2015

 

January 24 – 27

Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College. Hanover, NH

Combat Paper will be in residence at Dartmouth College and White River Junction (Vermont) VA Hospital. There is an open house papermaking workshop from 12 noon-5 pm on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th at the Hopkins Center.

 

January 29 - 31

Carolina Performing Arts, Gerrard Hall.  Chapel Hill, NC

Combat Paper will be in residence at Gerrard Hall for three days facilitating workshops and showcasing the recently completed print portfolio that accompanies Kronos Quartet's Beyond Zero: 1914-1918.

 

February 2 - 6

University of Iowa, Hancher Auditorium.  Iowa City, IA

Combat Paper will be in residence at the University of Iowa for the week leading up to the Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 performance by Kronos Quartet. The residency will include workshops with the Center for the Book, Studio Arts Program and a public lecture on Thursday, February 5th at the Iowa City Public Library.

 

February 12 - 14

The Printing Museum, University of Houston.  Houston, TX

Drew Cameron of Combat Paper Project will present lectures at the University of Houston (Thursday) and The Printing Museum (Friday), then lead a workshop at the museum on Saturday. The weekend event is in conjunction with the closing of Postcards from the Trenches exhibit at the museum.

 

March 14

Merced County Arts Council. Merced, CA

Drew Cameron of Combat Paper Project will present a papermaking workshop (10:00-2:00) at the Merced County Arts Council (Merced, CA) in conjunction with the "Emergency / Emergence: Life After War exhibit". The exhibit features the work of Aaron Hughes, Ehren Toole, Mark Pinto and Drew Cameron. There is also a demonstration by Ehren Toole (3:00pm), a reception (6:00pm) followed by a round-table discussion with the artists on the 13th.

 

April 7 - 11

Ash Street Project, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Oregon College of Art and Craft. Portland, OR

Drew Cameron, Jesse Albrecht and Aaron Hughes will be artists in residence along with Giuseppe Pellicano, Mark Pinto, Thomas Orr and Kevin Basl for a series of workshops, talks and exhibitions. Tuesday evening April 7th, an evening artist talk at OCAC. April 8 - 10th, in the PNCA gallery from 3-6 pm; Open to the public, we will be in the gallery creating pulp prints. Saturday evening April 11th, join us for a pop-up exhibit at Ash Street Project.

May 1

Over The Cloud of War, American Steel Studios. Oakland, CA

As part of this month's Oakland Art Murmur, Combat Paper will be displaying recent prints in a group exhibition including Ehren Tool and Aaron Hughes among others.

 

May 24 - 30

Combat Paper NJ at Haystack Mountain School of Craft. Deer Isle, ME

We are very excited to be heading back to Maine! We will be conducting a week-long workshop at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft with Maine Veterans and other veterans from around the country. This prestigious school has been extremely gracious, along with a very generous donor, to make their campus accessible to 24 veterans looking to make paper and amplify their voice through art making. For the last year, Combat Paper NJ has worked diligently at setting up this unprecedented workshop. All 24 veterans attending are hand-picked veteran artists. Each will be strengthening their practice and specific stories while honing skills in paper making. This week is in a support of the burgeoning Veterans Art Movement, and a continuation of the landmark Veterans' Art Movement retreat held at the Blue Mountain Center in upstate NY, last October. The week is also kicking off a large project that Combat Paper NJ is excited to be a part of in the coming year. This community art installation project is called By Our Own Hand, and created by Donna Bassin and David Keefe. More information can be found at www.byourownhand.com. The week-long workshop and weekend-long exhibition will be held at Haystack's Community Center gallery in downtown Deer Isle. For more information, please visit www.haystack.org.

 

June 16 - 18

Arts Council of Moore County. Southern Pines, NC

Combat Paper Project Workshop - The Foundation of FirstHealth and Sandhills Community College are presenting a 3-day papermaking residency led by Combat Paper founder and artist Drew Cameron. Details are still being determined.

Military Appreciation Day - To celebrate the military's contributions to Moore County, the Arts Council is presenting a special day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 on the Campbell House property. The exhibit will be open to the public, along with other special activities, including a concert by the Army Ground Forces Band's Loose Cannons; demonstrations by the K2 Solutions Service Dog Program and the 550th Military Working Dog Detachment; an open Combat Paper Project workshop led by Drew Cameron and sponsored by K2 Solutions; art activities for children by Delaney Kjellsen of Artistic Vision; and several military charities and service organizations on-hand to inform military families and general public about services available to the military community.

For more information on "Homefront & Downrange" or to become a sponsor, contact Chris Dunn at 910-692-2787 or visit www.MooreArt.org.

 

August 29 - 30

Combat Paper Nevada. Reno, NV

As an ongoing collaboration with Combat Paper Nevada, Drew Cameron will be the visiting artist for a weekend intensive, exploring large sheet formation and alternative process to add to the practice and technique of Combat Paper Nevada's team of facilitators.

 

September 1 - 2

San Jose State University. San Jose, CA

Combat Paper will facilitate a two day, open enrollment workshop on campus both days from 1-5pm at the Arts Building Auto Bay (IS147) on campus. Each day begins with a papermaking discussion from 10-11am, introducing the process followed by the afternoon workshop. This workshop is sponsored byThe Office of Military and Veteran Student Services and the VA VITAL program at SJSU. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

September 14 - 18

Carolina Performing Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC

Combat Paper will be creating a working paper mill inside Gerrard Hall on UNC's campus for five days of workshop residency. All components of the papermaking process will be in action throughout the week. Public workshopswill take place in Gerrard Hall on Tuesday September 15th from 4pm-7pm; Wednesday September 16th from 5pm-7pm; and Friday September 18th from 10am-noon. A public demonstration of the Combat Paper Project will take place on Polk Place on Tuesday September 15th and Wednesday September 16th from 10am-1pm. For more information please contact an afternoon workshop in conjunction with Conversations with Veterans Communities. This programming is presented by Peace and Justice Studies as part of a three-day workshop series featuring U.S. service members in light of Veterans Day.

 

November 6 - 7

Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI. Indianapolis, IN

With the support of faculty and students from bookbinding, other fine arts programs and art therapy, Combat Paper will facilitate workshops that will take place on Thursday and Friday, November 6 and 7, at the Eskenazi Fine Arts Center, 1410 Indiana Avenue, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Attendance is free, but reservations are required. Anyone interested in attending the workshops may reserve a seat by contacting Juliet King at kingjul@iupui.edu or 317-278-5466 by October 30.

 

November 1

Monterey County Free Libraries. Carmel Valley and Soledad, CA

During the War Comes Home programming supported in part by Monterey County and Cal Humanities, Drew Cameron will be presenting at the opening for two exhibitions that run from late October through November 30th.

Reception at 10:15am Carmel Valley Branch, 65 W. Carmel Valley Road

Reception at 2:00pm Soledad Branch, 401 Gabilan Drive

2014

 

September 29 - October 4

Alleghany College. Meadville, PA

Combat Paper : Word Made Flesh

The week-long interdisciplinary conference with Combat Paper will assist participants in creating paper from uniforms worn by former and current military members. Throughout the week, visiting scholars, students, faculty, and members of the Meadville community will join Nate Lewis in exploring the aftermath of war and other traumatic events through critical and creative presentations.

 

September 22

University of San Francisco. San Francisco, CA

Combat Paper will be delivering a lecture in conjunction with the conference:War and its Effects on Society, presented by the Philosophy Department at the University of San Francisco.

 

September 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Library. San Jose, CA

As part of the War Comes Home, Our Veterans, Our Communities programming Combat Paper will be contributing to the Veteran Panel Discussion along with artist and veteran Mark Pinto at 1pm in Room 225.

 

September 6 - 7

Palo Alto Art Center. Palo Alto, CA

In conjunction with the residency and exhibition "Containers of Community : Ehren Tool", Combat Paper will facilitate a two-day weekend workshop at the culmination of the exhibit. There will also be a public panel on Sunday September 7th at 4:00 pm. Recent prints from Drew Cameron will be on display from August 27th through September 28th at the art center.

