Saturday, October 02, 2010

Morgan Conservatory Open House and Auction - Today!

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation is an Ohio non-profit art centre dedicated to the preservation of handmade papermaking and the art of the book. I have met some of the key persons involved in the centre through my attendance at PBI in previous years. For its third year, The Morgan is having their annual Open House and Auction, today, October 2 from 6 to 10pm. So if you are in the Cleveland area, check it out at 1754 East 47th Street.

The silent auction will raise funds for The Morgan and its programs. Many of the auction items are made with, from, on, or otherwise featuring handmade kozo paper, made on site. There are also many other art objects for auction as well. Many well known artists, paper makers, and book artists are involved in this event and have made the items for the auction. And some not as well known - in fact, this leather journal, by me, is one of the items available (I didn't have any of their kozo paper to use). It features a full leather cover with an abstract floral detail, with marbled endpapers (marbled by me). Pages are Mohawk Superfine cream.


Ale said...

Love them!!

DebsArt said...

I love how traditional this binding looks. I am going to rejoin the bookbinders guild when I get back to NZ - there are a lot of old timers who use very old traditional tools and do some beautiful work by hand.

Anonymous said...

I would love to go! Wish I lived in the area! If you see Tom say "hi" from me!

MyHandboundBooks said...


Margaret, I didn't see Tom - actually I am nowhere near Cleveland, but would also have loved to go :)

Atlanta BookArts Collective said...

Rhonda, your book is beautiful. Hope it brought in tons of money for the Morgan auction. See ya.

Carol said...

Very nice binding, Rhonda, well done.