Art Opening in the Chur Gallery - February 24: Cassandra Boyd The Lady of the House
Cassandra Boyd’s art invites us into a world where familiar subjects are transformed into emotionally resonating experiences and objects of power. Through her interest in dream symbolism, she explores the hidden places between worlds and liberates the dynamic of enchantment.
“The Lady of the House”, Boyd’s new works in oil, are alive and intoxicating. Her seductive portraits, dreamscapes, and still-lifes transport the viewer into the realms of curious drawing rooms and charmed places.
Cassandra Boyd is a multimedia fine art painter and Artist in Residence at the historic Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY.
There will be an opening reception Saturday, February 24th from 6-9PM in the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery located in The M&T Bank Visitor Center. The exhibit will run from February 24th – April 20th, 2018.
For further information, call 716-655-0261
Roycroft History Course
Thursday Evenings starting April 12th
The Roycroft Campus will once again be offering a special Roycroft History Course this spring. The semester’s theme will be "Thinking Outside the Box". We will take a closer look at different individuals from the turn of the 19th – 20th century and how their radical thinking towards where and how we live, would affect life in America even to this day. A different guest speaker will be leading each class, which takes place Thursday evenings starting April 12th at 7:00pm. The sessions include:
April 12: Frank Lloyd Wright and a New Way of Living - Patrick Mahoney
April 26: Elbert Hubbard and a New Way of Working - Charles Facklam
May 3: Suffrage and the Roycroft Women - Linda Ulrich-Hagner
May 10: Buffalo: An Early Modern Powerhouse - Chuck LaChiusa
Upcoming Roycroft Book Club Selections for 2018
The Roycroft Campus Book Club is excited to announce its book selections for 2018. Upcoming titles are:
May : The Handmaid's Tale - By Margaret Atwood
June : The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry - By Gabrielle Zevin
September : Killers of the Flower Moon - By David Grann
November : What She Ate - By Laura Shaparo
The Roycroft Book Club take place in the Roycroft Power House and will be meeting at 7pm on Wednesday evenings. For more information on the selection and the club please click here.
Watercolor & Wine
Wednesday, May 2nd
Bring your friends, some snacks and a bottle of wine, and learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting with Roycroft Campus artist-in-residence, Kateri Ewing. We will be creating watercolor feathers!
Tickets are $35 per person - art supplies provided.
All proceeds benefit the continued preservation & restoration of the historic Roycroft Campus.
Roycroft Campus 2018 Summer Art Show
June 23rd and 24th - 10am-5pm (Application now available)
Applications for all three Roycroft Campus Art Shows are now available online. We look to continue growing these shows and giving more opportunities for artists to show their work. NEW this year will be a student section at our Summer and Fall shows. Those currently enrolled in High School or College can apply for a table in this special section of these shows. It's a great opportunity to begin showing and selling your work.