Friday, July 20, 2012

Peace Paper Project - Workshop & Exhibition

Made possible through out Art in Public Spaces program, this was a free workshop designed as a collaborative effort between Peace Paper Project and the Torpedo Factory Art Center's Target Gallery.

The workshop was be led Peace Paper Project Directors Drew Matott and Margaret Mahan, as well as Art Therapist Arielle Matthews. Participants were comprised of Torpedo Factory Artist and survivors of trauma and veterans in the Washington, D.C. area.

Through making paper from their own clothing and prints from their own images, workshop participants will utilize both traditional and contemporary applications of the paper arts as a means to tell their individual stories. The workshop will culminate with an exhibit of handmade paper, pulp paintings, pulp prints and broadsides made throughout the workshop.

About Peace Paper Recognizing the therapeutic benefits of the medium, Peace Paper works to make hand papermaking available to the world in numerous ways. Peace Paper works with survivors of trauma and uses a portable paper making studio and fibers that hold significance (such as articles of clothing that one might have worn during chemo treatment, or part of a military uniform, etc) to create hand made paper. Their goal is to bring paper to the people so that they may transform their unique fibers into works of art; expressing their stories through the pulp while using the medium of papermaking to enrich their artistic voices.

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