For the 33rd year, the Kenan Center in Lockport will present the Storrs All High Photo Show, featuring photos by students from regional high schools. The show opens Sunday, April 22 with a free public reception from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport.
Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. The exhibit continues through SundayMay 11. Kenan Center House Gallery exhibitions are generously sponsored by M&T Bank, Grigg Lewis Foundation, Kenan Arts Council, Kenan Quilters’ Guild, and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. Award support for this exhibit was provided by The Buffalo News, the Buffalo Society of Artists, and individual sponsors.
Participating schools are Akron, Amherst, Barker, C.W. Baker, Cassadaga Valley, Cattaraugus-Little Valley, Depew, Kenmore East, Kenmore West, Nardin Academy, North Rose-Wolcott, Palmyra-Macedon, Pembroke, Pioneer, Southwestern, Springville Griffith Institute, Sweet Home, Tonawanda, Williamsville East, and Wilson.
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 form each school is recognized with a merit award. Photographer Dennis Stierer is this year’s juror who will select awardees.
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.