RSVP is required for this workshop by contacting artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org or phone: 650-329-2366.

 

August 12 - 23

Museum of Contemporary Craft. Portland, OR

Drew Cameron will be a resident artist during the exhibition, Fashioning Cascadia. Working in the gallery during the exhibit, the public is encouraged to engage in the deconstruction, re-appropriation and re-interpretation available through the process of making hand-crafted paper using clothing and refuse fibers.

 

August 7

Museum of Craft and Design. San Francisco, CA

Crafted Conversations Series/ Speaker Series: Ehren Tool & Drew Cameron. "Conflict/Combat/Craft"

Thu, August 7, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

 

June 16 - 20

Combat Paper – NJ. Fort Belvoir, MD

Drew Cameron will be a guest facilitator along with the crew at Combat Paper - NJ for their continued programming with the USO Metro. We will be hosting a week-long workshop at Ft Belvoir. This workshop is for local Active Duty Service Members, the Warrior Transition Units, and in-patient groups.

 

June 7

Mid-America Arts Alliance. Kansas City, MO

Panel Discussion: 1 - 2 pm

Record, React, Rehabilitate, Remember - Veterans and Contemporary Art

Seating is limited; reservations required. email kristy@maaa.org for reservation.

This public discussion will highlight the intersection of the arts and military service, and how the arts are a powerful mechanism in assisting veterans. It will feature artists who are veterans of war and arts professionals who work with veterans to promote art-making.

2:30 - 4:30 pm

Papermaking with Combat Paper Project

No reservation required; drop-in anytime

Combat Paper Project uses traditional hand papermaking to transform clothing rags (often military uniforms) into paper. The process broadens the traditional narrative surrounding the military experience and warfare. The work also generates a conversation between veterans and civilians regarding our collective responsibilities and shared understanding in war.

 

May 22 - 24

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. Little Rock, AR

Combat Paper will be in residence in Little Rock for a two-day workshop. Come for the evening presentation and Artists' Talk by Drew Cameron and Nathan Lewis on Thursday the 22nd at 6:30 pm. Then join us Friday, May 22nd and Saturday, May 23rd for an open workshop on the Museum grounds from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm each day.

 

May 16 - 18

The Coffee Bunker. Tulsa, OK

Nate Lewis joins Drew Cameron at The Coffee Bunker for a three-day papermaking workshop for vets, their families and friends. The free workshop is sponsored by the Community Service Council's Veterans Initiative.

 

April 29 - May 1

Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, University of Maryland. College Park, MD

In conjunction with the Clarice Smith Center visiting artist program, Combat Paper will be facilitating a three-day workshop at the Stamp's Student Union Art and Learning Center, and participating in the Creative Dialog Series (May 1st @ 7:30 pm). The week will culminate with two performances of Homer's Coat: An Iliad on Friday and Saturday, May 2nd & 3rd. An exhibit of Combat Paper artwork will also be shown in the Center for Performing Arts Library from May 2 through July 18.

April 4 - 6

University of California – Berkeley. Berkeley, CA

Combat Paper will be a campus guest and paper workshop facilitator in conjunction with the world premiere of Beyond Zero: 1914-1918, a new work for quartet with film performed by San Francisco's Kronos Quartet.

On Friday, April 4th (2:00 - 5:00 pm ) Combat Paper will participate in a symposium on Beyond Zero: 1914-1918, in the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in the Bancroft Library.

On Saturday, April 5th, a workshop at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in the Bancroft Library from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Sunday, April 6th, World Premiere of Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 at Hertz Hall (7:00 pm). Ticket Reservation.

 

March 26 - 30

Southern Graphics Council International Conference. San Francisco, CA

Combat Paper will be participating in the conference. Drew Cameron will also be a participant in a panel discussion moderated by Yvette Pino of the Veteran Print Project.

 

March 5

New Roads School. Santa Monica, CA

Combat Paper will be facilitating a workshop with students of New Roads School in conjunction with an exhibit of recent work at the Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Arts and Educational Justice. An evening lecture that is free and open to the public will occur at 7:00 pm.

 

February 21 - 23

Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI

Combat Paper will facilitate weekend workshops at the newly opened Broad Art Museum as programming for current exhibitions. Open workshops will occur on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 12:00 - 5:00 pm. and a special workshop for vets and their families on Saturday morning from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.

On Friday, February 21st:

Artist Talk with Drew Cameron

7:00 pm, in the Education Wing

Join San Francisco based artist and Iraq war veteran, Drew Cameron as he discusses his work, Combat Paper. Using the paper making process, Cameron transforms military uniforms into handmade paper, accentuating the inherent personal and social attributes of the material and broadening the traditional narrative surrounding the military experience and the nature of warfare. Free and open to the public.

On Saturday, February 22nd:

Combat Paper: Workshop for Veterans and their Families

10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Free; registration required

Veterans and their families are invited for this special paper making workshop, led by artist and Iraq veteran, Drew Cameron. Bring your old uniforms or other discarded fabrics to learn the ancient process of turning clothing rags into paper. E-mail lightman@msu.edu to sign up.

Saturday, February 22nd and Sunday, February 23rd:

Combat Paper: Workshops

12:00 noon - 5:00 pm

Participate in a drop-in workshop led by Drew Cameron, Iraq Veteran and artist that facilitates the ancient process of turning clothing rags into paper. Use pre-made pulp from discarded fabrics to create your own paper. Free and open to the public.

 

January 20 - 24

Torpedo Factory Arts Center, Combat Paper – NJ. Alexandria, VA

Combat Paper-NJ will be facilitating a second free five-day workshop for veterans as part of their Wounded Warrior outreach program in the Washington, DC area. See their website for more info. You can also register on-line.

 

January 6 - 10

Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Combat Paper – NJ. Silver Springs, MD

Combat Paper-NJ will be facilitating a free five-day workshop for veterans as part of their Wounded Warrior outreach program. See their website for more info. You can also register on-line.

 

2013

 

October 22 - 25

William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences, University of Massachusetts. Boston, MA

Drew Cameron will be collaborating with the Odysseus Project and the Joiner Center at the University of Massachusetts in a four-day workshop with students, veterans and the campus community. 11:00 - 4:00 daily in the campus center.

 

October 12

Combat Paper Nevada. Reno, NV

The team at Combat Paper Nevada continues to host Saturday drop-in workshops at the Drakulich Studio for other facilitators and to welcome new papermakers to the ongoing collaboration. For more information or to reserve a spot for workshop please contact Tina: tinadrakulich@yahoo.com

 

September 27 - 29

Combat Paper Nevada - Military Women Workshop #3. Reno, NV

The team at Combat Paper Nevada will host three Military Women Only Workshops at the NNAMHS. Women who serve are welcome to join one or all three; others to be held on June 7-9 and July 26-28. For more information or to reserve a spot for workshop please contact Tina: tinadrakulich@yahoo.com

 

September 23 - 27

Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI. Indianapolis, IN

Drew Cameron and the Combat Paper Project will be collaborating with the Department of Art, Book Arts, Campus Galleries and the new graduate Art Therapy Program in an integrated workshop and lecture program throughout the week. There will also be an exhibit of Combat Paper artwork in the galleryfrom September 25th through November 16th. Drew will give an artist talk at the opening on the 25th at 6:00 pm.

