a center point,'" Schadewald said. "Mandalas are circular motifs that are found in every culture, and throughout history." Schadewald said she was attracted to the circle as a design element, and over time the mandala became part of her style.
"We humans incorporate the circle in the labyrinths we create in medicine wheels, in church stained glass windows, in advent wreaths, in Navajo sand paintings and Tibetan sand mandalas," Schadewald said. "For some, the mandala represents an individual's quest for wholeness, or is used as a tool for meditation."
Submitted Artwork - - Mandala designs by Bismarck artist Linda Schadewald will be on display at the Northwest Art Center’s Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery beginning Wednesday.
"I hope that after seeing this display the viewer will take time to find the mandalas that surround them in their own environments," she said.
A Dickinson native, Schadewald has worked as a registered nurse for 38 years, and is currently employed at Medcenter One in Bismarck. Art has always been a part of her life, and over the years she has participated in numerous group shows and solo exhibits.
The Library Gallery is open during regular library hours. The exhibit is free and open to the public.