Chur Gallery Exhibit Opening - Cynthia Hand
Friday, July 7th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
The Roycroft Campus is pleased to welcome Roycroft Master Artisan, Cynthia Hand, to the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery. Entering its third year of operation, The Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery is located in the Roycroft Power House and offers a venue for artists to showcase their work that is steeped in the tradition of head, heart and hand craftsmanship. Cynthia is well known for her metalwork and jewelry which will be the focus of her exhibit opening on July 7th.
Cynthia works with metals and a variety of natural gemstones to create one-of a-kind, handcrafted pieces through traditional metalsmithing processes of forging, roller-printing, fabrication, and patinas, as well as weaving and crocheting fine silver and gold chains and earrings.
The Campus will host an opening reception for this exhibit on the evening of July 7th from 6 – 9 pm. Guests will have an opportunity to meet Cynthia and enjoy light refreshments; the event is free and open to the public.
Watercolor & Wine
Wednesday, August 2nd from 6:00 - 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 beautiful sunflower 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.
For more information or to register, click here.
The Roycroft Campus Twilight Tower Tour
This first of its kind 2-hour tour will lead participants up into the top floor of the towers on the Campus; the triangular Ruskin Room of the Inn, the round tower of the Chapel, and the square turret of the Print Shop. Don't miss this one of a kind opportunity. Reservations are required and space is limited.
4th Annual Outdoor Silent Film Screening
Saturday, August 19th at 8:30 pm (rain date Sunday, August 20th)
The Roycroft Film Society will be holding their 4th annual outdoor film screening on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 8:30pm in front of the Roycroft Power House. This year will feature an evening of Buster Keaton with the classic comedy “Sherlock Jr.” This event is FREE and open to the public. Bring your own chairs, drinks and snacks and enjoy an evening of fun.
The Roycroft Campus Garden Tour
Walk the grounds of the National Historic Landmark, Roycroft Campus on this hour long specialty tour. Learn about the past, present and future of the Roycroft gardens, as you explore the plants and trees that are in bloom. Guests will also learn about the importance of nature in the Arts & Crafts movement, and the Roycroft farms located in the vicinity of East Aurora.
Roycroft Campus Fall Festival
Saturday and Sunday, September 30th & October 1st from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Start the Fall on the Roycroft Campus! 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 Wild Spirit Education, and watch artist demonstrations in copper and glass. More information is to come.
For more information on the Roycroft Campus Shows, click here.
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.