Mark Planisek, WPA member and friend, passed away last weekend from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mark could always be spotted at art events around town, and had a massive network of friends and colleagues who will miss him dearly. A public memorial is being held at the National Portrait Gallery where Mark was an art handler for Saturday, July 11 at 9am.
Mark will be remembered as a committed friend, talented artist and a tireless and enthusiastic supporter of the visual arts in DC. DC Arts Center extends sincere condolences to Mark's family and his many friends. Read more about Mark, his life, work and valued contribution to the arts locally, nationally and internationally at the DC Arts Center website, the National Portrait Gallery Blog and the blog Art and Art Handling.