Currently in the Chur Gallery: Glass Artisan Bill Kuczmanski
Bill Kuczmanski has been working with glass for 30 years. A long time East Aurorian, he has been heavily influenced by Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters' Mission style.
Kuczmanski served as an electrician during the Roycroft Inn's restoration, and was particularly inspired by the Roycroft Artisans handcrafted lamps which are still featured in the Roycroft Inn today. Once the Inn's restoration was complete, Kuczmanski began educating himself on the Arts & Crafts Movement and, upon retiring, devoted all of his time to the craft.
The Kuczmanski's now reside in Suffolk, Virginia where Bill continues to create Mission style stained glass lamps and exhibit at various shows and galleries. He exhibited at the National Arts & Crafts Conference in Asheville, North Carolina this past winter and has recently submitted works to be sold at the internationally recognized Gamble House in Pasadena, California.
The exhibit will run from September 27th – December 4th, 2019 in the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery located in The M&T Bank Visitor Center..
For further information, call 716-655-0261
Roycroft History Course
Starting Wednesday, October 23rd at 7 pm
The Roycroft Campus is once again offering a special Roycroft History Course in the Fall of 2019. The classes which take place Wednesday evenings starting October 23rd at 7:00pm in the Roycroft Power House. The sessions include:
October 23rd - Becoming Your Own Historian – by Rob Goller
October 30th - Collecting History: The Origin and development of the Roycroft Campus Historic Collection – by Amizetta Haj
November 6th - The Lost Treasures of the Roycroft – by Alan Nowicki
November 13th - Stories from The Philistine – by Reid Dunlavey
For more information on the event click on the History Course.
To purchase tickets for the History Course please click here
10 Year Celebration: Elbert Hubbard; An American Original
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:30pm - Film / 7:30pm Presentation
Join us as we celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of the PBS documentary, Elbert Hubbard: An American Original, produced locally by WNED-TV. The film screening will take place at 6:30pm, with a special presentation by the director, Paul Lamont, immediately following.
Tickets are $10 per person.
All proceeds benefit the continued preservation & restoration of the historic Roycroft Campus.
This event will begin at the Power House: 39 South Grove St., East Aurora, 14052.
Click here to register.
Roycroft Campus Holiday Show - December 7th & 8th, 10am - 5pm
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 artists in a variety of media from glass, wood, fiber, paint and more. Visit with live animals from Thistle Creek Alpacas, and watch artist demonstrations in glass. Visit every building with artisits and you can receive a free Roycroft ornament, while supplies last. We hope to see you there!