On Feb. 13 at 6 p.m., Drew Cameron, cofounder of Combat Paper Project, will speak on his papermaking workshop program, which has allowed veterans and the community (for the past eight years) to transform their uniforms worn in service into works of art. Fatigues are cut up, beaten into pulp and formed into sheets of paper as participants reclaim their garments through the creative process and express their experiences with the military. This process and the work generate a much-needed conversation between veterans and civilians regarding our collective responsibilities and shared understanding of war. Cameron will also speak about Combat Paper Press, a small, independent press dedicated to printing, binding and marketing small editions of poetry, stories and anthologies related to veteran's issues.
On Feb. 13 and 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Cameron will conduct his Combat Paper Project Workshop, which will be free and open to the public. Come and turn clothing into paper and prints. All materials will be provided. However, if you bring your own military clothing before 2 p.m. on Feb. 13, you are welcome to come back Saturday to make paper and pulp prints from your transformed material. Plan on an hour, but feel free to stay all day, and learn from others stories and experiences.