Dual Book Exhibition at Morgan Conservatory

Abecedaria VI & MIMB III.

The Morgan Conservatory is happy to present a dual book exhibition: Art Books Cleveland-Abecedaria VI & Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books III.

Creative art books will abound in this double exhibit. Art Books Cleveland, housed at the Morgan Conservatory, presents art books exploring the alphabet or an aspect of the alphabet in beautiful, clever, and sometimes whimsical perspectives of book forms. This year will feature their first guest artist, Alicia Bailey, renowned book artist, and owner of Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, CO (www.abecedariangallery.com). One of the original founders of Octavofest, ABC is dedicated to exploring, encouraging, and teaching both contemporary and traditional artistic practices of the hand-made book.

Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books III, an international traveling exhibition of object books, is curated by local artist and educator Hui-Chu Ying, professor of art of the University of Akron's Myers School of Art. The exhibit is a collaborative and educational project comprised of the work of over 100 visual artists. The artists have taken on the challenge of scaling down thoughts, text, images and materials and transforming them into readable, workable small-scale artist books that are a pleasure to handle, read and exhibit.

Both events are part of Octavofest, northeast Ohio's month long celebration of book and paper arts: www.octavofest.org.

Dates and Event Schedule:

-October 12 - November 30

-Opening Reception: Oct. 12, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

-WatchART: Oct. 26 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Gallery hours at the Morgan Conservatory are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and open to the public at our Main Entrance on East 47th Street (one-way running north from Commerce). 

*Opening reception parking is at the East 45th entrance (one-way running south between Payne & Commerce).

For more information about Abecedaria VI or MIMB III, upcoming exhibitions or workshops, please contact The Morgan Conservatory at 216-361-9255 or visit our website at www.morganconservatory.org.

Mason Milani

Mason Milani is the Exhibition Coordinator at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation.

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