The Studios of Key West hosted a two-week-long Combat Paper residency in December, 2009, in conjunction with their exhibit, "Fibers of Reason". The Armory housed the exhibit while we made paper outside in the courtyard, under a huge mango tree.
Workshop leaders Drew Cameron and Drew Matott were joined by US Marine veteran Donna Perdue (who experienced her first workshop at the Morgan Conservancy in 2009) and other combat papermakers for an organizational planning retreat, gallery exhibit and community workshop in Key West in December. We had a chance to review the Project, plan our future, and make some large colaborative pieces while refreshing our spirit in the Conch Republic.
During the first week of the residency, the group made four pieces for the exhibit, one of which was made in the ocean. Another piece, "What We Left Behind", mounted on a surplus army blanket discovered in the armory attic will be donated to The Studios of Key West. And before we left, we made another large piece in a swimming pool to commemorate our visit. Our thanks to TSKW's Executive Director Eric Holowacz and crew for following the CP Project and offering us a Cultural Manager's residency.