The Kenan Center, a hub for art, education and recreation in Lockport, will exhibit for the first time the Kenan Collection.

The works, donated over the years by various artists who considered the Kenan the perfect home for their pieces, stretches across decades and represents the artistic fabric of the region.

The Kenan Center has had dozens of works donated throughout the past the half century. Prominent local names in the collection include Joe Whalen, Coni Minneci and Olivia McConnell. One of the oldest pieces in the collection is an untitled piece by George A. Renouard from the early 1900’s.

“We are thrilled to finally share this collection of fine works with our community,” said Alyssa Mays, events and programs manager. “Each room in the Kenan House Gallery will exhibit works by artisans who have supported, exhibited or have been involved with the Kenan in some capacity. We are happy so many artists have chosen to call the Kenan home for their works.”

The exhibition will open with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The exhibition will be on view through July 21 during gallery hours. Follow the Kenan Center on social media for gallery hours and closings.

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