Paintings by the late artist will be on view until Feb. 17
LOCKPORT, NY: William W. Storrs, who spent his life promoting art and influencing artists in the area, currently has an exhibition of his paintings at the Kenan Center House Gallery. The opening reception was postponed due to weather in January, but the public is invited to enjoy a closing reception for the exhibit.
William W. Storrs Retrospective will hold its public closing reception on Sunday, February 17 from 2-5PM. The exhibit includes 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.