Morlan Gallery is committed to reaching past the borders of the Transylvania University Campus as a community resource and visual arts ambassador.
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Morlan intentionally strives to be a good neighbor and their are a variety ways we do that:
Through the Empty Bowls Project we have raised over $30,000 in 12 years to help feed Lexington's hungry; we hosted North Limestone Gathers, an exhibition showcasing collections and stories from our immediate neighborhood; and actively participated in celebrating the World Equestrian Games' first United States appearance, by hosting childrens' authors and a gallery treasure hunt for the young and young at heart.
And of course, we also offer artist lectures, exhibition receptions, and events on a regular basis, all free and open to the public. Notable artists, curators, and poets have shared their insights and talents for over two decades to audiences hailing from the Transylvania and Lexington communities.
In addition, when the Morlan Gallery has exhibitions appropriate for school-aged children, we invite them into the gallery space to experience the artwork up close, and join in discussions about they are seeing (and hearing) in the gallery.
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Sometimes, our school-aged visitors even make their own creations, like art from recycled materials when Morlan was exhibiting Trashformed. And other times, students make their very own exhibitions, like the fourth graders from William Wells Brown Elementary School who filled the gallery with fantastic chalk portraits.