Tuesday, April 3, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Mildred Beltré at Gallery II at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson

Mildred Beltré will be showing new mixed media works on paper at the Vermont Studio Center Gallery II, Wolf Kahn Barn.

The show runs from March 31-April 27, 2012.
Opening reception is on Friday April 6, 2012 at 7pm.

Born and raised in New York City, Mildred Beltré received her undergraduate degree at Carleton College, in Northfield, Minnesota. She continued her tour of the midwest by studying at the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) where she received an MA and MFA in printmaking and photography.

Currently traveling between the Queen City and Kings County, Mildred Beltré is an artist, a professor at the University of Vermont, and popular education facilitator. She has shown at Five Myles Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Dartmouth College in NH, Load of Fun Gallery in Baltimore to name a few. She has been awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in printmaking and drawing as well as a residencies at the Lower East side printshop and the Vermont Studio Center. She has received grants from The Citizen's Committee and the Brooklyn Arts Council, For the Brooklyn Hi Art! Machine a collaborative interactive art-making project exploring community that takes places on the sidewalk outside her building

Her work explores the idea of the schematic to talk about things that are too big to talk about. Borrowing imagery from disparate sources (West African religion, past and current radical political movements, and sports) she attempts to describe relationships in the world both as they are and how they might be.