MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CLOSING EVENT FOR “UNITED BY HAND”
May
27
3:00 PM15:00

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CLOSING EVENT FOR “UNITED BY HAND”

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Please join HCCC for a closing program for United by Hand: Work and Service by Drew Cameron, Alicia Dietz, and Ehren Tool.

At this event, the public is invited to reflect upon and pay tribute to those who have fallen in service to our country. The program will include the folding of Drew Cameron’s 9.5 x 5: Houston flag, along with readings from Alicia Dietz’s Collective Cadence archives, and a giveaway of Ehren Tool’s cups. Sheets of paper made during the Combat Paper Workshop can also be collected at this time.

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Combat Paper Workshop / Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Combat Paper Workshop / Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

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Please stop by the HCCC Craft Garden to participate in a free workshop led by United by Hand artist and Combat Paper co-founder Drew Cameron. In this workshop, the public is invited to repurpose donated uniforms and clothing into handmade paper using the 2,000-year-old process of Western hand papermaking.

Participants will form sheets of paper, one-at-a-time, from rendered pulp that will be pressed by hand, then dried. Those who participate should plan to stay for at least one hour. Materials and space will be provided on a first-come first-served basis.

Selected sheets of the finished paper will be put on display in the exhibition gallery and can be collected at the United by Hand Memorial Day Weekend Closing Event on Saturday, May 27.

While the United by Hand exhibition is on view, the public is invited to donate uniforms for this workshop and ongoing project. Visitors are also invited to cut the donated textiles into small pieces in preparation for papermaking. This activity will take place in the main gallery throughout the exhibition.

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Papermaking Demonstration / Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Papermaking Demonstration / Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

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Stop by the HCCC Craft Garden to watch United by Hand artist Drew Cameron conduct a papermaking demonstration as part of the ongoing Combat Paper initiative. Drawing from the 2,000-year-old tradition of Western hand papermaking, Drew will be repurposing plant-based fibers from donated military uniforms and civilian clothing into handmade paper.

While the United by Hand exhibition is on view, the public is invited to donate uniforms for this demonstration and ongoing project. Visitors are also invited to cut the donated textiles into small pieces in preparation for papermaking. This activity will take place in the main gallery throughout the exhibition.

At the demonstration, Drew will take the small pieces of fiber and feed them into a Hollander Beater, making pulp for a handmade paper flag, 9.5 x 5: Houston, which will be on view in the exhibition as well as at the Combat Paper Workshop held the following day. The flag will serve as a symbol of communal support for the veterans’ population and a pledge of commitment to raising awareness about war. The Combat Paper Demonstration and Workshop will promote an open and accessible atmosphere, in which visitors can share their stories and participate in a dialogue about war at home and abroad.

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Print Public Open House at Kala Art Institute
Mar
11
12:00 PM12:00

Print Public Open House at Kala Art Institute

Through Print Public programs, Kala provides opportunities for artists to work on interdisciplinary projects with digital or print media while animating public space, reaching new communities, building local partnerships, and deepening neighborhood ties. Join us for the Open House on Saturday, March 11, 12-4pm for more events, workshops and activities.

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Pikes Peak Community College
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Pikes Peak Community College

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Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) will host Combat Paper for a two day open-enrollment workshop in the student center of the Centennial Campus in Colorado Springs, CO. This workshop is designed to work with art students, student life and the community towards continuing their initiative in using the creative arts as an asset for the large military and veteran community on campus. All materials are provided, all are welcome to attend at any point from 10-4pm each day.

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Planting Justice - Print Public workshop
Feb
7
3:00 PM15:00

Planting Justice - Print Public workshop

Handmade paper workshops initiated with the Kala Art Institue Print Public Residency Program in collaboration with Planting Justice are ongoing. Combat Paper will create handmade paper and prints at the Planting Justice nursury with staff, volunteers and neighbors.

http://www.plantingjustice.org/

http://www.kala.org/studio/print-public/

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Combat Paper + Crochet Jam
Feb
6
1:00 PM13:00

Combat Paper + Crochet Jam

  • 301 Van Ness Ave SF, CA, 94102 United States (map)
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The SFAC brings together two renowned workshops into one interactive afternoon where participants will creatively transform donated military uniforms into handmade art objects. Learn to make paper from uniforms: dry process in part 1 and wet process in Part 2. Also, learn a single-stitch technique that will have you crocheting in minutes. While working, Iraq War veteran Drew Cameron (Combat Paper) and Ramekon O’Arwisters (Crochet Jam) will lead discussions about life, trauma and transformation. Open to veterans and the general public. Bring a uniform to donate and/or work with provided material.

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Combat Paper + Crochet Jam
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Combat Paper + Crochet Jam

When: Saturday, February 4, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Where: American Legion Trophy Room (of off the main lobby) War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

Drop in anytime during the workshops.

The SFAC brings together two renowned workshops into two interactive afternoons where participants will creatively transform donated military uniforms into handmade art objects.

Learn to make paper from uniforms with the wet process in this second part of a two-part event. Also, learn a single-stitch technique that will have you crocheting in minutes. While working, Iraq War veteran Drew Cameron (Combat Paper) and Ramekon O'Arwisters (Crochet Jam) will lead discussions about life, trauma and transformation.

Open to veterans and the general public. Bring a uniform to donate and/or work with provided material.

This event is part of a series of public programs connected to Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between and With Members of the Armed Forces (November 9, 2016 - March 4, 2017).

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Visiting Artists & Critics Lecture Series / Lewis & Clark College
Nov
15
to Nov 16

Visiting Artists & Critics Lecture Series / Lewis & Clark College

Combat Paper will participate in the Fall 2016 Artists & Critics Lecture Series Hosted by the Lewis & Clark College Art and Art History Department in Portland, OR. In addition to the evening lecture there will be a daylong workshop the following day on campus open to students and the community.

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CAP - UCLA
Oct
4
to Oct 7

CAP - UCLA

Hosted by The Center for the Art of Performace at UCLA, Combat Paper workshops will engage students and the audience as a pre-concert series of events for "Beyond Zero: 1914-1918" a work for string quartet with film by Kronos Quartet. The performance is Friday October 7th, 2016. read more about the project here: http://kronosquartet.org/projects/detail/beyond-zero-1914-1918

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Treo- New Orleans, LA
Sep
26
to Sep 28

Treo- New Orleans, LA

Three evening workshops at Treo in New Orleans from 6-8pm each night. These workshops are in conjunction with "from war to home: Through The Veteran's Lens" learn more at www.va.gov/FromWarToHome an exhibit of recent Combat Paper prints will also be on view.

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Summer Celebration at Portland Art Museum
Jun
17
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Celebration at Portland Art Museum

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.

http://portlandartmuseum.org/

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Veterans Resource Center at PSU & Portland Art Museum
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Veterans Resource Center at PSU & Portland Art Museum

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."

https://www.pdx.edu/veterans/vrc

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Iowa Remembers with Paws & Effect
Apr
22
to Apr 24

Iowa Remembers with Paws & Effect

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.

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Mariposa County Arts Council
Feb
11
to Feb 12

Mariposa County Arts Council

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

http://www.mariposaartscouncil.org/

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My Lai, World Premiere of Staged Opera
Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

My Lai, World Premiere of Staged Opera

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.

https://harristheaterchicago.org/events/2015-2016-season/my-lai

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MCD Design Lab: Combat Paper
Dec
12
2:00 PM14:00

MCD Design Lab: Combat Paper

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.

http://sfmcd.org/combatpaper/

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