Chur Gallery Currently Featuring Elizabeth Andrews
Wunderkammer - Exhibit Ongoing thru November 10th
A Wunderkammer, or "Cabinet of Curiosities," began in 16th Century Europe as repositories of the natural wonders of the world. Actual specimens could be difficult to obtain, so an engraving or etching of a specimen was as good as the physical object, for it provided proof of its existence. Elizabeth's exhibit will feature her own Cabinet of Curiosities, along with her handmade etchings and other unique treasures.
The Campus will host an opening reception for this exhibit on the evening of September 15th from 5 - 9 pm. Guests will have an opportunity to meet Elizabeth and enjoy light refreshments; the event is free and open to the public (in conjunction with East Aurora Art Walk).
The Chur Gallery is located in the Roycroft Power House; all exhibits are free and open to the public.
Roycroft History Course
Thursday Evenings starting September 14th
The Roycroft Campus will once again be offering a special Roycroft History Course this fall. The semester’s theme will be Creating & Collecting Roycroft. We will take a closer look at some of the original artists who helped design and create the Roycroft products:
Oct. 26: The History of the Roycroft Copper Shop - Douglas McFarland
New York State Arts and Crafts Alliance Conference
"Frank Lloyd Wright and the Buffalo School of Arts and Crafts"
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 20th - 22nd
This international conference will zero in on how and why the Buffalo region became the national capital for design, production and innovation in American Arts and Crafts. With the region’s wealth of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, The Roycroft Campus, Charles Rohlfs, The Larkin Company, Buffalo Pottery, The Arts and Crafts Shop, Stickley, Heintz Art Metal, Adelaide Robineau, Karl Kipp, Walrath Pottery and so many others, no other region of the country can claim the density of local production. In contrast to the British variant, many members of this Buffalo School of Arts and Crafts freely used the region’s technological prowess to achieve a seamless melding of industrial techniques and handcrafted design, detail and quality—the signature of American Arts and Crafts. This conference will examine how and why.
For more information on the Arts and Crafts Conference, click here.
Roycroft Campus Winter Festival
Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd & 3rd from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Looking for the perfect, unique holiday gift. Come to the Roycroft Campus at the beginning of December for handmade art for all. Join us for our Art Show as we feature a variety of artists, produce and cultural groups. While strolling the beautiful Campus grounds, you can find old and new treasures, visit with live animals from Thistle Creek Alpacas, and watch artist demonstrations in copper and glass. More information is to come.
For more information on the Roycroft Campus Shows, click here.
Watercolor & Wine
December 6, 2017 - 6:00 to 8:00 pm
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. You will be able to create two Mackintosh inspired note cards to send to friends and family, or frame and keep for yourself!
Tickets are $35 per person - art supplies provided.
All proceeds benefit the continued preservation & restoration of the historic Roycroft Campus.
This event will be held at the Power House: 39 South Grove St., East Aurora, 14052.