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A Whiskey for Garcia

A Whiskey for Garcia | Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 7- 9 pm via Zoom

We are pleased to announce that we have taken our Whiskey for Garcia events online!  Typically held for small groups in the Museum on the Roycroft Campus, we have moved to a virtual/teleconferencing format during this time. Whiskey sommelier and Roycroft Campus board member, Erik Eustice will lead you through this two hour, one of a kind evening. Two of the three whiskeys featured will be from local distillery Tommyrotter Distillery, and Tommyrotter co-founder Bobby Finan will be in attendance to help guide us through those selections. Join us to hear about the interesting connection between Tommyrotter and the Roycroft!

The event includes a gift bag with three whiskey samples and souvenir glass, storytelling and info about the history of the Roycroft Campus, guided tastings, and good conversations, all while supporting the preservation and restoration of a National Historic Landmark. The Roycroft Campus is grateful for the support of Tommyrotter Distillery and Aurora Liquor.

Suggested minimum donation of $50 | Gift bags/tasting kits will be available for local pickup only. Must be 21 or older to participate.
Please email tfurnari@roycroftcampuscorp.com to express interest in alternate ways to participate. Space is limited.
When your registration is confirmed, you will receive an automated confirmation. If you do not, please contact us to confirm your registration.
You will receive a final confirmation with pickup details several days before the event.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED – Please email tfurnari@roycroftcampuscorp.com for more information and to check availability.

Ruskin Roycroft Conference

Ruskin, Roycroft and the Arts & Crafts Conference  | Saturdays in October 2020 | 11am (e.s.t.) via Zoom

We are excited to announce this online international Conference!  This collaboration between The Roycroft Campus, The Ruskin Society of North America, and The Guild of St. George (founded by Ruskin in the 1870s in the UK), is an international virtual Conference to tell the story of John Ruskin and Elbert Hubbard in the establishment of the world-wide Arts and Crafts Movement.

Every Saturday in October will feature speakers (from three different countries), telling historic and contemporary stories around these men, their beliefs and their influence. For more information on the presentations and speakers, please visit The Conference website.

Conference Registration is $50 (U.S. currency) per person | This includes all five weeks (Eight presentations total)
Individual presentations are not available for purchase.
If you would like to make an additional donation to help with the operation and restoration of the Roycroft Campus, please click on “Other” below and type in the amount ($50 + donation amount). It would be greatly appreciated.
When your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation. If you do not, please contact us to confirm your registration. You will receive a final email confirmation with login information several days before the start of the conference.
This Conference is virtual through the Zoom platform. Please visit The Conference website for further information on technology needed to participate.
Any additional questions please call 716-655-0261 or email anowicki@roycroftcampuscorp.com

Roycroft History Course – Saturdays in November

$70.00

Roycroft History Course:

Masters of the Arts & Crafts

Saturdays in November | 11:00 am EST

The Roycroft Campus is once again offering a new History Course this Fall, all done virtually.  The course will look at the “Masters of the Arts & Crafts,” John Ruskin, William Morris, Gustav Stickley and Elbert Hubbard II.  Think of it as the Mount Rushmore of the movement. Through these four individuals, you will have a better understanding of the Arts and Crafts, and it’s key players. A different guest speaker will lead each class, which takes place on Zoom, Saturday afternoons at 11:00am in November.

The Roycroft History Course is $20 for each individual presentation, or register for the whole course and save $10, all four classes for $70.

John Ruskin: A Radical and Humane Visionary – Saturday, November 7th | 11:00 am EST

Master of All Trades: William Morris’ “True Secret of Happiness” – Saturday, November 14th | 11:00 am EST

Gustav Stickley, The Man and His Mission – Saturday, November 21st | 11:00 am EST

Bert Hubbard: The Forgotten Son Who Saved the Roycroft – Saturday, November 28th | 11:00 am EST

For more information on the talks and presenters Click Here.

 

$70 tuition – zoom link will be provided by email the week of the event.

Registration is required.

All proceeds benefit the continued preservation & restoration of the historic Roycroft Campus.

 

Roycroft History Course: Hubbard II – November 28th

$20.00

Roycroft History Course:

Bert Hubbard: The Forgotten Son Who Saved the Roycroft

Saturday, November 28th | 11:00 am EST

Elbert Hubbard II, known as Bert, was the first child of Elbert and Bertha Hubbard. He would grow up watching his father transform the Roycroft from a single printing press to an Arts & Crafts community of hundreds of artisans. Bert worked in various positions around the Roycroft, but never dreamed he’d find himself in charge in May 1915, after his father was killed aboard the Lusitania. Bert would go on to run the Shops longer than his father, becoming a leader not only at the Roycroft, but throughout East Aurora. Mr. Rust will lead us on the journey of Bert Hubbard, how he saved the Roycroft, cementing its legacy in the Arts & Crafts world, and his life after the Campus closed.

