Exciting Things Brewing at the Morgan
We have exciting events coming to the Morgan this summer. First among them is the return of our Open House! Prior to the pandemic, our open houses would bring the community together, sharing our studios and history of papermaking and The Morgan. We had such a ball during the return of our Open House May 14. In conjunction with this event, we also exhibited artwork from our community arts project From Plant to Paper: Papermaking in Cleveland Communities. The series draws focus to the entire papermaking process from start to finish—education about fiber choices, harvesting and processing fibers, and pulling paper. This program is presented in conjunction with the Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association (GCNCA) to take place in middle schools and senior centers. Coverage of the event can be found on social media, as well as on our website, morganconservatory.org.
Following the celebration of our Open House, our summer workshop season will kick off in June. We are going to continue to offer both virtual and in-person workshops this summer, with a goal of continuing to engage our audience across the Cleveland community and the country. Some of our highly anticipated workshops continue to be our Eastern and Western papermaking and paper marbling workshops, and both will be offered this summer! More information on our summer season will be available on our website.
Our 2021 artists-in-residence will gather at the end of May for their annual gallery exhibition. Following their residency, we ask our artists-in-residence to return and exhibit works in papermaking, book arts, printmaking, photography and mixed techniques. “Residency programs allow you to be away from the world for short increments of time,” reflects Founder and Artistic Director Tom Balbo. They provide the studio space, equipment and an uninterrupted interval of time crucial in helping artists create new work while advancing their approaches and ways of thinking. Our 2021 artists-in-residence who will be exhibiting in the show include Shadi Ayoub, Char Norman, Helen Hoffelt, Tony Williams, and Beth Sheehan.
Following this exhibition, we are thrilled to be a host venue for the second iteration of CAN Triennial, the regionally focused series of exhibitions concurrent with the FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. The Morgan Conservatory will host CAN Triennial’s opening celebration, Friday, July 8, and an exhibition curated by Thea Spittle.
2020/21 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE EXHIBITION | MAY 20–JUNE 18
OPENING RECEPTION 5-8PM FRIDAY, MAY 20
CAN TRIENNIAL | JULY 9–AUGUST 31
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