100 AMERICAN CRAFTSMEN
ABOUT 100 AMERICAN CRAFTSMEN
The 100 American Craftsmen event will return in 2021, marking 50 years of 100 American Craftsmen! Since its inception in 1970, 100 American Craftsmen has focused exclusively on fine craft art, supporting both established artisans who have reached the highest level of artistic quality, and nurturing new artisans who combine innovative approaches with traditional crafting techniques.
The indoor/outdoor event features lives music, live interactive art, locally made craft beer and wine highlighting the regions cultural sector.
ABOUT THE KENAN CENTER
It has been called a hidden treasure. A historic gem. The cultural heart of the community. Situated on 25 beautiful acres in Lockport, New York, above the historic Erie Canal, the Kenan Center provides art, education, and recreation programs that attract thousands of visitors each year.
The elegant Kenan House—a stunning example of late 19th century Italianate architecture—serves as a year-round gallery displaying the works of local, regional and national artists.
Surrounding the house are landscaped formal gardens—a favorite for summer weddings—that provide a serene respite every season of the year. Two original carriage houses now serve as the Kenan Center Montesorri Preschool and Taylor Theater for adult and family performances.
Cross the expansive lawn and you’ll find the Kenan Arena, site of the Kenan Center’s thriving recreational programs and special events such as the annual 100 American Craftsmen show that attracts artists and visitors from across the country. Whether you’re a collector of quality crafts, history buff, art aficionado, garden walker, theater lover, or backyard traveler, a visit to the Kenan Center is one that is rich in experiences every season of the year!
Learn more about the Kenan Center and our programming at www.kenancenter.org.
IN THE KENAN CENTER HOUSE GALLERY
Extraordinary Forms V: Clay Invitational
This exhibition, featuring full-time ceramics faculty from 4-year institutions in Western New York will be on view in the Kenan House Gallery in Lockport, NY through June 9th. The periodic "Extraordinary Forms" series of exhibitions at the Kenan Center (which focuses on prominent artists in WNY working in craft media) has been guest curated by Gerald Mead since 2007. Extraordinary Forms V: Clay Invitational returns to ceramics to acknowledge the several new ceramics faculty that have begun their careers at their respective institutions since that time and honor the continuing faculty members.
The Kenan House Gallery is open during exhibitions M-F 12-5PM, Sat & Sun 2-5PM