Robert Rust

Robert is a USPAP Professional Personal Property Appraiser in good standing and an Accredited Member of the National Association of  Appraisers . His specializes in Fine and Decorative Arts, especially Arts and Crafts Era Decorative Arts, Antiquarian books and late 19th and early 20th century paintings, prints, photography and furniture.

Mr. Rust studied Photography and Art History at Arizona State University and graduated with a B.S. in Historic Preservation and Photography at S.U.N.Y. Empire State.

Mr. Rust has owned 2R Fine Arts Appraisals since 1988. Previously he was the co-owner of the Roycroft Inn (1982-1987) and the Roycroft Shops ( 1979-2000) and the 2R Fine Arts Gallery in East Aurora New York. He was a founding member and a past-president (1984-1986) and life-member of The Roycrofters-At-Large-Association.He also was the founding president of the Preservation Coalition of Erie County (New York) in 1980.

He has authored and co-authored  a half-dozen books on the Arts and Crafts Movement and is considered an expert in this field of study. He lectures and consults with museums and private collectors nationally.

He has lived in Denver, Colorado since 2000 in a 1922 Pueblo Revival home.

 

 

$20 tuition – zoom link will be provided by email the week of the event.

Registration is required.

All proceeds benefit the continued preservation & restoration of the historic Roycroft Campus.

 

Roycroft History Course: Morris – November 14th

$20.00

Roycroft History Course:

Master of All Trades: William Morris’ “True Secret of Happiness”

Saturday, November 14th | 11:00 am EST

David Latham will give an illustrated introduction to William Morris, the Olympian genius who inspired Elbert Hubbard to found the Roycroft Arts and Crafts community and was considered by Hubbard as a “prophet of God.” A jack of all trades and master of them all, Morris stands remarkably at the forefront of six historic movements in Western culture: the Pre-Raphaelite movement in the 1850s, the Arts and Crafts movement in the 1860s, the architectural preservation movement in the 1870s, the Socialist movement in the 1880s, the prose romance movement in the 1890s, and the private press movement in the 1890s.  Each of these six historic movements will be illustrated by Morris’s Pre-Raphaelite poetry, by his furniture, wallpapers, tapestries, and stained glass, by his political lectures for revolutionizing the nature of work, by his visionary prose which Yeats praised as the most beautiful language ever written, and by the font, watermarked paper, and illustrations he designed for the most beautiful books ever printed.

David Latham

David Latham has retired from the Department of English at York University where he taught Victorian studies and where he continues to edit The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies. He is also, with Lesley Higgins, the co-general editor of The Collected Works of Walter Pater, a ten-volume edition published by Oxford University Press. His books, chapters, and articles are on Victorian and Canadian literature.  He and his wife Sheila lived in Morris’s Kelmscott House in Hammersmith in 1978-79, and they have been writing “William Morris: An Annotated Bibliography” for The Journal of William Morris Studies as a labour of love every two years since 1983.

 

$20 tuition – zoom link will be provided by email the week of the event.

Registration is required.

All proceeds benefit the continued preservation & restoration of the historic Roycroft Campus.

 

Roycroft History Course: Ruskin – November 7th

$20.00

Roycroft History Course:

John Ruskin: A Radical and Humane Visionary, An Introduction

Saturday, November 7th | 11:00 am EST

During the nineteenth century, John Ruskin was one of the most famous men in Europe, America, and the United Kingdom. His books stressing the importance of great art and architecture in any society desirous of seeing itself as civilized were read by almost all educated people and his prose style was always applauded as one of the most eloquent ever rendered in English. When he gave public lectures, they frequently had to repeat them twice, the turn-out was so large. When he died in 1900, the disappearance of his genius was lamented all over the world. And yet, today, few have heard of Ruskin, despite the fact that, as this talk will emphasize, his work on aesthetic matters and social criticism (he was one of the first to call his industrial order to task for wantonly destroying the beauties of nature and impoverishing millions for the sake of becoming rich), remains remarkably relevant to our own era. This talk will serve as a general introduction to Ruskin, his work, and times. It will explain why he has fallen off the cultural radar and propose that, should we wish to find suggestions of enduring merit for how we might extricate ourselves from the painful world-wide predicament in which we moderns find ourselves in, we would be well-advised to begin a serious reassessment of Ruskin.

