The Morgan Fills Gallery Walls with Innovative, Transformative Shows

Photo by Grace Kildoo

The end of summer moving into fall brings a whole new brand of excitement to the Morgan. We will be hosting our next gallery exhibition following the success of the second installment of the CAN Triennial. Sustain, Innovate, Transform is a project of the Morgan Conservatory and the Pittsburgh Print Group, featuring artwork incorporating paper made by hand at the Morgan Conservatory that reflects our mission of integrating sustainable practices with papermaking, book arts, and printmaking. The exhibition will be open to the public beginning on September 30 and during the 2022 Mid America Print Council Biennial Conference, October 13–16 (which takes place at Kent State University). The Morgan will be having a Field Day in conjunction with CIA and Zygote Press from 11 am to 4 pm on October 16. This field day will invite conference attendees and the public to visit the exhibition and participate in take-away demos at the Morgan.

Following this exhibition, Drew Cameron, the owner and operator of an Iowa-based organization called Combat Paper, will present programming to show how retired military uniforms are transformed into paper for use in printmaking, bookbinding, and other forms of paper-based art. A uniform carries with it the stories and experiences of the veteran who wore it, and Combat Paper believes in creating paper and artwork that hold the same qualities. The organization provides educational papermaking workshops, primarily to veterans, and exhibits the artworks created. Uniforms are donated either directly by veterans or by their families. The Morgan Conservatory’s forthcoming exhibition will feature works by Cameron, as well as works produced in Combat Paper workshops that respond to themes of trauma, therapy, repair and rejuvenation, and community in regard to military service. Cameron will also do several demonstrations of the process for retiring uniforms and preparing them to be made into paper. In addition, the Morgan is organizing a series of public workshops, artist talks, and youth programs to share the mission of Combat Paper with the Cleveland community and bring a sense of connectivity to local veterans. Stay up to date on the upcoming events on our social media pages, and on our website.

We also can’t wait to see everyone for our annual kozo harvest, which will take place in early November.


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