Special invitation to the Second Annual Art In response to Violence Event:
This year our conference is focused on featuring the Peace Paper Artists.
Peace Paper works to empower bereaved international communities by engaging them in collaborative art processes addressing peaceful reconciliation and positive forward thinking. Through paper, writing, book, and printmaking activities, workshop participants transform significant articles of clothing into works of art which broadcast their stories (http://www.peacepaper.net).
Papermaker Drew Matott and poet Margaret Mahan of Peace Paper will provide a presentation on Art and Papermaking as Social Action. Following the lecture, Peace Paper will facilitate an interactive papermaking demonstration and workshop. Participants will be provided with a closer look at the papermaking process as they form handmade sheets of paper from cloth collected along Peace Paper's travels. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to create their own "prayers for peace" on handmade paper, to be added to a larger international exhibit of prayer flags.
The lecture will be on Thursday November 10th on the NEIU campus in LWH 1002 from 2-3:30. The workshop will be in the Art Department studios from 4-6.
The registration fee for this lecture and workshop will be $10.00, and for CEU and CPDU credits the fee will be $20.00. The registration form is attached. As seats for both activities are limited, it is best to register no later than Monday, November 7th.