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Apr
25
Sun
A Photographic Celebration of the Erie Canal: Featuring works by F.B. Clench @ Kenan Center House Gallery
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm

A Photographic Celebration of the Erie Canal: Featuring works by F.B. Clench. On view from April 25 through June 6, 2021.

The Lockport Locks Heritage District Corporation, in collaboration with the Kenan Center, presents an exhibit that will trace the life of photographer Frank Bernard Clench and the genesis of photography in the latter part of the 19th Century in upstate New York and Lockport’s Erie Canal. About F.B. Clench’s work.

Lockport photographer Dennis Stierer serves as special consultant in creating and curating the exhibit showcasing examples of early photographic equipment and a collection of F.B. Clench’s work. The second floor of the Kenan House Gallery will include local photographer’s work capturing the Lockport Erie Canal. Local photographers include David Stockton, Kevin Miller, Jeff Tracy, Donna Jordan Dusel & Lee Williams (Pugbully Studio).

Special Event: The Journey from Clay to Bronze: A lecture with Artist Susan Geissler – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Taylor Theater Meeting Room on Sunday, May 2 at 2PM. Reservations required. Susan is the designer and producer of the Lock Tenders Tribute Monument of cast bronze sculptures in the Lockport Locks.
Fee is $5 Member l $10 Not-Yet-A-Member.
Please call 716-433-2617 to make a reservation and pay via the phone or stop in the Kenan Center Business Office at 433 Locust St, Lockport, M-F 9am-5pm.

Covid Guidelines for Event: Per New York State, “Beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings will be required for all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.” Mask-wearing, health screening and temperature scans are required of all patrons. Only 50 tickets are available (33% of Taylor Theater’s capacity), through advance reservations only. Paired seating purchases are required. You will need to purchase seats in twos and you will need to sit with the person you purchased your ticket with. Groups of three or more are encouraged to arrive when doors open to ensure seating in close proximity to each other, however seating together is not guarenteed.

Kenan House Gallery Hours

Monday-Friday, Noon–4PM; Saturday & Sunday, 2-4PM.
Please be advised that the Gallery is closed the following dates during this show:

  • Saturday, May 1
  • Friday, May 7
  • Saturday, May 8
  • Saturday, May 29
  • Sunday, May 30
  • Monday, May 31

Appointments are required for all visits. If there are no appointments scheduled for the day, the gallery will be closed. Please call 716.433.2617 to schedule your visit at least 24 hours prior to your visitation. No admission; $5 donation is greatly appreciated. Per New York State, “Beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings will be required for all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.” Mask-wearing, health screening and temperature scans are required of all patrons. Only 50 tickets are available (33% of Taylor Theater’s capacity), through advance reservations only. Paired seating purchases are required. You will need to purchase seats in twos and you will need to sit with the person you purchased your ticket with. Groups of three or more are encouraged to arrive when doors open to ensure seating in close proximity to each other, however seating together is not guarenteed.

2021 Gallery Exhibit Sponsors

Grigg Lewis Foundation, Kenan Arts Council, Kenan Quilters’ Guild, M&T Bank, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel F. Ward

Program funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.

A Photographic Celebration of the Erie Canal: Featuring works by F.B. Clench @ Kenan House Gallery
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm

A Photographic Celebration of the Erie Canal: Featuring works by F.B. Clench. On view from April 25 through June 6, 2021.

The Lockport Locks Heritage District Corporation, in collaboration with the Kenan Center, presents an exhibit that will trace the life of photographer Frank Bernard Clench and the genesis of photography in the latter part of the 19th Century in upstate New York and Lockport’s Erie Canal. About F.B. Clench’s work.

Lockport photographer Dennis Stierer serves as special consultant in creating and curating the exhibit showcasing examples of early photographic equipment and a collection of F.B. Clench’s work. The second floor of the Kenan House Gallery will include local photographer’s work capturing the Lockport Erie Canal. Local photographers include David Stockton, Kevin Miller, Jeff Tracy, Donna Jordan Dusel & Lee Williams (Pugbully Studio).

Special Event: The Journey from Clay to Bronze: A lecture with Artist Susan Geissler

Taylor Theater Meeting Room on Sunday, May 2 at 2PM. Reservations required. Susan is the designer and producer of the Lock Tenders Tribute Monument of cast bronze sculptures in the Lockport Locks.
Fee is $5 Member l $10 Not-Yet-A-Member.
Please call 716-433-2617 to make a reservation and pay via the phone or stop in the Kenan Center Business Office at 433 Locust St, Lockport, M-F 9am-5pm.

Kenan House Gallery Hours

Monday-Friday, Noon–4PM; Saturday & Sunday, 2-4PM.

Please be advised that the Gallery is closed the following dates during this show:

  • Friday, May 7
  • Saturday, May 8
  • Saturday, May 29
  • Sunday, May 30
  • Monday, May 31

Appointments are required for all visits. If there are no appointments scheduled for the day, the gallery will be closed. Please call 716.433.2617 to schedule your visit at least 24 hours prior to your visitation. No admission; $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

2021 Gallery Exhibit Sponsors

Grigg Lewis Foundation, Kenan Arts Council, Kenan Quilters’ Guild, M&T Bank, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel F. Ward

Program funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.

May
15
Sat
Jazz at the Taylor Presents Nixon, Croft & Goretti Celebrate the music of Chick Corea @ Taylor Theater, Kenan Center
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

For the first time since COVID-19 began, we welcome you into the Taylor Theater on Saturday, May 15th at 7:30pm.

