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The Kenan Center's Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit, one of the longest-running art shows in Western New York, kicks off with a public reception at 7 tonight in the center's gallery (433 Locust St., Lockport). The exhibition, which features 51 works ranging from sculpture to watercolors by 32 artists, was juried by local artist, collector and Buffalo State College instructor Gerald Mead.

The exhibition began in 1967 and attracts entries from the region's painters, sculptors and photographers working with largely traditional and often naturalistic subject matter. Expect plenty of pastoral scenes, picturesque vistas and blooming flowers. Six awards for the show's best works also will be handed out during Friday's reception.

For more information, visit www.kenancenter.org or call 433-2617.

-- Colin Dabkowski