LOCKPORT – The Market Street Art Center will reopen Monday after renovations to its Joseph A. and Kathleen M. Whalen Gallery and to the Art and Soul gift shop, and the center’s first exhibit for 2013 is an exhibition of photography in the Whalen and the Brickroom galleries.
The exhibit features 85 photographs by 30 local and regional photographers. It includes digital, manipulated, film, and traditional darkroom-processed prints. Dennis Stierer, a widely known Lockport photographer, is the judge of the show.
An “opening” reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and the show will continue through March 3. The center, at 247 Market St., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily on Mondays through Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission and refreshments are free.
The center will have more than 15 shows this year, including exhibitions of work by individual artists, artist organizations, a teacher/student show and its annual members’ show. Major exhibits will include a Veterans’ Art Exhibition opening in May, and a Legacy Show opening in July to celebrate 150 years of service by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur in Lockport.