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Kenan Center House Gallery

Admission-free gallery featuring local and regional fine art exhibits with a strong focus on Western New York artists.

Gallery Hours

Current Hours: Monday-Friday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

The gallery is closed on Saturdays until after Labor Day as well as major holidays, and occasionally closed due to private functions. If traveling, call (716) 43-2617 to confirm that the gallery is open the day you wish to visit.

UPCOMING 2014 EXHIBITS

Sharing the Spotlight: A Decade of Painting by Coni Minneci, September 7-October 12, 2014
Tea & Tour in the Gallery, September 21, 1-3 pm

Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, October 19-November 16, 2014

About the Kenan Center House Gallery

Support for the Kenan House Gallery Exhibitions 2014 is provided by M&T Bank, the Grigg Lewis Foundation, Kenan Arts Council, and Kenan Quilters' Guild.

CURRENT EXHIBIT, 2014

Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit

July 27-August 29, 2014

The Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust Street, Lockport will present the Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit (NFAE,) July 27 through August 29, featuring artisans from the western and central New York region working in a variety of 2- and 3-dimensional media. Gallery hours are: Monday-Friday, 12 noon-5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 p.m. A free public reception and awards presentation will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Fifty-one artists were selected for the show. They are: Paul Alico; Robert Bemisderfer; Karen Carbonara; Margaret Carney; Daniel Chadwick; Brenda Cretney; Beverly DiPalma; Ric Feeney; Beverly Fink; Sharon Fundalinski; Cynthia Gawley; Kristine Gazzo; Kathleen S. Giles; John Glennie; Anita Gullo-Eardley; Joan Hambleton; Judy Hartke; Charles Houseman; Carol Koziol Clark; Pat Kraus; John Lagomaggiore; Joan Langley-Shaw; Nancy C. Mariani; Carol Mathewson; Maureen Matthews-Toth; Manning McCandlish; Kathleen McDonnell; Kelsey Merkle; John Merlino; Christine A. Miller; George Miller; Donna Miska; Fran Noonan; Cindi O’Mara; Betty Pitts-Foster; Rose Popper; M. Scott Reagan; Robert J. Rimmer; Joan Saba; Carl Schifano; Kathy Schifano; Carol Siracuse; Rose Marie Sroka; Dennis Stierer; E. Jane Stoddard; Sally Treanor; Orlando Vanich; David Vitrano; Dody Walter; Joseph Whalen, and Bill Wilson.

Since 1967, the Kenan Center’s Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit has provided a forum for significant new works by artists from the Niagara region. The juried show features a variety of media including oils, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, photography, pen and ink, charcoal, and terra cotta sculpture.

Seven cash awards will be presented during the opening reception including Best of Show, Juror’s Choice Purchase Award, the Sheila Whalen Memorial Realism in Drawing Award, the Julia Beamer Memorial Award, and three Awards of Excellence. In addition, three Honorable Mention Awards will be given.

Juror for the show is watercolor artist, Jodie Ziehm. She is a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Art Dialogue, Buffalo Niagara Art Association, Fine Arts League of Buffalo, where she coordinated life drawing classes for many years, and the Carnegie Art Center where she is a past board member. She has participated in many group and solo gallery exhibitions, both locally and nationally and has won numerous awards. Sponsors of the 2014 Kenan Center Gallery exhibits are M & T Bank, Kenan Arts Council, the Grigg Lewis Foundation, and Kenan Quilters’ Guild. For more information, call (716) 433-2617 or go to www.kenancenter.org.

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Buffalo Niagara Art Association

June 22-July 20, 2014

The Kenan Center Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport, will host an exhibit by members of the Buffalo Niagara Art Association opening Sunday, June 20 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit continues through July 22 (closed July 4-6). Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, noon-5 pm and Sunday, 2-5 pm. Juror for the exhibit was Coni Minecci.