 

September 14

Combat Paper Nevada. Reno, NV

The team at Combat Paper Nevada continues to host Saturday drop-in workshops at the Drakulich Studio for other facilitators and to welcome new papermakers to the ongoing collaboration. For more information or to reserve a spot for workshop please contact Tina: tinadrakulich@yahoo.com

 

August 23 - 25

Combat Paper Nevada - Returning Troops Workshop. Reno, NV

The team at Combat Paper Nevada will host a Returning Troops Workshop at the Nevada National Guard Family Readiness Center. For more information or to reserve a spot for workshop please contact Tina: tinadrakulich@yahoo.com

 

August 12 - 16

Combat Paper NJ at the USO Building at Ft. Belvoir. Alexandria, VA

Drew Cameron along with Combat Paper NJ will feed off its very successful February workshop and conduct its second week-long workshop at Ft. Belvoir in August. The in-patients and out-patients will take part in the Combat Paper process, creating works of art out of theirs, or donated military uniforms. The work will then be displayed alongside a poetry reading at the Workshouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA (the old D.C. Prison converted to an arts center). The program is being sponsored by JTF CapMed, USO, and Ft. Belvoir.

 

August 10

Combat Paper Nevada. Reno, NV

The team at Combat Paper Nevada continues to host Saturday drop-in workshops at the Drakulich Studio for other facilitators and to welcome new papermakers to the ongoing collaboration. For more information or to reserve a spot for workshop please contact Tina: tinadrakulich@yahoo.com

 

July 26 - 28

Combat Paper Nevada - Military Women Workshop #2. Reno, NV

The team at Combat Paper Nevada will host three Military Women Only Workshops at the NNAMHS. Women who serve are welcome to join one or all three; others to be held on June 7-9 and September 13-15. For more information or to reserve a spot for workshop please contact Tina: tinadrakulich@yahoo.com

 

July 10 - 13

Northwest Reno Library. Reno, NV

Combat Paper Nevada will be facilitating an open to the public workshop in conjunction with the exhibit, "Re-Cycle, Re-Use, Re-New", that will be shown for the entire month of July at the library. A reception will be held on July 13th from 2:00-3:00 pm. Ages 12 and up are encouraged to attend.

 

June 21 - 23

Shotwell Paper Mill, 305 Shotwell Street. San Francisco, CA

This three-day workshop culminates the initial series of programming at the new home base for the Combat Paper Project in the heart of the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco. The schedule is Friday evening from 6-9 pm and 12 noon-5pm both Saturday and Sunday. The workshop is free and open to the public. Spaces are limited, so please contactdrewcameron@combatpaper.org to register. The programming is supported by the Open Circle Foundation.

 

June 7 - 9

Combat Paper Nevada - Military Women Workshop #1. Reno, NV

The team at Combat Paper Nevada will host three Military Women Only Workshops at the NNAMHS. Women who serve are welcome to join one or all three; others to be held on July 26-28 and September 13-15. For more information or to reserve a spot for workshop please contact Tina: tinadrakulich@yahoo.com

 

May 24 - 26

Shotwell Paper Mill, 305 Shotwell Street. San Francisco, CA

This three-day workshop continues a series of programming at the new home base for the Combat Paper Project in the heart of the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco. The schedule is Friday evening from 6-9 pm and 12 noon-5pm both Saturday and Sunday. The workshop is free and open to the public. Spaces are limited, so please contact drewcameron@combatpaper.org to register. The programming is supported by the Open Circle Foundation.

 

May 11 - 13

Combat Paper Nevada - Returning Troops Workshop. Reno, NV

The team at Combat Paper Nevada will host a Returning Troops Workshop at the Nevada National Guard Family Readiness Center. For more information or to reserve a spot for workshop please contact Tina: tinadrakulich@yahoo.com

 

May 6 - 11

Combat Paper - NJ at Walter Reed, Walter Reed National Military Medical Facility. Bethesda, MD

Combat Paper - NJ will be hosting a week-long workshop at Walter Reed. The in-patients and out-patients will take part in the Combat Paper process, creating works of art out of theirs, or donated military uniforms. We will be collaborating with Pyramid Atlantic to bring the Walter Reed community and a prominent D.C. arts community together for a long-lasting relationship. The work will then be displayed alongside a poetry reading in a place TBD within Washington D.C.

April 26 - 28

Shotwell Paper Mill, 305 Shotwell Street. San Francisco, CA

This three-day workshop continues a series of programming at the new home base for the Combat Paper Project in the heart of the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco. The schedule is Friday evening from 6-9 pm and 12 noon-5pm both Saturday and Sunday. The workshop is free and open to the public. Spaces are limited, so please contact drewcameron@combatpaper.org to register. The programming is supported by the Open Circle Foundation.

 

April 22

Lyon College. Batesville, AR

Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project will visit the college for a day of presentations with classes and an evening lecture to the public.

 

April 20

Arkansas Literary Festival. Little Rock, AR

Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project is presenting along with Jan Barry on war and literature. We will be highlighting our work and editions of Combat Paper press as well as hosting an interactive workshop demonstration, "Papermaking from Uniforms", for festival participants throughout the city. Check out the detailed schedule of events. There will also be a showing of Poster Girl with Sara Nesson in the afternoon.

 

April 17 - 19

Hendrix College. Conway, AR

Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project will facilitating a workshop and presenting to students on the project, leading up to events at the Arkansas Literary Festival. Don't miss the panel discussion on the 18th with Drew Cameron, Jan Barry and Sara Nesson (director of Poster Girl) exploring the relationship between literary expression and physical and emotional recovery.

 

April 12 - 14

Black Rock Press - University of Nevada. Reno, NV

Combat Paper in collaboration with DJD Art Foundation, Nevada Arts Alliance for Education, Black Rock Press and the City of Reno will be hosting at three-day open workshop in Room 118 of the Jot Travis Building on the campus of University of Nevada, Reno. Facilitators from Combat Paper Nevada will be teaming with Drew Cameron to teach contemporary applications and sheet formation for use as broadside prints on the proofing press.

 

April 11

San Francisco County Jail. San Bruno, CA

Drew Cameron will be collaborating with COVER at the San Francisco County Jail in San Bruno to work with this unique program for incarcerated veterans. Instructing the group in handmade paper, this workshop will be an introduction to breaking rag and sheet formation using uniforms of various types.

April 10

University of San Francisco. San Francisco, CA

Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project will participate in a conference hosted by the Department of Philosophy on War and its effects on society.

 

April 8 - 12

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Stevens Point, WI

A full week of Combat Paper and Warrior Writers workshops! Participants will make paper from military uniforms. A special focus will be on making sheets to be used in hand-bound journals that will be used later in the week during the Warrior Writers workshops. A variety of military training manuals and pamphlets have been gathered for incorporation into the journals.

 

April 4 - 6

Regional Arts Commission. University City, MO

Combat Paper Project will be collaborating with the Veteran Print Project,Warriors Arts Alliance and the Student Veterans Organization for a weekend of papermaking, printmaking and creation of covers for the next edition of creative writing by Warriors Arts Alliance, Proud to Be, set for release in 2013.

 

March 29 - 31

Shotwell Paper Mill, 305 Shotwell Street. San Francisco, CA

This three-day workshop will initiate a series of programming at the new home base for the Combat Paper Project in the heart of the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco. The schedule is Friday evening from 6-9 pm and 12 noon-5pm both Saturday and Sunday. The workshop is free and open to the public. Spaces are limited, so please contactdrewcameron@combatpaper.org to register. The programming is supported by the Open Circle Foundation.

 

March 29

San Francisco County Jail. San Bruno, CA

Drew Cameron will be collaborating with COVER at the San Francisco County Jail in San Bruno to work with this unique program for incarcerated veterans. Instructing the group in handmade paper, this workshop will be an introduction to breaking rag and sheet formation using uniforms of various types.

 

March 20 - 23

Southern Graphics Council International Conference. Milwaukee, WI

Drew Cameron and Robert Possehl will be collaborating with Just Seeds Print Collective at the SGCI conference. FLAG (r/d) is a new project between Possehl and Cameron that will be an interactive performance developed from the years working together in their respective projects, Combat Paper Project and Black Hawk Paper Trail.

