For the 28th 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. This year's show opens Sunday, March 3, with a free public reception from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport.
Twenty-three schools are represented in this year's show: Akron, Amherst, C. W. Baker, Cassadaga Valley, Cattaraugus Little Valley, Clarence, Fayetteville-Manilus, 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 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 and white, color, urbanscape, landscape, floralscape, portrait, waterscape, computer generated, still life, journalism/documentary, sports, architecture and animal. In addition, one student from each school will be recognized with a merit award.
The show 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. He was an active participant in the installation of the works, as well as the awards presentation.
Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. The exhibit continues through Sunday, March 24. Gallery hours are: Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 2 until 5 p.m. Kenan Center House Gallery exhibitions are sponsored by M&T Bank, the Kenan Arts Council and the Grigg-Lewis Foundation, with award support provided by The Buffalo News/NeXt and individual sponsors. Award judge is photographer Alec Maslowski.
For more information call 716-433-2617 or visit www.kenancenter.org.
The Kenan Center is a regional community center for arts, education and recreation located on 25 acres in historic Lockport. Facilities include a sports arena, a 153-seat theater, education building, outdoor recreational fields, and the Kenan house, an 1800's Victorian mansion featuring a year-round art gallery and formal gardens.