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Morganites: Fiber in Flux

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Heights Arts currently presents “Morganites: Fiber in Flux,” a special exhibition curated by Tom Balbo, artist and artistic director of Cleveland’s Morgan Papermaking Conservatory.  Heights Arts executive director Rachel Bernstein states, “We see it as an important service to our community to introduce and highlight the arts resources in our area that set our region apart.  To that end, we are showcasing the Morgan Paper Conservatory and artists who have helped grow a local and thriving paper arts community.”

Tom Balbo says,”The Morgan Conservatory is a place for discovery of hand papermaking for both the professional and non-professional artist and craftsperson. The exhibition highlights many Morgan Conservatory artists that embrace the organization’s ethos of setting aside the ego for the sake of a collaborative effort of papermaking and the transference of craft, technique and ideas. Representing both handmade and commercial grade papers and fibers, this show illustrates a wide range of paper art processes including sculpture, print, pulp painting, book arts, painting and drawing.”

In conjunction with the exhibition, Heights Arts will be hosting papermaking workshops led by Morgan Conservatory experts on Saturday, May 3.

On Thursday, May 8 at 7pm, Tom Balbo will give an informal talk about the Morgan Papermaking Conservatory and the artists represented in the show followed by EKPHRASTACY, a new cross-pollinating poetry program where poets read new poems inspired by works in the exhibition.

participating artists:  Jared Akerstrom, Margaret Bakke, Tom Balbo, Melissa Jay Craig, Yuko Kimura, Aimee Lee, Stephanie Lee, Pam McKee, Julie McLaughlin, Mason Milani, Victoria Pickett, Steve Pittelkow, Lauren Sammon, Tony Trausch, Susan Vincent, Kirstin Willders, Paula Zinsmeister

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