UA School of Art Paints a New 'Green'
The University of Arizona School of Art has added another shade of green to its program. An aggressive cleanup effort has resulted in the creation of a "green palette" for painting students in the school. The palette is safer to use and eliminates hazardous materials going into the wastewater stream.
Renowned artist Alfred J. Quiroz, a professor and a former coordinator of painting and drawing at the UA, has shepherded the school's environmental efforts for several years along with UA Risk Management and Safety. The result has been improved ventilation systems, fireproof storage racks, a new system for water disposal as well as an extensive list of nontoxic paints for the classroom. read more »