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:
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.
Watercolor & Wine - English Lavender
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.
Roycroft History Course
Thursday Evenings starting May 2nd
The Roycroft Campus will be offering a new Roycroft History Course this Spring. A different guest speaker will be leading each class, which takes place Thursday evenings starting May 2nd at 7:00pm in the Museum on the Roycroft Campus (Print Shop), 29 South Grove St. in East Aurora, across the street from the Roycroft Inn.
May 2: Alexis Jean Fournier: The Roycroft "Court" Painter - Grace Meibohm
May 9: Western New York: Epicenter of the American Arts & Crafts Movement - Alan Nowicki
May 16: The Roycrfot and Self-Sufficiency - Mary Jo Graham
May 23: Stickley: An Insider's Look - Mike Danial
Art & Antique Show - June 29 & 30, 2019 10am - 5pm
Enjoy the summer sun on the Roycroft Campus! Join us for our Art & Antique Show as we feature over 70 artists, antique vendors and cultural groups. While strolling the beautiful 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 other snacks and treats.