DATE AND TIME: February 11, 2017, 5:30-7:00 PM
Refreshments provided, $5.00 donation requested (soups, snacks, and cash bar)
Papermaking is an ancient tradition that is an important base for the evolution of cultures world-wide. Before the advent of modern papermaking from trees, paper was made from natural fibers or rags.
As part of the upcoming Summer 2017 Town of Conway Anniversary, Tsegyalgar East will participate in the 250th Anniversary for the town of Conway in a number of events through Khnadroling Paper Cooperative, Khaita Dance and Shang Shung Institute. For a full list of these events visit, here.
Khandroling Paper Cooperative will give a public presentation on February 11, 2017 of its Conway Rags to Paper Project for which it received a HATCH Grant from the Greater Shelburne Falls Business Association and Massachusetts Cultural Council.
The Conway Rags to Paper Project will collect, process, and beat in our Hollander beater cotton rags from Conway residents to create pulp which will then be used in making handmade paper specifically for the 250th anniversary of Conway. This paper will become the base to contain writing by participants and artist members related to the history, stories and personal connection to the town of Conway, which will then be mounted in a variety of formats (ex: scrolls, mural, and folding books,) using various printing methods (stamping, stencil, calligraphy, printing) for exhibition during the three-day anniversary.
The Conway Raps to Paper Project will take place on 2 Consecutive Saturdays:
April 29, 2017 - Papermaking with Madeline Liebling
May 13, 2017 - Paper to Text with Jacqueline Gens
In our presentation we will bring examples of our handmade paper and text. Please join us for a fun and informative event!