 

March 15

San Francisco County Jail. San Bruno, CA

Drew Cameron will be collaborating with COVER at the San Francisco County Jail in San Bruno to work with this unique program for incarcerated veterans. Instructing the group in handmade paper, this workshop will be an introduction to breaking rag and sheet formation using uniforms of various types.

 

March 9

Combat Paper Nevada. Reno, NV

The team at Combat Paper Nevada will begin hosting Saturday drop-in workshops at the Drakulich Studio for other facilitators and to welcome new papermakers to the ongoing collaboration. For more information or to reserve a spot for workshop please contact Tina: tinadrakulich@yahoo.com

 

March 8

San Francisco County Jail. San Bruno, CA

Drew Cameron will be collaborating with COVER at the San Francisco County Jail in San Bruno to work with this unique program for incarcerated veterans. Instructing the group in handmade paper, this workshop will be an introduction to breaking rag and sheet formation using uniforms of various types.

 

March 7 & 9

De Anza College. Cupertino, CA

In conjunction with the exhibition at Euphrat Museum, "War & Healing", Combat Paper will facilitate two workshops at the museum for students in the Art Practices division as well as the local community. This exhibition and workshop is part of Silicon Valley Reads 2013. Sara Nesson's, Poster Girl andIraq Paper Scissors will also be shown. Check their calendar for details.

 

February 23

Oakland Vet Center, 1504 Franklin Street. Oakland, CA

Combat Paper, along with Ehren Tool, will be facilitating a one day interactive workshop (12 noon-5pm)with veterans and service providers. The "Paper/Cups" project is supported by the Open Circle Foundation and will be the first of several more to come in the Bay area.

 

February 19 - 21

California State University – Northridge. Northridge, CA

Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project will be collaborating with printmaking students in the Department of Art in a three-day workshop and the student community. The workshop is supported by the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program and the Veterans Resource Center.

 

February 18

California State University - Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA

In conjunction with the exhibition "Social Fabric" at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project will be lecturing California State University - Los Angeles. This lecture series is sponsored by CSULA College of Arts and Letters, Department of Art, Fashion and textiles, Craft and Folk Museum and FADS Club.

 

February 17

New Directions, Inc. Los Angeles, CA

Combat Paper is collaborating with Folk Art Everywhere, a project of CAFAM, to facilitate a workshop with volunteers, staff and veterans of New Directions, a twenty year old organization dedicated to providing comprehensive services for veterans of Los Angeles County.

 

February 11 - 15

Arts Program of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Bethesda, MD

Combat Paper NJ will begin the collaboration with the Arts Program that will facilitate several weeklong workshops into 2014 with patients of WRNMMC at both Fort Belvoir, VA and the main medical center campus in Bethesda, MD. This week will culminate with an exhibit at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton, VA on Friday the 15th.

 

February 8 - 10

DJD Art Foundation. Reno, NV

Continuing to collaborate with the Nevada veteran and military family community, Combat Paper Nevada has initiated its own papermill and will continue to facilitate ongoing workshops. This will be an opportunity for Drew Cameron to further train interested facilitators and reach out to new members.

 

2012

 

November 12 - 17

University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ

Combat Paper is collaborating with the University of Arizona chapter ofStudent Veterans of America for a five day workshop that will culminate with an exhibition at the University's new Student Union Memorial Centerdesigned and modeled after the U.S.S. Arizona. These events are supported by the Human Liberty ARTT Foundation.

 

November 5 - 9

Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO

Combat Paper is teaming up with the Colorado State Veterans Organization for a weeklong program of workshops, film screenings, presentations and an exhibit leading up to Veterans Day.

 

October 30

North Central College. Naperville, IL

The Department of Art will host Combat Paper for a one day interactive demonstration in hand papermaking, contemporary applications of the craft and share examples of recent work with Sculpture and Ceramics students.

 

October 26 - 28

Mineral Point Artist Annex. Mineral Point, WI

In collaboration Art of War Veteran Project, Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project will be having an open workshop with veterans and the community over a three day weekend focusing on pulp printing applications with photography. To register or find out more, contact Leah Crubel.

 

October 24

Northern Illinois University. DeKalb, IL

Hosted by the Fibers Program within the Art Department at NIU, Combat Paper will be working with students studying hand papermaking in a demonstration about the contemporary applications of the craft, adapted methods for workshop practice, pulp printing and the development of the portable mill. There will be an evening lecture at 6:00 pm.

 

October 17 - 20

Friends of Dard Hunter Conference. Cleveland, OH

Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project will join members of IAPMA and Friends of Dard Hunter in Cleveland, Ohio for a five day international conference hosted by The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Education Foundation.

 

October 14 - 16

Eastern Kentucky University. Lexington, KY

Combat Paper in collaboration with Eastern Kentucky University and the Journal of Military Experience will be facilitating a three day open workshop with students and veterans in the Lexington community. All events are open and free. Contact Travis Martin for more information.

 

October 8 - 12

University of Louisville, Robley Rex VA Medical Center. Louisville, KY

Combat Paper will be facilitating an open enrollment hand papermaking workshop, demonstrations and presentations in collaboration with theUniversity of Louisville Military Initiatives and Partnerships and the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, KY. The events will occur at both the University and Medical Center campuses, culminating on Friday, October 12th with a daylong exhibit and demonstration in conjunction with Mental Health Awaresnees Week and Recovery Celebration activities at the VA. Our thanks also to The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts for their sponsorship.

 

October 1

University of California - Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA

The Special Collections library at UC Santa Cruz will host Combat Paper for a discussion and presentation. They have recently procured "Forever Home" and will be sharing the edition in the McHenry Library Reading Room at 4 pm with guests.

 

September 18 - 29

Southern Exposure. San Francisco, CA

Make Combat Paper will be a two week residency and workshop at Southern Exposure where we will place our paper mill in the gallery for the duration of the stay. During gallery hours, the public is invited to come and participate in the process and view the new body of work completed during the summer of 2012. The introduction to the event will occur on September 21st from 6-9 pm and continue the next day from 12-6 pm as Paper/Cups with our good friend and fellow Combat Papermaker, Ehren Tool. Visiting artist Jesse Albrecht will also be in attendance for the opening weekend.

 

September 7 - 9

David J Drakulich Memorial Art Foundation. Reno, NV

Combat Paper Reno has received a grant that will allow them to procure a papermill for ongoing programming and workshops. Drew Cameron will be working with facilitators to build on their technical knowledge and application of the western handpapermaking process.

 

August 13 - 16

Rural North Texas

Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project is collaborating with Wounded Warrior Project and their Project Odyssey for an integrated papermaking workshop in a retreat setting with veterans and team members in Texas.

 

August 10 & 24

San Francisco County Jail. San Bruno, CA

Drew Cameron will be collaborating with COVER at the San Francisco County Jail in San Bruno to work with this unique program for incarcerated veterans. Instructing the group in handmade paper, this two part workshop will be an introduction to breaking rag and sheet formation using uniforms of various types.

 

July 13 - 15

Nevada National Guard Armory. Carson City, NV

Combat Paper will be collaborating with Nevada Alliance for Arts Education and the David J. Drakulich Memorial Art Foundation in a three day workshop with Gold Star Families, Blue Star families, members of the Nevada National Guard, veterans, artists and advocates.

 

July 1 - 6

Kala Art Institute. Berkeley, CA

Drew Cameron will be teaching a class, From Rags to Flags to young papermakers at Camp Kala.

June 7 - 10

Craft and Folk Art Museum. Los Angeles, CA

Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project will conduct papermaking demonstrations and workshops with area residents and exhibit artwork.

 

June 3 - 6

Muckenthaler Cultural Center. Fullerton, CA

Combat Paper Project: Uniforms into Handmade Paper

Combat papermakers will conduct a workshop with veterans and their families spread over three consecutive evenings, June 3 - 6, 6-9 pm. This hands-on workshop will teach the entire process of how to transform your own clothing into paper art.

