Local Arts – Roti Roti Art Center to Receive Endowment to Name Gallery

Roti Roti Art Center to Receive Endowment to Name Gallery

Submitted by Mary Lister, Roti Roti Art Center Interim Executive Director

The Roti Roti Art Center (RRAC) is pleased to announce that Thomas P. Fehlner will donate $100,000 to their endowment at Michigan Gateway Community Foundation. RRAC’s main gallery will be named The Fehlner Family Gallery.  A dedication reception honoring the Fehlner Family will be held at the Center on Sunday, May 7, at 5:30pm. The public is invited to attend.

Thomas P. Fehlner is Emeritus Grace-Rupley Professor of Chemistry at the University of Notre Dame. Tom and his late wife, Nancy, were instrumental in volunteering with the RRAC from its beginning in 2005 to help fund its programming. Tom became more involved with drawing and painting after his retirement from the University. He taught and attended classes at the Center, and helped write grants for capital improvements in the galleries.  He continues to take a keen interest in and support the Center’s activities.

Event Details:
  • Who: Roti Roti Art Center (RRAC) of Buchanan
  • What: Dedication of The Fehlner Family Gallery
  • When: Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 5:30pm
  • Where: Roti Roti Art Center of Buchanan
    • 117 W Front St, Buchanan MI 49107

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. It was founded in 2005 as the Buchanan Art Center, and renamed in 2022 as a result of an endowment from Joseph and Patricia Roti Roti.


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

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