Join us from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 17th for a celebration of summer! Participate in a hands on paper-making activity facilitated by Drew Cameron, the artist behind Combat Paper. All materials will be provided and visitors can participate on a drop in and out basis.
In addition, there will be musical performances and workshops, tours, pizza, and beer-tasting! Everyone is welcome and RSVPs are not required. We hope to see you here!
This event is free for veterans and service members and their friends and families.
In collaboration with The Veterans Resource Center at Portland State University and Portland Art Museum, Combat Paper will be facilitating a two-day workshop culminating with the Summer Celebration at the museum. Participants of the workshop will share and record their reflections to be exhibited at the museum.
"The Veterans Resource Center at Portland State University provides comprehensive support for Student Veterans and Service Members to meet their unique academic needs. We also provide Faculty and Administrators with resources and information to support the Student Veteran Community."
Iowa Remembers will be hosting a Combat Paper workshop in April, 2016. Our workshop will be a collaboration with Paws & Effect, which is a non-profit organization that trains and places service dogs with wounded veterans. The workshop is being hosted by the Urbandale Fire Department. Our effort will incorporate a paper-making workshop with families of fallen service members, service dog recipients and civilians. Our goal is to begin to bridge the cultural gaps among civilians and those who serve in uniform. We look forward to honoring these stories with honesty and integrity, and for continuing to find new and compelling ways to remember and celebrate our fellow Iowans.
Indianapolis Combat Paper workshop at Herron School of Art and Design*
Eskenzi Fine Arts Center March 22nd and March 24th from 10am - 4pm.
This workshop coincides with the exhibition 'Riparian Sheets'
*RSVP required by contacting Juliet King firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-278-5466 by March 16th
As a component of the public programming in conjunction with the group exhibition "In Uniform" there will be a public talk and hand papermaking workshop on February 11-12th, 2016. "The clothes we wear prepare us for the circumstances we encounter, identify our roles and position in life, and bear witness to the things we have seen and done. Recognizing the significant weight that clothing can carry, the artists in this exhibition all utilize military uniforms in their artmaking process to tell the stories of American military veterans and explore the experience of war individually, collectively and environmentally." -Mariposa County Arts Council
WORLD PREMIERE OF STAGED OPERA
Jonathan Berger, composer
Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ, performers
Rinde Eckert, director
Harriet Scott Chessman, librettist
Brian H. Scott, lighting designer
My Lai, an operatic monodrama for voice, traditional Vietnamese instruments, and string quartet, is composed by San Francisco Bay Area composer and Stanford University Professor of Music Jonathan Berger. An artistic portrayal of and response to the infamous 1968 civilian massacre by U.S. troops during the Vietnam War, My Lai approaches the story from U.S. Army helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson’s perspective. In lieu of a linear narrative, the story emerges in fragments as the aging and infirm Thompson reflects on the war and on decades of being maligned as unpatriotic and traitorous for attempting to stop the slaughter.
Dramatizing Thompson’s experience will engage audiences in the human story at the center of this historic event. My Lai will be more than just a reflection on a particular day, war, or time: it will challenge audiences to consider the consequences of human action and inaction, on the scale of society as a whole and of a single human life. The relationship of the traditional Vietnamese percussion instruments, many of which are made from spent shell casings, to the Vietnam War and the intermixing of the traditional instruments with string quartet, voice, and recorded sounds will produce a multi-layered musical experience in keeping with the complexity of the opera’s narrative.
The world premiere of My Lai is made possible with support from the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Laura and Ricardo Rosenkranz Artistic Innovation Fund, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Gerbode-Hewlett Foundations 2013 Music Commissioning Awards Initiative, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Commissioning Partners.
Drew Cameron of Combat Paper leads an immersive, hands-on papermaking workshop that reflects his innovative, exhibition featured work in Art and Other Tactics. Participants will learn about the craft and process of papermaking, as well as the proficient technique of pulp printing. Drew will also present the meaning behind his imagery and illustrate how those concepts are reflected in today’s world.