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Student donates art to University's Minneapolis campus

Artist and OTA student Linda Mix Yates '12 describes how she created the mosaic.
Artist and OTA student Linda Mix Yates '12 describes how she created the mosaic.
Photo by Julie Michener.

Linda Mix Yates ‘12, a student in the St. Catherine University's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, donated a mosaic to the institution in March 2012. The work, “Turning Point,” now hangs on the third floor of Old Main of the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health in Minneapolis.

The artwork's installation was celebrated early in April by staff and faculty of the Minneapolis campus.

More about Linda Mix Yates

 A St. Paul native, Yates knew from an early age she wanted to be an artist and earned a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies at the University of Minnesota. Working with stained glass and “broken glass” to create intricate mosaics, Yates’ art has received numerous honors from arts festivals across the country. She also accepts commissions to create custom mosaics.

In 2010, Yates decided to take a different path and go into occupational therapy to, as she says,“help others learn and heal through doing.” As priorities in her life changed, she decided to take a break from the constant travel that a career as an arts festival practitioner requires.

Yates says she will always be an artist and will always be doing art — just at a different scale and with a different purpose. 

April 5, 2012 by Julie Michener

See also: Arts, Healthcare