Oct. 30, 2006
Can creating works of art be hazardous to one’s health? That question will be answered by John Bowitz, professor and chair of art at Morningside College, during the presentation “How Making Art Can Hurt You” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 11:45 a.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue.
Bowitz will provide examples of several hazardous materials commonly used in creating various forms of artwork and discuss how these materials in solid, liquid, and gaseous forms can be hazardous to the eyes, skin, respiratory tract, and central nervous system. He will also offer suggestions on protective practices for working with hazardous materials.
Bowitz has been on the faculty of Morningside since 1977 and serves as director of Morningside’s Helen Levitt Art Gallery and Eppley Art Gallery. He holds a bachelor’s degree and master of science and master of fine arts degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.