Art Exhibit in the Chur Gallery - Roycroft Master Artisan, Holly Bird

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Holly Bird is an award-winning printmaker, artist, and graphic designer residing in Palm Harbor, FL. She produces linoleum and woodcut block-prints and copper-plate etchings in her private home workshop, Studio Ibis. She finds pleasure in getting her hands inky and creating non-digital, archival works of art in multiples using centuries-old methods.

An avid, lifelong sailor, former Sea Scout leader and keel boat racer, Holly’s block prints reflect her love for traditional small craft sailing and Florida’s coastal waterways. In contrast, her drawings, etchings, and mezzotints are more personal and differ in tone. They reflect her deep love of line drawing and are more mythic and Faery Tale in nature. The exhibit will run from July 7th – September 7th, 2018. For further information, call 716-655-0261.


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Speciality Tour - Roycroft Tower Tour

Our most popular tour 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. These spaces are usually closed off to the general public. Don't miss this one of a kind opportunity.

Ticket Price $30
Space is limited and reservations are required. Click on the dates below for more information and to register:

Wednesday, August 22nd from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday, September 19th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm





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Speciality Tour - Roycroft Garden Tour

Walk the grounds of the National Historic Landmark, Roycroft Campus on the hour long specialty tour. Learn about the past, present and future of the Roycroft gardens, as you explore the plants and trees that are in bloom. Guests will also learn about the importance of nature in the Arts & Crafts movement, and the Roycroft farms located in the vicinity of East Aurora.

Ticket Price $15
Space is limited and reservations are required. Click on the dates below for more information and to register:

Wednesday, August 22nd from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Thursday, August 30th from 11:00am - 12:00pm





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Worldclass painter Constance Payne will be visiting East Aurora for her new exhibit at Meibohm Fine Art opening September 14th. While she's in town, Ms. Payne will be giving two presentations on the Roycroft Campus:

Saturday, September 15th at 10am: New Work: Hounds, Horses and Masters of the Past

Through years of research and travel, Constance Payne has edited down in this hour presentation, the guiding principles which will enable you to decipher “Is it art, or is it Memorex?” If your desire is to paint the form and character of dogs, horses and the natural world or if you want to expand your understanding of what attributes separate a true work of art from today’s commercial barrage of animal portraiture, this presentation will offer you a vision beyond the internet, social media, university education or academy pedagogy.

Sunday, September 16th at 11am: Creating the Roycroft Murals: The Four Seasons

In this presentation Constance Payne will share her stories from the conceptual onset of the project throughout the execution of the work of the Four Seasons, (the four murals missing from the Roycroft Inn). Entertaining tales, beginning with the acquisitions of acquiring space to create the murals and stories regarding the trials and tribulations of completing what she felt was a tribute to the vision of Alexis Fournier. This presentation will expand ones knowledge not only on the importance of commitment to historic technical materials and ideals, but will share the most important lesson she learned from the project and the ethos she holds true to this day in her own life and work.

These special presentations take place in the Roycroft Power House, 39 South Grove St., East Aurora, NY. A $10 donation is asked for at the door to support the continued restoration of the Campus. For more information click here.



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Upcoming Roycroft Book Club Selections for 2018

The Roycroft Campus Book Club is excited to announce its book selections for 2018. Upcoming titles are:

September : Killers of the Flower Moon - By David Grann

November : What She Ate - By Laura Shaparo

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




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Roycroft Campus 2018 Fall Festival

September 29th and 30th - 10am-5pm

Enjoy the beautiful Roycroft Campus this autumn! Join us for our Fall Art & Antique Show as we feature over 60 artists, antique vendors and cultural groups. While strolling the fall colors on the 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. Other highlights include live music, several lunch options from local food trucks, as well as fresh popped kettle corn and gourmet popcorn.

As always, make sure to visit the Copper Shop Gallery and the Furniture Shop on the Campus. The Copper Shop features the work of over 100 local, national and international artists as well as a variety of unique gifts, artwork, and home décor. The Furniture Shop offers a range of antiquities and additional artist works.

For more information on the Art Shows and how to apply click here.












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