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Annual Roycroft Summer Festival to Feature Juried Artisans, Music and Demonstrations
Annual Roycroft Summer Festival to Feature Juried Artisans, Music and Demonstrations

Art and music will dazzle the senses at the 41st annual Roycroft Summer Festival taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 and 25 on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.

The show will feature dozens of juried artisans, including three newly accepted Roycroft Artisans — Leslie Green Guilbault, ceramics; Patricia McDermott, beadwork; and Kathy Cairns-Hendershott, fiber arts. Providing musical entertainment will be Creek Bend on Saturday and the Old Hippies on Sunday.

Roycroft Artisans and Master Artisans will offer free demonstrations of their crafts on both Saturday and Sunday. The demonstration schedule includes the following: 

Saturday, June 24
• 10 to 11 a.m.: Roycroft Master Artisan Margaret Cherre will provide a weaving demonstration.
• 11 a.m. to noon: Roycroft Artisan Peter Potter will discuss “Digital Photography Basics.”
• 1 to 2 p.m.: Roycroft Master Artisan Frank Glapa will demonstrate repousse in the Arts & Crafts style, without “pitch” and using small hand tools most people have in their home workshops.
• 2 to 3 p.m.: Roycroft Master Artisan Natalie Richards will demonstrate Arts & Crafts stitching.

Sunday, June 25
• 10 to 11 a.m.: Roycroft Artisan Peter Potter will discuss “Digital Photography Basics.”
• Noon to 1 p.m.: Roycroft Master Artisan Linda Nagel Meyer will demonstrate “Calligraphy on Paper,” with the opportunity for guests to try their hand at calligraphy.
• 1 to 2 p.m.: Roycroft Master Artisan Frank Glapa will demonstrate repousse in the Arts & Crafts style, without “pitch” and using small hand tools most people have in their home workshops.
• 2 to 3 p.m.: Roycroft Master Artisan Patty Cancilla will demonstrate wire wrapping to create jewelry.

Another highlight of the Summer Festival, the Roycroft Goodie Box will be raffled off at 4 p.m. Sunday. This year’s box, crafted by Roycroft Master Artisan Jack Bartlett, is a quarter-sawn white oak jewelry box that will be accompanied by handcrafted works of art from numerous Roycroft Artisans. The prize is valued at over $5,200!

A food court featuring a variety of tasty options will also be offered throughout the Roycroft Summer Festival.

The Roycrofters-At-Large Association is made up of both artisans and individuals interested in the preservation of the Arts & Crafts Movement. For more information or to become a member, please visit www.ralaweb.com. You can also follow the Roycrofters-At-Large Association on Facebook for frequent updates.

 

 

 

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