Now Featured in the Chur Gallery: 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.
The exhibit is in the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery located in The M&T Bank Visitor Center and runs from February 24th – April 20th, 2018.
For further information, call 716-655-0261
Coming Soon to the Chur Gallery: Roycroft Artisan Mary Pratt
Mary Pratt’s inspiration originates from the natural world of her everyday surroundings in her hometown of Lake Geneva, WI. An ongoing fascination with botanical drawing, scientific depiction of insects, and meticulous medical illustrations has dramatically altered Pratt’s approach to handling clay.
Creating discriminating, sensitive, artful pottery fulfills and satisfies her creative needs on all levels. Releasing her concentrated life energy in this joyful way in turn strengthens others.
There will be an opening reception Friday, April 27th from 4-9PM in the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery located in The M&T Bank Visitor Center. This event will run in conjunction with East Aurora Art Walk. The exhibit will run from April 27th – June 29th, 2018.
Handmade Artisan Soaps and Lotions
The Copper Shop is proud to carry several local artisan lines of handmade soaps and lotions! To promote artisan goods, as well as supply natural alternatives to our customers, we have made it our mission to carry bath and body products of the highest quality. Our newest addition, Alpine Made, make products with raw, organic goat milk, organic coconut and sunflowers oils, and essential oils. The Copper Shop now carries a variety of their soaps and lotions to help nourish your skin. All of their products are made on their certified organic goat farm in Wales, NY. The Copper Shop also carries hydrating scented lotion bars from artisan Pam Vastola, and natural soaps from Camille’s Handmade Soaps, both based in Western New York.
Copper Shop Featured Artist - Janice Castiglione
Fiber artist Janice Castiglione grew up in West Seneca, New York and is a mother of four children and five grandchildren. She graduated from Empire State College with a bachelors degree in graphic design and illustration. She has freelanced as an illustrator working for companies like Random House, American Greetings, Modern Publishing and Fisher Price Toys. Twice, her illustrations have been accepted into the Society of Illustrators show in New York City. She worked at Fisher-Price as an artist creating the Little People figures, designing labels and sculptural aesthetics on Little People play sets. Her true love has always been watercolors, studying with many masters. Janice’s watercolors of floral and nature scenes showcase her keen eye for detail and love of vibrant color. Castiglione is a juried member of the Arts & Craftsman Guild and has exhibited her work in the Chur Gallery on the Roycroft Campus. For the past 8 years she has also been experimenting with felting fibers. The Copper Shop carries her beautiful felted scarves, hats, brooches, and necklaces.
Own a Craftsman home? Thinking about redecorating in the Arts & Crafts style? Then stop by the new Bungalow Housewares loft at the Copper Shop! Our selection of rugs, lace curtains, lamps, and Stickley furniture will help bring historical splendor to your abode. Our newest additions include throw blankets named after literary figures and vintage William Morris print upholstered pillows straight from London, England! Most items can be custom ordered to fit your home and style. Stop in and see our current selection today!
Stickley Furniture Expansion
Over the past year, we have received many compliments on our collection of Roycroft by Stickley Furniture. We are excited to announce that we have expanded our Stickley collection, and now carry Morris Chairs, Footstools, Coffee Tables, and more! All of our Stickley furniture can be special ordered in your shade of wood, leather, tile, and more! For further information, head to our Stickley/Roycroft Photo Gallery or call to see what we have available.