Chur Gallery Exhibit Opening February 23rd


Grounded by Nature

Diane Castle Babcock and Marsha Van Vlack

Diane Castle Babcock is a native of Spencerport, New York. She has been a printmaker for thirty-five years. Babcock has owned her own picture framing business, worked in galleries and museums, and was a visiting artist with Young Audiences of Rochester. She taught Art at Adirondack High School in Boonville, NY. She retired in 2017 and now devotes much of her time to printmaking. Diane is currently a member of the Arts and Craftsman Guild.

Marsha Van Vlack has been working professionally with clay for the past 40 years. She enjoys working with low fire Raku and saggar firing techniques. The influence of natural forms are continually present in her work. Marsha teaches at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center to satisfy her desire to share her love of clay. She is honored to have been a Roycroft Master Artisan and named a Master Craftsman for the 100 American Craftsman at the Kenan Center.

There will be an opening reception Saturday, February 23rd from 11AM – 3PM in the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery located in The M&T Bank Visitor Center. The exhibit will run from February 23rd – April 19th, 2019.

For further information, call 716-655-0261.



Upcoming Roycroft Book Club Selections for 2019

The Roycroft Campus Book Club is excited to announce its book selections for 2019. Upcoming titles are:

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February - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

April - Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

June - The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

August - The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

October - The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The Roycroft Book Club take place in the Roycroft Power House and will be meeting at 7pm on Wednesday evenings. For more information on the selections and the club please click here.

Free and open to the Public

Roycroft Campus Docent Training

DocentTraining large2 textTwo Sessions: Saturdays starting February 2nd and Wednesdays starting March 13th

The Roycroft Campus will once again be offering a doecent training course to prepare guides for the upcoming tour season. Being a Roycroft docent is a great way to get involved in the community, learn about local history and meet people from the region and around the world. These two sessions will meet Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

Saturdays starting February 2nd from 9am-12pm
Wednesdays starting March 13th from 6pm-9pm
For more information on the training click here.




Watercolor & Wine - English LavenderEnglish Lav

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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. We will be painting English Lavender.

Tickets are $35 per person - art supplies provided.

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

This event will be held at the Print Shop: 21 South Grove St., East Aurora, 14052.

To register, click here.










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