Chur Gallery Currently Featuring Cynthia Hand
Exhibit Ongoing thru September 8th
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 ongoing thru September 8th.
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 Chur Gallery is located in the Roycroft Power House; all exhibits are free and open to the public.
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.
Roycroft History Course
Thursday Evenings starting September 14th
The Roycroft Campus will once again be offering a special Roycroft History Course this fall. The semester’s theme will be Creating & Collecting Roycroft. We will take a closer look at some of the original artists who helped design and create the Roycroft products:
Sept 14: Herb Buffum and the Roycroft Cabinet Shop - Ben Little
Sept. 28: Collecting Roycroft - Exhibitions and Museums of Roycrofteries - Robert Rust
Oct. 12: Dard Hunter - The Roycroft Years - Alan Nowicki
Oct. 26: The History of the Roycroft Copper Shop - Douglas McFarland
Next Exhibit in Chur Gallery to feature Elizabeth Andrews
Wunderkammer - Exhibit Opening September 15th
A Wunderkammer, or "Cabinet of Curiosities," began in 16th Century Europe as repositories of the natural wonders of the world. Actual specimens could be difficult to obtain, so an engraving or etching of a specimen was as good as the physical object, for it provided proof of its existence. Elizabeth's exhibit will feature her own Cabinet of Curiosities, along with her handmade etchings and other unique treasures.
The Campus will host an opening reception for this exhibit on the evening of September 15th from 5 - 9 pm. Guests will have an opportunity to meet Elizabeth and enjoy light refreshments; the event is free and open to the public (in conjunction with East Aurora Art Walk).
Grand Opening of The Museum on the Historic Roycroft Campus
Friday, September 29th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.