The exhibit will feature 65 works by 33 artists. They are: Dennis Bertram, Anna Boccio, Paula Borkowski, Karen Carbonara, Thomas Coyne, Enid Edelman, Joan Hambleton, Jean Jain, Paulette Jurek, Patricia Kraus, Ryan Matthew, Maureen Matthews, Cindi O’Mara, Jean MacDonald, Manning McCandlish, Eileen McNamara, Fran Noonan, Kathleen O’Donnell, Catherine P. O’Neill, Linda Piper, Sherrill Primo, Marie Prince, Judie Pufpaff, Margaret Raab, Len Rusin, Kath Schifano, Patricia Sciandra, Joan Langley Shaw, E. J. Stoddard, Mimi Swados, Joan Turrell, Dienna Wienholtz, and Jody Ziehm.

The Buffalo Niagara Art Association (BNAA) is a diverse group of artists with styles ranging from photo realism to lyrical abstraction. The mission of BNAA is to foster a bond between artists, promoting understanding and interest in the creative arts.

Originally known as the Amherst Society of Artists (founded in March 1955), the Buffalo Niagara Art Association changed its name in 2006 to reflect the more diverse geographical area in which the members live.

For more information go online to www.kenancenter.org or call 433-2617.

Rita Argen Auerbach: Chronicle of a 40-Year Career in Watercolor

May 4-June 15, 2014

The Kenan Center is proud to present, “Rita Argen Auerbach: Chronicle of a 40-Year Career in Watercolor,” May 4-June 15. An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, May 4 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust St, Lockport.

An internationally recognized watercolorist and educator, Auerbach’s work has strongly focused on Buffalo architecture, Chautauqua Institution’s Victoriana, and landscapes inspired by her frequent travels here and abroad. Her paintings are represented in numerous museum, public and private collections, and have appeared in both curated and solo exhibitions at Kenan Center, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University, Hallwalls, and Art Dialogue Gallery, among others, as well as at Chautauqua Institution.

Auerbach received her B.S. and M.S. in Art Education from SUNY Buffalo State College. She taught for twenty years in the Clarence Central School district, serving as Art Department Chair from 1992-1994. Auerbach has also been the recipient of numerous awards, and served in leadership positions throughout her career including President of the Buffalo Society of Artists and Charter/Vice President of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society.

This exhibit will feature a broad spectrum of Auerbach’s work including Western New York landscapes and architecture, works from her Frank Lloyd Wright series, plus florals, scenes from travel abroad, and still lifes.

Exhibit hours are M-F, noon-5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 2-5 pm. The exhibit will be open special hours during 100 American Craftsmen: 11 am-5 pm, May 31 and noon-4 pm, June 1. The Gallery will be closed May 24-26, 30, and June 2, and Saturdays starting June 7.

A Tea & Tour in the Gallery will be held on Sunday, June 8. The event includes light luncheon fare and assorted sweet confections and teas followed by a conversation with the artist. Cost is $20 per person; advance reservations are required by calling 433-2617.

Patron sponsors of the Auerbach exhibit are Francis and Cindy Letro, Jim and Joy Brandys, and William Magavern.

Storrs All High Photo Show

April 6-27, 2014

For the twenty-ninth year, the Kenan Center in Lockport will present the STORRS ALL HIGH PHOTO SHOW, featuring the work of high school students from across western and central New York State. This year’s show opens Sunday, April 6, with a free public reception from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust Street in Lockport. Awards will be presented at 3:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit continues through Sunday, April 27. Kenan Center House Gallery exhibitions are generously sponsored by M&T Bank, Kenan Arts Council, Grigg Lewis Foundation, and Kenan Quilters’ Guild. Award support for this exhibit was provided by The Buffalo News/NeXt and individual sponsors.

Twenty-seven schools are represented in this year’s show. They are: Akron; Alden; Amherst; Cassadaga Valley; Cattaraugus Little Valley; Charter School for Applied Technology; Clarence; C. W. Baker; Genesee Valley; Kenmore East; Kenmore West; Lewiston-Porter; Lockport; Mt. St. Mary’s Academy; Newfane; North-Rose Wolcott; North Tonawanda; Palmyra-Macedon; Pembroke; Royalton-Hartland; Skaneateles; Southwestern; Sweet Home; Tonawanda; West Genesee; Williamsville East and Williamsville North.

