For more than a decade, the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, located on the edge of AsiaTown and Hough, has offered space for artists and dabblers alike to learn how to make their own paper from various natural fibers, and what to do with it after making it, including marbling, letterpress printing and making handcrafted books. Its gallery displays the paper-based work of artists from the area and around the world.
As outreach to the community, Morgan hosted an open house where people could drop in and try out things such as sibling painting in a tray to produce marble effects and dying fabrics in indigo. The Cleveland Seed Bank was there to share their milkweed growing project, and New York-based artist in residence Karen Revis explained to those stopping by her workspace how she printed her images on the handmade paper. Visitors were heard exclaiming that they had no idea there was such a hive of creativity in their own neighborhood.
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