Business of Art: Artist Safety Awareness Presented By Cheryl Podsiki
Thursday, November 7, 6-8pm at The ARTS Council
A collaboration between the Southern Fingers Lakes Arts Preparedness Network and the Business of Art series, this presentation will focus on certain hazards often encountered by those working in the world of arts and crafts ranging from the creators themselves to those who make and supply the base materials essential to bringing about fruition to the project. From artist pigments to stage props, hazardous materials and potentially dangerous situations can turn a fun and productive endeavor into a harmful and possibly deadly outcome. Hazards may silently be lurking on colorful paint pallets or in solvent jars, in prop lockers filled with beloved old felt hats and silvered mirrors, sought-after antiques readily available to be recycled and transformed into new art forms, as well as in contemporary materials such as inks, resins and spray foams.
Being aware of such hazards can be paramount to your own personal health and safety and to those sharing the same work space with you. General safe handling guidelines will be discussed as appropriate and an extensive Resource List will be provided. Cheryl encourages an open discussion format throughout her presentations.