Coming Soon to the Chur Gallery: 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.
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.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Unsure what to get that special someone this year? Surprise your love with one of our beautifully handmade pieces of jewelry! If you don’t know where to start, here’s a few ideas:
We’ve recently re-welcomed Roycroft Master Artisan, Cynthia Hand to the Gallery. Cynthia has been creating handmade sterling silver and gold jewelry for thirty years, and jewelry for over ten years. Each piece is handcrafted using traditional metalsmithing processes of forging, roller-printing, fabrication, patinas, weaving and crocheting; some of her pieces also feature various stones and pearls.
Looking for a unique piece of wearable art? Marie Gniazdowski produces one of a kind and limited edition nature influenced jewelry. Marie uses both silver and fine silver, along with semi-precious gemstones and pearls. A truly unique collection of jewelry, no two pieces are exactly alike!
North Central Pennsylvania based jewelry artist, Bonnie Hedden, creates individually handcrafted jewelry based on the use of traditional metal and wire working techniques. Her jewelry is a unique composition of metal and imagination. Whether through the simplicity of forming wire, or the more challenging aspects of combining several techniques, her pieces are sure to leave a lasting impression.
This is just a small selection of artists we currently have available, come in today or call us for more 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.
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.