Participants are encouraged to bring items of clothing or fabric, including military uniforms, which they would like to transform into paper. The instructor, artist Drew Cameron, will also provide fibers, so bringing material is not a requirement to attend. In addition, any photographs, letters or materials from their service may also be brought along for inspiration.

This workshop is FREE for veterans and their families. Please call the Muckenthaler Cultural Center at (714) 738-6595 for reservations before May 31.

 

May 13 - 18

Corcoran College of Art + Design. Washington, DC

The Arts and the Military: Transforming War and Trauma Experiences through Art

This event in the Nation's capital is an opportunity to highlight the myriad ways in which arts, crafts and the United States military intersect, to help foster bridges between three important yet disparate worlds. This six-day conference offers collaborative arts focused workshops, film screenings, a Combat Paper gallery exhibition at the Corcoran, and presentations on the history of the arts and the military. A Combat Paper Workshop ran May 14 - 18.

 

May 8 - 12

Parnassus Paper at Polip International Poetry Festival. Pristina, Kosovo

Drew Cameron, Drew Matott and Nic Dubois will work with poets from the former Yugoslav nations in a commemorative process of handpapermaking. The papers are destined for an archive of poets from all participating Olympic nations that will be on display and archived at South Bank Centre (London, UK). Each poet will write on the handmade sheets they create and will create a collaborative book of poetry for the Poetry Parnassus event. The tour is supported in part by a grant from the Yackel Foundation.

 

May 4 - 6

VSA Nevada. Reno, NV

Drew Cameron will be working with family members, artists and advocates of the veteran community in Reno in this second weekend workshop experience hosted by VSA Nevada.

 

April 27 - 29

VSA Nevada. Reno, NV

Drew Cameron will be working with family members, artists and advocates of the veteran community in Reno in a two weekend workshop experience presented to the public by Nevada Alliance for Arts Education, an affiliate of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network. This project is funded by the Nevada Humanities. The workshop will be held at VSA Nevada offices at the Lake Mansion in Reno.

 

April 21 & 22

Berkeley Art Center. Berkeley, CA

In conjunction with the April 4 - June 3rd, Yelling Clinic exhibition at Berkeley Art Center, Drew Cameron will host two open papermaking demonstrations on the Berkeley Art Center's courtyard from 1-4pm. The portable paper mill will be on hand. Come join us for some interactive pulp printing.

 

April 3 - 5

Dryhootch Coffee House. Milwaukee, WI

Combat Paper will be at the Dryhootch, a coffee house and support group center at 1030 East Brady Street in Milwaukee in an open workshop with veterans, family and friends from the area. We will be there daily from 12 noon until close, pulping whatever folks bring through the door. Hope to see you there!

 

March 26 - 30

Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI

In conjunction with the "Legacies of War" theme, Combat papermakers will work with students of the Center for Poetry. There will also be an opportunity for the community to participate in the papermaking process.

 

February 25 & 26

Kala Art Institute. Berkeley, CA

Drew Cameron will be teaching a class in contemporary applications of hand papermaking.

 

February 3 - 5

David J. Drakulich Art Foundation. Reno, NV

Drew Cameron will be working with founding members of the David J. Drakulich Art Foundation in the initial stages of providing programming for Gold Star Families.

 

2011

 

November 7 - 10

Iowa Veterans Home. Marshalltown, IA

Combat Paper hosts an open workshop and resident visits to share the process, history and practice of traditional papermaking in the week leading up to Veteran's Day. This project was supported by Humanities Iowa and the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation.

October 31 - November 4

Marshalltown Community College. Marshalltown, IA

Combat Paper hosts a series of class visits, open papermaking and pulp printing workshops with students and members of the Marshalltown community.

 

October 1

International Print Museum. Carson, CA

Drew Cameron will represent the Combat Paper Project at the Los Angeles Printers Fair. Papermaking demos; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Rain or shine.

 

September 30

Montserrat College of Art. Beverly, MA

Combat papermakers will conduct an interactive papermaking and printmaking workshop as part of the For the Record Symposium. In addition, some of Jim O'Neil's artwork is included in a related exhibit, For the Record: Searching for Objectivity in Global Conflict.

 

September 21 - 23

UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA

Combat papermakers will conduct a three-day veterans' workshop in conjunction with UC Berkeley Department of Art Practices. The workshop is supported by the Open Circle Foundation.

 

September 12

UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA

Drew Cameron will talk about the Combat Paper Project and show examples of completed work. 160 Kroeber Hall; 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

 

May 20 - 23

Pratt Fine Art Center. Seattle, WA

Combat papermakers will conduct a three-day papermaking event (May 21-23), including demonstrations and classes highlighting "Contemporary Applications of Papermaking" and "Art as Social Action" with the local community. Artist talk, May 20th, 6:30 pm.

 

May 13

Columbia College Urban Arts Festival. Chicago, IL

Combat papermakers will engage Manifest festival goers on the street (12:00 noon to 7:00 pm) with papermaking demonstrations and dialog about military service. We hope to feature our pedal-powered portable beater.

 

May 7

Renton Spring Festival. Renton, WA

The combat papermakers will be at the annual Renton Spring Festival in Piazza Park (Burnett & 3rd St.) for an afternoon demonstration of papermaking. Come meet is in the park, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. We'd be glad to show you how we make paper and discuss the Combat Paper Project with you!

 

May 5

4 Culture Arts. Seattle, WA

Join the combat papermakers for an evening talk and papermaking demonstration (6:00-8:00 pm).

 

April 29 - May 4

Compass Center of Renton. Renton, WA

In conjunction with 4 Culture Arts, King County Veterans Affairs and theRenton Municipal Arts Commission, Combat papermakers will conduct a three-day workshop with residents from the Compass Veterans Center of Renton and a second workshop with families.

 

April 13 - 16

Society for the Arts in Healthcare. San Francisco, CA

Pam DeLuco will join Gretchen Miller and Cathy Malchiodi in a panel discussion (Advancing Patient Centered Arts) at the annual conference of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare.

 

March 24 & 25

Edgewood College. Madison, WI

Drew Matott and Gretchen Miller will conduct a two-day workshop merging papermaking practices and trauma therapy for art therapy students.

 

March 24 - 26

University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI

Combat Papermakers will present a three-day public demonstration engaging the public in a dialog regarding militarism and American culture.

 

March 4 - 20

University of Illinois. Urbana, IL

Combat papermakers will meet with special collections librarians, curators and archivists about the Combat Paper Repository. Members will be in residency with Soybean Press and work with printmaker Steve Kostell in executing personal and collaborative work. Community lectures are also planned.

 

February 21 - 25

Texas State University. San Marcos, TX

Combat papermakers will present a community papermaking demonstrationengaging the public in a dialog regarding militarism and American culture.

 

February 14 - 18

Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, LA

Combat papermakers will present a week-long public papermaking demonstration engaging the public in a dialog regarding militarism and American culture.

 

February 11 & 12

George Mason University. Washington, DC

Drew Matott and Drew Cameron will meet with Tara Tappert, university and community leaders to plan a city-wide artistic event in the Fall of 2012.

 

February 7 - 13

Western New York Book Arts Collaborative. Buffalo, NY

Combat papermakers will be in residence creating a body of personal artwork and a collaborative book with poet Jan Barry. They will also present an evening lecture about the Combat Paper Project and a reading of selected work.

 

January 31 - February 4

Niagara County Community College. Sanborn, NY

Combat papermakers will present a veterans' workshop and papermaking demonstrations as part of a two-week celebration, Just Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

Chris Arendt and Margaret Mahan will read selections from their personal work at the "Just Buffalo" readers series.

 

2010

 

December 9 - 11

Vietnam Era Museum & Education Center. Holmdel, NJ

The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation will host a three day veterans' papermaking workshop and exhibit of Combat Paper art work. Events will include a papermaking workshop, an exhibition reception and panel discussion. The exhibit, "Combat Paper", will be on display December 8, 2010 - February 26, 2011. The reception and panel discussion are on Friday, December 10th from 6-8 pm.

