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On War & Survival
May
2
to Jul 29

On War & Survival

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ON WAR & SURVIVAL NVAM Triennial & Veteran Art Summit Summit May 2nd - 5th 2019 | Chicago Cultural Center Exhibition May 4th - July 29th

From the Great War through the Global War on Terror veterans have made art about their military experiences that challenges stereotypes, politics, and media portrayals. At its best, such work has driven new creative movements and transformed society. With a focus on the visual, literary, performative and creative practices of veterans, the NVAM Triennial explores a century of war and survival while challenging the perception that war is something only those who have served in the military can comprehend. Throughout history art has provided a frame to create meaning out of the complicated experience of war, seek justice, and imagine reconciliation. The NVAM Triennial draws on this history to connect veteran artists today with the history of veteran creative practices and their impact on society over the past century.

The Veteran Art Summit will bring veteran artists from across the United States together to strengthen the emerging veteran art movement. Exploring what it means to be an artist and a veteran today, attendees will learn from their peers through presentations, workshops, panels, and discussions. The Summit will also offer leadership development programs, job training, and collaborative and networking opportunities.

The NVAM Triennial and Veteran Art Summit is for service members, veterans, military families, and the broader society to reflect upon, and cope with, the experiences, histories, and present realities of war.

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Art of Resistance: Papermaking Workshop with Combat Paper
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

Art of Resistance: Papermaking Workshop with Combat Paper

The Brown Arts Initiative is pleased to present three workshops exploring modes of art making in honor of Veterans Day. During the first workshop on Nov 3, participants will work with Combat Paper to create pulp and paper from donated military uniforms. On Nov 5, Rhode Island Poet Laureate Tina Cane will lead a writing workshop. On Nov 8, Brown Prof. Erica Mena will guide participants in learning to use a printing press to print phrases generated during the writing workshop onto paper created during the paper making workshop. All events are free and open to the public, though participation in one of the first two workshops is necessary to attend the third. Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

This second installment in “On Protest, Art & Activism,” a series of exhibitions, installations and public programs exploring art and activism, features works by Hermine Freed, Guerrilla Girls, Suzanne Lacy, Howardena Pindell and Martha Rosler. Part 2 of the exhibition will be open from Nov. 2 – Dec. 19, 2018, in the Cohen Gallery in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. A reception in honor of the exhibition will take place on Nov. 2 at 5:30 pm at the Cohen Gallery, Granoff Center.

Please check the BAI calendar at arts.brown.edu for a full list of affiliated talks, installations and other events. All events are free and open to the public.

Co-organized by the David Winton Bell Gallery and Brown Arts Initiative. An affiliated program of the Warren and Allison Kanders Lecture Series. Curated by Ian Alden Russell. This exhibition is part of For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative.

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A Different 1% - Cypress College Art Gallery
Sep
26
to Nov 14

A Different 1% - Cypress College Art Gallery

A Different 1%

Opening Reception: Thursday September 27, 6pm-8pm

Combat Paper Workshop: Wed. Sept. 26: 1-4pm & Thu. Sep. 27: 1-4pm

With less than 1% of the US population in the armed forces, A Different 1% presents artworks, workshops, and screenings by eight artist-veterans who create bridges for, and to, a public that’s increasingly disconnected from the consequences of war.

artwork image: Ash Kyrie

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Iron Mountain VA Medical Center
Sep
11
to Sep 12

Iron Mountain VA Medical Center

IRON MOUNTAIN –The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center’s Suicide Prevention Program announces a series of workshops on Sept. 11 and 12 featuring artist Drew Cameron, of Combat Paper, who will help participants convert donated military uniforms into handmade paper.

Individual workshops will be held 9 to 11 a.m. CDT on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11 and 12, in the medical center’s outpatient waiting area. A third session will be held from noon to 2 p.m. CDT on Wednesday in the outdoor pavilion behind the facility.

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the VA medical center’s Suicide Prevention Program encourages Veterans and all those who support veterans to seek out opportunities to make connections with one another. One of those opportunities can be found in participating in the meaningful experience of transforming something worn in military service into a piece of art.

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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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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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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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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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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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