Join in the Fun This Winter at the Morgan
Over here at the Morgan, we are running off the exhilaration of our annual Kozo harvest! This past weekend we had our friends and community members help in one of our most important jobs for our paper production. The art of papermaking has a long and interesting history that can be traced to ancient China and the bark of the Kozo plant over 2,000 years ago. Kozo, also called the paper mulberry plant, is the same type of fiber grown, harvested, and transformed into paper each year at the Morgan. The Morgan’s Sam Caraboolad Garden is a green oasis tucked into the industrial brick scenery of the Midtown neighborhood. It is the largest Kozo grove in the United States. In the spring of 2017, we expanded our garden into a second lot, doubling its size in celebration of our tenth anniversary.
Looking toward the winter season here at the Morgan brings loads of exciting events to continue into 2022. Beginning November 27, we will be holding our annual Morgan Market, an exclusive event for our members which allows them to utilize our gallery space to sell their handmade works—just before the holiday rush! The unique, one-of-a-kind works will be for sale, in-person and online, from November 27 through December 23. While the pandemic put a halt on many things, we were able to hold the market last year. We are planning to boost the number of this year’s participants and pieces included, as well as resuming in-person shopping to bring this event closer to our normal proceedings, while keeping everyone as safe as possible!
After our annual Kozo harvest, we are looking forward to kicking up our winter workshop season. Throughout the rest of the year, we will be holding the first few workshops of our winter season, continuing into 2022. Introduce yourself to traditional and nontraditional Japanese papermaking and learn to create beautiful sheets of washi from start to finish. Our Japanese papermaking workshop will be held on November 20 and 21, in person at the Morgan. Our other in-person workshop will be our Miniature Zine workshop, held on Saturday, December 11. Our virtual workshop Patterns & Prints will be held on Tuesday, December 7, when you will learn how to make your pattern on linoleum plates to make pattern prints for postcards, wallpaper, wrapping paper, and more.
For the past nine years, we have called artists from all across the country to submit works for our annual juried exhibition. We are so excited to continue this exhibition and artist opportunity again this year. Our official jurors will be Sienna Brown, curator for the Cleveland Clinic Art Program, and Jared Ledesma, senior curator at the Akron Art Museum. Each year for our juried show we settle on a theme for the artists’ submissions. While our next theme is undecided as of now, in years past they have included Papertrails, Transformation, and American Fiber. The deadline to submit for the official judging is December 10, 2021. The exhibition will run from March 4 to April 16. Stay connected with us on our website and on social media @morganpaper to get the most updated information on this exhibition.
MORGAN MARKET | NOVEMBER 27–DECEMBER 23
JAPANESE PAPERMAKING WORKSHOP | SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 & 21
PATTERNS & PRINTS VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7
MINIATURE ZINE IN-PERSON WORKSHOP | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11
THE MORGAN ART OF PAPERMAKING
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