 

November 14 - 19

University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama and the graduate school of Book Arts with Steve Miller will host a one-week Combat Paper residency. Events will include papermaking workshops, meeting with student classes and public presentations. A selection of recent Combat Paper artwork will also be on exhibit.

 

November 11

Raritan Valley Community College. Branchburg, NJ

Nate Lewis and Mike Blake will present a Combat Paper papermaking demonstration, 10:00 - 4:00, in conjunction with the New Jersey Printmaking Council.

 

November 8 - 11

University of North Carolina – Charlotte. Charlotte, NC

Combat Papermakers will conduct a four day papermaking workshop with Charlotte area veterans.

 

November 1 - 5

Wake Technical Community College. Raleigh, NC

Combat Papermakers will present a veterans workshop, an evening lecture about the Combat Paper Project and a reading of selected work.

 

October 26 - 28

International Peace and War Summit. Cleveland, OH

Combat Papermakers will participate in the International Peace and War Summit, sponsored by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University. Papermaking and journal binding demonstrations, veteran interaction and discussions about trauma and society's responsibility to returned veterans.

 

October 15

Alumni Hall. Haverhill, NH

Drew Cameron and Jon Turner will talk about the Combat Paper Project at the opening reception (7:00 pm) of the Combat Paper exhibit. The exhibit runs through October 30th. Recently created broadside prints and artist books will be available at the event in support of the project. The public is invited.

 

September 30 - October 1

Art in Response to Violence Conference. Chicago, IL

Combat Papermakers will participate in the first international Art in Response to Violence Conference and present a papermaking demonstration on Friday afternoon. Sponsored by the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Northeastern Illinois University and the Illinois Art Therapy Association.

 

September 22

University of Iowa Center for the Book. Iowa City, IA

Combat Papermakers will present a lecture and discuss the project on September 22nd, (10:30am-12:15pm) in the UICB Papermaking Classroom, Room 29 of North Hall. Recently created broadside prints and artist books will be on display.

 

September 11

Indi Go Artist Co-Op. Champaign, IL

Combat Papermakers will present a reading and lecture on September 11th, 2010 at Indi Go Artist Co-Op. Recently created broadside prints and artist books will be available at the event in support of the project.

 

September 7 - 16

University of Illinois. Urbana, IL

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Allen Hall at the University of Illinois will host the Combat Paper Project for a series of workshops and public demonstrations and lectures. Events will include a writing workshop for veterans, papermaking and pulp printing workshops for veterans and students, and a collaborative printing project with Soybean Press. Veterans workshops are scheduled for September 7 - 10, with an artist residency to follow.

 

September 3 - 4

Ohio State University. Columbus, OH

Combat Papermakers will conduct a two-day demonstration in conjunction with Visualizing the Experiences of War. Noon to 6 pm each day and Friday evening (7 pm) there will be a reading and presentation at the Urban Arts Spaces Gallery (50 W. Town St.) All events are open to the public.

 

August 20

My Morning Jacket Benefit Concert. Burlington, VT

My Morning Jacket will present a benefit concert for the Combat Paper Project on the lawn at the Champlain Valley Expo. Tickets are available through the Higher Ground. Come enjoy the music and meet the Combat Papermakers at their information table. Rain or shine.

 

July 6

Lost Coast Culture Machine. Fort Bragg, CA

Drew Cameron will visit the Lost Coast Culture Machine and paper mill. He will discuss the Combat Paper Project and read from selected works. The public is invited; 7 pm.

 

June 14 - 20

Printmaking Council of New Jersey. Branchburg, NJ

Combat Papermakers will conduct a papermaking workshop, to include sessions focused on sheet formation, bookbinding and writing your personal story, at the Printmaking Council of New Jersey. A public reading is planned for June 19th.

 

May 23

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. Kalamazoo, MI

Combat Papermakers will discuss the Combat Paper Project and read from selected works. The public is invited; 7 pm.

 

May 17 - 22

Art Center of Battle Creek. Battle Creek, MI

Combat Papermakers will present a veterans workshop, an evening lecture about the Combat Paper Project and a reading of selected work.

 

April 25 - 30

Violence Transformed Conference. Boston, MA

As guests of the Violence Transformed Conference, Combat papermakers will provide an evening presentation at the Gutman Library of Harvard University in conjunction with an exhibit (April 24 - May 7) with Jonathan Shay (author of Achilles in Vietnam) on April 27th (5:30-8:00), and participate in an interactive presentation at the "old" State House on April 29th. Check out the full calendar of Violence Transformed events.

 

April 19 - 24

Newark Public Library. Newark, NJ

Combat papermakers will conduct a series of lectures, readings, interactive performances and exhibition at the Newark Public Library gallery, along with a veterans' workshop (April 19 - 21). A public lecture and performance is planned to coincide with an exhibit of Combat Paperartwork. The exhibit runs April 1 - June 26.

 

April 7 - 16

University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA

The University of Iowa Center for the Book will host the Combat Paper Project for a series of workshops and public demonstrations and lectures. Events will include a writing workshop for veterans, western papermaking and pulp printing workshops, and Japanese papermaking techniques with Tim Barrett. Veterans workshops are scheduled for April 7 - 10, with an artist residency to follow. A public lecture is planned for the 15th.

 

April 2

Orr Street Studios. Columbia, MO

Combat Papermakers will discuss the Combat Paper Project and read from selected works. The public is invited; 5-8 pm.

 

March 29

University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA

Combat Papermakers will present an evening lecture for fine art students, open to the community.

 

March 25 - 27

Ursuline College. Cleveland, OH

Drew Matott will join up with art therapist Gretchen Miller to offer a one-grad credit course merging papermaking and art therapy. A free evening lecture and reading of selected Combat Paper work open to the community is planned for the 25th.

 

March 16 - 18

Niagara County Community College. Sanborn, NY

Combat Papermakers will present papermaking workshops in the Art Union with students. A lecture about the Combat Paper Project and Art as Social Action is planned for the 18th. Check out the NC3 YouTube video of the event.

 

March 15

University of Buffalo. Buffalo, NY

Combat Papermakers will present a small workshop and afternoon lecture for fine art students, open to the community (Center for the Arts, Amherst campus, 3:00 pm).

 

March 15 - 20

Western New York Book Arts Collaborative. Buffalo, NY

Drew Matott and Jon Michael Turner will be doing a book arts residency, each creating a limited edition of a hand crafted book on handmade paper. They will also present an evening lecture (Thursday, March 18, 7:00 pm) about the Combat Paper Project and a reading of selected work.

 

March 11 - 12

Endicott College. Beverly, MA

Drew Cameron will participate in a panel discussion, "Symposium on Art and War: Looking at Global Conflict through the Creative Lens", at the School of Visual and Performing Arts. 7:00 pm on Thursday in Rose Performance Hall. He will also meet with Fine Arts classes on the 12th. Thepanel discussion is open to the public.

 

March 10

Visual Studies Workshop. Rochester, NY

Nate Lewis and Combat papermakers will provide a community reading and presentation at 7:00 pm.

 

February 26

Massachusetts College of Art. Boston, MA

Combat papermakers will attend an opening of an exhibit in thePresident's Gallery at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA. The exhibit showcases the work of the Combat Paper Project as well as work created by students of the HOPE Foundation Project. Combat papermakers worked with the Foundation in the summer of 2009. The exhibit runs through March 10th.

 

February 24

Milton High School. Boston, MA

Combat papermakers will meet with high school students to discuss the Combat Paper Project.

 

2009

 

December 8 - 22

The Studios of Key West. Key West, FL

Drew Matott, Drew Cameron and members of the Combat Paper Project will be visiting the Conch Republic as they gather for a two-week planning workshop and artist residency at TSKW. Papermaking workshops are planned for the 18th and 21st with an exhibit opening on the evening of the 17th.

