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GALLERY Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit, July 27-August 29

The Gallery will be closed on Sunday, August 24 for a private event.
The Kenan Center is proud to present our bienniual juried exhibition of works by artists from across the Buffalo Niagara region. Fifty-one artists are participating. Join us for a free public reception Sunday, July 27, 2-5 pm. Gallery hours: M-F, Noon-5 pm; Sun, 2-5 pm. Image shown: Bat Flower by Beverly Fink. List of artists.

Award Recipients Announced. Awards were presented on Sunday, July 27. Click here for list of award recipients.

Sharing the Spotlight: A Decade of Painting by Coni Minneci, September 7-October 12

The Kenan Center is proud to present it's third and final solo exhibit featuring WNY woman artists with this exhibit featuring Coni Minneci who, during her 30-year career, produced the highly noted series, A to Z: An Historical Survey of Women Artists, which will be presented in its entirety, along with selected new works and works from public and private collections. Opening Reception: Sunday, September 7, 2-5 pm. Join Coni for a Tea & Tour, September 21. Read more.





PERFORMING ARTS
Rapunzel with Missoula Children's Theatre, October 14-18

MCT is back for a 12th year to present a week-long residency that culminates in two musical productions featuring a cast of local young performers. Visit the Arts page for details on the Group Audition, October 14, and performance date and times.










RECREATION
Fall Registration; Summer Soccer Standings

Registration forms for fall soccer will be mailing shortly, or you can download a form from the Soccer page. New this year is online registration. Visit the Soccer page, and click the links for the age group/division in which you want to register your child or children. Also visit this page for sumnmer soccer standings. For questions regarding schedules, or cancellation of games/practices due to weather, please call the Arena office at 433-2619.





EDUCATION
Watercolor Workshop with Kathleen Giles: October

Ever want to learn the techniques of creating stunning watercolors, even if you've never painted in past? Join Kathleen Giles, one of Western New York's most accomplished and award-winning watercolorists for her one-day class, "Introduction to Watercolor," Saturday, October 4 from 9:30-3:30. Download the flyer here for complete details. Kathleen will also offer a lecture on "Painting Dynamic Flowers" on Monday, September 15 from 10-noon. Download a description here. (Please note that the 3-day class is full.)


Children & Music Together with Mary Dunn

The fall schedule for Children & Music Together is now available on the Education page. Registrations are now being accepted through September 25.

After-School Strings Program: Register Now for 2014/2015

The Kenan Center's After-School Strings Program offers professional instruction to children and adults on the violin, viola and cello. Individual and group lessons are available, and children 3 to 8 have the option of traditional or Suzuki method. Learn more about the program and how to register.

Kenan Center Montessori Preschool

A space is currently available for the program beginning in fall. For information, call the Kenan Center Business Office at 433-2617. The Kenan Center's Montessori Preschool provides multi-sensory, multi-age group learning that's hands-on and child-centered. The program is half-day, 5 days a week. Click here for more details.


RENTALS: Book Now for Your Special Event or Party

The Kenan Center is the perfect setting for a wedding, reception, meeting, or private party. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available. Summer dates are limited and fill up quickly. To learn more about fees and amenities, contact Alyssa Neglia at 433-2617. Click here to read more and download a brochure.





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Be Here! Upcoming Kenan Center Events & Programs:

AUGUST

August 5 NURT Family Performance

SEPTEMBER

September 7 OPENING: Coni Minneci Exhibit

September 11 Quilters' Guild Presentation, Karen Kay Buckley

September 12 Quilters' Guild Workshop, Karen Kay Buckley

September 13 Quilters' Guild Workshop, Karen Kay Buckley

September 13 SPECIAL EVENT: Autumn in the Arena Antique Show

September 21 Tea & Tour with Coni Minneci

OCTOBER

October 4 & 5 SPECIAL EVENT: Niagara Apple Fest

October 9 Quilters' Guild Meeting/Program

October 14 GROUP AUDITION: Missoula Children's Theatre

October 18 Rapunzel with Missoula Children's Theatre

October 18 Quilters' Guild Workshop

October 19 OPENING: Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society National Exhibit

Winter Closing

Weather-related Closings The Kenan Center (Business Office and Gallery) and Preschool are closed when the Lockport Schools are closed due to weather. Events scheduled for days when the Center is closed due to weather may still take place. Please refer to local TV stations for event cancellations. You can also call the Kenan Center Business number at 433-2617 for a recorded voicemail message about cancellations. The Kenan Arena and recreational programs may take place even if the Center is closed. If you have children in a program that is cancelled, you will be contacted. You can also call the Arena at 433-2619 to inquire if a program is cancelled. Generally, a decision to cancel a recreational program is made in the afternoon of a weather-related event. Promoters of special events not hosted by the Kenan Center that are cancelled due to weather are responsible for informing the public about the cancellation of their event. Again, we recommend watching your local news channel for event cancellations.


The Kenan Center is proud to be a member of the Cultural Alliance of Niagara promoting Niagara County's arts and cultural organizations as tourist, recreation and education destinations to the world. To learn more about CAN member organizations, go online to www.niagaraculturals.org





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