With our artists and galleries back in full swing, our residency program have been thriving! Hosting our artists-in-residence is something we keep close to our hearts at the Morgan and to be able to provide a home and working space for local, national, and international artists revives our passion to create art experiences for our community! The Morgan's residency period runs throughout the year and can be scheduled for anywhere between a few weeks to a few months, depending on the project and work being produced. During their residency, artists have full access to our entire facility, which includes the paper studio, bindery, and print studio. This gives all our artists the opportunity to explore all facets of paper arts, and even experiment with new techniques since we have the equipment at their fingertips.
We are so thankful for the generous support from the Windgate Foundation to continue this program annually, especially after the pandemic! Our artists in residence for 2021 have
hailed from as close as a couple blocks away in downtown Cleveland, and as far away as Australia! Some of the artists who have been working in our galleries throughout this year are Beth Sheehan, Hyeyoung Shin, Hannah Bennett Smith, Shadi Ayoub, Tony Williams, Char Norman and Helen Hoffelt, Loreto Greve, Ivan Correa, Ana Fernandez, and Tim Mosely. We are exceptionally proud of the work these artists create in our studio space! During their residency they teach one workshop available for anyone who’s interested, either virtually or
on Morgan's campus. Keep your eyes peeled for the details on these workshops throughout the year, because they are truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Our artists will be holding conversations, or artist talks, throughout their time with us, and the information on location, date, and time will be posted on our website, morganconservatory,org, and on our social media platforms, @morganpaper on Instagram and Facebook. You can follow along with our artists' work here, and you can apply to be one of our residents next year here.
Photo of Hannah Bennett Smith at Morgan Conservatory.