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6/13 - 6/13

The Chemistry of Paint Drying program

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Waupaca Area Public Library

The Chemistry of Paint Drying: It’s more Fascinating than it sounds!

Allison Fleshman, PhD, is an associate professor of Chemistry at Lawrence University. Allison has always loved the arts, so a fun side project of hers is identifying the chemical composition of pigments and inks in medieval manuscripts. She also teaches the chemistry of art to non-chemistry majors. Paintings embody human expression, but they also encompass quite a bit of chemistry. From the optical properties of varnish, to the pigments that produce vivid colors, Allison will take you on a chemical adventure into the captivating world of oil paintings. She has spent many years watching paint dry, and assures you, it is quite a fascinating endeavor!

There is no membership required for attendance at programs. All are FREE of charge and open to the general public. Programs are usually held at the Waupaca Area Public Library on Monday evenings at 6:30. Other venues and days of the week are occasionally used for special seminars and musical programs (e.g., churches, or other sites that can accommodate larger crowds). Some programs might include controversial subject matter, but the Academy takes no position and seeks to provide balanced and reliable information.

If cancellation is required, an announcement will be made on Lakes 92.7FM, WILW 96.3FM and Facebook.

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