COMBAT PAPER WORKSHOP BY DREW CAMERON

Time
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St. (Map)

This event is FREE.
HCCC Members’ Exclusive Workshop Hours:
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.
Space is limited.
Members should reserve their spot at
events@crafthouston.org.

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.

About Combat Paper
Founded in 2007 by Drew Cameron and Drew Matott, Combat Paper welcomes free expression and invites participants to communicate their experiences through the language of hand papermaking and pulp printing. By conducting workshops within communities of individuals affected by war, using donated textile artifacts, Combat Paper creates an open and accessible atmosphere for individuals to share their stories as part of a collective voice. More information at http://www.combatpaper.org.

About the Artist
Drew Cameron (San Francisco, CA) is a papermaker, based in the Shotwell Paper Mill, and the co-founder of Combat Paper. Cameron served in the U.S. Army from 2000 to 2006 and spent four years in active duty as a Field Artillery Soldier, with a tour in Iraq in 2003, where he was promoted to Sergeant (E-5). From 2004 to 2006, he served in the Vermont Army National Guard. He has held residencies at the Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR), University of Illinois (Urbana, IL), University of Iowa Center for the Book (Iowa City, IA), and Southwest School of Art & Craft (San Antonio, TX). His work can be found in 33 public collections and has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR), Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles, CA), the Corcoran Gallery (Washington, D.C.), Courthauld Institute (London, UK), and the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.), to name a few.