Jazz at the Taylor Presents Nixon, Croft & Goretti Celebrate the Music of Chick Corea on Saturday, May 15th at 7:30pm. For the first time since COVID-19 began, we welcome you into the Taylor Theater to listen to wonderful music performed by a trio of highly accomplished musicians. Nixon, Croft and Goretti is a modern jazz piano trio dedicated to original compositions, as demonstrated by their debut album IN CONGRUENCE (2021). The group features pianist/composer Andrew Nixon, bassist Ed Croft and drummer Joe Goretti.

Tickets are $15 Kenan Members l $20 Not Yet a Kenan Member. This event is near capacity. Please call 716.433.2617 to reserve your tickets.

Andrew Nixon
After several years playing in rock and blues bands, Andrew Nixon discovered jazz in 2006 and began studying with pianist/composer Paul Hofmann (MHRRecords, Eastman School of Music). He went on to earn a master’s degree in music theory in 2012 from the University of Buffalo, where he also studied classical piano and composition. He has since led groups performing at the CMC Jazz Festival, Queen City Jazz Festival and Northwest Jazz Festival. This is Andrew’s first time at the Taylor!

Joe Goretti
Joe Goretti is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music.  His resume includes both live performances and world tours, with TV credits including Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman and The Today Show. He has previously performed with the Ed Croft Trio at the Taylor.

Ed Croft
Ed Croft has been named the winner in the JazzBuffaloPoll  for Upright Bass, as well as the 2019 Rising Star and John Hunt Jazz Artist of the Year awards.  He has performed at the Jazz at the Taylor series since its inception as both a leader and in a variety of ensembles.

The trio will be doing tunes from the Chick Corea album “Now He Sings, Now he Sobs” as well as classics such as Spain, Armando’s Rhumba, Humpty Dumpty and more.  The group will also include some original material as well.

About Chick Corea

Since embarking on a solo career in 1966, Chick has been at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist with Return to Forever, the Elektric Band, and now the electro/acoustic Vigil.

His extensive discography boasts numerous albums, beginning with his 1968 classic, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. On February 9, 2021 Chick passed away from a rare form of cancer. He is a 25-Time Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend, Pianist and Composer.

More information about Chick, his career and his accolades can be found at https://chickcorea.com.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Per New York State, “Beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings will be required for all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.” Mask-wearing, health screening and temperature scans are required of all patrons. Only 50 tickets are available (33% of Taylor Theater’s capacity), through advance reservations only. Paired seating purchases are required. You will need to purchase seats in twos and you will need to sit with the person you purchased your ticket with. Groups of three or more are encouraged to arrive when doors open to ensure seating in close proximity to each other, however seating together is not guarenteed.

 

Jun
5
Sat
In the Garden Series @ Kenan Center Gardens
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 11:00 am

Kenan Center announces this summer In the Gardens events. The fun begins June 5th!

In the gardens summer series brings you all the good that Kenan does into one fun summer!

Yoga in the Gardens

Monday’s July 12 – August 16, 2021 (July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9 & 16)

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Yoga Instructor Stephanie Chesebro of Peaceful Waters Yoga brings to you a meditative class in the Kenan Gardens. Relax doing some yoga as the fountain runs, the birds chirp and the sun shines on your face. Teens (13 years old +), Adults & Seniors are invited to enjoy this event!

All six weeks cost $50/member and $60/non-member. To receive group pricing, purchase has to be made prior to the first class on July 12. Drop in classes or day of sales cost $12 per class.

 

 

Music in the Gardens: Youth Edition

Thursday’s July 15 – August 19, 2021 (July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12 & 19)
10:00am to 11:00am

Bring your kids to a fun music hour in the Kenan Gardens. Connie Allison will lead the group in songs

Kids most ages will enjoy this show but it is geared towards 2-8 year olds.

All six weeks per family cost $50/member and $60/non-member. To receive group pricing, purchase has to be made prior to the first class on July 15. Drop in classes or day of sales cost $12 per class.

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Music in the Gardens

Bring your lawn chair, blanket & snacks and relax in the Kenan Gardens while you listen to some great local musicans!

Mark Mazur Trio
Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 12:00pm
Kenan Center Gardens
FREE/members $20/non-member
Reservations required for members. Please call 433-2617 to reserve a free ticket.

For membership appreciation day, we bring to you the Mark Mazur Trio. Kenan Center Members are invited to enjoy this concert for free! Reservations are required for members. Please call 433-2617 to reserve a free ticket. If you are not yet a member and would like to purchase a member, you can find out more and purchase your membership at https://kenancenter.org/membership/. Membership is as low as $20 and can save you on average $5 a ticket for shows, events and more!

If you do not want to purchase a membership and instead want to purchase a ticket, please purchase below.

Paul Hage & Mirage

Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 6:00pm
$15/member $20/non-member

To celebrate Kenan Center American Craftsmen: 50th Anniversary Weekend, Paul Hage & Mirage is back at the Kenan! Mediterranean-inspired jazz. Genres such as nuevo-flamenco, acid, and smooth jazz are met with classical-style guitar playing from Hage and band-mate Dan Innes, creating an expressive fusion of world music that has become the band’s trademark. Read more about Paul Hage & Mirage here.

Dave Stockton & The Pocket Change Trio!

Saturday, August 7, 2021 @ 12:00pm
$15/member $20/non-member

Lockport friends, we’re bring Dave Stockton and The Pocket Change Trio! A blend of energy, personality & groove, this band played on the Kenan Center porch last year for Coffee with Kenan and impressed the neighborhood. So now they’re back for more!

 

COVID-19 Guidelines

Per New York State, “Beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings will be required for all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.” Mask-wearing, health screening and temperature scans are required of all patrons even for outside venues.

 

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Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.