April 14, 2017 - May 9, 2017

In celebration of the Round House Bakery Café moving into Hubbard Hall (next door to Valley Artisans), our April theme show is all about food. Join us in the Small Gallery to see how our membership interprets food in various media. Member artists will “play with food” in their various media: soft food sculptures made from cloth by Leslie Fuller, fused glass serving pieces by Cheryl Gutmaker, ceramic bowls by Teru Simon, still-life paintings by our oil and acrylic painters, notecards featuring food by Martha Starke and Lise Winne, batiks of colorful veggies by Carol Law Conklin, and photography by guest artist Deb Caponera. And that’s just the icing on the cake. Come see the full buffet. The show opening will be Saturday, April 16, 3-5 pm. (Shown here is a slice of fluffy layer cake made completely from pressed flowers, created by member Martha Starke.)

Here’s the full story on Round House:

Hubbard Hall and the Round House Bakery Café announced that Round House Bakery Café will re-open this spring and operate in the storefront of Hubbard Hall at 25 East Main St. in Cambridge, NY. The Round House Bakery Cafe is currently located at Washington and Main St. in Cambridge in a building that is up for sale. After much consideration, Round House owners Lisa and Scott Carrino felt the move into Hubbard Hall made the most sense for their business and community. The move also serves the Hall’s goals of supporting business on Main Street and offering its customers an even better experience at the Hall.

“Having Round House Bakery Café in the Hall will be such a wonderful addition to all the ways we serve our community,” said Hubbard Hall Executive & Artistic Director David Snider.  “From pre-show dinners to after-show drinks and desserts, the presence of Round House will be a boon for our audiences and our students. And the community will be better able to stay connected with all that we do here on the Hubbard Hall campus.”

When Round House’s current building was put up for sale, a GoFundMe campaign was launched, which raised $75,000 towards a down payment. But it became clear to Lisa and Scott that the purchase of this property would not be the best move for the business. They explored other options, including the closure of the café and shifting their focus entirely to their bakery at Pompanuck. The move into Hubbard Hall will provide a financially sustainable way to keep the business on Main street. The funds raised will be used to grow and equip the café to better serve customers going forward.

“We are both very excited to have the opportunity to start a bright new chapter for our business in the heart of our community in Hubbard Hall – a vital part of our community that we know and love,” said Round House Bakery Café co-owner Scott Carrino. “We’ll have twice the kitchen space with a real stove and proper storage,” said co-owner Lisa Carrino. “We will have more seating and the possibility to have a refrigerated pastry case and more shelving to present our baked goods and retail offerings in a way that we cannot in our present location. We look forward to offering Hall audience members meals and refreshments before and after shows.”