Buckeye Beat: Artist Transforms Pollution into Paint

THE CUYAHOGA RIVER ISN’T THE ONLY RIVER IN OHIO SUFFERING FROM POLLUTION. IN SOUTHEAST OHIO, RUNOFF FROM ABANDONED COAL MINES HAVE BEEN POLLUTING STREAMS AND WATERWAYS FOR YEARS. BUT ONE ARTIST AND TEACHER AT OHIO UNIVERSITY FOUND A WAY TO TURN THIS TOXIC RUNOFF INTO PALETTE-WORTHY PAINTS.

ON THIS WEEK’S BUCKEYE BEAT, YOU’LL HEAR FROM THE ATHENS ARTIST JOHN SABRAW.

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Instructional Links

Website: Art Career Project, Painting

http://www.theartcareerproject.com/art-as-a-career/

Website: John Sabraw

http://www.johnsabraw.com

Website Article: KQED Science, From Coal to Canvas: An Artist Turns Toxic Runoff into Palette-Worthy Paints

https://ww2.kqed.org/quest/2014/05/13/coal-to-canvas-an-artist-turns-toxic-runoff-into-paints/

Website: WebExhibita\s, Pigments through the Ages

http://www.webexhibits.org/pigments/

Interactive Activites: National Gallery of Art, NGAkids Art Zone

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/education/kids.html

Website Article: Resene, What Is Paint and How It Is Made

http://www.resene.co.nz/whatispaint.htm

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