Chur Gallery Currently Featuring Elizabeth Andrews
Wunderkammer - Exhibit Ongoing thru November 10th
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).
The Chur Gallery is located in the Roycroft Power House; all exhibits are free and open to the public.
An Evening of Ideas & Conversation: On Beauty; Art, Books & Ruskin
Friday, November 10th
The Roycroft Campus will be hosting a special evening to discussion the ideas of beauty, art, books and John Ruskin, the philosopher and author who's beliefs inspired the Arts & Crafts Movement.
5:30pm Reception - Dr. Joe Weber will be discussing the rebirth of the Roycroft Print Shop and the creation of a printed book.
6:30pm "As Simple as a Stone or a Shell" - Presentation and discussion with watercolor artist Kateri Ewing, Roycroft-Artist-in-Residence.
7:30pm "On Beauty: Ruskin, Nature and Life" - Presentation and discussion with Dr. James Spates, Professor of Sociology Emeritus, Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
The event takes place at the Roycroft Power House, 39 South Grove St. East Aurora, NY. Please R.S.V.P. to the Roycroft Campus (716) 655-0261. There is the ask of a $10.00 donation at the door.
Coming soon to the Chur Gallery: The Arts & Craftsman Guild
November 17th - January 31st
The Arts & Craftsmen Guild is a collection of artists who, in collaboration with The Roycroft Campus, develop and preserve excellence in craftsmanship, provide educational benefits to members and the community, and promote the value of Juried Artist’s work.
The Guild’s exhibition features seven of their newly juried artists from a variety of mediums. This year’s showcased artists include: Janice Castiglione, Patti McDermott, Kim O’Sullivan, Stephen Russ, Stacy Smith, Barbara Strzepka, and John Thiesen.
There will be an opening reception Friday, November 17th from 6-9PM in the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery located in The M&T Bank Visitor Center, and will be exhibited November 17th – January 31st.
For further information, call 716-655-0261
Roycroft Campus Holiday Show
Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd & 3rd from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Looking for the perfect, unique holiday gift. Come to the Roycroft Campus at the beginning of December for handmade art for all. Join us for our Art Show as we feature artists in a variety of media from glass, wood, fiber, paint, metal and more. While strolling the beautiful Campus grounds, you can find old and new treasures, visit with live animals from Thistle Creek Alpacas, and watch artist demonstrations in glass. Visit every building with artisits and you can receive a free Roycroft ornament, while supplies last. We hope to see you there.
For more information on the Roycroft Campus Shows, click here.
Watercolor & Wine
December 6, 2017 - 6:00 to 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 Mackintosh inspired 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.
This event will be held at the Power House: 39 South Grove St., East Aurora, 14052.