In its fifth year of operation, The Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery is located in the Roycroft Power House and offers a venue for artists to showcase their work that is steeped in the tradition of head, heart and hand craftsmanship. All exhibits are free to the public and open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (unless the building is closed for a private event).


Current Exhibit: 

Marie Gniazdowski of Manya DesignsNecklace image 4

A North Tonawanda native, Marie Gniazdowski started creating and selling art work before she even began grade school. She felt inspired by her father who was a welder and chose to direct her artistic energies into metal working and jewelry design. After obtaining her Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in design, she began exhibiting and selling her work at nationally known craft shows. From there, she earned her Masters Degree in fine art from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Craftsmen. Soon after, Marie began designing and creating models of jewelry and accessories. Now a proud juried Arts & Craftsmen Guild artist and Art Clay Silver-Senior Instructor for the Aida Company, Marie designs and instructs others on how to create beautiful pieces with fine silver clay.

There will be an opening reception Friday, April 26th from 4PM – 9PM in the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery located in The M&T Bank Visitor Center. This opening is in conjunction with East Aurora’s Spring Art Walk, which features various art installations through the village. The exhibit will run from April 26th – June 30th, 2019.

For further information, call 716-655-0261



Upcoming 2019 Exhibit Schedule

  • July 2019 - Julie Leidel: Painting
  • September 2019 - Bill Kuczmanski: Glass
  • November 2019 - Arts & Craftsmen Guild Show


Past Exhibitions:

  • December 2018 - Arts & Craftsmen Guild featuring Mary Ellen Bossert (painting), Karen Carlton (painting) and Mark Wood (woodwork)
  • September 2018 - Juliarose Triebes: Textiles & Keith Wiesinger: Woodwork
  • July 2018 - Holly Bird: Printer
  • April 2018 - Mary Pratt: Pottery
  • February 2018 - Cassandra Boyd: Multimedia Painter
  • November 2017 - Arts & Craftsmen Guild featuring Janice Castiglione (printing and fiber arts), Patricia McDermott (bead artist), Kim O'Sullivan (jewelry), Stephen M. Russ (drawings), Stacy Smith (jewelry), Barbara Strzepka (porcelain painting), John Thiesen (Furniture maker)
  • September 2017 - Elizabeth Andrews: Printmaking
  • July 2017 - Cynthia Hand: Jewelry Designer
  • April 2017 - Bob Maurer: Watercolor Painter
  • February 2017 - Yoshiko Yamamoto: Block Printer
  • September 2016 - Arts & Craftsmen Guild featuring Diane Castle Babcock (printer), Lisa Ballowe (jewelry), Paul Brinkworth (painter), Jim Cordes (wood worker), Katie Gasiecki (jewelry), Marie Gniazdowski (jewelry), Lisa Schreiner (multi media), Vicki Schneider (glass artist) and Yvonne Stoklosa (stained glass)
  • July 2016 - Ron VanOstrand: Metalsmith
  • June 2016 - CJ Hurley: Painter
  • April 2016 - Lisa Schreiner: Multi Media
  • February 2016 - Diane Castle Babcock: Block Printer
  • December 2015 - Charles Clough: Painter
  • September 2015 - West Coast Arts & Crafts featuring Kristine Baker (silk painter), CJ Hurley (painter), Julie Leidel (painter), Natalie Richards (embroidery) and Yoshiko Yamamoto (printmaker)
  • July 2015 - Jim Cordes: Furniture Designer
  • June 2015 - Marie Gniazdowski: Jewelry Designer
  • April 2015 - Marsha VanVlack: Ceramic Artist
  • February 2015 - Melanie Chimento: Photographer

To inquire about exhibiting your work in the Chur Gallery, please contact Amanda Larkowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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