News Archive 2009-2018

Helen Mohney ’15: Enabling the Disabled to Make Beautiful Art Archives

Art in Action: Helen Mohney ’15 at Spindleworks from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Combining her interest in art and mental health, Helen Mohney ’15 is working this summer at Spindleworks, a Brunswick art center for adults with disabilities. More than 40 artists sell their work in the Spindleworks store, receiving 75% of the profits, and their work has been exhibited both locally and nationally.

A visual arts and sociology major, Mohney provides daily support for Spindleworks artists, helps set up for shows in the Whatnot Gallery, and manages the blog she created for Spindleworks. She is supported by the Preston Public Interest Career Fund, one of Bowdoin Career Planning’s funded internships for students.

“It’s really cool to get invested in a project with someone and then see it through,” Mohney says, “and to see how happy they are and how proud of the work that they make.”

You can check out Spindleworks on their website and on their blog.