Darren Lee Miller

Combat Paper: Word Made Flesh

COMBAT PAPER: Word Made Flesh

Curated by Steve Prince and Darren Lee Miller
Opening Reception: Sat., Oct. 4, 5:00 – 7:00PM
Closing Reception: Tue., Oct. 28, 12:30 – 2:00PM
Exhibition Dates: Sat., Oct 4 – Tue., Oct. 28, 2014
Closed Oct. 11 – 14 for Fall Break

Hand paper-making is the language of Combat Paper. By working in communities directly affected by warfare and using the uniforms and artifacts from their experiences, a transformation occurs and our collective language is born. Artist Nathan Lewis will lead veterans and other workshop participants in a week-long paper-making and bookmaking workshop. Participants will reclaim their uniforms — which will be cut up, beaten into a pulp, and formed into sheets of paper — to collaboratively create works of art which will be shown in conjunction with artworks made by national and international artists on sheets of combat paper. Invited artists are Laura Blacklow, Kimberly Dummons, Helen Frederick, Amara Geffen, Sergio Gomez, Jerushia Graham, Cheryl Hatch, Cheryl Hayes, Bruce Herman, Augustus Jenkins, Brian Kreydatus, Peter Madden, Darren Lee Miller, Steve Prince, George Roland, Richard Sayer, Richard Schindler, George Smith, Andrew Stanbridge, Lynn Sures, Ian Thomas, and Donald Wilson.

This exhibition is supported in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Workshops: Mon., Sept. 29 – Sat., Oct. 4
Project leaders: Alexis Hart, Ph.D. and Steve Prince

Monday, September 29
12:00 – 1:30PM, Campus Center 301
Lecture | Gulf Wars and Warriors at the Post Katrina Crossroads, Beth McCoy, SUNY Geneseo
7:00 – 9:00PM, Vukovich Center for Communication Arts
Keynote and Dance Performance | Brian Castner, author of The Long Walk and Exit 21 Dance Company

Tuesday, September 30
7:00 – 8:30PM, Campus Center 301
Panel | Peace, War, Violence, and Moral Psychology, Lydia Eckstein Jackson, Psychology, John Christie-Searles, Political Science, Tony and Marsha Pedone, Psychologists

Wednesday, October 1
6:30 – 8:30PM, Quigley Hall
Screening | The Invisible War, facilitated by Barbara Shaw, Women’s Studies, Bruce Harlan, Women’s Services
6:30 – 8:30PM, Ford Chapel
Panel | War, Trauma, and the Arts — Healing Arts, Nathan Lewis, Founder, Combat Paper, Eleanor Weisman, Dance & Movement Studies

Thursday, October 2
6:00 – 7:00PM, Ford Chapel
Panel | Historical Trauma, Commemoration, Absence, Jane Ellen Nickel, College Chaplain, Eric Boynton, Philosophy & Religious Studies
7:00 – 8:00PM, Ford Chapel
Interfaith Vigil

Friday, October 3
12:00 – 1:30PM, Tippee Alumni Center
Panel | Outside the Wire: The Military/Civilian Divide, Franklin Forts, History, Cheryl Hatch, Journalism in the Public Interest, Larry James, Vietnam Veteran, author, Unfortunate Sons

Saturday, October 4
5:00 – 7:00PM, Bowman~Penelec~Megahan Art Galleries
Opening Reception and Celebration
26 invited artists, Eleanor Weisman leading performance with Dance and Movement Studies Students, Carol Niblock leading performance with Vocal and Music Students

The conference and workshops are supported in part by the Jon C. Sturdevant Memorial
Lectureship. Income from this fund, established by Paul Sturdevant, class of 1899, and Watkin P Sturdevant, class of 1906, in memory of their father, Honorable John C. Sturdevant, is used to secure a series of lectures from someone of recognized authority in literature, history, or the social sciences.