Art conservation, restoration is topic at next Rockwall Art League meeting

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 8, 2015) Have you ever wondered how a tear in a painting is repaired, or how a yellowed varnish layer is removed? Do you want to know the difference between strainers and stretchers, and why it’s so important? Do you need to know how to safely roll a painting and prepare it for transport?

If so, don’t miss the demo/lecture by Stephanie Grant at Rockwall Art League’s next monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 at Harry Myers Community Center.

19th century painting by British painter, Trevor Haddon Detail of cleaning, discolored varnish on left, clean paint film on right.

Grant has a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in painting and drawing. She apprenticed-trained in the field of painting conservation and was the lead paintings conservator for over 14 years at Art Restorations, Inc. in Dallas, TX. She recently left that position to start her own company called “Grant Conservation.” She works in different studios, including the conservation lab at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas.

The lecture/demo will pertain to easel paintings, those on canvas or wood panel primarily.  However, contact information will be provided for fellow professional conservators who specialize in the restoration of paper, and for decorative objects.

Submitted by Darlene Dittoe, Rockwall Art League.

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