 

November 15 - 29

Southwest School of Art & Craft. San Antonio, TX

Drew Matott, Drew Cameron and members of the Combat Paper Project will participate in a two week artist residency and veterans workshop at the Southwest School of Art & Craft. Veteran papermaking, writing and book binding workshops, with an exhibition and artist talks during the week of November 18 - 21.

 

November 7

Seton Hill University. Greensburg, PA

Drew Matott will team up with Gretchen Miller to lead a workshop for the Student Association for Art Therapy, demonstrate the art of papermaking and how the processes might be incorporated into art therapy. The processes of papermaking, pulp printing and book binding as art therapy strategies will be discussed. The workshop will include a lecture and seminar discussion of the processes and Combat Paper workshop dynamics.

 

October 14 - 18

Dard Hunter Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA

Drew Matott, John LaFalce and Scott Meeker will present a lecture about recent Combat Paper Project activities, to include the United Kingdom tour and recent papermaking workshops in Cleveland and Savannah. They will also host a street performance workshop utilizing a pedal-powered beater at the Dard Hunter annual conference for hand papermakers.

 

September 30 - October 3

University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI

Honoring the Warrior: Combat Paper on the Black Hawk Trail

Robert Possehl and the Combat Paper Project will conduct a series of paper projects with local veterans and students. Events will include papermaking workshops (Wednesday-Friday; 10-4 at Art Lofts Paper Mill, 111 North Frances St.) and a public presentation on Saturday, 4-7 pm at Escape Java Joint Art Gallery (940 Williamson St.).

 

September 21 - 28

Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Minneapolis, MN

Combat Paper Project workshop and residency at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Round table discussions, performances, exhibitions, papermaking and bookbinding workshops are planned. There will also be a writing workshop held in conjunction with the Warrior Writers Project. Susannah Schouweiler has written an article on MinnPost.com announcing the week-long visit to Minneapolis.

 

September 17 - 18

School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA

Combat Paper Project artist visit including community lecture and visiting with students.

 

August 17 - 21

Massachussetts College of Art. Boston, MA

Combat Paper Project artists will conduct a series of paper and printmaking workshops in conjunction with the Hope Youth Foundation of Jamaica Plain. Papermakers will also be working with a group of local veterans.

 

July 29 - August 1

912 Studio. Savannah, GA

Drew Cameron, Nate Lewis, Mike Blake, Matt Howard and Jon Michael Turner will conduct a Combat Paper Project workshop, working with local veterans groups in Savannah. Check out Pamela Walck's June 20th articlefrom the Savannah Morning News about the upcoming event; or her July 24th article, or her article from the 31st at the workshop. Or try the article by Russ Bynam of the Associated Press that ran in Stars and Stripes.

 

July 11 - 13

Foundation for Peace. Warrington, England

Drew Matott and Nick Dubois will participate in a residential weekend for conflict veterans, both military and civilian. They will also provide papermaking demonstration on July 13th. Demonstrations will include the use of a portable pulp beater.

 

July 3 - August 15

Phoenix Gallery. Brighton, England

Drew Matott and Chris Arendt will join Marshall Weber at the opening of the Fabric of War exhibit on July 3rd. They will also provide a papermaking demonstration on July 4th inside the gallery. Demonstrations will include the use of a portable pulp beater. The exhibit is curated by Nick Dubois.

 

July 2 - 8

Morgan Conservatory. Cleveland, OH

Drew Cameron and John La Falce will conduct a Combat Paper Project workshop and residency at the Morgan Conservatory. Public lecture July 3rd, 6:00 pm. The workshop is being held in conjuction with the "WAR AS ART / ART AS WAR; The Artist Looks at the Horrors of War" exhibit (July 4 - September 12) featuring the work of Eric Avery, John Risseeuw and Aaron Hughes.

 

June 25 - 27

Millennium Court Art Centre. Portadown, Northern Ireland

Drew Cameron, Drew Matott and Chris Arendt will provide papermaking demonstrations incorporating flags, banners and other ephemora relating to the Irish Conflict. Demonstrations will include the use of a portable pulp beater.

 

June 21 & 22

Birnam Institute. Dunkeld, Scotland

Drew Cameron, Drew Matott and Chris Arendt will provide papermaking demonstrations and engage pedestrians in the main foyer. Demonstrations will include the use of a portable pulp beater.

 

June 18

Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House. London, England

Drew Cameron, Drew Matott and Chris Arendt will provide papermaking demonstrations and invite particiants to share their reactions to war and conflict through pulp painting on handmade paper. The resulting pages will be bound into a traveling "journal" of the event. Demonstrations will include the use of a portable pulp beater.

 

June 16

Combat Stress Workshop, On the street. London, England

Drew Cameron, Drew Matott and Chris Arendt will provide papermaking demonstrations and invite particiants to share their reactions to war and conflict through pulp painting on handmade paper. The resulting pages will be bound into a traveling "journal" of the event. Demonstrations will include the use of a portable pulp beater.

 

June 13 & 14

Imperial War Museum. London, England

Drew Cameron, Drew Matott, Chris Arendt and Nick Dubois will provide papermaking demonstrations in the main foyer.

 

June 4 - 6

University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA

Drew Cameron will join a panel discussion on "Book Art in the Social Sphere" at the Hybrid Book Conference. Drew will discuss the Combat Paper and the Warrior Writers Projects. Combat Paper will also have a table at the book fair.

 

May 23 & 24

Demilitarized U. Chicago, IL

Combat Paper workshop with local veterans in conjunction with Demilitarized University, a series of workshops and teach-ins designed to explore the dynamics of a demilitarized university.

 

May 18 - June 23

Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House. London, England

Drew Matott will join Marshall Weber (Booklyn) in presenting the Fabric of War exhibit featuring Combat Paper art. The exhibit is curated by Nick Dubois. This is the first exhibit on the United Kingdom Tour.

 

April 23

St. Michael's College. Colchester, VT

Combat Paper Project members Drew Cameron, Jon Michael Turner, Eli Wright, Phil Aliff and Matt Howard will read and perform new work from their collected poems. 5 pm in the Farrell Room on the the St. Michael's campus.

 

April 21

Library of Congress. Washington, DC

Drew Cameron discusses the Combat Paper Project in a programsponsored by the Library's Veterans' Forum. In the Madison Building, 6th Floor, Dining Room A, from 12 noon to 1 pm.

 

April 7

Champlain Regional College. Lennoxville, Quebec

Combat Paper Project members will engage the campus community withreadings and performances - 7 pm at the Hangar. Sponsored by Scratch Magazine, the college's literary annual.

 

March 30

City University of New York. New York, NY

Drew Cameron joins Lovella Calica (Warrior Writers Project) and others for a discussion of art and the experiences of war, after a reading of Joshua Casteel's play, Returns: A Meditation in Post-Trauma. In the Martin E. Segal Theater, starting at 6:30 pm. A writers workshop for veterans will be held during the afternoon.

 

February 20 - April 11

Burlington City Arts - Firehouse Gallery. Burlington, VT

Combat papermakers will bring the studio to the gallery to highlight the artistic and transformational process of papermaking. The Firehouse Gallery will be transformed into a working paper and book studio during the eight week exhibit of the Combat Paper Project. Artists will be beating pulp, pulling paper sheets and working their craft while viewers peruse the hanging art work. The public is invited to engage the artists as they work. Saturday afternoon papermaking workshops will be offered. Opening reception: 5 - 8 pm, Friday, February 20th. (Seven Days ran an article on the show in their March 4th issue and Vermont Art Zine ran a thoughtful review on their blogspot.)


February 4

Camberwell College of Art. London, England

Drew Matott will lecture to the London community at Camberwell College of Art on the Combat Paper Project.

 

2008

 

December 5

Caxton Club. Chicago, IL

Eli Wright, Drew Cameron and Drew Matott will lecture to the Caxton Clubon the Combat Paper Project. You can catch a brief article from their December newsletter.

