Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Morgan Conservatory’s 9th Annual Benefit

The Morgan Conservatory, the largest arts center in the United States dedicated to every facet of papermaking, book arts, and letterpress printing will host its 9th Annual Benefit Saturday, October 1st. The Benefit will feature a silent auction where attendees will have the opportunity to bid on more than 100 works of art, many created specifically for the event, by local as well as national artists, exclusive live papermaking demonstrations, live music from Syncopated Sin Swing Band with special guest Ernie Krivda, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and more.

The Morgan’s Annual Benefit is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year and directly helps bring over 60 workshops, exhibitions and special events to its audiences each year.

“After nine years, we are beginning to see the vision of our mission to provide an epicenter of papermaking arts for established and emerging artists in Northeast Ohio and beyond” said Tom Balbo, Artistic Director of The Morgan. Balbo added, “the support from the arts community, our sponsors and all supporters of The Morgan during our Annual Benefit has helped make our vision a reality these last nine years.”

The Morgan’s 9th Annual Benefit takes place Saturday, October 1st from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Morgan – 1754 E. 47th St. Cleveland, OH 44103. Pre-order tickets are available now. Admission for members is $30, non-members $35. Tickets for students with valid student ID are $10.

Special VIP tickets are also available for $75. These tickets provide attendees with the ultimate Benefit experience including a special one-hour preview starting at 5:30 p.m.This provides VIP ticket buyers with the chance to purchase auction items by using a “buy it now” purchase option prior to the Benefit’s opening. VIP tickets also include specialty hors d’oeuvres, one complimentary cocktail, and access to an exclusive VIP Lounge.

Pre-ordering any level of ticket provides easy “check in, check out” at the event as bid packets will be processed in advance.

A sneak-peak gallery of select auction items featured at the Benefit is available here. For more information please visit The Morgan’s Ninth Annual Benefit page or contact Tom Sarago -

About The Morgan Conservatory
The Morgan Conservatory is the largest arts center in the United States dedicated to every facet of papermaking, book arts and letterpress printing and to cultivating the talents of established and emerging artists. An international destination that is free and open to the public, the Morgan Conservatory is a working studio, gallery and gathering place for the community, educational hub and purveyor of some of the finest handmade papers in the world.

Since opening to the public in 2008, the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation has been a rising star in the Cleveland arts community and the papermaking world. The Morgan Conservatory’s 15,000-square-foot converted industrial space is home to professional and aspiring artists dedicated to the ancient art of papermaking, book arts and letterpress printing. The Morgan Conservatory has been transformed into an art facility with studios, an 85 foot double-wall gallery, as well as a space for community events, and a unique kozo garden was installed to grow fiber for specialized papers.

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