[re]define is the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory’s 3rd annual regional juried exhibition. This Thursday’s opening doubles as a grand re-opening following a winter of remodeling.
The show was selected by this year’s jurors, Liz Maugans and William Busta. Maugans is the co-founder of Zygote Press and the Collective Arts Network and its CAN Journal quarterly publication. She studied Printmaking at Kent State University before receiving her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Busta is the owner of Cleveland’s most successful commercial gallery, William Busta Gallery. Busta will retire from the gallery business this summer, but promises to maintain an active role in the art community.
[re]define includes artists living and working within a 75-mile radius of Cleveland whose work is created primarily using paper and paper fibers. Cash prizes, handmade paper packages, and other prizes will be awarded to the most “[re]defining” works.
“The wonderful work that Bill and I were so lucky to view and select for the Morgan Conservatory’s regional juried exhibition was of such high caliber that we were pleasantly surprised to see such a wide variety of works that merited entry and awards,” explains Maugans. “The inventiveness and innovation in which paper was used (being the main substrate) was important- and was ultimately the great factor in how we selected works. The region is lucky to have such a dynamic resource like the Morgan for paper and book arts, and this exhibition celebrates the variety of approaches that artists are using them and their product.”
The show opens with a reception this Thursday, Apr. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. [re]define runs through Sat. May 16. Additional viewing hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m or by appointment. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
(Morgan Conservatory) 1754 E. 47th St., 216-361-9255, morganconservatory.org