"Combat Paper" coming to Wewoka

Posted by Richard Ellwanger on 11/02/2012
The Seminole Nation Museum (Wewoka, OK) will present an exhibit of The Combat Paper Project as part of their Veterans Day festival, from November 10th through January 31st. Exhibits coordinator Tara Tappert, will give a talk on the history ...of the "Arts, Military and Healing" on November 10th, and John La Falce will present a two-day combat papermaking workshop for area veterans on November 12th and 13th at Seminole State College in the Enoch Kelly Haney Center.
The Combat Paper Project utilizes art making workshops to assist veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal experiences as well as broadening the traditional narrative surrounding service and the military culture.
Through papermaking workshops veterans use their uniforms worn in combat to create cathartic works of art. The uniforms are cut up, beaten into a pulp and formed into sheets of paper. Veterans use the transformative process of papermaking to reclaim their uniform as art and begin to embrace their experiences in the military.
For more information about the exhibit, lectures or participating in the workshop, contact the Seminole Nation Museum at 405-257-5580 or [email protected]

Also, visit www.combatpaper.orgCombat Paper Angel