Opportunity for Excellence, at the Morgan
The invention of paper was a catalyst to the surge of education and development of art around the world. For the past 2000 years, paper has evolved in a multitude of directions, many directly connected to our daily lives. Here at the Morgan Conservatory, we not only preserve the authentic techniques of papermaking, but celebrate the work artists are making with paper as a medium. It continues to trigger inspiration and impact almost every aspect of our lives. Calling forth periods of isolation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our vision behind the theme for this year’s exhibition, Introspection / Retrospection, is to celebrate the art that was conceived in times of isolation and reintegration. Once these ideas were triggered or planted, they could spark periods of introspection and retrospection during a time of quiet respite.
Our jurors this year are Sienna Brown, a curator at the Cleveland Clinic, and Jared Ledesma, the senior curator at the Akron Art Museum. A total of 92 artists hailing
from coast to coast have submitted nearly 240 works! With our annual juried exhibition, we are able to continue this exploration and celebration of the paper arts. The show runs March 25, 2022 through May 6, with a virtual experience to be made available on our website closer to the opening date!
Looking toward summer on our campus, we will have a full schedule of workshops running! These will take place either virtually or in one of our studios. If you have been on the fence about participating, we urge you not to wait another year! Our winter season, which kicked off last November, has been proving to be one of the most successful since the beginning of the pandemic, with the majority of in-person workshops filling up. Head over to our website, morganconservatory.org, to stay up-to-date on our summer season!
INTROSPECTION/RETROSPECTION | MARCH 25–MAY 6
NOTAN: THE DARK/LIGHT PRINCIPLE OF DESIGN | 10AM-4PM SATURDAY, MARCH 19
IN MOTION: USING TEXT AND IMAGE IN ARTIST BOOKS *| 6-7PM TUESDAY, MARCH 22
THE ACCORDION VARIATIONS: 3 BASIC BOOK STRUCTURES | 10AM-4PM SATURDAY, APRIL 23
* denotes virtual workshop
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