Combat Paper

The Station Gallery hosts reception for newest exhibit

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLINTON COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU Kevin Basl, middle, shakes hands with a member of the public during the opening reception of his Combat Paper exhibit on Friday evening.
Nathan Lewis, second from left, speaks with members of the public during The Station Gallery’s opening reception of the Combat Paper exhibit. Basl read from his book “Warrior Writers” during the reception on Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLINTON COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Arts Council recently hosted Combat Paper artist Nathan Lewis and Kevin Basl during an opening reception at The Station Gallery on Friday night. Lewis’s work was featured throughout the gallery for members of the public to view and Basl read from his book “Warrior Writers.”

Combat Paper artists transform military uniforms into handmade paper. The artists believe in this simple yet enduring premise that the plant fiber in rags can be transformed into paper.

Combat Paper combines contemporary printing techniques with traditional papermaking to create their work.

The project was formed in 2009 by Drew Matott, John LaFalce, Lee S. McDonald and Scott Meeker to help veterans cope with experiences in war.

The exhibit will be open from now until Aug. 3 which will coincide with the Hometown Hero Banners celebration.