Arts & Culture

William W. Storrs Retrospective Exhibition public opening on Saturday, January 20th

Paintings by the late artist will be on view January 13th thru February 17th

LOCKPORT, NY: William W. Storrs, who spent his life promoting art and influencing artists in the area, will be remembered with an exhibition of his paintings at the Kenan Center House Gallery this month.

William W. Storrs Retrospective will hold its public opening reception on Sunday, January 20th from 2-5PM. The exhibit will be on view through February 17th and will include both privately-owned works and many paintings that will be available for purchase.

Storrs taught at Avon Central School for four years before coming home and teaching at Lockport High School for more than 30 years. For many years, he taught adults in night school at LSHS. He also taught at Niagara County Community College for 10 years.

“Through his teaching he provided an appreciation of art to several generations, teaching first the children and then the grandchildren of many of his original students,” says Cynthia Cotton, a local artist and daughter of Storrs. “Some of his students went on to be teachers themselves, passing along his love and knowledge of art to even more students.”

Storrs was very active at the Kenan Center and in charge of many of the shows. He started the All-High Photo Show for high school students, which has since been named in his honor. The show is an important part for the high school and the Kenan spring programs.

The exhibition will also include a Tea and Tour on Sunday, February 10, 2019 1-3 p.m. $20 member |$25 for the general public, RSVP required: Kenan Center Business Office or call 716-433-2617.

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