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Tuesday March 22 2016 - Greening the Visual Arts—An Introductory Workshop

Greening the Visual Arts—An Introductory Workshop
Tuesday, March 22,2016
7-8 PM
A Mill Loading Dock,
Western Avenue Studios
122 Western Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts


Visual artists and teaching institutions use hazardous materials and natural resources in the creation of art.  Environmental and health issues include the use of and exposure to materials that contain known or suspected carcinogens, respiratory irritants, or hormone-disrupting chemicals. 
This interactive workshop will include an overview of common challenges in art studios and the opportunities to use or create safer and more sustainable practices, materials and supplies.  It will also offer a self-assessment tool to help you assess and improve your own practices.

Madeline Snow, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, UMass Lowell
Anna Isaak-Ross, Art Studio Manager, UMass Lowell
Lindsay Mercer, California Institute of the Arts
Felice Kincannon, Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Please RSVP to Madeline_Snow@uml.edu.  

This workshop is supported in part by a Creative Economy grant from the Office of the President of the University of Massachusetts and a Greening the Visual Arts pollution prevention grant (#NP9618370) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at UMass Lowell.

It is also offered as one of several events for Lowell Celebrates Earth Day 2016. www.LowellEarthDay.org

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