Artist Talks

WPA Presents Professional Practices: Art Handling 101

Photo courtesy of WPA.

Photo courtesy of WPA.

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Event: Saturday, June 27 from 2pm to 4pm

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WPA, in partnership with DC Arts Studios presents Professional Practices: Art Handling 101. This free workshop is geared towards artists and exhibition organizers and will provide the opportunity to learn how to professionally handle artworks in a gallery environment, install artworks for an exhibition, and how to safely prepare works for shipping and storage.

Led by exhibition specialists from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Larissa Raddell and Rachel Schmidt, the workshop will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 2-4pm at DC Arts Studios, Studio 209, 6925 Willow St NW, Washington, DC 20012 (3 blocks from the Takoma Metro Station).

The workshop will include hands-on demonstrations of installation techniques and discussion of strategies and best practices for handling and packaging works of art.

Admission is free and open to the public but RSVPs are requested.  You may RSVP here or by emailing Membership Director, Jeremy Flick at [email protected]

Participants are encouraged to bring specific questions about installation or art packing challenges.

About the Presenters
Larissa Raddell hails from Cleveland, Ohio where she is descended from the great artisan sausage makers, Raddell’s Sausages. Larissa received her BFA from the University of Dayton and her MFA from George Washington University in 2007. She has been an art handler at the Hirshhorn Museum since 2005 and has been a full time Exhibit Specialist since 2011. Larissa has been involved in the installation of many of the Hirshhorn’s major exhibitions, including: Ai Weiwei: According to What?, Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Days of Endless Time, and At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection.

Rachel Schmidt was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas and received her BFA from the University of Kansas. Rachel received her MFA from MICA’s Mount Royal School of Art in 2007 before moving to Warsaw, Poland for a year. Rachel is an Artist in Residence at the Arlington Arts Center and has worked as an Exhibit Specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum since 2012. Schmidt currently has artwork on display at Flashpoint and Transformer as well as a public installation at 5th and K Streets NW.

DC Arts Studios, Studio 209 is located at 6925 Willow St. NW. For more information visit www.wpadc.org/events.

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