Sixteen category awards will be presented. They are: Best School Overall, Best of Show, Student Processed and Best of Show Commercially Processed; Black & White, Color, Urbanscape; Landscape, Floralscape, Portrait, Waterscape, Computer Generated, Still Life, Journalism/Documentary; Sports, Architecture, and Animal. In addition, one student from each school is recognized with a merit award.

The exhibit is named in honor of Lockport artist, William Storrs, who passed away in 2005. An accomplished artist and long-time contributor to visual arts programming at the Kenan Center, Storrs was instrumental in starting the All High Photo Show which was designed to showcase the photographic work of high school students throughout Western New York, and was an active participant in the installation of the works as well as the awards presentation.

The Kenan Center is a regional community center for arts, education and recreation located on 25 acres in historic Lockport, New York. Facilities include a sports arena, a 153-seat theater, education building, outdoor recreational fields, and the Kenan house, a mid-19th century Italianate design, featuring a year-round art gallery and formal gardens. For more information call (716) 433-2617 or find us online at www.kenancenter.org; Twitter @kenanlockport, and on Facebook.

Greenan@Kenan

February 23-March 30, 2014

The Kenan Center is pleased to present a solo exhibition by artist Amy Greenan. “Greenan@Kenan” opens with an artist reception on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. The show will be on exhibit through March 30, 2014. The Kenan Center 2014 gallery exhibitions are sponsored by M&T Bank, Kenan Arts Council, Grigg Lewis Foundation, and Kenan Quilters' Guild.

Fine artist Amy Greenan was born and raised in Western New York. She studied at SUNY Purchase (BFA, 1993), and the University at Buffalo (MFA, 2007). Her first post-graduate solo show took place at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum in 2009. It was part of the TopSpin series, introducing emerging artists; the show brought her to the attention of serious collectors and institutions.

Her artwork has since been shown internationally, and has been accessioned into the permanent collections of the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY, the Gibson Gallery at SUNY Potsdam, and the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS. Greenan works and lives in Niagara Falls, NY.

“The Kenan Center is especially excited to present Amy Greenan’s artwork,” said Susan Przybyl, executive director of the Center. “Amy is a rising talent. The Kenan Center Gallery is a perfect venue in which to showcase her diverse artistic strengths.”

Greenan is represented by Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary. Said Brownrout, “This is a great opportunity to view an extensive selection of Amy’s artwork. It is her most comprehensive exhibition to date.”

UnreLuctant: A Solo Exhibit of Paintings by Lin Xia Jiang

January 12-February 16, 2014

The Kenan Center is proud to present a solo exhibit of paintings of Lin Xia Jiang, January 12-February 16, with a free public reception to be held Sunday, January 19. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 pm. The Gallery will be closed Monday, January 20. Jiang is currently a professor of Art and coordinator of the Painting and Drawing program in the Fine Arts Department at Buffalo State College. Educated both in China and the United States, Jiang has exhibited his paintings regionally, nationally and internationally. His paintings are in numerous private, cooperative and public collections which include those of Phillip Morris Company Inc., New York; Rantrack Cooperation, Seattle; Oregon Health Sciences University; Oregon State University, the State University of New York at Potsdam, New York; Burchfield-Penny Art Center, Buffalo, New York; Buffalo State College; Roswell Cancer Research Institute in Buffalo, NY and Japan.

Mr. Jiang has been invited as guest juror, visiting artist lecturer and panelist by institutions and organizations such as the School of Art at Rochester Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, St. Lawrence University, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Wuhan University in China, School of Fine Arts at the Capital Normal University in Beijing and The School of Fine Arts at Hainan University in China. His painting and drawings have been published in art publications and books, including "New American Paintings", “Imaging the Word", “Drawing from Life", "LA Biennial International Invitational 2001", "Studio Visit 2010", "Figurama 2010", and "New Art International." A frequent award recipient at juried shows, locally Mr. Jiang’s work has been chosen for exhibitions at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penny Art Center, and Carnegie Art Center.

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Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society

October 20-November 17

The Kenan Center House Gallery will host the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society fall members’ exhibit, October 20 through November 17. The juried show features 46 artists and 74 works. A free public reception and awards presentation will take place on Sunday, October 20 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, noon-5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Gallery will be closed October 27 and November 9 for private events and November 11 for Veteran's Day.

