Mike McGinn, Mayor
5/2/2012 3:00:00 PM
City to host free workshop on hidden hazards in the arts, May 11
Workshop to cover topics including harmful chemicals, toxic solvents found in art disciplines
SEATTLE — The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs will host the free workshop "Hidden Hazards in the Arts," noon to 3 p.m., Friday, May 11, at The Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 4th floor, Room 2.
Learn about harmful chemicals, including toxic solvents and heavy metals, found in many art disciplines. Get an overview of toxicology and learn preventive steps to keep chemicals out of the body. Find out how to dispose of hazardous art supplies safely and inexpensively. Dave Waddell, Art Chemical Hazards Project coordinator with the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, will lead the workshop.
The workshop will include a Q&A session. Light refreshments will be provided.
The workshop is free. However, advance registration is required. To register, contact Tiffany Hedrick, public art conservation technician, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 615-1879. For more information about the workshop, visit www.seattle.gov/arts.
The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (LHWMP) focuses on reducing public and environmental exposure to hazardous materials. Program partners are the King County Water and Land Resources Division, King County Solid Waste Division, Seattle Public Utilities, >Public Health - Seattle & King County, and other cities and towns in King County. The LHWMP's Art Chemical Hazards Project helps identify potentially hazardous chemicals in art supplies and provides information on ways to reduce risks from these chemicals to artists, museum and gallery staff, art educators, and art suppliers through seminars and trainings. For more information on LHWMP or the Art Chemical Hazards Project, visit www.lhwmp.org.
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in communities throughout Seattle. The 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council, supports the city agency.
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