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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12 Artists-In-Residence Arrive at Morgan Conservatory

FOR PAPER ARTISTS, studio resources are often difficult to find. “There is an extremely limited number of artist residencies out there with access to papermaking equipment, which makes this residency program vital to survival of this artistic medium,” reflects Gallery & Artistic Opportunities Coordinator, Anna Tararova. “Our residency program is unique because it provides artists the ability to utilize our […]

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Winter Workshops Cultivate Creativity

Don’t let your imagination hibernate this winter. Workshops provide an opportunity to explore creative techniques under the instruction of experienced artists and educators. Workshops fuel inspiration and build new skills in a short amount of time, providing students with the knowledge to walk away and do it themselves. Within the course of a weekend or sometimes part of a day, […]

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Finding Book-Ness: ABC at CSU

Once books were simply vehicles, carrying the information they contained. For centuries, they were the most efficient way to traffic in words and pictures. In these digital days they still do that, but they have other functions, too: They are monuments to those ideas, celebrations, commemorations, and elaborations on them. They are a way not just to pass words and […]

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Maya Apprentice Project Reclaims Culture Through Papermaking

Ancient Mayas were skilled papermakers and bookmakers. The Morgan Conservatory’s Maya Apprentice Project seeks to assist in the reintroduction of a hands-on skill that has a long tradition in Maya history. From August to November, Maya scholar, Ajpub’ Pablo García Ixmatá will be visiting from Guatemala to learn techniques in papermaking and bookbinding. By utilizing natural and recycled fibers from […]

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Into the Third Dimension: Unknown Terrains at the Morgan Conservatory

The Morgan Conservatory’s mission is the preservation and advancement of “the ancient art of papermaking.”  That mission is well-served by its exhibition opening this week, Unknown Terrain. Breaking preconceptions about paper in the fine arts, the Morgan’s show hosts more than a half dozen large installation made entirely or primarily out of paper. Paper is most often treated as a […]

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Dancing on Water: Color Waves at the Morgan Paper Conservatory

On view through May 26 at the Morgan Paper Conservatory, Color Waves features signature work of Antonio Vélez Celemín and his collaborations with Luciene Fávero, prints by Iris Nevins, Steve Pittelkow, among other international artists. In this rare exhibition we get a glimpse of the art of master paper marblers and their refined craft. Marbling is two-dimensional yoga; it strives to teach […]

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The Morgan Presents Unknown Terrain, an Immersive Installation Art Experience

Unknown Terrain transforms the familiar into the fantastic. Enter the Morgan, an industrial machine shop converted into a 15,000-square-foot arts center. Inside, you’ll find an environment once utilized for industry repurposed for visual arts, an evolution indicative of the very philosophy behind the show. Unknown Terrain features three-dimensional, multimedia artworks designed to invoke the varying relationships between senses, space, and […]

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