Selected artists are:
Mary Ann Bartos Casamento, Katherine Belly, Robert Bemisderfer, Todd Chalk, Carol Koziol Clark, Robin Zefers Clark, Brenda Cretney, Beverly DiPalma, Kathleen Dworak, Mike Eagle, Kenneth Faust, Ric Feeney, Anne Gayley, Kathleen S. Giles, Mary Ellen Hanna, Mary Hardegen, Aline Herion, Charlotte Huntley, Ilona Borka Juhasz, Patricia Kraus, Kandida Kubala, Martha Kutas, Pat Leonard, Ray Lockhart, Manning McCandlish, Julie McIndoo, Kaaren Metcalf, Diane Meyer, Janine Moore, Catherine O’Neill, Colette Paul, Patricia Prechtl, Marie Prince, DeEtta Silvestro, Carol Siracuse, Evette Slaughter, Mabe Sorensen, Denise Sperry, Norine Spurling, E. Jane Stoddard, Helen Vlahopoulos, Peggy Walker, Dody Walter, Deanna Weinholtz, Joseph Whalen, and Jody Ziehm.

Juror for the exhibit is Anne Abgott. A native of Canada, Abgott maintains studios in Cortez, Florida and Linville, North Carolina. She is the author of the “Daring Color," published by North Light Books and is among the artists who have been selected for “Splash 11.” Abgott is the past President of the Florida Watercolor Society and the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, and is a long time member of the Board of Directors of Art Center Manatee in Bradenton, Florida and chairs their Education Department. Abgott teaches workshops all over the United States and Canada. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society as well as the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. Her original paintings as well as gicleé prints are on display at Art Up Town, Sarasota, Florida, Island Gallery West, Anna Maria Island, Florida and Art Cellar in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society (NFWS) was formed over 30 years ago and is dedicated to the medium of transparent watercolor. The purpose of the society is to foster the advancement of the art of watercolor painting, and to inform and educate the general public through exhibitions, lectures and painting demonstrations of the best that is currently being done in the medium. With over 250 members, the group organizes two yearly members exhibition's, one of which is a Biennial National Exhibition. NFWS invites internationally recognized artists to give workshops at local venues twice yearly. At its monthly meetings, local artists give painting demonstrations, and all are welcome to attend. Membership is open to anyone.

Thomas Aquinas Daly ~ Quiet Places

July 28-September 8, 2013

The Kenan Center House Gallery, Lockport, will present an exhibit of works by American contemporary landscape and still life painter, Thomas Aquinas Daly, opening Sunday, July 28, 2:00-5:00 p.m., and continuing through Sunday, September 8.

Combining strong graphic design with a sophisticated sense of color and shape, Daly has drawn an appreciative audience far beyond the realm of outdoor art. Yet, his personal relationship with the natural world strikes an emotional chord familiar to sportsmen and naturalists as well, earning him a position at the top of the sporting art genre. "His work is about the land - quiet, confident meditations upon the spirit of a place without the need for assertiveness," wrote one critic. As a virtuoso of the watercolor medium, perhaps Daly's preeminent skill is in describing the myriad nuances of light and atmosphere that are apparent only to one intimately attuned to the vagaries of his environment.

A native of Niagara Falls, New York, Daly was educated as a graphic artist at the University of Buffalo, Daly spent 23 years working in the commercial printing business before leaving it in 1981 to devote his full attention to painting. Since then, his work has been displayed in numerous solo exhibitions at galleries, museums and universities throughout the country. President Gerald R. Ford recognized Daly's talent by awarding him Grand Central Art Gallery's Gold Medal at the opening of his 1987 show in New York. In addition to painting, Daly has produced two books: Painting Nature's Quiet Places (Watson-Guptill,1985) and The Art of Thomas Aquinas Daly: The Painting Season (1998).

