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MCC to host Peace Paper Project

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Student Veterans of America and MCC’s Student Life Office will host the Peace Paper Project from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the college’s art department studios, 8900 Route 14.

MCC’s Student Senate voted for a grant to support this event in collaboration with Transitional Living Services Veterans of Lake and McHenry County. 

The workshop will offer MCC students and community veterans the opportunity to create art and tell stories about their experiences. The event will take place in Rooms A141D and A149. 

Peace Paper Project uses traditional hand papermaking as a means of engaging communities in art practices that bring people together, broadcast their stories, and transform their fibers into meaningful art pieces.

TLS Veterans was founded in 1996 and since 2001, has owned and operated New Horizons, a center in Hebron, for homeless veterans who want a chance to rebuild their lives. 

The Peace Paper Project event is free and open to students and the veterans’ community of McHenry County. 

Art will be on display in the Epping Gallery (across from the bookstore) at MCC from Monday through April 30.  

Registration is required, as 20 spaces are available each day. To register, email mcc.sva@live.com or call 815-455-8947.

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