November 28 - 30

Ottawa School of Art. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Combat Papermakers will conduct a Combat Paper Workshop with area veterans. The workshop is in conjunction with a small exhibit in the OSA Gallery, a Combat Paper presentation and performances.

 

November 13

Dieu Donné Panel Discussion. New York, NY

Drew Matott, Drew Cameron and Eli Wright will discuss Art & Activism and the Combat Paper Project on a panel at Dieu Donné.

 

November 11

Booklyn Artists Book Collection Opening. Brooklyn, NY

Booklyn Artists Alliance opening for Artists Book Collection which features works by a number of Combat Papermakers.

 

November 10 - 12

Rutgers University CP Workshop, Brodsky Center for Print and Paper. New Brunswick, NJ

Drew Cameron, Eli Wright and Drew Matott will conduct a combat paper workshop (Monday-Wednesday: 10-4) with area veterans followed by an evening of readings and performances.

 

November 8 & 9

Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Montgomery College. Silver Springs, MD

The exhibit American Psyche curated by Marshall Weber (Booklyn Artists Alliance) features artists books made by Combat Papermakers. The exhibit in the King Street Gallery runs from October 27 - November 26. The exhibit is in conjunction with the annual Pyramid Atlantic Artists Book conference.

 

November 7 - December 28

Susan Hensel Gallery. Minneapolis, MN

Volume I of the Combat Paper Portfolio is a part of the Leap of Faith 4: Let Freedom Reign exhibit at Susan Hensel Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.

 

November 1 - 3

Colorado Center for Handmade Paper and Colorado College. Colorado Springs, CO

Combat Papermakers will conduct a Combat Paper Workshop with area veterans on November 1 & 2 with an evening lecture at Colorado College on the 3rd. Hosted by Sandy Kinnee from Colorado Center for Handmade Paper and Colorado College. (KKTV covered the event; the local Fox affiliate also ran a video piece.)

 

October 18, 1:00 pm

Loyola University Museum of Art. Chicago, IL

Chicago Printmakers Discuss: The Personal Art of Dissent. David Jones, Drew Luan Matott, Jessica Wagner and Kurt Brian Webb - Chicago artists featured in The Art of Democracy - will discuss their work as a vehicle for political dissent in the coming presidential election. Moderated by Pamela Ambrose. Free with museum admission.

 

October 16 - 19

San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco, CA

Jon Michael Turner, Drew Cameron, John La Falce, Eli Wright will present a lecture and performance series sponsored by the San Francisco Public Library. Bay area venues include; Caff� Trieste, Art Institute of California, The Beat Museum, Station 40, Book Bay Fort Mason and Live Worms Gallery.

 

October 16

Art Rage Gallery. Syracuse, NY

Nate Lewis and Mike Blake will present a second evening of performances and readings in conjunction with the CP Project exhibit. The exhibit runs from October 8 - November 1.

 

October 12 - 15

Mills College CP Workshop & Lecture. Oakland, CA

Jon Michael Turner, Drew Cameron, Drew Matott, John La Falce, Eli Wright will conduct a CP workshop with Bay area veterans. The workshop is in conjunction with a small exhibit, evening lectures and performances.

 

October 11

Art Rage Gallery. Syracuse, NY

Eli Wright, Nate Lewis and Mike Blake will present an evening of performances and readings in conjunction with the CP Project exhibit. The exhibit runs from October 8 - November 1.

 

October 4

Rebus Works Gallery. Raleigh, NC

Opening of exhibit "Pro/Con: Political Craft", including art from the Combat Paper Project, 7:30 pm. The exhibit runs October 3 - November 29.

 

September 29

State University of New York at Potsdam. Potsdam, NY

Drew Matott and Nate Lewis will lecture on "Art and Activism" and the Combat Paper Project. The event begins at 9 am in Dunn Theater.

 

September 26 - 28

St. Lawrence University CP Workshop & Lecture. Canton, NY

Jon Michael Turner, Drew Cameron, Drew Matott, John La Falce, Eli Wright, Nate Lewis and Mike Blake will be conducting a weekend of CP activities with veterans, SLU students and the public.

 

September 10

State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh, NY

Drew Matott will lecture on "Art and Activism" and be joined by Drew Cameron and Jon Michael Turner to discuss the Combat Paper Project. The event begins at 7:30 pm.

 

September 6 - November 9

Loyola University Museum of Art. Chicago, IL

Exhibition entitled The Art of Democracy featuring You Are Not My Enemy: Combat Paper Volume IV and Drew Matott's People's Portraits of Bush.

 

August 20 - November 21

Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University. Canton, NY

A Combat Paper exhibit including individual paper art works by participating project members. The exhibit also features a veterans' papermaking workshop, presentations and discussions with students and the public.

 

July 17 - 26

West Tisbury Grange Hall. Martha's Vineyard, MA

Drew Matott, Drew Cameron and a host of returned Iraq Vet papermakers will conduct papermaking and warrior writer workshops throughout the week. Sandra Bernat of Seastone Papers will be hosting the workshops. A culminating exhibit of Combat Paper will be open to the public on July 26th. Sara Nesson's Iraq Paper Scissors film in progress will also be shown.

 

April 20

Saratoga Library. Saratoga, CA

Drew Matott and Phil Aliff will join a panel discussion about responding to the Iraq war through creative practice. The panel discussion will be held in conjunction with a showing of the Mutanabbi Street Broadsides and Combat Paper Exhibit, sponsored by the Montalvo Arts Center.

 

March 16 - 20

Herberger College of Fine Arts, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ

Drew Cameron and Drew Matott will present a Pulp Politics lecture featuring interactive street art, a pulp printing class with students, a Combat Paper presentation and Combat Paper Workshop with local area veterans. They will be joined by Jon Michael Turner and Phil Aliff, both Iraq veterans and emerging paper artists.

 

March 12 - 15

Fresno City College. Fresno, CA

Drew Cameron and Drew Matott will present a Pulp Politics lecture featuring interactive street art, a pulp printing class with students, a Combat Paper presentation and Combat Paper Workshop with local area veterans. They will be joined by Jon Michael Turner and Phil Aliff, both Iraq veterans and emerging paper artists.

 

March 10 & 11

University of California Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA

Lecture and Combat Paper Workshop with area veterans.

 

March 9

The Beat Museum. San Francisco, CA

Exhibit of Combat Paper, reading and performances by veterans - 7:30 pm.

 

March 9

Napa Valley Handpapermaking. Napa, CA

A Combat Paper Workshop with area veterans.

 

March 8

Magnolia Editions. Oakland, CA

A Combat Paper Workshop with area veterans.

 

February 19 & 20

Art Institute of Washington. Washington, DC

Jon Michael Turner and Drew Matott will be lecturing about the Combat Paper Project at Art Institute of Washington. Sara Nesson will be rocking it with her camera, capturing Jon and Drew as pilgrims in an unholy land.

 

February 13 - 17

Longwood University. Farmville, VA

Drew Cameron, Drew Matott and Jon Michael Turner will present a Pulp Politics lecture featuring interactive street art, a pulp printing class with students, a Combat Paper presentation and Combat Paper Workshop with local area veterans.

 

February 8 - 12

New York City Tour. New York City, NY

Jon Michael Turner and Drew Matott will be touring NYC, visiting Dieu Donné, Center for Book, Printed Matter and Booklyn Artists Alliance. Sara will be interviewing Booklyn's Marshall Weber and Kyle Schlesinger from Cuniform Press.

 

February 7

Breaking the Silence Exhibit. Philadelphia, PA

Jon Michael Turner and Drew Matott will attend the opening for Breaking the Silence exhibit, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

 

2007

 

Combat began in the basement of an old broom factory in the south end arts district of Burlington, VT in May 2007 when Drew Cameron cut his uniform from his body and turned the material into handmade paper.