Roycroft Artists In Spotlight In Summer Symposium


Roycroft Artisan Summer Symposium

Wednesday, Aug. 18th 4:30pm (Mountain Time)


On Wednesday, August 18th at 4:30 PM Mountain Time, two Roycroft Renaissance Artisans will tell their story, reveal their processes and answer questions at the Roycroft Artisan Summer Symposium through Zoom– and the symposium is free to attend for the general public!

This special symposium will be hosted by the Colorado Arts & Crafts Society and the Roycrofters At Large Association and will focus on Julie Leidel of The Bungalow Craft and Brian Brace of Brian Brace Fine Furniture. Julie Leidel, who specializes in painting, holds a Master Roycroft Mark and uses acrylic, gouache, and enamel techniques in her artwork. Brian Brace, a woodworker since high school, creates Arts & Crafts style furniture, specializing in the Greene & Green style. During the presentation, the two artisans will each share a 20-30 minute presentation on workshops, process and art form and will answer your questions.

This special symposium will take place August 18th at 4:30 PM Mountain Time. Please use the link provided below at that time:

Meeting ID: 840 7961 2984

Passcode: CACS

For more information, see the Colorado Arts & Crafts Society website at


Design and History: Part 3 Course Wraps with Mid-Century Modernism and the Black Mountain Legacy

Hosted by the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms over Zoom

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The third chapter of the ongoing Zoom online course hosted by the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms wraps up through August with classes on August 21st and 28th detailing the effects of Mid-Century modernism and Western North Carolina’s Black Mountain College as the beneficiary of Bauhaus artists in the 1930s through the 1950s, respectively.

On August 21st, instructor Jonathan Clancy will revisit the style following the International Style and preceding Art Deco that made designers like Russell Wright, Eva Zeisel, Charles and Ray Eames, and Isamu Noguchi and their designs known by the masses; it is a style still widely known today. On August 28th, attendees will hear the story of Black Mountain College, a small college that employed the likes of Walter Gropius, Anni and Joseph Albers, Lyonel Feininger and others. A short drive from Asheville, North Carolina, this center of art, design, craft, dance and engineering historically attracted brilliant minds and is explored in this last session of the series.


Eva Zeisel, Town and Country Salt and Pepper Shakers, ca. 1945. Museum of Modern Art.


Peter Voulkos, Untitled, 1957. Courtesy of Cowan’s Auctions.


Saturday, August 21st – Design at Mid-Century: Softer Modernisms

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 Saturday, August 28th – The Black Mountain Legacy: Bauhaus and Beyond

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