UPDATE: As of midnight on Giving Tuesday, we had reached 91% of our goal, which was amazing!
But by the next morning with the announcement of our total, we received several other generous donations which pushed us over our goal of $1,373!!
We are so thankful and humbled by the generosity of our supporters.
We cannot do this without you, so thank you for your support in our getting a new artmaking system up and running immediately for Frontline Paper!
PLEASE SUPPORT US THIS #GIVINGTUESDAY
Frontline Paper has been using an old machine called a Thermofax to create pulp spray stencil screens for Veteran participants to transfer photographs and hand-drawn images onto personal handmade papers made from their military uniforms since 2011.
This method has been wonderful in helping Veterans to share their stories in a user-friendly manner. While there is technique involved, you don’t have to be an artist to come out of the workshops with profound works of art to share with the world.
Well...the final seller of the blue mesh we use specifically for this process is going out of business!
The product is discontinued!
We knew this day would come, as our machine is very old and outdated as well.
This hurdle won’t stop us though!
Frontline Paper staff have been researching and developing a new system to make screens on-the-go with our mobile program that travels the Eastern United States and here at our studios on the spot on Sundays, during our open, drop-in Veterans-only workshops.
But we can’t afford all of the new supplies to get going with a fresh system for Veterans without some help!
These products altogether cost $1,373 to really give us a leg up and get the new system up and running.
Will you chip?
Please Help Veterans to Share Their Stories through a new art process