His paintings have also appeared in several other publications, among them: The Ultimate Fishing Book, The Sweet of the Year, The Sporting Life, Atlantic Salmon Chronicles and The Art of Shooting Flying. Additionally his work has been featured in periodicals such as Gray's Sporting Journal, Arts Magazine, American Artist, Sports Afield, Sporting Classics, Wildlife Art News, Southwest Art, and Watercolor.

Gallery hours for the exhibit are: Monday-Friday noon-5:00 p.m.; Sundays, 2:00-5:00 p.m. The Gallery will be closed August 31-September 3.

Margaret M. Martin ~ A Watercolor Perspective

May 19-July 12, 2013

The Kenan Center House Gallery, Lockport, presents “MARGARET M. MARTIN ~ A WATERCOLOR PERSPECTIVE,” May 19 through July 12. The exhibit is curated by Beth Pedersen and Jerome Chesley.

Martin (1940-2012), a Buffalo native, was a highly accomplished watercolorist who maintained a studio on Elmwood Avenue until 2012. A graduate of Boston University, Martin began her career as a graphic designer and advertising art director before returning to Buffalo where she took up painting full time. Martin was a founding member of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and Midwest Watercolor Society, among others.

Many of her works are included in corporate, public and private collections including in the Taiwan Art Institute Museum, and Universal Studios featured her work, "Urban Tapestry,” in the movie “Bruce Almighty.”

Listed in Who’s Who of America, her work has been included in numerous books and publications including: Watercolor, Spring 2004; Splash 1 & 2; Watercolor Magic, 1996; The Best of Floral Painting; and numerous others. Martin also authored an instructional book on watercolor painting titled, “No More Wishy Washy Watercolors,” and many of her paintings were featured in, “Great Lake Effects,” a cookbook published in 1997 by the Buffalo Junior Service League.

Gallery hours for the exhibit are: May 20-May 28, noon-5:00 p.m. During 100 American Craftsmen, the Gallery will be open Saturday, June 1, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, noon-4:00 p.m. Hours starting June 4 will be Monday-Friday noon-5:00 p.m. and Sundays, 2:00-5:00 p.m. The Gallery will be closed May 25-27 and May 31; June 3, July 4-7, and July 13 and 14.

Sponsors for the 2013 gallery exhibits are M&T Bank, the Kenan Arts Council, and the Grigg-Lewis Foundation. The Kenan Center House Gallery is located at 433 Locust St, Lockport. For more information, to online to www.kenancenter.org or call (716) 433-2617.

A Passion for Detail: The Watercolors of E. Jane Stoddard & Kathleen E. Dworak

April 7-May 12, 2013

E. Jane Stoddard and Kathleen Dworak say that after seeing their upcoming exhibit, you’ll never think of watercolors in same way. In fact, both artists have made names for themselves as multi-award-winning painters by “expanding the parameters of what watercolor can be.” The proof will be on display at the Kenan Center House Gallery in Lockport when the two present their first combined exhibit titled, “A Passion for Detail: The Watercolors of E. Jane Stoddard and Kathleen E. Dworak.” The exhibit opens Sunday, April 7 with a free public reception from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and continues through May 12. Gallery hours are: Monday-Friday, noon-5:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sponsors of the Kenan Center Gallery 2013 exhibits are M & T Bank, the Kenan Arts Council, and the Grigg-Lewis Foundation.

Jane Stoddard, an East Amherst resident, began her career as an oil painter; she feels this greatly enhances her work as a watercolorist. Her approach is highly personalized – she makes her own rules and follows her own instincts. As a result, she creates highly detailed paintings of architecture, marine subjects, and market scenes in purely transparent watercolor utilizing glazing and layering techniques. Stoddard’s work has been exhibited regionally and nationally and has garnered top awards for excellence. She is also a signature member of regional and national watercolor societies, and has had her work published in Watercolor Magic Artist’s Magazine. Stoddard’s work is represented locally at Partners in Art in North Tonawanda, and at the Peno Gallery in Cleveland.

