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The Art Inspector

When: Saturday March 9, 2013 - 1 to 3pm

Where: 925 Mission Street Suite 109


This event is presented in conjunction with Intersection for the Arts’s exhibition By-product Becomes Product, which explores contemporary issues of materials reclamation, resource conservation and recycling.

A presentation by Danielle Siembieda-Gribben on healthier and safer practices in the art studio.

The Art Inspector is committed changing for the better how artists, collectors, curators and collectors impact the environment. The presentation will give an overview of The Art Inspector’s evaluation of energy consumption, material use and environmental impact of art making. Artists use many materials that are both toxic to their health and the environment. What are alternative options and how do you find them? How do you understand MSDS sheets or what are they? What products are there out on the market? This workshop gives an overview of how to search and identify healthier art materials. You will also get to play with the different variety of eco paints and papers.

In this workshop you will get an overview of:

1. Artist Health and Safety overview, new developments in identifying, working with and disposing of toxic materials.

2. Working with woods. How to find and work with woods those are sustainably logged, find sources that are recycled woods, non-toxic MDF board, etc.

3. Eco-Paints, what is out there, what works? What doesnʼt work?

4. Other art-like products including non-tree paper, waxes, adhesives.

5. How to measure electric powered supplies, i.e. computers and machines

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The Art Inspector is a third party certification agent that examines the environmental impact of art process and practice. Art Inspector works with interested agents such as curators, artists, collectors, and others in order to pre-qualify artists who pass a standard of environmental stewardship.

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