The Chur Gallery Presents: the Work of Yoshiko Yamamoto
Yoshiko Yamamoto is a self taught Block Printer who calls the Pacific Northwest home. Co-Owner of The Arts and Crafts Press, Yoshiko specializes in creating letterpress printed note cards and hand cut, limited edition block prints.
Yoshiko’s love of both Japanese ukiyo-e style printing and interest in The Arts & Crafts Movement influenced her to become a self taught block printer. Taking much pride in her work, Yoshiko is honored to create beautiful pieces using her head, heart and hands.
Members can join us in the Chur Gallery on Friday, February 24th from 4 – 6 PM for a Members Only Wine and Cheese Preview Night. The exhibit will be open to the public from Saturday, February 25th – Friday, April 21st.
Spring Art Walk to Feature Watercolorist, Bob Maurer
April 28th – June 30th
A resident of Canton, Ohio, Bob Maurer has been enjoying the spontaneity and freshness of painting with watercolors since 1972.
Bob is interested in capturing a subtle mood in his paintings, just as the California tonalists did in the early twentieth century. He makes note that the actual objects in each scene often act as more of a backdrop for the atmospheric effects of his pieces.
Architecture has been Bob’s favorite since the 1950’s when he became impressed with Frank Lloyd Wright. He is also interested in old trucks, cars, boats, bicycles and landscapes.
The exhibit will be held in The Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery located in the Roycroft Power House.
Roycroft Artisan Unveils New Campus Prints
Julie Leidel, owner of The Bungalow Craft, has been painting for more than 25 years. It’s been over a decade since she discovered and fell in love the Arts & Crafts Movement, which began when she was doing renovations on her home.
Julie graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. Upon her graduation, she worked as a graphic designer, photographer and user interface designer. It wasn’t until 2013 that she made the plunge and became a full-time artist.
Julie exhibits her work at 15-20 fine art festivals and shows annually. In 2016, she was accepted as a Roycroft Renaissance Artisan, where she carries on the century-old traditions and values set forth by Elbert Hubbard and The Roycrofters. She was chosen as the featured artist of the year for 2016 in American Bungalow Magazine, and has been featured in both Arts & Crafts Homes and Cottages & Bungalows Magazines.
Although Julie currently calls Evergreen, Colorado home, her love for the Roycroft is so strong, you’d think she lived in East Aurora all her life. This is why, after many hours of sketching and painting, she has unveiled a new series of Roycroft Campus prints and paintings.
Currently, Julie has created The Roycroft Chapel and The Roycroft Print Shop. Wedding season is fast approaching, pick up a special gift that captures the beauty of a very important day.
The Copper Shop Welcomes New Oil Landscape Painter, Shawn Krueger
Shawn Krueger, born in 1973, is a contemporary landscape painter whose work sits comfortably in the American Tonalist and Arts & Crafts traditions. Shawn received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Calvin College in 1998, studying under Chris Stoffel Overvoorde. Upon graduation, he traveled frequently to the UK and painted in nearly every variety of galleries in the Midwest and East Coast. Krueger’s work has garnered a number of awards over the years and his pieces are in dozens of private collections as well as in the permanent collections of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Gilda’s Club of GR, Calvin College and the Bissell Corporation. The artist’s recent focus in his plein air work has been to find and emphasize a sense of mood and place within the landscape.
The Copper Shop currently houses 11 of Shawn’s pieces, including the one pictured here. For further information on Shawn’s work or our current inventory, call 716-655-0261.
2017 Art & Antique Show
It’s never too early to start thinking ahead! The campus is sure to be a-buzz on Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25. We will have artists on campus, music, food, and more! Stay posted for further information.
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.