Handmade Paper Production

Handmade paper production is a time-consuming and delicate process. It requires patience, practice, understanding of chemistry, proficient color mixing, development of well-tried recipes, great intuition, and a bit of good luck in order to acheive consistent thickness and color of paper. The Morgan is the only non-profit organization in the US producing a large volume of handmade paper for sale […]

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Navigation: Lake Erie – Great Lakes

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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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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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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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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