We took Michael DeMeng to the Morgan yesterday. John and I love the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland. They are dedicated to the preservation of papermaking, letterpress and bookbinding. It is a working organization with interns who trade volunteer hours for hours of doing the above. They are deeply into conservation in all aspects of their organization including water capture and reuse. We hadn't been there in a few months and we were thrilled to see how they are progressing and thriving. We were given a wonderful tour by Bruce. The Morgan always has an art exhibit.
This is the first thing we saw:
Everywhere you look at the Morgan there is something of interest.
We were fortunate to get a special tour of Director Tom Balbo's other building which houses more treasures, fine antiques, contemporary sculptures and workshops than we have room for here. We could have spent a week exploring and playing in his various workshops for woodworking, clay, paper, etc.
One last thing (if there could be a one last thing about the Morgan) is Tom's collection of tables. I am a table person. Tables are full of possibilities whether it be the possibility of being surrounded by friends and family or waiting for a huge project to take place. So I was quite interested in all of Tom's tables. he had tables on wheels, metal tables, wood tables, antique tables, heavy, heavy tables and all of them huge. I was quite taken with his collection of tables made from the wood from an old bowling alley.
Today is the first day of deMeng de man's workshop. We are off in a few minutes.