Learn About the Cycle of Papermaking at Morgan Conservatory’s Kozo Harvest

Sat 11/9 @ 10am-6pm

Sun 11/10 @ 10am-4pm

When the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory planted its Sam Caraboolad Garden out back of its studio facility, featuring an extensive planting of kozo (mulberry) trees, it encompassed the entire cycle of creating art from paper, all the way back to growing the material from which to make the paper. It looked to China, where kozo has been used in papermaking for more than 2,000 years to create the largest kozo grove in the U.S.

Each year, it invites the community in for its kozo harvest, and this year it really needs helping hands: this past spring it expanded the garden to a second lot, doubling its size.

Come share a bowl of chili and help with the picking. Bring the kids; it’s family-friendly and free. You can RSVP here, or just come on down when you’re free. If you don’t know anything about the papermaking process, you’ll find plenty of experts to fill you in. Next thing you know you’ll be signing up for a class! Be sure to take a break to go inside to the gallery and check out the Morgan’s current shows, Printmaking as Resistance and A Moral Compass, demonstrating that paper — used in books, zines, posters and more — can be the basis of protest, activism and exploration of ethical and moral issues.


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