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Feb
18
Sun
The Salt Between: Narratives in Paint
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Salt Between: Narratives in Paint

January 14-February 25

East Aurora artist and illustrator, Alixandra Martin, presents an exhibition of her work in the Kenan House Gallery kicking off the 2018 gallery schedule.

Solo exhibit of work by East Aurora artist, muralist and illustrator, Alixandra Martin. The collection represents works from three continents and nine countries from over ten years, capturing the people, culture, architecture, and land through the lens of an artist. Included are illustrations that celebrate the history of the Kenan Center in a specially commissioned children’s book entitled, The Place, written by Cynthia Cotten and illustrated by Martin. Gallery hours are M-F, noon-5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Feb
24
Sat
The Salt Between: Narratives in Paint
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Salt Between: Narratives in Paint

January 14-February 25

East Aurora artist and illustrator, Alixandra Martin, presents an exhibition of her work in the Kenan House Gallery kicking off the 2018 gallery schedule.

Solo exhibit of work by East Aurora artist, muralist and illustrator, Alixandra Martin. The collection represents works from three continents and nine countries from over ten years, capturing the people, culture, architecture, and land through the lens of an artist. Included are illustrations that celebrate the history of the Kenan Center in a specially commissioned children’s book entitled, The Place, written by Cynthia Cotten and illustrated by Martin. Gallery hours are M-F, noon-5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Star People Plays Monk
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Star People Plays Monk

February 24

Our popular Jazz at the Taylor kicks off 2018 with a celebration of the great Thelonius Monk featuring an all-star line-up of jazz performers. Tickets now available.

The music of legendary jazz composer Thelonious Monk will be performed by Star People at the Taylor Theater on Saturday, February 24, 2018. This is the first of six programs in the Jazz at the Taylor concert series, produced by Kathleen Rooney in collaboration with the Kenan Center. The show begins at 7:30 PM in the Taylor Theater, a 153-seat converted carriage house on the Center’s campus, providing an intimate, club-like atmosphere. The concert features two full sets of music with refreshments available.

Star People, which performs regularly at Buffalo’s Pausa Art House, features Bobby Militello on alto saxophone, Tim Clarke on trumpet, Brian Tervo on tenor sax, pianist George Caldwell, bassist Bill Staebell, and John Bacon on drums.

Thelonious Sphere Monk was born in North Carolina in 1917 and moved to New York City when he was four years old. By the 1940s he was playing jazz at the famed Harlem nightclub, Minton’s Playhouse, where he and other musicians of the era developed the revolutionary jazz style called Bebop. Some of Monk’s most well-known compositions include “Round Midnight,” “Ruby My Dear,” “Well, You Needn’t,” and “Monk’s Mood.” After recording with a number of labels, in the 1960s recorded with Columbia Records and appeared on the cover of Time. His last appearance was in 1976 at the Newport Jazz Festival. Monk died in Weehawken, NJ in 1982.

Tickets are $15 for Kenan Center members and $20 for the general public. A six-concert series ticket is $75 for members; $100 general public. Tickets are available online at Ticketleap, in person at the Kenan Center Business Office, or can be charged by calling 433-2617 (service fees apply to online and phone orders).  Ample free parking is available onsite. The Taylor Theater is located on the campus of the Kenan Center at 433 Locust Street in Lockport, NY. Because seating is limited, advance tickets are recommended.

SAVE BY PURCHASING A SIX-CONCERT SERIES PACKAGE! Enjoy six concerts performed by some of Western New York’s top jazz musicians. $100 for general admission; $75 for Kenan members. Visit the Performing Arts page for series dates and performances.

Feb
25
Sun
The Salt Between: Narratives in Paint
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Salt Between: Narratives in Paint

January 14-February 25

East Aurora artist and illustrator, Alixandra Martin, presents an exhibition of her work in the Kenan House Gallery kicking off the 2018 gallery schedule.

Solo exhibit of work by East Aurora artist, muralist and illustrator, Alixandra Martin. The collection represents works from three continents and nine countries from over ten years, capturing the people, culture, architecture, and land through the lens of an artist. Included are illustrations that celebrate the history of the Kenan Center in a specially commissioned children’s book entitled, The Place, written by Cynthia Cotten and illustrated by Martin. Gallery hours are M-F, noon-5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Mar
4
Sun
Buffalo Niagara Art Association Exhibit
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Art Association Exhibit

March 4-April 15

Join us for an opening reception for this members exhibit on Sunday, March 4 from 2-5 PM, in the Kenan Center House Gallery.

Featuring work by members of the Buffalo Niagara Art Association in a variety of media. Opening reception Sunday, March 4, 2-5 PM. Gallery hours: M-F, noon-5 PM; Sat & Sun, 2-5 PM. Closed March 30, 31 & April 1.

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