Clarence Center resident Kathleen Dworak’s work is filled with crisp lines, bold colors, and subject matter rarely captured in watercolor. A series of motorcycle paintings has been her major focus of late. Capturing the intricate details of the engines coupled with the abstracted reflections in the chrome has proven to be both artistically challenging and deeply rewarding. Dworak began her artistic career studying in the Berkshires with artist Dot Huntley. She continued her art studies in Boston and later, after returning to Western New York, continued to focus on watercolors with local artists. In addition to being featured in numerous juried exhibits, Dworak is a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists, the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, the East Aurora Art Society, and is a signature member of the Missouri Watercolor Society. One of Dworak’s most notable public works was the Clarence Bicentennial poster which featured her painting “Blue Irises.”

The Kenan Center House Gallery is located in the Kenan House, 433 Locust Street, Lockport. An active exhibition space since 1966 when it featured the works of Charles Burchfield and, in 2011, his daughter, the late Catherine Parker, the Kenan Center House Gallery averages eight exhibits annually of local, regional and national artists. For more information, call (716) 433-2617 or go to www.kenancenter.org.

All High Photo Show Awardees

The 28th Annual Storrs All-High Photo Show opened at the Kenan Center House gallery on Sunday, March 3 with 24 high schools from across western and central New York State represented. Awards were presented by Kenan Center Executive Director Susan Przybyl, Art Committee members Manning McCandlish and Bruce Ader, and award donor Henry Beamer. Taking top honor for Best School Overall was Skaneateles High School represented by instructor Linda Torrey. In addition, two students from Skaneateles received top awards: Madeline Adams for Best Animal Photo and Matt Payne for Best Computer Generated/Manipulated Photo.

Additional top award winners were:
Best of Show Student Processed, Melissa Carey, Lewiston-Porter
Best of Show Commercially Processed, Cassie Belden, Kenmore East
Best Black & White, Nick Blackwell, Pembroke High School
Best Color, Jeff Lavin, Ashley Gielow, Akron Central High School
Best Urbanscape, Erica Moser, Williamsville East
Best Landscape, Sam O’Connor, Kenmore West
Best Architecture, Amber Wade, Lewiston-Porter High School
Best Sports, Grace Zabielski, Kenmore West
Best Floral, Katya Pechacek, Fayetteville-Manlius High School
Best Portrait, Blake Peterson, Southwestern High School
Best Waterscape, Brittany Woodard, Cassadaga Valley High School
Best Still Life, Magen Peters, Pembroke High School
Next Vision Award of Excellence, Jennifer Janowsky, Southwestern High School
Best Documentary/Photojournalism, Jamie Warecki, Cattaraugus Little Valley High School

One student from each school received a merit award ribbon. Winners were:
Akron High School, Tracey Johnson; Amherst Central High School, Priscilla Ralph; C. W. Baker High School, Sydney Barbato; Cassadaga Valley, Jennifer Holley; Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School, Felicia Blair; Clarence High School, Ali Jeffords; Fayetteville-Manlius, Carly Anzalone; Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Braxton Warner; Kenmore East High School, Arielle Tatro; Kenmore West High School, Steven Haefner; Lewiston-Porter High School, Claire Augello; Newfane High School, Kate Bochnewetch; North Rose-Wolcott High School, Emily Cretin; Palmyra-Macedon High School, Kathryn Hill; Pembroke High School, Max Fisher; Randolph Central School, Alex Shipherd; Skaneateles High School, Ryan Nicholson; Southwestern High School, Morgan Palmer; Sweet Home High School, Laryssa Fierle; Tonawanda City School, Rebecca Schuster; Warsaw High School, Noah Herman; West Seneca West High School, Amanda Smith; Williamsville East High School, Caitlin Reilley; and Williamsville North High School, Katrina McCollum.

Storrs All High Photo Show

March 3-24, 2013

For the twenty-eighth year, the Kenan Center in Lockport will present the STORRS ALL HIGH PHOTO SHOW, featuring the work of high school students from across western and central New York State. This year’s show opens Sunday, March 3, with a free public reception from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust Street in Lockport. Awards will be presented at 3:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit continues through Sunday, March 24. Kenan Center House Gallery exhibitions are generously sponsored by M&T Bank, the Kenan Arts Council, and the Grigg-Lewis Foundation, with award support for this exhibit provided by The Buffalo News/NeXt, the Buffalo Society of Artists, and individual sponsors. Award judge is photographer Alec Maslowski.

