Inspired by Elbert Hubbard’s own belief in stimulating his workers with lectures, the Roycroft is excited to bring speakers back to the Campus.

Roycroft Campus Lecture Series

The Roycroft Campus is proud to offer a special in-person presentation with internationally known artist Charlie Clough. The presentations will examine how Elbert Hubbard’s legacy has effected Clough’s creative input over the last ten years. This in-person presentation will take place Saturday afternoon, June 22nd at 12:30pm in the Roycroft Power House.


This special presentation is FREE for all Roycroft Campus Members

Registration for the general public for this special presentation is $10 per person.

Members please call the Roycroft Campus to register for this program, or call to become a Member at 716-655-0261.

``Art Is Not A Thing; It Is A Way``

Saturday, June 22nd at 12:30pm EST – Roycroft Power House

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Taken from a quote by Roycroft founder Elbert Hubbard “Art is not a thing; it is a way,” Charlie Clough, Roycroft Campus resident-artist, will explore his integration of Hubbard’s legacy into being an artist, including the theoretical foundations, based on the writings of John Dewey, Abraham Maslow, Lewis Hyde, and Mihaly Cziksentmihalyi. He will reflect on how this artistic experience has lead to creative breakthroughs over the past ten years in East Aurora.

Charles Clough

Charles Clough was born in Buffalo, New York in 1951. He attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Ontario College of Art in Toronto, the University at Buffalo and New York University and has taught at Columbia University and the Rhode Island School of Design. He established his art studio in 1971 and has presented his work in more than 70 solo, and, more than 150 group, exhibitions. He has received grants and fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Adolphe and Esther Gottlieb Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. His works are included in the permanent collections of more than 70 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian Museum of American Art. In 1974 Clough founded Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, with Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, Michael Zwack, Nancy Dwyer, Diane Bertolo and others in Buffalo.

All proceeds go to support the educational programming and restoration of the Roycroft Campus.

The Roycroft History Course and special presentations are made possible by the County of Erie and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.