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Timothy Frerichs has spent the past 25 years using his artwork to address the impact humans have on the environment. His current work addresses human activity as the dominant influence on the environmental problems plaguing Lake Erie and the Great Lakes system. Frerichs writes: “Climate change coupled with other human manipulations are altering the Great Lakes system at an unprecedented level. […]

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A Pause: Reflection and Change at the Morgan Conservatory

“Times are tough, and they’ve challenged everybody,” reflects Tom Balbo, founder and artistic director. “I started with the concept for the Morgan in 2006. This must be unlucky 13.” This summer of closures, postponements, and uncertainties has caused us to realize that often the most memorable experiences of art involve crowded spaces. Back in March, we canceled the opening reception of our […]

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Let Your Love Flow

  This is not about that old song by the Bellamy Brothers. The Morgan Conservatory scored in a big way last year by landing a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and if you’ve been around the papermaking studio the last few months you’ve probably seen some of the result. Claudio Orso-Giacone, one of the artists supported there […]

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2019: A forward-looking retrospective

Elsewhere on the digital pages of CAN, Brittany M. Hudak and Michael Gill have written fine-grained and big-picture analyses of the year in Northeast Ohio art. Hudak remembered the year in a series of particular exhibits; Gill contextualized local developments within larger trends in the artworld. This post, then, is calibrated towards the medium scale—events which made a great immediate […]

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Ignite Your Creativity with a Winter Workshop

This winter, try something new. Winter workshops are like a gift for your creativity. They provide an opportunity to explore creative techniques under the instruction of experienced artists and educators. The Morgan’s workshops are designed to fuel inspiration and build new skills in a short amount of time, equipping students with enough knowledge to walk away and do it themselves. […]

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The Morgan Presents Printmaking as Resistance Exhibition & Zine Library

Printmaking as Resistance is a zine library and exhibition on view from October 18 to November 16 that will feature local and regional artists who are reinforcing and redefining how printmaking is used as a vessel for resistance and activism today. Throughout history, printmaking has been used as an accessible tool for communication, raising awareness about social issues and inspiring […]

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Papering over everything: The seventh National Juried Exhibition at the Morgan Conservatory

The rules are simple for the Morgan Conservatory’s National Juried Exhibition: Participants can submit any art object so long as 50 percent of it is made with paper. 320 artists from around the country answered the call for entries, submitting 587 projects—a record number in the seven years the Morgan has held juried shows. Ultimately, curators selected works from 54 […]

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