All Past Art Exhibits at Wisdom Ways

Meeting Mary Again: A Multicultural Artistic Pilgrimage

Over the course of a lifetime, teacher and Marian scholar Mary Kaye Medinger has accumulated a collection of Marian art from various genres and cultures.  Beginning with a small porcelain statue of Mary that stood on her dresser when she was growing up Catholic in the 1950s, her collection of images now encompasses images from places as disparate as Ethiopia and Ireland, Native American pueblos and Alaska, Mexico and Minnesota, Poland and Prague, Russia and El Salvador, and beyond.


one stroke makes a painting: ensō & other zen paintings

Zen art expresses the inexpressible as it helps to transform the way we see ourselves in the world. It is both the ultimate statement and the beginning of the journey all at once. The form of the circle is iconic to the formation of many languages, be it as a symbol for the moon, the sun, the wheel of reality. Known as the ensō in Japan, it is the most common subject of zen calligraphy. Its essence can be difficult to grasp.