Dr. James Spates

Jim Spates is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. He is the Co-Founder (with Sara Atwood), in 2020, of The Ruskin Society of North America, webmaster of the blog site, https://whyruskin.wordpress.com, a Companion of Ruskin’s Guild of St. George, a Member of the Roycroft Campus Community, and a Member of The Ruskin Art Club in Los Angeles. With another Guild Companion, he has led—and plans to lead more!–various Ruskin tours in the UK and Europe.
For the last three decades, he has lectured regularly in both the UK and US, on various aspects of Ruskin’s life and work. He is the author of many published articles on Ruskin and of the book, The Imperfect Round: Helen Gill Viljoen’s ‘Life of Ruskin.’ Currently, he is writing Availing toward Life: The Radical Social Thought of John Ruskin, a book dedicated to making Ruskin’s masterpiece of social and economic criticism, Unto this Last, accessible to a new generation of readers.

 

$20 tuition – zoom link will be provided by email the week of the event.

Registration is required.

All proceeds benefit the continued preservation & restoration of the historic Roycroft Campus.

 

Roycroft History Course: Stickley – November 21st

$20.00

Roycroft History Course:

Gustav Stickley, The Man and His Mission

Saturday, November 21st | 11:00 am EST

Gustav began his furniture career in 1876. How did he get to where he is today? I will give a brief background of Gustav Stickley and the progression of his life with furniture. I’ll do this through who he worked with and what he was producing. I will wrap up the presentation with an explanation of what’s going on with his Columbus Avenue home in Syracuse, NY.

David Rudd

David Rudd of Dalton’s American Decorative Arts has been a dealer of decorative arts and has operated his gallery at 1931 James Street in Syracuse, New York since 1981.  He specializes in decorative arts of the 20th century with an emphasis on Stickley Craftsman furniture and accessories of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, including American art pottery, metalwork and textiles. He has been a consultant to Christie’s Auction house in New York and hired as an independent appraiser. He also writes a Q&A column for the quarterly magazine publication American Bungalow.

Mr. Rudd studied art history and design at the State University of Buffalo, and art history, sculpture and photography at Syracuse University.  He has been an exhibition consultant to the Everson Museum of Art and Rochester Institute of Technology as well as a consultant and appraiser of architectural renderings for the Onondaga Historical Society.

In 1993 Mr. Rudd was instrumental in starting the Arts and Craft Society of Central New York and is past president of its board of directors.  In January 2006, Mr. Rudd was elected to sit on the board of trustees of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains, New Jersey.  In 2009 he was invited to become a member of the prestigious group The Antiques Dealers Association of America. In 2010 accepted a position on the board of The Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, NY. Most recently Dave Rudd has become the president of the board of the Gustav Stickley House Foundation in charge of raising money towards the restoration of Stickley’s home and the incredible interior located on Columbus Avenue in Syracuse, NY.

 

$20 tuition – zoom link will be provided by email the week of the event.

Registration is required.

All proceeds benefit the continued preservation & restoration of the historic Roycroft Campus.

 

Watercolor & Wine at Home – November 11th

$10.00

Watercolor & Wine at Home

Wednesday, November 11th | 6:00 to 8:00 pm EST

Gather up your painting supplies, grab a bottle of wine and paint with us from home! Learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting with Roycroft Campus artist-in-residence, Kateri Ewing, as we create decorative peacock bookmarks. Colored Pencils can be used as an alternative medium.

$10 donation – zoom link will be provided by email the week of the event.

Space is limited and registration is required.

All proceeds benefit the continued preservation & restoration of the historic Roycroft Campus.

 

Use your own supplies! If you don’t have any here are our suggestions:

Watercolor Cards: Strathmore 140-305 Ready Cut Watercolor, Hot Press, 5″ x 7″, White, 25

Watercolor Paint: Prang Oval-16 Pan Watercolor Paint Set, 16 Assorted Colors, Refillable, Includes Brush (16000) (standard paints) OR Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint Sketchers’ Pocket Box, Half Pans, 14-Pieces (higher quality paints)

Paint Brush: Silver Brush 3000S-8 Black Velvet Short Handle Blend Squirrel and Risslon Brush, Round, Size 8 (you can also use any size 6 or 8 brush)

Fine Point Sharpie: Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers

Gold or Silver Gel Pens (Optional): Metallic Gel Pen, Medium Line, Permanent, Gold and Silver Ink, 2 Pack

You will also need a plate, glass of water, pencil, eraser, ruler, scrap paper and paper towels.