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Free workshop on hidden hazards in the arts, May 11

Art is fun! But it can also be dangerous. We’re hosting a 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 preventative steps to keep chemicals out of your 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 and open to the public, but space is limited. To attend, RSVP to Tiffany Hedrick, public art conservation technician, (206) 615-1879.