Past Event – Unveiling New Sign for Buchanan Art Center

The Roti Roti Family with the new sign for Roti Roti Art Center of Buchanan
Left to Right: Mary Roti Roti Rogers, Jon Roti Roti, Donna Resetar, Elizabeth Roti Roti Hendrick
Photo by Rebecka Hoyt

Unveiling New Sign for Buchanan Art Center

Just before the noon hour on Saturday, June 11 2022 the Buchanan Art Center was given a new name along with a new sign showcasing the name of “Roti Roti Art Center of Buchanan.” The sign was redesigned with a similar feel with white lettering on a background of a teal – light green color by Alec Graveson who donated his work. Siblings: Donna Resetar, Elizabeth Roti Roti Hendrick, Mary Roti Roti Rogers and Jon Roti Roti removed the green covering that was placed over the redesigned sign.

Martha Boyard (Ex- Executive Director of BAC) speaks at the event with Joe Roti Roti on screen (his family honored with renaming), Photo by Rebecka Hoyt
Michael Rowland explains how Michigan Gateway Community Foundation is to manage Joe Roti Roti’s donations to the Art Center in perpetuity, Photo by Rebecka Hoyt

The Roti Roti Family boosted the endowment as the mother, Shirley Roti Roti has made many contributions including her art at the art center. “In 1978, Shirley became a founding member of the Buchanan Fine Arts Council; she remained a member for the next 27 years.” (p. 29. The Roti Roti Family in Buchanan, E. Roti Roti (Pilley) Hendrick) She was the art teacher at Buchanan High School and retired in 1982. Mrs. Roti Roti (a charter member on the first board) was all hands on deck at the start of Buchanan Art Center and also “helped design the Art Center logo that was unveiled in 2008.” (p. 31. The Roti Roti Family in Buchanan, E. Roti Roti (Pilley) Hendrick)

New Name Sign Ready to be Unveiled, Photo by Rebecka Hoyt

You would probably be safe to say that she has been one of the oldest citizens of Buchanan to partake in the Art Center’s activities while she was in her 90+ years young. Shirley lived a long life and passed in April of 2020. So please go and check out the new sign and maybe they have a little booklet for you to read called, The Roti Roti Family in Buchanan, by Elizabeth Roti Roti (Pilley) Hendrick, assisted by Donna Roti Roti Resetar; illustrated with family photographs and art by Shirley Louise Roti Roti. The booklet gives you family history and how they made their adventure to the United States “To live the American Dream.”

The Roti Roti Family unveil the new sign for Roti Roti Art Center of Buchanan
Left to Right: Mary Roti Roti Rogers, Jon Roti Roti, Donna Resetar, Elizabeth Roti Roti Hendrick
Photo by Rebecka Hoyt

Past Event Details:
  • What: “New Again” Renaming Event
  • Who: Buchanan Art Center / Roti Roti Art Center of Buchanan
  • Where: 117 W Front St
  • When: Saturday, June 11, 2022
    • 10:45am Doors open for members, friends, and families
    • 11:15am A VERY special program
    • 11:45am We’re “New” Again! Help us unveil our New Sign
  • Details:
    • Light refreshments will be served.
    • No registration or reservations needed.
Roti Roti Family in Buchanan, Image provided by Buchanan Art Center

About Roti Roti Art Center of Buchanan: The mission of the Roti Roti Art Center of Buchanan is to provide a place in our community dedicated to nurturing the arts by providing a quality educational program for all ages, as well as gallery exhibits, sales opportunities, and a gift shop that are supportive of class offerings and local artists, thereby enabling the Center to creatively enlist the power of the arts in promoting positive social change.

www.buchananartcenter.com

  • Hours:
    • Wed-Sun ~ Noon-6
    • Mon-Tue ~ Closed (Classes Only)

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