Twenty-four schools are represented in this year’s show. They are: Akron; Amherst; C. W. Baker; Cassadaga Valley; Cattaraugus Little Valley; Clarence; Fayetteville-Manlius; Genesee Valley Educational Partnership; Kenmore East; Kenmore West; Lewiston-Porter; Newfane; North-Rose Wolcott; Palmyra-Macedon; Pembroke; Randolph; Skaneateles; Southwestern; Sweet Home; Tonawanda; Warsaw; West Seneca, Williamsville East and Williamsville North.

Sixteen category awards will be presented. They are: Best School Overall, Best of Show, Student Processed and Best of Show Commercially Processed; Black & White, Color, Urbanscape; Landscape, Floralscape, Portrait, Waterscape, Computer Generated, Still Life, Journalism/Documentary; Sports, Architecture, and Animal. In addition, one student from each school is recognized with a merit award.

Named in honor of Lockport artist, William Storrs, who passed away in 2005. An accomplished artist and long-time contributor to visual arts programming at the Kenan Center, Storrs was instrumental in starting the All High Photo Show which was designed to showcase the photographic work of high school students throughout Western New York, and was an active participant in the installation of the works as well as the awards presentation.

Joe Whalen & Some Friends

January 13-February 24, 2013

The Kenan Center is proud to present an exhibit of works by iconic Lockport artist, Joe Whalen, along with a selection of works by more than a dozen fellow artists who Whalen taught, mentored, or simply called colleague and friend. Those confirmed to date are: Joseph Buzckowski, Jack DiMaggio, Kris Gazzo, Kathleen Giles, Jennifer Kursten, Don Little, Paul Martin, Manning McCandlish, Doug and Dave Michalski, Clayton Rickard, Bob Rimmer, Joan Shaw, Mark Wald, Dody Walters and Jeff Watkins.

Aptly titled, “Joe Whalen and Some Friends,” the exhibit opens with a free public reception Sunday, January 13 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Kenan Center House Gallery, January 13 and runs through February 24. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00-5:00 p.m. The gallery will be closed January 21. Major sponsor of the exhibit is M & T Bank.

Whalen studied art at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Buffalo State College and the Albright Art School. In addition, he completed graduate work at the University of Buffalo and Niagara University, and Buffalo State College.

Having taught for about thirty-five years in public schools, especially in junior high and part-time at N.C.C.C., and private lessons in his summer studio at Olcott Beach. Whalen also spent four summers in the medical illustration department at Roswell Park, and three summers in the Cornell lab in the technical illustration department.

The Kenan Center House Gallery is located in the Kenan House, 433 Locust Street, Lockport. An active exhibition space since 1966 when it featured the works of Charles Burchfield and, in 2011, his daughter, the late Catherine Parker, the Kenan Center House Gallery averages eight exhibits annually of local, regional and national artists. For more information, call (716) 433-2617 or go to www.kenancenter.org.

Situated on 25 beautiful acres in historic Lockport, New York, the Kenan Center is a regional, non-profit community center for arts, education and recreation.

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View photos from the October 9 opening of the Catherine Parker exhibit. An exciting event on a perfect fall afternoon! Check out the Zillycakes cupcakes with mini hand-painted candies depicting one of Parker's paintings!



Artist Joe Whalen presents remarks during the Tea & Shared Memories event on January 23,2011.To view other Kenan Center tagged videos, click the YouTube icon on the screen or subscribe to the Kenan Center YouTube Channel.


ABOUT THE KENAN CENTER HOUSE GALLERY


The Kenan Center House Gallery is located in the Kenan House, 433 Locust Street, Lockport. An active exhibition space since 1966 when it featured the works of Charles Burchfield, the Kenan Center House Gallery averages eight exhibits annually of local, regional and national artists. Committed to fostering artistic expression in young people, the gallery also includes a high school photo exhibit on its calendar each year and has recently added a Student Gallery to recognize and support the work of young artists. The Kenan Center also offers ARTiculations, an on-school-time visual and performing arts program during the school year.



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