September 1, 2023 11:00 am
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301
Long time Putney artist and teacher Helen Schmidt began her career in 1989 in New York’s South Bronx as an advocate for unhoused women and children. Upon moving to Vermont, she worked as a legal advocate at the Women’s Freedom Center, began teaching art to at-risk teenage girls, and later taught art to women on furlough at the Brattleboro Retreat. Schmidt has taught locally for almost thirty years and since 2019 is the Printmaking Teacher at The Putney School.
Schmidt is drawn to objects and materials which have been discarded or left behind, to be used, repurposed or transformed into sculpture or hand-pulled prints. Says the artist, “I often use the materials I find as surfaces to print on. I ink them up and print them onto handmade papers, then adhere them onto my intaglio prints.”
Regular gallery hours: Th – Sat 11 – 5; Sun 12 – 5