APT Kansas City 2015 - November 1-5 - The Brass on Baltimore

WS3–Fountain Fundamentals

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Sunday and Monday, November 1 and 2
8:00–5:00 pm

Interested in fountains? Want to get a sprinkling of filtration and water quality knowledge? Or are you more interested in diving into fountain construction materials and their failure? This workshop will cover both. The workshop will begin with practical lectures about mechanical systems for historic fountains, water quality testing, and issues associated with fountain preservation. The fabulous flowing fountains of Kansas City will not be overlooked. The workshop’s second day will take place in the field with hands-on preservation techniques on the City’s fountains.

Learning Objectives:
• Participant will be able to identify different types of common issues leading to fountain failure.
• Participant will be able to test water to compare with industry quality standards.
• Provide hands-on experience with fountains-specific materials conservation.

Fee: $550. Fee Includes: Breakfasts, lunches and materials
Location: Day 1 – Florentine, Baltimore Club. Day 2 – Depart from Grand Lobby, Baltimore Club
Transportation: APT will provide bus or shuttle to/from The Brass on Baltimore for off site venues
Dress Code: Casual (jeans) with good walking shoes
Recommended Equipment: Notebook, camera and work examples for possible discussion with colleagues
Maximum attendance: 35
Handicapped Accessibility: Email APT for details
Continuing Education Credits: 13 hours


Jocelyn Ball-Edson, ASLA, has been a Landscape Architect with Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department since 1995. In addition to designing and managing construction of various park improvements, for the last 10 years she has managed fountain and monument restoration projects ranging from cleaning and conservation of small bronze plaques to the complete restoration of the oldest fountain in Kansas City. She has worked with professional conservators on over 60 monuments, sculptures and fountains throughout the City. Born and raised in California, Jocelyn studied art at UCLA and has Bachelor’s degrees in fine arts and landscape architecture from Rhode Island School of Design.

Jason Church is a Materials Conservator in the Materials Research Program at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches, LA. Jason’s focus is in the coordination and development of the Center's national cemetery training initiative and related research. Jason’s conservation efforts are focused on outdoor sculpture and cemetery monuments mainly stone and iron objects. He earned his M.F.A. in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Gary Keshner has been working in the masonry restoration field since 1983.  He started his own small business specializing in the preservation of our cultural legacy through restoration and preservation of monuments, sculptures, historic buildings and fountains.  He and his employees have completed courses from Cathedral Stone Products, Inc., in the use and techniques of the Jahn Restoration System, using their products on all historic masonry restoration and maintenance projects.  He has continued to grow his business and gained a reputation for his expertise in the masonry restoration field.  He is a site consultant in the restoration of historic masonry, including limestone, sandstone, terra cotta, brick, granite, and marble.

Robert Krueger is an object conservator and proprietor of Cascadia Art Conservation Center in Portland, Oregon and is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). He has a Master’s degree in Art Conservation from the State University of New York, Buffalo and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Before earning his MA, Robert worked for the Regional Arts & Culture Council and oversaw the care of the art collections of the City of Portland and Multnomah County, in Oregon. Robert now works with municipal collectors, universities, museums, and private collectors. His approach to conservation includes traditional conservation treatments as well as the preservation of artworks through preventative approaches. Robert's interest in defining a manageable care methodology for fountains was forged after studying the effects of chlorinated fountain water on a stainless steel sculpture in downtown Portland in 2007.

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