Exhibit explores artist’s natural world, spiritual life

November 16, 2009

McDaniel College Department of Art and Art History presents an exhibit, ENTER: The Work of Linda Bills, Nov. 17-Dec. 11, in the Esther Prangley Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall. An opening reception and artist's talk will be held 7-9 p.m. Nov. 17. The artist’s talk will begin at 7:30 p.m.

For gallery hours, call 410-857-2595 or visit http://www.mcdaniel.edu/5531.htm.

Linda Bills, resident artist in the post-baccalaureate program at Maryland Institute College of Art, describes her work as the exploration of her experience of the natural world and the unfolding of her spiritual life.

“How amazing it is to me that the brilliant yellow orange of an oriole can become a presence felt in my body and that the repetition of a mantra transforms to a luminous field of energy,” says the longtime Baltimore resident.

Since the late ‘90s her work has included sculpture, installation, drawings, prints and a collaborative performance with the Moving Company that is centered on a group of her sculptures.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum and Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and grants from the Maryland State Arts Council.