Kozo Harvest 2019
Kozo Harvest Weekend 2019: Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am-4:00 pm and Sunday, November 10. 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Fall is here and our annual Kozo Harvest is right around the corner!
As the leaves on our paper mulberry (kozo) trees begin to change color, we know that it's nearly time to harvest this fiber for Eastern papermaking.
Eat a bowl of chili and join us for a community-wide event that serves as a hands-on introduction to the foundation of papermaking and the Morgan itself.
Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
While you're here you can also visit our gallery and view our dual exhibition. Printmaking As Resistance is a group exhibition featuring contemporary artists who are using posters, zines, and other print-based media as a conduit to inspire thought and provoke social activism.
A Moral Compass utilizes the book format to explore age old issues of ethics and morality. This provocative exhibition presented by Art Books Cleveland incorporates both traditional and unconventional book bindings, materials, and structures to explore universal themes and new perspectives.
About our Kozo Garden:
The art of papermaking has a long and interesting history that can be traced to ancient China and the bark of the kozo plant over 2,000 years ago. Kozo, also called the paper mulberry plant, is the same type of fiber grown, harvested and transformed into paper each year at the Morgan.
The Morgan’s Sam Caraboolad Garden is a green oasis tucked into the industrial brick scenery of the Midtown neighborhood. It is the largest kozo grove in the United States. In spring of 2017, we expanded our garden into a second lot, doubling its size in celebration of our 10-year anniversary.
The Morgan’s Sam Caraboolad Garden is the largest kozo (paper mulberry tree) grove in the United States. By growing the raw material onsite, we not only avoid the sizeable expense of importing the fibers from Asia, but also create a self-sustaining cycle of papermaking.
This event is family friendly, free + open to all!