Mary Pratt Exhibit Featured at Roycroft Campus
The Roycroft Campus at East Aurora, NY is pleased to welcome potter Mary Pratt, a Master Roycroft Artisan in Ceramics, to The Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery for an art exhibit opening on April 27th, featuring a collection of her nature-inspired pottery. Entering its fourth year of operation, The 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.
Mary Pratt’s inspiration originates from the natural world of her everyday surroundings in her hometown of Fort Atkinson, WI. An ongoing fascination with botanical drawing, scientific depiction of insects, and meticulous medical illustration has dramatically altered Pratt’s approach in handling clay. Creating discriminating, sensitive, artful pottery fulfills and satisfies her creative needs on all levels.
The Campus will host an opening reception for her exhibit on Friday, April 27th from 4 – 9 pm, in conjunction with the East Aurora Art Walk. This event is free and open to the public; guests will have an opportunity to meet Mary and enjoy light refreshments. The exhibit will remain on display in the Chur Family Gallery through June 29th, open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.
For further information on this and other events on the Roycroft Campus, please call (716) 655-0261, 7 days a week from 10 am – 5 pm or visit www.roycroftcampuscorp.com.
The Roycroft Campus Corporation (RCC) is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Roycroft Campus, a National Historic Landmark in East Aurora, New York. From 1895 to 1938, the Roycroft Campus was one of the most successful and well-known components of the Arts & Crafts Movement in the United States, consisting of a community of over 500 artisans and craftspeople led by writer and charismatic leader, Elbert Hubbard. The RCC’s mission is to inspire visitors to experience the creativity, ideals and future of the Arts & Crafts Movement and to further promote and preserve the Roycroft Campus.