Join us in the gallery where John Morgan will discuss his design and production of JCSM’s donation box. After, stay and enjoy a reception with light refreshments. Admission is free, but space is limited.
Morgan has spent over 35 years researching forms of kinetic sculpture. Early emulations of folk art whirligigs and animated toys evolved into smaller, hand cranked, automata. This pursuit, funded primarily through Morgan’s vocation as a professor of graphic design, is the passion that drives his creative research. His narrative product springs from a unique marriage of art, design, woodwork and engineering. Pieces from his limited editions produced in the past 18 years have been shown in American Craft and American Woodworker Magazines and have been exhibited in craft galleries and museums in the US, UK and Japan. He was awarded the Best of Show in the Wharton Esherick Museum’s Toying with Wood exhibition and has received several awards form the Arkansas Arts Center’s Toys Designed by Artists.